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Opinions on the 1989 33' Newport

Hello,

I am interested in purchasing a 33' Newport made in 1989. The article says it has never been in saltwater and has only had two owners. I have never purchased a boat before but I know about getting it surveyed.

Does anyone else have any concerns over this make/model?

Also, it will be used in the Puget Sound area and would like to take into the ocean or at least around Vancouver Island. Any concerns of handling?

Thanks!
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Hello,

The Newport 33 is a typical production type boat from the 80's. It's about average for build quality and sailing performance. I would not go on long ocean voyages, but coastal trips should be fine.

You can probably get a lot more info on the Newport email list. You can get info on that from:

newportsailboats : Newport Sailboats - For Owners and admirers of Newport Sailboats

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