38′ Contest 38s

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


BVI Yacht Sales Overview

1992 Contest 38s

Center Cockpit, Blue-water cruiser

Reduced to $83k to promote a prompt sale

‘Morangie’ was substantially built, very highly specified and exceptionally well maintained blue water cruising yacht from renowned Dutch yard, Conyplex. This 2 cabin, 2 head fractional sloop features high quality teak finish throughout the vessel, CLEAN 38hp Beta engine (New 2015), Vetus bow thruster (2011), watermaker, 330+ Watts of solar (New 2019), complete sail wardrobe, in-mast furling mainsail, standing rigging replaced 2016, copper coated hull, comprehensive nav inventory, full inventory of safety equipment and much more!
‘Morangie’ was on her second long term ownership until she was recently purchased by her current owners. They stay in contact with both previous owners and know this vessel and her systems inside and out. They have spared no expense on her upkeep and keep maintenance logs. This may be the cleanest, best kept vessel I have seen in a long time. They take pride in owning and sailing on this beautiful example of this Contest 38s and are reluctant to sell but are looking forward to finding someone that will take pride in taking over ownership of her. They have recently accomplished a life long goal of crossing the Atlantic (safely and comfortably) and are actively cruising the BVI for the season until she finds her new owners to take over ‘Morangie’s adventures…
‘Morangie’ is fully outfitted and updated, with everything you may need to cruise and ready to take you to far corners of the world safely and comfortably.  

Vessel Walk through
‘Morangie’ has a comfortable center cockpit with all lines leading back making for easy sailing and a very spacious interior layout.
On deck ‘Morangie’ features beautiful teak decks that are in great shape for the age of the vessel. She is a fractional sloop with the option for an inner fore-stay. Her sails are in good condition and even a spinnaker for those light wind days. Her center cockpit features a spray hood and bimini to keep you out of the elements while at sea. 
The interior is beautifully finished with high-quality teak. Upon entering, the galley is left with a 3-burner gas cooker, oven and refrigerator. To the right is the navigation table with the necessary equipment. Amidships is the salon with benches around, and a large folding table in the middle. There are 2 spacious cabins with ample storage and two heads with both shower and toilet. The engine is under the cockpit and very easily accessible for maintenance. 

Previous Owners Comment
“After a decade in our ownership ‘Morangie’, with her top-quality design, build and finish has ticked all the boxes as our perfect cruiser. Her intrinsic stability, ‘dry decks’ and abilities on- and down-wind stem from u/w hull design, long bow and tumble-home (very Dutch), and she is no slouch. By adding 4-speed Pontos genoa winches (now marketed by ‘Karver’) which are a revelation, and Vetus bow-thruster, we have found her easy to handle in all conditions and situations. The recent Beta 4-cyl. normally aspirated diesel was a sound and successful choice and with the Autoprop delivers more than enough power when required, very effective low revs motor-sailing in light conditions, and markedly frugal consumption overall.
Down below, Morangie’s layout and design is spacious (lots of stowage) but cosy and safe (good hand-holds in a seaway), a beautiful finish in detail, and the rare two shower/heads layout fore-and-aft is a big bonus for comfortable cruising.
In all aspects Contest designed us a ‘proper yacht’ and we retire from sailing on a high.”

More Yacht Specs

GRP hull and superstructure with full teak decks designed by Dick Zaal
Center cockpit
Glass screen with sprayhood
Fin keel with full length skeg rudder
Copper coated hull (2018)
Whitlock steering wheel
(Last survey 2016 available for review)

Accommodation for 6/7, in 2 en-suite cabins, and up to 3 in saloon.
High quality teak joinery throughout all varnished gloss and/or satin nish.
Teak & holly striped oors
Contest marine upholstery.
Up to 1.9m headroom throughout.
Oset drop leaf saloon table with seating for 6
2x en suite Jabsco PAR toilets
2x en suite showers, plus deck shower
Hot/cold water in 2 heads, galley and on deck
Pressurised system with backup foot pump in galley

30 ltr (approx) Calorier/Immersion heater  (2019) freshwater with 220v heater
Webasto HL32 Cabin Heating with 3 outlets and a thermostat in the saloon.
(not commissioned/used by current ownership)
Seafresh H208D Watermaker, delivering 23 galls per hour (2004) Techimpex gas cooker with 3 burners and oven
Built-in 110 litre 12v fridge (4 cu ft) Isotherm unit
Ice Box in fridge
Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils (original Contest melamine plates, glasses, bowls etc)
Alpine CDE-987 stereo radio/CD player in saloon, with speakers also in aft cabin
220v vacuum cleaner
2 x Clocks
2 x Barometer

Lofrans 1000w 2 way electric windlass (2016) with hand and remote contols
35lb Delta main anchor (2009) 80 meters of 10mm chain (2019)
40lb Danforth kedge anchor with 10m chain and 50m lead weighted rope 8mm
5lb folding grapnel anchor line for dinghy
Sprayhood (2012)
Bimini (2018)
Original Contest winter covers – heavy duty, 3 part zipped annually valeted
Boarding ladder with 2011 integral Morangie custom-designed lifting bathing platform (s/s, teak)
S/S bar to enable mounting of passerelle from bow (using spinnaker halyard up/down)
12 warps
8 fenders
Comprehensive navigation lights
Foredeck light
Folding mast steps
Gallows outboard engine hoist
Folding cockpit table
Fitted cockpit seat cushions (Assorted dk. blue)
Assorted loose cockpit cushions

Beta Marine 38hp engine 4 cyl  (New 2015)
Hours – 685 (Nov. 2019)
Direct shaft drive
TMC60 gearbox
Bruntons Autoprop, 3 bladed with rope cutter
Vetus Bowthruster (2011)
Watermaker – Seafresh H208D – 23ltrs/hr
Comprehensive toolkit, hand tools and spares


12V DC and 220V AC systems
Shore power( 3) New 110ah domestic batteries (New 2019)
1 x engine start battery
Charging from engine alternator, sterling controller 80 amp & shore power supply.
Mastervolt inverter 250w
Victron 25ah mobitronic battery controller 25amp
330 Watts of solar panels (New 2019)
Ampair towed generator
In 2011 2 x heavy duty cables linked from service batteries to bowthruster (per Vetus spec)



Masthead sloop rigged
2 Removable running back stays
Inner forestay with pelican tension adjuster for storm jib
All lines lead back to cockpit
Stainless steel rigging (New 2016) 1 x19
Selden Aluminium spars
Spinnaker pole vertically stored
Sail Area 76.8m²
Main In-mast furling North sail (no battens), white of Dacron on Seldon furlin roller (approx. 12 yrs old)
Furling Genoa, Sanders, White of Vandex 135% (approx. 6 yrs old)
Headsail Roller Selden ‘Furlex’
Spinnaker/Cruising chute, Sanders, white/green/black (age not known)
(Spare 165% Sanders genoa 10 yrs old in good condition)
2 x Pontos 4-speed genoa winches 40ST (New 2016)
2 x Andersen spinnaker winches
3 x mast winches
1 x Enkes mainsail furling winch, cockpit mounted

Fuel – 270 ltrs (60 gals) in single tank s/s
Water – 350 ltrs (80 gals) in two tanks s/s
Holding – 50 ltrs (11 gals) single tank to forward heads, polypropylene




Raytheon R40XX Mono radar
Garmin 128 GPS (2004)
ICS Nav6 Navtex (2004)
Simrad NX40 chartplotter (2010)
Raymarine ST7001 auto pilot (2004)
Icom M503 VHF transceiver with DS100 DSC controller with cockpit command control unit (2004).
Icom M31 handheld VHF
SSB: Icom M800UK HF transceiver
Plath binnacle mounted compass (refurbished 2012 by manufacturer)
B&G Log with analogue readout in cockpit and on chart table Multi Functional Display unit
B&G speed, direction and magnied direction, with readout in cockpit and at chart table.
B&G depth with readout on cockpit and chart table with Multi Functional Display units
Comar AIS unit (2010) networked to the chart plotter and radar
Charts of Greece and Navionics charts of Med.
Heikell and various pilots and books of Italy, Greece and Turkey
Iridium sat nav requires annual contract (for w/w oceanic use)
B&G Hydra multi readout – Wind speed, direction (+magnied),speed (water log),speed over ground, depth all in cockpit
and at chart table.
New ‘Quark’ AIS receiver unit (New 2019) is networked into the plotter and can also broadcast via WiFi 
*Chartplotter, Radar, autopilot, Navtex, and B&G system are networked, enabling, for example, the display of key navigation information on a cockpit MFD display, and chart plotter control of the autopilot.

Zodiac 4 person inatable (2006), carried on deck when inated and in the cockpit locker otherwise.
Serviced 2017
3.5hp 4-stroke Outboard (2006) mounted on a pushpit bracket (serviced and winterised 2018).

Seago GX4 4 person life raft – last serviced May 2016
Jack stays
2 Life buoys
Dan buoy (auto inated)
4 re extinguishers
(incl engine comp auto seare FG75 with warning light, manual fuel cut o in cockpit on control panel)
Electric auto bilge pump2 manual bilge pumps
Radar reector
Emergency tiller
Gas alarm
Fire blanket
Seasound security alarm system 

We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear. Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Yacht name



Actively Cruising the BVI


LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in


Total Power: 38 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Beta Marine
Year Built: 2015
Engine Model: Beta Marine
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 685
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 38 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (80 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (11 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 3

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