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.


A Countess 33 for 5000 Euros!

This is a restoration project. The previous owner died before he could finish the refit of the the interior.The hull is in good order, and was painted two years ago but not used since. The BMC 38hp motor is in very good order. Mast and rigging are also in good order. Apart from a genoa (missing) the sails are there.

The present owner reckons the boat could be back in the water within a few months.

On the hard at Olhao, about ten miles from Faro. Further details from

Calling Sean McDonald

We have received a subscription from Sean, but have no contact address or phone number. If you read this, Sean, please contact the Hon. Secretary.

Sean’s Countess is “Domino”. If anyone knows how we may contact Sean, please let us know.