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Price: $47,900
Brand: Wauquiez
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1982
Length: 35 ft.
Name: Seraphim
Location: Cleveland, OH


Recent survey is available.

Wauquiez Pretorien 35

Brokers Comments

Highly regarded both for sailing performance and quality of her construction, the Pretorien 35 sailboat is a Holman & Pye design. A lead 3-ton keel, bolted externally to a deep stub, keeps the boat on its lines when the breeze pipes up. A relatively long waterline ensures good speed potential, particularly in winds over 10 knots. A deep, skeg-hung rudder provides excellent control. The Pretorien displaces 13,000 pounds with 6,613 pounds of ballast, for a ratio of 51%. She is a stiff boat in high winds. The interior is all teak with excellent joinery.

One of the Pretorien 35's owners was Hal Roth. This legendary mariner and his wife Margaret sailed their Pretorien Whisper around the world and across the Atlantic several times. If your dream is to cruise the Great Lakes, the east coast of America, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Pacific Northwest, or any other Bluewater destination a Pretorien can carry you in safety and comfort.

Seraphim has had regular maintenance and is in good condition despite her being a 1982 yacht. For example, her engine was replaced in 2005 with a new Yanmar diesel and saildrive. This drivetrain has less than 800 hours. In 2014 the teak was replaced in the cockpit.

Seraphim has a private forward cabin with a vee-berth, a private stern cabin with a quarter berth, and a slide-out pilot berth in the main salon with a lee cloth. She is ideal for a couple, but she can sleep up to five. Seraphim has an attractive dark blue hull. Since 2010 she has cruised and raced on the Great Lakes. She participated in the challenging Port Huron to Mackinaw Island race. Previously she was sailed in New England in the summer. Since 2010, Seraphim has been stored in heated indoor storage. Seraphim is one of the relatively few yachts that you can sail with confidence most anywhere for less than $100,000.

Brand: Wauquiez
Model: Pretorien
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1982
Length overall: 35’ 1“
Name: Seraphim
Location: Cleveland, Ohio


Designer: Holman & Pye
Boat type: Cruising sailboat, sloop rig
Length overall: 35’ 1”
Hull length: 30’ 4”
Length at the water line: 30’ 4”
Draft: 6’ 0”
Keel type: Sweptback lead fin
Maximum beam: 11’ 10”
Displacement: 13,000 lbs.
Ballast: 6,613 lbs.
Sail area/displacement ratio: 17.9
Ballast/displacement ratio: 50.9 (indicates a stiff boat)

Stemhead with double anchor roller
Electric anchor windlass on foredeck
Large self-bailing anchor well
Four mooring cleats
Aluminum perforated toe rail
Bow pulpit
Double lifelines
Lifeline gates
Stern pulpit
Stainless steel swim ladder
Self-bailing cockpit
Large cockpit storage locker
Kiwi non-skid on deck (2011)
Teak cockpit seats and floor (2014)
Tiller steering

Engine and Drive Train
Yanmar 3YM30 diesel engine (2005)
29 HP
739 engine hours
Primary and secondary fuel filters
Yanmar SD 20 saildrive (2005)
25-gal. fuel capacity
Two-bladed folding propeller

Forward Cabin
- Double vee berth
- Hanging locker
- Overhead opening hatch
- Wood door to salon
- Access door to head
- Two ventilators
Aft Cabin
- Large quarter berth
- Opening portlight to cockpit with curtain
- Hanging locker
- Wood door to salon
- Settee that pulls out and converts to a pilot berth with lee cloth
- Dining table with folding leaves and bottle storage
- Dining table can seat up to six
- Dining table cushions convert to a double berth
- Opening deck hatch on top of coachroof
- Five fixed portlights
- Two ventilators
- Headroom 6’2”
- Two stainless steel sinks
- Mixer tap with hot and cold pressure water
- Foot pump for sea water
- 6 gal. water heater
- Force two-burner propane stove and oven
- Engine driven Seafrost 134A refrigeration system (2005)
Navigation Station
- Chart table
- Electrical panel (2006)
- Marine toilet
- Holding tank (2012)
- Washbasin with tap and hot and cold pressure water
- Hand-held shower
- Opening hatch
- Mirror mounted on bulkhead
- Fixed portlight
- Doors to forward cabin and to salon

Electronics and Navigation
Standard Horizon VHF radio with mast-head antenna (2012)
Standard Horizon MST 600 AM/FM/CD system with speakers
Compass mounted on cockpit bulkhead
Seller will install new electronics purchased by buyer at no charge

Electrical System
12-volt and 110-volt electrical panels (2006)
Two 12-volt batteries with battery switch
Battery charger with galvanic isolator (2012)
Porta Watts 600 watt inverter
110-volt shore power
110-volt 30 amp shore power cord

Sails, Rigging, and Canvas
Aluminum keel-stepped mast
Aluminum keel step (2015)
Main North Sails, NorDac, fully battened (2000)
#1 Genoa furling North Sails, NorDac
#2 Genoa furling, Kevlar
#3 Jib
Spinnaker, 0.75 ounce
Blue Sunbrella dodger and sail cover
Harken Big Boat Traveler (2011)
Harken MKIII Roller Furling headsail system (2000)
Spinnaker pole
Rigid boom vang
Double Lewmar rope clutch mounted on mast (2014)
Two forward Genoa sheet tracks with adjustable cars (2013)
Two midship Genoa sheet tracks
Two Genoa sheet turning blocks
Two Lewmar self-tailing 2-speed primary winches on coamings
Two Harken self-tailing secondary winches on cabin top (2011)
Two winch handles

Hull constructed of solid laminated GRP with internal grid
Swept-back lead fin keel (removed, inspected, re-bedded, and faired in 2015)
Skeg hung rudder
Epoxy barrier coat (2010)
52-gallon fresh water tank
Rule 3000 gph electric bilge pump (2012)
Anti-siphon electric bilge pump (2012)
Hand-operated bilge pump in cockpit
Replaced all ball-valves and several through hulls with Forespar Marlon ball valves and seacocks (2012)
Replaced all hoses that attached to new ball valves (2012)

Ground Tackle and Docking Equipment
Large foredeck anchor locker
Electric windlass
Danforth style anchor
Nylon anchor line
Bow double anchor roller
Two bow cleats and two stern cleats with chocks
Dock fenders
Dock lines
Boat hook

Safety Equipment
Hand-held flares
Whistle and ship’s bell
Yellow horseshoe Type IV throwable life preserver mounted on stern rail
Emergency tiller
Fire extinguishers
Man Overboard Pole

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. 

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Dave Regnet - Sales & Brokerage

Sandusky, Ohio


Phone: 419-202-0201

Dave Regnet learned to sail when he was 8 at summer camp on Lake Chautaugua. He returned 7 more summers because sailing (and teaching others to sail) became his passion. Dave grew up in Buffalo where he has been active in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club since the early 1980s. In 2007, Dave moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and became active in the Lake Grapevine Sailing Club. Returning north in 2010, Dave and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. Marys Boat Club located on Grand Lake St. Marys. He was club champion in 2017. Dave’s retirement from over 30 years in manufacturing, sales management, and plant operations allows him to pursue his passion for boating by adding value to buyers and sailors alike in the Sandusky area of Lake Erie.