The Saturna 33 is what you get when you combine the traditional boat design of Bill Garden, and the construction expertise of Wiggers Custom Yachts, just outside Toronto, Ontario. Bill Garden has designed many classic yachts, such as the Gulf and Formosa, that have sailed many a nautical mile from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Wiggers is known for their custom boat work and repairs since the 1970’s, and has worked with many designers including Bill Garden.
Icebound has been meticulously cared for with annual maintenance and upkeep, with records to prove it. Rarely you will see an interior that excels with true nautical brass and a warm old-world charm that brings to an owner pride. Even the oil lamp that hangs above the main cabin brings about a salty feeling. Owning a boat has its own responsibilities, but a certain pride of ownership is everywhere you look, making the vessel equally inviting to both owners and guests alike. Whether it is a liveaboard for two, or a weekend cottage for four, the Saturna 33 will not disappoint.
So Why Should You Buy This Boat?
Canoe Stern and Flared Bow – Upon approaching Icebound, these are two noticeable structural details that come at you. The Bill Garden designed flared bow deviates water when you are going to weather keeping the decks a little dryer. Another unforeseen benefit is a larger v-berth below. The canoe style transom, or double ender as some old salts describe it, not lends additional traditional flare, but they have a purpose; when you are running in heavy weather, the transom will split any oncoming big waves that could otherwise splash over and into the cockpit. A nice balance all around.
Pilothouse – I think this is what makes Icebound. You not only have abundance of natural light, but with the side opening ports, you have a large cross-flow of air. Great for dining or just enjoying that morning tea on a foggy morning, you will be dry and comfortable. Even the indoor helm benefits from the enclosure with additional front facing ports. Lastly, coming from the cockpit, you have a most innovative old-world style access door heading into the pilothouse.
Galley – This is one cozy kitchen layout. With the detail charm of the cabinet above the sink, knife rack and a stove that is ready for duty, you have all the basics for culinary creations. If you need extra room, the flat navigation station across from the galley can be used to house gourmet buffets. And of course, the cook can always take part in the entertainment due to the low bulkhead wall.
Effective Cabin Layout – Though this design goes back to 1981, the interior has kept its traditional charm while providing effective utility. Behind the interior helm station, you have a unique library shelf and extra seating that can also be used as a quarter berth. The dining table can be lowered to a double berth, accommodating extra guests when required. To extend the sailing season, a Dickinson diesel heating system with extra fans will keep you toasty and warm while at anchor. A sensible v-berth up forward and a functional head sums up the interior. Definitely not what you expect today, but a nod to the yester years of sailing.
So much more to tell you, so read on and be ready to be impressed, then call us to arrange your own private showing. You will clearly be glad that you did. This very special Icebound can be yours, and take you in total confidence, whether you are cruising B.C. waters, Puget Sound or beyond.
The boat has been repowered in 2008 with a Yanmar Diesel 3YM30 inboard and Blamar 100 Amp alternator.
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