Dutch sailing boat maker Contest Yachts unveils new 26m flagship model due for launch in 2018. The Contest 84CS was designed in partnership with German naval architects judel/vrolijk & co.

The 26m Contest 84CS

The 26m Contest 84CS

Contest Yachts in Holland has announced that Contest 84CS, a new 26m model, is in design phase in preparation for its launch in 2018. The new flagship model is the Dutch boatbuilder first step into the 80ft-plus sector and the yacht is designed in partnership with German naval architects judel/vrolijk & co.

The Contest 84CS will provide for both distance cruising and regatta participation as well as very social sailing for up to 10 guests in a customisable, up to five cabin, five heads accommodation plan, supported by a crew of up to four in a further two cabins.

In addition, the shioyard says owners of the Contest 84CS can specify either aft or forward master suite, with service quarters also changing ends.

Interior design is modern-classic by Wetzels Brown Partners of Amsterdam. The company has worked with Contest Yachts since the launch of the Contest 72CS in 2012.

The hull form of the Contest 84CS follows that of the recently launched judel/vrolijk-designed Contest 67CS. The vessel features moderate-shallow underbody running back from plumb bow, with integral bowsprit and optional furler for asymmetrics, to a soft chined, broad stern with twin rudders for precise and powerful yet light control at the twin helm stations.

The composite construction is according to Contest Yachts’ standard infusing techniques. This includes a sandwich laminate throughout, from sheerline to keel stub, with a single shot infusion for each of hull, grid and then deck.

Great attention is being paid to noise and vibration including latest technology sound insulation to the engine room.

The design also includes a dedicated technical room.