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Hout Bay 33
aluminum/steel radius chine
marconi or gaff cutter, radius chine round bilge,flush deck or trunk cabin, traditional. Optional hull/deck section patterns extra.
see the shipping options here
Looking for a small yet capable blue water cruiser?
This is the bigger sister of the very seaworthy Hout Bay 30, a stout little cruiser which has proven herself over numerous ocean crossings and many miles of open water passaging. She is a strong and safe boat, with the ability to sail her way out of almost any tight spot and through most weather situations.
Her modern underbody gives her well proven sailing abilities for fast and safe passages to or from whatever places you choose to visit, yet she is shallow enough to access most canal systems. These features make her a very versatile cruiser.
The Hout Bay 33 now has two rudder options. She can have a full skeg with unbalanced rudder or a balanced spade rudder for light tiller steering.
This design is a bigger sister to my popular HOUT BAY 30, primarily for those cruising people who want a little more space in an easily handled small steel cruising boat. She has her origins in that design and, therefore has many of its characteristics.
The layout is well suited to a small family or two couples, having the privacy of two sleeping cabins separate from the saloon area. It is derived from the layout of my first steel design, the PRATIQUE 35, which has proven to be very practical through many thousands of miles of cruising the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The main variation is the provision of a small aftcabin enclosing the double quarter berth.
The diesel engine is well forward of the stern, under the central galley worktop. It is not there because fashion has put it there on some modern designs but simply because that is the best place for it to be. It reduces weight in the ends of the boat to reduce pitching, is a pleasure to work on because it is accessible all round and gives a convenient central structure around which to plan a safe and very comfortable sea-going galley. This galley can be worked without having to tie in the cook because there are surfaces to lean against. The cook can also retreat very quickly in the event of a spill or galley fire, impossible if tied in.
|The rig shown is fully inboard cutter of fairly modest proportions, in keeping with the blue water image of the design. A slab reefed full batten main with lazy jacks is easy to handle and builders will have the option of roller furling or hanked headsails. The mast is double spreader to reduce weight aloft and improve efficiency. Standing intermediate backstays are shown to support the inner forestay but running backstays can be used by owners who prefer them.
The 30 has shown that this hull form pulls up very little quarter wave, a major contributor to drag, while the fine entry gives good wave penetration. The 33 has slightly slimmer proportions and a flatter run aft further reducing drag. She is well suited to long distance cruising. Her displacement will give a comfortable ride while her long waterline and efficient underbody will give a sometimes surprising turn of speed.
New off the drawing board is a gaff cutter version to suit the traditionalist in you. This one was commissioned by Garry Rose of Canada and is now available as part of the stock design package.
|LOA 10.25m (33'7")||LWL 8.50m (27'10")||Beam 3,30m (10'10")||Draft 1,50m (4'11")|
|Displacement 8000kg (17632lb)||Ballast [all lead] 2500kg (5510lb)||Area Waterplane 17.9sq.m (193sq.ft)||Immersion Rate 183kg/cm (1024lb/inch)|
|Wetted Surface 29.4sq.m (316sq.ft)||Fineness Coef 0,69||Block Coef 0,38||Prismatic Coef 0,55|
|Displacement/Length 363||Sail Area [Main + Fore-triangle] 58.3sq.m (628sq.ft)||Sail area/displ 14.73||Powering 20hp inboard diesel|
|Righting Moment @ 30 deg 3433kgm (24830ft.lb)||Righting Moment @ 60 deg 5979kgm (43245ft.lb)||Righting Moment @ 90 deg 5473kgm (39585ft.lb)||Headroom 1.86m (6' 1")|
Plywood lapstrake (clinker) m 9.57 Shallow water cruiser, gaff cutter or Marconi cutter, traditional. Includes 1:1 Bulkhead patterns. Optional plans + hull and deck skin patterns extra. dwg file available for hull & deck cnc kit. Ask for info and for a quote see the shipping options here