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04-21-2015 07:09 PM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

Hi Fellow owners of Offshores!
Bought my 1980 Cat Ketch (wishbone boomed) last September. Dinghy tow from "off the hook" about two miles to marina. I have been looking for more info online for her as well. Looks like "orphan" as we have been assigned as "Make" of boat is quite true! No worries here... I enjoy a challenge!
Haven't been able to sail her yet but have spent countless hours on clean up and learning more all the time.
She will be "home" and restored to once again sail away from the coast of SW Florida soon!
08-06-2013 08:33 AM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

Congrats, I have a cat ketch but it needed substantial refit when purchased. I just had it hauled and am installing new engine, rigging, shaft log, prop etc. so have not a had a chance to sail yet.

Since the Ketch is different form the sloop I can not comment on tacking, I was told that with the Ketch, if you spill your beverage you are doing it wrong. lol
08-05-2013 04:30 PM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

I have not seen a web site centered around the Offshore 33. Congratulations, I have been on one (cat ketch) and really liked it. Considered buying it, and my still.
08-05-2013 03:35 PM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

just got a '79 offshore '33 sloop - first boat for me!
No problems so far except for an overheating volvo-md11c.
Any hints on getting to get through wind when tacking are appreciated! Although I think its just do to my inexperience.

Wondering where on web to find more info about Offshore Yachts?
Any groups in the Chesapeake area? Specifically around Solomons Island?
03-03-2013 08:15 PM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

New Offshore 33 Cat Ketch owner checking in.
I purchased mine last month. Replacing the mighty univeral 5416 with 25HP BETA starting next week then it's on to a bottom job. I am going to remove all the mystery wires and rework the engine space with new paint and soundproofing.
Mine is a little unique in that several thought it was weird that she holds more fuel than water and has a second holding tank. I was asked if it was owned by smugglers?

Are your showers pans routed to the holding tank too?
Do you havve a wishbone or a boom, Mine has the Hood sto-boom boom furling system.

Check out my pictures at and my before I start the restoration photos at
11-25-2012 09:29 AM
Re: Offshore 33 owners

Hi Offshore 33 owners.
I just bought a 1980 Offshore 33 in Feb. 2012. And like you, I've found very little info on the boat or brand. As far as I know she was built at Clearwater Custom Yachts in Clearwater Florida. But I have found a cat-rigged boat in a pamflet, where they were sold by Offshore Yachts in South Norwalk, CT. They had two other models as well, Offshore 39 and Offshore 45.

Here is a pic of my boat.

11-24-2010 01:25 PM
gulfcoastsailor To: Sailnut & Slocum ~ Still have the O-33s? Learned anything about them since your last posts here? Did you guys go thru purchase surveys? Do you know if we are talking balsa core on the O-33? I'm sure you learned that info when replacing seacocks, Slocum. Let me hear from you. Got my eye on one down south.
04-24-2010 04:02 PM
miatapaul Yboratcoman,

I think this chain is about a different boat, not a Cheoy Lee Offshore 33 but a brand called Offshore. funny thing is I am looking at both. I can't find much info on the Offshore 33 cat ketch, but you should be able to find lots on the Cheoy Lee!

How Blue Water capable is the "Offshore 33 Cat Ketch" ? I am going to go look at one tomorrow.
03-31-2010 01:56 PM
Mast Size

Good afternoon, guys.

Been reading this forum for quite a while and I have finally settled on a boat.

I found an Cheoy Lee Offshore 33' which need a little work. I have researched but am unable to get the mast size for this model.

Any chance one of you knows the height that the mast for the offshore 33 should be?

I appreciate your assistance.

01-22-2009 11:04 AM
2 Offshore owners

I'm not sure how to start an Offshore 33 site eather, but I'll get my wife to hlep me check into it. It seems it's just you and I for now.
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