Mark Cameron Yachts

Nauticat 33




Lying: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNauticat 33
DesignerWilho Aarnipalo
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with full length keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineYanmar 4JH2-DTE 88hp marine diesel engine.
Engine Hours2553
Fuel Capacity400l


Drinking Water Capacity400l


The Nauticat 33 was the design which propelled Nauticat into mass production boat building. Proving to be immensely popular around the world the model had a production run spanning almost 20 years before making way for the new Nauticat 331. Offering a huge amount of living space for a vessel of just 10 meters in length the design found favour with cruisers and liveaboards alike.
GAMBRINUS has been significantly upgraded in the last two ownerships with highlights including:

Relatively modern Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 88hp marine diesel engine.
Full deck replacement with synthetic teak decking and capping rail.
Recent upholstery replacement throughout the accommodation space.
New gas system installed and galley stove service, current test certificate aboard.
Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction 7” Chartplotter with Navionics charts. (New June 2018)
Cobra Marine DSCVHF with new antenna and cabling. (Installed new June 2018)

With the current owner for just a season, she is reluctantly for sale due to ill health. With many of the common trouble spots found on the Nauticat 33 already resolved she represents a brilliant opportunity to acquire a ready to sail example ahead of this coming season.


During the last two ownerships, GAMBRINUS has benefitted from significant investment and re-fitting, a summary of works is provided below.
2015 – 2017
Synthetic teak decking fitted.
Synthetic teak capping rail fitted.
New manufacturer supplied wheelhouse sliding doors fitted.
New upholstery fitted in wheelhouse, dinette and cabins.
2017 - 2019
Freshwater tank drained and cleaned. New hoses fitted and fresh water pump re-mounted on aft engine compartment bulkhead.
New deck wash pump and hoses mounted in starboard wheelhouse locker.
Nelson Techimpex Gas cooker serviced.
New gas system fitted to meet current regulations. System and cooker test by an engineer, valid test certificate aboard.
New LED lights fitted in heads, dining area and above chart table.
All exterior timber on deck, pulpit and around wheelhouse taken back to live wood, treated and coated as required. Varnish or Colean.
2 x New American aged oak samson posts fitted port and starboard forward.
Wheelhouse skylight hatch renovated
Bilges throughout cleaned, de-greased and painted out.
New manual bilge pump fitted.
New Rule electric bilge pump fitted in engine bilge space aft.
New Rule electric bilge pump fitted in main bilge with auto and manual switching.
Windlass stripped down and serviced.
Vetus bow thruster serviced. Control wiring renewed.
All skin fittings serviced
All hoses refastened with double ss clips and guards at all skin fittings
New 3inch wet exhaust pipe fitted to engine and secured with ss hose clamps.
New gearbox oil cooler.
New Engine Stop solenoid fitted.
Engine mountings scaled inspected, primed and painted.
Engine compartment enclosed in new sound insulation.
New seawater impeller fitted. Genuine Yanmar part.( At 2452 Engine hours)
Engine fully serviced, using all Yanmar parts.
Stern tube greaser stripped cleaned and re-plumbed to new easy access position.
New (June2018) Cobra Marine VHF GMDSS radio fitted along with new coax cable from radio to masthead and new aerial fitted at main masthead.
New (June 2018) Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction 7” Chartplotter with Navionics charts.
New. Full set paper charts for West Coast Scotland and Ireland
Liferaft removed from wheelhouse top and re-sighted aft and secured with 2 x quick release pelican hooks.
Aft cabin port side window replaced and 4 new interior securing knobs fitted to remaining windows.

Built in the early days of GRP mass production boat building. Nauticat 33's were constructed when builders used substantially more material in the lay-up of the hull and deck mouldings than they do now. This heavy lay-up created very resilient finished mouldings which have withstood the rigours of use extremely well and have a long service life ahead of them. Combined with the hull the shape of the deck and wheelhouse moulding completed that un-mistakable Nauticat Silhouette
Canoe sterned hull with stepped sheerline and flared bow sections.
Single piece GRP moulding with full-length traditional keel.
Skeg hung, full depth rudder.
Propeller located within aperture aft of keel.
Finished below waterline with black antifouling.
Two-tone topsides, two-pack painted navy lower sections with original off-white gelcoat sheerband.

Single piece heavy weight GRP moulding.
Gunwales, coachroof sides and wheelhouse finished in the original off-white gelcoat.
Recently professionally fitted synthetic teak deck on side decks, aft deck and coachroof. (2015)
Recently professionally fitted synthetic teak capping rail. (2015)
Main mast step removed and supporting structure professionally replaced internally. (2017)
Timber trims and grabrails around wheelhouse of teak, finished in Colean or similar wood treatment.

Deck stepped masthead, cutter rigged ketch.
Alloy main and mizzen masts and booms.
On-mast Facnor roller furling mainsail system.
Twin roller furling headsails.
Tabernacle style mast step for mainmast to facilitate mast dropping without use of a crane.
The ketch rig is ideally suited to a motor sailer. Providing a multitude of sail plans for all types of wind directions and strengths. When all else fails the mizzen sail steadies the motion of the boat under engine in heavy seas. The cutter configuration combined with on-mast furling mainsail provides very easy sail handling with all lines lead aft to the external helm position.

Primary Winches - Lewmar 16, two-speed.
Secondary Winches - Lewmar 16, two-speed.
Mainsheet Winches - Barlow , two speed on wheelhouse roof.
Furling Line Winch - Antal W6, single-speed.
Canvas Work:
Mizzen Cover

Main Anchor - 60lb CQR on calibrated chain rode.
Anchor Windlass - Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass.
Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Stainless steel stanchions supporting stainless steel lower guard rail and laminated upper guard rail.
Guard rail boarding gates port and starboard.
Stainless steel bow sprit with teak plank finish, supporting forestay forward.
Single large diameter bow roller, anchor self-stowing in roller.
Lofrans electric windlass mounted on foredeck, chain self-stowing in locker.
Two samson posts forward for securing mooring lines. (Fitted new 2017/18)
Substantial mooring cleats fore and aft.
Synthetic teak laid decks.
Synthetic teak capping rail
Solid teak guard rail forming top guard rail
Access to wheelhouse via sliding doors port and starboard. Doors replaced in 2016 with new items from Nauticat.
External helm located centrally aft of wheelhouse.
External controls for engine and bow thruster.
All lines for sails and reefing lead aft and easily to hand.
Guard rail gate centrally located, aft providing access to hull mounted boarding ladder.

Freshwater System - Full pressurised Hot and Cold system with faucets in both heads and galley. Hot water supplied via engine fed calorifier with 240v immersion heater. Single 400ltr capacity, stainless steel freshwater tank.
Cooker - Nelson Techma gas stove, two burner, oven and grill.
Refrigeration - Waeco front loading, dual (12vDC/240vAC) voltage.
Heating - Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Shore Power System - RCD protected hardwired system. Ring main, immersion heater and battery charger.

The accommodation space in the Nauticat 33 is ideally suited to a couple cruising for extended periods. Or simply two couples cruising with lots of space and separate seating areas in the wheelhouse and lower dinette. The last two owners have invested significantly in refitting and re-finishing the living spaces below decks.

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of solid and teak veneered timber finished with varnish.
New upholstery throughout fitted in 2015.
Alcantara upholstery in wheelhouse and lower saloon.
Tweed cushions in forward and after cabins.
Vinyl lined head lining panels with varnish teak trims.
Original teak and holly style soleboards with varnish finish.

Forward Cabin:
Two generous berths in the traditional V-berth layout
Access to the self-stowing anchor locker is provided forward.
Overhead outboard lockers provide easily accessible storage space
Bin type lockers below bunks.

Located on the port side the forward.
Manual marine toilet.
Countertop with porcelain wash hand basin with hot and cold FW faucets
Small vanity unit.
A self-contained hanging locker is located immediately opposite to starboard.

Linear style galley running along the starboard side
Full-length countertop.
Inset double stainless steel sink with hot and cold FW faucets.
Gas galley stove, two burner with oven and grill.
Below countertop front loading fridge.
Selection of lockers above countertop, outboard and below including drawers.
With bench settees facing fore and aft the dinette can easily sit six people at the table for a meal with the area converting to an occasional double berth when required.

Lower Dinette:
Located opposite galley to port.
Athwartships table with forward and after bench seats, easily seating 6.
Table dropping down to convert area into an occasional double berth.

Saloon style wheelhouse layout with seating and table.
Sliding access doors port and starboard. (new Nauticat supplied doors fitted 2015).
Sliding deckhead hatch.
Helm position forward with the centrally mounted wheel.
Chart table/working surface to port of wheel.
Access forward to starboard of the wheel.
L-shaped bench seating fitted along aft end and round port side of the wheelhouse.
Access to aft cabin via companionway to starboard at aft end of the wheelhouse.
Access to the engine compartment is provided by lifting the sole.
Storage locker provided beneath the seating units and outboard, below side decks.

Master Cabin:
Accessed via companionway from the wheelhouse.
Two large single berths, located along outboard edges of cabin, port and starboard.
Centrally mounted dresser unit along aft end of cabin.
Storage provided beneath the bunks.

Log - Autohelm ST30 Bi-Data
Depth - Autohelm ST30 Bi-Data
Wind - Raymarine ST60
Plotter - Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction 7” Chartplotter with Navionics charts. (2018)
VHF 1 - Icom M-323 DSCVHF.
VHF 2 - Cobra Marine VHF GMDSS (2018)
Autohelm - Neco system
Radar - Lowrance scanner connected to HDS7m plotter display
Fish Finder - Lowrance Elite 5XHdi
Compass - Sestrel Compass at internal helm

Bow Thruster – Vetus unit with controls at both helm stations.
I-Pod Docking System - Part of Lowrance network with speakers in the wheelhouse.
Wind Generator - Rutland 504 generator with HRDi controller
Tender – Aquafax 3-person inflatable dinghy. (2018)
Battery Charger - Sterling
Liferaft - Ocean Safety 4 person cannister raft next service due 2020 (2017)

Located in dedicated engine space below wheelhouse sole. Access is provided by lifting the wheelhouse soleboards. The sole of the wheelhouse is insulated with the engine housed in a second sound insulated box within the space. The box dismantling easily to provide full access to engine and gearbox.
Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 88hp marine diesel engine.
2553 recorded running hours.
Dual Control Stations.
Shaft type sterngear with stuffing gland.
Bronze, fixed 4 blade propeller.
Twin 200ltr Fuel Tanks. Total Fuel Capacity 400ltr.
Ships Batteries
Domestic Bank - 3 off 95ah lead acid batteries.
Engine Bank - 1 off 95ah lead acid battery.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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