2008 Summit Yachts md35 High Performance Daysailer. SUERTE is a stunning Mark Mills design built in Buenos Aires by the talented team at M-Boats. This stylish, simply conceived yacht can be ready to sail in minutes and is perfect for an exhilarating day with family and friends or solo. When the sunlight fades the pride of ownership does not, it is nearly impossible to resist admiring her at rest on the mooring. SUERTE is easily picked up by a 2.5 ton club hoist. The lifting bulb keel and removable cassette rudder make for a low trailer position. The md35 can be hauled over the road or rolled into a standard shipping container for transport anywhere you desire.
She has a Flag Blue Awlgrip hull, white boot stripe and white anti-fouling bottom paint. The foredeck, cockpit, and seating areas are clad in teak. This md35 and has only seen light use since new, and includes a custom Triad trailer.
North 3dl Main, North 3dl Light #1 100% Jib, North 3dl Med/Heavy #1 100%, North #3 Norlam, North Asymmetric Code 2A Running Spinnaker, North Asymmetric code 3A VMG Spinnaker/heavy air.
Foretriangle Height 39’5”, Foretriangle Base 11’7”, Mainsail Hoist 39’5”, Mainsail Foot 14’9”, Headsail Overlap 12’0” Spinnaker TackExtension 18’7”
Hull & Deck
Resin infused Vinylester / PVC core hull and deck construction.
High density core blocking in way of deck hardware.
Bonded hull to deck joint.
Bulkheads and internal components bonded to hull and deck.
Engineered and built to meet or exceed ABS standards.
Lifting keel .
1200kg antimony/lead bulb.
Teak deck, seat tops, and cockpit floor.
Balanced spade rudder with custom carbon fibre stock and self-aligning roller bearings in removable cassette.
Two 40 2 speed primary self tailing winches.
One 44 2 speed 12v self tailing winch with controls P&S.
Spinlock Rope Clutches and stoppers.
One Lewmar circular articulated tinted acrylic fore hatch.
Three retractable mooring cleats.
Spars & Rigging
Carbon fibre 2 spreader mast. - 2 part
Alloy boom, internal outhaul.
PBO rigging incl. enclosed turnbuckles. Roller furler recessed in foredeck. Carbon-fibre retractable sprit for asymmetrical spinnaker fitted with outhaul, retractor, & tack line.
Main cabin settee berths.
Single quarter berths aft port and starboard.
Stowage to P & S, top opening icebox to S forward of the mast.
Removable varnished teak & holly veneer sole panels.
I = 12000
J = 3510
P = 1200
E = 4500
STL = 5895
ISP = 12750
The brief was for a fast, stable design which sails to windward as well as she goes offwind, thus ensuring engaging fleet racing. The design needed to combine classical style and grace with a simple layout for sailing, transportation and maintenance. Mills Design has created in the md35 a yacht with all these characteristics in an exciting package which is certain to capture a wide following. The md35 will appeal to the experienced sailor who enjoys close, exacting competition. They may have experience with a big boat campaign and its funding and logistical requirements, or have enjoyed sailing smaller one-design keelboats, but wants a drier and easier boat to sail. The sailor who enjoys true one-design competition in a performance daysailer that offers the perfect balance of satisfaction and commitment will feel the md35 has been made for them. The md35 is a one-design which can truly be sailed internationally by benefiting from very low cost container purchase and transportation. Enjoy large, high-quality fleet racing at events such as Key West, Cowes Week, the Big Boat Series, and Block Island without the costs associated with large crews and yacht shipping. Class restrictions ensure that yachts are identical, protecting the nature of the design and limiting the expense associated with racing this yacht on a level playing field. Here are copies of the unanimously positive boat tests of the prototype from leading magazine Yachting World, the industry insider site The Daily Sail, and the UK’s widest circulation racing journal Yachts and Yachting. The key points which define the md35 as a concept and as a class are: • Stability derived from a large bulb and not a hiking crew will promote close tactical racing. • Dimensions of hull and cockpit ensure a fast, dry, ride just like a big boat. • Simplicity of layout reduces crew numbers. • High quality construction and finish. • A fusion of modern and classic styling ensures wide visual appeal. • Comfortable cockpit with seats below the sheerline. • Furling jib and powered main winch for fingertip sail control. • Inboard engine avoids long tricky sailing back to the mooring. • Simplicity encourages daysailing. • Lifting keel design improves towing and storage. • Easy to trailer and launch. • Rolls inside standard shipping container for transport or storage. • Cheap container transport allows participation at events worldwide.