Fortissimo 33 - USD 17,500

The Fortissimo 33 is a great sea boat, later boats became the Mariholm 33. Designer Lars Olaf Norlin preferred to retain traditional qualities at a time when fin keeled production yachts were taking off. He did modernise the rig, putting a fractional rig on for extra tuning abilities.

This yacht has huge potential for extended cruising in safety and comfort at such an appealing price. She has a very good sail wardrobe, good windvane steering and may only need some new owner customising... interior, electronics etc.

Stored ashore now, she needs new anodes and a new cutlass bearing. Recent upgrades have been a new alternator, new SEASTAR engine controls, new OEM exhaust mixing elbow and new JABSCO head parts and service.

Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: Langkawi
Year Launched: 1981
Registered: Sweden deregistered
Designer: Lars Olaf Norlin Builder: Allegro Båt AB/ Marieholms (SWE)
Displacement: 4650 kg Keel: Long
Engine: Volvo Penta MD11D Engine hours: unrecorded

Ballast: 200kg external

Steering: Tiller, transom hung rudder Autopilot : Navitex tiller
Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

Fuel:80 litres (3 tanks)
Water:150 litres (2 tanks)
Length: 9.93 m
Beam:  3.02 m
Draft:   1.45 m
Speed u/power: 5 kts

Propeller: 3 blade bronze
Full forward the vee-berth has a fill in to make a double and the bathroom just aft on the port side with a large wardrobe opposite. The saloon has a settee each side of the drop leaf table. Traditional forward facing nav desk and secure sea going galley. The quarter berth, aft on port side is a good size. Headroom is 1.82m. Upholstery was new in 2015.


  • PLASTIMO gimbaled two burner gas stove and oven.
  • Double stainless sink (needs replacing, plus faucet)
  • Ice box
  • Small 12 volt portable fridge
  • Foot pumped fresh water
  • Foot pumped salt water

One manual c/w holding tank. Head just serviced.

Batteries & Electrics:

  • 12 VDC system incl new house bank and separate engine start battery. (Please not that engine has hand crank start ability)
  • DC charging from new alternator and 50 watt PHOTON solar panel.
Electronics & Navigation:
  • HAWKEYE depth sounder
  • ICOM IC 324G VHF radio (new 2015)
  • ICOM IC 725 HF radio
  • GARMIN 76 h/h GPS
  • NAVITEX tiller pilot (untested)

Deck Gear:

  • 2 x ANDERSEN #40 st cockpit winches
  • 2 x BARBAROSA #10 cockpit winches
  • WINDPILOT windvane
  • Gas BBQ
  • Pushpit mounted gas bottles
  • Slotted aluminium toerail

The mast and boom is SELDEN anodised aluminium in very good condition. Halyard winch and reefing winch. Full height mast steps. Anchor light. Windex. Steaming light. Rigid boom vang. Spinnaker pole, Telescopic jockey pole.

Sail inventory:

  • Partially battened mainsail c/w two deep reefs. (excellent condition)
  • Spare main
  • Genoa on FURLEX gear
  • Spare genoa
  • Spinnaker c/w sock
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail

Safety Gear:
  • 2 life jackets
  • 2 harnesses
  • WHALEGUSHER manual bilge pump
Ground Tackle:
  • SIMPSON LAWRENCE manual windlass
  • 2 X 15kg BRUCE
  • 45lb CQR
  • 35m of 8mm chain
  • Approx 30m nylon rode
  • Extra chain in bilge

Covers and Awnings:
Small bimini on alloy frame. Sprayhood.

Dinghy and Outboard:

  • 2.45m CHOLAMARK Hypalon RIB
  • 2hp YAMAHA

Many paper charts. Removable adjustable cockpit table. Spare 3 blade prop. Spare 2 blade prop. Engine spares and tools. Fishing rod and kit..


YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.