Is the Salona S33 a fast boat that can speed through a local regatta? Yes. Is the Salona S33 a delightful weekend cruiser that can be comfortable for a small family or a pair of couples? Yes. So which is it? The answer is both as the S33 will be optimized for either main use, but in truth no matter the configuration can do both with grace, style and impressive performance.
With all the bigger boats on the market is easy to overlook the value, space and performance of a 33 foot boat. But, don’t tell the S33 that! Smart design and innovation throughout the S33 above deck and down below help it keep up with its bigger sisters in the Salona lineup with pride!
Unexpected touches aboard the Salona S33 include a belowdecks Harken genoa furler and an optional recessed bowsprit. Carbon hatches are a nice touch. Stainless steel handholds line the cabintop. The 9/10ths fractional rig has double, aft-swept spreaders and a working sail area of 747ft² that is divided between an overlapping genoa and a traditional, fully battened main.
A tiller is standard, but twin wheels are an option, which makes the Salona one of the smallest boats with twin helms available on the market.
The recessed traveler crosses the cockpit sole enabling better leverage with end-boom sheeting. With the optional table removed, the cockpit has ample space for club racing. With the table in place, a meal for four can be enjoyed while enjoying a beautiful sunset.
The interior of the Salona 33 is surprising in its size, the amount of natural light coming in from the many port lights and its amenities. Amazingly, Salona has packed two cabins, one head and a compact galley into 33 feet whereas 39 foot performance cruisers from earlier years had just one cabin.
Two settees to port and starboard face a drop-leaf table with built-in bottle stowage. The table folds neatly out of the way when not in use. Aft to port is a L-shaped galley with a two-burner gimbaled stove/oven combination, a sink and a top-loading fridge.