Contest 52MC

For the first time in its 50-plus years of success, Contest Yachts is to build a motor yacht. The Contest 52MC was designed by the leading Dutch yard in cooperation with Georg Nissen. Engineering is by Vripack and the interior from the boards of Wetzels Brown Partners. The synthesis of these renowned names and Contest’s rich experience will ensure an impressive introduction to the seagoing motor yacht segment.

Not just for former sailors
Contest Yachts is renowned around the world for its top quality sail yachts, and has been meeting the wishes of sailing enthusiasts for more than half a century. In response to many requests to apply its knowledge to the motor yacht sector, the yard has now created a design that will appeal to former sail yacht owners and committed motor yacht fans alike. The starting points for the development were Contest Yacht’s core values of quality, comfort, performance and design.

Silence and style
Both the renowned finish of the interior and the vacuum injected composite hull and superstructure exude quality. The benefits of this construction method for a motory acht are clear in terms of minimal weight and unparalleled strength. Moreover, Contest has its own unique vision when it comes to comfort onboard motor yachts. With a client base that is not used to the constant sound of engines, the yard is investing a great deal in the insulation of the engine room and vibration attenuation. Standard equipped with two extremely quiet and efficient Cummins Common Rail engines, with an option to be synchronised with the bow and stern thrusters via an Integrated Docking® system, the Contest 52MC will be easy to manoeuvre in all circumstances. For even quieter and greener sailing, a hybrid model of the motor yacht will be available with two electric motors that offer silent propulsion up to seven knots.

Optimal stability
The hull of the modern halfglider has a sleek and speedy look, while the straight bow and long waterline ensure the sailing qualities that Contest required. The long waterline and straight bow combined with the wide and heavily accentuated underwater body will ensure an optimal performance. Research has shown that the hull shape minimises vertical movements and rolling while maximising the yacht’s stability. Should owners wish to further enhance stability, the option is available to build in a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer and reduce any remaining roll to a negligible level.

CE-A certified
The Contest 52MC is CE-A certified and meets all the requirements for long journeys on inland waterways, coastal areas and the open seas. The design is also focused on safety and comfort with wide side decks, high bulwarks and a closable cockpit that provides a permanent sense of safety. The spacious aft deck is connected directly to the saloon to enhance the inside/out feeling. Another major point of attention was the level of ergonomics on board, hence the absence of steep stairs and continuous comfort at sea.

Recognisable Contest look
The Wetzels Brown designed interior is characterised by peaceful, modern lines. In addition, the 52MC includes typical Contest design features such as eye-catching windows, a spacious and open deck, plenty of headroom throughout the yacht, and a finish to match the name and reputation of Contest Yachts. The Contest 52MC is available in several models. For the ultimate outdoor feeling, the standard design can be expanded with raised steering or a flybridge. The range will also include a fully open sports model, and there will be numerous interior options available. Contest Yachts has started the construction of the first Contest 52MC, which will be delivered to its owner in mid-2012.

Main dimensions

Length overall
Length waterline
Maximum beam
Open Sport
Flybridge 3.46 m
Displacement (std.)
Fuel tank
Water tank
  15.93 m / 52.26 ft
14.60 m / 47.90 ft
4.60 m / 15.09 ft
0.85 m / 2.79 ft
2.88 m / 9.45 ft
3.20 m / 10.50 ft
3.46 m / 12.27 ft
16,600 kg / 36,596 lbs
2.000 ltr. / 395,95 imp. gal
700 ltr. / 153,98 imp. gal
2x 225 kW / 2 x 305 hp


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  • 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