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Price: $79,900
Brand: Caliber
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1995
Length: 35 ft.
Name: Jennifer Ann
Location: Fair Haven, NY


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35' Caliber Sloop
Year: 1995
Located in Fair Haven, NY
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
Available for co-brokerage

Freshwater, one owner, lightly sailed Caliber 35 in nice condition with many upgrades. Interior has varnished teak paneling and cabinets. Very roomy and airy with 11 opening ports (10 SS) and five opening hatches, all with screen. Stairs lead from cockpit to main salon. Teak overhead handholds for safety. Stair unit contains waste basket and is removable for easy access to engine. Top step opens to check fluids. Teak and holly sole throughout. Forward cabin has king size v-berth with custom mattress and bedding. Cedar hanging locker, drawers and shelves for ample storage. Storage area under V-berth. Large opening hatch and port. Head has hot and cold pressure water and shower, teak towel rack and soap dispenser holder. Head doors assure privacy for owner and guests.  Main salon has bulkhead mounted table with wine and magazine rack. Settee on starboard side converts to a double berth and port side can sleep one. Storage under both settees with deep compartments and shelves behind. Hanging locker in salon. Nav station and chart table to starboard. Quarter berth can sleep two and is in private cabin that closes with teak doors. U shaped galley has 2 burner propane stove/oven, microwave, dry storage bin, large ice box with refrigeration. Shelves with fiddle and drawers for dishes etc. Large sliding door cabinet for storage. Cockpit has custom closed cell cushions and teak folding table. Sugar scoop stern with swim ladder and hot and cold pressure shower. Original owner getting out of boating so everything goes (TURN KEY READY)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Caliber
LOA: 35'

Beam: 11'4"
Displacement: 13100
Draft: 4'6"

Engine: Yanmar
Engine HP: 30
Engine Model: Diesel
Hours: 495
Cruising Speed: 6.4
Max Speed: 7.1
Tankage Fuel: 26 gal.
Water: 70 gal.
Holding: 40 gal

Electronics and navigation equipment:
Ritchie binnacle mounted compass
Raymarine Tridata
Raymarine WindMachine
Garmin GPS
Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF
Fusion Stereo W/Bose Speakers

Electrical system:
2 12 V gel cell batteries with selector switch
Pro Mariner battery charger with cooling fan
110 V Shore power with cord
110 V 3 gal hot water heater
100 Amp “AMPAIR” Wind Generator

Sails, Canvas and Rigging:
Doyle Fully Battened “Offshore” Mainsail
Doyle “Offshore” Roller Furling Headsail w/ UV Cover
Mainsail Cover
Rigid boom vang
2 44 Lewmar S/T primaries
2 30 Lewmar S/T cabin top winches
All lines lead to cockpit
Extra jib halyard

Other features:
Two Anchors; 35# and 55# w/ ground tackle
Anchor Windlass
Dodger with cockpit awning
Wheel, compass and winch covers
Full USCG safety package
Life jackets
Life Sling
Teak hatch boards (One extra with screen)
Custom screen door for companionway with solid inserts
Custom cockpit cushions
Charcoal BBQ
Spare parts
Dishes, flatware, cookware, linen, towels

Disclaimer 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.

Caliber 33/35 Review By Jack Hornor Naval Architect:
Revised by BoatUS editors in October 2012

From time to time many manufacturers make subtle design changes that result in a new name for a particular model. Adding designations such as Mk II of Mk III is a common method of indicating these changes. However, in 1992, subtle changes in the design of the Caliber 33 resulted in the company growing the boat two feet and re-naming the model the Caliber 35. In 1995, several more changes resulted in another model name change to the Caliber 35LRC (Long Range Cruiser). Because these models are very similar, I'll combine the two for this purpose. Designed by Caliber's co-founder, Michael McCreary, the Caliber 33 was introduced in 1985 following on the heels of the company's first model, the Caliber 28. The design appears to be aimed squarely at the performance conscious cruiser. The appearance is rather angular with a nearly flat sheer and straight stem, which is neither classic nor Euro-modern. I personally like the efficient, business-like look and the greater slope of the transom of the Caliber 35 model is even better balanced and more handsome than the 33 to my eye.

Neither the Caliber 33 or 35 models are actually 33' or 35' in length so I suppose model names are not very important anyway. The hull length of the 33 is 32' 6" and even with a bowsprit and pulpit her overall length is just shy of 35'. Other principal dimensions are specified as; waterline length, 29' 6", beam 11' 4", Draft 4' 6" and displacement 11,400-lbs. When the Caliber 35 model was introduced, hull length increased to 34' due to added slope of the transom and integral boarding step. With bowsprit, her overall length was 36' 6". The specified waterline length increased by 4" due to 700-lbs of added ballast. According to the manufacturer's specifications, draft remained at 4' 6". Unless the keel was redesigned, it's not possible to increase ballast, lengthen the waterline and maintain the same draft so, if an inch or two of draft is important, I would recommend taking some accurate measurements. Early manufacturer's literature also indicates a shoal draft version was offered drawing just 4'.

The method of construction of the Caliber 33/35 is just about as good as can be found on a moderately priced, production fiberglass boat. The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass and resin laminate. There are substantial and closely spaced floors throughout the bilge and unlike many boats in this size and price range, Caliber does not use pre-fabricated fiberglass liners blindly secured in place with adhesive bonding materials. Instead, Caliber secures each bulkhead and joiner component with two to four layers of hand-laid fiberglass cloth and resin.

Decks are constructed with plywood, rather than balsa wood, core and the deck-to-hull joint is sealed with a polyurethane adhesive and then bolted thorough an aluminum toe rail every 6" with 1/4" stainless steel carriage bolts. The bolts are fit into square holes in the toe rail so that tightening the nuts will not cause the bolts to turn and break the caulking seal. This creates a strong, solid structure and creaks and groans common to lesser boats when they are stressed are practically nonexistent with the Caliber. Some of the early Caliber 33 models did have some problems with bowsprits that failed under heavy load but this was latter corrected with a beefed-up structure.

The accommodations on both the Caliber 33 and 35 are virtually identical. There is a V-berth cabin forward followed by a starboard head with integral shower. The main saloon, with 6' 3" headroom, features a full-length settee/berth along the port side, an L-shaped starboard settee and a table that folds up against the forward bulkhead. There is an efficient U-shaped galley aft to port and a starboard quarter berth cabin/navigation station with a bi-fold partition to close it off from the saloon.

Auxiliary power is provided by a Yanmar, model 3GM, marine diesel engine that provides plenty of punch even for 13,000-lbs displacement. Access for maintenance is reasonable through the port side seat locker and beneath the companionway steps. The original 33 and early 35 models had a 26-gallon fuel capacity while the 35LRC boast an enormous 120-gallon fuel capacity. They aren&t kidding about this long-range cruiser stuff.

The sail area to displacement ratio of the Caliber 33/35 averages a conservative 16 with an average displacement length ratio of a less conservative 210. The two should balance out nicely for acceptable cruising boat performance. My sea time on these boats is limited to several sea trials. However, owners I have spoken with are nearly unanimous in their praise of the boat&s sailing characteristics. The ballast to displacement ratio is a very hefty 47%. This likely suggest a little more stability than may be the case. I do not have access to the stability numbers on this boat but, considering her shallow draft and the weight of plywood cored decks, the high percentage of ballast is likely in order.

The Caliber 33 and 35 are both excellent choices for bay and coastal cruising and, with proper experience and crew, they are capable of offshore passages. If you think of this as a 35-footer, accommodations are a little tight, but think of her as 33-footer and accommodations are plentiful. The bottom line is these are well-built boats that offer excellent value and have maintained their resale value well over the years.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mike Foley - Sales & Brokerage

Sodus Point, NY


Phone: 585-748-7006

As an educator Mike Foley taught high school technology and served as the district IT Director for the Honeoye Central School District located in the Finger Lakes. Mike retired from teaching and continued to grow his large format printing and graphic design business. Always involved with boats and boatbuilding, Mike has long been associated with boat owners and marinas in the Sodus Bay area. A former wooden boat owner Mike was bitten by the racing bug in 1992, purchased a J/30 from RCR and campaigned the boat for 12 years.

A member of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club, Mike has served on many regatta committees and held several officer and director positions. Mike’s relationship with the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) has spanned many years, including serving as President from 2004-06. Race administration and regatta organization have consumed much of his time for the past 26 years on Lake Ontario. Involvement with youth sailing led Mike to become President of Central New York Sailing Association (CNYSA) where he continues to chair the annual “Centrals on Sodus” open regatta for juniors and adults. As a strong proponent of youth sailing and education Mike has served as President of the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Assn. (SBJSA) for several years and is now the Director of Fleet. Under his direction SBJSA has evolved from a summer sailing youth program to a US Sailing Accredited Community Boating Center, serving all ages.

Mike is a US Sailing Level 1 instructor as well as a certified Club Race Officer. He is often found at area regattas with his center console boat serving as mark-set officer. Mike and his wife Jan have remodeled the family cottage in Sodus Point and are making it their home. Feel free to reach out to Mike when visiting Great Sodus Bay.