For Sale by

Contest Brokerage BV

Overleek 5

Fax:  +31 (0)227 540149

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1998 Contest 60

EUR 450,000 (Listed price: US$486,540)

Approx. 45 minutes from Girona airport,Netherlands

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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Other 
Beam 5 m    

Detailed Specifications
LOA: 18/38 m/cm
Beam: 5/00 m/cm
Maximum Draft: 2/40 m/cm

For Sale by

Contest Brokerage BV

Overleek 5

Fax:  +31 (0)227 540149


Alauda IV is pherhaps the best equipped Contest 60 ever built. Still in the hands of her first owner. She has been looked after with great care. The Contest 60 is well known for her fast passagemaking in great comfort. Due to her hydraulics the yacht can be sailed single handed from behind the steering pedestal.Almost all systems all double. Many items have been replaced/renewed/upgraded. Please contact us for more details and to receive the extensive brochure on this great opportunity!

General features

Hull Shape: Rounbilged sandwich hull in Flag blue, teak.stainless steel rubbing strake
Deck Construction/Material: Teak on GRP and in cockpit
Superstructure: GRP with teak
Keel Type: Wing keel
Rudder: Rudder in skeg
Steering: Withlock wheel steering with rod system
Windows: Acrylic in aluminium frames in superstructure (all opening), portholes in hull
Displacement: Approx. 35 tonnes
Ballast: Approx. 13 tonnes
Boatyard: Contest Yachts, The Netherlands
Designer: Doug Petersen, Dick Zaal. Interior styling by Pieter Beeldsnijder
Hull ID: 60004
Clearance(m): Approx. 26 metres
: CE-A, Unlimited ocean voyages


Material And Colours: Classic hand crafted teak interior designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder
Saloons: Spacious saloon with U-shaped settee, small couch and 2 comfortable seats on starboard side
Cabins: Owners cabin aft, 2 guest cabins after main bulkhead, crew cabin forward
Headroom: Approx. 2.15
Toilet(s): 2 manual toilets for guest cabins, electric fresh water toilet in aft head, manual toilet for crew cabin
Shower(s): 4 showers
Sound Systems and TV: Bang & Olufsen Radio/CD and television with B&O speakers, Sony radio/cd players, speakers in saloon, aftcabin and cockpit
Cooking Devices: Princess electric stove with 3 burners and oven, cookerhood with extractor fan
Microwave Oven: Siemens microwave
Fridge: 2 refridgerators
Freezer: 2 separate freezers and Raritan ice maker
Heating: Reverse cycle heating system (through aircon. system)
Air Conditioning: Aircondition throughout the yacht
Other: Beautiful teak handcrafted interior in mint condition, corian working tops in galley and heads, ample storage space throughout the yacht, dimmers for ceiling lights, carpet throughout, rollo's under hatches, several opening windows and portholes, sprung slats in aft cabin,
: 7 berths

Navigation and Electronics

Navigation Lights: Yes, including 3-coloured mast headligh, anchor light and strobe light.
Compass: Withlock compass at steering pedestal
Rudder Indicator: On autopilot
Log Speed: Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra 3000
Depth: Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra 3000 and FLS gold II (forward looking echosounder)
Wind: Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra 3000 wind angle, wind speed and magnified
Autopilot: Brooks & Gatehouse
Radar: Simrad CA44 with CA54 daughter, Raymarine E80 with daughter (daughters in cockpit)
GPS: Furuno DGPS GP36 and MLR FX-412
VHF: Sailor RT2047 D, RM2042 DSC and Simrad RS87, RM2150
: Furuno NX-500 and Furuno DFAX 208
Short Wave Transmitter: Sailor RE2100, RM 2150
: Sailor mini-M-Inmarsat SP with FAX SP4164A
Chart Plotter: Raymarine E-80, Simrad CA54SV and DS44
Charts Pilots: Mediterranean
Other: R&R Pacific combi antenna, Comar CBX-200 AIS transponder, Brooks and Gatehouse FFD, 3 x Icom portable VHF, McMurdo G5 Radiobeacon with GPS, CSB Radar responder 200 class B,


Type: Masttop cutter rigged
Spars Stays: Proctor aluminium mast and boom painted in Awl grip white (2009)
Winches: Lewmar 66 hydraulic 2 -speed genua, 58 hydraulic cutter winches, manual 58, manual 44, 2 x 50 at mast
Main Sail: Vertical battened mainsail (2010) Mastersail
Main Sail Reefing System: Hydraulic in mast furling system
Genoa: Quantum sails genoa (2009), spare genoa De Vries (127 sqm.)
Genoa Reefing System: Reckmann hydraulic genoa reefing system
Fore Sail: De vries staysail in sprectra (38.5 sqm.)
Fore Sail Reefing System: Reckmann hydraulic reefing system
Spinnaker: De Vries spinnaker (brand new) with spinnaker boom
Other: Standing rigging renewed in 2009, 2 safety stands on both sides of the mast.


Anchor: Delta anchor with 70 metres chain, Fortress anchor with 200 metres leadline
Windlass: Lewmar 3000 electric anchor winch with remote control from cockpit.
Fenders Lines: Ample
Exterior Cushions: Custom made set of cushions for cockpit
Sprayhood: Fixed doghouse with hardened glass and opening window and 2 wipers,
Bimini: Bimini for cockpit and bimini for aft deck
Swimming Ladder: Stainless steel with teak steps
Swimming Platform: Bathing platform with teak, hot & cold shower at bathing platform
Sea Rails Pushpit Pullpit: Stainless steel (70cm height) and 3- wires, opening gates on both sides
Tender: Zodiac Yachtline
Outboard Engine: 15HP Honda 4-stroke
Davits Crane: Simpson and Lawrence electric davits
Other: Large decklockers aft, forward and in the backside of the cockpit, Teak seats with cushions in push pits with glass/canholders, foldable teak cockpit table, Candy Alis?? washing machine.


225 HP Perkins Sabre


Engine Power: 225 HP
Engine Year: Approx.1998
Engine Hours: Approx. 3.200 hours
Engine Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Tank: 2 x 1.000L in stainless steel tanks
Cooling System: Indirect cooling system
Propulsion: Stainless steel propeller shaft with 3-bladed Max. prop feathering propeller, ropecutter
Cruising Speed(knots): 8 knots (under engine)
Max Speed(knots): Approx. 10 knots (under engine)
Fuel Consumption: Approx. 11/12 litres at 1.600 rpm
Measuring Instruments: Perkins engine panel with rpm, oil pressure, temperature and charing current
Bow Thruster: Sleipner 20HP bowthruster
Voltage: 12/24/220V
Operating Panel: Professional switchboard
Battery: 8 service batteries, 2 engine batteries, 1 x genset
Battery Charger: Tecpro II, Victron Skylla 24V/50A ( for engine batteries), Mastervolt 24V/100A
Generator: Marine generator MPW, 9Kw, Approx. 140 hours
Dynamo: 2 x 150A alternators on engine
Inverter: Victron 24V/50A/ 1.500W
Water Pressure System: 2 Electric water pressure systems, hot and cold water
Warm Water: Through boiler (hot water through engine and 220V)
Water Tank: 2 x 400L in PE tanks
Holding Tank: 3 black water tanks
Water Maker: Selmar 30L/h
Other: Large engine room and technical room (both easy accesible), very good sound insulation, spareparts for engine and genset, Mastervolt battery monitor,
Make: Perkins Sabre
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CE Certification: CE-A, Unlimited ocean voyages
Radar Reflector: Yes
Epirb: Simrad/ SAR transponder
Life Jackets Harnesses: 8 inflatable lifejackets (must be checked)
Life Raft: Avon 8-pers. liferaft (last checked in 2011)
MOB System: Mob button in cockpit
Bilge Pump: 2 electrical bilgepumps and 1 manual bilge pump
Watertight Door: Yes
Other: Fire detectors thoughout the yacht, danbuoy, 2 x horse shoe, lifesling