Auction Boat Details

Contessa 34 Cruising

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The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Contessa 34 Cruising

Priced to sell -Topcoat option
Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  314076
  • Length  ·  10.26m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 30hp, Volvo Penta D1-30 (2020)
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth, UK
Boatshed Cornwall
Boatshed Cornwall
David Coumbe

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Contessa Yachts Ltd
Lying Falmouth, UK
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 05/11/2021


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D1-30 (2020)
Engine Hours engine1= 200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade self feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New diaphram fitted (2022)


Length 10.26m
LWL 8.53m
Beam 3.38m
Draft Min 1.46m
Draft Max 1.65m
Displacement 4,300kg (9,481.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels Batteries provide 360AH


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Hull antifouled 2021
New carpets 2022


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lewmar windlass
3 anchors
Outboard recently serviced (2022)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Introduced in 1982, the Contessa 34 was launched as a fast cruising version of the OOD34. The issues that were associated with the OOD34 were thoroughly worked through and sorted out by Contessa yachts for the Contessa 34. A longer cast iron keel and considerably more hull weight were combined with the legendary Contessa build quality to produce a sturdy, well-built cruising yacht.

This particular yacht, lying here in Cornwall, has been upgraded and maintained over recent years. The interior layout provides good accommodation and is well appointed with blue upholstery, and carpets. With a fore cabin, aft cabin and a spacious saloon, coupled with good quality craftsmanship, including the recent addition of a renewed saloon table.

This is a rare opportunity to secure this Contessa 34 at a rather good price and offers subject to survey will be more than welcome. In addition,there is a bonus offer. Topsides will professionally applied in your choice of color by the team at the Boatyard, or if you are happy with existing finish in Hempel Britannia Blue deduct £ 3400 from asking price, be quick.!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 34 Cruising has been personally photographed and viewed by David of Boatshed Cornwall. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

For one (1) year

Why are you selling her?

Transition to an alternative yacht

Where have you sailed her?

English Channel & locally

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