The Quest 33 is a superb example of a fast contemporary “club racer” in which a family can comfortably cruise, and win ’round-the-buoys or point-to-point races under PHRF. These boats are Open Designs, and are not based on any restrictive rules! The Quest 33 is a development of the successful Quest 30, designed by us and built by Holby Marine Co.
The Quest 33 offers a finer entry for increased upwind speed, a longer waterline for greater speed all ’round and larger interior and cockpit spaces. The extended, open stern looks good and facilitates swimming and boarding from a dinghy.
OOPS is a special Quest 33.
"OOP's was built in collabaration with Barrett Holby and her only owner, a very knowledgable yachtsman. Hull # 1 was built to not only high Holby standards but with curb appeal like no other 33 we have seen. Red awlgrip hull, (2016), water ballast, Hall carbon fibre mast and spin pole, and a nice sail inventory And yes, a fresh water head and very cruisable interior.
Please contact Tom Pilkington for further details on this vessel. Tom@PrestigeYachtSales.net or 203-249-9108.
The Quest 33 has a very spacious well-ventilated interior, especially roomy for a boat of this size. Start aft, with a palatial aft berth with plenty of airspace over it. It is huge. You can sleep North-South or East-West. Then, at the base of the companionway, there is the galley to port, with 2-burner stove, ice-box & sink with stowage below & outboard.
To starboard, a complete enclosed freshwater and saltwater head (with holding tank) with full headroom & wet gear area. Then, further forward on the starboard side, the navigation area, served from the saloon seat. Now you’re in the saloon proper with comfortable full-sized seat/berths (6’6″ long) with good seat backs. This is a pleasant area for dining & socializing & a great off-watch area while sailing.
Forward of the saloon, through an arched bulkhead there is an area of storage shelves & lockers on each side and then the forward double berth, once again with much air & light. Plenty of foot-space at the forward end, as there is a separate forepeak/chain locker up there. The Quest 33 can be enjoyed as much for its interior as for its sailing abilities.
Quest 33 Specifications
Standard Equipment Hull and Deck
- Large self-draining cockpit (open at stern)
- Molded companionway seahood
- Low profile companionway sliding hatch and Plexiglas drop in weatherboards with inside - outside hasp
- Molded toe rail from bow to stern
- Composite keel with lead ballast
- Two lazarettes with molded hatches
- Large self-draining storage hatch in cockpit floor
- Lewmar forward hatch 20" x 20" 2016
- Tinted Lexan side windows 2015
- Custom S-S chainplates, stemhead and backstay tangs Mechanical and Steering
- Yanmar 2GM engine with sail drive
- 14 gal. Composite fuel tank
- Single rudder with Harken bearings
- Edson tiller with tiller extension
- Electric bilge and shower pump with y/valve
- Two 130 amp deep cycle sealed batteries 2019
- Five dome lights
- Two, two-speed Harken primary winches
- Two, self-tailing Harken secondary winches
- Two lock-in winch handles
- Deck mounted mast step
- Three deck-mounted standup blocks for main, jib and spinnaker halyards
- Two deck-mounted standup blocks at mast for first and second reefing lines or Cunningham
- Two banks of halyard stoppers (P and S) for main, jib and spinnaker halyards, reef lines - Cunningham and spinnaker tack line and pole launching line
- Internal bowsprit retracting system
- Split backstay adjustment system led to cockpit side
- Harken midsize traveler track mounted on cockpit floor with Harken traveler car and 3:1 control system
- 6:1 Mainsheet system using Harken blocks
- Coarse adjustment leads to heavy swivel base with cam cleat and hexa-ratchet on cockpit floor
- 24:1 Fine tune is achieved using 4:1 double-ended Harken system with hexa-ratchet led to cockpit side
- Three-foot anodized jib track for 100-150% jib with two jib lead blocks
- Two Harken spinnaker sheet and fairlead blocks
- Two heavy duty S-S U-bolts to attach spinnaker blocks and to be used for dock lines - Custom S-S bow pulpit and corner stern rails
- Lifelines and stanchions with S-S deckplates - Two bow pad eyes Interior - GRP molded interior pan including head unit, galley unit, quarter berth and settee
- Lightweight molded bulkheads - Varnished teak and holly floor
- Back of settee forms storage shelf
- GRP molded galley unit with molded icebox, S-S sink, fresh water foot pump, drain with seacock
- Gimbaled two-burner propane stove
- One 20 gallon fresh water tank under settee seat
Spars and Rigging
- Hall Carbon Fiber Spar upgraded running rigging
- 6'6" Projection carbon fiber bowsprit with 2:1 launching system
All Quest 33s are built using a licensed resin infusion system. This provides the best possible production laminate quality. Vinyl Ester resins assure resistance to blistering & have superior properties to polyesters. Holby quality is everywhere in evidence.
The deck is securely surrounded by a built-in ‘recessed’ toerail. The cockpit measures a vast 11’6″ long. The jib-furler is recessed under the foredeck and just aft is an anchor locker with a hinged cover. Next is the forehatch on the forward end of the deckhouse. The seahood at the forward end of the main companionway hatch doubles as a line-cover for the controls running aft from the mast to the house-top winches. At the aft end of the cockpit there are two large lockers under the seats plus a large centre locker under the cockpit sole.
Dacron Main - Good Condition (3 Reefs)
Carbon Main (Excellent)
(2) Reaching (spinnakers) - one fair, one very good
(1) Runner - Good
(1) No 1 - racing - very good
(1) No 2 - cruising - roller furling - Ok Condition
(1) No 3 - Good
(1) No 4 - Excellent
Garmin Radio - AIS Receive and Send
Garmin HD Radar
Garmin 5208 Chartplotter GPS
Electric Garmin Compass displayed on chart plotter and other displays
Raymarine ST 2000+ tiller pilot
Quest 33 Optional Equipment
- Custom dodger
- Two Lewmar opening ports
- Icebox pump-out to sink
- Removable forepeak berth and double thwart ship after berth
- Two small hanging lockers in forepeak
- Storage shelf with sliding door behind galley
- Harken roller furling
- Harken rudder bearings Mast - Carbon fiber mast tube
- Mast head light
- Windex w- light Compass
Hall Carbon Fiber Mast and Spinnaker Pole
Custom Miller Winter Cover
Docklines, Fenders, USCG Safety Equipmnent.
The Quest 33 is as remarkable for her interior as she is for her sailing abilities - comfortable, well ventilated, and especially roomy for a boat this size. The cabin aft is large enough to sleep north, south, east, or west. At the base of the companionway there is a galley to port with a 2-burner stove, icebox and sink, with stowage outboard. To starboard there is a fully equipped, enclosed head with ample headroom. Further forward on the starboard side, the navigation area is served from the salon seat. The main cabin has comfortable full-sized settee berths 6-feet 6-inches long, each with seat backs and an optional drop leaf table. It's a perfect area for dining or socializing, and a great offwatch area while sailing. With any boat, there is an intangible quality that is so important - trust. The Quest 33 is a boat to keep its crew safe and secure, no matter what the weather. Her deck is surrounded by a recessed toerail. The deck is laid out so that the boat can be sailed without ever going forward of the companionway. The Quest 33 is faster than many boats 5 to 10 feet longer. Whether racing around the buoys, beating the rest to a favorite anchorage, or just trying to get back to work on time, the 33 will make other boat owners sit up and take notice as she glides past them. The long waterline and extended lines aft give the boat superb stability and reaching power. The Quest 33 has a refined sail plan and an ergonomically designed deck layout, making it the easiest boat on the market to sail. Features like the recessed roller furling, all recessed halyard and asymmetric spinnaker control lines make the boat a snap to use, and to put away when the day is over. The deck is second to none, with top-of-the-line Harken Black Magic hardware and Lewmar hatches. The Quest 33 is available with wheel steering and a carbon quadrant. The keel and rudder are the latest in high aspect foil design; a carbon Composite Solutions rudder post is standard, making the rudder thinner and stronger than the competition. Single line reefing allows sail to be shortened in under a minute; the huge cockpit lockers have plenty of room to store fenders, wet dock lines, and sails - helping to keep the interior of the boat dry; the cockpit lazarette has enough room for an inflatable dinghy or raft; and finally, the forward anchor locker keeps the anchor where its needed and keeps muck off the deck while cruising. The Quest 33 is built using the Scrimp resin-infused system, which provides the best possible production laminate quality. The finest materials for scrimping the hulls and decks are used: vinylester resin and the lightest foam and balsa core with all unidirectional glass fibers. Bulkheads are all foam cored. Quest Yachts have raced across the Atlantic and cruised from New England to Bermuda. Their strength has been tested and proven.