The Knutson 35, or K35, is one of Sparkman & Stephens finest designs. This 1957 classic, "Whisper" has been the beneficiary of a major refit, with a long list of updates from 2013-2020. Her current stewards have owned her since 1998 and have spared no expense in restoration. Mechanically she is strong with Beta 25, new exhaust system, new propeller/ shaft and new fuel tank. She has been rewired with Blue Seas panel, and electronics updates including Maretron Nema 2000 with DSM display, AIS, Raymarine GPS/ Chartplotter and Standard Horizon VHF. Structurally, she's had stem repair (replaced stem knee and forefoot), rebuilt mast step,fiberglassed deck and cabin top, new main/ forward hatches, new toerail and lifelines and planks below the waterline have been refastened. A new Carol Hasse Main rounds out the package. A comprehensive list is available with additional details. Health reasons have forced the owners to give up their beloved Whisper. The vessel is currently located at scenic Point Hudson Marina. Please call to arrange viewing.
Please contact Sandy Bakken at SEA Marine for additional information or to arrange viewing.
Office: 360-385-4000 Cell: 503-475-0619
Builder: Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp. - Halesite, Long island, NY
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Year: 1957 Name: Whisper
Berths 4 total
Cabin heat - Wallas Stove in Galley
1957 – 1989 Named “Whisper”,
1989 – 1995, Renamed “Adrift”
1995 – 1998. Renamed “Whisper”
1998 – Present
Rebuild #1 2012 – 2014
Rebuild article published - January 2014 issue of “48º North”.
Beta 25 engine installed. With optional 70 Amp alternator, hot water
heater connections, and instrument panel.
New fuel tank
Racor 500 FG fuel filter water separator
New exhaust system
H2Out in fuel tank vent
New propeller shaft and propeller
New main sail by Hasse and Company.
Jib and Genoa repaired by Hasse and Company.
Spinnaker sock made by Hasse and Company.
Lazy Jacks installed
Deck and Cabin top fiberglassed
New main and forward hatches
New toe rail
Broken frames sistered
Planks refastened with bronze screws. (except top 3 planks)
Total rebuild of wooden box mast
Conduit inside totally filled with wires to top of mast
LED spreader lights
Smartplug 30A cordset
Mastervolt Powercharger 12/20-3
2 new Group 27 deep cycle batteries
Blue Seas power distribution / breaker panels
New LED lights in cabin
Maretron NEMA 2000 system with DSM 250 display
Raymarine e95 GPS chartplotter
Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF with AIS receive and RAM 3 remote microphone
CO detector (replaced 2019)
DST 100 depth sounder
TLM 100 tank level monitor (fuel tank)
WSO 100 wind/weather sensor
Compass rebuilt by Island Marine Instrument Co.
Sony Stereo (installed 2019)
Air Head composting toilet
Wallas Nordic DT stove/heater
2 - 25 gal. water tanks
Pex water hoses
All counters rebuilt
Berths and seating
All new cushions in main cabin and V-berth
Rebuild #2 2015
Stem repair (identified after rebuild # 1)
Replaced stem knee and forefoot
Replaced broken/wasted bolts with new bronze bolts
Rebuild #3 2019
Replaced Mast step with Purple Heart and Oak
Replaced original bolts with new bronze bolts in mast floor to keel and forward bolts into ballast
Sistered frames under batteries
Repainted the mast
Rebuild # 4 TBD - Future projects
Replace ballast bolts
Continue replacing bronze keel bolts
Verify mast to mast step = put 1957 pennies under mast
Consider replacing sternpost
Refasten top 3 planks.
Set up spinnaker running rigging
Set up main reefing lines
Move lifeline gate forward 1 section to widest part of boat