Barbican 35 (1987) for sale in Argyll, United Kingdom


NA MARA, the last produced of the rare Barbican 35 series, is an extensively equipped long distance cruiser ideal for bluewater aspirations. This heavy displacement, full length keeled sailing yacht was designed by Holman and Pye as a development of the Super Sovereign Ketch and fitted out by her original owners over a three year period. Boasting a Vetus 414, 33hp, Marine Diesel and an extensive sail wardrobe, and with her underwater hull epoxy coated from new, NA MARA has proven her reliability and seaworthiness in an Atlantic hurricane storm. With her Force 10 Galley range, SuperCool Peltier fridge, Rutland wind generator, ABSO230VAC-12VDC battery charger, 1500W sine wave inverter and extensive navigation and communication systems, plus her many additional equipment - NA MARA is available aboard her mooring in Crinan, Argyll.

General information
Barbican 35
Used sail boat for sale
Price comment
Custom built heavy displacment cruiser
Name of boat
Holman & Pye
Length overall
10.67 metres
Length waterline
7.92 metres
3.05 metres
1.52 metres
7,416 kg
GRP hull with encapsulated keel
Full Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Barbican 35


In production for only 12 months before the moulds were lost in a fire the Barbican 35 is a rare find, only seven being produced before the disaster. Designed by Holman and Pye the Barbican 35 is a development of the earlier Super Sovereign Ketch. With a re-worked interior, taller rig and full GRP construction reviews of the time were very complimentary. With her heavy displacement and long keel the boat offers great potential as a long distance cruising yacht.

NA MARA is the last known example of the Barbican 35 to be launched. Purchased by her original owners in kit form she was fitted out over a 3 year period, specifically to fulfil their bluewater aspirations. During her first ownership she cruised extensively venturing as far south as the Azores in the Atlantic and as far north as Norway proving herself to be a reliable cruiser, even during a Hurricane force storm in the mid-Atlantic. Her extensive inventory includes:

Underwater hull epoxy coated from new

Vetus 414, 33hp, Marine Diesel

Rutland wind generator

ABSO 230VAC – 12VDC battery charger

1500w sine wave invertor

Stowe Dataline Multifunction navigation instrumentation

Garmin GPSmap292 chart plotter

Garmin GP-31 GPS

Icom M421 DSC VHF

Force 10 Galley range. 3 Burner with oven. Gimbal mounted.

SuperCool Peltier fridge (2006)

Wallas 2000T kerosene fired blown air heaing system (2018)

Baby Blakes manual marine toilet

Extensive sail wardrobe

Sprayhood and Mainsail cover both fitted new in 2022

Rocna anchor

Tinker Tramp inflatable dinghy

Yamaha 4hp outboard

Lying afloat on her mooring in Crinan, Argyll the Barbican 35 NA MARA is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:

GRP moulded hull with encapsulated keel

Traditional heavy weight, hand consolidated polyester laminate

GRP formed structural members

Toe of keel and stem reinforced at time of build

Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull and deck.

Topsides finished in white

Underwater hull epoxy coated from new

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit

Traditional heavy weight, hand consolidated polyester laminate

Laid teak decks to finish side decks and foredeck

Laid teak decking panels to finish cockpit seating

Keel & Rudder:

Full length encapsulated keel

Full depth keel hung rudder



Vetus 414 Marine Diesel (1990)

33 hp

4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled

Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced 2022

Starter motor and alternator reconditioned 2020

Gearbox reconditioned 2020

Cruising speed 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel propshaft

3 blade, bronze fixed prop

Wheel steering


Autohelm 4000 pilot system

Autohelm wheel drive unit

Self Steering Gear:

Windvane self steering, not currently fitted.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

Extension lead to connect to shore power

Single 16 amp connection point

Hardwired system

Battery charger, water heater, 3 pin socket.

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid


Single engine mounted alternator

Wind Generator:

Rutland Wind Generator, pole mounted

Rutland 1200 Hybrid MPPT charger controller with remote display

Solar Panel:

3x panels – Not currently operational

Battery Charger:

Abso Battery Charger

230VAC – 12VDC, 20amp


Pure Sine Wave Invertor

12VDC – 230VAC, 1500W


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer taps in galley and heads

Hot water from engine heated calorifier

Manual FW tap in galley

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump



Single diesel tank

Approximate capacity 225ltrs

Fresh Water:

3 fresh water tanks

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate total capacity 360ltrs


On Deck:

Depth – Stowe Dataline

Log/Speed – Stowe Dataline

Wind – Stowe Dataline GX

Plotter – Garmin GPSmap292

Below Decks:

GPS – Garmin GP-31

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – Icom M421



Cooker – Force 10 Galley range. 3 Burner with oven. Gimbal mounted.

Fridge – Built-in top loading under galley worktop. SuperCool Peltier cooler unit fitted 2006

Double stainless steel sink

Mixer tap

Manually pumped freshwater tap


Toilet – Baby Blakes manual marine toilet

Wash hand basin

Mixer tap


Wallas 2000T kerosene fired blown air system (2018)

Outlets in forward cabin and saloon


Sony CD/Radio head unit with Aux input

Taotronics Bluetooth gateway

Speakers in saloon


Overhead lighting throughout interior


Summary of Accommodation:

Double cabin forward


Saloon with up to 4 occasional berths


Nav Station

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid cherry wood trims.

Teak veneered soleboard

Cherrywood veneered headlining panels and trims

Blue fabric upholstery

Teak sole grating in heads

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Double V-berth forward

Spanning width of bunk on deckhead forward

Lockers outboard of bunk at aft end port and starboard

Standing room aft of bunk with dresser unit outboard to port


Located forward of saloon to starboard.

Manual Baby Blakes marine toilet located inboard, facing aft.

Counter top running the length of the compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin aft

Vanity locker outboard of countertop and below


Bench settees outboard port and starboard

Both converting to bunks with the starboard bunk making up into a ‘cosy’ double if required

Pilot berth outboard to port

Fixed saloon table centrally with double folding leaves

Selection of lockers and fiddled shelfing above settee backs outboard

Storage rack mounted on bulkhead forward to starboard

Cockpit table stored on forward bulkhead to starboard.


L-shaped galley to starboard side of companionway

Gimbal mounted gas cooker forward

Inset double stainless steel sink running aft of cooker.

Thwart ships worktop section aft with built-in fridge beneath.

Sliding door fronted lockers above worktop outboard with lockers beneath

Nav Station:

Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat.

Chart storage area within table top, accessed from opening side panel inboard.

Batteries located beneath chart table seat with charger and invertor in locker space aft of seat back.

Ships switch panel outboard of seat



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars

Stainless steel standing rigging – date of last replacement??

Harken furling gear on forestay

Slab reefing mainsail

Block and tackle kicker

Spinnaker pole x2


Mast steps to masthead

Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft

Harken genoa track and car system

Harken mainsheet system with track and car


Primary Winches – 2x Harken 44.2 self-tailing, two-speed

Secondary Winches – 2x Harken 32 self-tailing, two-speed


Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing.

Genoa – White Dacron, 135%, roller reefing. Crusader Sails 1991

Genoa #1 – Crusader Sails(1991)

Jibs – x2 Crusader Sails (1991)

Cruising Chute – Crusader Sails (1991)

Storm Sail – Crusader Sails 1991

Tri Sail – Crusader Sails 1991

Canvas Work:

Mainsail Cover – Stack pack type cover with lazyjacks (2022)

Sprayhood (2022)

Spray dodgers

Cockpit cushions

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – Rocna 15kg on chain rode

Kedge Anchor – with chain rode

Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence manual windlass


Mooring Lines – Selection

Fenders – Selection

Beaching legs


Tinker Tramp inflatable dinghy

Yamaha 4hp, 4-stroke outboard


Double bow roller

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails

Stainless steel deck mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft

Toerail mounted fairleads forward, midships and aft

Teak grabrails running along outboard edges of coachroof

Dorade type vents to port and starboard sides of mast

Lines lead aft along port and starboard sides of coachroof with Harken deck organisers

Solar panel mounted across coachroof forward of hatch garage

Stainless steel tubular frame fitted over top of sprayhood with solar panels mounted port and starboard

Bench seating to port and staboard sides of cockpit forward.

Lockers under both port and starboard seats

Mainsheet track spanning cockpit at aft end of seats.

Helm pedestal at aft end of cockpit

Folding, removable teak cockpit table

A-frame gantry spanning across aft end of boat with various antennas mounted on gantry.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Masthead tri-colour and anchor light

Steaming light

Navigation lights

Life saving:

Liferaft – 4 person cannister raft (next service due 2025)


Horseshoe lifebuoy

MOB rescue system


Deck harnesses


International maritime signal flags

Pilot gas alarm (2022)

Fire blanket


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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Vetus 414 Marine Diesel (1990) 33 hp 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Fuel capacity
225 litres
Drinking water capacity
360 litres
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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