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Good Spec & recent Upgrades

  • Year: 1978
  • Current Price: £ 24,950
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 78476-3149704

Other photos: Saloon, Layout, Raymarine Hybrid Touch Plotter, Helm, Port Side, Bow, Window Covers, Aft Deck, Foredeck, Side Deck, Tanks, Canvass Covers, Depth Gague, VHF, Helm, Seating, Helm Seat, Cockpit Seating, Aft Cabin Heads, Aft Cabin, 2 x Volvo TMD 40, Dinette, Galley, Fridge, Forward Berth, Stereo, Cooker, Hot Water Boiler, Heads, Eberspacher Heating, Electric Windlass.

General Description

This Birchwood 33 Classic is a great boat that offers an enormous amount of space & accommodation for her size. With a raised wheelhouse / saloon, forward dinette, galley, heads & Forepeak Double Berth, all benefitting from over 6ft headroom throughout, she further surprises with a massive aft double cabin with its own heads, again with full headroom. Built in 1978, it is clear to see that this Birchwood 33 has been well maintained by her various Owners & she has recently had a new Raymarine Hybrid touch Chart Plotter / Fishfinder & Depth Gauge & all her canvass has been recently replaced. She also comes with Eberspacher diesel cabin heating & shore power. She is fitted with 2 Volvo TMD40A diesel Engines, each producing 130 HP meaning she is very at home on either the River or at Sea. Whether you are looking for a generous family cruiser or want the space and accommodation to live aboard, this Birchwood 33 offers comfort, space & excellent value. She is currently lying in Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales

Main Specifications

Stock Number :   ABS 1743


Year of Build :   1978


LOA :   33’0”


Beam :                                 11’6”


Draft :                               4’0”


Air Draft:                             11’0”


Engines :                             2 x Volvo TMD40A – 130 HP Diesel (each )


Fuel Tank Capacity :       800 Ltrs


Fresh Water Tank :           450 ltrs


No of Berths :                   6


Chart Plotter :                  Raymarine Hybrid Touch Plotter / Fishfinder (New 2016)


Depth :                               Raymarine Digital Depth Gauge


VHF :                                   Icom IC-M59 Euro

Main Features


The Birchwood 33 makes a great family cruiser offering 6 berths in 3 cabins, it is great for a family where the parents want a bit of space from the kids, or for a couple looking to have guests aboard. The aft cabin has the owner’s double berth and separate Heads compartment, the centre wheelhouse has nice high level seating along with the helm position. The main cabin has a dinette, convertible to a double berth, Heads with marine toilet & a shower and a well proportioned galley, equipped with a gas oven, grill and two ring hob& there is also an electric fridge. Moving forward there is a generous V berths in the bow that has an infill to make into a double berth, with plenty of storage. Outside there are wide, safe side decks to make it easy to access the bow and aft is a high level deck above the aft cabin where 6/7 people can sit out and enjoy the surroundings. Heated throughout by a Eberspacher diesel heating. Water heated via a gas multipoint heater. Carpeted and curtains throughout.


Interior Arrangement


AFT CABIN Double Bed Starboard Side Vanity Unit with storage Heads with Marine Toilet & SinkCurtains



starboard side helm position


Ships Wheel & Controls

White Vinyl Covered High Captains Chair


White Vinyl Covered High Navigators Chair

Carpeted flooring to engine covers that lift to give access

Additional White Vinyl low level Seating


Collapsible Chart Table




Nelson Gas Cooker with oven, Grill & Two Burner Hob

Stainless Steel Sink and chrome mixer tap



Ample storage behind and under worktops



Forward Heads

Moulded shower tray

Shower Mixer sink with Taps

Marine Toilet


Main Saloon

Dinette seating and table to port

Galley to Starboard


Forward Single V Berths with infill to make a double

CD Stereo Radio & Speakers


Exterior Arrangements

White GRP Hull & Superstructure with painted Grey Non Slip Decks

Aluminium Framed Windows

Anchor & Chain controlled via an Electric Anchor Windlass

Burgundy Wheelhouse Canopy

Burgundy Forward Window Covers

Burgundy Dodgers


Boat Systems

2 x Volvo TMD40A Diesel Engines – 130 HP each

Engine Instrumentation

Shore Power

Eberspacher Warm air heating – Diesel Powered



Navigation Lights

Anchor Light

Raymarine Digital Depth Gauge – New 2016

Raymarine Hybrid Touch – Touch Screen Colour Chart Plotter & Fish Finder Icom VHF Radio

Brass Clock & Barometer


History & Construction

The Birchwood 33 was produced between 1973-82 designed Graham Caddick and built by Birchwood Boats. White GRP construction with grey painted non slip decks

Brokers Comments

This great Birchwood 33 Classic is in good condition for a vessel of her age & provides so much space and accommodation. It is a joy to drive with good visibility from the helm and offers a very solid & stable ride whether in the open seas or trawling down a quite River. Her twin Volvo TMD 40A Diesel engines provide 130 HP each giving a smooth & powerful experience when needed. Down below, in her forward section, she has 4 comfortable berths in the forepeak cabin which can be arranged as twin V berths or one double & a convertible saloon as well as a practical Galley and a separate heads with shower. In the wheelhouse, she again has a masses of space including individual raised helm & navigator seats and additional low level bench style seating. Access to the engine is through the carpet covered floor panels that lift up for ease. Then, heading aft, the rear cabin has its own access t an amazing double bed, vanity unit and even its own heads with toilet & sink. This is truly an amazing Owners cabin for a boat of this size & year. This boat lends itself to socialising & entertaining with friends, or as a safe and comfortable family cruiser / river cruiser that would also be great as a live aboard. Stepping aboard this great boat you can see that she has been designed with the user firmly in mind. She has the space usually afforded to boats much larger than her size with the feel of build quality that Birchwood are known for.


Birchwood Boats are known for building quality boats with great handling & stability. The 330 Classic is no exception & this boat, although 40 years old, is presented in good condition for her age and it is clear to see that there is plenty of life left in her yet. She is currently lying in Southampton and available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.




To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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