The New Salona 33 – A Small Yacht for Big Purposes
Along with mighty Salona 60, Croatian shipyard AD Boats has presented their smallest model, Salona 33 at recently held Düsseldorf Boat Show.
It is a yacht created on the foundations of previously successful Salona 35. It is designed by J&J Yacht Design, one of the premier cruising yacht designers in Europe and the AD Boats design team. Salona 33 is meant to be an excellent family cruiser as well as an eligible racing yacht, depending on the rigging, equipment and design.
The interior is designed with modern materials, without too much wood while the space is organized in two cabins, saloon with galley and navigation desk, and one toilet. Total sailing area spreads over 69.5 sq m, divided between full batten mainsail of 32 m2 and furling genoa of 37.5 sq m. The draft of Salona 33 ranges from 1.5 to 2.15 m depending on the keel options, including the lifting keel. Fresh water tank holds as much as 100 l, black water tank (waste tank) holds 42 l and 90 l of diesel could be loaded into the fuel tank.
Standard option considers the 21 HP engine and 4950 kg of displacement. Since there are several keel options, her ballast varies between 1100 and 1480 kg. The idea for equipping such a yacht with lifting keel in the first place comes from its purpose of sailing numerous canals, lakes and rivers in the countries of northern Europe.
Salona 33 is yet to be tested but the experience of sailing Salona yachts tells us that we could expect compact, solid and reliable family cruiser as well as a fast, agile and lively racer. The price is also something which we should not be worried about too much. Since there is a pretty considerable competition in the range of 30-something feet yachts, AD Boats’ marketing strategists would not offer an expensive yacht.
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I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!