About Contest

The Yard
Contest Yachts has celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2014. Throughout this half a century of success, the yard has always kept the entire production process in its own hands. This guarantees customers the highest possible standards.

In cooperation with our renowned designers, leading research institutes and the best suppliers, we are always looking for innovative and suitable solutions to optimise our yachts. This has resulted in a wide range of high quality performance cruisers that have found their way all over the world.

Philosophy
Our starting point is that we sell more than just premium quality yachts. Our clients enjoy a lifestyle that revolves around broadening their horizons. The allure and performance of our yachts fit perfectly within this philosophy, which is why Contest’s credo is:  Life. Style. Sailing.

Design
“It is always a great challenge to harmonize the characteristics demanded by Contest Yachts: perfect use of space and absolute comfort together with excellent sailing performance. I am convinced that each new owner will find the design of the yachts impossible to resist. This is sailing… this is the life”.
Georg Nissen, Naval Architect

“You will immediately feel at home in the modern, light interior of Contest Yachts, which subtly blends modern materials and finishes with impeccable craftsmanship. I devised the new Contest look of the 45CS, 50CS and 60CS in close cooperation with the yard. Various interior options give you the opportunity to choose a design that best fits your particular needs, depending on whether you wish to sail with two, with a group of friends or with a professional crew”.
Birgit Schnaase, Interior Designer

History
50 years ago Ed Conijn started building the popular Flying Dutchman boats. Shortly after, he launched his first cruising yacht, the Contest 25. This design was an immediate international success and served as the foundation of the company. Many new models were designed in the next decade and Conyplex grew into a yacht builder of global stature. In the last 15 years the emphasis shifted from serial building to semi-customised yachts between 45 and 60 feet. Contest Yachts has always been a family company with actually the third generation in charge. Please have a look at the brochures of all the yachts that were designed and built by Contest Yachts through the years. They will give you a good impression of the expertise and development of our yard.

             

Contest yacht 42CS module

Contest 67 yacht new model

 

  • Test Contest boat
  • Why Contest?
  • Why buy in Montenegro?
  • Aftersales service
  • Registration and Insurance

You have already got all necessary brochures, specifications and pricelists, and would like to take your boat purchase project to its next step? Come and try our boats! If there is no such boat in Montenegro, we accompany you wherever your dream boat is to make your live test a success!

10 reasons to understand better the superiority of Contest Yachts:

1. Shipyard is more than 50 years old, and it is a family business
2. Yachts are made in Holland, where the best boats were built through history
3. Every boat is special, made with special care, strictly upon request
4. Every client is special for the shipyard, and can follow the building of his boat
5. Client becomes a part of Contest family, because Contest meets all the client's wishes
6. Aftersales services are included in the contract and can be done anywhere in the world by official service points
7. High level of quality, attention to all the details
8. Hull is built with special vacuum-infusion that eliminates air from the structure, which makes it stronger
9. Contest organizes every year gathering of their clients, such as regattas in different parts of the world
10. Contest is more than a shipyard, it is a family passion for perfection

Porto Montenegro Avel Yachting1.    VAT-free yachts
Montenegro is not part of the European Union, and as such foreigners do not need to pay the local VAT

2.    Brand-new marina: Porto Montenegro
- 650 planned berths ranged from 12 to 150 meters
- Tax and duty-free fuel
- Onsite customs
- Water & electricity
- 24-hour security
- Luxury swimming pool
- Sports club: gym, yoga, pilates, bowling
- 7% VAT on many marine-related services
fjord avel yachting- Outside of EU tax and import regulations

3.    Great location
- Situated between Croatia, Italy and Greece
- Beautiful sailing area
- 5 marinas: Porto Montenegro – Tivat, Kotor, Herceg Novi, Budva, Bar
- Bay of Kotor – Europe's most southerly fjord and a UNESCO World Heritage site
- 3 airports nearby: Tivat, Dubrovnik, Podgorica 

 

After sales service Avel YachtingWhether you are buying a new boat or a second hand one, we are the only sailboat dealer with an after sales service located on the spot, in Montenegro. We will do it all for you:

  • Boat sale/purchase contract
  • Transport from the shipyard
  • Boat preparation
  • Boat registration
  • Boat insurance
  • Warranty works for new boats
  • Boat refit
  • Boat service
  • Guardiennage
  • Sail loft
  • Season preparation
  • Provide additional equipment if needed

 

Montenegro boat registration Avel YachtingRegistering your boat is a long, boring process, making you run from one administration to another… a complete nightmare, which could almost waste your pleasure of finally having your dream yacht! Sit back and relax, we do it for you.

Of course you want to insure your boat after the purchase. We cooperate with few insurance companies when it comes to yachting business:

  • Lovćen insurance from Montenegro
  • Pantaenius insurance from Austria
  • Marine Club insurance from Croatia