Why Buy A Nonsuch 33 Sailboat

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    Nonsuch 33 For Sale. Located on City Island.

    The Nonsuch is the perfect sailboat for the Sailor who wants Style and Comfort and Performance in his Sailing. This is a Cat Boat, meaning one sail for greater performance for a given size sail. One sail for greater driving power, because the sail flies in clear, “clean” air. Which means a smaller, easier to handle sail drives the boat as fast or faster than two or three sails up front might ever do. 

    The Nonsuch has just one halyard to raise the sail (and this Nonsuch 33 has an Electric Winch to do that work, as easy as pushing a button the sail goes right up), and one line to control the position of that sail (again, with the Electric Winch, if you want). This is the famous Ljungstrom Rig which allows a single person to easily handle the driving power on this 16,500 lbs boat. This is the Rig for the Sailor who wants to sail when he wants to sail without having to line up some “strong lads” to hoist and control the canvas. You sail an afternoon, or a fortnight, as is your pleasure. When you are done, you merely drop the entire sail right into its own sail cover, no muss, no fuss. 

    As salty and classic looking as the Nonsuch is, it has a modern underwater hull shape, which means faster, smoother, and well-balanced to take advantage of weather helm rather than fight it like older designs require. Winds picking up? Right from the cockpit, you can drop the sail down on its first reef and sail on. Want a second reef because you are enjoying the sailing too much to head back to port? Again, right from the cockpit. 


    The Nonsuch 33 has a large, dry, comfortable cockpit. This Nonsuch 33 has a Dodger to clear the spray away when driving hard to windward, or to leave open at night to see the stars without worry of a sprinkle of rain during the night. It also has a Bimini Sun Shade to protect you from the noonday sun. AND, a full enclosure for a “Florida Room” effect early or late in the season. 

This 1989 Nonsuch has the famous Espar Forced-Air Heating System for comfortable, consistent warmth to help you extend your sailing season both earlier and later in the year. That means you can leave the Chesapeake after the early October Annapolis Sailboat Show heading down the InterCoastal Waterway in casual comfort. 

    A Paloma Instant-On Water Heater gives you all the instant hot shower water you may want, in your private shower stall with seat. A Sea Frost Engine-Driven Refrigerator gives you oodles of refrigerator and freezer space, which means you can provision less often even as you enjoy a wider choice of daily delectable eats. 

A CQR Anchor, with All-Chain Rode, for a secure feeling at anchor, with an Electric Winch to gracefully bring it back up. 

    6 foot 6 inch Headroom so you don't knock your head. Satin Varnish Interior for a cozy feeling. Two Love Seats for comfortable seating without turning sideways as on bench style seating. Ten Opening Ports for when you want to let in the fresh outside air. Unstayed Rig so you never have to check the mast cables for wear and tear (there are none, as the mast is strong enough to stay up by itself), and this Nonsuch Rig is aluminum (rather than racer carbon fibre) for a smoother motion at sea. Racers may prefer carbon fibre, but your wife (not to mention your insurance company) prefers aluminum. 
A Four Cylinder Diesel Engine because Four Cylinders is DRAMATICALLY smoother running (first harmonic vibrations can not be damped out on a three or two cylinder engine). 

    The Nonsuch 33 is a Mark Ellis Design built to the famed Quality Standards of the Hinterhoeller Organization. The Nonsuch 33 is for the owner who appreciates a better boat. 

 Contact owner John 917-587-4030 for all the details.

Photo Gallery: Nunsuch 33

Nonsuch 33- Exterior Looking Aft

Exterior Looking Aft

Nonsuch 33- Cockpit


Nonsuch 33- Companionway


Nonsuch 33- Cabin


Nonsuch 33- Cabin Forward

Cabin Forward

Nonsuch 33- Cabin Starboard

Cabin Starboard

Nonsuch 33- Cabin Port

Cabin Port