• S/V Shamrock is offered for sale as a complete cruising package. She is "step on ready" to go cruising today.  
  • This is a fresh water boat that is fully updated and equipped for coastal cruising. Ideal for exploring the wonders of the San Juan Island, Desolation Sound, Vancouver Island, Mexico and beyond. 
  • A Nonsuch sails like a big Laser. She is comfortable, stable and fast. Tacking is a delight. Just turn the wheel. 
  • Refit by experienced sailors and craftsmen. Every major system is new and upgraded; electronics, anchoring, sail handling, refrigeration, galley, sanitation, lighting, electrical, dingy handling and safety.  
  • Volvo Penta D2-40F 4-cylinder diesel w/1484 hrs. powers at 7.5 knots at 2000 rpm using .6 GPH.
  • The autopilot, radar, instruments and chart plotter are fully integrated. 
    • Sail on autopilot to a wind angle, or motor to a compass heading.
    • Set way points and track along a route.
    • View charts and radar simultaneously in the dual chart mode.
    • Add look forward sonar and other features.
  • Safely reef the main sail from the cockpit in 3 minutes.
  • No more storing a sail cover. The sail drops through the wishbone into the North Sail cover. Zip it closed.
  • Efficient water-cooled refrigeration and LED lighting allow 2-days without recharging batteries. 
  • A full cockpit enclosure keeps the cockpit dry and warm. Its panels store in a custom flat bag under the aft berth.
  • The new Lewmar windlass, Rocna Vulcan anchor and 250’ of 5/16” chain provide secure anchoring.
  • Sturdy davits allow lowering and raising the planing dingy with motor attached. 
  • Master’s cabin custom mattress and hatch shade provide comfortable sleeping.
  • Included are spares, tools, safety gear, cruising guides, manuals, maintenance and upgrade records. 


Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 33 Equipment List


The Nonsuch 33 is a cruising cat boat designed by Mark Ellis for Canadian racer Gordon Fisher to be comfortable, easy to sail and fast. Built in Canada by George Hinterhoeller in 1989, Shamrock was completely refit in 2017-2019.  Every system was replaced and upgraded.  Pleasing to the eye with a custom varnished interior, she sleeps 4 in two cabins and 6 if needed. Storage is extensive, accessible and secure. Hull speed is 7.47 knots. Navigation equipment, sail handling, anchoring, safety equipment are integrated and top notch. The cruising package includes a Achilles HB-300FX fiberglass hull dingy and Tohatsu 6 HP 4-stroke outboard


  •  Displacement, 15,350 lbs., Ballast, 6050 lbs. lead. LOA 33’4”, LWL 31’4”, Draft 5’3”, Beam 12’5”. 
  •  Fuel, 40 gallons diesel; Water, 80 gal. In two tanks. 
  •  Hull faired, sanded and painted, 2017. 
  •  Volvo Penta D2-40F Diesel Engine w/1482  hrs. New 2009. Aligned 2019. Serviced 2020.  
  •  Volvo Penta Transmission, MS 2V840768 2.37, Rebuilt 2009. Serviced 2020.
  •  Gori 3 blade, folding prop with overdrive, serviced 2017. 
  •  PSS shaft seal, Cutlass bearing, Engine hoses, 2017. 
  •  All interior and navigation lights replaced with LEDs, 2018.
  •  Force 10, 3-burner stove/oven, Model 63351, 2018.
  •  Isotherm 4201 ASU Magnum Water-Cooled refrigeration, 2018.
  •  New mast electrical wiring and RG8 VHF coax, 2017.
  •  LED tricolor, steaming and foredeck lights, 2019. 
  •  North Sails Quick Sail Cover, 2018.
  •  Hayden Island Canvas dodger, bimini and full cockpit enclosure, 2018.
  •  Custom flat storage for cockpit enclosure panels that stores beneath pilot berth cushion. 
  •  Raymarine ES97 Multifunction Display (MFD) chart plotter, binnacle mounted with up-to-date Lighthouse and    Fugawi charts, linked to the Quantum Pulse radar, autopilot and AIS, 2018. 
  •  Raymarine Quantum CHIRP Wireless Pulse Radar, 2018.
  •  Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF with cockpit RAM microphone, AIS, 2018.
  •  Mast mounted Standard Horizon hailer/fog horn, 2018.
  •  Waste holding/removal system, tank, thru hulls, macerator and hoses, new 2017.
  •  Electrical system and batteries refit to ABYC standards, 2018. 
  •  Starting and Trojan house batteries with new cables, hold downs and trays, 2018.
  •  Stainless Outfitters davits, 2019.
  •  New England Sta-Set running rigging, 2018.
  •  New England VPC main halyard and Wichard 3/8” thimble shackle, 2019.
  •  Klacko mast, 2011. Tides Marine Strong Sail Track, 2019. 
  •  North mainsail, 2011. Serviced 2018.
  •  Ray Marine ST60 Wind, Knot Log, Depth instruments, recalibrated 2019.
  •  Ray Marine ST6002 autopilot recalibrated and linked to Raymarine MFD, 2018.
  •  Antal W44, 2-speed electric halyard winch.
  •  Lewmar V3 Windlass w/up & down deck and cockpit controls, 2017.
  •  33lb Vulcan anchor w/250’ 5/16” HT chain, 2018.
  •  Magnus Anchor Bridle and Snubber system, 2018.
  •  Fortress FX16 w/5’ chain & 150’ ½” braided line.
  •  Whisper electric sea water flush toilet.
  •  Excel on demand hot water heater with oxygen depletion sensor, 2019.
  •  Hot and cold cockpit shower.
  •  Carbon filtered fresh water. 
  •  Dyneema Lifelines, 2018.
  •  Teak companion way boards, 2019.
  •  Teakflex cockpit table, 2019.
  •  Varnished interior.
  •  Two high output 12 volt alternators. 
  •  SmartPlug stainless 30 amp 120 volt electrical Inlet and plug.
  •  3 Bilge Pumps; Gusher manual pump. Rule 3700 GPH. Rule 1500 auto/manual, 2018. 
  •  3 BC1 Fire Extinguishers, 2017.
  •  Fresh water Foredeck Wash Down.
  •  Bottomsiders cockpit cushions. 
  •  LifeSling 3.
  •  Spar Fly wind machine.
  •  Achilles HB-300FX "V" fiberglass hull dingy, 2018.
  •  Tohatsu 6 HP 4-stroke outboard with hydrofoils, 2018.

May 15, 2020

Robert E. McCarthy

Files coming soon.

Who We Are


Jan and Bob McCarthy

  •  We are long-term cruisers who love the Pacific Northwest and have sailed its waters in three different boats since 1984. After 18,000 miles, a round-trip to Mexico with children, and 11 cruises into the beautiful waters of British Columbia we thought we were done. We sold our Norseman 447 in 1996. However, after researching Nonsuch sailboats we were intrigued and found we still had the “itch”. Given our ages, our plan was a 3-5 year commitment to once again cruise in our own boat.  
  • After much searching we found a Nonsuch 33 in Rocky River Ohio, bought it and had it shipped to Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland Oregon. After a survey by Alison Mason we began a 2 1/2 year refit. 
  • In July 2019 we began our 12th cruise to the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and favorite places in Desolation Sound. We had a wonderful opportunity to join the Pacific Northwest Nonsuch Rendezvous and spend time with a great group of Nonsuch sailors in Maple Bay, British Columbia. After cruising the Inside Passage for a month, we sailed home to Portland.
  • This chapter of our cruising life now feels complete and we are ready to sell our Nonsuch 33, Shamrock, to someone we hope will cruise and enjoy her as much as we have. Presently she docked in Portland, Oregon. She has everything needed for you to go cruising today.


The Nonsuch Community

  •  The International Nonsuch Association and its hundreds of members are committed to the enjoyment of Nonsuch class sailboat cruising, racing and general fellowship. In person and on line you will find a great bunch of knowledgeable people. 


About Nonsuch Sailboats


  • The story is that as world famous Canadian racer Gordon Fischer grew older he asked Mark Ellis to design a boat he could single hand, would be comfortable and fast. Mark designed the Nonsuch 22 and George Hinterhoeller, the founder of C&C yachts, agreed to build it in St. Catherine's Ontario Canada.
  • This first Nonsuch was so successful that Mark Ellis designed the Nonsuch family of boats; the 26, 260, 30, 324, 33, 354 and 36 -.more than 950 in all. The 33 is considered his more refined design. Only 67 were built.  The result is a modern catboat with its mast well forward, a spade rudder and a single sail. As a cat boat the Nonsuch has wonderful interior space and 6'6" standing head room. 

Contact Us

We look forward to talking with you.

Nonsuch 33 Shamrock

(503) 260-0931