Coconut a Contest 41




The boat:

S/Y Coconut is a Contest 41 from 1985. Build in Holland of GRP. She has lived most of her life in USA but was brought to Norway in 2004 by a family living their dream of cruising the Caribbean and crossing the Atlantic. After an extensive refit in 2005 she was ready for new adventures.

Coconut has three cabins, is 12,5 meters long and 3.85 wide. She only draws 1.80 as she has a winged keel. Coconut weights 12,5 tons dry. You have to add to this a few tons as she carries 800 litres of fresh water and 300 litres of diesel as well as spares, toys and food. The mast is 19.5 meters tall. We carry a mainsail, 2 x Genoas, and storm sails as well as a Spinnaker .

The engine is a Yanmar 55 hp and is brand new Nov 05). We installed it in Lanzarote together with a new propeller (Flex-o-fold), new shaft, new shaft seals and couplings. We also re-insulated the engine room and installed a new hot water tank as well as a whole new fuel system.

Forepeak   Aft heads   View of aft cabin

Views of the galley area and companion way

Coconuts salon

Nav station Passage from aft cabin via pilot cabin to nav station

A proper sea going yacht Coconut has plenty of storage and proper lee clothes


Under water body of Coconut


Click here to see Original brochure for Contest 41


Coconut a Contest 41 S

Coconut is a safe and comfortable world cruiser that has proved herself during numerous offshore passages. She is a solid performer with a patented Wing Keel and is cutter rigged.Coconut has a centre cockpit with a fixed windscreen that makes her safe, comfortable and dry in all conditions.

Coconut was built in Holland by the world renowned Conyplex yard in 1985 and continuously upgraded and maintained since.

Steering gear

Autopilot Autohelm ST6001 (overhauled 2006)

Wind steering Hydrovane (New 2004)

Emergency tiller in ss

Whitlock steering w. pedestal (New 2005)

Radar, Furuno (New 2003)

Radar reflector

GPS, Furuno (ny 2003)

SSB radio, Icom 706 (new 2004)

Depth sunder, Brookes and Gatehouse Hecta

Wind instruments, Brookes and Gatehouse Hornet 4

Log, Brookes and Gatehouse  Hornet 4

VHF stationary, Cobra marine (New 2005)

VHF Handheld,  Cobra Marine x2 (New 2006)

Compass Richie

Iridium satellite telephone (New 2004)

Packard Bell PC (New 2006)

MaxSea navigation software (New 2005)

CMap charts (New 2005)

Various navigation software

Contest clock and barometer

Radio/cd w. Speakers inside and outside in cockpit

Ground tackle

Anchor windlass Simpson Lawrence (New 2003)

Anker CQR with 20m chain, Bruce with 80m chain +  Danforth 

4 x 45 m anchor rode

Fenders and mooring lines

Galley equipment
Stowe s.s 3 burners and oven

Galley, complete w. all cutlery and crockery

Fridge Waeco (new 2005)

Life raft Viking 6 person in container (New 2003)

Epirb w.gps McMurdo (new 2003)

3 stk. fire extinguishers 2kg.

Cockpit cushions (new 2004)

Sun awning (new 2004)

Pressurised cold and hot water

Boiler 50 litre heated by engine or 220v (new 2005)

Salt water foot pump in galley (new 2007)

Water tanks 2x 400 litres

Diesel tank 265 litres (restored 2005)

Numerous jerry cans for fuel, gasoline and water

Rig, sails and deck gear

Selden Mast 18,5m (standing and running rigging inspected and overhauled 2006)

Genoa  Durasail by  Doyle (New 2000)

Working Jib (as new)

Staysail (as new)

Mainsail  fully batten by Gran (new 2005)


Harken #53 2speed electric self tailing winches. (new 2001)

Manual winches from Lewmar og Harken.

Harken Main sail track (New 2001)

Lewmar Genoa track (New 2001)

Engines and propulsion
Yanmar 55hp (New 2005)

Propeller Variofold 3 blades ( New 2005)

Volvo water injected seal (New 2005)

Propeller shaft (New 2005)

Racor fuel filters and water separator (New 2005)


Generator and batteries
Honda 2000 watt generator (new 2005)

Battery chargers 240volt  2 x25 amp Waeco 4 stage chargers (New 2005)

Start battery, 110 amp. (New 2003)

House battery, 420 amp. (New 2004)

Alternator 80 amp (New 2005)

Inverter Xantrex 500 watt 220 Volt (New 2005)

Inverter Powertech 300 watt 220 volt (New 2007)

Inverter Prowatt 150 watt 110volt (New 2004)



AB Aluminium hard bottom inflatable (New 2006)

Mercury Viking 15 hp outboard




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This site was last updated 12/13/07