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Etap 35i

Brief details

Builder

Etap, Steenovenstraat 2, B-2390  Malle, Belgium.

Like all Etaps, the Etap 35i is a well built and cleverly designed fast crusing yacht. The example illustrated here had some useful changes from new on the original standard specification, one rather nice upgrade being a Sailtainer boom - a more expensive and in many ways superior alternative to in-mast furling. Like all Etaps, she is unsinkable, and the double-skin construction gives her good noise insulation and freedom from condensation. She has a very light and airy interior, with light oak joinery and large saloon windows, and overall a very modern look.

LOA

35' 0"

Sail area

503 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

28' 6"

Rig

7/8ths fractional sloop

Beam

11' 6"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

5' 0"

Berths

max 7

Displacement

11,464 lbs

Engine

Volvo MD2003SD diesel

Ballast

3,836 lbs

BHP

28

Keel type

Winged fin or tandem keel and spade rudder

Sailplan

Etap were originally a large Belgian company with a variety of products, and have been building yachts since 1970. In 1990 the yacht building division was split off as a separate company, Etap Yachting. In 2008 the Etap yachting division was bought by Dehler, but in 2009 Dehler then became insolvent.


Etaps have always been 'different' - all their boats are unsinkable, with double skins and closed-cell polyurethane foam. This also gives excellent insulation to the interior, minimising condensation. The company makes extensive use of custom aluminium and stainless fabrications produced in-house. Etaps have never been cheap, but are very well engineered and built.

 

In production from 1991 until 1994, with about 50 built, the Etap 35i was designed by Phillippe Harle and Alain Mortain and is a modern fast cruiser with a very attractive and light interior. She has some unusual but practical design features, and all the high quality engineering that made Etaps different from other production boatbuilders. The usual keel was a 5' 1" draught winged fin keel, as seen here, with an option of a shallower draught tandem keel aslo available.

'Yachting Monthly' tested an Etap 35i in 2010 and reported "....She's a joy to sail: light responsive and manoeuvrable, with passage-making potential to boot" and ".... this is a very well designed yacht that is a dream to sail".

Etap 35i for sale

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Saloon - Etap 35i for sale

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Forecabinsa
Forecabin vanity unit
Etap 35i for sale - saloon
 

Table

The saloon table has, as well as bottle lockers in the centre, a strong S/S rail to act as a handhold at sea. Similar handhold rails are fitted above the many opening lockers along the hull sides and around the galley area.

Accommodation plan
Chart table

The chart table has a strong fold-out seat that tucks away under the chart table when not needed.

Chart table detail
Galley
Galley detail

 

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Heads
Aft cabin
Engine
Etap 35i for sale

The windlass location is non-standard - the standard windlass position was inside the anchor locker, but this does not allow chain to fall easily, hence the owners preference for the setup as fitted.

Bow detail

Sailing - Etap 35i for sale
Bow
Rig
Sprayhood
In-boom In-boom slot cover

The boom is mounted about a foot higher on the mast than standard to allow more head clearance in the cockpit and companionway, with minimal effect on performance. The mainsail stows inside the Sailtainer boom, with a slot cover and small headboard cover all that is required to give it total protection from dirt and UV when stowed.

In-boom mainsails are more common on large superyachts, but on any size of boat have a lot of advantages. The in-boom system rolls the sail, complete with full-length horizontal battens, down into the boom for reefing or stowing. Unlike the more common in-mast reefing, if the roller system did ever jam you can still drop the mainsail.

Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Cockpit
Transom
Ashore - owners photo
Prop and wing keel
Overhead photo of this yacht for sale

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