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
, 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.