Popular Cruising Yachts from 30 to 35 Feet Long Overall

Welcome to this ever-growing gallery of some of the most popular cruising yachts between 30 and 35 feet (9.1m to 10.7m) long overall.

Medium sized cruising boats like these are capable of serious offshore passage making, whilst being reasonably economic to maintain and operate.

For instance, the Nicholson 32 featured below - 'Jalingo 2' - carried her owner safely across thousands of miles across the open ocean. I know this is true, because I was that owner. 

Being long-keeled and light on the helm, the ancient Aries windvane self-steering gear fitted to her stern had little to do to keep her on course - a great boat for a single-handed sailor. Where is she now, I wonder?

And for competitive types, 30 to 35 foot cruising yachts are a popular size for club racing under handicap rating rules.


C&C 34+

The C&C 34+ is the cruiser/racer version of the standard C&C 34 cruising yacht.

A C&C 34+ cruising yacht beating to windward under full sailCat's Paws beats to windward under full sail

Published Specification for the C&C 34+

Underwater Configuration: Wing keel and spade rudder

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 35'6" (10.8m)

Waterline Length: 30'10" (9.4m)

Beam: 11'7" (3.5m)

Draft: 5'0" (1.5m)

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 12,000lb (5,443kg)

Ballast: Lead

Designer: Robert Ball

Builder: C&C Yachts

First Built: 1989

Looking to Buy a C&C 34+?

'Cats Paws' is for sale!

Published Design Ratios for the C&C 34+

Sail Area/Displacement: 20.5

Ballast/Displacement: 43.5

Displacement/Length: 183

Comfort Ratio: 22.0

Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0

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Nauticat 33

The classic and solidly-built Nauticat 33 is a popular cruising yacht for the liveaboard sailor.

A Nauticat 33 liveaboard cruising yacht lying peacefully at anchor.The hull of this Finnish-built Nauticat 33 motorsailer closely resembles that of a traditional Nordic fishing boat.

Published Specification for the Nauticat 33

Underwater Profile: Long keel

Rig: Ketch

Length Overall: 33'2" (10.1m)

Waterline Length: 28'2" (8.6m)

Beam: 10'8" (3.3m)

Draft: 5'1" (1.6m)

Displacement: 17,250lb (7,824kg)

Ballast: 5,150lb (2,336kg)

Construction: GRP (fiberglass)

Built by: Siltala Yachts (Finland)

Designed by: W. Aarnipalo

First Built: 1967

Last Built: 1996

Number Built: 1,160

Looking to Buy a Nauticat 33?

'Odyssey' is for sale!

Published Design Ratios for the Nauticat 33

Sail Area/Displacement: 11.4

Ballast/Displacement: 29.9

Displacement/Length: 344

Comfort Ratio: 38.4

Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

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Karate MkI

An aft cabin version of the Karate MkIAn aft cabin version of the Karate MkI on passage from Martinique to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies

Hull Type: Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material: GRP

Length Overall: 32'8" / 10.0m

Waterline Length: 24'0" / 7.30m

Beam: 9'8" / 3.0m

Draft: 5'11"/ 1.8m

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 9,920lb / 4,500kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 22*

Displacement/Length Ratio: 322*

Designer: Michel Bigoin & Jacques Duvergie

Builder: Nautiques du Sud-Ouest (France)

Year First Built: 1969

Year Last Built: ?

Number Built: ?

Owners Association: None known

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Ranger 33

'Random', a Ranger 33'Random', a Ranger 33 under full sail

Looking to buy a Ranger 33?

'True Blue' is for sale...

Hull Type: Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material: GRP

Length Overall: 33'2" / 10.11m

Waterline Length: 26'3" / 8.00m

Beam: 9'7" / 2.9m

Draft: 5'0", 1.5m

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 10,500lb / 2,041kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18

Displacement/Length Ratio: 259

Designer: Gary Mull

Builder: Ranger Yachts (USA)

Year First Built: 1969

Year Last Built: 1978

Number Built: 464

Owners Association: None known


Seadog 30

A Seadog 30 Ketch sailboat'Wagtail', a Seadog 30 Ketch, at anchor in the mangroves at English Harbour, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Triple keel

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 30'0" / 9.14m

Waterline Length:~ 24'0" / 7.32m

Beam:~ 9'6" / 2.9m

Draft:~ 3'6"/ 1.1m

Rig Type:~ Ketch

Displacement:~ 12,880lb / 5,842kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 416

Designer:~ Reg Freeman

Builder:~ Reg Freeman Yachts (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1966

Year Last Built:~ 1974

Number Built:~ 130

Owners Association:~ SeaDog Owners Association


Fales 32 Navigator

'Somewhere', a Fales 32 NavigatorMany thanks to Brian Coffou for this pic of his 1975 Fales 32 Navigator 'Somewhere'.

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 31'8" / 9.65m

Waterline Length:~ 29'2" / 8.9m

Beam:~ 11'2" / 3.4m

Draft:~ 3'5", 1.1m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 17,000lb / 7,711kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 11*

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 307*

Designer:~ Bill Crealock

Builder:~ Fales Yachts (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1974

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?


Corvette 31

A Corvette 31 sloop rigged sailboatA very pretty sloop-rigged sailboat from the 1960s - 'Quoin', a C&C Corvette 31

Hull Type:~ Centreboard keel

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 31'2" / 9.50m

Waterline Length:~ 22'6" / 6.9m

Beam:~ 9'1" / 2.8m

Draft:~ 7'0" / 2.1m (max), 3'3" / 1.0m (min)

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 8,545lb / 3,876kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 335

Designer:~ C&C

Builder:~ Belleville Marine Yards (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1966

Year Last Built:~ 1971

Number Built:~ 171

Owners Association:~ ?


Westsail 32

A Westsail 32 moored in the mangroves at Emglish Harbour, Antigua'Ellamia', a Westsail 32

Hull Type:~ Long keel with transom-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 32'0" / 9.75m

Waterline Length:~ 27'6" / 8.4m

Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.4m

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 19,500lb / 8,845kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 419

Designer:~ Bill Crealock

Builder:~ Westsail Corp. (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1971

Year Last Built:~ 1981

Number Built:~ 830

Owners Association:~ Westsail Owners Association


Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343

A Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343 sailboat'Annike', a Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343

Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 35'4" / 10.8m

Waterline Length:~ 33'10" / 10.3m

Beam:~ 11'3" / 3.5m

Draft:~ 6'3" / 1.9m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 17,416lb / 7,900kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 200

Designer:~ Berret & Racoupeau

Builder:~ Beneteau (France)

Year First Built:~ 2005

Year Last Built:~ 2008

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Contact:~ Beneteau Owners' Association

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Presto 30

A Presto 30 Cat-Schooner cruising boatAnother interesting cruising design from the board of Rodger Martin, who also designed the magnificent Aerodyne 47

Hull Type:~ Round-bottomed Sharpie

Hull Material:~ GRP (cored Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 28'9" / 8.75m

Waterline Length:~ 28'1" / 8.6m

Beam:~ 8'5" / 2.6m

Draft:~ 1'2" / 0.36m (board & rudder up) to 5’6” / 1.7m (board & rudder dn)

Rig Type:~ Cat Schooner/ketch (equal length masts)

Displacement:~ 4,500lb / 2,040kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 23

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 115

Designer:~ Rodger Martin Design

Builder:~ Ryder Boats, Bucksport, ME (US)

Year First Built:~ 2009

Year Last Built:~ 2012

Number Built:~ 9

Owners Contact:~ Rodger Martin Design

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Hallberg-Rassy 94

Hallberg Rassy 94 cruising yacht'Tango II', a long keel Hallberg-Rassy 94 cruising yacht.

Many thanks to Richard Stuckey for the the great pic of his boat 'Tango II', shown here at anchor off Porqeurolles Island in the Mediterranean South of France.

Hull Type:~ Long Keel

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 30'10" / 9.4m

Waterline Length:~ 28'1" / 8.6m

Beam:~ 10'8" / 3.3m

Draft:~ 3'9" / 1.2m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 11,464lb / 5,200kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 11

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 231

Designer:~ Michel JoubeOlle Enderlein & Christoph Rassy

Builder:~ Peter Webster Ltd (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1981

Year Last Built:~ 1994

Number Built:~ 195

Owners Association:~ Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association

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Wauquiez Gladiateur 33

A Gladiateur 33 sailboat'Cassiopeia', a Gladiateur 33 cruising yacht

Looking to buy a Wauquiez Gladiateur 33?

'Kesh' is for sale...

'Zeffiraglia III' is for sale...

Hull Type:~ Fin keel & Skeg-Hung Rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP;

Length Overall:~ 32'10" / 10.0m;

Waterline Length:~ 27'3" / 8.3m;

Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.3m;

Draft:~ 6'0" / 1.8m;

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop;

Displacement:~ 11,000lb / 4,990kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 243;

Designer:~ Donald Pye (Holman & Pye);

Builder:~ Henri Wauquiez (France);

Year First Built:~ 1977;

Year Last Built:~ 1986; 

Number Built:~ 299;

Owners Association:~ None known;


S&S 34

Sparkman & Stephens 34 sailboat'Shoe Shine', a classic S&S 34 cruising yacht at anchor off Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies

Looking to buy an S&S 34?

'Morning' is for sale...

Hull Type:~ Fin keel & Skeg-Hung Rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP;

Length Overall:~ 33'5" / 10.2m;

Waterline Length:~ 24'2" / 7.4m;

Beam:~ 10'1" / 3.1m;

Draft:~ 5'9" / 1.8m;

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop;

Displacement:~ 9,195lb / 4,171kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 234;

Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens;

Builder:~  Winfield & Partners/Aquafibre (UK);

Year First Built:~ 1968;

Year Last Built:~ not known; 

Number Built:~ not known;

Owners Association:~ Sparkman & Stephens Owners Association

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Moody 34

Moody 34 sailboat at anchor'Panda', a Moody 34 at anchor in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Fin keel & Skeg-Hung Rudder (or Bilge Keel alternative);

Hull Material:~ GRP;

Length Overall:~ 33'5" / 10.2m;

Waterline Length:~ 27'9" / 8.5m;

Beam:~ 11'8" / 3.6m;

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m;

Rig Type:~ sloop;

Displacement:~ 11,200lb / 5,080kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 291;

Designer:~ Bill Dixon;

Builder:~  Marine Projects Ltd (UK);

Year First Built:~ 1983;

Year Last Built:~ 1986; 

Number Built:~ 165

Owners Association:~ Moody Owners Association


Fuji 35

A Fuji 35 staysail ketch'See Life', a Fuji 35 Staysail Ketch

Thank you Phillip Caputo, for submitting this pic of your boat 'See Life'.

Hull Type:~ Full Keel, cut-away forefoot;

Hull Material:~ GRP;

Length Overall:~ 34'7" / 10.5m;

Waterline Length:~ 26'00" / 7.9m;

Beam:~ 10'00" / 3.1m;

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m;

Rig Type:~ Staysail Ketch;

Displacement:~ 16,302lb / 7,395kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 414;

Designer:~ John Alden;

Builder:~  Fuji Yacht Builders (Japan);

Year First Built:~ 1973;

Year Last Built:~ 1982; 

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?


Jeanneau Attalia 32

A Jeanneau Attalia 32 at hull speed'Tallulah', a Jeanneau Attalia 32reaching home from Salcombe to Plymouth UK.

Thank you Paul Wright, for submitting this pic of your boat 'Tallulah'.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 30'6" / 9.3m

Waterline Length:~ 25'11" / 7.9m

Beam:~ 10'10" / 3.3m

Draft:~ 5'9" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 7,496lb / 3,400kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 192

Designer:~ Joubert-Nivelt

Builder:~ Jeanneau (France)

Year First Built:~ 1982

Year Last Built:~ 1988 

Number Built:~ 250

Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network

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Southern Cross 31

A Southern Cross 31 cutter'Mischief', a Southern Cross 31 Cutter

Thank you Vern Bastable, for submitting this pic of your boat 'Mischief'.

Hull Type:~ Long keel with transom-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 31'0" / 9.5m

Waterline Length:~ 25'0" / 7.6m

Beam:~ 9'6" / 2.9m

Draft:~ 4'6" / 1.4m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 13,600lb / 6,169kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 389

Designer:~ Thomas Gilmer

Builder:~ Clark Ryder (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1975

Year Last Built:~ ? 

Number Built:~ 150

Owners Association:~ Southern Cross Owners Association

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Bulldog 30

Bulldog 30 aluminium sailboat at anchorThe aluminium Bulldog 30, a long distance cruising boat from the board of Ted Brewer

Thank you Phil, for submitting this pic of your fine cruising boat...

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ Aluminium

Length Overall:~ 30'0" / 9.1m

Waterline Length:~ 26'0" / 7.9m

Beam:~ 10'5" / 3.2m

Draft:~ 4'11" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 12,000lb / 5,443kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 305

Designer:~ Ted Brewer

Builder:~ ?

Year First Built:~ ?

Year Last Built:~ ? 

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?

More about the Bulldog 30...


Sadler 34

A Sadler 34 sailboat'Calisto' at anchor on the River Yealm in Devon, UK

Hull Type:~ Fin with Skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 34'9" / 10.6m

Waterline Length:~ 27'10" / 8.5m

Beam:~ 10'9" / 3.3m

Draft:~ 5'10" / 1.8m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 12,800lb / 5,806kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.6

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 265

Designer:~ David & Martin Sadler

Builder:~ Sadler Yachts (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1983

Year Last Built:~ 1995 

Number Built:~ 260

Owners Association:~ Sadler and Starlight Owners Association

More about the Sadler 34...


Ontario 32

An Ontario 32 cruising sailboat'Sagamo', an Ontario 32

Hull Type:~ Fin with Spade Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 32'0" / 9.75m

Waterline Length:~ 26'6" / 8.1m

Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.35m

Draft:~ 4'6" / 1.37m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 9,800lb / 4,445kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.9

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 235

Designer:~ C&C (Cuthbertson & Cassian)

Builder:~ Ontario Yachts (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1974

Year Last Built:~ 1996 

Number Built:~ 160

Owners Association:~ ?

More about the Ontario 32...


Hunter 33

Hunter 33e cruising sailboat'Second Star', a Hunter 33

The owner of 'Second Star' tells us...

"This one is my Hunter 33e (now Marlow-Hunter 33e) "Second Star".  The "e" stands for extended  cockpit.  It has a drop down, walk through transom that opens up the cockpit significantly and serves as a helm seat when up.  I bought the boat new in 2014 and my longest cruise to date was from Annapolis MD to its slip in Alexandria, VA with my daughter. Of course, my intent is to take it on longer cruises like circling the DELMARVA peninsula, which would give me offshore time off the Delaware coast.  It's a very comfortable boat of moderate size."

Hull Type:~ Fin with bulb keel and Spade Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'6" / 10.21m

Waterline Length:~ 29'5" / 8.97m

Beam:~ 11'8" / 3.51m

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m. Shoal Draft version:~:~ 4'6" / 1.57m.

Rig Type:~ B&R

Displacement:~ 12,400lb / 5,625kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.7

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 217

Designer:~ ?

Builder:~  Hunter Marine (USA)

Year First Built:~ 2012

Year Last Built:~ Still in production 

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Hunter Owners

More about the Hunter 33...


Aphrodite 101

Aphrodite 101 sailboat'Averisera', an Aphrodite 101 off Boston Harbour

With their long, narrow and light hull and tall fractional rig these elegant sailboats have had many successful single and double-handed victories in distance races both coastal and offshore. 

The owner of 'Averisera' tells us:

"She has a very narrow hull with two good sea berths amidships.  The galley is just aft of the berths, sink to starboard and cooker to port.  Step down from companionway just aft of galley; seating to change into or out of wet gear without making sleeping area wet. Head all the way forward is OK but not great.  Low free board means sink does not drain on port tack. Hull form is very, very sea kindly.  Beautiful sailor, easy to steer in wide range of conditions and points of sail.  For a small boat she is a competent cruiser."

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with Spade Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 32'7" / 9.94m

Waterline Length:~ 26'3" / 8.0m

Beam:~ 7'11" / 2.4m

Draft:~ 5'5" / 1.7m 

Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop

Displacement:~ 6,174lb / 2,800kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 21

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 152

Designer:~ Paul Elvstrom & Jan Kjaerulff

Builder:~ Bianca Yachts (Denmark)

Year First Built:~ 1977

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ 450

Owners Association:~ OTT-Yacht 

More about the Aphrodite 101...


Willard 30/8t

A Willard 30/8t cruising yacht at anchor'Jenny Ruth', a Willard 30/8t heavy-displacement, cutter-rigged cruising yacht at anchor

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 30'0" / 9.14m

Waterline Length:~ 27'6" / 8.4m

Beam:~ 10'5" / 3.18m

Draft:~ 4'8" / 1.4m 

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 17,000lb / 7,711kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 365

Designer:~ William Crealock

Builder:~ The Willard Company (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1973

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ 30

Owners Association:~ Willard Owners


Beneteau First 30E

A Beneteau First 30 production cruising yachtA Beneteau First 30E production cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 30'6" / 9.3m

Waterline Length:~ 26'11" / 8.2m

Beam:~ 10'8" / 3.3m

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m 

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 7,055lb / 3,200kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 160

Designer:~ Jean Berret

Builder:~ Beneteau (France)

Year First Built:~ 1981

Year Last Built:~ 1984

Number Built:~ 443

Owners Association:~ Beneteau Owners Club


Westerly 33

A Westerly 33 cruising sailboat in Plymouth SoundA Bilge-Keeled Westerly 33 Sloop in Plymouth Sound

Hull Type:~ Bilge keels with Skeg-hung Rudder (Fin Keel version also available)

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'3" / 10.1m

Waterline Length:~ 28'5" / 8.7m

Beam:~ 11'2" / 3.4m

Draft:~ 5'5" / 1.7m 

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop (Ketch version also available)

Displacement:~ 14,341lb / 6,505kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 279

Designer:~ Laurent Giles

Builder:~ Westerly Yachts Ltd (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1975

Year Last Built:~ 1977

Number Built:~ 235

Owners Association:~ Westerly Owners' Association

More about the Westerly 33...


Elizabethan 33

An Elizabethan 33 Cruising Yacht anchored off Dominica in the West IndiesAn Elizabethan 33 cruising yacht anchored off Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies

Hull Type:~ 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

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 352

Designer:~ David Thomas

Builder:~ Peter Webster Ltd (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1973

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Elizabethan Owners Association


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Rival 34

A Rival 34 sailboat from the 1970sA Rival 34 cruising yacht - a Rival 32 stretched by the addition of a lazarrete aft of the cockpit*

*Not entirely so, I'm told. More correctly - "The Rival 34 was a further development of the Rival 32 with a slightly deeper afterbody and longer overhangs to give steadiness in a seaway." Thank you Steve, for pointing this out.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 34'0" / 10.4m

Waterline Length:~ 24'10" / 7.6m

Beam:~ 9'8" / 3.0m

Draft:~ 5'10" / 1.8m (shoal draft version:~ 4'8" / 1.4m)

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 11,900lb / 5,398kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.9

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 347

Designer:~ Peter Brett

Builder:~ Southern Shipbuilding (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1972

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ 174

Owners Association:~ Rival Owners Association


Vancouver 32

A Vancouver 32 cruising yachtThe Vancouver 32 - a highly regarded long-distance cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Long fin keel with transom-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 32'0" / 9.8m

Waterline Length:~ 27'6" / 8.4m

Beam:~ 10'7" / 3.2m

Draft:~ 4'6" / 1.4m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 14,500lb / 6,577kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.5

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 311

Designer:~ Robert Harris

Builder:~ Pheon Yachts (UK) and Northshore Yachts (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1986

Year Last Built:~ 1991

Number Built:~ 63

Owners Association:~ Vancouver Yachts Association

More about the Vancouver 32...


Albin Nova 32

An Albin Nova cruising sailboat on a trot mooring in the River TamarAn Albin Nova 32' cruising sailboat on a trot mooring in the River Tamar, UK.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 32'4" / 9.9m

Waterline Length:~ 26'3" / 8.0m

Beam:~ 10'4" / 3.15m

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.69m

Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop

Displacement:~ 8,157lb / 3,700kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 19.46

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 202

Designer:~ Perter Norlin

Builder:~ Albin Marine (Sweden)

Year First Built:~ 1981

Year Last Built:~ 1997

Number Built:~ 500

Owners Association:~ Not known

More about the Albin Nova 32...


Allied Seawind 30

An Allied Seawind 30 cruising yachtAn Allied Seawind 30 cruising yacht at anchor in Hog Island, Grenada, West Indies

Hull Type:~ Long keel with transom-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 30'6" / 9.3m

Waterline Length:~ 24'0" / 7.3m

Beam:~ 9'3" / 2.8m

Draft:~ 4'3" / 1.3m

Rig Type:~ Ketch

Displacement:~ 12,000lb / 5,443kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.35

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 388

Designer:~ Thomas Gilmer

Builder:~ Allied Boat Company Inc (US)

Year First Built:~ 1962

Year Last Built:~ 1982

Number Built:~ 161

Owners Association:~ www.alliedseawindii.org

A sloop version of the Allied Seawind was built in 1962.


Columbia 9.6

A Columbia 9.6 cruising sailboat

Hull Type:~ Long fin with semi-balanced rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 31'6" / 9.6m

Waterline Length:~ 23'9" / 7.2m

Beam:~ 10'2" / 3.1m 

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Sloop

Displacement:~ 10,500lb / 4,763kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.3

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 350

Designer:~ Alan Payne

Builder:~ Columbia Yachts (US)

Year First Built:~ 1976

Year Last Built:~ 1979

Number Built:~ 150

Owners Association:~ Columbia Yacht Owners Association

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Colvic Watson 31.5

A Colvic Watson 31.5 motor-sailor cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 31'6" / 9.6m

Waterline Length:~ 28'3" / 8.6m

Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.4m 

Draft:~ 4'4" / 1.3m

Rig Type:~ Ketch

Displacement:~ 16,300lb / 7,394kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 9.34

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 323

Designer:~ George Watson

Builder:~ Colvic Craft

Year First Built:~ 1976

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Not known


Contessa 32

A Contessa 32 sailboat'Tenacity', a Contessa 32 on a windless day in Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, UK

Hull Type:~ Fin and Skeg

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 32'0" / 9.8m

Waterline Length:~ 24'0" / 7.3m

Beam:~ 9'6" / 2.9m 

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 9,500lb / 4,309kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.50

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 307

Designer:~ David Sadler

Builder:~ Jeremy Rogers Ltd (UK); J J Taylor & Sons (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1972

Year Last Built:~ Still under production in UK

Number Built:~ 600+ to date

Owners Association:~ Contessa 32 Class Association

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Dehler 34

A Dehler 34 cruiser/racer sailboat on Devon's River Tamar

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'2" / 10.1m

Waterline Length:~ 27'3" / 8.3m

Beam:~ 11'3" / 3.4m 

Draft:~ 5'9" / 1.8m

Rig Type:~ Fractional rigged sloop

Displacement:~ 8,818lb / 4,000kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20.4

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 195

Designer:~ E G Van de Stadt

Builder:~ Dehler Yachts

Year First Built:~ 1983

Year Last Built:~ Still in production

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Dehler Owners


Fisher 34

A Fisher 30 motor-sailer ketch sailing well off the wind

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 34'1" / 10.4m

Waterline Length:~ 29'10" / 9.1m

Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.4m

Draft:~ 4'10" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Ketch

Displacement:~ 25,759lb / 11,684kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 11.6

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 433

Designer:~ Wyatt & Freeman

Builder:~ Northshore Ltd (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1978

Year Last Built:~ still in production

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~www.fisherowners.org

More about the Fisher 34...


Moody 33

A Moody 33 sloop-rigged cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Fin & Skeg

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'0" / 10.1m

Waterline Length:~ 28'6" / 8.7m

Beam:~ 11'6" / 3.5m

Draft:~ 4'5" / 1.35m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 10,523lb / 4,773kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 151

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 203

Designer:~ Angus Primrose

Builder:~ Marine Projects (UK)

Year First Built:~1973

Year Last Built:~ 1978

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Moody Owners Association


Nicholson 32 (Mark 10)

A Nicholson 32 (Mark 10) cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'0" / 10.1m

Waterline Length:~ 24.0" / 7.3m

Beam:~ 9'3" / 2.8m

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 12,200lb / 5,534kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.0

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 394

Designer:~ Charles Nicholson & Peter Nicholson

Builder:~ Halmatic Ltd (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1978

Year Last Built:~ 1981

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ The Nicholson 32 Association

More about the Nicholson 32...

The Nicholson 32 Mk 10 in the pic is very dear to me; 'Jalingo 2' she's called - and I used to own her.


Nonsuch 30 Cruising Yachts 

A wishbone-rigged Nonsuch 30 cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 30'4" / 9.2m

Waterline Length:~ 28'9" / 8.8m

Beam:~ 11'11" / 3.6m

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Wishbone (unstayed mast)

Displacement:~ 10,500lb / 4,763kg 

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.1

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 197

Designer:~ Mark Ellis

Builder:~ Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1978

Year Last Built:~ 1989

Number Built:~ 1,080

Owners Association:~ International Nonsuch Association

More about the Nonsuch 30...


Viking 33 Cruising Yachts

A Viking 33 sloop-rigged cruising yacht

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 33'7" / 10.2m

Waterline Length:~ 27'2" / 8.3m

Beam:~ 9'10" / 3.0m

Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 8,807lb / 3,995kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 19.5

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 196

Designer:~ Cuthberson & Cassian

Builder:~ Ontario Yachts

Year First Built:~ 1971

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ not known


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