Sold: 1985 Pretorien 35 > top quality offshore performance sailboat

28 07 2010

Searching for a sailboat with spirited performance… a unique vessel designed, built and equipped for extensive offshore cruising?

If so, your search is over; this Pretorien 35 is your dream boat!

> Designed by Holman & Pye
> Built by Wauquiez
> Two roomy staterooms with private head
> Roomy main cabin with sit down nav station and proper galley
> Equipped and upgraded for long term liveaboard & offshore cruising
> Recent upgrades: electronics, self steering windvane, watermaker, and sails

On the market because the current owners are moving inland, after living aboard or cruising extensively for 17 years – including two transatlantic crossings.

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V-BERTH features large double berth with filler cushion, storage beneath berth, shelves outboard both sides and forward, overhead opening hatch, hanging locker, magazine rack, privacy doors to head and main cabin, 12 light and fans.

HEAD is forward to starboard. Features marine head with holding tank, sink with hot and cold pressure water, storage, medicine cabinet, shower with sump.

MAIN CABIN features straight settee to port, storage and shelves outboard – both sides, double drop leaf table on centerline with large wraparound settee, ample storage beneath seats, overhead opening hatch.

NAV STATION is at the base of the companionway to port. Features curved seat, large chart table with storage beneath, electronics panels and storage outboard.

GALLEY is at the base of the companionway and to starboard. Offshore safe, wraparound style layout – features tile countertops, deep top loading icebox with 12v refrigerator/freezer – additional 1″ insulation and removable tray system, Force 10 gimballed propane 3 burner stove and oven, two round stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water, ample storage and drawers.

AFT CABIN features large double berth, opening ports, changing seat, hanging locker, privacy door.

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS – beautiful teak bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly sole, refinished main cabin cushions, (custom) cedar lined hanging upgrades, storage everywhere. @ 6′ 2″ headroom


Two bow rollers
Large anchor locker
Stainless steel bow pulpit, stanchions, pushpit and double lifelines with side gates
Electric Windlass

Dodger & bimini

Nav Man Instrumentation in Sea hood
(Wind Speed/Direction, Speed and Depth – (2005))
Furuno GPS
VHF radio
Ray Marine Autopilot

Pioneer AM/FM stereo with 12 disc CD changer & Bose speakers

Sails & Rigging:

Double spreader masthead aluminum mast – keel stepped
Headsail roller furling
Lewmar self tailing primary and secondary winches

135% roller furling headsail
130% roller furling headsail – spare
Two mainsails
Cruising spinnaker with sock
Symetrical spinnaker
Storm sail


Fixed keel
Skeg hung rudder
Fresh bottom paint – July 2010
Epoxy barrier coat – no blisters
Longitudinal as well and latitudinal stringers for additional hull strength and rigidity.

The Pretorien 35 is a ‘go anywhere’ performance cruiser built in France by legendary boat builder Henri Wauquiez. The Wauquiez company is known for producing some of the strongest and most capable offshore yachts ever built that look as great as they sail. Chimere’s medium-displacement solid FRP hull achieves high strength through a massive internal stringer system and a uniquely strong bulkhead-to-hull/deck fiberglass joint. The very high aspect ratio sailplan drives this boat easily in light winds. Yet the very high ballast-to-displacement ratio of 46% with its lead ballast located at the bottom of a deep sump generates a very large righting moment allowing her to comfortably power upwind in 40+ knots of true breeze with sail appropriately reefed. The deep full-skeg rudder assures maximum control and security. Multiple circumnavigator and BOC competitor Hal Roth chose the Pretorien as his cruising boat for his third time around and was quite happy with his choice for comfort and functionality. The boat has drawn rave reviews from other authorities ranging from The Practical Sailor through Cruising World.

You will not find a more capable, good looking performance cruiser for this price. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a true quality performance cruiser.


Volvo Diesel inboard

20 amp battery charger
Spectra Watermaker – 6 gallons/hour (2007)
Sailomat Self Steering Wind Vane
Emergency tiller

Loose Gear:

35 lb Bruce anchor with 35′ chain
42 lb Delta anchor with 100′ chain

Please call or email for additional information, to schedule a personal inspection and for “Brilliant” yacht brokerage services.

Jon Shattuck
Yacht Broker
Brilliant Yachts, Inc.
843-276-0852 cell/text

Brilliant Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.




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