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Old 05-08-2014, 19:21   #1
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Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

Good day! I am looking to move up in size from a 25' to a decent sized coastal cruiser and happened to find one that fits the bill abandoned at my marina. She's 33', very beamy, has lots of room inside and a flat deck (everything I'm looking for). Aside from a year worth of restore work, the only issue is I can't seem to uncover what manufacturer built her. I've never seen another, and neither has many of the folks I've talked to. One gentleman said she is a German boat made by a company that started with an "H" but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Maybe you can help me figure it out! I'd love to get to know more about this model before I proceed any further. I will upload a photo to take a look at. Your help is much appreciated! Happy sails, Mike. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-08-2014, 20:19   #2
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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

Hanse is the only German builder that comes to my mind that begins with the letter 'H'. This looks like a rather older design; 70's, at best.
Dehler, Reinke, and Bavaria are the only other German-built sailboats that I can think of at the moment.
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Old 05-08-2014, 20:23   #3
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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

Not such a great photo for ID purposes...

But it sorta looks like an older Halberg-Rassey, which is Swedish rather than Germanic in origin. Not an expert, so don't pay too much attention to me! If it is a H-R, and you got her for free, you did pretty well, for they enjoy a very good reputation in the cruising community.

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The pic isn't the best, but I'm going to take a stab at this one and guess that it's a Nantucket Island 33.....and in honor of that, I would now like to recite a poem.
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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

Snort, you win the prize, I think. I just Googled Nantucket Island 33 sailboat, and found a Nantucket Islander 33 for sail in New South Wales, Australia, a 1983 model, and they're asking $74,000 Australian or near offer.

Good eye.

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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

A pic of the stern would make the id easier.
If that's what they're going for, a year's work should be worth the effort.
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Here is the potential after a lot of elbow grease.

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/31740

I think this is the H you're looking for but not quite German. ;-)

Designer Peter Cole, Builder: Nantucket Island (TAIWAN) Ho Hsing

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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

There was an old boat from Nantucket
To own it, you just had to truck it.
After several years
And plenty of tears,
The new owner said .....
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It most definitely is a Peter Cole desgned Nantucket Islander 33. I own one myself.

It's possibly an Aus built model. Afaik the Tiawanese version has extra portlights in the v beth and a raised deck behond the cockpit.
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Re: Mystery Sailboat HELP!!

Wow you guys are awesome thanks for all the replies! I know the photo wasn't the best but it was the only one I had. Nantucket 33 it is!


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