The Cape Dory 33 is designed to be a family cruising poweryacht. That's the reason she sports a full keel to protect the running gear from the inevitable grounding she'll have to endure. That's why she has a wide transom door for boarding your family safely and easily. Also, she has full-length side deck rails and wide walkways because of this. And that's why she'll cruise you at 18 to 20 knots as easily as she'll cruise you at trawler type displacement speeds.