The brand-new, French-styled Jeanneau NC 33 will make its North American debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, opening on Nov. 1. The two-cabin, one-head, light-filled cruiser is powered by twin 220-hp Volvo diesel sterndrives, which make it both nimble and quick. The NC 33 already has been nominated for the European Powerboat of the Year 2018 award.
The boat is designed for easy and comfortable cruising. The interior is bright and open, with large side and front windows and a glass door that slides all the way open between the salon and cockpit. A large sunroof lets in more light overhead.
Visibility from the helm, on the starboard side, is excellent. There’s also a door next to the helm to provide easy access to the side decks – an unusual feature on a boat this size; so is the side access door aft, which makes boarding more comfortable. The salon and cockpit are all on one level.
The salon has a large settee on the port side with a nice touch: The forward seat flips so it can face forward or aft; the passenger can either enjoy the view underway or join the social area around the dining table. The galley is opposite, on the starboard side.
Below, the large master stateroom is forward, with a double berth and a large head with separate shower. A guest cabin, with twin berths, is aft. The cockpit has a retractable awning and convertible seating for lounging or dining, with access to the swim platform on the starboard side.
With a hull by Michael Peters, the acclaimed Sarasota, Florida, naval architect, the NC 33 cruises at about 23 knots and tops out at about 31 knots. A joystick to make docking fingertip-easy is optional.
Specs.: LOA: 34’5”; Beam: 10’10”; Draft: NA; Disp.: 11,830 lbs.; Fuel: 137 gals.; Water: 46 gals.; Power: 2×220-hp Volvo diesels sterndrives.