Barbican 35

Launched in 1987, this was a reworking of the Holman and Pye Super Sovereign 35 ketch as a masthead sloop with a new range of interiors. Built by Barbican Yacht Construction, they were extensively customised but basically the long-keeled, slim hull form from the mid-1970’s was echoed in the solidly built, traditional teak joinery. She offers up to six berths, a good-sized heads foward, a practical galley with good headroom under the low doghouse and a good chart table. The saloon is narrow but not cramped. Performance is steady and she handles well.

LOA 34ft 7in (10.54m), LWL 26ft (7.92m), beam 10ft (3.05m), draught 5ft (1.52m), displacement 16,576 lb (7,517kg) Price guide: £42,000 to £50,500. YM Test Report December 1988.