What was to become the Luders 33, was designed by Bill Luders and built by Allied Boat Company, Inc.
Between 1966 to 1974, Allied built 107 of these classic sailboats at their Catskill, NY facility.
Bill Luders was the creator of the 1964 America's Cup contender - American Eagle.
To bring together like-minded boaters to share our experiences, adventures and knowledge. Most of us have made substantial improvements and solved problems common to the L-33. We try to bring together these ideas and experiences in order to help each other get the most out of our boating experience.
Hopefully this site will eventually help those who are too far away to join us at our Luncheons and Rendezvous.
We are a friendly group with about 35 of these fine boats in our organization. We meet for a luncheon twice per year (North and South of Cape Cod) and sponsor a couple of Rendezvous each summer.
We'd like to know about all 107 of the L-33s that were built.
We have a library of Technical Articles with advice about solving maintenance problems common the L-33 and making improvements. Topics include: selecting the right prop, fitting and inner forestay, repairing leaks under the sea hood, etc.
For information about our organization or membership please contact one of the following Officers. Butler's the one on the right....
Our Fearless Leaders
If you're on Facebook, we hope you will join our group. You can search for it at "Luders 33 Owners" and request to join. This will not take the place of this website. This is one way of helping reach out to more owners - or those with a specific interest and exchanging information all could use.
Luders 33 Owners Wanted
We'd like to hear from you, hear about your boat, where you are, and what you're up to. We'd also like photos of your boat that you're willing to share (see the BOATS page).
Only members have access to work projects and other neat stuff. If you are not a member and wish to be, download the Luders 33 Association Membership Application. It includes instructions on where to mail the application. There is an annual fee of only $15 for membership.
We usually hold a luncheon during the off season (&/or Video Link) and a Rendezvous during the summer in the New England area. The only requirement is that you're interested in the Allied Luders 33.
Some seasonal photos...
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