Mark Cameron Yachts

Contest 41


Spacious cruiser, ideal for bluewater adventures



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelContest 41
DesignerDick Zall
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeWinged Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD31A marine diesel engine 60hp @ 2,800rpm 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
Engine Hours7336
Fuel Capacity425l


Drinking Water Capacity600l


The Dutch boat builder Conyplex have been producing yachts under the Contest brand name for more than 55 years. The designer Dick Zall, has enjoyed a long relationship with the Contest brand and has drawn most of the models since the 1970’s. Built in a traditional style the Contest yachts boast a high quality finish and fine joinery work below decks comparable with the major Scandinavian builders.
With her current owners since 2006 the Contest 41 ANNA MAE has proven to be the ideal short handed cruising yacht with her current owners spending much of their time afloat with just two aboard; exploring the waters of Scotland’s west coast. Having become part of the family ANNA MAE is now reluctantly offered for sale. Her inventory highlights including:
Original gelcoat finish on topsides
Cast iron wing keel
Volvo Penta MD31A (60hp) marine diesel engine
Brunton Autoprop, 3 blade, bronze feathering prop
Fisher Panda 4000S PMS (4.2KVA) marine diesel generator
Sleipner bow thruster
Engine and domestic batteries replaced 2022/23
Garmin autopilot system
Garmin GPSmap7408 MFD plotter / radar display
Garmin GMI 10 navigation instrument displays x3
Garmin AIS600 Class B Transceiver
Lowrance Link 8 DSC VHF
Webasto diesel fired blown air heating system
Furlex 300E electric roller reefing system for genoa
Andersen 54 electric primary winches
North Sails Nordac mainsail and genoa fitted in 2018
Sprayhood and cockpit tent fitted new in 2021
Wintering ashore in Creran Marine the Contest 41 ANNA MAE is available for immediate viewing by appointment.
Hull Construction:
GRP moulded hull
Balsa sandwich construction
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull
Teak rubbing strake with stainless steel coping
Original off-white gelcoat
Underwater hull epoxy coated winter 1993/94
Underwater hull blasted to remove antifouling in 2006
Underwater hull rubbed back with wet & dry every winter since 2006
Black antifouling below waterline
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and self-draining cockpit
Balsa sandwich construction
Non-slip moulded texture to finish coachroof
Laid teak decks to finish sidedecks, foredeck and aft deck
Teak slats to finish cockpit seating and sole
Keel & Rudder:
Cast iron wing keel
Full depth skeg hung rudder

Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta MD31A marine diesel engine
60hp @ 2,800rpm
4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control
Maintenance & Performance:
Recorded running hours, November 2023 - 7336
Engine last serviced October 2023
Cruising speed 6kts @ 1800rpm
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Compression type stuffing gland
Brunton Autoprop, 3 blade, bronze feathering prop
3 blade, bronze fixed prop as spare
Lewmar Mamba wheel steering system
Emergency tiller
Fisher Panda 4000S PMS marine diesel generator
Fisher Panda P4 remote control panel
Record running hours at October 2023 – 1377.3hrs
Garmin autopilot system
DSC Lewmar Mamba autopilot drive unit
Hydrovane wind vane system
Bow Thruster:
Sleipner, tunnel mounted 6hp bow thruster
Joystick controller mounted in coaming recess to port side of helm

Voltage Systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore/generator power system
Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single connection point
Hardwired RCD protected system
3 Pin UK sockets, battery charger, water heater
Battery Banks:
Engine Battery (powering engine, bow thurster, windlass and furlex) – 1x 12VD, 230Ah AGM battery (2022)
Generator Battery – 1x 12VDC
Domestic Batteries – 4x 12VDC, 105Ah, sealed lead acid (2023)
Battery Charger:
Voltmaster battery charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 50amp

Dual engine mounted alternators
Dedicated alternator for engine battery
Dedicated alternator for domestic batteries
Adverc alternator controller
Merlin AMS alternator Management system
Battery Monitor:
Voltmeter and Ammeter on ships switch panel
Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket

Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in both heads, extending for use as shower head
Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Automatic Bilge Pump
Deck Wash:
Pressurised deck/anchor wash
12VDC pressure pump
Fixed hose with jet-spray nozzle

Single diesel tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 425ltrs

Fresh Water:
Twin fresh water tanks
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 300ltrs each
Approximate total capacity 600ltrs
Holding Tanks:
Single black water tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 45ltrs

On Deck:
Depth/Speed/Log/Wind – Garmin GMI 10 configurable LCD displays x3
Plotter/Radar – Garmin GPSmap7408 MFD with Garmin radar scanner mounted on mast (2020)
Magnetic Compass – mounted on pedestal
At Chart Table:
GPS Repeater
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Lowrance Link 8 DSC VHF
AIS – Garmin AIS600 Class B transceiver
SSB Radio – Not currently in commission
Navtex – NASA Marine Target NAVTEX PRO

Galley Stove – Nelson gas cooker. 2 burner, oven and grill. Gimbal mounted.
Fridge – Built-in top loading
Freezer – Built-in top loading
Double stainless steel sinks
Mixer tap
Heads - 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets
Holding Tank – Forward head discharging overboard or to holding tank
Wash hand basin x2
Mixer taps, extending for use as a shower x2
Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto diesel fired, blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller
6 outlets
Overhead lighting throughout
LED light units fitted in galley
Reading lights over bunks in cabin
Reading lights in way of saloon seating
Gimballed oil lamp mounted in saloon x2
Lighting in engine space
Pioneer radio/CD head unit
Pioneer 12 stack CD player
Speakers in saloon and cockpit

Summary of Accommodation:
Double cabin forward with ensuite heads access
Forward heads
Nav Station
Master cabin aft with ensuite heads
Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims
Joinery work finished in satin varnish
Teak and holly veneered soleboards
Vinyl covered panels with teak trims to finish head linings

Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Forward Cabin:
Two single berths in V-layout.
Infill section to create double berth
Shelves outboard of bunks overhead to port and starboard
Standing room between bunks and aft.
Dresser unit outboard to port aft with storage locker beneath and above.
En-suite access to head on starboard side aft
Forward Heads:
Located within forward cabin to starboard
Inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted outboard aft
Counter top forward with inset wash hand basin
Vanity lockers outboard and below countertop
Bench seating down port side
L-shaped saloon seating down starboard side
Both saloon settees converting to occasional single berths with lee cloths
Saloon table mounted on central pole with fold leaf to port side
Lockers above settee backs outboard with countertop above
Storage lockers outboard of settee back rests and below settee bases
Located to port side of companionway
U-shaped galley
Double stainless steel sinks forward, inboard
Worktop outboard with top loading fridge located below
Gimbal mounted cooker outboard centrally
Worktop aft with top loading freezer located below outboard section of worktop
Selection of lockers beneath worktop
Selection of lockers above worktop outboard and aft
Nav Station:
Forward facing chart table to starboard of companionway
Forward facing navigators seat
Chart storage within table top, locker beneath table top forward
Ships switch panel outboard of navigators seating
Master Aft Cabin:
Accessed to starboard side aft of nav station
Two single berths outboard to port and starboard with standing room between
Infill section creates a large double berth spanning full width of cabin
Lockers with counter top above running the length of the bunk outboard
Dresser unit running forward of berth to starboard with countertop, lockers above and below
En-suite heads located forward to port
Aft Heads:
En-suite heads for aft cabin
Counter top with inset wash hand basin located outboard aft
Vanity locker outboard and below counter top
Manual marine toilet mounted outboard forward.
Teak slat seat folding down over head to provide shower seat

Deck stepped, masthead sloop rig
Mast and spars of silver anodised alloy, manufactured by Selden
Stainless steel standing rigging – date of last replacement?
Furlex 300E electric roller reefing system mounted on forestay
Removable inner forestay for flying hank-on staysail
In-mast roller reefing mainsail
Selden rod kicker
Spinnaker pole
Running backstays for use with inner forestay
Backstay tensioner
Selden detachable bow sprit for flying cruising chute
Lewmar mainsheet track and car system (2021)
Lewmar genoa track and car system

Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 54, electric, two-speed, self-tailing
Mainsail Contol Lines Winch – 1x Lewmar 40, two-speed, self-tailing
Mainsheet Winch - 1x Enkes 22ASC, single-speed, self-tailing
Mast Mounted Halyard Winch – 1x Enkes 26, two-speed
Mainsail – In-mast roller reefing, vertical battens. North Sails 3D Nordac (2018)
Genoa – Roller reefing. 150%. North Sails Nordac (2018)
#3 Jib – White Dacron, hank-on. Rigged on inner forestay as staysail
Cruising Chute – Fitted with snuffer
Canvas Work:
Sprayhood – Owen Sails 2021
Cockpit Tent – Owen Sails 2021
Pedestal Cover
Winter Cockpit Cover
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 25kg Rocna anchor on 80m, 10mm chain rode
Kedge Anchor – CQR anchor on chain/warp rode
Electric Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Remote control and secondary control in cockpit
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection including fender step
Fender Board
Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guard rails
Guardwire gates to port and starboard
Deck mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Deck mounted electric windlass
Under deck storage locker aft of windlass
Lines run aft from mast along starboard side of coachroof
Fixed, alloy framed lower windscreen section
Moulded cockpit coaming wrapping around cockpit with short section of coachroof aft of cockpit
U-shaped cockpit seating wrapping wrapping around pedestal at aft end of cockpit
Lazarette lockers beneath aft deck to port and starboard
Outboard storage bracket mounted on port aft rail
Transom gate to access transom mounted swimming ladder

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Masthead tricolour and anchor light – LED
Steaming light
Deck flood light
Low level navigation lights
Life saving:
Horseshoe buoy with light
Danbuoy with light
Throwing line
Gas Alarm – Pilot alarm system
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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