Hot off the drawing board from the Ker and McConaghy gurus.
The Ker 33 is looking to lay down a new benchmark in the racer/cruiser division and with the huge success of Ker Design over the years and McConaghy's unrivalled build quality, it is no surprise that orders have already been placed.
The philosophy behind the 33 was to highlight the design, build expertise and techniques that this duo has to offer. Noting the success of the 30-35ft racer/cruisers currently on the market that have been performing on the IRC scene both inshore and offshore, we felt there was clearly the demand for another boat to fit within this category, particularly one with this much potential.
Both Ker Yacht Design and McConaghy boats felt that this boat needed some careful consideration when it came to options on the specification.
Although confident in their product, everything is hugely price sensitive these days, compared to what it once was and so to keep the boat financially in line with its competitors, considerable time was put into the exact specification.
The boat is very much designed along a production run, with every hull being supplied to a near identical package. The slight variations come from two areas. Firstly the rig options, with an aluminium and carbon version available.
The second primary option is whether to opt for a fixed bowsprit or conventional pole. The bowsprit option is for short handed and primarily offshore sailing, meaning easier sail handling when using the asymmetric spinnaker system. The conventional pole is more IRC and inshore friendly for use with symmetric spinnakers.