We sailed in general company with a CL33 from Bermuda
to the Azores
, and then spent time aboard the boat while in Horta. The owner has subsequently summered for two years in the Med
...so by definition, it is a boat capable of doing what you wish.
However, the boat brings with it a mediocre build quality, it is very tender
due to its shallow draft
and amalgalm ballast, has a short waterline and simply can't be fast, offers limited interior
space and a large, IMO fairly dysfunctional (non-eronomic) cockpit
. Most of these are ketches, which is another set of issues for you to consider. The owner/friend I mentioned above singlehands, is relatively new to sailing and without a lot of experience on other boats with to compare his own, and he has accepted his choice altho' he doesn't consider it close to ideal. For a larger crew and especially if you want suitable sailing performance (good in the mix of light and heavy air with obnoxious wave patterns that are common in the Med), this would not seem to be even close to a preferred choice.
Good friends of ours cruised in a CL33 along the Eastern Seaboard of the USA
and lived aboard their boat for several years. They still remember needing to have a refrigerator
in the cockpit
, the limited storage
, and ALL that wood
they were constantly maintaining. They speak of those years and those experiences fondly...but I don't often hear them glowing about the boat.