NC 33 is a very important new boat for Jeanneau. This is a new model in the NC line, which now consists of four models, the NC 9, NC 33, NC 11 and NC 14.
The NC line was launched six years ago and has experienced rapid development in all markets, in both cold countries and temperate. In cold countries because the NC boats have built a reputation for being very comfortable boats, with heating and all the other necessary comfort equipment. And also in temperate countries because of the air conditioning as well as the generators.
So, the NC line boats are characterized by a deck layout that is completely open to the outside, on one continuous deck between the salon and the cockpit. So they are true all-season boats that can be opened or closed at will.
Like the other models in the NC line the interior and exterior were developed by Garroni design while the hull was designed by Jeanneau’s loyal partner Michael Peters.
NC 33: Open to the sea
Of course on the NC 33 we find all the design DNA of the NC line, namely a life aboard on a flush deck with an interior fully open to the cockpit, so no step between the two spaces. Movement aboard is excellent, whether interior or exterior, with this recessed side deck that is directly accessible from the side door next to the helm.
New on this NC 33, there is a gangway door that provides, with certain configurations, a much easier access on board. For example, when the bathing platform is not accessible because of the dock.
The new NC 33 offers a really comfortable and welcoming cockpit, with this large L-shaped bench to welcome a maximum number of guests. The aft section of the bench slides forward and backwards as on all the NC line boats. There is a locking system, and once unlocked you just come aft and push the bench forward.
The advantage of this feature is that it fully optimizes the cockpit space when desired. But it also optimizes the available platform space, whether for swimming or to store the dingy. This platform is standard equipment. It also provides access to this storage locker, which can also be used to stow the dingy. A hatch hides the shore power line.
As an option, the bench can fold down to form a sun bed. The operation is very easy. First the backrest lifts, then tilts backwards, next one slides out the support in the front, then one adds this cushion to have a large sun pad at the back of the boat.
The other advantage of the aft sliding bench is to offer the maximum space under the sun protection in summer or, during the off-season, when the boat is equipped with the rear enclosure. There is a second living space in the cockpit.
NC 33: the unlimited welfare
Moving around is very easy from the outside to the inside through a large opening, thanks to the three section sliding glass door. So, what’s unique is that you can slide the glass door to the starboard side. Then you have the outdoor cockpit perfectly connected to the inside.
The salon is bathed in light, even in the fading daylight. There are large panoramic windows with very good ventilation on the both side with the sliding door. Another feature that provides of the excellent ventilation is the electric sunroof. Two manually sliding panels are the standard equipment while the electric sunroof is optional.
The salon is equipped with a foldable table. In addition to the large L-shaped salon seating there are two freestanding seats, which can be adjusted in height and stowed in the space located under the bench in the aft section of the salon.
In front of the salon, there is a very nice galley, with a lot of storage. Storage below and also under the pilot seat that can optionally house a second refrigerator. And also upper cabinets, which are standard equipment, and offer a nice size storage space.
The helm has very complete instrumentation, with a 9 or 12 inch GPS screen. Complete analog instrumentation and also the engine controls. And above all, excellent connection with the outside thanks to the side door. Very practical feature, especially when you have a small crew.
The engine locker is very large and production boats will be equipped with a storage bin system located on the tank.
This new NC 33 is equipped with twin Volvo 2xD3 220 Hp diesel stern-drive engines, and a dual lever electric controller with all the options as standard equipment including trim assist, single lever control and the cruise control system. The trim assist system allows the boat to automatically adjust engine trim for the correct pitch to optimize fuel economy. The single lever system makes it possible to control the boat either with the two levers or with only one, which is very comfortable on longer cruises. And the cruse control system sets boat speed with the buttons located behind the controller, and allows for very precise throttle control and thus the desired speed.
To starboard of the helm, there is a bench seat for the co-pilot. It is very comfortable because the co-pilot is facing the sea. The pilot can choose between several driving positions: a standing position, which is quite remarkable on this type of boat, or a sitting position thanks to a very clever set of fordable floor panels. These floor panels also serve as a step to help get out of the boat through the side door.
The NC line is renowned for its large storage capacity. The NC 33 introduces a new layout design, which is very easy to use, since we have a large 80 liter refrigerator, and also very easy to access storage trays.
This configuration has the advantage of optimizing the volume available for the aft cabin. The interior space offered in the guest cabin is remarkable. It is bathed in light thanks to the large hull windows. Like the forward cabin, it has a sofa with a large storage locker under the seat. There is also a large storage space under the berth and also a interesting space at the end of the bed, very handy for storing a travel bag or a suitcase.
The owner’s cabin also has large hull windows, complemented by two deck hatch skylights in the ceiling. The storage volumes are very large. Standard equipment includes an immense storage volume located under the berth. In option, it’s possible to have upper cabinets on each side of the berth. To starboard, the owner’s cabin also has a sofa with a nice storage space located under the seat. The bathroom is very spacious and has a separate shower.
In conclusion, with its warm atmosphere and timeless style, the NC 33 affirms the continuity of the line while featuring the latest architectural evolutions. With its numerous storage spaces, it is the ideal boat for family cruising.