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Price: $33,900
Brand: C&C Yachts
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1987
Length: 35 ft.
Name: Surrender
Location: Sodus Point, NY


35' C & C 35 MK lll
• Boat Name: "Surrender" (Former "Top Priority")
• Year: 1987
• Last Listed Price: US$ 33,900
• Located in SODUS BAY, NY
• Hull Material: Fiberglass
• Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
• Central/Exclusive Listing
• Available for co-brokerage

    "The 35 MK III was the Jewel of their line back in the early 80's. It is very quick (118 phrf) and points extremely well 38 - 42 degrees.... They are stiff and carry speed from light air of 5 knots to 25 knots..... no reefing in steady winds is necessary until 22 knots and she likes to be reefed head sail first..... The 35 is very responsive ..... can back up easily, and handles like a sports car steering compared to power steering feel of many similar sized production boats. It has the classic lines of boats of that era. They compare very favorably with the Sabre 36 and will out-sail all the production boats of comparable and even 5 ft longer size on almost every point of sail." Dave, owner 1983 C&C MK III from Sailnet
     “Surrender” is a notable example of this very popular and great sailing designs. One of the last C&C 35’s produced, She has been owned in the same family since she was built. Many custom features were added at build and they have lovingly sailed and cared for this yacht since she was delivered to them. This is a very clean ALWAYS fresh water yacht that will not disappoint a buyer looking for a quality sailing yacht with great sailing characteristics, well thought out living space and a minimum of woodwork on deck. This yacht has to be seen to be appreciated.

Please contact Charles “Corbo” Corbishley, CPYB at 585-752-2530 or

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: C&C Yachts
Designer: Robert Ball/C&C Design Group

LOA: 34.67 feet
LWL: 28.0 feet
Beam: 11.17feet
Draft: 6’5”
Displacement: 10825#
Ballast: 4354#

Engine: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM30F
Serial#: 04380

Fuel: 16 gallon
Water: 50 gallon
Holding: 20 gallon

The C&C design team gave the 35 a hull form characterized by a long water line and good stability, which contribute to excellent steering characteristics. The 35 carries more power in the rig and maintains her speed at greater angles of heel without becoming hard to manage. High performance under sail with civilized accommodations, this is a classic C&C.

The C&C 35's hull form features a long, narrow entry and lightly tucked-up stern. A shallow skeg maintains directional control, making steering precise and reliable. The rudder and keel foils are deep and carefully balanced with the rig. C&C's stiff, balsa-cored laminates are strengthened by a unique box-section grid molded to the hull to accept the high rig loading associated with competition. Cast aluminum stemhead, stanchion bases, quarter castings and cleats.
• Custom C&C anodized aluminum mast collar
• Fin keel, cast lead/antimony fixed to hull with stainless steel keel bolts
• Surrender has had major reinforcement to keel/hull joint to stiffen this region (No C&C Smile here)
• Spade rudder – Recently totally rebuilt strong and dry as a bone!
• 44" Elkhide covered stainless steel destroyer wheel upgrade
• Pedestal with compass (recently reconditioned), throttle and shift controls integral, guard and brake
• Emergency tiller assembly
• Stainless steel bow pulpit, stern pushpit with swim ladder, and double lifeline stanchions through-bolted to toe rail and deck. Lifeline Gates on both sides
• Very Deep Anchor locker
• Molded fiberglass helm seat
• Teak handrails on coach roof
• Transom mount swim ladder w/ teak treads
• VC Tar applied to bottom as protection layer – 2018 Bottom refurbishment of crazing with epoxy and Interprotect 2000

• Yanmar 3GM30F 27 hp diesel, fresh water cooled
• Two blade GORI geared folding prop with 1" shaft
• Packing box on propeller shaft
• Recessed panel with fuel gauge, engine temperature, oil pressure, and charge warning lights
• 75A High output alternator with smart charge electronics module.

Rigging and Winches
• Stainless steel rod rigging
• Navtech Hydraulic Backstay adjuster
• Adjustable Baby Stay
• All Lines lead aft from mast
• Harken Roller Furling w/Split Drum
• (2) Barient #28A self-tailing primary winches mounted forward
• (2) Barient #27STA self-tailing secondary winches mounted aft
• (2) Barient #21 STA Halyard Winches on coachroof
• (2) #18A additional  halyard winches mounted on coachroof on pads
• Winch Handles - 3
• Custom Mainsheet Traveler System moved to cockpit for better performance trim
• Custom Mainsail Harken track/cars
• Hall Model B-18 Quick Vang w/control line led aft
• Complete Spinnaker Gear
• Inboard genoa coaming tracks w/ 2 cars on both sides
• Optional Running backstay rigging with T connectors in mast

Sails and Canvas
• Dacron Split Weight Mainsail w/ full length Battens Good Condition
• Light Mylar #1 Genoa
• Heavy #1 Mylar Genoa
• #2 Roller Furling Genoa W/ UV Sun Cover Good Condition
• #3 Kevlar Heavy Air Jib
• AP .75 oz. AP TriRadial Spinnaker
• AP .75 oz. AP Polyester Spinnaker
• Heavy 1.5 oz Spinnaker
• 2003 Dacron 150% roller furling genoa
• 2001 Dodger with opening section for ventilation
• 2001 Bimini
• 2003 Mainsail cover
• 2001 Wheel cover
• 2001 Lifeline cushions in cockpit

Electronics and Navigation
• Pedestal mounted compass
• Brookes and Gatehouse System 390 W/2 Nav Station Displays & 4 Cockpit Displays
• B&G depth sounder
• B&G speedometer
• B&G wind instruments
• 2001 ICOM IC-M55 VHF radio w/cockpit speaker & SS Masthead Antenna
• 2002 Autohelm autopilot
• Sailcomp Tactical Compass with Tacking Controls
• B&G Interface to Sailcomp
• B&G Heeling Indicator

• 12 volt DC electrical system
• (3) AGM Glass Mat batteries, (2 House, 1 Engine) with dual combi switching system. ALL BATTERIES REPLACED – FALL 2018
• BRAND NEW Shore powered battery charger – FALL 2018
• Amp Hour meter with display for Amps, Amp Hours, voltage for both battery systems.  Tied to a common point for absolute readings.
• Circuit breaker distribution panels AC and DC
• 110 volt shore power with dockside electrical cable
• All lights replaced with LED’s – Summer 2018
• Running lights
• Navigation lights
• Spreader lights
• Interior cabin lights
• New Tri function masthead light (Nav- Anchor- SOS- on Photo cell) - 2018
• Stereo system with two cabin speakers & two cockpit speakers
• Cockpit VHF speaker system

"Surrender" can sleep six: two in the 6'4" V berth (with custom foam mattress topper), two on the convertible 6'4" dinette, one on the 6'3" starboard settee and one in the 6'6" quarter berth. The head is aft of the V berth to port.
• Opening hatches in V berth, head, main salon
• Opening ports in quarter berth, head and above hanging locker
• 3 coats Polyurethane teak and holly cabin sole (new 2011) with 3 coats of penetrating epoxy to prevent rot.
• Teak table folds open to sit 6
• Marine head with Y-valve to holding tank or overboard discharge
• Integral sink with drain to seacock
• Hot & cold pressure water to sink
• Shower head, teak floor grate and electric sump pump
• Screens for overhead hatches
• Side window blinds
• Custom Factory Woodwork Including:
• Custom Teak Hanging Locker Door w/ Large Louvers
• Custom Teak Liquor Locker
• Custom Teak Dish Fiddle Storage on Outboard Galley Surface
• Custom Teak Main Cabin Overhead Lockers
• Teak Sidewalls in V berth and quarter berth
• Extra Teak Book Racks

The L shaped galley is aft to port.
• 3 burner propane stove with oven
• Deep double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucet and seacock. Backup foot pump for fresh water and another foot pump for sea water. 
• Wolters 260 Propane “On Demand” Hot Water Heater
• Large Refrigerator with insulated lid, internal acrylic shelf and bottle retainer – Fridge drains via hand pump under sink.
• Custom Spice cabinet
• Rack for cleaning supplies under sink
• Plenty of storage space – Teak Fiddles for storing dishes.

• CQR Plow Anchor on custom bow roller fitting, chain and rode
• Three piece closed cell foam Cockpit Cushion Set
• PFDs
• Fire extinguishers - Current
• Second water tank
• MOM – Module with MOB Pole storage in hole on transom
• Docklines and fenders
• Teak Cockpit folding table
• 12Volt Hand vacuum
• Seawater wash down pump
• Electric and hand bilge pumps in deep keel sump.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Designer's Comments
by Rob Ball
.... the C&C 35 Mk III, which I consider a favorite because of this closeness.
Every aspect of the boat was new, in my mind, and the hull shape now was the ‘truncated diamond’ type shape as opposed to the older ‘wedge’ type . . . This gave both long sailing length and balanced steering when heeled . . . . This was a wonderful development eliminates broaching right ? . . . . not quite . . . . what it means is     that instead of broaching on a reach, at six knots . . like we were all used to . . . . now you could go seven or eight knots on a reach . . . but then you broached faster . . . . . you just can’t win . . . . .
Prior to the 35 we had done the 40 (the first of the ‘truncated diamonds’) which was our largest real production boats to date . . . . That boat had several stainless ‘T’ fittings around the deck to hold it down to the bulkheads . . . . Unfortunately this method of boat building lent itself to leaks, and we spent many customer service dollars fixing these and adding more ‘T’ fittings to boats in production . . . . We finally convinced the company that we had to actually connect the bulkheads to the deck (virtually all boats prior had the deck simply sitting on top of the bulkheads, not joined). This was no easy project, since it required laminating the bulkhead-to-deck joint inside after deck fitment . . . . Since we glued the deck liner to the deck before installing it, there was this nasty lamination around the bulkheads that needed to be covered as additional fitted small liner parts . . . . This process was a big cost-increaser. . . . but we felt it was needed . . . I remember Jack Synes saying that it was a lot better to spend the money to build the boats better at the get-go, rather than afterwards in warranty costs . . . .
Well . . . . . the very FIRST time we sailed with a sailmaker on board which was probably the second or third sail there was BIG reaction ! The headstay doesn’t sag . . . . WOW . . . . The whole process of bulkhead/deck joining had stiffened up the structure dramatically, and now the big genoa could be carried much more effectively . . . .
Unfortunately, there is a give and go in many things in life, and stiffening up the boat also makes it somewhat more brittle . . . . the 35 does itself much more damage when it hits a rock at six knots than prior boats which were far more flexible . . . . but C&C’s place was higher performance than the next guy, so we continued in this vein, where possible to engineer performance into our projects . .
The interior development incorporated an inch here and an inch there to expand on the 34 living spaces, and the balance between interior volume/comfort and exterior size and aesthetics came off well, in my opinion . . .but I am a bit biased . . . .
I’ve seen the 35 racing and it’s results seem to be spotty . . . A couple of years ago I sailed the three day Buzzards Bay Regatta on a very well prepared C&C 40 (Zoomer) and on three different days saw the 35, which started five minutes behind us, right with us at the weather mark, ahead in one case . . . . so I know there is upwind speed there . . . . but on other occasions the 35 is at the other end of the spectrum . . . . I’m not absolutely sure why I suspect mostly that it is a bit tender for its’ rig size, but haven’t been able to really test that out. . . . If you own one, I think you should try hard to keep the boat on its’ feet - slightly wider sheeting angle, draft forward in genoas, flat exit on the main . . . . . obviously the boat takes a bit of familiarity to be the world-beater that it can be . . . . .
I have watched longingly when 35’s have come up for sale, but haven’t taken the plunge . . . maybe one day . . . . . . .

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Corbo Corbishley, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Rochester, NY


Phone: 585-339-9730

A native of northern New Jersey, Corbo was introduced to sailing shortly after graduating Ithaca College and became obsessed with sailing. Crewing whenever opportunity arose he also bought and campaigned several one-design sailboats. While still sailboat racing whenever time allows on his J-70 “Late Life Crisis” he enjoys cruising with his wife Donna. They recently stumbled over to the “Dark Side”, trading in their Beneteau 37 for a Back Cove 30. Before joining RCR Yachts Corbo enjoyed many careers and owned several businesses, Trucking, Banking, IT, Auditing, Sailmaking, Restaurateur, Tax Accounting, and various Sales positions. In 2005 Corbo attained the status of Certified Professional Yacht Broker. Just 550 yacht brokers in North America have received the prestigious Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation, a program sponsored by the Yacht Brokers Association of (North) America.. The CPYB designation recognizes professional, experience, training and mastery of core areas of expertise related to professional yacht broker skills and knowledge. In addition to practical experience, CPYB brokers must comply with the CPYB Code of Ethics.