KER 33

  • Reference ID 633
  • Builder KER
  • Model 33
  • Ker Yacht Design
  • Year 2015
  • Location Canada
  • Engine type Single
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 10.00
  • Beam (mtr) 3.36
  • Draft (mtr) 2
  • Displacement (Kg) 3750
  • Material Composite
  • Engine 20 HP Yanmar diesel engine with Sail Drive
  • Berths 8

Yacht description

Ker 33 in excellent condition and well equipped. Ready to race.

Good to know by the owner: 

  • Owner just applied a new layer of antifouling (June 2022) VC Offshore
  • Sails are all original but have very little use and are in very good shape
  • Engine/Drive Leg in very good condition. Has 176 hours. Starts without hesitation. 
  • Rig in good condition. No damage or signs of unusual wear or corrosion.  

Asking price 150.000 USD


McConaghy Boats about the Ker 33:

The philosophy behind the 33 was to highlight the design, build expertise and techniques that this duo has to offer.

Noting the success of the 30-35ft racer/cruisers currently on the market that have been performing on the IRC scene both inshore and offshore, we felt there was clearly the demand for another boat to fit within this category, particularly one with this much potential.

The McConaghy Ker 33 is an out and out racing machine optimised for competition under the IRC rating system, with the bonus of surprisingly civilised interior accommodation.

Following the many racing successes of the Ker 40 and later Ker 40 Plus designs, the latest model built by the China-based McConaghy yard is sure to attract plenty of interest among potential UK buyers. The design follows a very similar style to its larger sisters, including the near plumb bow, long dynamic waterline and flared stern sections. There’s more rocker in the under water sections than the Ker 40s have – this is more of a semi-displacement hull shape, and has the advantage of reduced wetted surface area in light airs.

The design has been optimised for performance under the IRC rating system, although with the growing popularity of the ORC rating system in many parts of mainland Europe, Jason Ker was also careful to ensure the boat will perform well in that environment. The first Ker 33, which was delivered to Australia earlier this year, has an IRC rating of only 1.021, although with a single-spreader rig.


At first sight it’s immediately apparent that this boat has been designed for speed – even the stanchions, pushpit and pullpit are of an efficient aerofoil shape. These are of composite construction and autoclaved in house. In addition, much thought has gone into producing an ergonomic deck layout in which friction is kept to an absolute minimum and running rigging led in straight lines, without turning corners, wherever possible. The deck gear package is by Harken, with clutches by Spinlock.

Below decks there is more style than you'd expect with an out-and-out racing boat.

Given the pure raceboat treatment on deck, many would expect to find a bare and stripped out interior. Instead, there’s a surprisingly spacious arrangement that’s also well lit thanks to the trademark big windows and a mostly white finish.

There are three double berths, plus two settees in the saloon, a proper heads compartment, a decent navigation station, a workable galley and a stylish carbon table. Features that are all to often lacking on cruising yachts include excellent hand holds and deep fiddles. Overall it’s an efficient and surprisingly comfortable arrangement that gives this design the potential to be a genuinely dual-purpose boat. 



  • E glass, core cell Construction
  • SG iron keel fin strut and lead bulb
  • Fixed bow pole
  • Antifoul below waterline
  • Cove Line
  • Custom Graphics


Rig & Rigging (supplied by Halls Spars New Zealand)

Owners comments: Rig in good condition. No damage or signs of unusual wear or corrosion

  • Carbon Mast (Hall spars)
  • ROD Rigging
  • Aluminium Boom
  • Gas Vang
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Running rigging is allow stretch synthetic suitable for a high end race boat 
  • Harken furler with Twin Track headfoil


Sail Plan

  • P 13.40 m
  • E 4.51 m
  • I 12.76 m
  • J 3.90 m
  • BAS 1.56 m
  • SPL 4.25 m

Sails – supplied by North Sails Australia

  • Standard Mainsail 3Di 780m 14,700Dpi
  • Windseeker NorLam Sport Xi NLXi02
  • Jib Light/Medium 3Di 780 m 12,600 Dpi
  • Jib Medium/Heavy 3Di 780 m 16,800 Dpi
  • Jib Heavy Weather OSR Max 3Di 780 m 16,800 Dpi
  • A1.5 Asymmetric SuperLite/Kote SL 50 CTDR
  • A2/4 Asymmetric Airx 650N BAIN
  • A5 Asymmetric Airx 700N BAIN
  • S2 Spinnaker SuperLite/Kote SL 50 CTDR
  • Storm Trysail Polyester High Visibility 8oz Storm Orange
  • Storm Jib Polyester High Visibility 8oz Storm Orange
  • A0 Asymmetric NorLam Code Xi Xi06 CD
  • Furling Jib with Battens NorDac Radian NDR 7.5

Owners comments on sails: 

Sails are all original but have very little use and are in very good shape.  3Di sails are quite durable and good at holding their shape.  Spinnakers all in very good shape.  Most have not been used since Covid started.  All sails are stored off the boat in a temperature controlled space. North Sails dealt with any minor issues right away and North was not recommending any upgrades/replacements.   


  • Three double berths (one forward, two aft)
  • Two burner racing cooker
  • Navigation Station and Panel
  • Stowage Locker above Stove
  • Drop-leaf Table
  • Manual Head
  • Hand pump in head
  • Diesel Heater
  • Interior & Exterior Finish
  • Exterior – Metallic paint finish. (Colour Teal), painted non skid finish on foredeck, side decks and cockpit sole
  • Interior - Gelcoat finish + timber laminate finish

Deck and Cockpit

  • Full Harken deck gear package
  • 2 x 35.2 STP Performa Winch
  • 2 x 40.2 STP Performa Winch
  • 2 Winch Handles
  • 2 McConaghy Winch Handle Pockets
  • Spinlock clutches along with custom organisers
  • McConaghy autoclaved glass stanchions, Pulpits and Pushpits
  • Stainless steel 1/19 wire lifelines
  • Lewmar Hatch on cockpit sole AFT of traveller
  • Lewmar forward hatch
  • Anchor Locker
  • Cockpit Clipping Points and Jack Stay Points
  • Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
  • Silva Compass
  • Lewmar Hatch above Head
  • 4 x Drop down Mooring Cleats


  • Jefa Rudder Bearings and Carbon Rudder stock
  • Carbon Fibre Tiller steer


  • Red/white cabin lighting in saloon, galley, head and navigation areas
  • 12 volt DC switch panel
  • Battery isolator/selection switches
  • 2 x House Batteries, 1 x Engine Battery
  • Navigation Lights Pulpit, Pushpit mounted
  • Shore Power pack including Charger
  • 12V Socket at Navigation Station


  • Freshwater Hand pump at galley sink
  • Lightweight head
  • 2 x Manual bilge pumps
  • 1 x Auto electric bilge pump
  • 2 x 50 litre fresh water bladder tank
  • Blackwater Holding Tank, including overboard discharge
  • 3 x Auto Electric Bilge Pumps
  • Pressurised Fresh Water System, Hot water System with Shower


  • 20 HP Yanmar diesel engine with Sail Drive
  • Folding 2 bladed prop
  • Flush throttle control
  • 40 Litre rigid plastic fuel tank

Owners comments: Engine/Drive Leg in very good condition. Has 176 hours.  Starts without hesitation.  

Electronics and Navigational Gear

  • 2 x T215 Wireless Multi Dual Maxi Display
  • 1 x T210 Wireless Multi Maxi display
  • 1 x T113 Wireless Multi Remote Display
  • 1 x T222Wireless Vertical Wind Transmitter
  • 1 x Ray49 VHF Radio
  • 2 x 1.2M, VHF ANTENNA
  • 1 x Raymarine Tactic racing compass


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide to the yacht, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed by us. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineer’s inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they may wish to rely.

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