Mark Cameron Yachts

Barbican 35


Custom built heavy displacment cruiser



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBarbican 35
DesignerHolman & Pye
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineVetus 414 Marine Diesel (1990) 33 hp 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity225l


Drinking Water Capacity360l


In production for only 12 months before the moulds were lost in a fire the Barbican 35 is a rare find, only seven being produced before the disaster. Designed by Holman and Pye the Barbican 35 is a development of the earlier Super Sovereign Ketch. With a re-worked interior, taller rig and full GRP construction reviews of the time were very complimentary. With her heavy displacement and long keel the boat offers great potential as a long distance cruising yacht.

NA MARA is the last known example of the Barbican 35 to be launched. Purchased by her original owners in kit form she was fitted out over a 3 year period, specifically to fulfil their bluewater aspirations. During her first ownership she cruised extensively venturing as far south as the Azores in the Atlantic and as far north as Norway proving herself to be a reliable cruiser, even during a Hurricane force storm in the mid-Atlantic. Her extensive inventory includes:

Underwater hull epoxy coated from new
Vetus 414, 33hp, Marine Diesel
Rutland wind generator
ABSO 230VAC – 12VDC battery charger
1500w sine wave invertor
Stowe Dataline Multifunction navigation instrumentation
Garmin GPSmap292 chart plotter
Garmin GP-31 GPS
Icom M421 DSC VHF
Force 10 Galley range. 3 Burner with oven. Gimbal mounted.
SuperCool Peltier fridge (2006)
Wallas 2000T kerosene fired blown air heaing system (2018)
Baby Blakes manual marine toilet
Extensive sail wardrobe
Sprayhood and Mainsail cover both fitted new in 2022
Rocna anchor
Tinker Tramp inflatable dinghy
Yamaha 4hp outboard

Lying afloat on her mooring in Crinan, Argyll the Barbican 35 NA MARA is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:
GRP moulded hull with encapsulated keel
Traditional heavy weight, hand consolidated polyester laminate
GRP formed structural members
Toe of keel and stem reinforced at time of build
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull and deck.
Topsides finished in white
Underwater hull epoxy coated from new

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Traditional heavy weight, hand consolidated polyester laminate
Laid teak decks to finish side decks and foredeck
Laid teak decking panels to finish cockpit seating

Keel & Rudder:
Full length encapsulated keel
Full depth keel hung rudder


Vetus 414 Marine Diesel (1990)
33 hp
4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced 2022
Starter motor and alternator reconditioned 2020
Gearbox reconditioned 2020
Cruising speed 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propshaft
3 blade, bronze fixed prop
Wheel steering

Autohelm 4000 pilot system
Autohelm wheel drive unit

Self Steering Gear:
Windvane self steering, not currently fitted.


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect to shore power
Single 16 amp connection point
Hardwired system
Battery charger, water heater, 3 pin socket.

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Single engine mounted alternator

Wind Generator:
Rutland Wind Generator, pole mounted
Rutland 1200 Hybrid MPPT charger controller with remote display

Solar Panel:
3x panels – Not currently operational

Battery Charger:
Abso Battery Charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 20amp

Pure Sine Wave Invertor
12VDC – 230VAC, 1500W


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer taps in galley and heads
Hot water from engine heated calorifier
Manual FW tap in galley

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 225ltrs

Fresh Water:
3 fresh water tanks
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate total capacity 360ltrs


On Deck:
Depth – Stowe Dataline
Log/Speed – Stowe Dataline
Wind – Stowe Dataline GX
Plotter – Garmin GPSmap292

Below Decks:
GPS – Garmin GP-31

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Icom M421


Cooker – Force 10 Galley range. 3 Burner with oven. Gimbal mounted.
Fridge – Built-in top loading under galley worktop. SuperCool Peltier cooler unit fitted 2006
Double stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Manually pumped freshwater tap

Toilet – Baby Blakes manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap

Wallas 2000T kerosene fired blown air system (2018)
Outlets in forward cabin and saloon

Sony CD/Radio head unit with Aux input
Taotronics Bluetooth gateway
Speakers in saloon

Overhead lighting throughout interior


Summary of Accommodation:
Double cabin forward
Saloon with up to 4 occasional berths
Nav Station

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid cherry wood trims.
Teak veneered soleboard
Cherrywood veneered headlining panels and trims
Blue fabric upholstery
Teak sole grating in heads

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Double V-berth forward
Spanning width of bunk on deckhead forward
Lockers outboard of bunk at aft end port and starboard
Standing room aft of bunk with dresser unit outboard to port

Located forward of saloon to starboard.
Manual Baby Blakes marine toilet located inboard, facing aft.
Counter top running the length of the compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin aft
Vanity locker outboard of countertop and below

Bench settees outboard port and starboard
Both converting to bunks with the starboard bunk making up into a ‘cosy’ double if required
Pilot berth outboard to port
Fixed saloon table centrally with double folding leaves
Selection of lockers and fiddled shelfing above settee backs outboard
Storage rack mounted on bulkhead forward to starboard
Cockpit table stored on forward bulkhead to starboard.

L-shaped galley to starboard side of companionway
Gimbal mounted gas cooker forward
Inset double stainless steel sink running aft of cooker.
Thwart ships worktop section aft with built-in fridge beneath.
Sliding door fronted lockers above worktop outboard with lockers beneath

Nav Station:
Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat.
Chart storage area within table top, accessed from opening side panel inboard.
Batteries located beneath chart table seat with charger and invertor in locker space aft of seat back.
Ships switch panel outboard of seat


Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging – date of last replacement??
Harken furling gear on forestay
Slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle kicker
Spinnaker pole x2
Mast steps to masthead
Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft
Harken genoa track and car system
Harken mainsheet system with track and car

Primary Winches – 2x Harken 44.2 self-tailing, two-speed
Secondary Winches – 2x Harken 32 self-tailing, two-speed

Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing.
Genoa – White Dacron, 135%, roller reefing. Crusader Sails 1991
Genoa #1 – Crusader Sails(1991)
Jibs – x2 Crusader Sails (1991)
Cruising Chute – Crusader Sails (1991)
Storm Sail – Crusader Sails 1991
Tri Sail – Crusader Sails 1991

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stack pack type cover with lazyjacks (2022)
Sprayhood (2022)
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cushions

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Rocna 15kg on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – with chain rode
Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
Mooring Lines – Selection
Fenders – Selection
Beaching legs

Tinker Tramp inflatable dinghy
Yamaha 4hp, 4-stroke outboard

Double bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Stainless steel deck mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Toerail mounted fairleads forward, midships and aft
Teak grabrails running along outboard edges of coachroof
Dorade type vents to port and starboard sides of mast
Lines lead aft along port and starboard sides of coachroof with Harken deck organisers
Solar panel mounted across coachroof forward of hatch garage
Stainless steel tubular frame fitted over top of sprayhood with solar panels mounted port and starboard
Bench seating to port and staboard sides of cockpit forward.
Lockers under both port and starboard seats
Mainsheet track spanning cockpit at aft end of seats.
Helm pedestal at aft end of cockpit
Folding, removable teak cockpit table
A-frame gantry spanning across aft end of boat with various antennas mounted on gantry.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour and anchor light
Steaming light
Navigation lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – 4 person cannister raft (next service due 2025)
Horseshoe lifebuoy
MOB rescue system
Deck harnesses
International maritime signal flags
Pilot gas alarm (2022)
Fire blanket

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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