Marieholm 33 Class anno 2004. Denmark in the harbour of Dagelökke

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Hull

Both the hull and the deck is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.

Interior

Interior of Marieholm 33 Class anno 2004. Interior

The boat is equipped with 2 cabins, 4 berths, a galley and toilet facility.

The headroom is above average

Rig

The boat equipped with a fractional rig. A fractional rig has smaller headsails which make tacking easier, which is an advantage for cruisers and racers, of course. The downside is that having the wind from behind often requires a genaker or a spinnaker for optimal speed.

Keel

Keel of Marieholm 33 Class. Keel after winterlayup

The Marieholm 33 Class is equipped with a long keel. A long keel provide a better directional stability than a similar boat with a fin keel; on the other hand, better directional stability means also that the boat is more difficult to handle in a harbour with less space.

The keel is made of iron.
Many people prefer lead keel in favour of iron.
The main argument is that lead is much heavier than iron and a lead keel can therefore be made smaller which again result in less wet surface, *i.e.* less drag.
In fact iron is quite heavy, just 30% less heavy than lead, so the advantage of a lead keel is often overstated.

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.48 - 1.58 meter (4.86 - 5.16 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Engine

Marieholm 33 Class is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD2020 diesel engine at 19.0 hp (14 kW), which gives a max speed about 4.8 knots.

The transmission is a shaft drive. A shaft drive will in the long run require less maintenence than other types of drive *e.g.* a sail drive.

The fuel tank which is made of stainless steel has a capacity of 75.0 liters (19 US gallons, 16 imperial gallons).

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Marieholm 33 Class is 1.78, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

EU classification

Marieholm 33 Class holds one CE certification:

The boat is by European Union certified as Class A. OCEAN:Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.6 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level.
The immersion rate for Marieholm 33 Class is about 147 kg/cm, alternatively 823 lbs/inch.

Meaning: if you load 147 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm.
Alternatively, if you load 823 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

Motion Comfort Ratio

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

The Motion Comfort Ratio for Marieholm 33 Class is 29.2.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Marieholm 33 Class is 3.45.

Ballast Ratio

The ballast ratio for Marieholm 33 Class is 41%.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)

What is Displacement Length Ratio?

The DL-ratio for Marieholm 33 Class is 348 which categorizes this boat among 'heavy cruisers'.

Bottom Paint

When buying anti-fouling bottom paint, it's nice to know how much to buy.
The surface of the wet bottom is about 25m^{2} (269 ft^{2}).

Based on this, your favourite maritime shop can tell you the quantity you need.

Note: If you use a paint roller you will need more paint than if you use a paintbrush.

Rig

If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Usage | Length | Diameter | ||

Jib sheet | 10.3 m | (34.0 feet) | 12 mm | (1/2 inch) |

Genoa sheet | 10.3 m | (34.0 feet) | 12 mm | (1/2 inch) |

Mainsheet | 25.9 m | (84.9 feet) | 12 mm | (1/2 inch) |

Spinnaker sheet | 22.8 m | (74.7 feet) | 12 mm | (1/2 inch) |

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