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S/Y Scarlett

Scarlett is a Scanmar 35. The hull was designed by Rolf Magnusson, the interior by Nils-Erik Olofsson, and was manufactured by the Börjesson brothers shipyard in Bjästa, Sweden.

She has elegant, classic lines and a varnished mahogany interior as it was usual with Swedish-built quality boats in the 80s.

The Scanmar 35 was presented in the fall of 1982 and manufactured till 1988, with a total of 100 boats built. Scarlett is number 35-051 from 1985. So she's much rarer to find than her smaller sister the Scanmar 33 of which 500 was made.

The 35 has 12 cm higher freeboard (and thus higher standing headroom) than the 33, a larger aft cabin, more storage, a larger diesel tank, and a safe center-cockpit layout with a glass windshield. She is a fractional sloop with a fin keel and with a rudder on a skeg. The hull is made from solid fiberglass laminate, the deck is a sandwich construction with balsa wood.

S/Y Scarlett on the water


As far as we know, we are her third owner, the previous owner bought her in Denmark, where her name was Ann-Riis and her home port was Ishøj Havn. Overall she was maintained and upgraded while in Denmark, but the last few years just sparingly used, mostly as a "summer house on water". So as always, there are things to do.


The layout is quite spacious even by today's standards, the only drawback is the bit cramped entrance to the aft cabin. There is an L-shaped galley with a large/deep fridge, two sinks, and a gimballed propane stove. The propane tank is in the chain locker, which is drained. The main saloon has a settee that can be converted to a double bed by lowering the table and adding an extra cushion and there is a single berth on the starboard side, with an aft-facing navigation board.

Interior detail

Both the v-berth and the aft cabin can be converted to a spacious double bed, the aft cabin is even king-size, where 3 adults or two adults and two kids can sleep comfortably, so a total of 7-8 people can be accommodated in the boat. In the companionway towards the aft cabin, there is a large under-cockpit storage area with shelves and lots of space, that can be reached through a sliding door (we call it "engine room"). This also gives room for the diesel tank, batteries, steering gear, and various electronics.



She is powered by the original freshwater cooled Volvo Penta 2003 three-cylinder 28 HP diesel engine with a 120S-B sail drive and a 2-blade folding propeller. The engine has very good access from the galley and the saildrive has full access from the storage room under the cockpit. There is a Gastherm propane central heating on board, which uses the same propane tank as the stove and the same coolant as the engine and which can heat the boat via circulating the coolant to the radiators placed under the bunks and producing warm water for the taps and cockpit shower. There is also a Wallas D40 diesel heater with air-outlets in all cabins, which uses the same diesel tank as the engine.



The boat is newly equipped with Garmin GNX instruments (wind, depth, log) and a 7" Garmin echoMap chart-plotter. A Raymarine EV-200 below deck autopilot is helping with steering on longer passages and there is backup Autohelm ST4000+ Wheel autopilot in case of any troubles. A Lowrance Link-9 VHF with DSC and AIS support for radio communication. The instruments are connected via NMEA 2000 + SeaTalk NG, so the chart-plotter can also get the AIS signal from the VHF, and the autopilot and the sensors can work together.

The instruments are mounted on a custom-made varnished plywood console, that can be rotated and seen from the saloon or the cockpit. The chart-plotter is mounted on the pulpit at the steering wheel, while the VHF is at the chart table. There is a handheld VHF that can be used in the cockpit for short-range communication and can serve as a backup.