Scherzo, a Contention 33 has an ocean pedigree unrivalled by most other yachts in this size range. With ocean passages from South Africa to the UK in 1984 and a successful AZAB race completed in 2007. She has been fitted out with safety and security in mind and in addition includes an extensive sail wardrobe, cabin heating, electric windlass and an array of electronics. The Contention 33 is a proper sailing boat based on the popular 3/4 ton design of the 70's, that will work well as a comfortable cruiser to take you wherever you want to go whilst offering you the opportunity to sail offshore and possibly race. Scherzo has been widely cruised in the last five years including the West Coast of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Northern Spain among other destinations.
SPECS: Keel: Fin;
DIMENSIONS: LOA: 33 ft 0 in, Beam: 10 ft 4 in, Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in;
ACCOMMODATIONS: Number of heads: 1, CONSTRUCTION: Doug Peterson design Hull was laid up in Cape Town South Africa by False Bay MarineGRP Hull deck and superstructure with teak hand rails and cockpit seatsFin Keel Spade RudderDIMENSIONSLOA: 9.98mBeam: 3.16mDraft: 1.83mLWL: 8.6m MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICALS: VOLVO PENTA MD2030 28HP INBOARD DIESEL ENGINE (1996)Sail drive2 blade folding propeller (2017)ELECTRICS1 X Engine battery1 X House battery1 X Windlass batteryEBERSPACHER CABIN HEATING
ACCOMMODATIONS: FORWARD CABINDouble V-berth with in fillAccess to anchor locker / windlassStorage under bunksHEADSJabsco manual marine toiletSink with counter top surround cold water tap with foot pumpStorage lockers behind and under sinkSALOONBerth behind settee to PortPort and Starboard Settee berthsSaloon table with fiddlesClock and barometerBookshelf to starboardStorage under setteesGALLEYNeptune 2000 2 burner gas cooker with oven and grill (New 2017)Insulated cool boxCold water tap with foot pumpSinkDrawersSliding storage cupboardsStorage lockersCHART TABLELarge chart tableDrawers underChart storage compartmentBookshelfRed reading lightStereo/Cd player with speakersQUARTER BERTHFull length berthControl panel for electricsStorage under NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: Standard Horizon Colour Chartplotter CP3000AIS class B transponderB&G Network Data display at chart tableMeteoMan Barometer Target SSB Radio receiverGarmin GPS 128Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilotICOM ICM411 Marine VHF DSC RadioB&G Network SpeedB&G Network WindB&G Network TackB&G Network DepthRIG: MASTHEAD SLOOPAluminium mastAluminium boomAluminium spinnaker poleStanding rigging (2016)Schaeffer headsail furlerSlab mainsail reefing3 reef points All lines led aft2 X arrays of Spinlock clutches on coachroofWINCHES2 X Lewmar 42 ST Primary winches3 X Lewmar 16 ST Halyard winchesSAILSKemp Vectron mainsail (2011)Kemp Vextron reinforced No1 headsail (2011) Hardly usedKemp No2 Vectron headsailKemp No3 Vectron headsailNo 4 Headsail (original little use)Storm jib (original little use)Trisail (original little use)Large spinnakerCruising chute (1996)DECK EQUIPMENT: Bruce Anchor with 50m 8mm chain and warpElectric windlass with hand controllerKedge anchor & warpSprayhoodHabitent cockpit tent (unused) Boom CoverGenoa foil/sail coverJackstays2 X Strongpoints for harnesses in cockpitWarps and fendersBY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION:Avon Redstart inflatable dinghySuzuki 2.5hp 2-stroke dinghy engineCradleSAFETY EQUIPMENT: EPIRBAuto-fire extinguisher in engine bayFire extinguisherFire blanketBilge pump2 X Life rings with lights Dan BouyThe boat was prepared for and successfully completed the AZAB offshore race in 2011 and therefore has many additional safety features