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Old 16-03-2011, 05:45   #1
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Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

Hi All,


After well over a year of looking/dreaming/getting frustrated/looking again.....we have finally settled on and bought our next boat!

She is a Martzcraft 35. I have noticed that there are a few Martzcraft 35 owner's here, and I would certainly welcome any and all advice!!

She needs a bit of cleaning up but has she very good bones, a good layout, and a new engine.

We had been looking actively for over a year and our list included...

-A cruising boat,
-32-36 ft,
-Solid and blue watery,
-A good compromise between traditional/modern design,
-A layout that would suit a family both for extended/local cruising
-That we could afford (Basically we came to the realization that in this price bracket we get more boat by buying slightly older and an Aussie boat rather than an imported production boat)
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Old 16-03-2011, 08:19   #2
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Re: Our New Boat. A Martzcraft 35

Never heard of it, which is not surprising as I live in Eastern Canada.

I would love to see some pictures and read some specs, however, as I always like to learn about classic plastics.
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Old 16-03-2011, 21:49   #3
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Congrats!!

Post picks when you can. If I am thinking of the correct boat, we have very similar interior layout.

Happy sailing on your new boat.
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Old 16-03-2011, 21:53   #4
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

Congratulations

I am in my second year of looking but am quietly hoping I may have a solution

Cant wait to see the pictures

Great boats with great sea keeping ability
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Old 16-03-2011, 22:32   #5
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

I have one of them and the only advice I would give is "don't stuff around, sail it." They aren't the fastest boat around but very strong and an absolute pleasure to sail. I love mine and will be heading to the Whitsundays at the end of May.
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Old 17-03-2011, 01:08   #6
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

Congratulations.
Great boats, and outstandingly well built.
They were based on a Bruce Roberts design originally so a good design pedigree too.
Most were built as sloops or cutters, but a few were ketch rigged.
What did you end up with?
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Old 18-03-2011, 05:07   #7
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

Thanks all!

Ours is sloop rigged.....


I will more some better pics when we can!

She is not as slow as I had actually feared, our last boat was a Supersonic 27, an IOR quarter Tonner, so I was concerned about her being a slower heavier boat....we were out last weekend, and in flukey winds 5-10kts with an old tattered main we were still moving quite respectively under sail(Log not working....this weeks project.... so not sure exactly on speed, but we were actually moving, maybe 3-4 knots??)

Drinky......we are looking at heading up the Whitsundays in July.....maybe we could hold like a mini Martzcraft Regatta?
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Old 18-03-2011, 10:11   #8
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Looks dry on the decks and with plenty of room below. Good luck and fair winds with her.
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Old 18-03-2011, 10:28   #9
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

You have got youself a good boat. The hull is a Bruce Roberts design and I belive one of his best under sail, It was also used on the South Coast 36. every one I have sailed on had a problem with the cockpit floor leaking when in lumpy seaway, I have been told using a non skinning Butal Mastic between the joint is the best fix.

I will also be in the Whitsundays at that time, so say hello.
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Old 26-03-2011, 05:52   #10
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Thanks for the head up Simon on the cockpit floor, I had heard that from someone else as well.

Will give you a heads up when we are up that direction....
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Re: Our New Boat - a Martzcraft 35

Congrats on the new boat.
Brent Martz is a fussy builder, we nearly built his 46' but had some financial problems, so could not afford it. He is a real nice guy if you have any queries or questions give him a call, he advertises here http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/pap...p47special.pdf
page 6, we have a 36' in the marina at Gladstone, tidy boats centre cockpit, your looks very tidy with the blue hull, happy sailing.
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Congrats on the new boat.
Brent Martz is a fussy builder, we nearly built his 46' but had some financial problems, so could not afford it. He is a real nice guy if you have any queries or questions give him a call, he advertises here http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/pap...p47special.pdf
page 6, we have a 36' in the marina at Gladstone, tidy boats centre cockpit, your looks very tidy with the blue hull, happy sailing.
I'll second that, terrific style of bloke, I used to work nearby his operation in Kurnell where the 35s were built, he helped LOTS of people into a terrific cruising yacht & apparently still does with the current vessel. All the best from Jeff
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