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Colvic Countess 33

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10.06m (33'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 42hp, Thorneycroft (1.8 BMC) (1986)

River Orwell Marina


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Extra Details

Designer Ian Anderson
Builder Colvic
Lying River Orwell Marina
Fuel capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.6 ltr (100.0 G) 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 Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick


Maintained by mechanic and regularly serviced


LOA 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 Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (1993)


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 isolater and Merlin smart charger


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick


Pressurised water system includes immersion heater


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick


All navigation Wind Speed Log Depth All Tack Tick units TV Ariel fitted

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bow Thruster tick


3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Laurence windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick


2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)


Date of last life raft service: 01-12-2016


4 Man Plastimo liferaft

Broker's Comments

This Colvic offers great crew comfort features having a centre cockpit, Aft Cabin Ketch with its own basin and toilet, She is presented in excellent condition with the addition of a bow thruster and newly epoxied hull wirth a 5 year guarantee and much more living space in a full-bodied hull. She is well-behaved, safe, stable and drama-free. Her high ballast ratio and conservative sail plan make her stiff enough to keep full sail hoisted until nearly the top end of a Force 5. With the sails balanced she’s light and very positive on the steering.

This vessel has been completed to a highly professional standard from a set of substantial mouldings assembled and supplied by Colvic in 1986. For example the panelling has been matched to the grain of the wood

This boat was only launched in 1993 and has been improved upon and fastidiously maintained by the current owners. She was completely stripped and epoxied below the waterline in 2016. A Vetus bow thruster was added in 2013. She is fully equipped with the latest Tack Tick instrumentation and ready to go

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

This Colvic Countess 33 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. 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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