Prevailing Wind35' Nauticat 1988

South Freeport, ME



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  • Yacht Details 35' Nauticat 1988
  • Location South Freeport, ME
  • Engines Volvo
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedFeb 22, 2021
  • Asking Price$119,000
  • Cruising Speed8 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft

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  • Cruising Speed: 8 kn
  • Beam: 11' 4''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Displacement: 16,500 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 92 x |
  • Fresh Water: 125 x |
  • Holding: 26 x |
  • Heads: 2

Prevailing Wind Yacht Description

PREVAILING WIND  is an exceptional example of the Nauticat 35 which is a downsized version of the Sparkman & Stephens Nauticat 40, but without the redundant dinette opposite the galley. The teak on deck is in the cockpit and on top of the seat lockers, only. Side decks, foredeck and forward cabin  trunk are nonskid. Lower maintenance!!. SHE IS A SAILOR'S raised saloon SAILING YACHT WITH A SAILBOAT PEDIGREE!!

The Owner's cabin aft has full athwartship volume and headroom with a head and shower ensuite opening portlights for light and ventilation. The head forward is generously-sized and opposite the galley. The guest cabin is  forward and  V-berthed. A large settee and table are in the pilothouse which features 360 degree visibility whether seated or standing. There is a second helm station with wheel, gear & throttle from which the  yacht can be piloted

. She has a custom canvas covered and has been hauled and covered every winter. All credit to her owners(who are lifelong sailors and attentive stewards) she in many respects appears to be a much newer boat..

She is a find and if you are looking for a 35 foot + or - pilothouse sailboat with 2 helms (both with great visibilty) good sea-manners, sailing characteristics, you need to include her in your search! 






NEW 2018 Garmin 210 AIS VHF (built in AIS receiver displays on charplotter)

NEW 2012 Raymarine rudder angle indicator

NEW 2011 Raymarine Smartpilot autopilot w/wireless remote

NEW 2011 Garmin 740 Radar & Chartplotter

NEW 2012 switch for transferring stations

NEW 2012 Radar antenna bracket

(2)Suunto compasses

Raymarine handheld VHF

Navman 3100 Instruments 2008

Depth, wind, speed repeated in cockpit

Sony CD Stereo


New 2019 propane solenoid & CO2 detector

-Top loading Engel refrigerated icebox

Mobilife 3 burner propane stove w/ oven, gimballed

Stainless sink w/ hot & cold pressure water

12 Volt Engel frontloading refrigerator (pilot house)

Hull & Deck

NEW 2017-18 All bottom paint removed down to old barrier coat & dried for 7 months (no blisters) prior to bottom beingrebarrier-coated with TUFF STUFF &aF 33 red show coat and Seahawk series 3300 , ablative bottom paint

HULL buffed out annually

Thru-hull ball valves serviced annually

Maxwell Nilsson V700 electric windlass--rebuilt

NEW 2019 coastal life raft

35# Plow anchor NEW 2013 50' chain & 200' nylon rode

NEW 2018 Dodger; Stainless Steel frame & Stainless steel frame &sunbrella

NEW 2016 hoist for outboard

NEW 2018 Sunbrella mooring covers for teak handrails

NEW 2018 Bimini

NEW 2015 wire in lifelines

NEW 2019 outboard motor mount upgraded

NEW 2017 Quick connect fitting for deck washdown

NEW 2018 docklines

Nonskid Deck w/ teak in cockpit sole only

Simpson Lawrence Dinghy davits

Fairclough canvas custom-fitted winter cover

Folding cockpit table at binnacle

NEW 2017 Flare gun

NEW 2018 boathook

Added NEW 2011

(6) PFDS


(1) inflatable harness


NEW 2019 4D House batteries

NEW 2017 engine starting battery

NEW 2016 Xantrex battery charger & monitor

Heart 1800 watt inverter

NEW 2017 400 Watt inverter for electronics

12 Volt Breakered distribution panel. Relabeled 2018

110 Volt Breakered distribution panel

NEW 2018 Shorepower cord

NEW 2012 Mermaid Air Conditioning 16,000 BTUs

NEW 2012 all mast wiring replaced

NEW 2012 Anchor & steaming lights

NEW 2018 LED Aft cabin & galley lights;

NEW 2017 LED pilothouse

New 2016 LED aft cabin reading lights

Sails & Rigging

NEW 2012 North Full-battened mainsail w/ NEW stackpack and NEW 2013 TIDETRACK on mast

NEW 2012 Harken Furler on headstay

NEW 2017 lower shrouds & backstay --Owner has Mast & rigging stored indoors & rig checked annually

2017 Primary winches cleaned an lubricated

NEW 2015 jib sheets reefing and vang lines

Doyle Genoa New 2005 good - excellent

Cruising Spinnaker-- unused like new

Lewmar selftailing primaries

Mainsheet traveller

SAILS sent out to sail loft for cleaning and repairs, if necessary, every winter

Engine / Mechanical

  • Volvo 2003T 43 HP-thoroughly gone through June 2019 by diesel mechanic--2018 valves adjusted, 2019 injectors cleaned and rebuilt, 2019 heat exchanger rebuilt, alternator bench-tested, 2019 transmission rebuilt
  • Engine hrs 3500
  • NEW 2019 propane shutoff and solenoid, CO2 detector/alarm
  • NEW 2017 PYI PSS dripless shaft seal
  • 2017 New Raymarine hydraulic pump and hoses

Raycor fuel filter

(2) bilge pumps (1 electric)

Teleflex Capialano hydraulic steering both helm stations (separate pumps)

Morse single lever engine controls; both stations

Warp cutters

Espar diesel-fired heater, ducted all cabins

New propane fume detector


The Pilothouse upholstery and cushions were replaced in 2007

A complete bottom job including New Barrier coat 2017/2018

PREVAILING WIND was first commissioned for her first owner in 1990. This boat is in remarkably great shape and priced aggressively. Prior to 2011 she was in fresh water.

Under the stewardship of her present owners she has been yard maintained and her condition reflects this.



  • NEW 2018 Quick hotwater heater
  • NEW 2016 Whaler manual bilge pump
  • NEW 2018 seawater pump
  • NEW 2016 Grohe freshwater faucet Galley sink
  • NEW 2015 Jabsco freshwater pump, rebuilt 2018
  • NEW 2015 Polyethylene holding tank 22 galls
  • Heads (2)

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