1980 Elizabethan 33 Was £17,500 Now £14,995
The Elizabethan 33 is a classic style long-keeled cruising yacht designed by David Thomas and Peter Webster. She is now one of many Classic long-keeled yachts of the late 1970’s similar to the Nicholson 32 but with better lines and a much shallower draft.
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The Elizabethan 33 offers 5 berths in two cabins, twin V berths with lockers underneath, with infill converts to double berth. Locker space both port and starboard sides above berths. On port side is the heads with sink in sliding shelf Jabsco manual sea toilet. Rubber valves replaced 2011. Behind the sea toilet is a 50 litre plastic welded holding tank. This has yet to be connected to the waste system via 12v macerator evacuating pump. To Starboard is a Hanging locker. To starboard is a single settee berth with lockers above and below in which is the main engine and windlass battery bank. To port is another single settee berth which with an infill converts to a small double. Again lockers above and below berths.To port is the galley with sink, ‘Plastimo’ 2 burner calor gas cooker with grill and oven. Worktop forward and aft of cooker with stowage under, housing 4 gallon calorifier. On the starboard side is a chart table with stowage for charts, 3 x 6 fused switch panels for lighting, Navigation, water pump, windlass etc. Aft of the chart table is a large ¼ berth under which is the domestic Battery bank and stowage. The saloon is fitted with 3 ‘Lewmar’ opening portlights to both port and starboard. The heads have 2 ‘Lewmar’ opening portlights 1 each side to port and starboard as has the forepeak.
The Elizabethan 33 is rigged as a masthead sloop, mast and boom oval aluminium by Eurospars Plymouth 2001, standing rigging 2001 7mm S/S strand wire, swagged fittings at the mast with “Staylok” fittings to bottle screws at deck. Genoa furling system, Hood Seafurl MkII refurbished 2015. Terylene running rigging, slab reefing to mainsail.Main and Genoa halyards - braid/wire
The Elizabethan 33 is powered by Bukh DV24ME Raw water cooled with 2:1 reduction gearbox diesel fuelled. Injectors serviced in 2001. Annual service with oil change and re-placement filters. 3 bladed L/H bronze propeller on shaft with rope-cutter between cutlass bearing and propeller. Fuel capacity 39 Galls. 177 litres @ 2 litres per hour. At speed of 5 knots gives cruising distance of 443 Nm.
4 x 90 Ah batteries in 2 banks with Guest Isolator switch and separate isolators on positive side, engine alternator and 40 watt solar panel on coach-roof for trickle charging when on mooring.
Long keel with external iron ballast
Thalia is a work in progress. She was bought in 2000 having been laid-up ashore, neglected, and partially stripped over a period of approximately 9 years in the UK. Since 2000 a considerable amount of money has been spent on her giving her a new rig and sails, new windows, instruments, toilet, GPS, electric windlass etc. She is an excellent sailing yacht and her new sail plan has made her very competitive in her class. However, there is still much work to be done to improve her cosmetic appearance and this fact is reflected in the price at which she is offered for sale.
She is currently ashore in Zakynthos Greece and may possibly be re-launched in May2016 for the season. Zakynthos is one of the Ionian Islands and the Ionian Sea is wonderful safe sailing area. Other islands within easy reach are Kefalonia, Ithaca, Levkas, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos and the mainland of Western Greece.
In the winter period Zakynthos is accessible via flights or coach and ferry from Athens, and from April to October is accessible via direct flights from London Gatwick through EasyJet, Thomson, Thomas Cook and other travel companies
Elizabethan yachts were originally built by Peter Webster Ltd. at Lymington UK, with a range of models from 23ft upwards, all by different designers.
The Elizabethan 33 is based on the Elizabethan 30 designed by David Thomas who is famous for the Hunter range and the Sigma 33. Peter Webster added a counter-stern to David Thomas’ design and built the yachts until he sold the moulds of the Elizabethan Range to Drummond-Bayne Marine who continued building the yachts at Southampton UK until around 1985.
The Elizabethan 33 has a solid GRP hull using woven roving’s with a bolt-on external iron ballast keel. The deck and cockpit mouldings are also GRP with balsa cores in horizontal areas, replaced with marine ply core in stress areas for fittings. As with almost all GRP boats of this era, the hull mouldings are much more heavily built than modern production yachts. ‘Thalia’, with all her equipment, weighs approximately 8 tons.
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