Mark Cameron Yachts

Starlight 35


One owner example, ready to launch for 2021.


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelStarlight 35
NameCapella of Lorne
DesignerStephen Jones
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP with lead fin keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2030 29hp @3600rpm 3cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta mechanical reversing marine gearbox. Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity136l


Drinking Water Capacity145l


The Starlight 35 was an evolution of the extremely popular Starlight 39. Sharing the lines and appearance of her big sister the Stephen Jones designed Starlight 35 is a large yacht for 35’ and has proven a very capable offshore cruiser. Below decks the Jon Sherwill designed interior provides a modern and spacious living space, ideal for two couples cruising in comfort.
The London Boatshow 2000 display yacht CAPELLA of LORNE is the last of the Starlight 35’s to be moulded for Rival Bowman Yachts by Westerly Marine Construction. Still with her original owners she has proven to be a reliable performer easily sailed with just two aboard. Enjoying continual professional maintenance and upgrading she has been wintered ashore annually. A reluctant sale due to advancing age she is offered with a comprehensive inventory, ready to commission and sail away this season. Inventory highlights include:

Lead keel with moulded GRP stub keel.

Skeg hung rudder
Underwater hull stripped back to gelcoat in 2018
Volvo Penta MD2030 marine diesel engine
Sterling digital alternator regulator
Rope cutter
240VAC shore power system, professionally installed 2019
Sterling 240VAC – 12VDC battery charger (2019)
Pressurised hot and cold water
Diesel fired blown air heating system
Raymarine navigation instrumentation and plotter
Icom DSC VHF (2016)
Standing rigging replaced 2015
Comprehensive sail wardrobe
Sprayhood fitted new 2019
Winter cockpit Tonneau cover fitted new 2019

We have a comprehensive selection of additional photos of the boat available upon request.
Wintering ashore currently the Starlight 35 CAPELLA of LORNE is available for virtual viewing immediately.

Press Review:
‘The Sadler Starlight 35 has a reputation of being a tough, long-legged blue water cruiser with an above average sailing performance. She is built to last and her outstanding seakeeping qualities and well-balanced handling make her a delight to sail.’
Ducan Kent, ‘Sadler Starlight 35: a solid 35-footer’, Yachting Monthly, January 13th 2021.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Integrated GRP stub keel (creating deep bilge sump) and partial rudder skeg
Hand consolidated GRP sandwich laminate using unidirectional tapes and biaxial cloths
Glassed in structural transverse floors.
Inner moulding bonded to hull, creating sole and furniture bases.
Topsides finished with white gelcoat.
Clear gelcoat used below the waterline.
Moulded in boot-top and cavita line.
Underwater hull stripped back to gelcoat before being primed in 2018
Blue antifouling used below the waterline.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck.
Off-white gelcoat finish.
Moulded non-slip finish to coachroof top.
Integrated coachroof and self-draining cockpit.
Laid teak deck panels on side decks and foredeck.
Laid teak deck panels to finish cockpit sole and seating.
Moulded inner deckhead linning.
Keel & Rudder:
GRP stub keel moulded into hull.
Deep fin keel profile
Lead-antimony ballast keel.
Stainless steel keel bolts.


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2030
29hp @3600rpm
3cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta mechanical reversing marine gearbox.
Single lever morse control
Dash panel with tacho, temp, charging and oil pressure alarms.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced autumn 2019 (boat not launched 2020)
Engine professionally serviced annually since new.
Cruising speed 6kts.
Propulsion & Steering:
Fixed, two-blade bronze prop.
Rope cutter
Whitlock wheel steering system.
Stainless steel wheel with leather cover on rim.
Raytheon ST6000 control head.
Raytheon/Autohelm linear drive direct to quadrant.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
240VAC shore power system
Shore Power System:
Hardwired professionally installed system (2019)
Single 16amp connection.
Extension cable to connect boat.
Hardwired, RCD protected system.
Polarity indicator
Ring main, charger.
Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12V, lead acid.
Domestic Battery – 2x 12V, lead acid (2018)
Single engine driven alternator.
55amp capacity
Sterling digital alternator regulator
Battery Charger:
Sterling Pro Charge Ultra 240VAC – 12VDC (2019)
20 amp
2 outputs.
Battery Monitor:
Analogue battery voltage gauge reading both banks.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system.
Mixer faucets in galley, heads and forward cabin.
Shower head in heads.
Manual FW pump to provide water to galley faucet.
Grey Water:
Discharge from heads shower tray electrically pumped overboard.
Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump, with manual and auto switching.
Gas System:
Self-draining storage locker for two bottles
System serviced and certified 2013.



Single Vetus plastic fuel tank.
Approximate capacity 136ltrs
Fresh Water:
Single tank bag tank.
Approximate capacity 145ltrs.


On Deck:

Depth – Raymarine ST60 Wind
Log – Raymarine ST60 Speed
Wind – Raymarine ST60 Analogue
Repeater - Raymarine ST60 Multi
Magnetic Compass – Mounted on binnacle.
Below Decks:
Plotter – Raymarine Pathfinder series, with CMap cartography Clyde - Shetland
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Icom M323 (2016) with cockpit speaker



Double stainless steel sink
Plastimo two burner, grill and oven gas stove.
Top loading insulated coolbox with Isotherm ASU refrigeration system.
SS stacking pans, melamine plates, mugs etc, cutlery, assorted storage jars etc included.
Manual marine toilet.
Discharging overboard.
Heating & Ventilation:
Mikuni diesel fired, blown air system
Thermostatic cabin controller.
Outlets in saloon and aft cabin
Blaupunkt radio/CD player
Two speakers in saloon
Overhead lighting throughout accommodation.
Reading lights in saloon and in way of bunks
Red light at chart table


Summary of Accommodation:

Two double cabins.
Saloon providing two occasional berths
Single heads
Accommodation Finish:
Wood work below decks of solid cherry or cherry veneered plywood
Wood work finished in a satin varnish.
Laminated fiddles around worktops.
Traditional teak and holly sole boards.
Moulded headlinings with textured finish.
Red velour type upholstery throughout.
GRP moulded heads compartment
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Double V-berth
Removable central section to create more standing room in cabin.
Shelves running length of the bunk port and starboard.
Vanity unit aft of bunk to starboard with inset wash handbasin, storage locker outboard and beneath.
Hanging locker aft of bunk to port.
Open central storage locker forward.
Bin lockers beneath bunks
Bench settee to port.
L-shaped bench settee to starboard.
Port and starboard bunks converting to single berths with lee cloths.
Centrally mounted double dropleaf table, bottle storage within central section of table.
Selection of lockers and book shelves outboard of seating overhead.
Cave lockers behind seat backs.
Bin lockers beneath port settee.
To starboard of companionway
L-shaped galley.
Double stainless steel sinks mounted forward inboard.
Top loading coolbox under worktop outboard of sinks forward.
Gimbal mounted gas cooker centrally with stainless steel crash bar and strap.
Galley worktop aft of cooker.
Selection of storage above worktop outboard with sliding doors
Selection of storage lockers beneath worktop and cooker.
Nav Station:
To port of the companionway
Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat.
Chart storage within table.
Storage within navigators seat unit.
Bosuns locker beneath table forward.
Storage ‘dookits’ with fitted lids forward of chart table working area.
Ships switch panel outboard of table aft.
Plotter, DSC VHF and stereo mounted outboard of table forward.
Large hanging locker aft of navigators seat.
Dedicated heads compartment aft of Nav Station.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted outboard forward.
Flip down moulded lid over toilet for use as a seat.
Countertop along aft side of compartment, inset wash handbasin inboard.
Vanity unit outboard of toilet, storage lockers beneath countertop.
Aft Cabin:
Accessed through galley.
Double berth, extending under cockpit inboard.
Large bin locker beneath bunk.
Seat forward of bunk.
Shelve running the length of the bunk outboard.
Shelved locker outboard of seat.



Deck stepped, double spreader, mast head sloop rig.
Selden, silver anodised alloy mast and spars.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel. Fully replaced in 2015.
Shroud and bottle screw covers fitted.
Selden Furlex roller reefing system for genoa.
Full battened, slab reefing mainsail running on Fredrikson ball bearing cars
Selden rod kicker with gas strut
Spinnaker pole, stowing on mast track.
Mechanical backstay tensioner.
Lines lead aft to cockpit, recessed below deck level.
Lazyjacks fitted for stackpack system.
Lewmar Ocean genoa track and twin cars, control lines lead aft to cockpit.
Lewmar Ocean mainsheet track and car with 6:1 purchase.
Lewmar Domino rope clutches for lines lead aft to cockpit.
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 44, two speed, self tailing.
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two speed.
Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two speed, self tailing.
Mainsail – White Dacron. fully battened, slab reefing, 3 reefs. North Sails 2000.
Genoa – 135% White Dacron. Roller reefing with blue UV Strip and tapered luff. North Sails 2000.
Genoa – 118% White Dacron. Roller reefing with blue UV Strip and tapered luff. Saturn Sails 2015.
Cruising Chute – With snuffer. Neil Pryde Sails. 2000
Storm Jib – Neil Pryde Sails 2000
Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks. Owen Sails 2007
Sprayhood – Blue with windows forward. Owen Sails 2019
Binnacle cover
Wheel cover
Cockpit cover – Tonneau style winter cover. Owen Sails 2019
Anchoring & Mooring:
Spade anchor on chain rode 70m chain rode (2008)
Delta plough kedge anchor on chain/warp rode.
Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 electric windlass. (2006)
Foot button controls for windlass on coachroof.
Selection of mooring warps
Selection of fenders.
Adec Marine inflatable dinghy.
Alloy toerail running along deck edge with inbuilt fairleads.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Tapered stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier guardwires.
Guardwire gates port and starboard.
Cast alloy stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers.
Stainless steel grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard port and starboard.
Stainless steel swimming ladder mounted on transom.

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:
Low level navigation lights
Masthead Tri-colour
Masthead LED Anchor light
Deck flood light
Life saving:
Liferaft – Ocean Safety 4 person raft (2017)
MOB Rescue Sling
Horseshoe Buoy

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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