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1972 33 (ft.) Cal Yachts 33 C. William Lapworth Design

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Listing# 153395

Bellingham, WA, United States
Cal Yachts
Boat Type
Model Year
33 C. William Lapworth Design
33 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

1972 Cal 33 C William Lapworth Design Sloop For Sale!

- freshwater cool Volvo 29HP diesel
- Survey available by request!

Exterior Design and Description

This production built Cal 33 has a flat bilged hull with a raked stem with anchor roller, an external ballast fin keel, an inboard skeg protected rudder, and a transom stern with swim ladder. There are rubrails at the sheer, there are stainless steel bow and stern rails, and double lifelines run on stainless steel stanchions.

The deck layout is the conventional trunk cabin/aft cockpit design. The cabin trunk has one skylight hatch in addition to the companionway to the cockpit, and has two ports and two windows on each cabin side. Side decks lead around the cabin to the cockpit, which has a steering tiller, coaming seat backs, and seat hatches for storage and access.

Interior Design and Description:

There is a chain locker in the forepeak with aft access followed by a V-berth stateroom with a port side bureau and a starboard side hanging locker. A passage follows and has a starboard side sink counter and drawers and a port side head compartment. The main cabin has the galley arranged to port and starboard
forward followed by port and starboard "L" shaped settees and quarterberths. There is a port side dining table.

The engine is aft of the companionway ladder beneath the cockpit.

Seller's Notes:

"The reason we are selling the boat is we are just getting too old (66 and 74), with too many new and increasing health problems, not using the boat as much as we hoped and planned for the past 30 years. It was originally purchased (from a friend) and was only one of a handful of eligible sailboats that had V-berths long enough (7') and enough cabin headroom to accommodate Terry, who is 6'6" -- we lived on the boat for 6 months during Seattle's worst winter in 150 years (we moved aboard November 1, it started snowing November 2 and snowed for 6 months) while we saved up the down payment for a house.

The two quarterberths are also very long, and can accommodate couples if they are cozy, two kids, etc.; plus the Port and Starboard settees also accommodate a tall person, with plenty of elbow room if the back rest is raised.

Another "best" feature about the boat is that the dining table folds in half, and swivels around. When it's unfolded it can seat 8; we use two coolers for the non-settee seats. Most of the time it is just us, and works fine for seating on either settee.

We also have specs for the original removable backrests which came with the boat -- they fit across the entrances of the quarterberths; we got these specs from the owner of a sister ship in New England. He still had all his original equipment and cruised in Cape Cod area with grandchildren (and now great-grandchildren), racing and playing and mooring with other boats in large star shapes for fun overnight groups. We have a notebook containing all our correspondence with him including his drawings and dimensions for backrests. The slots to accommodate the backrests still exist on our boat, but the backrests were not there when we bought it.

Another "best" feature is that the hardware selected is all "over the top" and never skimpy; the winches are heavier duty than required, the winch handles are the best, etc.

We added two solar fans to the cabin roof, one above the icebox (now electric refrigerator) and the other above the gimbaled stove. The new Lexan hatch in the v-berth stays open happily in any position and helps funnel fresh air down into the boat.

There is a sunshade for the cockpit with adjustable side slides (depending which side the sun is coming in); and a nifty bug screen -- both of which were sewn by my mother, an avid boater with one boat in Florida which needed sunshade and bug screens; when she sold that boat she gifted us those items. Until recently (she is now 91) she owned a 36' Catalina here in the same Bellingham marina, and after retirement spent her spare time (when not cruising here in the Pacific NW on her own boat) traveling the world chartering sailboats with friends. So you can see I (though not Terry) come from a long family tradition of sailing and having boats in the family.

Our boat is extremely livable and friendly, and a real blast to sail. She sails so true and stays on course; one time a teenage girl was at the helm, eating an apple while perched up on the board, steering the tiller with her bare foot, and laughing in the sun. The wind was nearly 40 knots and we were double reefed, yet the boat handled as if she were in a puff. We have also in the past been able to set a course with the tiller, no hands on, and go below to fetch hot water for tea when the kettle whistled. She will hold true."

The sellers truly love this boat, but simply are not physically able to operate her and give her the use she deserves.

OPTIONAL ITEMS likely (negotiable) available with, or for separate sale, include:

- Shrimp trap with 500 feet of dedicated line
- Large stainless steel crab traps (3) with lines and floats and sink-then-corrode zincs
- HD rubber mats cut to fit foredeck to protect it from crab traps
- West Marine (Avon) 8 foot rigid bottom inflatable (nearly virgin, lives in garage unused)
- Helley-Hansen raingear (2 full sets) in size XL for men/large ladies, also size XLTall for men
- Duffel full of spare raingear, hats, jackets, scarves, gloves to fit cold wet guests
- Antique brass kerosene lantern hoistable as anchor light w/baseline secured on foredeck
- Solar heated "Sun Shower"
- Games in game drawer: magnetic Chess, Backgammon, RummyKub, Hoyle's Book of Games, etc.
- 2 Folding brass candelabras (which each hold 1 center candle, plus 4 more) plus candles, and snuffer

Please make an inquiry or call for more information, to set a showing or make an offer!

This listing has now been on the market 30 days. If you are thinking of making an offer, go ahead and submit it today! Let's make a deal!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***103 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #56339


Navigational Equipment
- Depth Instrument - Compass - GPS (Garmin Handheld) - Spotlight - VHF
Electrical Systems
- Battery - Battery Charger - Engine Kill Switch - Alternator - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Shore Power - Shore Power Cords
- Dinette - Fridge - Head - Microwave - Oven - Pressurized Water - Sink (2) - Stove
- Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint (Needs) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Staunless Steel) - Stored Inside (On A Lift) - Crow's Nest W/ Ladder (Powder Coated And Removable / Tilt Down) - Gel Coat (Good Fighting Lady Yellow And White) - Hard Top (With Molde In Lights And Storage) - Propeller (Stainless) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Control Type (Wheel) - Propeller (3 Bladed Feathering.) - Anchor - Gel Coat (Good) - Cabin Heat - Ballast - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Hard Top (CUSTOM) - Toe Rail - Gel Coat - Helm Console (Elevated) - Power Engine Hatch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FRESH Water Heat Exchanger) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Bottom Paint (2 Years Old) - Anchor - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Sea Water Cooled) - Gel Coat (Black Excelent) - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Cobia Tower - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Cockpit Type (Self Bailing Fiberglass) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual Rotating) - Cockpit Type (Self Bailing Fiberglass) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual Rotating) - Cockpit Type (Self Bailing Fiberglass) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual Rotating) - Bottom Paint (No) - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (New August 2014) - ~ New Bottom Paint ~ August 2014 - Bottom Paint - ~ New Bottom in February 2014 - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Raised Helm Deck - Engine Cooling (Open) - Raised Helm Deck - Cockpit Type (Open) - Control Type (Single Lever) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Helm Console - POWERPOLE - Propeller (Stainless) - Transom Height: 27" - Stainless Steel Bow Guard - All Flush Deck Hatches - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Radar Mast - Propeller (Stainless Duoprop) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Just Buffed And Waxed) - Stored Inside (Stored On A Hydo Hoist In Covered Slip) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Custom Exhaust - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Bottom Paint (Great Condition) - Gel Coat (1 Pea Sized Mark) - Propeller (27 Pitch) - Stored Inside - Ballast - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside (Warehouse) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Propeller (Alum) - Propeller (S/S) - Anchor - Gel Coat (Good) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Propeller (Stainless) - Bow Pulpit
Deck Gear
- Anchor (2) - Fenders (4) - Mooring Lines - Swim Ladder (Deep Stern) - Windlass
Safety Equipment
- Alarm (Propane) - Bilge Pump - Fume Detector - Grab Rail - Horn - Life Jackets - Searchlight - Life Sling
- Genoa (Jib-roller) - Winches (4) - Mast Material (Aluminum) - Rigged For Single Handed