For a company with a 67-year history in the boat building industry to stay relevant, they can’t be afraid to change to meet the needs of the market occasionally. This Tarpon Springs family-run outfit has produced one of the most ruggedly constructed, solid and practical, easy riding boats on the water for many years but has recently embraced the need to adapt a new design that takes into consideration a need for family amenities and modern esthetics. A move to produce a model with the aggressive sea-kindly ride that Stamas is known for, yet built with elegant lines and luxurious finish work above the deck was in order; the result of their effort, the new Stamas 33T Aventura.
First and foremost, although the Aventura might not look like the traditional Stamas you’re familiar with at the dock, you’ll know you’re on a Stamas once you hit the open water and the weather comes up. This is the unmistakable dominant feel of a heavily laminated bulletproof hull whose 10,500-pound dry weight demands the right of way, yet keeps you dry and lands softly with each impact. Her 21-degree deadrise bottom allows your back some breathing room when the weather is marginal and despite the considerable overbuilt mass of this design, still offers an impressive 1.4 MPG at 3600 RPM cruising 30-MPH. In short, this is a boat that can take much more punishment than most people are willing to endure and one that you’ll always feel secure on with your family aboard should unexpected wind attempt to spoil your day.
Beyond the sea-worthiness of this hull design, the new styling will appeal to fans of a racier looking boat with an elegant sweeping sheer, plush 3-tone upholstery and trim with clean powder coating and LED accent lighting throughout. If you need to accommodate a family or a group of friends for a leisurely cruise, the Aventura offers a 180-degree wraparound forward seat at the bow with two forward facing reclined backrests. At the face of the console a pair of independent seats separated by a drink holding divider with outboard armrests complete a seating arrangement that combines with the wrap sofa seat forming an ideal setting for socializing and relaxing. A center deck filler panel can be adjusted to add a table for dining or raised to seat height creating a large sun lounge. An additional fold-away bench seat in the cockpit along with three across seating at the helm ensures that everyone has a comfortable spot to relax onboard.
The helm area is framed by a large three panel glass enclosure with the widest forward windshield we’ve seen on a boat of this type offering a panoramic unobstructed view of the waters ahead as well as protection from the elements. A 22-inch MFD screen joins full instrumentation on the dash panel to port and a sliding pocket door to starboard gains you access to a deceptively large console cabin. Below you’ll find a full galley with stove, refrigerator, and microwave along with a settee that converts into a bunk, teak table and an enclosed head with a shower. The interior also utilizes three sided tinted glass windows which brighten the cabin inside while maintaining the privacy of its occupants.
From a sporting perspective this boat is more than just a family cruiser. Keeping true to the heritage of the Stamas brand this boat comes ready to fish. A pair of 6-foot insulated compartments forward along with a transom located, gull wing lid 160-quart fishbox are available to chill your catch. Two aquarium live wells; a 40-gallon tank in the helm station and an 18-gallon tank in the port corner at the transom as well as a wide tackle center with a rigging sink and board along with tackle storage trays all combine to frame the roomy interior work space of a cockpit with plenty of elbow room. Beneath the aft deck is a hatch which is nearly the full size of the cockpit. Below this hatch is step-in accessibility to all of your bilge systems which can each be easily serviced on your feet.
The needs of everyone who runs, rides on, maintains and services this boat have been considered and the outcome of this new endeavor for Stamas is a boat which will allow anglers and sun bathers, cocktail cruisers and families on a weekend getaway to enjoy equally, a boat that is sure to satisfy the next generation of Stamas owners.
Stamas 33T Aventura Specifications
Beam: 11-feet 2-inches
Weight: 10,500-pounds (dry)
Maximum Horsepower: 850
MSRP: $290,792 with 2-350 Suzuki