The Moore 33

Highlights and General Specifications

Designed for competitive inshore racing as a one- design or handicap racer but is also point-to-point and offshore race capable for sailing events like California Offshore Race Week, Newport to Cabo, Pac Cup or Transpac on the West Coast, Chicago to Mackinac in the Mid-West, Nantucket Race Week, or Fort Lauderdale to Key West on the East Coast with the advantage of being crane launched and trailered home or end long races in dry storage to reduce maintenance but maximize race venues each season.

This boat will 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.

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

“It’s going to be screaming fast, capable of hitting speeds in the 20-knot range; long-distance capable but just as competitive in buoy and class racing competitions,” said Blaine Rorick.

In meeting with Andrews, Rorick’s goal was not only to design the hottest boat on the market today but do so by building on all the best features of his favorite boats through the years.

“We wanted to use the best of earlier successful ultra-light boats and combine them with original concepts to create a fun, screaming fast boat,” he said. The longtime sailor developed his passion for sailing on a string of innovative 30-foot ULDB boats, later moving up to the sled’s category of boats. Although sleds are fun, they don’t plane; just surf really fast, he said.


“The Moore 33 will bring back the fun and excitement of planing.”

Alan Andrews name is synonymous with a multitude of record-setting and race-winning ULDB sleds like Locomotion, It’s OK, Cheval, Alchemy, to the modern TP 52’s and last year’s Cabo winner Fast Exit; but he started his iconic career with a 30-footer and has since designed a wide range of racers and cruisers.

“It’s a pretty cool boat; great for taking on long-distance or point-to-point races – then returning in the evening and trailering home,” Andrews said. “New sail technology in a square-top mainsail adds another dimension of innovation and mixes things up.”

“The drawings are gorgeous!” said Ron Moore, best known for his still popular Moore 24 that launched 45 years ago. The still active Moore 24 Class; a testament to the success of any boat brand, will be racing at 18 racing venues this calendar year.

“The design and planning part is the most fun, but I’m looking forward to the construction; sculpting the molds, the interiors, keel, and the rudder. This is one gorgeous piece of high-performance art,” he said.

Phase one of tooling, creating the mold and initial fabrication will commence this month. “I’m so excited to build an assembly project from concept,” he said. “It’s going to be a sexy Italian-inspired hotrod!”

He said. But he also believes it will appeal to a lot of boat buyers. “It’s a solid proposal; great quality for the price point.”

The Moore 33

The plan is to manufacturer one boat per month. When ramped up however and based on new orders, the Watsonville facility will be capable of producing a boat per week.


The rig is a fractional sloop with a non-overlapping jib, two sets of aft swept spreaders per the Sail Plan.

Lightweight un-tapered boom with carbon removable bowsprit.

Single tack line at the outboard end of sprit for buoys racing with optional second tack line for offshore racing. Bobstay with attachment on the stem with lashing attachment to tighten bobstay.


V1, D1, V2/D3, D2, and forestay to be stainless steel Ni50 rod with appropriate cold headed rod fittings.  V1, D1, D2, and forestay to have turnbuckles on lower ends.  V2/D3 terminates on the lower spreader.


  • All tails on running rigging to be whipped.  Halyards tie to heads of sails.
  • 1 main halyard,            
  • 1 topmast spinnaker halyard and
  • 1 jib halyard standard.
  • Second topmast spinnaker halyard and fractional jib/spinnaker halyard option
  • 1 Cunningham,
  • 1 Boom vang tail,


  • 1Main Sheet: coarse and fine-tune
  • 1Main Traveler
  • 2 jib sheet system
  • 2 jib lead adjustors.
  • 2 Spinnaker Sheets
  • Spinnaker Tack Line  


  • Double spreader rig with carbon fiber mast tube.
  • Attachment fittings for dual topmast backstays; Masthead setup for main halyard and two topmast spinnaker halyards with chafe guards.
  • Main halyard lead to cleat mounted on aft side of mast below deck.
  • Hounds attachment for forestay and two halyard sheaves.  One dedicated jib halyard, below forestay.  Second halyard sheave above forestay with optional spectacle for jib or fractional spinnaker.
  • LED steaming light on front side of mast;
  • Sock and tension cable to house mast wiring including any owner supplied wind instruments and VHF.
  • Anodized aluminum mast step with method of securing mast butt to step and attachment for boom vang.


  • Spade rudder with carbon fiber rudder stock, and tiller steering. 
  • Pending plans call for a removable rudder or removable rudder option. 


Adhesively bonded hull to deck lap joint to be durable, damage-resistant, easily constructed for close tolerances between boats.  Rail hardware including pad eyes and stanchions provides through joint fasteners.

Deck framing to include:

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

Deck, cockpit and transom exterior surfaces to be molded gel coat or with molded or applied non-skid.


Harken or equal (Harken part. number listed for simplicity)


2 ea.                 40.2STP           Headsail sheets
2 ea.                 20STP              Topmast backstays
1 ea.                 20STP              Halyards – on cabin top
4 ea.                                         Speed grip winch handles

Main Sheet: 6:1 gross tune; 24:1 fine-tune system

Main Traveler: 4:1 controls lead to both sides of cockpit forward of tiller.

Jib sheet system: Floating jib leads with offshore option to pull lead to rail.

Spinnaker Sheets: 4 ea. 75mm Carbo single blocks on pad eyes near transom and near winches.

Spinnaker Tack Line: Floating lead ring lashed to sprit leading through bullseyes to Spinlock rope clutch with offshore option for second tack line and clutch.

Halyards: Standard – 1 Jib, 1 Spinnaker standard with blocks at mast and rope clutches.

Optional 2nd Jib/Fractional Spin & 2nd masthead spinnaker with Harken blocks and Spinlock clutches.


Carbon removable bowsprit fit with two bolts to hull.

Single tack line at outboard end for buoys racing with optional second line for offshore racing.

Dynex Dux or similar bobstay with attachment on stem about .22M (9”) above waterline.  Lashing attachment to tighten.


  • Two pipe berths standard.
  • 48-55 quart cooler and porta-potty forward of bulkhead.
  • Offshore racing options include:
  • Second pair of pipe berths
  • Sink, stove & small counter area
  • Marine head and holding tank instead of porta-potty


Retractable keel fit with lead bulb cast from lead. Keel lifting system to retract keel for trailering and storage, keel always to be locked in down position while sailing.

Tiller Extension – Harken 7100.42, Forespar, Spinlock or similar 42” tiller extension.



  • Install owner optioned knotmeter/depth/temp sensor.
  • Through hulls for optional marine head and/or optional sink.


  • Install owner optioned knotmeter/depth/temp sensor.
  • Through hulls for optional marine head and/or optional sink.

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