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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » O - Boats starting with 'O' » Offshore

 
Offshore 33
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Description: Offshore 33
Keywords: Offshore 33
 


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Review Date: Thu June 21, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Specs

LOA 33' 0"
LWL 26' 9"
Beam 11' 0"
Draft 5' 0"
Ballast 4,250 Lbs
Displacement 13,000 Lbs
Sail Area 520

The Offshore 33 is a very roomy and comfortable cruiser. It has more interior room than most boats of its length. Although it has no seperate berth under the cockpit this space is well used by large cockpit lockers. It is very well suited to a cruising couple although we have had four people on board for 4 or 5 days and did not feel overly cramped.

Most of the 33s were built as cat-ketches, and a few as sloops. Mine is a traditional ketch rig, the only one like that I have seen. The keel is a modified full keel with a cutaway forefoot and a space between the keel and rudder. The lead is encapsulated in the hull as opposed to bolted on. Overall construction seems to be a bit heavier than normal. It sails very well off the wind or on a reach, upwind its a bit slow as you might expect.

I would like to hear from any other owners, or people with knowledge of Offsore Yachts,
out there to trade info and tips.
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Review Date: Sat September 9, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $27,000.00 | Rating: 8 

 
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I recently purchased an Offshore 33 and would love to hear from any other Offshore owners.

My Offshore is a sloop rig with a Universal Diesel and a bunch of add-ons I'm still trying to figure out. The boat tracks well and is a very comfortable and roomy 33 foot boat. I'm very pleased with the purchase. Any other Offshore owners out there?

slocum2
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Anonymous
Review Date: Wed October 18, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $15,000.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Large, solid construction, roomy and easy to sail
Cons: MD-11 Volvo getting hard to find parts $$$

This is my first sailboat, I went for a 33' for live a board potential and for extended cruising. She had immediate engine cooling problems, smoking and hard to start. The old Penta/Volvo MD-11/17 engines are becoming hard to find parts for and when you do the are expensive. Fuel pump gasket ($250). I love the separate head/shower. Most boats I looked at had the walkthrough version, and the large V-berth. All lines are run to the cockpit so single handing this boat is simple. She hasa full keel so she is stable and no suprises. I guess she will be rather dull for the speed demonds.
Ian
Deale MD
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Anonymous
Review Date: Tue January 23, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $24,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Bob Car
Cons: Can't find builder or much info on sailboat.

I really like my Offshore Cat Ketch 33 (stayless wishbone rig). She sails well, is very stable, and feels very good when the wind picks up with one or two reefs. I have plenty of storage and the deck is not cluterred. Plenty of room below with 11 ft beam. The boat carries weight well. I wish someone who has one of these would contact me just to share information. I'm located at the south end of the Chesapeake. Bob Carleo CarleoRJ@CHKD.com
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Review Date: Tue April 17, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: SAFE.ROOMY,AFFORDABLE
Cons: NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION

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Anonymous
Review Date: Mon June 18, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Very roomy. Nice teak interior.
Cons: very hard to find information about the boat

If there are any other boat owners who have located sites with info, please e-mail. Love all the opening ports and hatches....great ventilation. V-berth is exceptionally roomy.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. E-mail sailbtman@aol.com
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CarrsMarine
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Registered: December 2008
Review Date: Sun December 7, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $20,000.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: very roomy for 33ft great sea boat
Cons:

We've owned the boat for 10 years. we,ve used it quite often in that time period .One of the best things about it is when the weather gets crappy we always feel safe. I,ve had a number of more experienced sailors than I on the boat and they all were blown away by she handles the weather,reefing unnecessary and no hobby horsing. unfortunately kids have arrived and prioritys have changed and we don't use it much any more. Being in the marine business we,ve gone through just about everything.We,ve added a 3 bladed prop 2 bladed was a little to noisey (only use when no wind) The unfortunately thing is some sailboat people only want to buy a well known brand. They don't realize what they are missing a great heavily built 33 foot that when it gets crappy in the northeast you have something under you and there is plenty of room for cruising and storage and she holds over 80 gals of fresh water.
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dhready
Owner/Capt - Valhalla II

Registered: November 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 1
Review Date: Tue November 23, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sails great, great liveaboard, easy single handing
Cons: Older hull,

I have owned my Offshore 33 Cat Ketch for some 24 years and lived on it for several years. I have cruised it all over Chesapeake Bay, and sailied it in Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico before coming north. I love the way it sails and the fact that I can single hand it easily in all weather while crew is safe in cockpit or below.

I love the unstayed masts and wishbone booms. I am looking to replace or renew sails and pull masts for inspection of mast steps, and to replace masthead hardware as well as rerig the wishbones to use a Nonsuch style hangar and chocker arrangement.

I have redesigned part of the interior to replace the pull out double bunk/settee with a fore/aft table with bookshelves and storage. I kept the large queen sized berth forward and created a removable bunk bed over other settee for accommodating 4 adults and G-kids.

I have removed Gibb winches and have 1 self-tailing winch on coach top with rope stoppers to allow all sail handling from cockpit.

"If you have to put down what your drinking to tack - your working too hard!" is our motto. Sail easy and safe, raise and set the sails one at a time, and let the lazy jacks gather in the sails when you drop them.

I would love to see if we could pull together a rally of these boats on the Chesapeake this coming 2011 summer.

David and Billie Jean Ready
Valhalla II - Offshore 33 Cat Ketch
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DaveZ
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sun May 22, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Feels roomy for a 33
Cons: Can't find any yet

This is actually my first liveaboard size boat and the first boat in a long time. I just bought it in Annapolis and am driving out to fix the small things and spend some time in the chesapeke. I have wanted to do this since I got out of the navy a long time ago. I have a lot to learn and am hoping for as much help as I can find along the way. This choice in boats was not random. I wanted the cat-ketch and the offshore has a reputation for being solidly built. I have tried to do my homework, now it's time to follow the dream. I think the get together on the Chesapeke this summer 2011 is a great idea, Dave
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fredsterl42
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Registered: August 2013
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon August 5, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: solid
Cons: hard to find info

Any word on a group page out there on the web for the Offshore 33's ?

I've had this for about a month now and previous ownership info seems to be that I have the boat that Ian talked about in this thread. No problems so far except for a bit of overheating in the volvo-md11c, I think input water line might be covered in barnacles... getting bottom scraped to see.
One difference between my sloop and the cat-ketch is that I dont seem to have the centerboard.
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Jonl355
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Registered: January 2012
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sat March 22, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Simple, Safe
Cons: Findine one

I hope some O33 owners are still reviewing this page. This seems to be the closest thing to an Owners-website out there.

I am looking to buy an Offshore 33 and would like to know if any of you have one for sale. I am in NC. Please email me back if so; I'd like to take a look at it.
Thanks
jonl355@yahoo.com
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