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History of the Nauticat 33

 Nauticat 33 was made up by Siltala in Finland 5 decades up to 2018. According to the owner, Steve Klietz, Darika is assumably the only Yacht 33 in Southeast Asia. When asked by regional sailors to construct a 10m marine suitable to manage the worst ravages of the stormy Baltic, they created the Nauticat 33, its hull nearly suggesting a traditional Nordic fishing boat. Older ones as Nauticat 43.

Although, The MkI boats (pre-1977 with hull numbers 1 to 440) had a long shallow- draft, encapsulated ship, and a wooden wheelhouse. The following 59 retained the latter but had a raised poop sundeck with another helm. By all means, In 1979, an all-GRP MkII version was introduced number 500 and from 1982 a deeper fin ship and skeg-hung rudder were offered.


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Owner’s Experiences of the Nauticat 33

Furthermore Being a late model, she has the GRP wheelhouse, fin ship, skeg-hung rudder, and taller mast. My mizzen has a slightly raised smash to accommodate a custom-made GRP Bimini, he explained. She has one hanked-on headsail, the other furling, and my mainsail is manually hoisted with one reef that I’ve in no way utilized. Even though we can also upheave an asymmetrical spinnaker in lighter winds. Darika is a great passage-maker. With 15 knots of wind, I can sail at five knots, further in favorable conditions. For this reason, She also has a Ford Lehman 90hp diesel with which I can comfortably machine at eight knots (hull speed). In a 5-10 knot wind 30 ° off the arc, with just the main and mizzen up she’ll marine through anything at 7 knots/ 1500rpm. 

Nauticat 33 Below Decks

Usually, the Nauticat 33 is bestowed with warm hardwoods, creating a cozy sense below. According to her were two crafts the same as Siltala happy to personalize the layout. At the time, even though the Nauticat 33 had a larger internal volume than nearly any other similarly sized yacht, which was, to numerous, its primary attraction. However, her shaft remains fairly constant for two-thirds of her length, allowing enough room for two commodious cabins and heads. The wheelhouse entranceway is via sliding side doors, which makes her vulnerable to breaking swells should you leave one open. Entering from leeward when cocked isn’t easy either as the narrow side decks leave you leaning out over the rail. Once inside, however, you’re defended from the elements and large windows keep you in touch with the outside.

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Nauticat 33 On Deck

Above all Siltala 33 has reassuringly high bulwarks, inspiring confidence when moving around the balconies, although they’re a little narrow beside the wheelhouse. By all means, her foredeck features a large planked bowsprit keeping the forestay well clear of her substantial ground attack and bow breakers. Generally, cleats and fairleads are inversely chunky and the chain locker is accessible from on sundeck. However, Moving past the wheelhouse you step up onto the raised afterdeck which in all but the first many boats has its own wheel and engine controls, furthermore all the sail control lines and winches.

Nauticat 33 Underway

By all means, she’s better balanced with just her mizzen and jib hoisted. Particularly swerving in light charade requires the headsail to be held suddenly until her curvatures are through the wind. Although She heaves too nicely, however, gently bobbing with the wind just forward of the ray. For this reason, The fin-ship interpretation is stiffer, tacks hastily and the semi-balanced rudder reduces rainfall helm. In Short, Off the wind, the drag from her substantial aquatic face area requires all the oil you can muster. Helming from the wheelhouse is easy, although you have to venture outdoors to trim the waste. In this case, the Nauticat 33 is a seductive and solid hydrofoil that will cruise at around 5 knots. Generally, her high curt curvatures keep the balconies dry, and should the rainfall turn nasty as well as there’s always that cozy warm wheelhouse.

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Expert’s Opinion About Nauticat 33

In other words, Even though Nauticat holds its prices well and represents good value for money when you consider the vast volume of fiberglass and hardwood needed to construct them. As a matter of fact, Vessels of this type are rare these days due to massive figure costs and availability of teak and mahogany, so investing in and maintaining a Nauticat 33 could be considered relatively environmentally friendly. Similarly, Fitting a new engine to a Nauticat is frequently more sensible than refurbishing a lighter-constructed yacht that has come worn and tired. At the same time, many of the Nauticat 33 that I’ve checked have suffered from osmotic blistering. However, I’ve also set up softness and inflexibility underfoot on the decks of several particularly around the forward and aft ends of the superstructure.


Above all the Nauticat 33 comes from a generation of yachts intended for mariners who prefer the comfort of coming outside and the advantages of motor sailing to reach your destination on time. Although her wheelhouse is a veritable cocoon, its huge windows and doors keep the crew in touch and in control. Especially Being a ‘double-ender’ with a generous, nearly constant ray throughout her length. Alternatively, she’s unexpectedly ample making them popular liveaboard boats with both blue water sedans working their way around the world. Similarly, those near home just seeking a comfortable, commodious and characterful yacht.

Specifications of Nauticat 33

Basic Information:

LocationSan Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. watersYes
Vessel NameAnastasia
Boat TypeMotorsailer
Hull MaterialFiberglass
Hull TypeMonohull

Dimension & Weight:

Length33 ft – 10.06 meter
LOA36 ft 6 in – 11.13 meter
Beam10 ft 7 in – 3.22 meter
Draft – max5 ft 1 in – 1.55 meter
Bridge Clearance46 ft 6 in – 14.17 meter
Dry Weight17250 lbs


ModelLehman 2725E
Cruise Speed8 MPH
Joystick ControlNo
Engine TypeInboard
Drive TypeDirect Drive
Fuel TypeDiesel
Horsepower130 (Individual), 130 (combined)
Max Speed9 MPH

Tank Capacities:

Fuel Tank78 gallons – 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank55 gallons – 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank20 gallons – 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins2
Total Berths2
Total Sleep4
Total Heads2
Captains CabinNo
Crew Cabins
Crew Berths
Crew Sleeps
Crew Heads


Cruising Speed: 7.5 kmMax Speed: 8.5 kmLOA: 36 ft 6 in
Beam: 10 ft 7 inMax Bridge Clearance: 46 ft 6 inMax Draft: 5 ft 1 in
Ballast: 5150 lbDisplacement: 17250 lbNumber of single berths: 2
Number of Cabins: 2Number of Heads: 2 


Engine Make: Ford LehmanEngine Model: 2725EPrimary Engines: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct DriveLocation: CenterHours: 3214
Power: 130 hp  

Navigation and Instrumentation:

  • Raymarine C80 Chartplotter and Rader
  • Raymarine ST60 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Compass
  • Suunto Type D110 Compas
  • Rule Water Alarm
  • RCI Fuel Water Separator and Polisher


  • Furlex Jib Furler
  • 2 Lewmar Size 30 2speed self-tailing winches
  • backpack stack pack sail bags for main and mizzen
  • Selden Mast x2
  • Anderson Scandinavia size 10 single-speed winch


  • 2 Basin Stainless Steel Sink
  • Faucet
  • NovaKool Fridge
  • mobile 3 Burner Stove and Oven
  • Propane Control
  • VDO water tank gauge
  • Sunbeam Microwave


  • Kenwood MP3, CD, Aux, USB Stereo
  • Clarion Speakers

Comforts and Weather Gear:

  • Espar Heating Systems
  • LED Lights in Berths
  • 4 Overhead Hatches
  • Weems and Plath Time Clock and Barometer
  • AcuRite Temperature and Humidity
  • Reflective Windows for Privacy and Heat Reduction

Windlass and Anchor:

  • Lofrans Windlass
  • Windlass controls at Pilothouse
  • Foot Controls Up and Down
  • 35lb Plow Anchor

Design Ratios for the Nauticat 33

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 11.4

  • Although Less than 16 would be considered underpowered
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance
  • Over 20 suggests a relatively high performance

Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 29.9

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

Displacement/Length Ratio: 344

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

Comfort Ratio: 38.4

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Nautica’s are still built in Finland and are still considered the ultimate pilot houseboats in terms of overall quality. Even though, they also belong to the most expensive yachts produced in Scandinavia. 

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