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Mystery 35 (2012/13)

Sat in Hythe Lock June 2018

Type Modern Take on a Classic, (Mystery yachts from the 1900's). From the board of Stephen Jones, combining the best from Folkboat and Contessa design, Fin Keel with Large Spade rudder. with Fractional Rig. An "A " Category "Go Anywhere" craft. Dimensions LOA 35' (10.67m) LWL 7.6m Beam 9'11" (3.02m) Sail area 576ft (53.51m) excluding Cruising chute.
Built By Cornish Crabbers in Cornwall, Hull was Moulded in 2012, she was exhibited at London Boat show, where she was purchased then returned to have many factory extras fitted to be launched June 2013 in Gosport. GRP hull and superstructure with Non Structural Teak deck fitted and mostly Mahogany based interior fit out. Engines Yanmar 3 GM 20hp 3 Cylinder Diesel with Fresh water cooling ( with Hot water calorifier) this engine fitted with two Bladed "Gori" Folding propeller and "Stripper " rope cutter, gives her up to 7.5 Knots when hull is clean and will happily cruiser her at 6 knots. she has run 300 hours from new, and was last servcied recently October 2017.
Tanks Fuel 16 Gallons , fresh water 32 gallons, (hot water tank In addition) and waste holding tank 14 Gallons. Berths Vee Twin/double forward, two in saloon, and LARGE single quarter berth aft to starboard. Five total.


Recent shots now ashore June 2018 first few from owner after he had Hull cleaned, and Sail drive/ prop etc cleaned


18th September 2018 Teak deck and grabrails toe rail etc, has just had all the old stain (" teak wonder") removed and the Tiller has been stripped bare and re varnished as new !

Tiller just about to be re fitted after full strip and new varnish. ( professional) 18th September 2018.

Now some older shots;

First few 11th June 2018 Just before being launched at Portsmouth and brough over to Hythe Marina..

CLEAN as new prop, "GORI" folding type,

sail drive cleaned and antifouled two blaed Ambassador rope cutter

it looks like it has a clear coating of "Pella clean or similar" may just be Water! I'll ask owner

new anode Collar fitted

Beautiful Shine on topsides. and a hint at her slippery shape.

Modern Bulb type keel

deep rudder, with long lead in skeg

elegant lines aft,

Arrival Hythe June 12th 2018,

older shots from here onwards, 2017 end..


Delta 35lb (larger than standard) anchor, with 50m Chain and 100m rope tail, sits in double bow roller,

walk through Step to pulpit is handy,

rocker on bow stem, vent cover to anchor well drain

Reflection on hull, note berth has dock fenders

Anchor arrangement forward, with deck hatch access, this covers furling drum, as well as Windlass, and keeps snags to

a minimum, first decent view of Teak decks, which has been coated with a slight stained finish, easy to re apply OR clean it off,

But the decks themselves are in super order, Note the windlass switches, and tank filler and pump out points forward

with hatch shut , deck is unclutered

port deck looking aft Note the Cruisng chute pole stored on deck, Raft in Teak chocks, the Jib sheet track cars run on Coachroof,

not the deck, also note the Coachroof antislip surface finish is in Cream, which looks so much smarter than the standard grey,

especially with full Teak deck,

deck safety lines run fore and aft for harness,

Part One carving number board, and shround plates detail.

all control lines led aft, Deck stepped mast

Decent size spray hood, drops forward easily if required while sailing, or stays up also,

simple clean line runs

Gates each side in life lines, fuel filler in shot,

Aft deck,

Seats each side VERY popular perch, and note twin Life belt carriers aft, on pushpit,

Deep drop down swim ladder make up mid section of pushpit

good aft locker, One of three fire extinguishers visible, and handle for manual bilge pump,

looking to port, Engine exhaust to Lloyds,, heater exhaust left, exits transom

view to starboard,

big draining cockpit, can cope with Six.. two aft of helm, ( Main sheet track traveller) four forward

Beautiful laminated tiller with timber extension as well, Tiller Autopilot fixes to under tiller fitting,

aft cockpit, engine controls to port,

with weather cover, and note waterproof stereo speakers,

Two Camping Gaz 904 bottles, ( butane) supply Hob and oven

large locker to port,

with fuel shut off valve

Cabin entry, and Raymarine Hybridge touch screen right, bulkhead magnetic compass and other wind, log speed depth etc over hatch.

black socket is for autopilot, , window opens to quarter berth,

main track etc

Satack pack set up on Boom is best way to get decent Mainsail shape with easy of handling..


access to windlass relays and filler pipes from deck fittings

yellow Holding tank, and fresh water bladder tank further forward,

floor hatch to log and echosounder,

Waste tank electric pump to port locker

starboard side beautiful woodwork to hanging locker and storage generally note grab handle laminated in to bulkhead nosing.

port side bed head forward, note LED lighting, and also Hot air outlet,

Hatch over, with Cruising chute sat waiting.....!

Heads set to port, Bifold door, lift out tap faucet does shower.hot air outlet at floor

Manula heads, with "Y" valve right of shot, to sea... or Tank..

Mast support post, with drop out deck lining access, ships clock..and forward port main bulkhead

starboard side, strip linings and the Tounge and groove Headlinings add serious Character.

Trotter box forward on starboard saloon berth

with Fusion stereo system, over,

Table folded up,,, will double in size, neat "Teak and Holly" flooring is timber

Electric bilge pump down in bilge sump, as well as manula in Cockpit, note S/S keel bolts evident.

Keel shot, while we are looking inside, ! long enough to sit on alongside a wall.

Extra curtains to windows, and Insect screen to all openers, port side

Table folded fully open

pop up extra surface next to galley is handy

Galley , gas two burner, Gimballed, with top loading fridge, ( very effective as the owner says can get to cold!


open up..clean like new..

aft facing lockers are deep.

Nav station set to starboard, navigator sits on end of berth, wash boards in place.

Raymarine plotter down here as well as Larger Hybrid touch screen up top, and neat electrics, heater controls, battery monitor etc,

under chart table is MRC 240 v control box with earth leakage breakers, ( full 240 ring with battery charger and immersion in hot water tank) and another extinguisher,

drop panel access to domestic control panel.. excellent,

looking aft at cabin entry steps,

first view down quarter berth,

3 x 80 AH batteries, two domestic, one engine, ( down quarter berth) battery rollover switch red, in nearer locker, under nav seat.

HUGE.. the builders call it a cosy double.. ( youd have to like them, but it is around 8 feet long!

easy engine access,

drives out through a sail drive unit, and here (when new), you can see the cutter fitted, and the GORI two bladed bronze propeller.

aft of engine, hot water tank, charger orange, beautifully lagged in here

last typical neat easy boat building detail, is the valves gathered together under aft saloon floor, with mater pumps etc.


cruising chute , with pole flying

Celtic Dragon Decal on sail is Painted on,, very smart indeed.

lovely angle showing her nice tight windward ability.


Hyde sails in Vintage cream with Green UV protection strips,

JIB is 110% slightly overlapping but then very easy

to tack blade shape with under deck Selden Self furling system led back to cockpit,

MAIN is vintage Cream with 3 Large Slab reefs, The sail has a "Stack pack" system

ideal for Single or short handed use, and ther Original simple boom sail cover is still included as well.

CRUISING CHUTE Jeckells made with Code Zero type shape, in white with Large Celtic Dragon image on it,

It is set on a short Alloy Bow sprit, using a Karver topdown furling system



All alloy, Selden Spars with twin swept spreader Fractional set up,

Mast Boom, and Sprung Kicker. Manual back stay tensioner.

Tri Colour Nav lights to mast head and Pulpit/ pushpit, as well as Hawk indicator, , and wind instruments, VHF antenna, deck light forward.

balanced rudder, second reef in, reduced jib, sliding to windward in solid force 6 gusting 7, easy.. and fast..

under water, you can see the rudder has a few inches ahead of the pivot point to balance her, and the owner reports she is light in all conditions.

What simple Classic Looks, A joy.

CLICK here "TEST REPORT" to see what Yachting Monthly thought

(You may have to save file to your desk top and open with Acrobat reader..)


Electronics Fusion stereo unit ( Ipod dock) with both internal as well as cockpit speakers, Raymarine GPS plotter/ general screen , below with larger Hybrid touch screen in cockpit. Tiller Pilot, Speed/ depth, full wind instruments etc, as well as DSC/VHF, with internal and external Mikes, AIS Transponder. battery condition and load indicator, ships clock and barometer, ,
Extras Full Teak Deck, Electric windlass, Diesel fired central heating with digital timer, Waste holding tank with "y valve", Cream Gelcoat deck surface finish to coachroof, Full 240v system with twin battery set up and charger as well as Calorifier on hat water, Stack pack mainsail with boom bag, cruising chute with bow pole as well as spinner, life belts, and floating lights canister life raft in teak deck chocks with hydrostatic release unit, ,
History One owner from new, purchased at Boat show 2013, then back to factory for various additions including the full Teak deck.. and then she has been used from Portsmouth mostly by her fastigeous Owners.
Broker's Comments

Superb Sailing boat whose abilities will charm the sailing purists, as well as enough space and cruising ability to satisfy practical use around the solent, channel and adjacent European coast. very able Offshore passage maker. watch the VIDEOWALKS for a good overview. exterior; https://youtu.be/8KUPmH5jcfY and interior https://youtu.be/vhcn5cvSoJs

Here following are a few comments from the owner;,

" Sea Dragon sails like a "demon witch" and frequently overtakes much large boats in style, for her length she is truly amazing to sail. She will point to 30 degrees easily and is so well balanced that the helm can be left when she is well trimmed. She regularly goes faster than we expect and it is pretty common to see speeds of 7.5 to 8 knots, both under full sail and under 2 reefs and half jib set up. She will take 20+ knots under full sail and just tips the lee rail under, but nothing more, she sails a bit more upright with one or 2 reefs in as needs be, Full jib and 2 reefs is very comfortable in strong 20+ knot winds. We have had her out in 35knot plus with 2 reefs in the main and half jib and she is beautifully balanced and safe to sail. Equally we have been out n 20+ knots and managed 6 knots into the wind with only full jib up, no main, again very easy to handle in that configuration.

While I usually sail with 2 or 3 crew for the fun of it, I also like to take her out single handed, she is very stable and well set up for single handing. The long tiller is a joy and reaches far up the cockpit, the jib sheet winches are both to hand on the coach roof and so tacking is simple for one person. Equally when it gets nastier the helmsman can snuggle up under the spray hood with the tiller and sheets all close by for protected single handing…it's a joy. I have her set up with her own mooring lines on her usual berth so leaving and returning is a simple matter for me on my own."



Ashore Hythe £99,000 REDUCED (near £200k new!)

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