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Barbican 33

Brief Notes

Builder

Barbican Yachts, Plymouth

Length OA

32' 8"

Sail Area

550 sq ft

 

The Barbican 33 is a classic Maurice Griffiths cruising design, with a long shallow fin keel. Two options were offered, twin steel bilge plates, making her a triple-keeler able to take the ground upright, or a steel centreboard offering shoal draught with better windward performance

Length WL

25' 4"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

9' 7"

Cabins

2

.Draught

4' 0" with or without bilge plates, or 4' 0" to 8' 0" with centreboard

Berths

6

Displacement

12,320 lbs

Engine type

varies

Ballast

5,600 lbs

Engine bhp

typically 30-35

Keel type

Long keel with lifting steel centreplate or twin steel bilge plates

Barbican Yacht Construction was set up in the late 1970s, initially only moulding the hulls for their yachts, and contracting out the fit-out to Terry Erskine Yachts, (builder of many Golden Hind models). In the early 1980s Barbican Yachts took over the complete production process. The company ceased trading in 1993. All the three Barbican models were based on moulds for older designs, bought when the original builders ceased production, the 30 being a reworked Halmatic, the 33 a modified Philips Atlantic Clipper, and the 35 a reworked Super Sovereign 35.

Barbican 33

The Barbican 33 is based on the earlier Maurice Griffiths designed "Atlantic Clipper" hull, this design having been built by Philips of Dartmouth, but Barbican fitted the hull with a much more traditional and attractive coachroof.  Barbican 33s were first built in 1979, and the photos here are from two Mk II Barbicans built in 1987 and 1990. Barbican Yachts offered a semi-custom interior design service, with various options for layout and finish

Barbican 33

The yacht illustrated has a non-standard windvane gear
and protective stainless steel frame on the transom

Barbican 33

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The hull and deck are GRP, in isophthalic resin.  The full length ballast keel has a keel hung rudder, and can also have either a steel centreplate, which when lowered increases the 4' 0"' draught to almost 8 feet, giving good windward performance for such a shallow draught boat, or twin steel bilge plates.   Whilst Barbicans are certainly not racers, neither are they slow.  They have a good record of long-distance ocean cruising, and a reputation for quality construction.  The interior fit-out is, as might be expected from looking at the classic lines, and solid deck fittings, designed for safety and comfort at sea, as well as when moored.  They were fitted out in a number of choices of timbers and veneers, including teak, mahogany and American white oak.

Two different forecabin arrangements

Barbican 33

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Barbican 33
Barbican 33

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Barbican 33

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