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    Posted: 07 May 2012 at 5:15pm
Hi, I've just bought a Contessa, and I wonder if anyone can tell me what the sail number means? It's K3228. Is it that it's the 228th boat built and the three means something else? And does the K mean British?
 
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K is the old designation for a UK boat (K for Kingdom, as in United Kingdom), these days it is "GBR".

Your number would have been issued by the RYA.

Some boats have a "CO" number that relates to the hull number, others have an RYA (or other authority) number.

Hope this helps and welcome to the club.   Nice choice :-)

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Do you know the original name of your Contessa 32?  If so, I may be able to trace her from our 'black book'.  I think she will have been a 1972 boat, judging by the K number, which, as George explains, is an old RYA sail number.  I could also tell you which CO sail number she would have been given at the time of purchase.  Any early details would help!  It's always nice to track old Contessas for new owners.
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I don't know if it's the original name, but she is now called 'Barefoot Contessa'. 
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Unfortunately that name doesn't appear in the 'black book' of boat purchases.  There was a Contessa 26 by that name owned by a Mr House way back in the late 60s. I checked, and he doesn't seem to have owned a Contessa 32 subsequently.  Any chance you can find the hull number embossed on the transom?  That would help.
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Thanks, I'll have a look at the weekend.
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Hi James,

If you can't find the hull number on the transom you may find the build number hidden from view on some of the internal woodwork, I occasionally find the first owners name and hull number written on bits of the boat in out of the way places (most recently on the very top of the sliding door when I removed it for varnishing).

 
 
 
 
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