• Hanse 348

    Inspired by "Air", let us proudly introduce the newest addition to the Hanse family: fast cruising performance, easy sailing options, innovative design are its key-characteristics:

    Read More
  • GREAT DEAL Hanse 575, 2016

    Hanse 575 special offer: Six months used, just enought to settle new boat issues. Perfect condition, fully equipped and ready for off shore sailing. ARC

    Read More
  • Hanse 588

    The new Hanse 588 - a powerful sailing yacht stylishly refined


    Never stop. Do not take the existing as the norm of the future. That is

    Read More
  • Avel Yachting Rigging promotion video

    Promotion video by the greatest photographer in Montenegro: Veri Veroza Read More
  • North Sails point in Montenegro

    North Sails - the most famous sail manufacturer has got an official distributor and service point in Montenegro. North Sails has become the world leader in

    Read More
  • Hanse 418

    The new Hanse 418 exudes a unmistakable, strong personality that makes every day you spend on the water a true highlight. Its clear, fast lines

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Contest - invitation to trial sail days

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April we will host our annual trial sail weekend at the Medemblik Regatta Centre. We are pleased to invite you to experience yourself the pleasures of sailing a Contest yacht.

To join us simply send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us whether you would like to test sail on Saturday or Sunday, which time you prefer and which type of Contest yacht(s) you would like to sail with. We will confirm the exact time for your trial sail.

You are also most welcome to contact us if you would like to receive information about any other yachts in our range as well. Please send an email or call our office on +32 (0)32 672 703. We look forward to welcoming you in Medemblik in April or sometime in the future!

First Contest 42 soon to be launched

Contest Yachts in the Netherlands is close to completing the first Contest 42CS, due for launching in July. Two months later, the second in this exciting series concept will roll off the slipway and the third has already been sold. The Contest 42CS design is fulfilling its brief of appealing equally to experienced families with children as it does to sailors seeking sailing performance and superior comfort.

The latest generation of Contests was created in response to growing demands for a Contest in this size range with a twin steering and aft cockpit layout. The 42CS is part of a continuous upgrading of the Contest fleet range, which extends right up to the Contest 72CS and also includes a 52-foot motoryacht. The first two flagships for this new standard in family performance cruising have now had their decks completed and the interiors are currently being fitted.

“The Contest 42CS is ideal for people interested in acquiring a quality sailboat,” says Contest Yachts managing director Arjen Conijn. “At the same time, the superior performance also appeals to people seeking a more intimate cruising experience. In fact, the aesthetic lines of the Contest 42CS are striking a chord among folk from every stage of life. And the first two examples will showcase the amazing sense of spaciousness her owners will enjoy inside and out, regardless of why they decide to buy a 42CS.”

Three into one

Another fascinating aspect of the design for the Contest 42CS is that three distinctive exterior layout options are available. The Shorthanded version features a central winch in the cockpit located next to the steering wheel from which the mainsail can be operated. This allows the owner to go sailing on his/her own and enjoy some peace and quiet on the water.

The second option is the Cruising exterior layout, which offers maximum space in the cockpit. The mainsail traveller is located on the cabin roof, while the mainsail lines run via a German Mainsheet system to winches in the cockpit.

Last but not least, the Performance version of the Contest 42CS has the mainsail traveller recessed in the cockpit floor just in front of the helm. This maximises the speed potential thanks to the optimal mainsail trim. The first Contest 42CS will have this set-up, including 3DL sails and a carbon mast.

Both the Shorthanded and the Cruising version can also be fitted with a lounging cockpit, with the seating area separated from the helm by means of a circular partition.

Interior choices

There are also a wide range of interior layout options created in partnership with the Amsterdam-based interior architects Wetzels Brown Partners. Many different requirements can be met with three layouts for the aft and foredeck areas and five for the amidships section of the boat. Key choices within this remit include whether to fit four or six sleeping berths, where to locate the galley on the port or starboard side, the size of the owner’s cabin and the amount of storage to set aside for sails and the like.

This impressive flexibility offered for both the exterior and the interior, coupled with the unrivalled vacuum technology construction and the finely detailed finishing for which the Contest yard is renowned, make the Contest 42CS a very special yacht indeed.

Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2013

The Contest 42CS will be on display at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2013 from 3 to 8 September. This will be held at the new city centre location at the NDSM Shipyard in Amsterdam. For more information about the yacht and Contest Yachts, see www.contest-yachts-adriatic.com.

Technical specification

Length overall
Maximum beam
Displacement
Draft standard
Draft shallow
Fuel tank
Water tank
Engine, Yanmar
 

12.85 m / 42.15 ft
4.15 m / 13.61 ft
11,000 kg / 24,251 lbs
2.20 m / 7.21 ft
1.80 m / 5.90 ft
250 ltr / 54.99 imp. gal.
480 ltr / 105.59 imp. gal.
40 kW / 54 hp

35th Belgrade boat show

07th March – 10th March

6th year in a row Avel Yachting is present on Belgrade Boat Show. After successful boat show in Dusseldorf, once again we have the honor to present our brands: Hanse, Contest and Fjord in Belgrade. Like last year, the show will be held in the biggest hall, with many exhibitors, including Avel Yachting. We will be present and available for all of our clients during the whole boat show. To make an appointment please send us an e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or contact us on our telephone number (+382 69 390 402). See you in Belgrade! 

Croatia joins EU - raise in yacht tax

On July 1st, 2013, Croatia will join the European Union, which will most certainly bring benefits to nautical tourism in Montenegro. Once in the EU, Croatia becomes part of the single custom area of the EU and the owners will have to pay customs duties and VAT as defined by the EU Customs Union – set at a rate of 25%.

Those vessels that decide to stay in Croatia face extensive paperwork in order to pass import customs clearance and entry into the Croatian Register. It can take up to twenty days to gather all the necessary documentation required to register one boat. The others will simply turn to Montenegro, Turkey or African Mediterranean for a berth place. Montenegro’s yacht-friendly legislation offers particularly favourable import regulations, lower fixed tax rates on purchases and income, as well as tax and duty free fuel.

If you are an owner bringing your boat down to Porto Montenegro, Tivat, feel free to navigate our website and find out which services we can offer you. Our activities range from boat guardiennage, maintenance, repairs and equipment installation to sail and RIB service. Do not hesitate to contact us.

News & Events

  • Brand new Hanse 348: Air-inspired +

    Inspired by "Air", let us proudly introduce the newest addition to the Hanse family: fast cruising performance, easy sailing options, Read More
  • Brand new Hanse 418: Water-inspired +

    The new Hanse 418 exudes a unmistakable, strong personality that makes every day you spend on the water a true Read More
  • Avel Yachting in Dusseldorf 2018 +

    The world's largest boat show is opening its doors in Düsseldorf!Avel Yachting will be here to welcome you and show Read More
  • Hanse 588 +

    The new Hanse 588 - a powerful sailing yacht stylishly refined Never stop. Do not take the existing as the norm Read More
  • Brand new sails for Montenegro-made classic boats! +

    Hand-made in Montenegro… Please meet "Lana", one of the 5 so-far built "Arsenalkas", small wooden boat built by Nenad Bokovac Read More
  • Advance RIBs - Made in Serbia +

    ADVANCE inflatable and RIB boats represents a combination of long tradition, experience, high quality and modern design. ADVANCE inflatable and Read More
  • North Sails point in Montenegro +

    North Sails - the most famous sail manufacturer has got an official distributor and service point in Montenegro. North Sails has Read More
  • THINK BIG!!! NEW HANSE 675 +

    After a brilliant 2013, we are welcoming in the new year with yet another new innovation from Greifswald. Following the Read More
  • NEW Fjord 48 Open +

    Fjord, as part of the Hanse group, stands for German quality brand, which designs clever cruisers for all corners of Read More
  • 1

Used Nautical equipment