The Elizabethan 33, a long-keeled heavy displacement sloop, was designed by David Thomas and built in the UK by Peter Webster Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Long keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 33'0" (10.1m)
Waterline Length: 25'0" (7.6m)
Beam: 9'4" (2.8m)
Draft: 4'7" (1.4m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop*
Displacement: 12,320lb (5,588kg)
Designer: David Thomas
Builder: Peter Webster Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 1973
* Also available as a ketch
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: Not published
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 42.4
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 352
4. Comfort Ratio: 35.5
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.6
Read more about these Key Performance Indicators...
1. In the absence of any Sail Area/Displacement Ratio we are unable to make an assessment of this element of the Elizabethan 33's performance.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 42.4 means that the Elizabethan 33 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 352, tells us the Elizabethan 33 creeps into the ultra-heavy displacement category. Load her up as much as you like and her performance will be hardly affected, not that it was ever startling. Few if any sailboats are built to this displacement category these days - but they remain popular with some long-distance sailors.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 35.5 suggests that crew comfort of an Elizabethan 33 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.6 indicates that an Elizabethan 33 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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