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Contest 45CS standard

The Contest 45CS, here in "standard" version, is a 44’11” monohull sailboat designed by Georg Nissen. She was built by Conyplex (Netherlands) and made of sandwich E-glass / vinylester (vacuum infusion). The production started in 2005 .

The Contest 45CS belongs to the Contest Yachts range.

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Contest 45CS's   Main Features
Model Contest 45CS
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Georg Nissen
Range Contest Yachts
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich E-glass / vinylester (vacuum infusion)
First built hull 2005
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Central cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
N/A
Contest 45CS's   Main dimensions
Length overall 44’ 11”
Hull length 44’ 11”
Waterline length 38’ 2”
Beam (width) 13’ 6”
Draft 6’ 5”
Mast height from DWL 69’ 2”
Light displacement 29762 lbs
Ballast weight 11244 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Contest 45CS's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1109 sq.ft
Mainsail area 581 sq.ft
Genoa area 527 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 19/20
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum (carbon fiber as an option)
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Contest 45CS's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
18.17
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
242
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
38 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
8.28 knots
Contest 45CS's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 75 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 75.6 gal
Contest 45CS's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 7
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 111 gal
Water heater capacity 10.6 gal

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