From Desert to Sea

The Mag Bay 33 is an eye-catcher from Southern California with a serious builder pedigree.

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Some of the Mag Bay 33’s notable options include choice of hull color, teak or carbon-fiber helm pod, and underwater lights.Courtesy Mag Bay

Every once in a while, I come across a vessel that's a near-perfect blend of form and function. The Mag Bay 33 is such a boat. It descends from Cabo Yachts, a legacy brand. Mag Bay's founder, Mike Howarth, also co-founded Cabo and Pacific Seacraft. He tapped Michael Peters to design the aggressively styled 33, which has a twin-stepped, deep-V hull form (22 degrees deadrise). Built in the high desert of Adelanto, California, the 33 comes from optimal environs for laminating the solid fiberglass hull form. Twin 300 hp Yamahas are standard; twin 350s are optional. Base price with the 300s is $278,000. Want to pull her behind the big boat? Get the stainless-steel towing eye.

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The standard helm of the Mag Bay 33 comes with Seastar Optimus EPS Power Steering, and has the option for an upgrade to Optimus 360 Steering Upgrade.Courtesy Mag Bay
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The standard helm of the Mag Bay 33 comes with Seastar Optimus EPS Power Steering, and has the option for an upgrade to Optimus 360 Steering Upgrade.Courtesy Mag Bay

Whom It's For: Someone who enjoys the flexibility of a center-console, whether for fishing, diving or cruising with the family, as well as any yachtsman who appreciates a finely tuned, technically built craft.

 Picture This: Your teal-tone Mag Bay 33 approaches the dock for dinner ashore. Heads turn. Gestures are made. Yes, you've been noticed — for good reason.

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The Mag Bay 33 offers a wide variety of LED customizations.Courtesy Mag Bay