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.


Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343

A Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343 sailboat'Annike', a Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343
  • 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:~ Beneteau Owners' Association

More about the Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343...

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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

More about the Presto 30...


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

More about the Hallberg-Rassy 94...


Wauquiez Gladiateur 33

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

More about the S&S 34...


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

More about the Jeanneau Attalia...


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

More about the Southern Cross 31...


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.  Its 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

More about the Columbia 9.6...


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

More about the Contessa 32...


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

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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:~ www.moodyowners.net

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:~ 13,664lb / 6,198kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.2
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 394
  • Designer:~ Charles Nicholson & Peter Nicholson
  • Builder:~ Camper & Nicholson / Halmatic Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1962
  • Year Last Built:~ 1981
  • Number Built:~ 369
  • 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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