The Contest 72 CS “PH3” was launched in 2012 by Contest Yachts in The Netherlands. She is a very luxurious yacht for her 22 meters. The interior design comes from Wetzels Brown Partners.

The Contest 72CS is the new flagship for the ever-expanding Contest fleet. Contest Yachts recently launched the modern versions of its entire range of bluewater cruisers which are being introduced alongside the traditional designs that have served this family-run yard so well. Setting new standards in terms of performance and comfort, the go-anywhere Contest 72CS will benefit from the yard’s unrivaled experience with vacuum infusion and be fully Lloyd’s certified. Moreover, this blend of premium Dutch quality and superior looks continues below decks in an interior that sets the Contest 72CS apart from anything available in this size bracket.

Setting the tone

“Excellent design has long defined the distinctive identity of a Contest,” says Gillian Brown from Wetzels Brown Partners, which has drawn its first interior for Contest Yachts. “The owner of the Contest 72CS requested a small superyacht rather than a large family yacht, and together with the yard, this is exactly what we have created. The overall result is a boat that synthesizes the Contest quality template with a contemporary new look that may well redefine the Contest of the future.”

The tone is set in the saloon, which features large sofas with a modern soft look and feel. The master suite has a desk, two long sofas, and a large bathroom. To enhance the onboard logistics, the large galley is positioned forward to connect with the captain’s cabin and the captain’s lounge. There is also separate access to the cabin forward.

Virtual Tour/Interior

“In addition to a sophisticated layout, a yacht of this stature also deserves a range of innovative design features,” adds Brown. “We have streamlined the joinery, removing visible ventilation grilles, adding recessed hand grips, and giving the doors a more modern shape. On this specific yacht, the material choice moves away from the more traditional teak look, with bright and light oak panels offset by dark oak floors. We have introduced carpet in the master suite to enhance the luxurious ambiance there and the bathrooms are detailed with wall mounted taps, new colors of Corian and large showers.

Lloyd’s certification

The sleek go-anywhere Contest 72CS sets new standards of performance and comfort. Like all Contest yachts, this bluewater cruiser is one of the very few semi-custom yachts in Europe to meet the stringent quality demands of Lloyd’s certification. To save weight and add strength, Contest Yachts has deployed its industry-leading vacuum infusion system to produce both the hull and deck. The emphasis on quality is further underlined by the sublime finish of the interior for which the yard is renowned.

Main Specifications of PH3

Length over all:21.80 m
Length water line:18.99 m
Beam (moulded):5.70 m
Displacement:44,300 kg
Interior design:Wetzels Brown Partners
Mast height above waterline:31.20 m
Fuel tank:1,700 liters
Water tank:1,600 liters
Engine:Perkins 216 hp

Deck Layouts, Interior Layout & Sailplan

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