Ebbtide 33

This is the smaller of a

pair of bulletproof deep

bodied, long-keeled heavy

displacement cruising

designs from Alan Pape.

Most were built in the early

1980s by Oceancraft but

new Ebbtide 33s are still

launched sporadically to

this day by a number of

small yards that specialise

in one-off builds. Her

larger sister is the Ebbtide

36. Multi-chine steel

is the usual method of

construction, but plywood

versions have also been

launched. High topsides

and a flush deck give her

a purposeful, blue-water

look, and it is long distance cruising to which she best suited. There are four

berths, a good galley, and a cosy, well-appointed saloon. The low-aspect rig

is easy to handle and tough, giving steady, well-balanced performance.

LoA 10.06m (33ft) LWL 8.00m (26ft 3m) beam 3.10m (10ft 2in) Draught 1.57m (5ft 2in)

Displacement 8,200kg (18,081lb) YM test report August1981