A well kept example of the Dehler 33 Cruising fast cruiser/racer, which are highly regarded for their fast and seakindly performance. Well suited to fast passage making, they have a light steady helm that is particularly easy to sail shorthanded. Sapphire is a great example of her class and has a good inventory including a large sail wardrobe, Gori 2-blade folding propeller and diesel heating. She has been raced on the East Coast by her current owner, both inshore and offshore, winning races in Class 2 EAORA. She has a 2017 IRC endorsed handicap of 0.972.
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The accommodation offers up to seven berths in four cabins, two doubles and three singles, with full standing headroom. In forecabin, V berth with stowage under, two lockers and hull side pockets. Opening hatch to foredeck. In saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Nelson two burner gimballed gas cooker with oven. Cool box. Stainless steel galley sink with pressurised cold water supply. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet, shower and washbasin. Wet hanging locker. Aft of the heads is a single berth quarter cabin. To port, aft cabin with double berth. Hanging locker. Eberspacher diesel fired central heating system. Dehler crockery and glasses.
1996 Yanmar 2GM20, 18hp, two cylinder diesel engine. Saildrive to Gori two bladed folding propeller. Raw water cooled. Single lever Morse controls. Saildrive gaiter replaced 2005/6.
2 x 110ah domestic batteries (2015), 1 x 85ah engine start battery. Battery charging via engine alternator and 240v ring mains with battery charger.
Fractional rigged sloop. Silver anodised aluminium keel stepped, double spreader mast. Anodised aluminium boom. Stainless steel Dyform cap shrouds and lowers. Adjustable backstay cascade. Spectra running rigging. Single line slab reefing mainsail. Harken furling genoa system. Two Harken 32 self tailing sheet winches. Two Harken 32 self tailing halyard winches. Aluminium spinnaker pole. Solid rod kicker. Lewmar mainsheet traveller with Harken course/fine tune. Towable Lewmar genoa cars. All lines led aft to cockpit to eight Lewmar clutches. Fractional and masthead spinnaker halyards. Bow sprit ring on stemhead.
Mainsail - Carbon- Hyde- 2010
No 1 genoa - Carbon - Hyde - 2010
No 2 genoa - Carbon - One Sails - 2012
No 3 genoa - Kevlar - Sanders
No 3 genoa - Carbon - Westaway
No 4 genoa - Carbon - Hyde
A5 Asymmetric spinnaker - One Sails - 2015
Asymmetric - Relling - 73m2
AP masthead spinnaker - Sanders - 65m2
Fractional spinnaker - Hyde - 61m2
Storm trysail - One Sails - 2013
Fully battened mainsail - Dacron - Elvstrom - 1997
Furling genoa - Dacron - Elvstrom - 1997
Genoa - Dacron - Sanders
Built in November 1996 by Dehler Yachts to a design by Judel/Vrolijk and first launched in 1997. Dark blue moulded GRP hull. Underwater hull epoxied in 2011. Off-white GRP superstructure with light grey non-slip decks. Cast iron fin keel with lead bulb. Keel faired in to hull. Tiller steering to semi-balanced spade rudder. New rudder bearings 2017. Spinlock tiller extension. Aft self draining cockpit with removable transom stowage/dock box.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.