Banham 33 Discovery Cruising Yacht

Amazing Broads sailing classic
  • Boat REF#  ·  305607
  • Length  ·  10.06m
  • Year  ·  1933
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Wroxham
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Steve Biggs

Extra Details

Designer F Carrington
Builder H C Banham
Lying Wroxham
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (2014)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

New engine fited on 16/11/2014
Extensive replacement wood work program recently completed to restore and improve this stunning classic


Length 10.06m
LWL 9.91m
Beam 3.05m
Draft Min 0.70m
Draft Max 0.70m
Headroom 1.40m
Storage Dry storage


Gaff rigged Colin Buttifant Wood spars (2008) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Top Sail (unknown year)
Naikon Genoa (Unused) (unknown year)

All sails in undamaged condition

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

3 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Cockpit Enclosure

2 sheet winches
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector


Folding Bicycle

Broker's Comments

I am very pleased to be able to offer for sale, this recently fully restored Banhams 33 Gentleman’s sailing Yacht.

This boat has spent the last two years being fully restored and refitted at a respected local boat yard. She has had an incredible amount of work done at huge expense to get her back to her stunning classic sailing best, and offers the true broads sailing experience from a bygone age.

The work done includes all damaged wood being fully replaced in the hull and sides, new decks being laid and cabin roof being replaced so the work just on the wooden structure has been extensive and carried out to a very high standard. She has also been fully epoxy coated from the hull to the coach roof. She has also had some more modern upgrades to make her comfortable with a full size double, a good size refrigerator, new electric heads, electric mast lowering and raising via a remote control electric winch, 4 batteries and smart charging via shore power. She is a true time capsule with a wonderfully comfortable saloon and well equipped cruising galley which both exude style and classic comfort.

Her substantial wooden mast was new about 12 years ago and was made by respected wooden boat builder Colin Buttifant. She was re launched a couple of months ago following her extensive refit and works, and is freshly antifouled and has a new Boat Safety cert that runs into 2025. The foresail is a manual furling type made by respected broadland sail makers Jeckells, and Jeckells also supplied the mainsail. There is an additional top sail and an unused Genoa also included with the vessel and all sails are advised to be in excellent order.

Her Yanmar diesel engine was fitted new in 2014 and starts and runs very nicely indeed. Lastly, she comes with a full all over cover and other covers for the cockpit etc as you would expect.

If you love to sail the beautiful Norfolk Broads and yearn for the classic bygone heyday of the area, then this stunning vessel will be exactly what you would want to explore the waterways, in fully restored style and modern comfort. She is a very rare example of this gentleman’s cruising yacht and must be seen to be fully appreciated

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Banham 33 Discovery Cruising Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Biggs of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Health issues

Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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