The Salona 33
is a 32’10” (9.99m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by J&J Design
(Slovenia). She is built since 2013 by AD Boats
(Croatia). The Deep draft
version displays a deeper fin allowing a lower center of gravity and extra performance especially upwind.
The Salona 33
is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Shoal draft
and Medium draft
version (see all the versions compared
Salona 33's main features
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Sandwich fiberglass polyester with galvanized steel frame
- Deck: Sandwich fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : fin without bulb
Single tiller (helm wheel in option)
Single spade rudder
EC design category iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)
A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Salona 33's main dimensions
32’ 10”9.99 m
29’ 8”9.04 m
7’ 1”2.15 m
Light displacement (MLC)
10913 lb4950 kg
2425 lb1100 kg
Salona 33's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
748 ft²69.5 m²
344 ft²32 m²
404 ft²37.5 m²
I iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
42’ 8”13.03 m
J iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
12’ 5”3.79 m
P iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
E iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
14’ 5”4.38 m
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Keel stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
Aluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
Salona 33's performances
Upwind sail area to displacement iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.
Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
258 ft²/T23.93 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR) iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:
a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
Ballast ratio iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.
The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
Critical hull speed iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
Salona 33's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
23.8 gal90 liters
Salona 33's accommodations and layout
Open aft cockpit
4 / 6
Freshwater tank capacity
26.4 gal100 liters
Holding tank capacity
11.1 gal42 liters
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