'Tumbledown Wind' a Contest 44 Yacht for Sale

by Mike Price
(Jersey, Channel Islands)


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'Tumbledown Wind' is the perfect yacht that can be sailed by a couple in great comfort. She is strongly built to Lloyds hull specifications. An easily handled seagoing yacht capable of crossing oceans swiftly and just as happy making gentle coastal passages. She has been constantly updated by a very experienced husband and wife team who are both members of the Ocean Cruising Club.

Her massive inventory includes a 4kW generator (2013), water maker and Hydrovane self-steering (2013). An example of the yachts navigation and communications equipment is shown below.

If you are looking for a yacht fully equipped with everything needed to do the ARC and more, without spending a fortune, 'Tumbledown Wind' is the answer. Full specification and more photos available as pdf file on request.

LOA: 13.4m/44’0”
LWL: 11.65m/38’3”
Beam: 4.00m/13’1”
Draft: 2.10m/6’11”
Displacement: 17,965kg/39,603ilb
Air Draft: 19.90m/65’4”
Year: 1998
Hull material: GRP (to Lloyds)
Engine: Volvo TMD 31L. 100hp
Designer: Dick Zaal
Builder: Contest Yachts, Holland.
Location: St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Navigation Equipment:

In cockpit:
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with p70s control head (2017);
  • Raymarine autopilot remote control (can be operated at chart table);
  • Raymarine, Wind, Speed, Depth (2015);
  • Nav and VMG displays;
  • Steering compass on binnacle (2018);
  • Raymarine C90W chart plotter on binnacle mounting (2013);
  • Additional handheld GPS with mounting (2017);
  • Hydrovane wind vane self-steering system mounted on transom centre line with control ropes leading back to cockpit (2013).

At chart table:
  • Raymarine Axiom Multi Function Display (MFD) (2018);
  • Raymarine GPS receiver and AIS receiver/transmitter (2013);
  • Raymarine digital radar (2013);
  • All above displayed on Axiom MFD;
  • Raytheon multi function instrument display;
  • Clock and Barometer;
  • Electronic hand-bearing compass;

Communications Equipment:

  • Iridium Pilot satellite telephone system with 2 x telephone handsets (2013);
  • SailMail ‘RedBox’ WiFi router;
  • Icom IC-M710 HF/MF SSB transceiver with insulated backstay antenna and earth plate;
  • P4 Dragon DR-7400 Pactor Modem with Bluetooth and leads to connect to IC-M710;
  • Raymarine VHF with DSC (2015);
  • Icom handheld VHF with docking station/charger.

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