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Elizabethan 33

Brief details

Builder

Originally Peter Webster Ltd., Lymington, then later by

G. Drummond-Bayne Marine, Southampton, UK.

The Elizabethan 33 is a traditional long-keeled cruising yacht, one of many now classic long-keel designs from the 1960s/70s. The Elizabethan 33 is slightly longer and possibly prettier than the better known Nicholson 32, but also fractionally lighter and shallower draught, this being a useful attribute for many owners.

LOA

33' 0"

Sail area

537 sq ft

LWL

25' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

9' 4"

Cabins

Saloon and forecabin

Draught

4' 7"

Berths

5-6

Displacement

12,750 lbs

Engine

various

Ballast

5,210 lbs

BHP

typically 15 - 20

Keel type

Long keel with external iron ballast keel

Elizabethan yachts were originally made by Peter Webster Limited at Lymington, with a range of models from 23 ft upwards. The Elizabethan 33 was introduced in 1974, and was designed by David Thomas, one of the best-known British yacht designers, who was also responsible for many British Hunter and Sigma designs, as well as many racing yachts.

 

Shortly afterwards Peter Webster sold the moulds of the Elizabethans to Drummond-Bayne Marine, who continued building these yachts at Southampton. They continued to build Elizabethans up until around 1985.

The Elizabethan 33 has a solid GRP hull using woven rovings, with a bolt-on external iron ballast keel. The deck and cockpit moulding are also GRP, with balsa cores in horizontal areas, replaced with ply core in stress areas for fitting. Like almost all GRP boats of this era, the hull mouldings are much more heavily built than modern production yachts.

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Photographs afloat June 2015, ashore October 2015

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Ashore 2017
Elizabethan 33 for sale
Forecabin berths

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Forecabin
Heads
Saloon table

The folded saloon table drops to berth level, and with the port settee backrest raised forms a double berth if required. All berths are 6' 3" long, except the quarter berth aft of the chart table, which is a foot shorter, and really a child's berth.

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The saloon has a smooth moulded GRP headlining,
and the floorboards are laid with thick teak and holly strips.

Chart table
Chart table detail
Galley
Galley detail
Accommodation plan
Engine
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Hull

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Bow detail
Deck aft

Photographs Yachtsnet

Rig

Below: the cockpit is long, with four large and deep lockers

Cockpit
Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Moored beam
Owners photo

The Elizabethan 33 was not built in as large numbers as some of her smaller sisters such as the Elizabethan 23 and 29, but for anyone looking for a very seaworthy traditional yacht the Elizabethan 33 is an attractive alternative to the Nicholson 31s or 32s, or the Contessa 32.

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