'Nova' is the first of a range of high-quality British yachts launched by GT yachts and built by the luxury yacht builders Windboats, who built primarily Oysters for many years. Her designer was Stephen Jones who was responsible for the very best of the Oyster, Rustler, and Southerly ranges. This GT 35 has a design pedigree second to none. The philosophy was to create very high quality, go-anywhere yacht that was fast, easy to sail and comfortable for leisure sailors who wanted to widen their horizons and wanted a first-class high-quality comfortable yacht. This has been achieved in every aspect.
GT35-01 was built in 2014 for the launch of the range at the Southampton boat show. She was then very lightly used as a demonstrator. Windboats suffered financial difficulties their owner passed away and the boat was taken ashore. In 2018 the current owners purchased her as a new yacht with full guarantees on her. They proceeded to fit her out for an extended cruise of the British Isles which they completed this year. For this cruise, they installed numerous items of new equipment including a hybrid touchscreen Raymarine plotter with latest AIS transceiver, new sails from Sanders in Lymington and a high-end Webasto hot air heating system.
It must be said that they were extremely happy with their GT 35 which handled all the conditions they met with ease and was very comfortable and safe for the duration of their UK circumnavigation. To read more about their adventure in Nova you can read the blogs at www.GTnova.info and you can buy the book via www.12ports.com
‘Nova’ is a fast, modern, British-built no expense spared alternative to yachts like the Hallberg Rassy 37, Rustler 37, Southerly 38. She is in 'As new condition' and fully equipped for extended cruising.
For a walk through video tour please go to- https://youtu.be/LeHevJkHKqQ
She is available to be viewed afloat in the Beaulieu River 7 days a week.
Beta Marine 3 cylinder fresh water cooled 30 hp engine, professionally serviced
New 2019 reversing reduction sail drive
120A enhanced marine alternator
Brunton three-bladed varifold folding prop
Ambassador rope cutter new 2018
Lewmar electric windlass
Shore power with intelligent battery charger
Furlex below deck headsail gear
Sanders furling Genoa new in 2019 in excellent condition
Dolphin main slab reefed with articulated batten cars in excellent condition
New Sanders Code zero 2019 as new
New Selden bowsprit
Facnor FX + 2500 furling system
German main sheet system
Solar panel 60w new in 2020
2 x Rolls AGM Batteries new 2020
1 x Optima battery 2020
1 x Noco emergency start battery
2 x Lewmar Evo 45 genoa winches
2 x Lewmar Evo 40 mainsheet winches
2 x Lewmar Evo 40 halyard winches
Seldon alloy mast and boom with twin spreaders
1 x electric bilge pump
1 x manual bilge pump
Sprung rod kicker
Jefa wheel steering system
Twin roller bow roller
Spade anchor 20kg with 40m of chain plus 50m of warp
Danforth Fortress kedge anchor with chain and warp
Webasto Airtop 4 programable hot air heating system new 2018
New refrigerator 2018 with keel cooled compressor
Hot and cold water to heads and galley with 40l calorifier
Raymarine 49E DSC VHF at chart table
Raymarine C95 GPS chart plotter at chart table
New 2018 Raymarine ES75 hybrid touch chart plotter at the binnacle
AIS 700 transceiver new in 2018
Raymarine i70 multi-instrument (Log, speed, depth, wind)
Poynting marine 4G aerial ( best in the world)
Mobile SIM router providing local wifi
Fusion MS-RA205 'Sonic hub ' stereo
2 x 1kg fire extinguishers (new 2020
1 x 2kg extinguishers (new 2020)
Nereus gas and CO Alarm with two sensors 2018
Life buoy with horseshoe and light new 2018
Jonbuoy MOB recovery system
Removable mahogany cockpit table.
Blue performance waterproof cockpit awning
New Wheel and binnacle covers by Sanders in 2018.
New 2018 telescopic boarding ladder on transom
This GT 35 is the grand tour layout, she has 6 berths in total. Interior design is by Chris Lock ( formerly with Oyster yachts). The forward cabin has a large double berth which is offset for easy access and has a purpose-made 5-inch mattress. There are two hanging lockers and storage under the berth. The saloon is light, comfortable and spacious with the berths covered in Alcantara Avant upholstery. The dining table folds and has bottle storage. The galley is attractive with Avonite solid worktops, twin stainless steel sinks, efficient keel-cooled refrigerator, and a quality Dometic 3 burner cooker with grill and oven. The navigation station is to starboard with a large chart table, practical and secure navigators seat and good storage.
The heads are large and the work surfaces are in Avonite. There is a shower, Jabsco toilet, ventilated wet locker and holding tank. The double aft cabin is to port with a hanging locker and is unusually bright, spacious and well-ventilated thanks toa large hatch that opens into the cockpit.
The GT35 is like a 38 footer down below. (Journalist Graham Snook)