Like the very successful Saga 43, the Saga 35 was designed by Robert H. Perry and built by Saga Yachts in Ontario, Canada as a fast, single handed/couples offshore capable performance cruiser. She is clean and well maintained since 2008 by her knowledgeable owner who liked her design and performance so much that he owns 2!...one for New England and one for Florida and the Bahamas.
She features design details like her walk through transom, user friendly scoop stern, easy entry companionway, large spade rudder, bulb keel, narrow beam, long waterline, a powerful sail plan and a self tacking jib for effortless day sailing. She is very fast.
Some highlights: Quantum full battened main, self tacking jib, Westerbeke 40 hp diesel with 1110 hours, feathering prop, autopilot, dinghy, motor and a custom heavy duty radar arch. Please see full specifications for more information and photos.
"Silver" is turnkey and everything works. Ask about a 50% slip discount for 2020 at an upscale Rhode Island marina. Keep in mind that RI does not have a sales or use tax for vessels berthed in State. She may be shipped internationally from 2 nearby depots. Why buy new?
Builder: Saga Marine Designer: Robert H. Perry
LOA: 35' 6" LWL: 33' 7" Beam: 10' 9" Displacement: 12,810 Draft: 5' 4"
Bridge Clearance: 52' 6" Ballast: 5,100
Weasterbeke 40 HP
Fuel: 78 gals. Water: 95 gals. Holding: 20 gals.
The large aft cockpit has 6'6" seating with plenty of storage. To port of the helm is the propane locker. The lazarette to port forward is nearly 51/2 feet deep. To starboard is an additional seat locker. The cockpit also features a walkout transom for easy access to the boarding level and swim ladder.
Down the companionway steps forward the interior is finished in satin varnished cherry wood and soft fabrics giving the interior a luxurious feel. The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly. To port aft is the U-shaped galley. To starboard aft is the large quarter berth and just forward you will find the navigation station. Forward of the nav station is a hanging locker and chest of drawers and shelf. The open salon design boasts 6'5" headroom and has two long settees port and starboard with a folding table at the center. Continuing forward the head is to starboard and entry to the forward cabin is to port. The forward cabin has a large double berth.
The large U-shaped galley is located to port aft with ample counter work space and well placed storage cabinets, drawers and shelves.
The open concept saloon is both practical and efficient for offshore sailing and dockside entertaining
The entry door is forward to port. Upon entering there is Hanging locker to port followed by a bench seat.
Located to Starboard forward the head is built in one seamless unit.
NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL
The forward facing navigation station is located to starboard across from the galley. There is a seat allowing easy in and out access.
HULL AND DECK
Hand-laid fiberglass construction with two layers of vinylester resin for blister protection.
All sails by Quantum
Mast height52' 6"
Working Sail Area :
696 sq ft w/ 100% Genoa
626 sq ft w/ self tacking jib
I : 48.75 ft
J : 15.17 ft
P : 42.50 ft
E : 16.00 ft
The Saga 35 was designed by Bob Perry, who is well known for other performance cruisers. The Saga 35 may be built for speed, but she is a cruiser through and through. Her near-plumb bow with massive SS bowsprit and maximized sailing length are a direct result of Mr. Perry's intentions. Under way, the Saga 35 extends her sailing waterline to over 34 feet. This longer waterline creates a yacht with the hull speed and sailing potential of a conventional 40-foot cruiser, yet the modest beam and moderately light displacement create less drag to provide the nearly effortless sailing of a smaller boat. The easily driven hull form requires less energy to attain speeds comparable to heavier, beamier cruisers. Lower loads on sails and sheets mean less stress on the boat's structure, resulting in longer life. Under sail, the Saga 35 will reel off the miles with uncommon ease. With the standard diesel engine, estimated top speed is 8 knots with 7.3 knots at normal cruise rpm. There is plenty of storage in the cockpit. To port of the helm is a propane locker for two 20-pound tanks. The cockpit lazarette is about 5 1-2 feet deep, allowing for massive amounts of storage, with steps to get in and out. To starboard, there is a vented locker for carrying a fuel can. The cockpit features 6-foot 6-inch seats for stargazing. Also, the 35 features the Saga walkout transom - no strenuous climbing up or over a coaming, simply walk out at dinghy boarding level. A transom door closes off the opening, keeping pets and kids safely on board. Molded-in foot braces make the crew comfortable even when heeled. There are six opening ports, all of which are stainless steel, and four overhead hatches, providing excellent ventilation. Stainless steel grab rails run the length of the coachhouse - a low maintenance bonus, but also an important safety feature. Other safety features are the 30-inch lifelines (24 inch is standard) and safety harness padeyes in the cockpit. Down below, the interior is soft and cozy. All joinery is hand crafted, hand rubbed, and satin varnished in cherry wood. Soft fabrics give the cabin a luxurious feel. As with the Saga 43, the narrow beam is not evident below as the 35 is styled with the same principles as her larger sister. The 6-foot 5-inch headroom and open concept saloon is both practical and efficient for offshore sailing and dockside entertaining. The navigation - chart table and electrical panel are at the end of the starboard settee. Behind the fold-down panel, the wiring is numbered to correspond with a maintenance reference that identifies and describes its function. The galley is U-shaped with a three burner stove in center. There is counter space, an ice box with an optional freezer - refrigerator, and plenty of shelves and drawers for storage. The galley has a foot pump, although hot and cold pressure water is standard. The aft cabin is located on the starboard side of the boat. This cabin offers great standing headroom in the area immediately in front of the bunk and one cedar-lined hanging locker. The V-berth is roomy. The 52-inch wide bunk is 6-feet 4-inches at its shortest point and 7-feet 6-inches at its longest point. Deep, long shelves run along the hull and there is a large cedar-lined hanging locker. A small cushioned bench beside the bunk is stylish, and doubles as a good seat for those getting dressed. The head is accessed through the saloon or the V-berth, which helps maintain some privacy when there are guests on board. The head is equipped with a standard sink, toilet, large mirror, and a roomy cupboard for storage. The shower boasts a separate shower stall with a semicircular acrylic shower door on tracks. The head module is a one-piece molded fiberglass shell, designed with minimum trim or dirt catching corners, providing a seamless sanitary unit that is a cinch to clean.
The Saga 35 is not a cutter or an oridinary sloop. The two head sails are never used at the same time. The rig is generously proportioned so that an overlapping headsail is not necessary when sailing close-hauled, even in light air. The custom foredeck jib traveler track, and a single jib sheet led aft, handles the roller furling self-tending up wind jib. Tacking is reduced to a simple turn of the wheel. On a reach, the genoa is deployed to add power and the jib is furled. The ease of an easy sail change with the Harken furler system always lends a light pressure to the helm, even under uncomfortable conditions.
A modern performance cruiser, the SAGA 35 is built for offshore sailing with today’s comforts for the short-handed sailors. Some of her design qualities include a walk-through transom for easy tender access, self-tacking headsail for close haul sailing, large over-lapping headsail for close reaching, and impressive cruising speed while under sail or power.