Prior Coaster 33


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Boat Details

Make: Prior Coaster
Model: 33
Year: 1980
LOA: 33ft/10m
Class: Motor/Sail
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Long Keel
Rig: Ketch
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Deck Saloon/Pilothouse
Berths: 6
Cabins: 2
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 25628
Vessel Name: Callisto Coaster
Designed by Alan Hill ( previous owner). The hull was moulded in 1980 by Robert Ives Boatbuilders Ltd, and fitted out by Mr Ramsden of Romford in 1982 to a design by Alan Hill. The hull is based on traditional MFV lines, but the profile below the waterline helps give the Coaster 33 an excellent sailing performance for a motorsailer.
White GRP hull, deck and superstructure with grey treadmaster non-slip on deck and coachroof
Long keeled (with bilge plates) ketch motor sailer
Morse cable wheel steering with a keel hung rudder
Centre cockpit layout with wheelhouse shelter

LOA: 9.98m (32' 9")
LWL: 8.66m (28' 5")
Beam: 3.10m (10' 2")
Draught: 1.21m (4' 0")
Air Draught:11m
Displacement: 8 tonnes
Masthead rigged ketch
Masts and booms by SS Spars
Stainless steel standing rigging (inspected 2008)
Tabernacle on main mast
Terylene running rigging
Facnor external mainsail furling system
Profurl roller furler (New 2011)
Rigged for single handing
Detachable bowsprit and cruising shoot with snuffer
2 x spinnaker halyards

Two Gibb 28STA self tailing sheet winches
Harken mainsheet winch
Lewmar halyard winch on the mast

Mainsail, mizzen and furling genoa (serviced 2011) all heavy duty in tan terylene and all in good condition
Sleeps six in 3 cabins with 6' standing headroom throughout
Forecabin with vee berth (with infill for double), stowage and wardrobe
Aft cabin with twin berths (infill for double) and ample stowage
Saloon in main cabin with two settee berths (lee cloth to staboard berth), table with folding leaves
Galley with two burner gas cooker (new 2008) with oven and grill, s/s sink with draining board and storage, Electrolux upright fridge (not connected)
Heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin
Fitted removable beige carpets throughout
5 gallon calorifier with 240v immersion coil and many new fixtures and fittings completed
MERCEDES OM 636 FOUR CYLINDER 42 HP DIESEL ENGINE (Workshop manual available):
Fresh water cooling via heat exchanger
Borg-Warner velvet drive gearbox
Shaft drive to three bladed fixed pitch propeller (new cutlass bearing 2008)
Single lever control with fast electric start
Full engine instrumentation including temperature, oil pressure, rev counter, voltmeter and ammeter.
Cruising speed 5 knots
Maximum speed 6.5 knots
Fuel consumption approx 15-18 miles per gallon
Range approx 1200 NM
Vetus bowthruster

Three 12v batteries (one 108ah new 2008) charged via engine alternators
Shorepower cable-
240v shorepower circuit with RCD circuit breaker, lights, power sockets, 12v distribution panel with ring mains, immersion coil and battery charger

75 gallon fuel capacity in two tanks
Two plastic fresh water tanks with a total capacity of 80 gallons

Hot and cold pressurised water system
Ritchie steering compass
Nasa Target 2 compass
Nasa Target 2 windspeed/direction (new 2008)
Navico RT6500 VHF radio
Seafarr 600 echosounder
Apelco AR16 radar (large bright screen)
Autohelm 3000 autopilot
Navigation lights
Steaming lights

Anchor through hawes pipe
40m of calibrated chain
High speed manual windlass

2 x Fire extinguishers
2 x lifebuoys
5 man liferaft in valise
Fire blanket
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Emergency tiller from cockpit

Clock and barometer
2 x calor gas bottles
Fenders with socks
Shore power cable
Battery charger
There is a berth available at Falmouth's Premier Marina with this boat (subject to approval by Premier Marina). Ideally suited for cruising the French canals with her reinforced long keel with bilge plates and her easily lowered rig.
Previously owned by Alan Hill himself who carried out a major refit to high standards in 2007-2008. The works included grit balasting the hull, coating with Blakes SF epoxy treatment, the bilge plates were also coated with black epoxy tar. All external woodwork was sanded down and coated with Sikkens natural or dark teak varnish finish; new teak cockpit seats fitted. Treadmaster was repainted and seacocks overhauled or replaced. The headlinings in the saloon and aft cabins were replaced and a thorough internal re-fit including new fitted carpets, new gimballed cooker with Corgi approved and certified gas installation. 5 gallon calorifier with 240v immersion coil and many new fixtures and fittings completed. The engine was removed, repainted and professionally overhauled in 2007 and reinstalled with new engine mounts, pipework, cutlass bearing and wiring. The fuel tanks were also removed, cleaned and reinstalled with new shut off cocks and fuel gauge and installed with 2 inline fuel filters. A complete set of engineering drawings are available.

This is the ideal boat for the current owner and is a reluctant sale due to an extensive programme of travel that he and his wife are committed to over the next few years. The Coaster 33 with bilge plates is a very safe and sea-kindly boat.