I can't help you on the 33' Spray, but i did build and own a Spray 36' seen on my profile. So this is what I can tell you about one. First check it out thoroughly for signs of rust even before having a survey
done. Not hard to find signs of rust, either rust weeps or swelling under the paint
. If there's been work done in a spot you will find chip marks or grinder marks if there has been a problem with rust you will know. Make sure your surveyor
is steel smart, not all are.
I built my own, but I was a welder at the time and knew how to weld, not all steel boats have been built by welders. I prepped the inside very well and I applied 4 coats of coal tar epoxy
to the inside for rust proofing. To date, I've only had 2 signs of rust inside and they were my fault for dropping hard stuff against the hull and did not make immediate repairs
as I should have.
Sailing wise, they are not race
boats, weren't designed to be fast, but load the boat up for long distance cruising and I can just keep up with lighter designs. 4" boot stripe and loaded up will not put it under. Last circumnavigation
we averaged 5.7 knots for 34183 nm. Never flew anything bigger than twin genny's. Might try a cruising spinnaker
when we leave again in 3 years to go around again.
Cannot respond to interior
design as everyone builds to their specifications. I have my galley
and dinette in the pilothouse and dinette converts to a big bed
, makes it great at anchorage with the windows and ports
the boat has excellent ventilation, no matter what other people say about pilothouse boats.
Dinette below for normal use. I'll keep her and sail her until I can't sail her anymore.
But as with any boat, it will come down to your own personal preference and that of the Admiral. Mine didn't have much to say as I had already started building before I met the Admiral and married her. But after the first circle, she's ready to go again.
GOOD LUCK ON WHAT EVER YOU DECIDE