Luders

(1966-1974)

Designed by Bill Luders, the Luders 33 accomplished such feats as being the boat that Robin Lee Graham circumnavigated the world in, becoming the youngest person to ever do so. The design was that of a typical Racer/Cruiser from the 1960s and has a strong ownership following. There is an active Owners Association that can be reached at (860)445-2380. Featured as one of "Twenty Great Used Boat Bargains" in the October 1994 issue of Cruising World, the Luders 33 featured heavy construction with a design emphasis on seakeeping ability. One can be found on the used-boat market for $28,000 to $35,000.



Specifications:
Overall length: 33'Luders Photo
Waterline length: 24'
Beam: 10'
Displacement: 12,800 pounds
Ballast: 4,500 pounds lead
Draft: 5'
Keel style: modified full
Sail area: sloop: 529 s.f.
Fuel: 20-30 gallons
Water: 45-75 gallons
Headroom: 6'1"
Designer: Luders
Theoretical hull speed: 6.565 knots
Displacement to waterline length ratio: 413.36
Beam to length ratio: .303
Sail area to displacement ratio: 15.5
Capsize screening value: 1.71 (A lower value indicates a more stable boat; the screening value must be under 2.00 in order to be offshore-capable)
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