Countess 33

This roomy Ian Anderson design from 1980 was available with or without a pilothouse. She was strongly moulded by Colvic and completed by several yards. Many were home-completed. She features a centre-cockpit-style deck moulding, set on a beamy, deep-bodied hull with a long fin keel and a skeg-hung rudder. She has been fitted with both ketch and sloop rigs. Accommodation layouts vary, but usually have five or six berths. The aft cabin is surprisingly roomy and, on some boats, has three berths. Some versions also have a tiny en suite heads in addition to the standard one amidships. Performance is steady and handling is easy. The rig is small, so she is not a great light airs performer. She also appeared as the Minster and Medway 33, among other names. In total, about 170 were built. A similarly-styled Countess 28 was also built.

LOA 10.05m (33ft) LWL 8.52m (28ft 9in) beam 3.55m (1lft 8in) draught 1.59m (5ft 3in)
displacement 6,650kg (14,900lb). Price guide: £30,000 to £40,000. YM Test Report April 1983.