S/V Shamrock

Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 33 Equipment List

The Nonsuch 33 is a cruising cat boat designed by Mark Ellis for Canadian racer Gordon Fisher to be fast, easy to handle and comfortable. Built by George Hinterhoeller in 1989, and completely refit in 2017-2019, Shamrock’s systems have been carefully replaced, upgraded and maintained. Exceptionally strong and well built with a custom varnished interior.  She sleeps 4 in two cabins and 6 if needed. The storage is extensive, accessible and secure. Hull speed is 7.47 knots. Navigation equipment, sail handling, anchoring, safety equipment are top notch. 

  •  Displacement, 15,350 lbs., Ballast, 6050 lbs. lead 
  •  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 and serviced 2019. 
  •  Volvo Penta Transmission, MS 2V840768 2.37, Rebuilt 2009. Serviced 2019.
  •  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. 
  •  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.
  •  Lewmar V3 Windlass w/up & down deck and cockpit controls, 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 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.
  •  Rocna 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 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.

September 5, 2019

Robert E. McCarthy

Files coming soon.

Features of the Nonsuch 33, Shamrock


  • Refit by experienced sailors and craftsmen.
  • A fresh water boat that is fully equipped and ready to cruise.
  • Equipped for coastal cruising and exploring out of the way places, like the quiet wonder of Desolation Sound, The Broughtons and West Coast of Vancouver Island. . 
  • Volvo Penta D2-40F diesel powers at 7.5 knots at 2000 rpm in quiet conditions using .6 gph Gori overdrive propeller. 
  • Includes extensive safety gear and spares.
  • The autopilot, instruments and Raymarine es97 Multifunction Display are integrated. 
    • Sail on autopilot to a wind angle, or motor to a compass heading.
    • Set waypoints and track along a route.
    • View charts and radar simultaneously in the dual chart mode.
    • Able to add look forward sonar and other features.
  • Safely reef the main sail from the cockpit in 3 minutes.
  • No more removing and storing a sail cover. The sail drops straight 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 fit into a custom flat bag stored under the aft berth.
  • Rocna Vulcan anchor, Lewmar windlass and 250’ of 5/16” chain offer secure anchoring.
  • Sturdy davits allow easy lowering and raising the dingy with motor attached. 
  • Master’s cabin custom mattress and hatch shade provide good sleeping.

A comfortable cruising boat


Ready to cruise.


The Nonsuch Community

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. 

Who We Are



  • We are long-term cruisers who love the Pacific Northwest and have sailed its waters in three different boats beginning in 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 the Nonsuch class of sailboats we 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 looking we found a Nonsuch 33 in Rocky River Ohio, bought it and had it shipped to Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland. After a survey by Alison Mason we began a 2 1/2 year refit. 
  • This July 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 sits in Salpare Bay Marina in Portland. The selling price is $125,000..

About Nonsuch Sailboats



  • The story goes 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 (but only 67 Nonsuch 33's). The result is a modern catboat with its mast well forward, a semi-balanced spade rudder and a single sail. A Nonsuch is fast and stable, sailing like a big Laser.  

Contact Us

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We look forward to talking with you.

Nonsuch 33 Shamrock

(503) 260-0931