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Old 20-01-2012, 07:25   #1
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I think I Want to Buy a Nauticat 33

I am seriously interested in buying a Nauticat 33 for single handed long- term (virtual liveaboard) long distance cruising.

I have seen 2 which interst me: both are 1974 versions.

Any advice; cautions; suggestions; or general comments would be appreciated before I go to view them.

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Old 20-01-2012, 07:28   #2
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

There is a 1986 one listed here: Pamlico Classified Ads on TownDock.net | Oriental NC News
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Old 20-01-2012, 07:36   #3
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

Appreciate for the info - I am, however in the UK and want to buy locally - thanks anyway!
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Old 20-01-2012, 07:39   #4
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

Some of them are made (on a factory build hull) by amateurs so there might be good and bad ones around..
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

I sailed a nauticat 36 or 38, can't remember her exact length. Anyways, we sailed her from Guatemala to Isla Mujeras. I found the quality very nice, and her sailing abilities much better than I expected out of a motor sailor.
She has more windage than I am used to but she always felt stable and comfortable. The layout down below was fantastic, and again, the quality of construction is very well done. The owners were very happy with her.

I did not realize they had nauticat kit boats, the one I crewed was definitely factory finished.
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

Navigar, A 1976 Nauticat 38 Motor Sailer for sale.
This one is in beautiful condition. In our marina.
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Re: I think I want to buy a Nauticat 33

A lovely, well-built motorsailer with inadequate headroom.

I'd have bought one years ago if I could fit inside it.
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Old 23-01-2012, 00:53   #8
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Re: I think I Want to Buy a Nauticat 33

I absolutely love mine, but I've never been aboard the 33. The 44 is very nice. Never seen or heard of a Nauticat kit boat, as far as I know they were all factory. The later model Nauticats are Sparkman and Stephens designs. They are very high quality boats with solid glass hulls and decks. They inlay the teak in the solid fiberglass deck and then cut off and grind flush the fasteners below decks, followed by glassing another laminate to the underside. This results in the driest boat with a teak deck I've ever seen. They come in sloop, ketch, and staysail schooner rigs. They have huge tankage and big engines for their size. They built a lot of them so you should have no trouble finding a deal on a nice one in your area in this market. They were built in Rauma, Finland. The quality of joinery and general construction is outstanding, look at the link to pics under my avatar. I think if you set up good storm shutters for the pilot house windows they are a great cruiser.
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Re: I think I Want to Buy a Nauticat 33

About ten years ago, I was looking for such a boat, and I remenber some pieces of advice I was given:
- despite a strong construction, models built before 1980 had a wooden deckhouse, with frequent mould rotenness, due to age
- you had better to look for a more recent design with a GRP superstructure
- however, before 1980 there was an all GRP built model: the "mediterranean"

A lot of used boat on these web sites:

- YachtWorld.com Boats and Yachts for Sale (then got to N for Nauticat or S for Siltala). It's probably the hugest site for used boats
- BoatShop24 - Manufacturer list - Sailing Boat - A
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Re: I think I Want to Buy a Nauticat 33

Hi, dewsnapsmith,
Did you find you dream boat?
Please find herewith the copy of an advert published in french magazine "Voiles et Voiliers"
Nauticat 33 1980, 10.20 m 80 cv Ford état exceptionnel visible région de St Malo - 74 500 €
33 (0)607395525
ventparti@hotmail.fr

see:
Nauticat 33 - Petites Annonces, Occasion, Location, Voilier, Voile, Bateau, Bourse Equipiers - Voiles & Voiliers- Annonce bateaux - Annonces bateaux - Occasion Bateaux - Occasion Voiliers - Occasion voiles

translation: for sale Nauticat 33 1980, 10.20 m 80 cv Ford remarkable condition, in the area of St Malo, berth possible


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I think I found her !
1987 Nauticat 33 Mk11
Going to view her again tomorrow (Sunday 19/02) and I have first refusal.
Thanks Steve
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