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Ta Chiao North Sea 33 Pilot House Cutter

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Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 44hp, Yanmar 4 JHE (2010)

Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Andrew Davidhazy
Builder Flying Dutchman Yachts
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 80.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 21/11/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 44hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4 JHE (2010)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1550
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Three Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.2 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

This engine was installed by the seller and his son. Both are professional mechanical engineers. They incorporated several design features not commonly found in small boats. Most notable is the use of a drive line with CV joints and thrust bearing. This system provides less engine vibration and there is never an alignment issue.

The seller has complete mechanical log recording every fueling, equipment install with diagrams of electrical details.


Length 33'0"
LOD 33'4"
LWL 27'6"
Beam 10'7"
Draft Min 5'2"
Draft Max 5'2"
Airdraft 45'0"
Displacement 16,402.8lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage In water


Cutter rigged Port Townsend Shipwrights Wood spars (1998) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail North Sails - none (unknown year)
Headsail North Sails - Furling (unknown year)

Main, Jib, Foresail, Genoa, Drifter Reacher; all serviceable.

The mast and cabin top were made by Port Townsend Shipwrights in 1998. The mast is old growth spruce and is of box construction.
The jib and stay-sail are Pro Furl roller furling.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power Inverter-battery charger


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA of 33'4".

There is a shower sump of 15 gal.
The tank material, fuel is black iron, water stainless steel and the holding is plastic.

The teak decks look to be is good conditions as the seams look tight with plugs in place. The Teak is over solid thick fiberglass reinforced by a core material honey comb solid wood and resin squares. Any moisture intrusion will not "travel" as in a balsa cored deck. The hull construction is of sold fiberglass of a very heavy makeup. The faux plank hull topsides have been recently painted. There is a generous amount of quality teak, some well varnished accent pieces and some left to go silver, a beautiful combination.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

All the way forward is the V-berth cabin with storage below and hanging lockers port and starboard. Aft to port is the head, to starboard is the sink and vanity. Between the two is a shower with sump below. When both the fore cabin door and the saloon door are closed the head, shower and sink vanity become one private space. Aft is the large galley to port and a convertible double berth with a single above. Aft of the saloon-galley and up some steps is the pilot house with a full dinette and helm station. Out the companion way to the cockpit with wheel steering and self tailing sheet winches. Wide side decks with inboard mounted chain plates and shrouds.

The galley cooking has two choices, one a single burner butane and a diesel stove with oven which is also used for cabin heating. Additional cabin heat is provided by hot water from the engine running through a Red Dot type heater.

1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Garmin Chart Plotter GPS Map 188C Sounder
JRC LCD Radar 1500
Autohelm 400+ Auto pilot
2000 Watt Inverter and the 100 Watt Solar Panel and two golf cart batteries were all new in 2017.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar 1000 Stainless windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
50'0" of chain
100'0" of rode
The anchor is 25#. The chain is 5/16". All winches are Barlow and the primary sheet winches are self tailing.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Port Townsend made all new canvas covers for pilot house windows, all hatches, sun shade, and sail covers. They were new in 2014.

Broker's Comments

Every once in a while I come across a truly remarkable boat where the qualities of design, build quality, performance under power and sail, along with proper upgrading and continued maintenance come together to provide a remarkable opportunity for the next owner. This is just such a vessel. The versatility of inside helm with great 360 visibility for travel with the comfort of a trawler or steer from the cockpit helm with the sheets close at hand as a full blown cutter. Such a beautiful, classy little ship.

Comments from the seller

"This is a very unique boat I have owned and loved since 2000 and have traveled on for 15,000 nautical miles. She is usually the prettiest boat in the harbor and gets a lot of looks. My wife calls her my mistress. She was even in the Washington State calendar in 1999. She was built by the Flying Dutchman Yachts group and designed by Andrew Davidhazy, “built for the comfort of the first mate”. She is hull one of four and was in the 1977 Kingdome boat show, so she had extra detail work done. Of the four made this is the only one that has been well-maintained. With the boat comes a copy of the Washington State Calendar, the 1977 boat show guide “Castoff”, pictures of the boat being uncrated in Vancouver BC, and blueprints from the designer.

"She is a very comfortable boat with wide decks and shrouds out of the way. She has a beautiful solid teak pilothouse with the rare design of a dinette in the pilothouse, so your passengers are always in bright light, can take in the vistas and see where you are going while staying warm. She is so stable you can leave your coffee cup about anywhere and it will be fine. In the winter with the Dickenson stove she is warm and cozy. Often I’m inside cruising in my shorts with a coffee whilst I watch my fellow sailors freeze in the wind and rain.

"She has an awesome range under power -- you can motor from Seattle to Desolation Sound and back without refueling. She has a large galley and sleeps five, the rest you can see in the pictures."

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Ta Chiao North Sea 33 Pilot House Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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