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33' Caliber 33 Cruisers

Location: Ashtabula OH US
Listing Number: M-6079308
Was Listed At: $ 39,900
LOA:
33'
Beam:
11.33'
Year:
1989
Model:
33
Broker:
RCR Yachts
223 Lockport Street
Youngstown, NY 14174
716-745-3862

Brokers Comment: "Traveller" has spent her life on the Great Lakes’ Fresh Water. She has had numerous upgrades.

Below is an excerpt from a review by Naval Architect Jack Horner:

“The method of construction of the Caliber 33/35 is just about as good as can be found on a moderately priced, production fiberglass boat. The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass and resin laminate. There are substantial and closely spaced floors throughout the bilge and unlike many boats in this size and price range, Caliber does not use pre-fabricated fiberglass liners blindly secured in place with adhesive bonding materials. Instead, Caliber secures each bulkhead and joiner component with two to four layers of hand-laid fiberglass cloth and resin.

Decks are constructed with plywood, rather than balsa wood, core and the deck-to-hull joint is sealed with a polyurethane adhesive and then bolted thorough an aluminum toe rail every 6" with 1/4" stainless steel carriage bolts. The bolts are fit into square holes in the toe rail so that tightening the nuts will not cause the bolts to turn and break the caulking seal. This creates a strong, solid structure and creaks and groans common to lesser boats when they are stressed are practically nonexistent with the Caliber. Some of the early Caliber 33 models did have some problems with bowsprits that failed under heavy load but this was latter corrected with a beefed-up structure.

The accommodations on both the Caliber 33 and 35 are virtually identical. There is a V-berth cabin forward followed by a starboard head with integral shower. The main saloon, with 6' 3" headroom, features a full-length settee/berth along the port side, an L-shaped starboard settee and a table that folds up against the forward bulkhead. There is an efficient U-shaped galley aft to port and a starboard quarter berth cabin/navigation station with a bi-fold partition to close it off from the saloon.

Auxiliary power is provided by a Yanmar, model 3GM, marine diesel engine that provides plenty of punch. My sea time on these boats is limited to several sea trials. However, owners I have spoken with are nearly unanimous in their praise of the boat & sailing characteristics.

The Caliber 33 and 35 are both excellent choices for bay and coastal cruising and, with proper experience and crew, they are capable of offshore passages. The bottom line is these are well-built boats that offer excellent value and have maintained their resale value well over the years.�

LOA (ft):
33'
Beam (ft):
11.33
Model Year:
1989
Model Name:
33
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Designer:
George McCreary
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
26 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
70 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
27.0 hp
No. of Engines:
1