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Building dreams together

At Contest Yachts we see sailing as a way of determining, expressing your own dreams and ambitions. Which is why we build not just high quality yachts. We build them with each owner’s highly personalised input. Performance yachts well set to sail the world’s oceans and fulfil personal dreams, ambitions, comfortably, safely.

Our yachts are built to enjoy equally coastal, offshore and bluewater exploration. In our now 60-year history we have learned well the responsibilities and requirements of successful long-stay sailing. Using the best of materials, hand crafting and innovative technology, we work closely with each and every owner to design, build and deliver well sorted, strong, light, seakindly, easily handled, performance distance cruisers.

Yachts to let you adventure, to fulfil your dreams.


Based in Medemblik, Holland on the edge of the IJsselmeer, we are a third generation family firm now 60-plus years old. We have always cared deeply about what we do and what we build. We believe in reputation. Working to the finest of boat building standards and adopting the best appropriate world technologies we also have always been innovative. We've come a long way since our very first built boat, the Olympic class Flying Dutchman, and early Contest yachts.


From being the first series-builder to adopt vacuum injection moulding which ensures consistency, integrity with increased strength yet good weight savings, to working alongside America’s Cup winged keel creator Piet van Oosanen, the Conijn family and Contest Yachts have always practised innovation… but in that respectful way of the Dutch. Not to impress, only to improve.

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