Sparkman & Stephens Deb 33

Walton on the Naze, United Kingdom

  • £10,000
  • Description

     New to the market, Sparkman and Stephens Deb 33 "Donabella III".  A well proportioned Sparkman and Stephens design, the Deb 33 is a versatile family cruiser.  First introduced as a wood prototype in the late 1960's, GRP production began in 1969.  Donabella III is an early GRP boat specified with the with a bronze centreplate.  Draft is just 1.09m with c'board up and 2m with c'board down.

    Donabella III has cruised across the Atlantic in her early days, visiting the Azores and was raced in the RORC series from 1975 to 1980.  She also took part in one of the Three peaks races.

    Sadly, Donabella has been in decline since the owner passed away, and for sentimental reasons, the boat was not sold.  It Is fair to say that Donabella is a project requiring repair and upgrade throughout, particularly to the exterior, the mast is currently stored inside but can be viewed.  the engine is likely to require replacement too.  This said, the boat has beautiful lines, the interior is in reasonable condition and once fully restored, the boat would be certain to be a real head turner and a wonderful sail boat.  

    Donabella has been priced to reflect the condition, however the owner will consider offers.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 1969
    • Hull Material: GRP
    • Builder: Tylor Boats and Deacons Boatyard.
    • Designer: Sparkman and Stephens USA


    • Length: 33 ft
    • Beam: 10' 0"
    • Min Draft: 3' 7"
    • Max Draft: 6' 0"
    • Length Overall: 33' 4"
    • Length at Waterline: 24' 0"
    • Displacement: 13500 pound


    • Number of Engines: 1
    • Engine Make: Volvo
    • Engine Model: 2003
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Total Power: 28 hp


    • Fuel Tankage: 1 x 82 l
    • Water Tankage: 2 x 455 l


    The Company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. E&OE.

    NOTE - Please contact our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

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    • Vhf - Simrad RD68 with DSC
    • Compass
    • Storm jib
    • Radar - JRC 1500 Radar
    • Autopilot - AUtohelm 3000
    • Electric bilge pump
    • Spinnaker pole
    • Heating
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Spinnaker
    • Gps - Furuno GPS, Nasa Clipper GPS
    • Teak cockpit
    • Mainsail cover
    • Gennaker cruising spinnaker - 2008
    • Depthsounder
    • Oven
    • Steering wheel
    • Spray hood
    • Wind speed and direction - B & G
    • Log speedometer - B & G
    • Marine head
    • Radio - (Old type)
    • Swimming ladder
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Battened mainsail - JKD Mainsail 1982
    • Radar reflector
    • Plotter - Yeoman Plotter
    • Furling genoa - Hood 1982
    • Shore power inlet