Stroma of Findhorn

‘Stroma of Findhorn’, Dawn 39

STROMA is a beautiful example of the sought after Dawn 39. These superb yachts are well regarded among the sailing community with their elegant lines and excellent handling characteristics with a long fin keel, full skeg hung rudder and an encapsulated lead keel gives good directional and heavy weather stability. From the drawing board of David Alan-Williams and a further development of the Contessa 38, this yacht was created to take its crew safely and swiftly on offshore passages in comfort, as well being able to hold its own around a race course.

‘Heroine’, Contessa 32

CONTESSA 32 “HEROINE” - FOR SALE 1978 yacht fully re-fitted and substantially upgraded by Jeremy Rogers in 2017-18 with expenditure of around £120k (plus boat purchase £25k in 2017). No expense spared on preparing this excellent and proven British registered go-anywhere yacht. Ideally suited for both short-handed local sailing, with many practical and “comfort” improvements, as well as for longer cruising trips with such extras as Rutland wind generator, Windpilot foil self-steering, additional water tank, top-spec. Viking life raft, first class Garmin instrumentation and electronics and numerous “back up” items..

Another new Contessa 32

Contessa lovers will be pleased to see the CO32 hull moulds back in the yard, ready for laying up.  It's not the first time that an owner has come back for a second new build and we are really looking forward to getting stuck into this one which will probably head for Norway on first launch.

Atlas at Monaco Yacht Show

Another great year showing off our Atlas Davits at the Monaco Yacht Show, feeling like a return to pre-pandemic 'normal'

‘South Haze’, Contessa 32

Contessa 32, Built in 1980. The benchmark sailing yacht built by Jeremy Rogers in Lymington, UK to David Sadler/ Rogers design. 'South Haze' is considered one of the best examples of the Contessa 32, with a racing record that is second to none. This is no ordinary Contessa 32. She has been optimised for performance, with a major refit undertaken by her original builder in 2000. There are not many cups she has not won, and she has been thoroughly sorted. South Haze was completely re-vamped by Jeremy Rogers in 2000 at a cost of approximately £20,000.00 (invoice available upon request).
Cowes Week Update

Cowes Week Update

It's been incredibly close racing at Cowes  this year in what's been a very windy week so far.  Two days have been called off thanks to high winds of up to 40 knots.  There are 18 boats entered, three with young crews and two (Boudicca and Nimbus ) with all female crews, marking a significant shift for the class...

Cowes week resurgence

Ever since the 1970s the Contessa 32 has enjoyed its own start at Cowes week.  Back then numbers on the start line swelled to nearly 50 which, like most classes, declined over the years.  After the threat of amalgamation with other classes a few years ago, the Contessa 32 is now one of the most popular class starts with 18 boats confirmed. 

‘Hot Chocolate’, Contessa 26

Hot Chocolate is a great project for someone who wants to make a Contessa 26 truly their own. With many essential jobs already ticked off the list what remains is the fitting of the interior to the new owners specification.
Maggie May, Sadler 25 for sale

‘Maggie May’, Sadler 25

‘Maggie May’ is a bilge keel Sadler 25 built in 1981, Drawing appx 1m10. She sails really well and is solid; a Sadler after all. Everything is of an age but works as it should. She is a tourer, not a racer. Having been moored in Lymington for a winter without much attention, (apart from a Karcher-cleaned hull in April), she needs a tidy up and paint and could use a new UV strip on the Genoa.
Contessa Regattacredit Christian Beasley

First All Contessa Regatta hailed a great success

The first ever all Contessa Regatta took place on the weekend of the 9-11th June and, despite challenging sailing conditions,  a great time was had by all. Over 40 boats entered, including Contessa 32s, 26s, 28s and 35s.  The event was intended as a tribute to the life and work of the Contessa builder Jeremy Rogers who died last year.