Mark Cameron Yachts

Tradewind 35





General Information

Manufacturer/ModelTradewind 35
NameSpirit Of The Wind
DesignerJohn Rock
Sale StatusAvailable


Hull ConstructionGRP with encapsulated full length keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineYanmar 3GM30F
Fuel Capacity151l


Drinking Water Capacity378l


The Tradewind 35 is well proven design and has gained a cult following with those looking for a traditional style blue water cruising boat. The classic heavy displacement hull, long keel, full depth rudder, practical flush foredeck and deep well protected cockpit combine to create an easily controlled short handed cruiser. Examples can be found cruising in all corners of the globe with many being home to long term live aboards having completed multiple world circuits.
SPIRIT OF THE WIND is a fine example of the class professionally fitted out by Falmouth Packet Yacht Ltd. Commissioned to the specifications of her original owner she has an interior constructed to an exceptional standard from solid American Oak with limited use of plywood. Benefiting from continual upgrading in the current ownership she if offered with a full inventory ready to launch and sail away.
Lying ashore North Argyll, viewing by appointment.

We purchased Spirit in 2013 and have cruised her extensively on the West Coast of Scotland throughout these five years. Spirit has taken us safely and comfortable, whatever the weather, out as far as St Kilda and throughout the Hebrides.
She has a wonderful turn of speed and will happily sit at 7-8 knots on a beam reach in 16-18 knots of wind under her full cutter rig. Spirit always draws admiring comments in every anchorage and has that real "row away" factor completely missing in your AWB.

'While most long-keel yachts have relatively limited accommodation relative to their overall length, this John Rock design that was built from the mid-1980s to late 1990s is one of a number of exceptions. The boat is a development of the earlier Tradewind 33, but is much more than simple a Mark 2 version – there were many changes, which resulted in a larger and significantly more sophisticated boat.
The result is a solid go-anywhere cruising yacht that offers an excellent feeling of space. This is partly a result of a smallish cockpit – though if you’re voyaging long distances with a small crew there’s an argument this is preferable to a large open area – but more to do with high freeboard and almost flush deck. This gives the hull an impressive amount of volume, much of which is put to good use for storage, while headroom below the small coachroof is well over 7ft (2.2m).'
Rupert Holmes - 10 Best Long Keeled Yachts. June 2016.

The Tradewind hulls and decks were all moulded in the UK by Blondecell Marine. Various builders bought the mouldings and finished them off, fitting out the interior and deck. SPIRIT OF THE WIND was built by The Falmouth Packet Yachts Ltd.
Single piece heavy weight, hand consolidated GRP moulding.
Moulded with isophthalic resin, originally copper coated below the waterline.
Full length encapsulated ballast keel.
Keel hull, full depth solid GRP rudder.
Moulded raised sheer strake.
Panama fairleads port and starboard forward.
Hull finished below the waterline with red antifouling.
Topsides finished in original off-white gelcoat with blue boot topping.
Single piece heavy weight, hand consolidated GRP moulding, deck superstructure and cockpit.
Moulded toerail upstand with teak capping rail.
Small coach roof superstructure aft leaving decks largely flush forward.
Treadmaster panel finish to decks.
Teak grabrails on coachroof.
Moulded cockpit coaming with teak capping.
Cockpit seating and bridge deck finished in laid teak deck panels.
Cockpit sole finished with teak grating.

Designed as an offshore cruising yacht the Tradewind 35 is configured as a masthead cutter rigged sloop. This configuration provides a flexible sail plan ideally suited to the rigours of ocean sailing short handed.
Deck stepped, masthead, cutter rigged, sloop.
Eurospars Ocean Quality mast and spars in silver anodised alloy.
Stainless steel standing rigging of 1x19 wire.
Rotostay furling gear on forestay.
New halyards for Main, Yankee & Staysail in 2013
LED bulbs in masthead tri-colour / anchor light unit.
Mast mounted radar reflector.
'Granny Bars' in way of mast.

Primary Winches - 2x Andersen, 40 self tailing, two speed, stainless steel.
Secondary Winches - 2x Andersen, 28 self tailing, two speed, stainless steel.
Halyard Winches - 2x Andersen 28, two speed, stainless steel. Mast mounted.
Reefing Winch - 1x Andersen 16, two speed, stainless steel. Mast mounted.

Mainsail - Cream Dacron. 3 slab reefs. Jeckells Sails.
Yankee - Cream Dacron. Roller reefing with UV Stripe. Jeckells Sails.
Staysail - Cream Dacron. Hank-on. Jeckells Sails.
Cruising Chute - Not used by current owners.
Mainsail, Yankee and Staysail annually professionally valeted and serviced by Owen Sails during current ownership.

Sprayhood - Window forward, on stainless steel frame. Owen Sails (2015) Winter sprayhood also.
Mainsail Cover - Traditional type. Spare cover also.
Spray Dodgers
Cockpit Cover - 1x Boom tent style, fits to guard rails. Faun in colour. 1x Blue cover, secured from boom.
Mast Cover - Full length cover for winter. Not used by current owners.

Main Anchor - 35lb CQR on 80m, 8mm chain rode.
Kedge Anchor - 1x Bruce 1x Delta.
Kedge Anchor Rode - Anchor braid warp.
Windlass - Simpson Lawrence Seawolf. Foot button control on deck. Power up only.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.

Finished in gelcoat with treadmaster style non-slip panelling and varnished capping rail with substantial guardwires and 'granny bars' at the mast the boat has a very purposeful appearance.
Moulded toerail with teak capping.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails. Stainless steel stanchions supporting stainless steel guard wires running the length of the boat.
Stout double stemhead roller.
Panama fairleads port and starboard.
6 alloy mooring cleats.
'Granny Bars' in way of mast step.
Deep well protected cockpit with teak capped moulding coamings.
Primary and secondary winches mounted on coaming top.
Bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit finished in teak laid decking panels.
Pedestal mounted wheel at aft end of cockpit.
Mainsheet traversing cockpit immediately forward of pedestal.
Port and starboard cockpit lockers with additional lazarette locker under aft deck.

Depth - Raymarine ST40 Bi-Data display. (2014)
Log - Raymarine ST40 Bi-Data display. (2014)
Wind - Raymarine wireless system. (2015)
Cockpit Plotter - Standard Horizon CP180i GPS chart, standalone, full Atlantic cartography. (2013)
Internal Plotter - B&G Zeus Plotter, stand alone. (2016)
VHF - Kelvin Hughes
Autopilot - Raymarine i70P control head with EV1 control unit and wheel drive. (2014)
FishFinder - Garmin, not working, transducer believed faulty.

Fresh Water System - Fully pressurised system with running hot and cold water faucets in heads and galley. Hot water from engine heated calorifier. Single GRP 260ltr water tank.
Holding Tanks - Empties overboard or via a deck suction discharge.
Heating - Taylors diesel fired bulkhead mounted stove. Gravity fed from dedicated tank.
Galley Stove - Taylors 043. 2 burner, grill and oven.
Cool Box - Top loading built in beneath worktop. Also 12v powered, portable coolbox.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet.

With the the Tradewind 35's being predominately sold in kit form the quality of finish and layout can vary. SPIRIT OF THE WIND was professionally fitted out and has one of the best interiors we have seen in the class. The quality of fit out throughout the interior is good with all joinery constructed in a traditional fashion from American Oak. The only plywood in the boat makes up the sole panels, everything else is of solid timber. The oak has been re-finished with a stain previously.
Forepeak -Generous single berth port with an infill section dropping in to create a very good sized double berth. With the infill section not in place a small seat is provided to starboard beneath. Lockers are provided overhead forward with a dresser unit to starboard at the aft end of the cabin. A door separates the forepeak from the rest of the boat.
Heads -Located to port the heads compartment is finished in a single piece white GRP moulding with varnished timber trims and locker doors finishing the traditional look. The heads compartment is appointed with sea toilet, basin, pressurised hot and cold faucet also serving as a shower head. Storage is provided with lockers under the sink and outboard.
Saloon -Stepped down into the hull from the elevated galley and nav station. Laid out in a traditional manner bench style seating is provided along port and starboard sides of the saloon with a drop leaf table centrally mounted, passage forward is made along the starboard side. Both bench settees convert to create well sized single berths. Beneath and outboard of the seating storage is provided with an impressively constructed storage unit overhead port and starboard.
Nav Station -Located to starboard of the companionway Large forward facing chart table and forward facing navigators seat. Chart storage and bosuns drawers are provided within the chart table while additional lockers are provided aft of the seat. Ships switch panel, VHF and plotter display are all easily to hand for the navigator.
Galley -Compact for a boat of this length however ideally proportioned for use in a seaway. Appointed with gas cooker, top loading coolbox and twin sinks. Provided storage has been obviously designed for use at sea with sensible fiddles on shelves and doors for each locker.

Hydrovane Windvane Steering Gear - Acts as emergency rudder.
Shore Power System - Hard wired, RCD protected system. Ring main with outlets in galley, saloon and forepeak.
Invertor - 1Kw plug in type.
Solar Panel - Plug in trickle charge type.
Manual Bilge Pump - In cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump - Automatic and manual switching.
Tender - Avon round tail with storage bag.

The engine is located within a dedicated engine space beneath the cockpit sole. With the steps removed the engine box can be removed allowing full access around the engine.
Yanmar 3GM30 marine diesel engine. 27hp.
3 cylinder, indirectly cooled, naturally aspirated engine.
Kanzaki mechanical gearbox.
Professionally serviced annually. Last service autumn 2017.
Selection of spares aboard.
Traditional shaft type sterngear with stainless steel shaft.
PSS shaft seal.
Fixed, 3 blade bronze propeller. (2015)
Rope cutter.
Stainless steel 150ltr diesel tank.

Domestic Bank - 1 off 110Ah Lead Acid type. (2013)
Engine Bank - 1 off 110Ah Lead Acid Type. (2013)

Liferaft - Seago 4 person cannister raft. New 2016, service due 2019.
Life Jackets - 2x Sowester Fulmar type. Auto with harness.
Webbing Jackstays
Dan Buoy
Horseshoe Lifebuoy - x2

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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