The Nauticat 33 is a long keel motor sailer designed by Wilho Aarnipalo, built by Siltala Yachts in Finland. The draught of 1.5 metres allows the French canals to be navigated and the masts were unstepped in 2005 so that CALICO JACK could make her way through the Canal du Midi to Sete. She stayed in the med until 2007 when she was transported back to St Malo and then to the south coast.
The vessel is ketch rigged with aluminium deck stepped masts, the main mast having a single spreader, the aft mast a single swept spreader. The boom and spar are stowed on the pilothouse roof. The standing rigging was replaced in 2014. All running rigging is in good condition. There are three Arun sails, all fitted recently. There is Facnor roller reefing on the forestay and the original boom roller furling has been modified to slab reefing for the main .
Sliding doors allow access to the pilot house from either port or starboard, with an opening roof above. Seating and helm and small table. A few steps down aft gives access to the owners cabin with a large double berth and plenty of stowage space. Steps down forward lead to the galley with dinette opposite. Six can be seated in the dinette area and this area can be converted to a double berth if required. The Foreward guest cabin offers two single berths with reading lights, shelves and stowage.
All interior joinery is teak, this was stripped to bare wood and stained and protected in 2014 and the curtains were also replaced at this time so the interior looks much younger than her date of build would suggest. All the interior space is heated with Webasto warm air cabin heating.
Since her return to the UK she has mainly undertaken short cruises along the South West coast.
Full Specification Nauticat 33