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

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General Information

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!

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

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 Steel) - Stored Inside (Always Stored In Garage When Not In Use) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Anchor (Two) - Control Type (Dual) - Propeller (Stainless, Spare Prop) - Tee Top - Tower (W/ Controls) - POWERPOLE (Pro Series II) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (2-stainless) - Keel Guard - Walk-thru Transom Door - Propeller - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (2009 Needs Painting) - Keel Type (Fin) - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (3x Bronze) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Cockpit Type (Open) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (SS) - Radar Arch (Fiberglass) - Anchor - Wake Board Rack - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Transom Height: 27" - Thru-hull Fittings - Stored Inside - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (4 Blade Bronze) - Wake Board Rack - Wakeboard Tower - Keel Type (Lead) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Stored Under Cover (Carport) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Duo Stainless) - Engine Cooling (Heat Exchanger) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Custom-molded Console With Wraparound Bubble Windshield) - Propeller - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint (March 2014) - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Engine Cooling (Closed Loop Cooling System) - Stored Inside (Always Garaged When Not In Use) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Helm Console - Propeller - Gel Coat (NICE) - Tee Top - Propeller (SS) - Anchor - Propeller - Gel Coat (Perfect) - Wakeboard Tower - Flybridge - Helm Console - Gel Coat (Looks New) - Propeller (Stainless Steel Duoprops) - Stored Inside - Tower (Powered Tower) - Tee Top - Propeller - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (New Impeller And Thermostat) - Propeller (New) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller - Cabin Heat - Propeller (Stainless) - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Transom Height: 27" - Propeller - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type - Propeller - Gel Coat (Good) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Anchor - Gel Coat (Ver Good Condition) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Very Nice) - Keel Type (Swing) - Propeller (Stainless) - Stored Inside - Tee Top (Hard Top) - Tower Light - Anchor - Custom Exhaust (Silent Choice) - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Ballast - Bottom Paint - Keel Type (Fin With Spade Rudder) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Ballast (8,000 Lbs) - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Bow Pulpit - Cockpit Type (Walkaround) - Helm Console - Propeller - Tee Top - Cockpit Type (PEN FISHERMAN) - Propeller (3&4 BLADE SS) - Bottom Paint (New In 2012) - Deck & Hull Paint (AWLGRIP (2012)) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Anchor - Propeller (Twin "dyna Jet" Three Blade Propellers) - Vent System - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Dual Stainless Steel W/26 Pitch) - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat (Refinished With Awlgrip Allcraft) - Bottom Paint (New July 2014) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Transom Height: 27" - Cabin Heat - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (SS) - Tower - Propeller (SS) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bravo III) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (RAW WATER) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Wake Board Rack (Titan Spinner Comb-fork Rack) - Cockpit Type (Open Bow) - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Cooled) - Gel Coat (Just Buffed) - Propeller (Cast Aluminum) - Stored Inside - Wake Board Rack - Engine just rebuil and increased from 300 HP to 350 HP with 0 hours. - Ballast (1750 Lbs) - Tower (With Speakers) - Wake Plate - Propeller - Ballast - Bottom Paint (2014) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Brand New Mirage Plus) - Ballast (5600pounds) - Bottom Paint (New Oct 2013) - Keel Type (Wing) - Stored Inside - Flybridge - Gel Coat (Good Condition) - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Cobia Tower - Propeller - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (RAW WATER) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint (New Paint 2013) - Ballast - Keel Type (Daggerboard) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - POWERPOLE - Anchor - Gel Coat (Good) - Anchor - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Staunless Steel) - Tee Top - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (S/S) - Vent System - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water)
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