The Fjiord 33MS is a Norwegian-built motor-sailer with a double ended style hull with a pilothouse with an internal steering position as well as a wheel in the cockpit. Although a motorsailer with a powerful engine, the boat will genuinely sail. Fjiord were always known for very good build quality, and this shows in the current condition of this almost 50 year old example.
Forecabin and saloon/pilothouse
Long fin keel with encapsulated iron ballast and separate skeg-hung rudder
The Fjiord 33MS was designed by Eivind Amble, principal designer at Fjord Plast, one of the leading Norwegian boatbuilding firms. Most Fjiord boats were (and now all are) motoryachts, but in the 1970s and early 1980s they did produce two motorsailers, at 28 and 33 ft.
The Fjiord 33MS was built from around 1971 to 1979 in GRP from moulds taken from a carvel-planked teak on oak prototype. Above the water the hull has at first glance the look of a Colin Archer style double-ender, but underwater she has a long fin keel and a separate skeg-hung rudder. She has a moderately heavy displacement and a modest sail area, though enough to allow her to sail well. Two
interior designs were produced. In one, the
large wheelhouse included an inside
steering position, navigation area and
galley, with the saloon was down a couple of
steps. The heads and a double forecabin were forward. This was version 'A' - and is the layout on this boat for sale. This has a split cockpit, with a wheel position aft and seating forward. The other version 'B' had an all-in-one
cockpit, a dinette in the saloon with the galley and a pilot
berth in the wheelhouse.
The original engines when new were 47 hp four-cylinder Perkins diesels: this yacht has been re-engined with a four-cylinder Yanmar of 54 hp. The rig is a masthead sloop with a sailplan with a quite large genoa.
55 of these boats were built in Norway, with another five reportedly built in Denmark after Fjiord stopped building them. Fjiord motor boats are still built, though the range of motor yachts is now owned by Hanse.
Although the Fjiord MS33 has a long keel, she has a separate rudder on
a partial skeg:
the separation between keel and rudder aiding handling
The forecabin has V-berths with an infill section (not shown). With infill in place the berth is 6' 2" front to back and 6' 5" wide at the aft end, tapering forward. The heads compartment is to port between forecabin and saloon, with substantial locker space opposite to starboard
The settee berths and outboard pilot berths (which have lee cloths) are all 6' 5" long
Headroom in the wheelhouse area by the wheel and galley is 6' 3",
and forward by the saloon table and settee berths is 6' 0".
Yanmar 4JH 4-cylinder diesel freshwater cooled, 50 hp, installed 2011 and run approx 750 hours
Fuel tank capacity
105AH services battery and 105AH engine start battery
Sterling battery charger plus engine alternator and two small solar panels.
Slab reefing with lazyjacks and stackpack type cover
Spinnaker with pole
2 x Andersen 40 two-speed self-tailing
2 x Lewmar on mast
33 lb Bruce with 150 ft chain
Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
Internal and external wheels
Autohelm ST4000 wheel pilot
Warps & fenders
Many warps and 9 fenders
Overall "Camper" cockpit cover
Navigation Equipment and instruments
Koden MD3404 monochrome CRT radar
Samsung tablet with software from London Chartplotters
NASA Target 2
Standard Horizon GX2400GPS/E with AIS and GPS - new 2022
NASA PC Navtex
4-man liferaft - serviced to 2023
Horseshoe lifebuoy with floating light
Manual and electric pumps
Extinguisher and fire blanket
Forecabin, heads and saloon/wheelhouse
Eberspacher blown hot air diesel heating (requires service)
Water tank capacity
Plastimo Neptune 2000 two-burner, grill and oven
Waeco Coolmatic front-opening fridge
are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject
to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.
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