This is a much-loved cruising sailboat designed by Stan Huntingford. Laid down with heavy fiberglass in Taiwan in 1978 by Lien Hwa, it features quality construction that many feel has long since been lost to mass-produced boats. 32 Rafiki 35’s were built. Graceful traditional lines and quality teak joinery make her a thing of beauty.
The boat was equipped for cruising and has many upgrades. Those include: Si Tex SNS-700i Chart plotter (2014), TackTick Knot, Depth & Wind, Battery Charger (2014), 3 batteries (2014), Sails Refurbished (2013), Lazy Jacks in 2013, new cockpit cushions (2013), New VHF w/DSC (2013), new fuel tank (2013), Air conditioning installed (2015), Refrigeration (2015), and Harken Mainsheet Blocks (2013).
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Warm honey-color teak throughout; solid teak doors, steps, heavy teak paneling, teak cabin sole
Forward stateroom with v-berth has a large opening hatch and 3 bronze opening ports. Abundant storage with Teak dresser & drawers and a double hanging locker. There is an enclosed head with shower to port, with vanity, sink and shower. Cabinets and drawer storage.
The main salon has ample storage port & starboard above the dinette and starboard settee. There are 6 Bronze opening ports and 1 opening hatch. The dinette is to port with beautifully finished teak table with a folding drop leaf and ample seating. Its convertible to a berth. A single settee/berth opposite to starboard has storage above and underneath. The salon has 6’5” Headroom. Individual lights and fans throughout, low energy draw. Located on the bulkhead is a ships clock and ships barometer. A nautical Bras lamp hangs above the dinette table.
The U-shaped Galley is aft to port and features a large single S/S sink with hot & cold pressure water. Ample dry storage and clever dish and glass storage is to port. A 3-burner propane stove w/Sunbeam microwave base is on the port side. Forward is counter space and a large top-loading fridge, new in 2015. Drawer storage is in front and to the right.
Navigation table is opposite with aft quarter berth. Nav is forward facing with lots of storage in the table and several drawers to the left. A large quarter berth is aft of the Nav station. Useful for storage within and below. Engine space under ladder to cockpit.
Wheel steering, Helm has wooden wheel steering with stainless steel rim. Teak seating, Teak grates in cockpit sole. Teak on coamings and teak on rails. Coming boxes are port and starboard. Primary winches on coaming are Barient #25’s, with secondary’s 2speed Lewmar 25’s There is a Barient #18 on the port side of the coachroof. The binnacle has a Richie compass, pedestal mounted nav pod with a new Si-tex SNS 700i Chartplotter and mount for the TackTick. A large lazerette is to starboard, nice storage aft at helm seat. The propane locker is forward just aft of the companionway. Paded backs are fastened to the bulkhead on either side of the companionway. Cockpit Cushions (2013)
Dodger, Bimini & connector
Stack pack cover for mainsail cover
Covers for Opening hatches.
Sails Approx 525 sq. ft. (working area) Sails Refurbished in 2013
Main sail: Dacron sail with two reef points. Lazy-jacks installed on main
Roller furling Genoa w/UV
Standing Rigging: 1/4" 1x19 Stainless
Track on forward side of mast
Mast and Boom painted white
2 - S/S Dorade vents forward of mast
• Si-Tex SNS 700i Chartplotter (2015)
• Raymarine Rayjeff55 VHF w/DSC (2013)
• Garmin 378 GPS at Nav
• TackTick MN100 knot-depth-wind
• Battery Charger (2013)
• 3 – Marine batteries (2014)
45lb CQR main anchor, with S/S Chain & Road.
Self-contained watertight anchor locker (no leaks to interior)
Portholes: 10 opening bronze with latches, one non-opening porthole in v-berth
Hatches: Two Teak with bronze locking mechanism, aft-opening. :
Electric bilge pump, high flow capacity
Fire extinguishers mounted in interior
Fenders & Docklines
Aquastar Inflateable W/4hp Johnson