The Heard 35 is a classic gaff cutter, a modern update on the legendary Falmouth Quay Punt design by the late Martin Heard's yard, Gaffers and Luggers. The Falmouth Quay Punt, a long-keeled heavy displacement craft, was designed to operate in all weathers, carry a substantial load and be easy and fast to sail with a small crew. This excellent example has the low maintenance benefits of a GRP hull combined with the beauty of wooden construction, and has been optimised by the present owner for shorthanded sailing.
Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.
The accommodation is simply laid out in the traditional fashion, finished with white paint and varnished wood to give a light and airy feel. There is full standing headroom everywhere except the forecabin, which has sitting headroom. There is plentiful stowage and good ventilation throughout. In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to starboard with marine toilet. In saloon, two settee berths. Removable fold-out saloon table. Skylight. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Gimballed two burner Taylor's paraffin cooker with oven. Stainless steel sink with hot and col;d pressurised water system. 200 litre freshwater capacity. Refrigerator. Taylor's paraffin cabin heater. 4kW Eberspacher paraffin fired hot air central heating (2017). LED cabin lighting and reading lights throughout. Hot and cold cockpit shower. Stereo system with Bluetooth and aux-input.
Located behind the companionway, Beta 38 four cylinder 38hp diesel engine. Engine hours 490. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Single lever control. 130 litre fuel capacity giving approximately 200 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots. The engine has been meticulously maintained and winterised annually. It is fitted with parallel primary fuel filters, enabling instant changeover in case of filter blockage. New cutless bearing, PSS inboard bearing and all anodes 2017. All skin fittings and seacocks are Blakes bronze units with grease points. Lewmar 5kW bow thruster (installed 2017) with dedicated battery and charger. This is a very powerful unit that makes marina manoeuvring very straightforward, even with the tightest of berths.
The boat was fully rewired in 2017 with high spec marine grade tinned copper wiring and all new switchpanel.
Gaff rigged cutter. Varnished solid pine mast, boom and bowsprit with heavy duty galvanised fittings. The bowsprit lifts for marina length reduction when required. The gaff is a pine sheathed carbon rod, so very lightweight, which means the mainsail can easily be hoisted by one person. Stainless steel standing rigging (2018). Terylene running rigging (2016/2017). Slab reefing to mainsail. Continuous line furling system for jib. Hanked-on staysail. Four bronze Murray winches for jib and staysail. Murray reefing winch on boom. Easymatic two speed German mainsheet system. Lewmar tracks and cars for jib and staysail sheets.
Hull built by Gaffers & Luggers and completed by the first owner to a high standard, first launched 2005. White GRP hull with dark green sheer strake. Iroko rubbing strake and toe rail. White painted epoxy sheathed timber superstructure. Epoxy sheathed marine plywood decks with non-slip deck paint. Aft self draining cockpit. Long keel with keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Coppercoat antifouliong system (2017). The deck was refitted in 2016 and the cockpit Iroko trim replaced. New cockpit teak seating and hatch covers 2017.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own 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 on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.