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CONTEST 38S built by Conyplex and designed by Dick Zaal. Her first hull was built in 1980 with an overall lengh of 11.35 m or 37.25 ft long

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CONTEST 38S Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft11.35 m / 37.25 ft
Builder(s)Conyplex B.V.
Designer(s)Dick Zaal
Hull TypeFin with rudder on skeg
Number of Hulls Built90
First Hull Built1980
Last Hull Built1992
Rigging TypeMasthead Ketch
Ballast Ratio39.37


Overall Length (LOA) 11.35 m / 37.25 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)9.09 m / 29.83 ft
Beam (width)3.66 m / 12.00 ft
Draft1.96 m / 6.42 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 8748 kg / 19285 lb
Maximum Displacement8748 kg / 19285 lb
Ballast Weight3444 kg / 7593 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.79
Comfort Ratio33.97
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)324.35
Ballast Ratio39.37
Sail Area to Displacement12.02

Above Deck

Mast Height from DWL15.16 m / 49.75 ft
Estimated Forestay Length14.09 m / 46.22 ft
Reported Sail Area49.98 m² / 538.00 ft²
Total Sail Area50.00 m² / 538.20 ft²
Mainsail Area22.28 m² / 239.85 ft²
I44.20 ft * 13.47 m
J13.50 ft * 4.11 m
P39.00 ft * 11.89 m
E12.30 ft * 3.75 m
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