Boat Details

It is not often that an excellent example of this truly classic offshore cruising yacht comes to market.  This Jeremy Rogers built Contessa 32 that has been extensively restored over the last few years. If it is a Contessa you want then there is no need to look any further. GiGi was built in 1981 for an American, Ty Techera, who sailed round Cape Horn with John Kretschmer as skipper and later wrote of the experience in "Cape Horn to Starboard".  She was brought back to the UK by Jeremy and Fiona Rogers and subsequently raced successfully before being sold to her new owner who cruised Brittany and the West Coast of Scotland.  She has been constantly upgraded and scrupulously maintained whilst in his ownership.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  GIGI
  • Year:  1981
  • Builder:  Jeremy Rogers Ltd.
  • Designer:  Sadler
  • Engine:  Beta 20hp
  • Location:  Lymington


  • LOA:  32 ft 0 in / 9.75m
  • LWL:  24 ft 0 in / 7.31m
  • Beam:  9 ft 6 in / 2.89m
  • Draft:  5 ft 7 in / 1.75m
  • Displ:  2,040kg
  • Keel Ballast:  4,309kg


  • Engine:  Beta Marine 3-cylinder diesel (2008)
  • 20hp
  • Shaft drive with Aqua drive, all replaced 2016
  • Fixed 3-bladed propeller (2013)
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel Capacity:  70 litres in plastic fuel tank (2008)
  • Water Capacity:  75 litres


  • Eberspacher diesel fired, hot air system (2009)
  • 12v electrical circuit
  • Pressurised hot & cold water with taps at the galley and heads
  • Hot water via engine fed calorifier with 240v immersion heater
  • Shore power system - RCD protected hardwired system with ring main, immersion heater and battery charger
  • Cristec battery monitor showing both banks
  • 2 x 110 amp/hr lead acid type domestic batteries
  • 1 x 90 amp/hr lead acid type engine battery
  • Battery charger

Deck Equipment

  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass (2010)
  • Rocna 15kg anchor + 40m chain and 40m warp
  • CQR 25lb kedge anchor
  • Standing rigging new 2008
  • Selden Furlex 200S roller reefing system 2008
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Selden rod kicker 2008
  • Spinlock clutches for lines led aft to cockpit
  • Lewmar 44ST primary winch
  • Lewmar 14ST spinnaker winch
  • Two tone painted decks, light grey side decks, white coachroof and sides
  • Teak laid cockpit seating
  • Solid teak cockpit sole grating


  • Dacron loose footed mainsail with 3 x reefs (2008)
  • Dacron No. 2 high cut roller reefing genoa (2008)
  • No. 1 genoa - Dacron class racing sail (2008)
  • No. 3 genoa - Dacron (2008)
  • IRC Racing genoa - Mylar, cut for use on Furlex reefing system (2008)
  • Hank on genoa - for inner forestay, never used.  Sanders Sails (2009)
  • Asymmetric spinnaker, Sanders Sails (2016)


  • Mainsail cover - Stackpack type with mast boot (2008)
  • Sprayhood (2008) renewed 2017
  • Cockpit tent
  • Full winter cover which can be used with mast up or down, Sanders Sails 2016

Cabin Types

  • Twin V-berth in bow with infill to make a double
  • Saloon settee berth to port and settee berth to starboard
  • Quarter berth to starboard

Domestic Inventory

  • Alcantara upholstery in saloon
  • Solid teak fixed saloon table with U-shaped seating and bench settee to starboard
  • L-shaped galley completely refitted in 2007/2008 refit
  • Force 10 galley cooker with 2-burner hob and oven (2008)
  • Hot & cold water taps to sink
  • Isotherm top loading fridge
  • Navigation station with chart table and navigator sat on the forward end of the quarter berth and electronics panel
  • Separate heads compartment with Jabsco type marine w.c. discharging overboard via holding tank
  • Pull out sink and wet locker

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine ST60+ depth / log / wind
  • Garmin GPSMAP 720 plotter (displays AIS data)
  • NASA Clipper AIS radar linked to Garmin plotter
  • Navicom RT550AIS VHF (2012)
  • Furuno NX-300 Navtex (2017)
  • Raymarine ST4000 Autopilot (to be checked)
  • M.C. Marine 12v PC Windows operating system with charting software and Microsoft Office package (2010)
  • See-Me powered Radar detector / reflector

Additional Information

  • Full Jeremy Rogers restoration 2007 / 2008
  • Spray painted topsides and deck (2007)
  • Epoxy coated underwater hull (2007)
  • Coppercoat antifouling and the coating renewed in 2016


  • Liferaft Ocean Safety standard in a canister 2017

Please Note

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.


  • BuilderContessa
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built1982
  • Price£75,000
  • Length9.75 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Beta
    • Model: 20 3-cylinder
    • Fuel Type: diesel

Contact Seller

Sea Ventures (UK) Ltd
Unit 17 The Boatyard Swanwick Marina Southampton SO31 1ZL United Kingdom
View all boats from this seller Email Call01489 889140