The Mottle 33 is a well designed and popular Australian yacht, renowned for their sailing ability and space. "Gambit" was constructed in a rather robust manner to compete in the 1980 Sydney to Hobart race, which she did and completed. To ensure she did the job, she was modified and set up with a racing mast, running backstays, deeper lead keel and a rather generous lay up of glass in her construction which has resulted in a very strong hull. She is powered by a Yanmar 30 hp engine which is in excellent condition and has only 130 hours on the clock. With an economical and reliable engine, new covers and an extensive sail wardrobe, her current owner of 13 years has decided she is ready for a new owner and another adventure.
Lake Macquarie NSW
Family, Leisure, Cruising
George Mottle (Australia)
Keel / Ballast
Lead fin keel integral with a skeg hung rudder. Emergency steering.
Yanmar 3GM30, installed new by Minards in 2005. Low hours, new condition.
Approx 1.5 litres per hr
80 litre stainless steel diesel tank
Stainless steel sink, Pantry plus 3 separate cupboards, large ice-box, 2 burner Maxi metho stove with grill.
Maxi 2 burner with grill
V berth, aft cabin/lounge double bed and 4 single berths situated in the saloon cabin. Plenty of storage spaces.
Yes, pump out in separate head. Brand new 2018.
Fibreglass dinghy with oars
New dodger cover fitted over stainless steel frame, new mainsail cover, new winch covers and a large boom tent.
27kg Danforth anchor with 10 meters of chain and 100m of rope. Spare sand anchor.
3x electric bilge pumps. Manual bilge pump fitted in centre cockpit.
9x life jackets and 2x life rings
2x fire extinguishers
GME 27MHz Marine radio
Sail wardrobe completely by North sails;
1x Full batten mainsail
1x Cut down/reduced mainsail
Spinnaker 1 - 3/4oz
Spinnaker 2 - 1.5 oz
1x light stay sail
1x Genoa 1 (fitted to Reefurl system)
1x No 3
Mast / Rigging
Sloop rig, was re-rigged in 2008.
Winches - 10 in total;
2x push button 3 speed
4x 2 speed coach-house winches
2x single speed self tailing winches (running backstays)
2x small single speed forward coach-house winches
rear deck seating