Review Date : Thu, 24 Sep 2009
Author : Yachting Monthly
Barbican 33 - swing keel, broad bow and a fine stern
This was a 1980s late flowering of a Maurice Griffiths design with echoes of his great Golden Hind 31.
All the Griffiths trademarks are here-the swing keel for shoal draught, full sections and broad bow tapering to a fine stern. She was given a bigger rig than originally designed and this made her rather tender.
Her seakeeping was good and she performed well in context. Unusually she came with a wheel as standard. The accommodation is traditional and generally well put together with five berths in two cabins.