e33 Daysailer

by BWS Staff

Blue Water Sailing
September 2007


 

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A fun day out on the water with the family is what e sailing yachts creators America’s Cup veteran and sailmaker Robbie Doyle and yacht designer Jeremy Wurmfeld had in mind when they designed the new e33. One of the most notable features of the e33 is its huge, 15-foot cockpit. Since this is the place that you spend most of your time anyway while daysailing, why not make it large enough for the entire family to stretch out?

What does the “e” stand for? Taking a look around the boat, it could easily stand for elegant, ergonomic and efficient. The e33 is inspired by the classic 30-foot Etchells keelboat racer, and many of the reasons that the e33 is easy to sail come from the Etchells. For example, there are no winches. The sails are controlled by macro and micro tuning lines that use mechanical purchase to trim the sails. The skipper will appreciate the ergonomic cockpit and dogleg-shaped tiller that is comfortable to use on either tack. All lines are led aft to a convenient line pod that is centerline in the cockpit.

A modern carbon fiber mast and boom adds to this boat’s light displacement of 5,900 pounds, and the backstayless rig allows for the large— 530 square feet—sail area. No doubts that this boat will be fast and fun to sail.

The e33 is a pure daysailer, so there is no galley down below, but you will find a proper manual marine head, a small Vberth and two settees in the saloon—a perfect place for an afternoon nap at anchor. Maybe you will find that the “e” actually stands for escape.

Specifications: LOA 33’6”; LWL 27’1”; Beam 8’9”; Draft 5’9”; Displacement 5,900 lbs.; Sail Area 530 sq. ft.

For more information log on to www.esailingyachts.com

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