Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been appointed to act in the sale of the 1985 Tradewind 35 ‘PEN AZEN’.
The Tradewind 35 PEN AZEN is a unique example of the class believed to have been built to her first owners specific requirements, working in cooperation with Custom Yachts. On deck she boasts the factory fitted taller cutter rig along with the factory fitted bow sprit. She also benefits from larger than normal stainless steel tanks for fuel and water. Below decks the layout has been customised from the standard configuration with features including a double forward cabin, occasional double berth in the saloon and full-sized chart table. All of the internal fit out is to a high standard with a nice quality feel. Now reluctantly offered for sale, her comprehensive inventory includes highlights such as:
Original gelcoat finish to topsides and coachroof
Bukh DV36 marine diesel engine, freshwater cooled
Stainless steel tanks for fuel and water
Rutland 913 wind generator
Domestic batteries fitted new 2022
Hydrovane self-steering system
Raymarine autopilot system
Raymarine/Autohelm navigations instrumentation
Raymarine C120 Classic Plotter/Radar
Eberspacher diesel fired, blown air heating system
Larger custom galley layout
Plastimo gas cooker
Isotherm fridge, dual voltage
Lavac manual marine toilet
Optional taller cutter rig
Selden Furlex roller reefing systems on forestay and cutter stay
Cockpit tent, converts to bimini if required
Lewmar Pro 1000W electric windlass, installed new 2022
Lying ashore at Port Bannatyne Marina, Isle of Bute the Tradewind 35 PEN AZEN is available for viewing strictly by prior appointment.
We have owned Pen Azen (‘Pen Azen’ is the name of a beacon off the northern end of Isle de Brehat on the north Brittany coast. In Breton it means ‘Headland of the Donkeys’) since 2013 and have loved every minute of owning this special Tradewind. We appreciate the larger galley and more versatile saloon seating. The accommodation is light and airy, helped by the larger deckhouse windows and opening hatches. Her cockpit tent has added an extra room to the boat and can be used in sunshine or rain. The sides can be zipped out to form a bimini – even in the Scottish weather. Unusually, Pen Azen has not been cruised much out of UK waters. She completed a two month cruise anti clockwise around the Bay of Biscay with her original owners. This included a crossing from Falmouth to La Coruna in two and a half days and from Morgat to the Needles in 39 hours. We have spent whole summers aboard her and have found that she swallows up the cruising gear and stores needed for extended cruising. In our ownership, she has cruised Devon and Cornwall, Ireland and the West coast of Scotland. We have found her comfortable in all weathers and very reassuring when faced with strong winds and big seas. She is a head turner in any anchorage and has real ‘row away’ factor. Pen Azen is a truly unique Tradewind and we are yet to see another with such a versatile layout. We will be very sad to part with her.
‘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 a simple 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. www.uk.boats.com
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