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Spray 33 - At anchor in the Pacific.

Spray 33 - SOUTHERLY BUSTER - Cruising in the Pacific.

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L.O.A HULL. 10.03 m 32'  11"
WATERLINE 8.13 m 26'    7"
BEAM 3.66 m 12'    0"
DRAFT 1.22 m 4'    0"
DISPLACEMENT 10,000 kg 22,000 lb
BALLAST 3,400 kg 7,500 lb
AUX PWR   20 - 33 hp

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Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

Bermudian Sloop shown.  Junk rig
also included with boat plans & study boat plans.


Hi  Just wanted to let you know that Miss Fiona arrived Anstruther, Scotland from Southampton, England in early July and thank you all for your assistance along the way.  I appreciate Dylan's good advice and guidance throughout , Frank stepping in to help pave the way to completion leading to insuring a homebuilt boat for sailing in the U.K., and Peter and the NFCC for good advice, information and introductions.  

I also want to thank Bruce and Hal for their support throughout.

Both legs, from Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale and from Southampton to Anstruther were enjoyable and without mishap.  Miss Fiona was the star. The most challenging parts were learning how to plan passages, where tides are a hugh factor, and docking with a long keel in tight and rough conditions.  Once I had the tide clock set to Dover, it all came together.  We are now planning to visit the Orkneys next spring and then west coast of Scotland later.  If she continues to prove herself, and the crew can match her performance, we'll try some longer passages. Thanks Henry Rupert

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Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy
Here we see the profile view of the standard accommodation plan.


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Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

Here we see two plan views of the standard accommodation layout. Several variations are possible and have been used in this versatile hull.


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Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

GAFF CUTTER: This rig is suitable for the new Spray 33 - see below "Plucky Lady" for example of Spray 33 fitted with this rig.



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Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy
The Spray 33 is a very "Powerful" cruising boat - capable of taking you anywhere you care to go !


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Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

Dear Bruce, I took the Kangaroo (ex Bellavia) for a test sail today. Simply pure joy. The pilot house hasnt changed anything. My wife came along (her first time on a sailboat) she loved the boat. I will send you some pictures soon of her with the sails up in a good breeze. I want to be on your Spray website. Best regards Asi

SEE STUDY boat plans for photos of this boat sailing around Iceland.

This Spray 33 was built in England, crossed the Atlantic twice and is now in Iceland.

Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

Asi loves to play with his boats;  this is the new rig he has had me design for his Spray 33 - the rig in now available with the boat plans for the Spray 33



This Spray 33 is owned by Robert Lind
 of Washington State.

Spray 33
Fiberglass, Steel or Wood / Epoxy

Aleah  January 2010

Pretty good shape for a 25 year old + steel boat.  I knocked some paint off the hull when I had her pulled.  The hull was flame zinc’d when it was built.  There’s no rust what so ever, anywhere.  Even the hollow rudder is sound and tight….. rather impressed.   The yard at South Park has filled up fast, so I’m not sure where they’re going to put me for the winter and until spring when I can repaint her…….. but I’ll be able to re-do the interior in the mean time.  The Miller 140 welder with Argon fits well into the cabin, and I’ve been welding foundations for the Nav station, and better storage. The Marina is alive with stray current and the zincs were on their last leg, after two years in the water, they were fried.  Am going to install two ICCP CATAMARANhodic systems into the hull, and re-do the zinc anodes.  Mike Dooley

SPRAY 33 "Donegal Breeze"

Joan Mc Dermott at the helm of the Spray 33 that she and husband John built in Oman.




Spray 33 in Kemer/Turkey mentioned to you by Suat Zeybek

S/Y Blue-Belle, British, Bermudan Cutter, Homeport London, build 4mm steel, owned and sailed by Derek and Hulya Leigh.

Dear Bruce,
We arrived at Park Kemer Marina/Turkey in July 2004 after our return trip across the
Atlantic from Florida/USA. My wife is Turkish, and, being one of the few Turkish girls to sail the Atlantic twice, is attracting a lot of media attention here, needless to say so is the boat. Our Spray was featured on national TV in august and created enough interest to warrant a repeat showing. Since then we have been featured in four Yachting Magazines- the Antalya Regional Magazine- and a video of Blue-Belle crossing the Atlantic was shown at the Antalya Boat Show to a very enthusiastic audience.

The Turkish Chamber of Shipping have also conducted an interview to be featured in their commercial publiCATAMARANion 'Turkish Shipping World'. We have a constant stream of visitors and Suat Zeybek of the Dive Centre is one of our regulars. He is keen to build a Spray 36 and I believe he has already purchased the boat plans.

Anyway, so much for the present, let me give you a brief history of Blue-Belle to date. In 1987 I was looking for a long distance load carrier, big enough to cross an ocean comfortably, but small enough to be easily maintained. I purchased the boat plans of your Spray 33 and began building on the south coast of England.

Due to working abroad, I didn't launch her until 1992. She is as per your version B boat plans a part from lengthening her to 34 feet on deck, in order to incorporate a double self stowing anchor roller assembly. Upon completion she was then stored ashore for a further four years while I was away earning the cruising fund.

Her maiden voyage was in the autumn of 1996 London to Antalya/Turkey aprx. 3500 miles single handed. I hadn't fitted any self steering as yet, so this first long passage was a good test of the Spray's legendary self steering qualities. If you take care to balance the sails she will steer herself for amazingly long periods of time.
In Antalya my Wife and I were married and we moved on board to begin our full time cruising life style. Now I really did begin to appreciate the Spray's load carrying capability, I have never seen so much stuff poured into just one boat.

We spent two full seasons cruising the Med and in September 2000 departed Portugal for the Cape Verde Islands via the Canary Islands. December the 1st found us leaving Mindelo/Cabo Verde and bound for Barbados. We still didn't have any self steering fitted, but then again neither did Slocum. No problem. Blue-Belle took 16 days to make the 2037 mile crossing, that's an average of 127 miles per day. Her best days run being 147 miles. For a heavily laden cruising boat with a 28 ft water line she could certainly turn in a decent passage time. We were delighted with her. We also found that running downwind she didn't roll as much as other boats I'd sailed under similar conditions.

Maybe the chines have something to do with this. We spent the next 2,5 years cruising the Caribbean, Bahamas and the US Intracoastal Waterways. The Spray's shoal draft was paying dividends. June 2003 and we were on our way back across the Atlantic. We did purchase wind wane steering gear in the states, but were so busy being tourists, we didn't have time to fit it. I think that only the crew of a Spray would contemplate carrying their self steering gear as deck cargo prior to an Atlantic crossing.
Our North Atlantic Passage was the usual mix of gales, calms, and occasionally some decent sailing. However we ate well, slept well and apart from blowing out the genoa suffered no damage. In Spain my wife had to fly home to cover a family emergency. So once again I single handed to Turkey, finally arriving to the fabulous reception mentioned earlier. This winter we intend to haul out and I will finally get round to fitting the Wind vane and steering gear. For as my wife says "It will look so much nicer dear, hanging on the transom".

In conclusion we find the Spray to be a wonderful sea boat, and is a lot faster than she looks. When running in gale force conditions we find that our heavy weather staysail, sheeted flat amidships (a technique used by Slocum in his book) works well. The bow showing no tendency to dig in despite all the weight we carry up forward. One mistake we made in the early years was in reefing her down too early; the boat is very stiff and sails well in heavy weather. In storm conditions when it is more prudent to stop and we either heave to or lie to a parachute anchor streamed from the bow and attached to a bridle led back to a cockpit winch. In this manner we feel safe and secure.

So, would we part with our Spray? Would we change her for something else? No - not ever. After 8 years and 35.000 miles we finally have our ultimate cruiser.

Thanks Bruce, you gave us a great boat.
Kindest regards,

Derek & Hulya
S/Y Blue-Belle
Park Kemer Marina
Kemer Antalya/Turkey
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