Countess 33 ketch for Sale

For Sale
Colvic Countess 33
Centre Cockpit Aft Cabin Ketch – Excellent condition with the addition of a Bow Thruster and newly epoxied hull with a 5 year guarantee and much more.
Colvic Countess 33 for sale | 10.06m (33’0″) | 1993 | 1x diesel 42hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 6 sleeping berths |

For further details and full specification please contact
Bob on 01473 328456 to come a view this exceptional yacht in a marina on the River Orwell. .
We have been really happy cruising in this Countess 33 to Holland London, the South Coast and other places and she has looked after us in all weathers even when caught out in the upper end of a force 5 one time. Her steering is reactive and the Vetus bow thruster added in 2013 enables easy manoeuvring in different situations.
Any work required has been undertaken and she is in exceptional condition and comes with hot water, central heating, new heads, a newly serviced lift raft and other items listed in the specification. The teak interior matches, the headlining was replaced in the last 18 months and new carpets have been fitted this year, it is a really comfortable and well proportioned accommodation layout .
She was completely stripped and epoxied below the waterline and finished in May this year and is fully equipped with the latest Tack Tick instrumentation and ready to go.
Price £32,500.00

Length 10.06m (33’0″) Year 1993

Construction GRP Fin Keel.
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 42hp, Thorneycroft (1.8 BMC) (1986)

Designer Ian Anderson Builder Colvic
Fuel capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 USG) Total – 1 Tank
Water capacity 454.6 ltr (100.0 USG) Total – 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/12/2004
Engine 1 x diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Thorneycroft (1.8 BMC) (1986)
Engine Hours Not Recorded –
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel Drive shaft

Prop(s) 3 blade (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Some Engine spares are included. Maintained by mechanic and regularly serviced
Length 10.06m (33’0″)
LWL 8.76m (28’9″)
Beam 3.55m (11’8″)
Draft Max 1.60m (5’3″)
Displacement 6,550kg (14,442.8lbs)
Headroom 1.87m (6’2″)
Storage On marina
Ketch rigged Aluminum spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1993)
Reefing mainsail – Slab (1993) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail – Furling (1993) Other sails Mizzen (1993)

Electrical Systems
12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Galvanic isolator and Merlin smart charger
Finish Gelcoat finish – 5 year guarantee below the water line.
Total number of berths 6 No. of double berths 2 No. of single berths 2

Cabin(s) 3 Sinks 2 one sink off the aft cabin

Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet) one toilet off the aft cabin.
Stove, Oven, Sink, Cooler, Fridge, New Carpets, Drapes, New headlining, Cabin heating, Pressurised water system, Non-Smokers. Pressurised water system includes immersion heater. 2 burner propane Stove
Navigation and other Equipment
Compass, Speed Log, Wind, Radar, VHF DSC radio, GPS, Chart plotter, Autopilot, Navigation lights,
AIS Receiver, Depth sounder, Radar Reflector, Barometer, Stereo, Clock
All navigation Wind Speed Log Depth all Tack Tick units TV Ariel fitted
Deck Gear
Sail cover, Sprayhood, Spray dodgers, Rode, Fenders, Boathook, Davits, Swim Ladder, Instrument Covers, Winch covers in cockpit, Full cockpit tent, 3 halyard winches, 4 sheet winches, Manual Simpson Laurence windlass.
EXTRA: Bow Thruster (Vetus)
ANCHOR: 1 anchors (CQR) 30.00m (98’5″) of chain
Safety Equipment
4 Man Plastimo life raft (Date of last life raft service: 12-01-2016) Lifebuoys, Swim ladder,
Emergency steering.
Other equipment
2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

These boat details are subject to contract.  The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.


For Sale “Aeolus” Countess 28

‘Aeolus’ Colvic Countess 28 bilge keel – £18,750

Aeolus was professionally fitted out by boatbuilder for his own use (Jay Crafts, Tighnabruich) and so benefits from a very high build quality including teak decking. She is lying ashore on the Clyde with winter storage and Spring launch paid. £2,500 has been spent on new equipment and fittings in 2015. £18,750 ono.
Bilge keel with 29hp Lister Petter diesel engine (1996 c.1000hrs) and 3 bladed propeller.
Ss fuel tank (20 gal?), nylon water tanks and manual pump, 25lb CQR anchor and also a kedge anchor, 12v 2-battery electrical system, Firdell Blipper radar reflector.
Refurbished rubbing strake in teak (Nov. 2015) Toilet in heads new 2013
New sprayhood, dodgers and stack pack sail cover (2015) all unused
Dinghy tender and outboard
Tiller pilot
VHF radio ICOM 411 (2012)
Standard Horizon chartplotter 2008
Furuno GPS GP31
Autohelm log and depth
Plastimo Neptune 2 gas hobs and grill
Also: 240v shore cable, 3 lifejackets, harnesses, fire extinguishers, cruising chute (2000 rarely used), MOB recovery system, horseshoe lifebelt, and more.
In addition: I have a mooring at Gourock currently for sale at £500. It was serviced 2015 and new chain added. It is near Royal Gourock Yacht Club. This could be added as part of a package.
Contact: Email Paul at
Tel. 01259-215834


For sale “Reactive” – Colvic Countess 33

£32,000 can be seen ashore at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

For more information please contact Rod Smith tel: 01223 812025

or email:


General Description

Reactive is a professionally built (by the Mylor Boatbuilding Company) ketch rigged Colvic Countess 33 with centre cockpit and fin keel. Although only 33feet/10.08m long the deep beamy hull (11ft 9in/3.6m) provides the accommodation space of many 36 to 38 ft yachts as can be seen from the approximate floor plan below.


Reactive differs slightly from this drawing in that the aft cabin settee and vanity table have been replaced by a single berth and a door now separates the aft heads from the aft cabin. The forward heads is a standard marine toilet and does not have a holding tank.

“Reactive” – Colvic Countess 33

Starting from the aft cabin, on the starboard side is a double berth with a single berth on the port side. There are storage lockers above and below the berths plus a full length hanging locker at the head of the double berth.

30 gallon diesel tank and domestic battery bank sit beneath the single berth.

Moving forward along the passageway are heads to port with a built in holding tank and a wash basin. Opposite is one of four access doors to the diesel engine.

In the main saloon to port is the navigation station with a large chart table taking a full size admiralty chart with plenty of chart storage space beneath. Brookes and Gatehouse Hercules navigation instruments, Navtex, VHF marine and domestic radios and the electric distribution panel are conveniently situated in this area.

To starboard opposite the navigation station is the top loading fridge and galley with cooker, large deep cool storage box and sink surrounded by work surfaces. Crockery and cutlery for 6 together with a comprehensive set of cooking utensils are stored safely in this area. Extensive use is made of

Two settee berths either side of the large drop leaf table comprise the saloon accommodation. 165 litre water tanks are located below the saloon sole amidships. Stowage is provided beneath, behind and above the berths. Drinks stowage is in the centre of the table.

Forward of the saloon is the main heads to port and hanging/wet locker to starboard. The door to the heads when fully opened closes off the fore-cabin. The door to the saloon can then also be closed if required.

The forward cabin contains standard v-berths. Sail stowage etc. is beneath the berths.

On Deck

At the bow is a double roller stem head fitting. A deck hatch to port contains the CQR and Bruce kedge anchors plus mooring warps and some chain, the main chain locker is below. A powerful electric Wolf windlass is fitted.

On the forward mast are 2 winches and all foresail halyards. Turning blocks at the mast foot lead all mainsail lines, halyard and reefing aft to the cockpit. Stainless steel rigging was replaced in 2008.

On the aft mast are mounted two winches There are two midship mooring cleats and 2 more on the aft quarters.

In the centre cockpit is the Whitlock pedestal mounted compass, steering wheel and engine controls. The control head for the Raymarine autohelm is fitted on the port side of the cockpit. The autohelm can be coupled to the Garmin GPS. .

Reactive is a very dry boat and the cockpit spray hood adds another level of comfort. The hood can be lowered or zipped to the removable cockpit canopy to form a large enclosed, full head height area. A table is available that clips onto the steering pedestal.

A vast locker on the starboard side provides storage space for a range of fenders, Avon inflatable dinghy, ropes and engine battery.

Aft of the cockpit is a substantial stainless steel gantry onto which is mounted a Hydrovane self- steering unit and a stainless steel swing-up swimming ladder.

Rig and Sails

· Sail Plan: Ketch

· Foresails: Genoa with roller reefing/furling – Gowen Sails

· Storm jib

· Spinnaker

· Mainsail: Fully battened with lazy jacks– Gowen Sails

· Mizzen: Fully battened – Gowen Sails

· Cruising chute

· Staysail

· Standing Rigging: stainless steel – renewed 2008


· Engine Battery: 70AH

· Domestic Batteries: 2x105AH

· Charging: from the engine alternator or from shore power

Deck Fittings

· Anchor: 35lb CQR with 60m 8mm chain, Bruce 15kg kedge

· Windlass: Wolf electrical

· Cleats: 2 cleats plus 2x chain bits on foredeck. 2 midships cleats. 2 quarter cleats

· Winches: 4 self tailings.

· Winter boat cover


· Water: 40 gallons

· Fuel: 30 gallons

· Fuel Cans – 2 x 15L


· Eastham Maxol Cooker: 2 burners, grill and oven

· Kettle: for gas ring plus electric for shore power

· Cutlery for 6

· Crockery for 6

· Caffetiere

· Various cooking utensils


· Engine: Diesel 40 hp VW Hawker Siddley Piranha

· Propeller: Maxprop 3 blade folding

· Stern gland: sealed and water lubricated eliminating the need for greasing and cleaning up surplus grease.

Navigation Equipment

· Navigation Lights

· Compass Whitestar pedestal mounted

· Autohelm: Raymarine ST6000

· GPS: 3:- Garmin cockpit mounted, Garmin Navigation station mounted and Garmin handheld

· Hydrovane self steering

· Navtex:

· VHF marine radio: Silva

· Brookes and Gatehouse Hercules instrument system providing-

Depth, boat speed, wind speed and wind direction indications both in the cockpit and at the navigation station

· VHF domestic radio with CD player

· Charts: large number mainly covering the south east coast and Holland

Safety Equipment

· Life raft: Avon 6 man – requires service

· Danbuoy

· Horseshoe lifebuoy

· Spare leather bound steering wheel

· Assorted harnesses and jackets

· Radar Reflector: demountable

· Manual bilge pump

· 2 Electric bilge pumps

· 2 Fire extinguishers

· Fire blanket

· First Aid Kit

· 2 Foghorns

· Search light


· Avon with oars, electric & foot pumps

· Outboard engine: Yamaha 2hp