Contessa 33

£14,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  240127
  • Length  ·  10.06m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Near Oban
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer Rob Humphreys
Builder Contessa Yachts Ltd
Lying Near Oban
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

2 starting and 2 domestic batteries and they are charged through an Adverc Battery management system


Length 10.06m
LWL 8.84m
Beam 3.60m
Draft Min 1.83m
Draft Max 1.83m
Displacement 3,739kg
Headroom 1.88m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail North - Furling (1999)
Other sails Spare Main (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Working Jib (unknown year)
Working Jib (unknown year)
2 x Triradial Spinnakers (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

There are numerous sails. in storage. The fully battened main is relatively new,as is the storm jib and a small jib which is about on 80% . The other main and the other jibs are older, and have had some work done on them by Owen sails last year, and they are all functional.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

A Mikuni heating system was installed four years ago

2 burner spirit Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Fresh water wash

A Mikuni heating system was installed four years ago

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough and Danforth)
10.00m of chain
40.00m of rode
Force 4 dinghy (2010)
2.5hp outboard, Tomatsu, Short shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The contessa 33 are well proven and a great design of that generation of yacht. A product of Rob Humphries. There are numerous articles about this design, highlighting their versatility, whether, cruising, racing or short-handed sailing.
Sadly the owner is retiring from sailing, which is why he is offering her for sale. She has all the essentials and just requires a bit more TLC to have her looking at her best again, which is why she has been priced accordingly.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 33 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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