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Kadore Nauticat 33 ketch.


 She is spacious and well appointed, ideal for a family or a couple wanting a relaxing cruise. Kadore was built to exceedingly high standards and recently refitted with all the latest navigation equipment.  


Boat Specifications:


Boat Specifications:


Length:10.10m     Beam:3.25m    Draught:1.55m

Engine: Ford Lehman 2722 90HP @ 2600 rpm

Fixed propeller (22” X 16” left hand)

Speed under power: 7 knots
Genoa: Furlex reefing, Mainsail: 2 Single line Reefing, Mizzen

Fully integrated Raymarine Instruments

Raymarine Autopilot (P70S, EV-1, ACU-200)

Raymarine Instruments (i60 Wind, i70 Multi)

9 inch Raymarine Axiom chartplotter 

Quantum Radar mast mounted


     Lofrans Cayman electric anchor windlass

25kg Rocna Anchor with 50m chain

Solar Panels

Tender (4P) & Outboard (Honda 2.3HP)

Water: 450 litres      Fuel: 300 litres

Sleeping cabins: 2      Overnight berths: 6

Heads/showers: 2

Suggested ideal overnight: 4 crew
Top load chest fridge
Eberspacher central heating
Year of build: 1989

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Kadore is the perfect ketch to explore the West Coast of Scotland in comfort in any weather. With her deck level pilothouse visibility is excellent and this also provides protection from wind, rain, cold (and midges!). She is spacious and well appointed, ideal for a family or a couple wanting a relaxing cruise. Kadore was built to exceedingly high standards and recently refitted with all the latest navigation equipment.

Kadore is a classic and solidly built motorsailer which promises comfort and reliable passage making.

Solid and study, the Nauticat 33 was modelled on a traditional Nordic fishing boat.

The Nauticat 33 comes from a generation of yachts intended for sailors who prefer the comfort of helming inside and the advantages of motorsailing to reach your destination on time.

Although her pilothouse is a veritable cocoon, its huge windows and hatches keep the crew in touch and in control.

Being a ‘double-ender’ with a generous, almost constant beam throughout her length, she is surprisingly roomy, ideal for those just seeking a comfortable, spacious and characterful yacht.

Below decks, Kadore is bestowed with warm hardwoods, creating a cosy feel below.

Her beam remains fairly constant for two-thirds of her length, allowing enough room for two spacious cabins and two heads.

Inside the pilothouse the wheel is on the centreline and although her bulwarks rise going forward, they don’t restrict your view ahead.

An eye-level instrument console makes them easy to monitor and the engine controls are to hand.

There are wipers on all forward-facing windows and a clear hatch above for checking mainsail trim. In addition to the helm station, there’s a small table that can double as a cockpit table, surrounded by an L-shaped settee, and a single pilot’s seat opposite.

Beneath the sole is the powerful engine, commonly a 4.1 litre, 90hp Ford Lehman diesel, driving a fixed three-blade prop through a conventional shaft.

Steps down aft lead you into the aft cabin, which has a 2.1m/6ft 10in-long offset double berth and an ensuite head.

The hull sides are planked and there is an abundance of stowage.

Stepping down forward from the pilothouse brings you into the dinette-style saloon. The settee is U-shaped around the dining table and converts to an optional double berth. Opposite is a linear galley, comprising a deep sink with drainer, tall fridge and full-size, gimballed cooker/oven. Lockers, shelves and drawers are plentiful.

Headroom in the Nauticat 33 is 1.83m/6ft or more and stowage abounds in deep lockers above the seating, and in cavernous bins below.

Moving forward brings you to the main heads/shower, opposite which is a large hanging locker.

The forecabin has two singles or a vee-berth, plus standing headroom without the infill. Again, there is bags of locker stowage above the bunks.


Underway she accelerates quickly, thanks to her big prop, and gives steerage almost instantly, but you need a plan for the prop walk!

Even though the owner’s manual states that she sails best in a ‘fresh breeze’, she is surprisingly slippery and will make way in all but the lightest airs. In heavier airs, she’s perfectly fine under genoa and mizzen, sailing on her lines. The ketch rig allows for an easily handled combination of sails.

She needs a solid Force 4 to really start sailing, but then she’s quicker than she looks.

Helming under sail from the poop deck is most practical. The main sheet and genoa sheets along with main halyard and 1st reefing line are all led astern and ideally positioned for short-handed sailing.

In summary, Kadore is an attractive and solid motorsailer that will cruise under sail at around 5 knots, and 7 knots under power.

Her high, bluff bows keep the decks dry and, should the weather turn nasty, there’s always that cosy, warm pilothouse.

Crinan is an excellent starting point for you charter. There's a large carpark, and it's no more than fourty paces to make your way to the delightful, scenic "basin" to find "Kadore" alongside and all ready for you.

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Enjoy your Sailing on "Kadore" from Crinan.

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