Price AU $69,000 UNDER OFFER

AU $69,000
Just Listed! Built to Lloyd's A1 scantlings, the Pretorien 35 is a fine example of the high quality vessels produced by the Wauquiez yard in France. A popular design in the European and North American markets, over 200 hand-laid hulls were produced over a decade from the late 70s. The 3-ton lead keel, rebedded in 2017, is fastened to a substantial stub with 3/4" SS bolts and double nuts, and combines the advantages of integral keels and external ballast. With a 46% ballast ratio, this solidly built cruiser is a stiff and powerful boat that delivers a soft sea motion usually found in larger vessels. Able to perform well in moderate conditions, the Pretorien 35 really shows her true colours when the wind picks up. The reverse transom provides the benefit of a longer waterline for added hull speed, and the large skeg-hung rudder, mounted well aft, delivers powerful steering control when conditions get heavier. Well appointed for short-handed sailing, s/v Piko also benefits from relatively wider side decks than most boats of comparable size, making a walk forward easier and safer should it be required. The quality of her build and her overall seakindliness are the hallmarks of true blue-water capable boats. The owner has diligently maintained and upgraded her and has kept up with the preventative maintenance, including the replacement of all the through-hull valves and most of the plumbing hoses in 2015. Having acquired her in the USA a few years ago and sailed her across the Pacific and on to our shores, the owner has now moved on to a larger boat and is motivated to sell.
Coomera QLD
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Rego Number
Holman & Pye
Henry Wauquiez Shipyard (France) - built to Lloyd's A1
36' 1" - 11.00m
Keel / Ballast
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP (solid laminate)
Deck Material
GRP sandwich (balsa core), solid GRP under deck hardware
New 2010, last serviced February 2019. Raw water pump replaced 2017.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
650 hours
Number Engines
Max Speed
8 knots
Cruise Speed
6 knots
95 litres in 1 S/S tank
* 250 litres in 2 S/S tanks
* Situated to the starboard side of the companionway, the galley boasts ample storage with a twin S/S sink close to the centreline of the boat and a good size fridge/freezer. The benchtop is finished with the classic Wauquiez ceramic tiles which are a trademark of boats of this era.
* Aerogel 12V fridge/freezer
* 4-burner Force 10 gimballed stove with remote gas shut-off valve
* Spectra (560 litres / day)
Hot Water System
* Webasto (can be plumbed to the engine)
The remarkable quality of the Wauquiez joinery is enhanced by the use of cherry wood throughout. The compact layout is very practical and offers standing room throughout (6'3" in the saloon and 6'2" in the forepeak).
* 2
* 7
* 1
* Jabsco manual toilet (with complete spare pump assembly). Holding tank.
* 10' Achilles Hypalon
* 8hp Mercury outboard (2016, carburettor replaced 2017)
Cockpit dodger, mainsail cover
Ground Tackle
* Maxwell RC8 vertical windlass (2017) with spare switches and solenoid
* Triton Marine 5/16" G43 chain (84 meters, 2018) and 50 meter 5/8" warp
* Rocna 20kg, 35lb CQR and Danforth anchors
Safety Gear
* Lifesling
* Drogue
* First aid kit,
* granny bars at the mast
Bilge Pumps
* 2 manual + 2 electric
Life Raft
* 4-person (needs re-certification)
* Full LED lights throughout
* 110V and 220V shore power
* 300Ah Lithium house and starter battery
* 2.6KW 110V inverter/battery charger
* 100Ah/110V and 15Ah/220V battery chargers
* 620 watts solar panels mounted on stern arch
* Balmar high output alternator (120Ah), with external Balmar 614 regulator (2017).
* Clock/barometer
* Matric VHF radio with AIS
* ICOM 802 SSB radio
* Pactor 3 modem
* Cominav hydraulic autopilot
* Hydrovane self steering
* Nexus N2 speed/log/rudder angle/depth/wind speed & direction indicators
* B&G broadband radar with Zeus T7 chartplotter (2016)
Sail Inventory
* Slab-reefing Hood Vectran mainsail (2009) and Profurl headsail furler
* 1 x gennaker with snuffer, 2 spinnakers
* North Sails storm jib
* Hood furling #3
Mast / Rigging
* Aluminium alloy mast and boom
* Alloy & carbon spinnaker poles
* S/S rigging wire (replaced 2009) with Hi-MOD reusable terminals
* Rigid boom vang, mechanical backstay adjuster, custom bow roller with spinnaker tack line
Deck Gear
* Wind vane (new rudder 2016)
* 2 x Lewmar 48 2-speed self-tailing winches and 2 x Lewmar 44 3-speed winches in cockpit
* 2 x Lewmar 28 2-speed on cabintop
* 2 x mast winches, 3 fenders
If you are looking for a high quality, proven blue water cruiser with "go-anywhere" passage-making ability at an affordable price, look no further! Sometimes dubbed the "French Swans" for the remarkable similarity of their sweet, stylish and traditional lines with the fine Finnish designs, Wauquiez yachts of this era have slowly acquired a cult following over the years, and it is no coincidence that famed world cruisers such as Hal Roth chose the Pretorien 35 as their trusted steed for their circumnavigations. The Pretorien 35 is a true blue water classic and a rarity in the Australian market. With her well appointed sail wardrobe and low engine hours, she is ready to sail you into the sunset. CONTACT US here at our waterfront office opposite the Cafe Restaurant at the Boat Works Coomera, Queensland to discuss your interest in "s/v Piko". Office (07) 5502 3124; Broker - Celine Flamain 0429 867 913

DISCLAIMER: The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but can not guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information, nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires. This vessel is offered subject prior to sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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