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Heard 35 Gaff Cutter for sale

Suffolk, United Kingdom

£72,500 GBP

Tax paid / included

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Heard 35 Gaff Cutter
Used sail boat for sale
£72,500 GBP
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Name of boat
Mary Alice
Year of manufacture
Martin Heard
Length overall
10.60 metres
3.35 metres
1.80 metres
Long Keel with bow thruster
Long Keel
Suffolk, United Kingdom


Beta 38
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
120 litres


Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
200 litres
A classic looking gaff cutter, built with modern materials, but with the classic lines of a traditional Falmouth working boat. She is simple to maintain (copper coated, and a GRP hull), easy to manouver (she has a very powerful bow thruster) easy to sail (the rig has been adjusted to be easy to handle, the gaff is carbon fibre, encased in wood) and a good all round cruiser that turns heads wherever she goes.

About this Heard 35 Gaff Cutter

Mary Alice is a Heard 35, from Gaffers and Luggers, Cornwall.

Launched in 2005, re-engined in 2011.

Deck refitted in 2016 by Marine Team in Mylor (25mm marine plywood and GRP sheathing and new grip paint applied)

Cockpit Iroko trim replaced in 2016

New cockpit teak seating and hatch covers in 2017

Copper coated Jan 2017. No need to reapply antifoul every year - just pressure wash! (Very useful when the hull has the large underwater profile of a long keeler)



38 hp Beta Marine diesel

Serviced and winterised religiously. Current engine hours extremely low at only 490

Parallel primary fuel filters, enabling instant switch to new fitler in case of blockage.

New cutless bearing on prop shaft Jan 2017

New prop shaft anode 2017, new main hull anode 2017

New PSS (Packless Sealing System) shaft seal fitted 2017 - maintenance and drip-free prop shaft seal.

All below-waterline through-hulls are bronze seacocks (Blakes brand with grease ports).

Bow thruster:

5kw Lewmar - installed Jan 2017, the thruster is very powerful, making turning on the spot and entering tight marina berths straightforward. Runs off a dedicated battery (new 2017), charged via a new dedicated charger from the main battery bank.



Full standing headroom to main cabin, bow cabin has sitting headroom.

5 berths, all with removable custom cushions

Bow cabin V berth (2 metres long exactly) with infill panel. Sail storage under. Lockers beside berth with two full height shelving units. Dry bilge area for storage

2 Saloon settee berths, (each 2 metres long)

Quarter berth behind chart table (also 2 metres long)

Heads compartment with locker behind heads unit

Large locker storage behind and below settees in main cabin

Storage above settees outboard.

Chart table with storage inside and under and beside.

Quarter berth with small locker storage under.

Galley with generous storage behind and below worksurface.

Fold out teak saloon table.

Calorifier with thermostatic mixer valve - heats via engine coolant circuit, or shore power connection. Provides ample hot water to galley mixer tap via new water pressure pump.

Electric sink drain pump - sink hull outlet above the waterline for safety (with seacock), pump will flush out food waste in the washing up water as well.

Cockpit shower with hot/cold fresh water

4kw diesel Erbespacher style air heater (new 2017) with 4 outlets (2x main saloon, 1x heads 1x forecabin). Runs off a dedicated tank with deck filler. (currently running on paraffin as this does not coke the heater up and removes the need for yearly maintenance)

LED cabin lighting and reading lights

Taylors 030 paraffin cooker with two burners and oven (all burners serviced 2017)

Taylors paraffin cabin heater - serviced 2017

Fridge with Waeco compressor

Blakes Lavac WC - new pump diaphragm 2017.

Custom boom tent with zip entry to sides




The Jan 2017 refit inculded replacement of all the electrics - all wires were replaced with high spec marine grade tinned copper and all new fusing and switching was installed. All instruments are connected and 'talk' to each other, sharing all NMEA data.

210 Amp hours of domestic batteries, new in 2017. Charged via shore power connection to Mastervolt dedicated 240volt charger or via Stirling power high output alternator regulator from engine, or via small removable solar panel with regulator for mataining battery charge when on a mooring. Engine and domestic batteries are protected by split charge diode and separate isolators, ensuring the engine battery is always charged first, then the domestic bank.

New switch panels, with themal circuit breaker protection to each circuit and new main fusing.

USB and cigarette lighter style 12 volt charging sockets.

240volt socket when connected to shore power (with additional USB charging sockets)

LED lighting throughout the boat interior

LED masthead tricolour and anchor light

NASA battery monitor, showing remaining hours at discharge rate etc.

Stereo with bluetooth and aux-input

Self steering:

Autosteer/Hydravane - bracket mounted on transom, unit can be removed quickly and stowed below deck if not required. Variety of vane options for different wind speeds. Rudder blade is copper coated (!). Unit is very good, will hold a course on most points of sail, even with light wind aft of the beam. Serviced 2017.

Ground tackle/ mooring:

25kg Rocna (new 2016)

50metres 10mm galvanised chain (new 2016)

Lofrans Kobra anchor windlass with remote control

Teak anchor blocks to lash anchor on foredeck

Twin bow rollers

Fortress kedge anchor with bag.

10metres of 10mm chain with 35 metres of 14mm anchorplait

Rope-chain-rope mooring strop for use with mooring bouys (10mm chain and 18mm anchorplait) (new 2016)

4x pontoon warps with spliced eyes

2x extra long (25 metre) warps

1x extra heavy duty 20m warp

8 fenders

1 fender step

1x hook on boarding ladder

Dinghy and Outboard:

O2Lite ultralight dinghy and Torqueedo Travel 1005 (with extra large capacity, most recently released, battery) available through separate negotiation.

Deck gear/ rigging:

4x Murray winches for staysail and jib sheets in cockpit (serviced 2016)

1x Murray winch on boom for reefing lines (mainsail is standard slab reefing)

3x clutches on boom for reefing lines

Easymatic 2 speed german endless mainsheet system (new 2017)

Powerful continuous line furler for wire luff jib furling.

Gaff is a carbon fibre rod, sheathed in lightweight wood - mainsail can be easily hoisted by one person.

Lewmar tracks and cars for jib and staysail sheeting

12 inch bronze deck cleats for mooring

Bronze enclosed (loop) fairleads

Bronze fender eyes

Galvanised bowsprit mounting bitts including integral extra heavy duty mooring bollards (ideal for attaching a swinging mooring strop).

New wooden blocks for double ended halyard purchases, backstays and topping lifts.

New staysail sheets 2016

New backstay purchases 2016

New throat and peak halyards 2017

New staysail halyard 2016

New jib halyard 2016

New reef lines 2017

New bobstay tensioner 2017


Mainsail - Doyle ex racing sail. 2 large reefs, 1 storm reef, 4 battens, adjustable leech line

Staysail (hank on) - Selman heavy duty, reefable.

Jibs (all wire luff) - 1x Selman large reacher/ genoa (synthetic canvas - lightweight) , 1x medium Selman (synthetic canvas - medium weight), 1 x small Selman (synthetic canvas - heavy weight), 1x small Arun (Dacron, medium weight) 1x storm jib Selman (Orange, v. heavy weight)

Topsail - no top mast, so have never used this. Would be possible (and preferable) to fly this from a removable yard.


Mast - Solid wood, Glavanised heavy duty gooseneck, spreader and masthead fittings. Replacement shroud cheeks in 2016

Boom - Solid wood, Galvanised fittings including outhaul horse, stainless steel mainsheet hoop.

Gaff - Carbon fibre/ wood.

Bowsprit - Solid wood (stripped and revarnished 2016) Heavy duty galvanised fittings. Can be raised to reduce overall length of yacht.

Navigation Instruments:

(new 2016)

Raymarine e75 chartplotter with Navionics charting for the EU next to chart table.

Raymarine A65 chartplotter in cockpit connected to the e75 to share charting, routes and waypoints. (The valuable navionics card stays secure below, and routes and waypoints planned in the comfort of the cabin appear on the cockpit plotter)

Raymarine i70 Speed, Wind and Depth display

Raymarine Ray50 VHF with DSC etc

Raymarine AIS 650 transponder - See other vessels and they can also see you.

Separate GPS antenna for the plotters and AIS system above deck.

All the instruments talk to each other, so you can overlay AIS targets on both plotters, wind lay lines etc. The VHF gets location data from the GPS for emergency use etc. The plotters have an anchor drift alarm feature with depth alarms also being available on the i70 instument for peace of mind at anchor. For cruising we found this setup is fantastically easy to use and makes dealing with shipping on night passages straightforward.

Safety equipment:

1x 6 person coastal Seago Liferaft (new 2016) - fits in custom iroko cradle on deck

Coastal flare pack (new 2017)

Inflatable horshoe and danbouy

MOB sling and throwing line

2x electric high capacity bilge pumps with auto float switches (new 2016)

1x manual high capacity blige pump

2x fire extinguishers (new 2016)

1x fire blanket in galley (new 2016)

A variety of relatively new lifejackets and lifelines available through separate negotiation.

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