Contest Yachts expands range with Contest 57CS

With the construction of an entirely new 57-footer, Contest Yachts in the Netherlands
is adding another exciting and innovative yacht to its portfolio of fast luxury
performance cruisers.

Flush deck and integrated superstructure
The golden jubilee of Contest Yachts is being celebrated with a brand-new model. “After the
introduction of our highly successful 62-footer, there were specific requests from potential
clients for a similar but slightly smaller yacht,” explains Director Arjen Conijn. “In response to
these market demands, designer Georg Nissen and the Contest yard rose to the challenge of
translating the attractive elements of the bigger sister into a 57-footer.”
With its flush deck and low, integrated superstructure, the appearance of the Contest 57CS
is both modern and elegant. The characteristic windows that allow daylight to flood into the
interior are also included in the design of the 57-footer. This results in a very pleasant
atmosphere below deck, while the spacious cockpit has a twin steering position and free
passage to the interior. One of many optional features is an integrated swim platform, and
the smart operational concept allows the vessel to be sailed singlehandedly if necessary.

“In addition to quality, comfort and design our clients are increasingly focused on
performance,” Conijn continues. “Our starting point is that Contest yachts should provide a
superior performance in both easy and difficult conditions. Without compromising on quality
and comfort levels, we have managed to design a relatively lightweight vessel that sails
superbly. As countless independent test results have shown, our existing yachts are a fine
example of the success of our approach and all these positive characteristics have been
used in the design of the Contest 57CS. We expect a great deal from this latest addition to
the Contest fleet.”

The Contest 57CS consists of a sandwich construction built with the vacuum injection
method. This gives a lighter and stronger yacht than the traditional hand lay-up method. The
yacht is also equipped with a modern rigging system, allowing a gennaker or a code zero to
be controlled with a removable bowsprit.

Semi-custom built
As a semi-custom yacht, the Contest 57CS offers clients various interior options. The layout
and materials are based on the new style that was developed in cooperation with interior
designer Birgit Schnaase and incorporated by the yard several years ago. Features include
lots of light, space and comfort in the lounge area and throughout the interior. The fact that
the yachts are still built completely in-house by Contest Yachts and that the yard carries out
constant quality checks guarantee the exceptional finish that Contest clients have become
accustomed to.

The new Contest 57CS design reinforces the Contest Yachts motto of Life. Style. Sailing.