Barbican 33 GRP centreboard sloop with wheel steering.

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Ashore   Location: Maylandsea, Essex GB
Make: Barbican
Year: 1979
Condition: Refit completed, tidied, re-antifouled. Relaunched Mid May 2018.
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers


A Maurice Griffiths Barbican 33 a substantial GRP cruising yacht, set up for solo sailing. A Sea kindly vessel

with the centreboard which gives her a draft of upto 2.44m, yet as shallow as 4ft… long keel, so very comfortable and safe.

Her present ownership for 16 years, she is annually taken out of the water.
Spending the summers on a swinging mooring
This Winter she is undergone a major tidy up & refit, this included the removal of the old gas water heater….Pipework remains in situ.
Wheel steering from a deep open aft cockpit, she has self steering gear . Lines lead back to the self draining cockpit.
Decks surrounded with guard wires and stanchions. pushpit and pulpit. grab rails on the coach roof. Decks are covered with the non slip Tracmarc.
There is good standing headroom below.
She perhaps needs still some cosmetic updating but as is she is very practical and user friendly. Good sized drop leaf dining table amid ships.



Nominal Length: 10.06 m
Length Overall: 9.87 m
Length Of Deck: 9.96 m
Length At Water Line: 8.20 m


Beam: 2.92 m
Draft: 2.44 m
Air Draft: 12.80 m
Max Draft: 2.44 m
Keel Up: 1.22 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gallons
Dry Weight: 7 metric tonnes
Displacement: 5750 kilograms
Cruising Speed: 6knots
Engine Power: 27hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Terry Erskin
Designer: Maurice Griffiths
Boat Name: Blue Neried


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement with centreplate
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Yanmar 3QM
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Yamar 3QM single lever control from open aft cockpit
Range of 300nm
Located under the companionway/ cockpit.
Electric / manual start
Last serviced 15th March 2017
New Vetus propeller fitted in 2006
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


GRP moulded hull built by Terry Erskin. Heavily laid up and robust hull. Decks painted cream have been laid with non slip Tracmarc.
Internal ballast keel. Keel hung rudder wheel steering.

Accommodation: Layout and domestic services
Two single berths with an infill in the forward cabin. Passage with hanging wardrobe to port spacious

Heads to starboard with toilet, shower and wash basin. Hot and cold water. Aft into the saloon two opposing settee berths,
dinette arrangement on the starboard side. Single quarter berth runs under the cockpit with the Navigation station above on bulkhead.

Opposite (portside) is the galley: gimballed 2 burner gas hob with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink with pressurised electric pumped hot and cold water.

A fridge with 240v/12v supply and a built in cooler box. aft of the sink is a hanging wet locker.


Blue spray hood with canopy cover offering for some protection from the elements. Dodgers
Bruce main anchor with chain and rope
Boarding ladder
Full Winter cover
fenders warps
Boathook, deck brush and bucket


Deck stepped alloy mast and spars
2 x winches in the cockpit for the centreboard wire and one for the jib reefing.
2 x spinnaker poles 1 light in the rig another heavier one is stowed on deck.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 5 years ago.
Sheets and ropes of varying materials.
Main sail by Lucas with lazy Jacks slab reefing and a cover.

3 foresails: by Goulding a cruising chute with sock, nylon fabric….All sails in good condition (unchecked)

Navigation Equipment:

Wheel steering form a compass pedestal. Wind indicators in a panel over the cockpit companionway hatch.
Seafarer 5 echo sounder 2 x Nasa Logs
Garmin GPS Seafarer RT500 radio telephone Navtex, Neco steering indicator with off course alarm

steering compass wind speed and direction indicators and a radar reflector.

Safety Equipment:

2 x bilge pumps
Fire extinguishers, expiry dates unchecked.

Flares expiry date unchecked.
Emergency tiller
Fitted vented self draining gas locker in aft deck space.