The Contessa 32 is a 9.75 meter heavily built fiberglass mono hull sailboat. The boat was designed in Great Britain in 1970 by David Sadler. The boat comes standard rigged as a masthead sloop, with a fin keel and a skeg-mounted rudder. The Contessa 32 is classified as a cruiser-racer. It is designed to be seaworthy enough for offshore voyages and perform well in offshore racing. The Contessa 32 is known for her ability to endure harsh weather and rough seas. It was a Contessa 32 that was the only yacht in the small boat class to finish the 1979 Fastnet race, in which 15 lives were lost.
Contessa 32 Owners Main Site – Main Site on the Internet for Contessa 32 Yachts. Also try www.co26.org for the Contessa 26 main site.
Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Contessa 26’s, 32’s and other bluewater sailboats. Type in Contessa 26 or 32 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.
Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Contessa 26 and 32 and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. Type in Contessa as your keyword at the top of the page.
Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you. There is a search bar that you can use. Just use the search word Contessa.
Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Contessa 32 Sailboats as well as other Bluewater Cruisers.
Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida) – 40 years of sailing and cruising experience.