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1981 U.S. Yachts 33 - Goin' My Way

For Sale

Yes, this beautiful boat is for sail. She's a rarity; you'll find the odd one in the Caribbean, but not many here. They were built in several sizes from 25-33 feet for a few years surrounding 1980, on a Buccaneer pattern, using a design from Doug Peterson.

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Who Will This Boat Choose?

This is a bit of a "niche" boat - comfortable cruiser, admittedly somewhwat spartan, but the main thing about this boat is that she is fast. She requires a simultaneously firm yet gentle, nuanced hand on the helm and is similarly very sensitive to small changes in sail trim, so you can easily cruise with a short crew happily all day, but if attended to diligently, she will step out and pull away from the herd. I.e., she is a great racer/cruiser, leaning a bit towards the "racer" side.

Here's a little ad I've posted on Kijiji (Brockville).

foggy, light-winds sailing

I love this boat. Sometimes it's just time to move on.

This boat is fast, demanding however to be very accurately sailed. "There's always something with a boat" and I've got a lot of other somethings in my life. This boat's intended usage never quite materialized for me (Great Lakes boating - the trip of 80 km up the St. Lawrence River proved more difficult to schedule than I had thought), and is a bit big, as rigged, for me to single-hand. If my joints were ten years younger, it might be another story.

I might revert to crewing on someone else's boat.

It's entirely possible that I might get something a bit smaller and continue to sail/race.

Here's some "ad copy":

33 foot open-cabin sailboat; fast; newer Yanmar diesel, high-tech feathering VARI prop; mast and rigging excellent; all equipment well-maintained and functional; wheel-steering, 5'5" draft with full-lead keel, deck-stepped mast; good sail inventory, newer main and #1, with 180 genoa(!), 2 spinnakers, whisker pole; surveys well; pretty, needs a little cosmetic TLC; sleeps 7 (in theory!); sink, cooler, head, stereo, VHF, anchor; could trade down

US Yachts 33 in slip

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-this page updated 2016-06-11