The C&C 35 MKI (Mark 1) has a well-earned reputation for being a fast and handsome racer/cruiser that still looks and sails as well (or better) than many newer boats in its class... even after 40+ years. It's true that good looks and good sailing performance never go out of style.
Unlike the newer MKII (Mark 2) which is quite a bit heavier, the C&C 35 MKI performs exceptionally well in light air which makes her a dream to sail on those beautiful "blue sky" days. The C&C 35 continues to place well as a club & distance racer and has a large and enthusiastic owners group.
Long-time racing sailor & instructor Steve Purdy describes the C&C 35 MKI as “easy to handle and comfortable for two to cruise, but still fast enough to enjoy racing and to be competitive”.
This particular C&C 35 (Hull #90) has been owned and enthusiastically sailed (but never abused) for the past 10 years by a USCG Master and professional captain. However, it is now time for this boat to find a new owner because professional and family obligations leave little time for pleasure sailing. As difficult as it is to part with such a true and loyal boat, the owner will consider all reasonable CASH purchase offers.
The hull construction is typical for her age: Simple and strong, with relatively thick, hand-laid, solid fiberglass. The deck is fiberglass and balsa composite. The toe rail is aluminum - very functional and low maintenance!
She boasts an array of winches, a 140% Genoa, standard battened mainsail with two reef points, and a newer 150% drifter. Sails and rigging are reported to be in good condition. The boat is rigged for a spinnaker but does not include one.
Ground tackle consists of a 33 lb Danforth (12’ of 3/8 chain & 150’ of ¾” line) and a 30 lb CQR as a spare.
With an air draft of 51 feet (including VHF antenna), this boat easily slides under the Julia Tuttle Causeway just north of Miami. This, combined with a 5’ 3” draft makes her very ICW-friendly.
The original Atomic 4 has been well maintained and continues to start & run flawlessly. A new water pump was installed in 2017. Engine hours are unknown due to a non-functioning hour meter. The owner is willing and able to provide professional guidance to a buyer that wishes to re-power this boat with a diesel engine… Several diesel re-power options are available locally at a reasonable cost.
A large portlight over the saloon makes the interior bright and inviting even on overcast days. The saloon and V-Berth are uncluttered and comfortable. Headroom and storage are generous throughout. A three-burner stove with oven (propane) and functional ice-box are located to STBD in the galley.
The boat is trimmed in Pacific Blue Sunbrella, including the Bimini, Companionway cover, Genoa sacrificial, and interior cushions.
Overall, this C&C 35 is in good shape for her age. Though a new owner may want to invest some “sweat equity” to keep her looking her best, she is a very functional and inviting boat in her present condition.
There is a salt-water Jabsco manual head and a pressurized fresh water system. Sailing instruments are older and probably due for replacement. There is no battery charger installed but a portable battery charger is included in the sale. There is no hot water heater or windlass.
Year Built: 1971 (Hull #90)
LOA: 34 ft 7 in
Beam: 10 ft 7 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Bridge Clearance: Mast head to waterline: 51’ (includes height of VHF antenna)
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Displacement: 10,500 lbs
Engine & Running Gear:
Engine: Universal Atomic 4 (30 HP). New water pump 2017.
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Type: Inboard/Direct Drive
Propeller: Two Blade Fixed (reconditioned in Jan. 2017)
Shaft: New prop shaft and cutlass bearing (Jan. 2017)
VHF: Standard Horizon w/ DSC
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (26 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 fiberglass with filter and shut off valve (20 Gallons)
Black Water Holding Tank: 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Mainsail: Battened with 2 reefing points,
Genoa: Roller Furling, Approx. 140%, with 5 year old sunbrella (Pacific Blue) sacrificial.
Drifter: Approx. 150%, Good Condition. New 3/8 inch sheets.
Spinnaker: Rigged with halyard, pole, downhaul, and mast track (but no Spinnaker)
Deck & Rig:
Bow & Stern rails, lifelines & gates.
Mast: Keel stepped.
Main Winches: (2) Lewmar 44 self-tailing
Aux Winches: (2) Barlow 24 & 16
Mast Base Winches: (2) Barlow 24 &16
Cabin mounted Winches: (2) Barlow 22 & 16
Boom Winch: (1) Lewmar 5
Pedestal steering. Bimini over steering station & companionway cover.
Primary Anchor: 33lb Danforth with approx.12 feet of 3/8” chain, 150’ ¾ inch line
Secondary Anchor: 30lb CQR auxiliary in STBD lazarette.
Most cushions have been recovered with pacific blue sunbrella (w/ white piping).
Fiberglass 8' dinghy w/ 2.5HP Evinrude outboard.
Please contact Graham Fennie for information and showings:
(877) 922-4847 x701
1 Ave A
Fort Pierce, FL 34950