Fjord 33MS

This unusual-looking motor sailer with its big

genoa and small main, was built in quite large

numbers in the 1970s and early 19805 by one of

Norway’s few yacht builders. Solidly

constructed to an Eivino Amble design, she

has a double ended, long keeled profile. Two

interior designs were produced. In one, the

large wheelhouse included an inside

steering position, navigation area and

galley. The saloon was down a couple of

steps and included a couple of pilot berths. The heads was forward

with the double forecabin. The other version had an all-in-one

cockpit, face to face dinette in the saloon with the galley and a pilot

berth in the wheelhouse. The cockpit in some versions had a

curious division with the helmsman in his own section aft from

where he could handle both sheets. She has handy but

unspectacular performance under sail and power. A similar styled

Fjord 28 was also built.


LOA 33ft (10m) LWL 26ft (8m) beam 10ft 6in (3.2m)

draught4ft5in (1.3m) displacement 5,400 Ib (7,OOOkg)

Price guide: £30,000 to £40,000.