"The 35 MK III was the Jewel of their line back in the early 80's. It is very quick (118 phrf) and points extremely well 38 - 42 degrees.... They are stiff and carry speed from light air of 5 knots to 25 knots..... no reefing in steady winds is necessary until 22 knots and she like to be reefed head sail first..... The 35 is very responsive ..... can back up easily, and handles like a sports car steering compared to power steering feel of many similar sized production boats. It has the classic lines of boats of that era. They compare very favorably with the Sabre 36 and will out-sail all the production boats of comparable and even 5 ft longer size on almost every point of sail." Dave, owner 1983 C&C MK III from Sailnet
"TOP PRIORITY" is a notable example of this very popular and great sailing designs. One of the last C&C 35’s produced her current owners are the original owners. They had many custom features added at build and they have lovingly sailed and cared for this yacht since she was delivered to them. This is a very clean fresh water yacht that will not disappoint a buyer looking for a quality sailing yacht with great sailing characteristics, well thought out living space and a minimum of woodwork on deck. This yacht has to be seen to be appreciated.
Contact RCR listing broker Charles “Corbo” Corbishley CPYB for more information or to arrange a viewing; O: 585-339-9730, C: 585-752-2530, firstname.lastname@example.org
The C&C design team gave the 35 a hull form characterized by a long water line and good stability, which contribute to excellent steering characteristics. The 35 carries more power in the rig and maintains her speed at greater angles of heel without becoming hard to manage. High performance under sail with civilized accommodations, this is a classic C&C.
The C&C 35's hull form features a long, narrow entry and lightly tucked-up stern. A shallow skeg maintains directional control, making steering precise and reliable. The rudder and keel foils are deep and carefully balanced with the rig. C&C's stiff, balsa-cored laminates are strengthened by a unique box-section grid molded to the hull to accept the high rig loading associated with competition. Cast aluminum stemhead, stanchion bases, quarter castings and cleats.
· Custom C&C anodized aluminum mast collar
· Fin keel, cast lead/antimony fixed to hull with stainless steel keel bolts
· "Top Priority" has had major reinforcement to keel/hull joint to stiffen this region
· Spade rudder
· 44" Elkhide covered stainless steel destroyer wheel upgrade
· Pedestal with compass, throttle and shift controls integral, guard and brake
· Emergency tiller assembly
· Stainless steel bow pulpit, stern pushpit with swim ladder, and double lifeline stanchions through-bolted to toe rail and deck. Lifeline Gates on both sides
· Anchor locker
· Molded fiberglass helm seat
· Teak handrails on coachroof
· Transom mount swim ladder w/ teak treads
· VC Tar applied to bottom as protection layer
· Yanmar 3GM30F 27 hp diesel, fresh water cooled
· Two blade GORI geared folding prop with 1" shaft
· Packing box on propeller shaft
· Recessed panel with fuel gauge, engine temperature, oil pressure, and charge warning lights
· 75A High output alternator with smart charge electronics module.
· Stainless steel rod rigging
· Navtech Hydraulic Backstay adjuster
· Adjustable Baby Stay
· All Lines lead aft from mast
· Harken Roller Furling w/Split Drum
· (2) Barient #28A self-tailing primary winches mounted forward
· (2) Barient #27STA self-tailing secondary winches mounted aft
· (2) Barient #21 STA Halyard Winches on coachroof
· (2) #18A additional halyard winches mounted on coachroof on pads
· Winch Handles
· Custom Mainsheet System moved to cockpit for better performance trim
· Custom Mainsail Harken track/cars
· Hall Model B-18 Quick Vang w/control line led aft
· Complete Spinnaker Gear
· Inboard genoa coaming tracks w/ 2 cars
· Running back rigging with T connectors in mast
· Dacron Split Weight Mainsail w/ full length Battens Good Condition
· Light Mylar #1 Genoa
· Heavy #1 Mylar Genoa
· #2 Roller Furling Genoa W/ UV Sun Cover Good Condition
· #3 Kevlar Heavy Air Jib
· AP .75 oz. AP TriRadial Spinnaker
· AP .75 oz. AP Polyester Spinnaker
· Heavy 1.5 oz Spinnaker
· 2003 Dacron 150% roller furling genoa
· 2001 Dodger with opening section for ventilation
· 2001 Bimini
· 2003 Mainsail cover
· 2001 Wheel cover
· 2001 Lifeline cushions in cockpit
· Pedestal mounted compass
· Brookes and Gatehouse System 390 W/2 Nav Station Displays & 4 Cockpit Displays
· B&G depth sounder
· B&G speedometer
· B&G wind instrument
· 2001 ICOM IC-M55 VHF radio w/exterior speaker & SS Masthead Antenna
· 2002 Autohelm autopilot
· Sailcomp Tactical Compass with Tacking Controls
· B&G Interface to Sailcomp
· B&G Heeling Indicator
· 12 volt DC electrical system
· (3) AGM Glass Mat batteries, (2 House, 1 Engine) with dual combi switching system.
· Circuit breaker distribution panels AC and DC
· 110 volt shore power with dockside electrical cable
· Running lights
· Navigation lights
· Spreader lights
· Interior cabin lights
· Alpine Stereo system with two cabin speakers
· Amp Hour meter with display for Amps, Amp Hours, voltage for both battery systems. Tied to a common point for absolute readings.
· Cockpit VHF speaker system
· Cockpit stereo speakers with separate Alpine amplifier
"Top Priority" can sleep six: two in the 6'4" V berth, two on the convertible 6'4" dinette, one on the 6'3" starboard settee and one in the 6'6" quarterberth. The head is aft of the V berth to port.
· Opening hatches in V berth, head, main salon
· Opening ports in quarterberth, head and above hanging locker
· 3 coats Polyurethane teak and holly cabin sole (new 2011) with 3 coats of penetrating epoxy to prevent rot.
· Teak table folds open to sit 6
· Marine head with Y-valve to holding tank or overboard discharge
· Integral sink with drain to seacock
· Hot & cold pressure water to sink
· Shower head, teak floor grate and electric sump pump
· Screens for overhead hatches· Side window blinds
· Custom Factory Woodwork Including
· Custom Teak Hanging Locker Door w/ Large Louvers
· Custom Teak Liquor Locker
· Custom Teak Dish Fiddle Storage on Outboard Galley Surface
· Custom Teak Main Cabin Overhead Lockers
· Teak Ceilings in V berth and quarter berth
· Extra Teak Book Racks
The L shaped galley is aft to port.
· 3 burner propane stove with oven
· Deep double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucet and seacock. Backup foot pump for fresh water and another foot pump for sea water.
· Wolters 260 Propane “On Demand” Hot Water Heater
· Large Refrigerator with insulated lid, internal acrylic shelf and bottle retainer – Fridge drains via hand pump under sink.
· Custom Spice cabinet
· Rack for cleaning supplies under sink
· Plenty of storage space
· CQR Plow Anchor on custom bow roller fitting, chain and rode
· Three piece closed cell foam Cockpit Cushion Set
· Fire extinguishers
· Second water tank
· MOM – Module with MOB Pole storage in hole on transom
· Docklines and fenders
· Teak Cockpit folding table
· 12Volt Hand vacuum
· Seawater wash down pump
· Electric and hand bilge pumps in deep keel sump.
C&C 35 MK III by Rob Ball.... the C&C 35 Mk III, which I consider a favorite because of this closeness.Every aspect of the boat was new, in my mind, and the hull shape now was the ‘truncated diamond’ type shape as opposed to the older ‘wedge’ type . . . This gave both long sailing length and balanced steering when heeled . . . . This was a wonderful development eliminates broaching right ? . . . . not quite . . . . what it means is that instead of broaching on a reach, at six knots . . like we were all used to . . . . now you could go seven or eight knots on a reach . . . but then you broached faster . . . . . you just can’t win . . . . .
Prior to the 35 we had done the 40 (the first of the ‘truncated diamonds’) which was our largest real production boats to date . . . . That boat had several stainless ‘T’ fittings around the deck to hold it down to the bulkheads . . . . Unfortunately this method of boat building lent itself to leaks, and we spent many customer service dollars fixing these and adding more ‘T’ fittings to boats in production . . . . We finally convinced the company that we had to actually connect the bulkheads to the deck (virtually all boats prior had the deck simply sitting on top of the bulkheads, not joined). This was no easy project, since it required laminating the bulkhead-to-deck joint inside after deck fitment . . . . Since we glued the deck liner to the deck before installing it, there was this nasty lamination around the bulkheads that needed to be covered as additional fitted small liner parts . . . . This process was a big cost-increaser. . . . but we felt it was needed . . . I remember Jack Synes saying that it was a lot better to spend the money to build the boats better at the get-go, rather than afterwards in warranty costs . . . .
Well . . . . . the very FIRST time we sailed with a sailmaker on board which was probably the second or third sail there was BIG reaction ! The headstay doesn’t sag . . . . WOW . . . . The whole process of bulkhead/deck joining had stiffened up the structure dramatically, and now the big genoa could be carried much more effectively . . . .
Unfortunately, there is a give and go in many things in life, and stiffening up the boat also makes it somewhat more brittle . . . . the 35 does itself much more damage when it hits a rock at six knots than prior boats which were far more flexible . . . . but C&C’s place was higher performance than the next guy, so we continued in this vein, where possible to engineer performance into our projects . .
The interior development incorporated an inch here and an inch there to expand on the 34 living spaces, and the balance between interior volume/comfort and exterior size and aesthetics came off well, in my opinion . . .but I am a bit biased . . . .
I’ve seen the 35 racing and it’s results seem to be spotty . . . A couple of years ago I sailed the three day Buzzards Bay Regatta on a very well prepared C&C 40 (Zoomer) and on three different days saw the 35, which started five minutes behind us, right with us at the weather mark, ahead in one case . . . . so I know there is upwind speed there . . . . but on other occasions the 35 is at the other end of the spectrum . . . . I’m not absolutely sure why I suspect mostly that it is a bit tender for its’ rig size, but haven’t been able to really test that out. . . . If you own one, I think you should try hard to keep the boat on its’ feet - slightly wider sheeting angle, draft forward in genoas, flat exit on the main . . . . . obviously the boat takes a bit of familiarity to be the world-beater that it can be . . . . .
I have watched longingly when 35’s have come up for sale, but haven’t taken the plunge . . . maybe one day . . . .
40 Marina Drive
Rochester, NY 14617