The first Contest 85CS sailing yacht POLINA STAR IV has been delivered as announced by the shipyard, Contest Yachts. She is the first of the new and exciting 26-metre series, designed by judel/vrolijk for an owner wishing to explorer the world.
Polina Star IV’s owner and skipper have plenty of deep ocean experience and are very specific on the safety at sea, with this vessel showcasing Contest Yachts capabilities to extend semi-custom yacht construction.
Every detail, including the smallest of plumbed items to the single-handed management of the towering three-spreader, slab-reefed and cutter carbon rig, has been well planned and executed. Through past experience, owner and skipper have learned the secrets of survival in extremes. In Polina Star IV they have secured a safe future and the chance to complete an interrupted circumnavigation.
The accommodation includes three suites, two aft and one midships, providing for the owner’s family and friends up to seven. The crew of two then have an unusually large space forward with navigation office, workshop, laundry and huge sail locker. The galley is situated back aft with the owner being a keen cuisine lover, in equal part to sailing.
Spars are Hall, sails are North Sails 3Di, winches are mostly Lewmar, and one of that maker’s largest-ever orders for a yacht this size, thanks to the skipper’s insistence on a rig he can single-hand if so needed.