Conceived as a more compact version of the Oyster 39, the Holman and Pye Designed Mariner 35 is a high volume, centre cockpit ketch. The spacious aft cabin would shame many yachts ten feet longer. Twenty were built between 1979 and 1982.
"Really a Mariner 35 should be considered a big boat able to escape with short-boat berthing fees - the displacement, volume and waterline length all explain why her price is high for a boat of her overall length. She represents a thoroughly safe and enjoyable cruiser, well able to make long passages without tiring the crew and with ample room per person on onboard." Yachting World January 1982.