The "KIRIN" is an excellent example of the CONTEST 36S model that was first introduced in 1984. Built by the renowned CONYPLEX of Holland, that Company's long-term tradition and reputation of building top-notch sailing yachts since 1960 was certainly further enhanced. The new "C36S" was the first of the true performance-oriented designs offered for the benefit of cruising sailors who desired this modern benefit as available with up-to-date hull shapes, sail plans and manufacturing techniques and materials. The CONTEST 36S was constructed with a balsa-core hull, one of the first in Europe to do so along with other models by BALTIC of Finland. With her aggressive sail plan, the C36S was an overnight success on & off the race course and set new standards for the popular "cruiser-racer" classification that combined structural integrity and high levels of interior joinery fit & finish that Dutch builders are famous for both then and now!
"KIRIN" is hull #209 and was produced in the Fall of 1984 as a "1985" model. She has had only four Owners to the present date. Purchased by her present Owner in the Summer of 2008, the "KIRIN" has continued to be both lightly-used as well as thoughtfully maintained. The innate qualities of build, performance and "features & benefits" of the CONTEST 36S are the principle characteristics that have served to attract sailors over the years who desire an offshore-capable yacht with a modern rig & deck plan, a roomy aft-cabin interior and good performance too.
The KIRIN" is offered for brokerage sale as her Owner's boating plans .. and time available for use .. have changed. All in all, she represents a very nice package that is difficult to replicate and acquire in today's market and in this price range. The "KIRIN" was not commissioned in 2016 and is currently stored "on the hard", rig out & awaiting inspections in anticipation of the 2017 Season!
For more information regarding the CONTEST 36S in general and the "KIRIN" in particular, please contact her Central Agent, Randy Altemus, via cell 203-512-0847 or by email at raltemus(at)byy.com .
"KIRIN" features an immaculate white gelcoat topsides with a dark blue sheer stripe and dark blue double boot-tops. These were painted with a dark blue AwlGrip finish in 2003. Her topsides & decks are the standard CONTEST YACHTS white gelcoat.
The entire interior bilge area, from stem to stern, has been painted with a durable white finish for ease of inspection and cleaning.
The bottom was stripped & epoxy barrier coated in 2004. There were no signs of osmotic blistering and the work was accomplished as a routine maintenance procedure so commonly required of a yacht of her vintage.
Aluminum toe-rail, slotted anodized
Teak rub-rail with stainless steel striker / rub strakes
Double rail stainless steel bow pulpit with "Butterfly" front opening for bow boarding from dock
Double rail stainless steel stern pulpit with boarding gate
Double lifelines, stainless steel (new, 1998)
Boarding gates, port & starboard, upper & lower
WHITLOCK rack-and-pinion wheel steering system with custom 31" Destroyer-type stainless steel wheel with a varnished teak rim
Emergency tiller, stainless steel
Stainless steel binnacle guard & brake for the wheel
Teak grab rails @ cabin top, varnished
Seahood for sliding companionway hatch
Companionway hatch w/removable Plexi cover section for chart viewing integral to the hatch
Bow anchor well (very large w/ provision for (2) rodes)
Anchor rode deck hawse pipe
Bow anchor roller, stainless steel
(6) Aluminum deck cleats, 8"
(2) Cockpit Lazarette stowage lockers
Cockpit Lazarette propane tank stowage locker
Cockpit storage locker, stbd side
(2) Cockpit cubby lockers in coamings w/ varnished teak trim
(3) GEBO deck hatches
(6) Opening ports
(4) Portlights, fixed, in hull topsides
"KIRIN" has the outstanding high-quality CONTEST YACHTS varnished teak interior joinery below which this Manufacturer is rightfully famous for. CONYPLEX B.V., the builder of CONTEST YACHTS, utilizes a seven (7) coat sealer & varnish system that has few rivals for a beautiful result anywhere. The Head and certain trim pieces have a "gloss" finish with the rest of the yacht have a "satin" finish.
The teak & holly Cabin Sole is varnished with a gloss finish.
The interior upholstery was replaced in 2006 with a custom blue pattern fabric that is in, of course, exceptionally good condition. There are beige fabric privacy curtains throughout. It is hard to tell in the photos but the Aft Cabin berth measures an astounding 6'5" "square".
Varnished teak interior joinery
Varnished teak & holly cabin sole
Teak grating for the Head / shower area forward
Teak bunk leeboards, folding, for both port & stbd Main Salon berths
Blue pattern fabric upholstery (2006)
Beige fabric privacy curtains for all deck hatches, opening ports and portlights
Insert piece for starboard for settee conversion to double berth
(3) Burner TECHIMPEX gimballed stainless steel stove & oven
Safety bar for oven, stainless steel
Propane tank, aluminum 10# (2006)
Electric remote propane solenoid shut-off switch (2006)
Double stainless steel sinks
Custom DELFT tile installation around the Galley area
FORMICA counter tops, white
Custom Galley ware including dishes and service
VHF, STANDARD HORIZON USA GX1200
DATAMARINE "Corinthian" series electronics (indicators mounted in fiberglass console over the Companionway):
S100KL Speed / Log
LX-360 AWI / WS
AUTOHELM 5000 Autopilot (note: external drive & unit "new in box", not installed)
RITCHIE 5" binnacle compass
AM / FM stereo, AUDIOVOX, with (4) PIONEER speakers (2x Main Salon & 2x in Cockpit)
BROOKES & GATEHOUSE hand-bearing compass (from B&G RDF, mounted at Nav Station)
"KIRIN" is a Fractional Rig (7/8ths) version of the CONTEST 36S series. She has a SELDEN anodized aluminum mast & boom with internal halyards, single spreaders and a single-point chainplate system. Her published Sail Area is 634 sq/ft for the 7/8ths Rig.
The standing rigging is comprised of heavy-duty 3x19 stainless steel wire.
The anodized aluminum spinnaker pole is mounted/stored vertically on the mast.
The mast is set up for internal halyards @ main, (2) genoa / jib & (2) spinnaker and the spinnaker pole topping lift. At this time, the 2nd genoa and 2nd spinnaker halyards are not included but can be rigged.
The running rigging was all replaced in 2006 to include all the halyards, mainsheet, backstay adjuster, reef lines and so forth.
Winches (ENKES & LEWMAR):
The total engine hours noted of "2700" are an "estimated approximation". There is an engine hour meter in-place .. but that ceased functioning some time ago. This information estimate is based upon past surveys accomplished for the past & present Owners and the general overall condition of the yacht as well as of the powerplant & drive-train.
Engine & Drive-Train (detail):
"KIRIN's" teak companionway board was completely refinished in 2006.
Canvas (HATHAWAY, REISER & RAYMOND, Stamford, CT):
NOTE: Canvas fabric & color is "SUNBRELLA Blue"
Brewer Yacht Haven Marina
181 Harbor Drive
Stamford, CT 06904