Ever thought of actually sailing somewhere? Well if you have, you'll no doubt be joining a growing number of discerning sailors who are looking for a well engineered and well designed modern yacht to take them to sea safely and comfortably. The GT35 is an offshore cruising yacht that will look after you at sea and reward you with superb sailing qualities. Stephen Jones has a knack of never failing to draw a well balanced and well mannered sailing yacht, appreciated by those who would rather not let the weather deter them from pushing off. Modern in style, the interior is exquisitely finished so the result is truly a home from home on the sea.
As David Harding writes in PBO, "Beating into 32-33 knots of wind across the deck in open water under full sail is a reasonably stiff test of any boat. The GT didn't bat an eyelid... For those who think in Beaufort, this was the top end of Force 6".
Avaialble in two versions, the Grand Tour and the Club versions, the GT35 is a big 35 footer. The capabilities of a yacht like this will allow you to go further more often and enjoy the trip more at the same time. This is a yacht that will keep on rewarding you, whether you're at sea or in harbour, the GT35 is a safe and comfortable home from home.
Freeboard that is generous without becoming unwieldy provides an excellent range of stability (AVS 144°, STIX 54), high righting-lever as well as interior volume while the sweet sheerline marks a yacht of capable seaworthiness. The low centre of gravity lead keel allows the GT35 to stand up to the weather and with deep cockpit coamings that keep you dry, optional windscreen, secure transom and running rigging led safely aft, this yacht defines the GT marque perfectly.
For those joining the growing number of cruising sailors with eyes on the northern horizon, we have developed a Baltic specification. See the link opposite.
"Designer Stephen Jones has worked magic; the boat looks on deck and down below bigger than 35 feet and sails even faster than its size allows.""The cockpit is one of the biggest plus points of the GT35."Jan Maas, Segln Magazine
Deck stowage is always welcome and a bosun's locker is provided so that items which are used in port such as spare warps and fenders can be stowed forward without cluttering the cockpit locker.
A cabin that looks and feels as if it belongs on a larger yacht, the master cabin has been painstakingly thought through.
The presence of the bosun's locker forward allows the master cabin to benefit from being located in a wider part of the hull, thus not being subject to the usual rapid reduction in bunk width at the forward end. Indeed, if the owner so wishes, the forward end can easily be used as the head end.
As standard there is a full beam locker unit with a central shelf above the forward end of the bunk.
To starboard the owner will find a comfortable dressing area with hanging wadrobe, vanity table and drawers. To port, a further hanging wardrobe and shelves make up extensive stowage in this well appointed cabin. Light is provided by a large overhead hatch.
The saloon of the GT35 can seat six people for dinner comfortably. A folding table ensures an unimpeded thoroughfare to the foward cabin.
Stowage in the saloon is plentiful. To port and starboard there are three high level lockers and a shelf below. Further stowage is accessed behind the folding seat and if a pilot berth is chosen on the port side, there is stowage below.
The seating arrangement can be configured in a numebr of ways, with possibilities for split folding backs, folding arm rests, L-shaped seating as well as arm chair style.
Facing the saloon, drawn from below the galley top, there is a deep drawer fitted out for bottle and glass stowage. Further bottle stowage is in the saloon table.
Very useful and sturdy overhead rails provide hand holds the entire length of the saloon, with further hand holds under the windows and options for pillars.
Light is provided by three large overhead hatches as well as long windows along the side of the coachroof.
The GT35 is designed to take you places so you need a working galley. The galley is designed to enable the chef to lean or wedge into good cooking positions while the yacht is heeled. The 'U' shape plan provides a corner for the hip while at the sink and the half-height bulkhead adjacent to the companionway steps provides a backrest while preparing food. Your sous-chef can use the work top at the same time, while bracing against the chart table.
A three burner stove with grill and oven is accompanied by a top loading cold box and double sink.
Stowage is provided by four lockers outboard, a cutlery drawer, stowage for waste below the worktop inboard of the double sink and large lockers below the sink and cutlery drawer. There is a long run of worktop providing excellent food preparation space.
Light is provided by the long window along the coachroof side
The heads compartment provides everything required for extended cruising. A large drying locker provides good storage space for multiple sets of oilies for crew off-watch and a 40 litre holding tank is fitted as standard. The engine room ventilation is drawn in from the transom via the wet locker to ensure a constant flow of fresh air, keeping this locker free from mildew and dampness.
Light and ventilation in the heads is provided by a portlight facing outboard as well as an overhead hatch.
Not to be done away with nor under-designed, safety starts with focussing on course plotting and navigation.
The GT35 provides a full navigation station and chart table. With a folding table and ample stowage with plenty of panel space for instrumentation, this is a proper hub of the yacht underway.
Light is provided by long windows along the side of the coachroof.
As the secondary cabin on the GT35, one would expect a lower level of comfort. However, in the aft cabin one finds a very comfortable space indeed.
As well as a high shelf for stowage aft and to port, there is an open locker to starboard. Forward of the bunk is a comfortable seat and hanging wardrobe.
Light and ventilation are provided by a large overhead escape hatch, a portlight facing outboard as well as an overhead hatch on the coachroof.
A cavernous locker. With large cumbersome fenders stowed forward in the bosun's locker, the cockpit locker can be shelved and accessed by steps to enable the owner to maintain a neat and orderly stowage for sails, dinghy, outboard engine etc.