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1981 Ontario Yachts Ltd. Great Lakes 33 - 33'  Sold

Year 1981
Length 33ft.
Price USD $69,900
Type: Pre-owned
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Engine 1:
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive


Builder: Ontario Yachts Ltd, Burlington, Ontario

Designer: Rod Ball (C&C Design Group Fame)

Manufactured: October 1981


  • Length Overall (LOA): 32’ 6”
  • Length at Waterline (LWL): 30’
  • Length with Dinghy: 40’
  • Beam: 11’ 6”
  • Draft: 3’ 2”
  • Displacement: 11,000 lbs


  • Engine: Volvo-Penta TMD40A, 117hp, turbocharged diesel
  • Engine hours: 4900+
  • Hull Speed: 7.34 kts


  • Fuel: 187 gals. (2 tanks)
  • Water: 187 gals. (2 tanks)
  • Waste: 25 gals


Her layout features a large v-berth forward, hanging locker to starboard, head with integral shower to port. The lower steering station is to starboard and copilot’s seat with storage below to port. Galley is along the port side with three burner propane stove and under cabinet refrigerator/freezer. The settee and dining table are to starboard, seating for four, storage below each seat. Settee converts into a double berth. Large covered and enclosed aft cockpit provides entertaining space and an additional salon. Large lazarette and deck storage integrated with seating. Topside is a flybridge steering station and additional storage. All Season comfort is provided by a forced air Espar diesel furnace.


  • Furuno 1715 Radar (new 2006)
  • Furuno LS4100 Fishfinder (new 2009)
  • Uniden UM525 DSC VHF (lower station)
  • ICOM IC-M45 VHF (upper station)
  • Raymarine ST60 depth sounder (new 2006)
  • Raymarine ST6001 autopilot (new 2006)
  • Raymarine wireless autopilot controller
  • Brookhouse NMEA multiplexer
  • Davis Weather Wizard III wind/temp instrument
  • Ritchie compass
  • Ships clock and barometer
  • Garmin GPS17xHVS
  • Garmin GPSMap76
  • Digital Yacht AIS Receiver
  • Wifi w/External Antenna


  • Six 6VDC golf cart batteries (730ah) for house bank (new 2012)
  • NEW 4-D battery for engine start
  • Completely rewired 110VAC service
  • NEW 3-Stage Balmar Regulator
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor
  • Xantrex Pro XM1800 inverter
  • Xantrex Truecharge 40+ charger
  • Blue Seas circuit breaker panels (new 2011)

Galley, Head, & Plumbing:

  • Isotemp 6 gal water heater (110VAC and engine) (new 2008)
  • Raritan PHII manual toilet (new 2010)
  • Black water holding tank w/macerator and deck pumpout
  • Espar D3L diesel forced air heater
  • Hillerange three burner propane stove/oven
  • Waeco Coolmatic refrigerator/freezer (110VAC/12VDC)
  • Freshwater bib in cockpit
  • Raw water washdown at bow



  • Rocna 33# Anchor w/300’ of 5/16” BBB chain
  • Lewmar Pro-1000 windlass (new 2013)
  • Spare Bruce anchor with 5/16” chain and rode
  • 8 ½’ AB fiberglass RIB with 6hp Suzuki
  • Saint Croix dinghy davits on stern
  • Custom hardtop over cockpit with full canvas/isinglass enclosure


Owner's Comments:

Saratoga Sue is an extremely comfortable, well built and economical cruiser ideal for a couple and an occasional guest or two. She has been to Alaska and northern BC numerous times and is ready again. The electronics and electrical systems have been extensively updated. The 730 ah house bank provides an easy two to three nights at anchor without the need to recharge. Fuel burn is 2 gals/hr at 7 knots. The cushions, mattresses and upholstery were completely replaced in 2004 and the interior is in excellent condition. The vessel was one of around 20 built by Ontario Yachts Ltd in the early 1980’s. The company is most noted for their 28’ and 32’ sailing vessels. She is an excellent example of superior Canadian maritime craftsmanship. Her fiberglass hull form is that of a semi-displacement, downeast lobster boat which handles weather and waves nicely.  This particular boat, hull number 7, was featured on the cover of the Pacific Yachting in June of 1982. You will not be disappointed with this boat!

Withheld from Sale:

  • Artwork
  • Paper charts
  • Personal computer navigation system
  • Kayaks
  • Freezer
  • Personal items


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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