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A traditional long-keeled cruising yacht, the Elizabethan 33 is one of many now classic long-keel designs from the 1960s/70s. The Elizabethan 33 is slightly longer and possibly prettier than the better known Nicholson 32, but also a little lighter and shallower draught, so more useful to some.
With a bit of work she'll be a great wee family cruiser and ready for the season.
Elizabethan 33 (1982), designed by David Thomas - a great example of a boat that has great potential for cruising and racing alike. The boat has been ashore since October 2019.
The Elizabethans inordinate sailing capabilities are not hindered by her comfortable and practical accommodation arrangements below deck 6.3" head clearance.
Exe Avon is powered by a suit of well kept sails, a roller reefed jib and a reliable Watermoto Sea Panther. All the usual instruments can be found at the nav station and the galley is well-appointed with an oven, stove and fridge. Exe Avon sleeps 5 and is ready for viewing in Co Down, Northern Ireland on her boatyard trailer. The trailer is also for sale along with an existing mooring available. The sails where taken down and stored ashore. 1 x main sail 2 x genoa 2 x Spinnakers 1 x storm jib. These boats were built for ocean sailing so providing safe sailing in coastal waters.
With a bit of project work she'll be a great wee family cruiser; great sized cockpit with good storage.
GRP Hull and Decks
Designer – David Thomas
Builder – Drummond-Bayne Marine (Southampton)
Long keel with external iron ballast keel - Recent 1/2" Brass Sump Drain Plug In Keel (2019)
Solid GRP hull using woven rovings, with a bolt-on external iron ballast keel. The deck and cockpit moulding are also GRP, with balsa cores in horizontal areas, replaced with ply core in stress areas for fitting. Like almost all GRP boats of this era, the hull mouldings are much more heavily built than modern production yachts.
Length Overall: 33' / 10.06m
Length at Waterline: 25' / 7.62m
Beam: 9.33' / 2.84m
Max Draft: 4'6" / 1.40m
Displacement: 12,320 lbs / 5,588 kg
Ballast: 5,219 lbs / 2,367 kg
Watermoto Sea Panther (Ford-derived unit) with parts still available.
Diesel 50 HP
Shaft Drive to 3 bladed fixed propellor
Fuel: 70 L
Water: 159 L
5 Berths In 2 Cabins
2 Doubles - see below.
Forward Cabin – Double
Saloon – 1 Double & 1 Single
1 Separate Heads Compartment With Sea Toilet, Shower & fold-down washbasin
Galley With Oven/Stove, Refrigerator, Sink, Storage Etc.
Saloon trimmed in teak, dining table & solid fuel stove for heating. (Please note the stove hinders the use of the saloon double berth.)
Pressurised Hot & Cold Water
Sails and Rig
Masthead Sloop Rigged
Roller Reefed Genoa – Good Condition + spare
Roller Reefed Main – Good Condition
Storm Jib – Good Condition
Spinnakers x 2
Age of standing rigging not known.
12v / 220v
Switched Batteries - 1 domestic & 1 engine
220 V Shorepower Capability & Charging
Radio / CD player
Bruce anchor With Chain & Warp
Drying-out legs: no
Barometer and clock
** Yard Trailer and /or mooring available by separate negotiation **