Mark Cameron Yachts

Cornish Crabbers Mystery 35


One owner boat in immaculate condition



Lying: Largs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCornish Crabbers Mystery 35
DesignerStephen Jones
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingLargs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 3YM20G marine diesel engine 20hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Yanmar SD20 saildrive unit Single lever morse control
Engine Hours803
Fuel Capacity115l


Drinking Water Capacity200l


The Stephen Jones designed Mystery 35 became an instant classic of her time. Her classic elegant lines and sleek underwater shape with a ballast ratio approaching 50% deliver a rewarding sailing experience. Below decks, the clever use of space and thoughtful use of modern materials create a comfortable living space with 5 generous berths.

Commissioned from the factory by her current owner the Mystery 35 DSHIGT II was launched in 2008 and has been based on the west coast of Scotland since. Presented for sale afloat and in excellent condition she represents a rare opportunity to acquire a lightly used example of this stunning modern classic. Her extensive inventory includes highlights such as:

Off-white gelcoat to finish topsides and deck mouldings
Yanmar 3YM20G (20hp) marine diesel engine, less than 850 hours recored running
Yanmar SD20 saildrive unit, hull diaphragm replaced spring 2023
Rope cutter
Shore power system with galvanic isolator
Battery charger
Raymarine S1GP tiller pilot
Raymarine ST60 navigation instruments
Raymarine C80 classic chart plotter
Icom M411 Euro DSC VHF
Easy AIS receiver
Dometic Starlight gas cooker. 2 burner, grill and oven (2016)
Built-in fridge
Jabsco manual marine toilet, with holding tank
Eberspacher D4 diesel fired blown air heating system
Full standing rigging replacement in 2023
Electric windlass with remote control
Large selection of additional photos available upon request

Freshly launched after wintering ashore the Mystery 35 DSHIGIT II is lying afloat and ready to go for the 2024 season. Available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


‘We commissioned DSHIGIT II as a fast, safe, comfortable, and sea-kindly cruising yacht for our young family. She was built to our specifications and exhibited at the Southampton Boat Show in 2008. We first cruised on the Northumbrian and Scottish coast, then ventured further to the Orkney, Shetland, Denmark, and Germany, before bringing her to the Clyde. DSHIGIT II is exceptionally well-mannered and balanced. Her windward performance is second to none, and she is fast even in light airs. Her cockpit offers excellent protection from the elements, and despite her low topsides, she is a very dry boat. Her lines are admired wherever we go. DSHIGIT II was never raced, and has always been professionally maintained, no expense spared. We are putting her reluctantly on the market and only because we now need a proper second cabin. We hope that DSHIGIT II will bring her next owner as much happiness and adventure as she had brought us.’


‘The Mystery 35 is a pleasure to look at and even more of a pleasure to sail. She is good for racing or cruising alike, but with her narrow body and considerable overhangs, she doesn’t have as much interior space as most modern boats. If you’re looking for a new boat that’s a little bit different, and looks, performance and seaworthiness are all important to you, then you really should take the Mystery out for a trial sail.'

Duncan Kent. April 2012. Sail Magazine. Boat Review: Mystery 35.

‘Once you’ve sailed this boat you realise how much you’ve missed getting to grips with a proper cruiser. The Mystery 35 is a boat that has been designed and built to be sailed, whatever the weather. She’s snug, secure, easy to handle and has a performance to embarrass plenty of the current production cruisers, especially upwind.'

Mathew Shehan. July 2003. Yachting Monthly. On Test - Hunter Mystery 35


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Sandwich laminate construction with foam core above the waterline
Monolithic GRP laminate through the keel pan area.
GRP mouled internal structural member, laminated to the hull internally
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull
Forespar Marelon composite skin fitting and seacocks
Hull finished above the waterline in ivory gelcoat
Underwater hull finished with dark grey antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP laminated deck incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Local reinforcement of deck in way of high load fittings
Deck moulding finished in ivory gelcoat
Moulded non-slip texture to finish coachroof top, side decks and cockpit sole
Teak cockpit coaming tops
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating

Keel & Rudder:
Bolt on ballast keel, fin and bulb profile
Lead ballast keel
Stainless steel keelbolts
GRP laminated spade rudder
Stainless steel rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 3YM20G marine diesel engine
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Yanmar SD20 saildrive unit
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually since new, last service autumn 2023
Saildrive hull diaphragm replaced spring 2023
Recorded engine running hours – 803hrs
Cruising speed – 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Yanmar SD20 saildrive
Rope cutter
2-blade, bronze folding propellor
Laminated hardwood tiller (built by Tony Mackillican)

Raymarine S1GP tiller pilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply (extra long)
Single 16 amp connection point
Aquafax galvanic isolator
Hardwired RCD protected system
3 pin UK sockets, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 60Ah, Ventus Marine
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC, 105Ah, Ventus Marine
Battery Monitor:

Dolphin All in On battery charger
230VAC – 12VDC

Single engine driven alternator
Blue Sea Systems 120amp automatic charge splitting relay with starting isolation

Other Electrical:
12VDC auxiliary charging socket


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in the galley
Mixer tap in heads, extending out for use as a shower head
Hot water is provided from a calorifier, heated by engine cooling water

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
High Capacity Electric Bilge Pump – 500ltrs/min with auto switching
Electric Bilge Pump – 49ltrs/min, manually switched

Gas System:
Dedicated self-draining gas locker
Storage for 2x Camping Gaz cylinders
Last inspected August 2019


Single fuel tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 115ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Custom made flexible tank
Approximate capacity 200ltrs

Sigmar Marine insulated tank
Approximate capacity 30ltrs
Heated by engine cooling water

Black Water:
Single holding tank
Plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity 55ltrs
Discharging overboard with a macerator pump
Deck fitting for suction emptying

Tank Monitoring:
Gauge for fuel tank mounted at switch panel


On Deck:
Depth – Raymarine ST60
Log – Raymarine ST60
Wind – Raymarine ST60
Magnetic Compass x2

Below decks:
Chart Plotter - Raymarine C80 Classic MFD, connected to SeaTalk network
Barometer and Clock - Barigo

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Icom M411 Euro
AIS – Easy AIS receiver
Navtex – ICS Navtex6 plus – intermittent reception


Cooker – Dometic Starlight gas cooker. 2 burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted. (2016)
Fridge – Built-in top-loading fridge with Isotherm chiller plate and compressor
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap with hot and cold pressurised water

Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging overboard or to holding tank
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap, extending for use as shower head
Removable hanging rail for drying foul weather gear

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher Airtronic D4, diesel fired blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlets in saloon and heads
Deck ventilator in heads

Overhead cabin lighting
Reading lights in saloon and forward cabin
Chart table working light
Engine space light



Summary of Accommodation:
Double berth in forepeak
Heads compartment
Saloon with two occasional single berths
Nav Station with quarter berth running aft

Accommodation Finish:
‘New England’ style finish with off-white painted bulkheads and varnished timber trims
T&G style finish to bulkheads finished in off-white satin paint
Joinery work of rich mahogany finished in a satin varnish
Hull sides lined with varnished mahogany slats in saloon
Teak and holly laminate sole boards
GRP moulded heads compartment with varnished timber trims
Teak companionway steps

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Two single berths in V-layout with standing room between
Infill piece to create double berth
Opening deck hatch

Located to port, aft of forepeak
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard, forward.
Mahogany topped countertop wrapping around compartment aft
Stainless steel wash hand basin inset to countertop, outboard aft.
Mixer tap which can extend out for use as shower head
Teak sole grating

Dresser unit forward to starboard, opposite heads compartment
Countertop with hanging locker above, outboard and selection of drawers and lockers beneath
Bench settees to port and starboard sides of saloon
Backrest cushions above berths outboard
Both settees converting to single berths with ‘trotter boxes’ forward to extend bunk length
Centrally mounted, adjustable height saloon table
Storage shelves outboard of backrest cushions
Storage lockers beneath port and starboard settees

Located to port side of companionway
Gimbal mounted gas cooker forward
Athwartships worktop aft
Top-loading fridge located beneath outboard section of worktop
Stainless steel sink inset to worktop inboard
Selection of lockers above worktop, outboard and aft
Locker beneath sink inboard

Nav Station / Quarter Berth:
Located to starboard side of companionway
Forward facing chart table with navigator sitting on forward end of quarter berth
Chart storage within table top, bosuns locker beneath table forward
Ships switch panel outboard
Quarter berth running aft along starboard side


7/8ths, deck stepped, twin aft swept spreader, fractional sloop rig.
Mast and spars by Z-Spars, finished in silver anodising.
Stainless steel standing rigging, full replacement spring 2023
Gooseneck replaced in 2023
Bamar C1 roller reefing system on forestay.
Removable forestay for setting storm jib
Adjustable cascading backstay
Block and tackle
Mast fitted for spinnaker pole with mast track, halyard, downhaul and pole lift
EchoMax radar reflector mounted on mast.
All halyards lead aft to cockpit.

Primary Winches – 2x Harken 42, self-tailing, two-speed
Secondary Winches – 2x Harken 30, self-tailing, two-speed

Mainsail – Dacron, single line, slab reefing with 3 full reefs. Hyde Sails
Genoa – Dacron, roller furling. Hyde Sails
Cruising Chute – Lightly used. Storrar Sails
Strom Jib – Lightly used. Storrar Sails
White sails laundered and serviced annually

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks
Jib Sock
Sprayhood – On stainless steel frame, including grab bar aft of sprayhood
Cockpit Tent – With windows in roll-up side and aft panels
Cockpit Tonneau Cover – For winter use
Cockpit Cushions – Fully fitted to suit seating
Tiller cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Lewmar Delta plough anchor on 50m chain rode
Anchor Windlass – Quick electric windlass, foot button controls on foredeck. Vetus wireless remote control fitted spring 2024
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Double stainless steel bow roller, anchor stowing in starboard roller
Stainless steel pulpit rail with ‘walk-thru’ teak tread step for bow-too mooring
Deck-mounted alloy stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Deck-mounted alloy mooring cleats port and starboard, bow, midships and stern.
Below deck anchor locker, anchor windlass contained within locker space
Lewmar foredeck hatch located at forward end of coachroof
Genoa tracks and cars mounted on outboard edges of coachroof forward of mast leaving side deck clear
Liferaft stowed forward of deck in stainless steel mast cradle
Lines run aft from mast along port and starboard sides of coachroof
Teak grab rails running length of coachroof to port and starboard from mast aft to sprayhood
Moulded coaming sweeping around cockpit with teak capping
Rope clutches and winches for lines lead aft to port and starboard side.
Bench seating running along port and starboard sides of cockpit
Large cockpit locker beneath aft end of port side seat
Laminated hard wood tiller
Mainsheet track spanning cockpit at aft end of cockpit seating
Standing room aft of mainsheet track
Short section of deck aft of cockpit
Lazzarette locker beneath aft deck, accessed by single opening central deck hatch
Stainless steel pulpit rails to port and starboard with fold down swimming ladder centrally
‘G&T’ seating built into pulpit rails to port and starboard


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Aqua Signal L32 LED masthead tricolour
Steaming light
Low-level running lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seatec Zodiac cannister raft (need service)
Seago 3-in-1 inflatable rescue system (2023)
Throwing line
Webbing jackstays
Boarding Ladder
Fire Blanket
Carbon Monoxide Alarm

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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