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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
- Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Ballast (5500# Leads) - Cockpit Type - Keel Type (Fin Keel) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (SS) - Ballast - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Good) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Propeller (NIBRAL Spares Included) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Bow Scuff Plate (8' Keel Guard) - Helm Console (Dual Console) - Propeller (Stainless Steel Raker II) - Anchor - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type (OPEN BOWRIDER) - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Cobia Tower - Gel Coat - Propeller - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Gel Coat - Helm Console (2) - Keel Type (Full Keel) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Flybridge - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat (Gleams!) - Stored Inside (In Winter) - Anchor - Bottom Paint (2012) - Anchor - Hard Top - Propeller - Stored Inside - Propeller (Extra) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bow Pulpit - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller's (18x20) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Wakeboard Tower - Flybridge - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings (Brass) - Propeller (Stainless Steele) - Bottom Paint - Hull Contruction (Triple-planked Old Growth Mahogany Over Oak Ribs) - Lazarette /garage - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Anchor - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Shinny) - Propeller (SS Duo Prop) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Closed Loop) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Express Cruiser) - Engine Cooling - Tower - Gel Coat - Ballast Bags (700 Pound) - Tee Top - Cabin Heat - COBIA Tower (Collapsable) - Anchor - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (Ss) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Raised Helm Deck - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Raised Helm Deck - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Tee Top - Tee Top - Stored Inside - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Keel Type (Deep V) - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings (SS) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Hard Top - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Could Be Painted. Seller Trailers It. He Has A Gallon Of Paint That Goes With The Boat.) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Brass X 2) - Bottom Paint (August 2013 With A 5 Year Paint!) - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Needs Bottom Job Now) - Flybridge - Propeller (Brass, One Needs To Be Trued.) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat (Great Shape) - Propeller (New ACME) - Tower - Tower swings down, trailer equipped with swing tongue and has a detachable swim platform, so boat fits nice in the Garage.
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