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As a Nauticat 33 owner for 8 years I can tell you a great deal about these boats. They are well built, high quality and easy to work on. They are not the best sailboat from a performance perspective, but they are great motorsailers. With large engines they can power through the worst condition. I have had some challenging situations where 90 hp spinning a 22 inch Max Prop saved the day.
Good value that can increase (not many can do that). No coring in decks or hulls.
Regarding the sliding doors. The older ones (with sliding doors) are not open ocean rated but they are built better than many boats that are. There are numerous accounts of NC crossing oceans.
The pilothouse is a great way to stay warm and dry in bad weather and stay out of the merciless sun in summer. They are excellent liveaboard boats with generous accommodations for two with room for guests.
After 25 years, ours had about 1000 pencil sized blisters in the gelcoat . . . not one into the structure!
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