Bay of Islands
‘My Time’ is an excellent example of an almost new 2018/19 Jeanneau NC33 that has proven to be an outstanding option as coastal cruiser. What makes the NC33 standout is its modern, high-volume interior, large aft deck area and high performance cruising capabilities.
Possibly one of the best features on this boat is the safe walk around deck that accesses the forward sun pad and windlass. By merging the cockpit, saloon and galley single level living really opens up the main deck up into one big social area aided by the NC 33’s clever three-way sliding doors which can be secured on either side. A compact galley is hidden away under the bench top lid that with plenty of room for provisions. The roof panels are not the only things that slide. As well as the rear doors, there’s a sliding window on the port side and a starboard side-door opening to the side-deck, for stress-free docking.
The saloon table can also be shifted into the cockpit and there’s another (optional) sun lounger on the foredeck with adjustable backrests and cushions that don’t hold water. There are plenty of drink holders on the bow, next to the helm and everywhere else aboard the boat.
Driven by twin Volvo D3’s (Extended Mechanical Warranty 19/12/23), with twin duo-prop sternlegs and a bowthruster, this is an easy vessel to dock with a shorthanded crew. A small bulwark door on the starboard side makes stepping aboard easier too. Like the cockpit, seating in the saloon is L-shaped, along the port side, with a reversible backrest at the front so you can also face forward when the boat’s underway – there’s a handy grab rail across the front of the dashboard.
Safe, capable and a lot of boat for 33 feet. There is a reason that the NC33 is an incredibly popular option for New Zealand boaties.