Sailboat construction icon Ron Moore is joining forces with Yachtsman and Businessman Blaine Rorick and CFO Samuel Willner to form Moore Sailboats Inc., a new entity that will produce the all-new Alan Andrews-designed Moore 33 sailboat.
Andrews name is synonymous with a multitude of record-setting and race-winning ULDB sleds like Locomotion, It’s OK, Cheval, Alchemy, to modern TP52’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.
Andrews’ design skills in combination with Moore’s renowned manufacturing expertise will deliver exactly what sailing needs now – a high-quality, mid-sized racer that exudes the designer’s signature graceful lines and elegant style but is just as focused on performance and speed.
The trailerable – yes, trailerable – sloop will be offered with options tailored for distance racing with a four-person crew or for buoy, day, or coastal racing with a crew of up to seven or eight. Hull numbers one and two are scheduled for release in the spring of 2021.
Earlier this year, Rorick, a long-time competitive sailor, and former yacht broker met Andrews to see if a vintage Moore 30 could be modified for offshore racing. That boat, so far ahead of its time, baffled PHRF rating officials who would not let it race. By the end of the initial meeting, the concept to build the new Moore 33 was born.
“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 Rorick. The Moore 33 can be configured to meet US SER requirements for offshore racing with key features planned for one-design, PHRF, and measurement-rule racing.