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1981 CS 33

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada


The CS 33 was designed by Ray Wall while he was working as the CS Yachts in-house designer and was modelled after the CS 36 (not to be confused with the CS 36 Merlin).

CS Yachts Ltd. enjoyed great success with the CS 36 since its release in 1979, but it was a bit pricey for the market in 1981, so owner Paul Tennyson was looking for a boat that would be more affordable and would fill the gap between the popular CS 27 and the CS 36.

With the lines essentially drawn, the task was fairly easy, and CS Yachts started to pump out CS 33s at a tremendous rate, producing almost 450 boats before the moulds were destroyed in 1987. 

This CS33 is well maintained and upgraded by a knowledgeable owner, features include radar, autopilot, furling, dodger, recent sails, recent engine upgrades  and more.

Interior of vessel refurbished including teak refinished, exterior hull cleaned and fresh coat of wax applied.

Basic Boat Info

Price: C$23,500
Boat Name: Kisimul
Make: CS
Model: 33
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 33 ft
Length Overall: 32'8 ft
Waterline Length: 26'5 ft
Beam: 10'8 ft
Min Draft: 4'8 ft
Displacement: 10,000 lb
Ballast: 4,250 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Bukh
  • Model: DV24
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 24hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1989


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 32 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Hand-laid, solid laminate hulls with fiberglass, box-beam floor members supporting the keel and hull are common construction features of CS Yachts. The hull-deck joint is through bolted with an anodized aluminum toe rail and butyl tape between each layer of flanges is an effective method of sealing the joint. All bulkheads in the CS 33 are  fiber glassed to the hull and deck all the way around. The CS 33 has a shallow bilge sump, deep enough to collect any bilge water and it spreads the load from the keel evenly to the rest of the hull in the case of a severe grounding. 

The hull shape itself is what makes the CS 33 has deep chested shape forward of the keel extending right to the bow that smooths entry in choppy seas. The bow stem angle is quite low, allowing the boat to cut through waves without throwing water back into the cockpit. 

The keel is a high-aspect, externally bolted lead appendage. It is attached through almost two inches of solid fibreglass in the bilge. The rudder is hung on a partial skeg and has a gudgeon and pintle attachment at the skeg. 


Below decks, the CS 33 offers ample storage and true living comfort. CS uses a combination of fibreglass modules, aluminum trim, stainless supports, wicker and light vinyl to give the inside an airy look with attractive detailing. 

The V-berth is 6’6” long with plenty of width. Storage is available in fibreglass compartments directly above on each side and in dry bins underneath the V-berth. There are also sliding drawers made from solid ash with teak faces. Moving aft, you pass through a small walkway and on the port side is a full-sized hanging locker that is lined with aromatic cedar. The door of the hanging locker doubles as a companionway door for the forward cabin and across from the hanging locker is the head compartment. The standard CS 33 came with large fixed windows, a sliding Lexan main hatch, and another overhead hatch in the middle, so the main saloon is very bright with ample ventilation. The starboard settee folds out to become a large double berth over 6’4” long. On the port side, there is a single berth with a footwell leading into the hanging locker. Above, there are cupboards and shelves on each side. The U-shaped galley comes standard with a two-burner propane stove with oven, a deep sink and pressure water. Above the stove there is ample cupboard space. There is a deep dry goods locker with a cutting board for a lid and a cupboard beneath a long drawer for cutlery.

The 6.3-cubic-foot ice box is big enough to accommodate a refrigeration unit with a deep freeze. The tankage on the CS 33 is high for a boat of this size, with 35 gallons of fresh water, but most CS 33 buyers opted to increase the fresh water tankage to 60 gallons, which requires a tank under each settee. The holding tank is 32 gallons, and the CS 33 carries a little over 20 gallons of fuel.

Continuing aft on the starboard side, there is a full-sized chart table and large navigation station that incorporates a wet hanging locker beside it. 


VHF Radio
Raymarine Autopilot
Cockpit speakers
Signet Depth sounder 2008
Signet Knotlog
Signet Windspeed/Direction
Constellation 5” Compass
Furuno 1621 Radar

Sails and Rigging


Furling 155% genoa 2006

150% genoa 1980

Battened mainsail 2013

Older north main

North #3 genoa

Storm jib 

Cruising Spinnaker(red,white,blue)


Steering wheel 

1x19 s/s wire rope

Boom kicker

Electrical and Inside Equipment

12 volt DC and 110 volt AC

Circuit breaker panels

30 amp shore power entrance with 50’ cord 

Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Hot water

Marine head with sink shower with holding tank Y valve and O/B discharge

Battery charger

Outside Equipment

Cockpit table

Swimming ladder

Cockpit cushions

Life ring



Mainsail cover
Genoa cover


25lb CQR with 10’ of chain and 200’ rode

30lb Danforth with 10’ of chain and 200’ rode

10’ Danforth lunch hook

Fenders docking lines

Boat hook


Foul weather gear

Full compliment of owner’s manuals, wiring diagrams and equipment instructions

Clock and barometer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with eleven brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario. 

  Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.   In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.   For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Listing Broker: Bob Harrity

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