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The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

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1993 Contest 43

£125,000 (Listed price: US$206,825)

Lymington,United Kingdom

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Truly mind-boggling bluewater spec jam-packed into the epic build quality and seakeeping of a Contest hull. Just finishing her circumnavigation and hungry for more adventures. Just check out the kit and then the price - 2013's biggest bargain by far!

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 13 ft 2 inDraft Board/Drive Up 5 ft 8 in 
Engine Make VolvoEngine Model TMD31B 
Length at Waterline 36 ft 3 inLength Overall 42 ft 7 in 
Number of Heads 2Number of Berths 6 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by


The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1590 679811


Brokers Comments:


Fitted out for serious bluewater sailing, JJ MOON has taken her current owners around the world in safety and comfort. Extensively updated in recent years to include everything from generator, solar panels, wind generator, watermaker, Hydrovane self-steering gear, bowthruster, electric sheet winches, SSB, satellite communications, AIS and radar/plotters, she is truly complete.


Priced sensibly for the current market. JJ MOON is the perfect ‘turn key’ option for anyone looking towards Med’-based cruising, the ARC or any similar big adventure.




Overall Measured Length: 43'10" inc. 1'6" w/vane & 1'3" anchor;beam 13'2"


RCD Status: As a yacht constructed and placed in use within EU waters before the 16th June 1998, it is our understanding that she is therefore exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive)


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP hull with laminated transverse and longitudinal reinforcements, engine-foundation and to the hull laminated bulkheads.
  • The hull laminate is constructed of GRP resin, chopped strand mat (CSM) and woven roving (WR) with an extra anti-osmosis layer of resin and an insulated end-grain balsa wood sandwich.
  • The hull is finished in standard cream Contest gelcoat; dark blue stripe, sheer stripe and double waterline
  • Substantial teak rubbing strake with stainless steel rub-strip
  • The deck & superstructure construction consists of GRP deck with laminated foam profiles, with a laminate constructed of GRP resin, chopped strand mat (CSM) and woven roving (WR) with end-grain balsa wood sandwich, and solid GRP laminate in way of all deck fittings.
  • The deck & superstructure is finished in standard cream Contest gelcoat.
  • The hull to deck join is achieved by way of bolts and then laminated
  • Teak laid decking is fitted to the side decks, coachroof, toerail capping, with screws and sealant.
  • Self-draining cockpit with teak slats on cockpit sole and seats

Keel & Rudder:

  • Cast iron fin wing keel externally bolted with acid resistant stainless steel bolts
  • GRP rudder blade with stainless steel rudder shaft, full skeg protection




Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Volvo TMD31B 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 99hp @ 3,800rpm
  • MS4B 1.93:1 reduction gearbox with flexible coupling to the prop shaft
  • Separ fuel/water separator
  • 12vDC engine room blower
  • Fresh water cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
  • Single lever throttle control at helm pedestal
  • Engine control panel in cockpit with rev counter, voltmeter, oil pressure, water temperature and charge alarms


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine Hours: Estimated 6,650
  • Engine serviced: July 2013
  • Cruising speed: approx 6 knots @ approx 2,200rpm
  • Maximum speed: approx 7.5 knots @ approx 3,000 rpm
  • Fuel consumption – approx 3 litres per hour at 1,750rpm / 4 litres per hour at 2,200 rpm


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Whitlock steering pedestal in GRP reinforced polyester with hide covered stainless steel wheel connected to rod-linkage steering system
  • Emergency steering on rudderpost by tiller
  • Sleipner 6hp 12VDC bowthruster – motor refurbished 2012
  • Prop shaft replaced – 2012
  • Cutlass bearing replaced – 2012
  • Volvo dripless shaft seal replaced - 2012
  • 3-bladed Maxprop propeller- overhauled 2012


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.