Challenger 35

Like her smaller and older sister, the aft-cockpit Challenger 35 offers a lot of space for the money. She was drawn by Angus Primrose and Bill Dixon in the early 1980s. There was an earlier, centre-cockpit type called the Warrior 35, as well as the Voyager 35, a later wheelhouse version. Some
300 35s were built, many of which went for export. Construction and finish were simple but the open, bright interior has its appeal. She has a good galley and spacious heads amidships. Nominally she has seven berths, but the quarter double is more a large single and the saloon is really only for two people. Warriors and Challengers excel in heavy weather and in less demanding conditions their long keel and modest rig provide predictable, undemanding, but also unexciting, sailing.

LOA 10.70m (35ft), LWL 8m (26ft 3in), beam 3.2m (10ft 6in), draught 1.52m (5ft),
displacement 5,600kg (12,320lb). Price guide: £25,000 to £45,000.