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 refitundertaken 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)

She is featured in Sailing Today (Aug. 2000) and has an enviably successful racing record:

  • 18 Contessa Cups won in 2001 Winner of Cowes Contessa’s and Black Group in 2001
  • Winner of Round the Island Race for Contessa 32 class in consecutive years
  • 2nd Contessa 32 class Round the Island Race 2023, 16th Overall

Her bottom has been re-epoxied and faired by Jeremy Rogers in 2000.

All upholstery was replaced by Sanders in 2015.

Saloon windows were replaced in 2015.

Last antifoul March 2023.

We have decided to put ‘South Haze’ on the market to buy a bigger boat due to the increase in family size!

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Make: Contessa

Model: 32

Year: 1980

LOA: 32ft/10m

Class: Sailing Cruiser

Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic

Keel: Fin Keel

Rig: Sloop

Engine: Single Diesel

Berths: 6

Vessel Name: ‘South Haze’

Location: Lymington

Part 1 British Registered


White GRP hull, decks, and superstructure

Preventative Awlgrip 545 epoxy treatment in 2000 by Jeremy Rogers

Tiller steering

Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder

New chain plate bolts 2000

Teak toe rails 2009,

Cockpit seating and cockpit grate

Self-draining cockpit with 2 bronze Blake skin fittings

Bulkheads re-bonded 1999

Anchor locker


L.O.A. 9.76m (32′)

L.W.L. 7.31m(24′)

Beam 2.98m (9’8″)

Draft 1.65m (5’7″)

Displacement 4,3218kg (9300lbs)


Sloop rig

Stainless steel standing rigging was replaced in 2017

Carbon spinnaker pole

Tuffluff forestay

Dyneema Spinnaker gear and Tylaska Snap Shackles

Hydraulic backstay

Selden gas rod kicker

Harken roller furler (2010)

Raised mainsheet traveller



2 x Lewmar 44 2-speed genoa winches

2 x Lewmar 8 single speed spinnaker winches


Mainsail (2015)

Genoa – DP Carbon Sport CS10LS with luff padding and sun strip, sail bag (Sanders 2020)

Storm jib

Spinnaker – Runner (Sanders 2018)

Spinnaker – Heavy

Cruising Chute using Contender Nylite, full radial design, Dyneema luff line, single colour, colourcoded

tapes, and sail bag (Sanders 2021)

ATN Sleeve and Tacker



Yanmar 2GM20 2-cylinder diesel engine (1992)

Last serviced 2023 – serviced by local agent annually

Cruising speed – 5 knots

Maximum speed – 6 knots

Shaft drive to the propeller


2 x 12V 2 x 12-volt 85+ amp hour batteries (2023) with single multi-function isolating switch

Glass fibre battery box

Customised distributor panel complete with a line drawing of vessel and light

Charging by engine alternator

Cockpit shore power socket

Deck-mounted Scanstrut ROKK Charge Pro Waterproof USB A+C Socket 12-24V – USB02 for

iPad Charging

Internal LED lighting:

2 berth lights in the forward cabin

1 overhead light and 2 berth lights in the saloon

1 flexible chart light at chart table with red night bulb + standard white light

1 strip light over the chart table

1 strip light over the galley

1 overhead heads light


One stainless steel fuel tank

One rubberized freshwater tank and deck filler


Manual cold-water system


Sleeps six in two doubles and two single berths in fore cabin and saloon

Under berth storage and cupboards

Galley area with gimballed Plastimo Atlantic 2 burner gas hob with fiddle rail and locking bolt,

oven & grill, oven with flame failure device on all burners, stainless stell sink, rubbish bin locker

under sink

2 x cool boxes, one fitted with an Isotherm fridge.

U-shaped seating and settee berth

Navy blue Macrosuede + water-resistant fabric interior upholstery (2015)

Teak interior joinery

The saloon table lowers to create a double berth

Heads compartment with Lavac vacuum sea toilet and hand basin. Large hanging locker to


Chart table with double-hinged lid

Approx. 6ft headroom



2 x steering compasses (2020)

Standard Horizon Chart plotter

2 x logs (2000)

Raymarine Depth and Wind Speed Instruments


Anchor, chain & warp


One manual Whale bilge pump

Navigation lights – LED stern light on pushpit, combined steaming light and deck floodlight on

mast combined steaming light and deck floodlight on mast

Guard Wires (2015)

Pushpit & pulpit

Navy cockpit cover (Sanders 2015)

Navy sprayhood (Sanders 2014)

Fixed stainless steel transom hung boarding ladder Fenders with socks, warps & boathook

Some engine spares

Teak and Holly Tiller and Cover (2015)

Navy mainsail cover (Sanders)

Stack Pack and Lazy Jacks (Sanders 2020)

Foredeck Hatch (2009)

Navy dodgers

Navy fender cloths

Winch handle pocket at the mast

Self-draining gas locker with space for 2 x camping bottles

Darglow 3-blade folding prop

Gas system fitted 2013

Outboard Mount

Harken winch handles




2 hand-held fire extinguishers

Cockpit lifeline eyes

Price: £50,000

Lying: Lymington