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Review of AB 33 T


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The AB 33 T is a motorboat.

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Hull

The hull is made of aluminium. Aluminum is strong and forgiving. Where an impact on a fiberglass hull will result in major gelcoat damage and possible cracking, an aluminum hull will probably only have a scratch or a small bend. The only concern is electrolysis. Ensure that you have proper sacrificial anodes installed.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with an outboard gasoline engine.


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

EU classification

AB 33 T holds one CE certification:

The boat is by European Union certified as Class C. INSHORE:
Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m may be experienced.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for AB 33 T is about 201 kg/cm, alternatively 1125 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 201 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1125 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for AB 33 T is 3.33.

Wide Slim 82% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 82% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 103 kW (138 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


Maintenance

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Finally

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