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LonrShark 11-09-2008 09:50 AM

Colvic Countess 33 good for OFFSHORE ?
 
Hello there,

I am new to forum... here is my first try.

I am looking at a Colvic Countess 33 and I wonder if this boat is safe for offshore passage (read solid construction, confortable at sea, track and goes to weather on a lee shore) ?

The is not much information out there on the web about this boat (reviews, original brochures... etc).

Any words would be appréciated

Serge

sander06 11-15-2008 09:42 AM

I Googled up...

Countess Owners Association Web Site at www.CountessOwners.com

Colvic Countess 33 and 35 archive details - Yachtsnet Ltd. online UK yacht brokers - yacht brokerage and boat sales

Preloved | uk colvic countess 33 - yachts and motorsailers reviews

Disregard if you've already seen 'em.

I've got a Liberty 28 Custom Cutter and there is virtually nothing on these boats!

sailingmum 04-16-2009 02:10 AM

Hi... I'm looking at a Liberty 28 Custom Cutter... What do you mean there is virtually nothing on the boat ? and how do you like her ?

Suky

CaptainForce 04-16-2009 10:55 AM

I looked at a possible purchase of a Colvic 33' about 15 years ago in New Smyrna, Florida. My research and observations of the boat then were very favorable. We were looking at downsizing from our 41' ketch, but decided to keep our boat. My only objection to the vessel was poor ventilation for living in lower latitudes. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew

neilvlawrence 09-11-2009 01:03 PM

If it´s any help have had a Colvic Countess 33 for 15 years now. Tough boat, regularly sailed in F8 and worse was F11. Not fast to windward, but dependable progress. Now in Med and needs more opening ports - will fix next season.

LonrShark 09-11-2009 08:42 PM

Covvis Countess 33 to Southerne Cross 35
 
Thanks for your reply... we decided to buy a Southern Cross 35... a much bigger boat. The interior of the Colvic was not finish and it look like a big project to undertake. The SC35 was in good conditions and after working on the boat for the past 3 mounth... we moved aboard and we will be leaving for the south in 2 weeks.

Chers to you Colvic lover

Serge


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