MB & S 35
The MB&S 35 was
designed for Motor Boating and Sailing magazine in order to provide the
amateur craftsman with a modern, good performing cutter suited to long
range, blue water voyaging. Construction is of strip planking on bulkhead
framing with fibreglass covered plywood decks. Both trunk cabin and flush
deck models are offered, the latter being 16" longer due to its higher
freeboard. One of the flush deck models, built by Ron Gray of
The layout accommodates 4-6 crew in three separate cabins but the MB&S 35 is really intended as a live-aboard, long range yacht for a couple, with room for occasional guests. Two couples could live aboard for reasonable periods as her large galley, separate nav area, good stowage and general privacy are rarely found on yachts of this size.
The all inboard cutter rig is easily handled and readily shortened down to a snug, inboard rig in a blow. The mast is keel stepped for strength and strongly stayed with double lowers and running backstays. The sail area is moderate but ample to move her along nicely in all but the lightest of breezes.
The MB&S 35 is a
yacht intended to go to sea for long periods, and Ron Gray has proven this
by taking his 35 to Europe, the
Study plans contain sufficient drawings to price out materials or obtain a professional bid; the cost of study plans is credited if complete plans are later ordered. Complete plans include rights to build one boat, plus reasonable consultation during construction.