Rossi - 33 R/C Design #002, Launched November 2009
The Rossi-33 Racer Cruiser (R/C) originated from design ideas that were explored on the Rossi-Mount Gay 30 launched in 1998. Similar to this earlier design the hard chine hull shape was used in this design which keeps construction cost down and provides exceptional off the wind performance, but that is where the similarity ends. A lifting keel and rudder were incorporated to expand the versatility in launching the boat. To improve on the upwind performance the hull was lengthened and changes were made to the hull form. Also a deeper keel was added, the rig weight reduced, and the headsail area was increased. Additionally, an innovative approach to building the hull panels allowed the use of foam and glass composite construction to reduce the hull weight as compared to the Mount Gay 30 design. Composite construction using vacuum bagging techniques was performed by Custom Composite Technologies in Bath, Maine.
Do you like to win races; then the Rossi 33 Racer/Cruiser (R/C) may be just the boat for you. Bandit was custom designed and built with performance, simplicity and accommodations in mind. The result is a spectacular Racer/Cruiser with a PHRF Rating of 69 (2016 change from 78) and proven winner. Also included is a custom trailer which provides for convenient land storage or getting to your next away regatta.
Like no other, the hull is a hard chine shape providing exceptional off the wind performance. This characteristic was brought forward from her Mount Gay 30 racing predecessor. Upwind the boat is very well balanced with little effort required on the helm. The deep draft keel with ballast bulb, combined with the chine hull shape, provides for a stable, comfortable motion and the feel of a larger boat. A basic sailplan with standard girth mainsail, non-overlapping jib and asymmetric spinnaker makes sailing this boat simple. This simplicity helps with maneuverability during the starts and reduces mistakes on the racecourse resulting in big gains over the competition.
Unlike other raceboats or racer/cruisers in this size, there is 6ft of headroom from the companionway to the mast. Interior volume is generous and the open layout places bunks at the ends which helps keep gear dry. The nav table, cooler, head, and seating are mid-boat which helps keep weight centered when crew go below while sailing. An 18 hp engine propels the boat at 7 kts when motoring and also recharges the batteries.
Almost everything about this boat was engineered and built for speed. Composite construction with epoxy, foam and glass was performed using vacuum bagging techniques by Custom Composite Technologies in Bath, Maine. This high strength to weight ratio construction with integrated hull structural elements such as framing, bulkheads, and stringers minimized any unnecessary weight. The forward bunks are removable for racing to provide ample room for the “sewer rat”. A lifting engine eliminates underwater drag due to machinery appendages. The lifting keel and rudder also provide a means to keep the foils clean while in port as well as navigating harbors with thin water.
Customization is also available - Please contact/call to discuss your requirements.