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Moore 33 Specs and Renderings Released

If you’ve had a chance to take a look at the September issue of Latitude 38 yet, you may have seen the story about the new Moore 33. The story’s in Racing Sheet on pages 88-89. Or, maybe you saw the announcement right here in ‘Lectronic Latitude on August 14.

Alan Andrews designed the Moore 33, and Ron Moore plans to build a fleet of them at Moore Sailboats, Inc., in Watsonville. Readers commented on the August 14 post, asking for more information. Moore Sailboats, Inc., wasn’t quite ready to share the particulars, including the drawings, at that time, but they are now.

Rendering with spinnaker of the Moore 33
A port side view of the Moore 33.
© 2020 Alan Andrews

Herewith are the preliminary specs:

10.06 m 33.0 ft.
LWL (empty) 9.00 m.  29.5 ft.
Beam 3.05 m. 10.0 ft.
Draft 2.29 m. 7.5 ft.
Displacement (empty) 1,700 kg. 3,750 lbs.
Ballast 680 kg. 1,500 lbs.

General Comments

The Moore 33 is designed for inshore one-design or handicap racing, plus point-to-point and offshore racing such as in California Offshore Race Week, to Cabo, in the Pacific Cup or in the Transpac. It can be trailered home from long races and crane-launched from dry storage.

Auxiliary propulsion will be supplied by a retractable outboard engine housed in a dedicated well under the cockpit. The system includes a fixed, plumbed fuel tank and appropriate controls.

This boat is to meet US SER requirements for Offshore Racing, with the addition of optional equipment, and is to be built to comply with ISO 12215-5, 12215-8 and 12215-9 construction standards and ISO 12217 stability standard for Category A Offshore.


The rig is a fractional sloop with a non-overlapping jib and two sets of aft-swept spreaders as shown on the sail plan.

Full rig with all sails
The rig, with jib and spinnaker both shown. We like the Moore logo on the mainsail!
© 2020 Alan Andrews
  • Lightweight un-tapered boom.
  • Carbon removable bowsprit fit with two bolts to hull near shear.
  • Single tack line at outboard end of sprit for buoys racing with provision for optional second tack line for offshore racing.
  • Bobstay with attachment on stem about .22M (9 inches) above waterline. Lashing attachment to tighten bobstay.

Keel, rudder and steering

Retractable keel fit with a bulb cast from lead with 3% antimony as hardener.

Spade rudder with carbon fiber rudder stock, foam core and carbon and fiberglass skins and tiller steering. Rudder bearings secured in fiberglass tube bonded to hull and cockpit sole.


Deck framing to include:

  • Foredeck transverse ring frame
  • Cabin house edges
  • Cockpit support from retractable outboard enclosure
  • Traveler, partial bulkhead and rudder tube.

Deck, cockpit and transom exterior surfaces to be off-white molded gelcoat with post-applied or molded-in nonskid.

Line drawing of deck layout
The deck layout.
© 2020 Alan Andrews

Interior surfaces of the hull and deck to be smooth with no rough edges and covered with clear polyurethane sealer.

Interior surfaces of molded components to have an off-white molded gelcoat finish.

rendering of the interior
An inside view.
© 2020 Alan Andrews

Latitude will keep our eye on this new boat under development. In the meantime, contact Blaine Rorick, the president of Moore Sailboats, Inc., at (909) 754-4487 for more info.


  1. JC Raby 4 years ago

    It would have been nice to see an articulating pole, deck mounted, that could allow the boat to run deeper with an A-Symm.. ex. Cone of Silence RP 31, other designs have pursued this and particularly helpful in the downwind distance races for which it’s designed. That being said, its nice to see someone building a Cat 1 30 footer capable of going offshore Downwind and going back upwind at 50 knots.

  2. Eric M 4 years ago

    Cant wait to see this sailing!!! Just to poke the bear and maybe get some more good info…
    Wonder if we can get the backstay split so it has even pull for bending the mast? For offshore where is the liferaft storage and is there going to be additional storage for MOM, EPIRB, and Generator? For both inshore and offshore is there a predetermined location for cockpit mic for the radio, compass(s), instruments, ditch bag, and cup holders (yeah I know, but how many of you have a hot beverage handy when heading to the race course in the bay, water on the course, or a cold one when done?).
    I like JC Raby’s idea but since the strut is removable what about making it articulating just forward of the attachment point? Adjustment could be with 1/4″ dynema led back and it simplifies removal and installation for trailering. Speaking of trailering is there going to be a relatively easy way to remove the rudder and maybe the keel for long road trips?

    • Lance 3 years ago

      If they’re running a squaretop main it’s going to have split backstays.. maybe checkstays as well. Adds to the complexity but definitely increases the options for powering and depowering the rig.

  3. FYI 4 years ago

    That’s some good stuff they’re smoking at Ron’s place in Watsonville.

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