Contest 36S

60,000 Tax Paid | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom


  • Make Contest
  • Model 36S
  • Year 1994
  • LOA 36ft/11m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 7341
  • Name Paper Tiger


Contest 36S built in 1994 - Highly regarded aft-cockpit bluewater cruiser with attractive lines and a build quality to boot. Designed by Dick Zaal and built under Lloyds Register Certification for serious seagoing, both above and below decks. Unique for a boat of this size, accommodation for seven including two good sized self-contained cabins forward and aft, two heads compartments, a large sea galley and separate forward-facing chart table. "Paper Tiger" is one of the last Contest 36S's to have been made and benefits from all the latest additions to her inventory. She has since been steadily upgraded and with only two private Owners from new, proves a true testament to her reliability and seaworthiness. Viewing is highly recommended.
For further information and viewing arrangements, please contact Ancasta Plymouth on +44(0)1752 255740 or email

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Quality cruising yacht designed by Dick Zaal and built by Conyplex B.V. in the Netherlands
Lloyd’s Register Certificate number: AMS 360017
Yard number: 288
British Registered Part 3 (Small Ships) - SSR83575

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Hull balsa sandwich construction
Dyneema reinforced hull
Teak decks
Teak laid cockpit coating
Whitlock (Cobra Premier) wheel steering
Fin keel, iron
Coppercoated, March 2014
DZR seacocks (mostly)

L.O.A: 10.92m (35' 10')
L.W.L: 9.60m (31' 6")
BEAM: 3.55m (11' 8")
DRAFT: 1.90m (6' 3")
Ballast: 2900 kg (6,395 lbs)
Displacement: 7250 kg (15,985 lbs)

*All the above figures are approximate


Selden aluminium mast and spars
Selden rigid boom vang
Backstay adjuster
Furlex genoa furling system
RCB system
Stainless steel standing rigging
Single line reefing mainsail
Spinnaker pole and gear
Lazyjacks and sail cover
Eight Spinlock clutches (four to port, four to starboard)

Two Lewmar #50 self-tailing primary winches
One Lewmar #30 self-tailing secondary winch
Two Lewmar #40 self-tailing halyard winches

Sail No: GBR 4890T
Fully battened mainsail
Genoa, De Vries
Tri radial spinnaker plus a stuffer/stripper.
Cruising chute

Mainsail: 25.16 sq.m (270 sq.ft)
Genoa: 50.61 sq.m (544 sq.ft
Spinnaker: 115 sq,m (1236 sq.ft)
Mast height above waterline: 16.05 m (52'7")

*All the above figures are approximate


Forward cabin with V berths and infill to make into a double berth, leeboards and shelving either side.
Walk through heads compartment with Jabsco manual toilet to starboard, hand basin with pull out shower from hand basin and storage cupboards overhead, teak grating and wardrobes to port.
Saloon with L-shaped settee to starboard which converts to a double berth, drop-leaf table and storage cupboards. Long settee to port which can be used as occasional single berth with leeboard and storage overhead.
Large forward-facing chart table with chart stowage, main switch panel and navigation aids.
U-shaped galley with Optimus Series 6010 oven & grill, 2-burner gas hob, 12v top-loading fridge, twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap and storage cupboards.
Day heads compartment to port with Jabsco manual toilet, hand basin, teak grating, storage cupboards and wet locker.
Aft cabin to starboard with large double berth, storage cupboards and wardrobe. Access through to escape hatch.

Highly polished teak interior.
Teak & Holly flooring throughout.


VOLVO PENTA MD2040 32KW / 43HP diesel engine
Three cylinder
Fresh water cooled
Cruising speed: 6 knots approximately
Maximum speed: 7.5 knots approximately
Engine professionally serviced, last March 2020
New water pump
Stainless steel shaft drive to 3-bladed Brunton Autoprop feathering propeller
Side-Power bow thruster with remote control

Two 115AH leisure batteries.
Two 120AH + 120AH connected together for engine starting and bow thruster
Batteries charged by engine alternator 60A or 240v system battery charger
Sterling battery charger 12v - 30A
Magnetronic Battery Control System DCC 4000
Shorepower connection and cable
Spectra Solar Panel 20W

Single 200 litre (44 gallon) upgraded fuel tank
Two stainless steel water tanks totalling 250 litres (55 gallons)

Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated by calorifier or 240v immersion heater
Aquasource Clear Water Filter


At Binnacle / Cockpit:
Steering compass
B&G Network Pilot
B&G Network Wind, Speed, Nav, Tack and Depth (positioned above companionway)

At Chart Table:
Raymarine Pathfinder RL70C colour chartplotter/radar
Nasa Marine Navtex Pro-Plus
ICOM mounted IC-M411 VHF/DSC radio
B&G Network Data

Large anchor locker
Delta anchor with 50m 8mm chain
Electric windlass with remote control
Stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers
Stainless steel bow protector
Spare CQR anchor

Fixed windshield with folding sprayhood
Full cockpit tent
Pedestal cover
Teak drop-leaf cockpit table
Fenders & warps
Original Contest crockery
Clock & Barometer, Plastimo
Boarding ladder
Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak steps
Teak outboard bracket
Radio/CD/MP3 player with remote control
Ensign and staff
Various engine spares

Navigation lights
Tricolour masthead light
Deck light
Radar reflector
Guardwire, pulpit and pushpit
Escape hatch aft
Manual bilge pump
Two horseshoe lifebuoys, Ocean Safety
Fire blanket
Fire extinguishers (expiry date unknown)
Webbing jackstays
Emergency tiller

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