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  • By Jayne Finn
  • Updated: May 3, 2006

niagara 35 sailboat

Traditional looks combined with modern features draw frequent compliments for the Niagara 35, which was designed by Mark Ellis and built from 1978 to 1990 by Hinterhoeller Yachts in St. Catherines, Ontario.

Under way, the boat is stable and stiff, and we’ve had the rail of our Niagara 35, Phantasia II, in the water only once, when beating down Lake Huron in 20 knots of wind. On that same trip we hooted and hollered downwind at over 8 knots on a day on which virtually no one else was out. While the boat tracks and maneuvers well, sail trim and the right sail combinations really make or break progress upwind or in light air.

A sudden encounter with a rock in poorly charted Georgian Bay assured us that Hinterhoeller built a tough boat. No water came in, and the only visible damage was mangled lead on the leading edge of the keel.

Below the waterline, a semibalanced spade rudder complements a longish rather than deep keel that’s massively faired into the hull with a substantial sump. The hull is semicored and needs to be monitored, but Niagara 35s aren’t known to have blister problems.

On deck, a short bowsprit extends the foretriangle and supports double anchor rollers. Later models came rigged with an inner forestay on the large and secure foredeck, and many older ones have been similarly retrofitted, once duly reinforced. The keel-stepped, single-spreader rig is staunchly supported with double lowers, and the chainplates tie into accessible interior knees heavily bonded to the hull. Jibs can be sheeted to an aluminum toerail on the bulwark or to an inner track on the wide side decks. On older boats, the balsa-cored decks should be checked for water saturation around fittings.

The cockpit seats have high backs for comfort and are long enough for stretching out; beneath are deep lockers. A drained and vented propane locker aft holds two 20-pound tanks. A bridge-deck keeps the companionway secure.

The interior of our Niagara 35 was one of two configurations. It’s an unusual but intelligent design for extended coastal cruising for a couple.

The companionway leads to the aft cabin, which has a smallish double berth to port and a quarter berth to starboard with a stand-up nav station on top of a large dresser at its head.

Doors lead from the aft cabin to the head and to the galley. Another door opens to the head from the saloon, which is largely forward of the mast. Sitting in the saloon with these doors open, you have a view of the entire length of the boat, which–with over 6 feet of headroom and lit by four fixed windows, four opening ports, and four hatches–has a sense of openness that belies its size. When fitted with lee cloths, the saloon settees either side of the drop-leaf table make excellent sea berths.

A hanging locker to starboard and drawers and lockers to port separate the saloon from the forward cabin, which on our boat is given over to sail stowage, bins, lockers, and a workbench complete with vise. A deep chain box low in the bow can be divided for chain and rode.

The engine, behind the companionway stairs, is more accessible than on many boats this size.

Some Niagara 35s have had lavish upgrades, which can be reflected in their prices, but early boats in basic condition are listed as low as $50,000. Prices for the later Encore version, which has a conventional V-berth forward, tend to be higher.

Jayne Finn and her partner, Mike Evans, will take Phantasia II from Cobourg, Ontario, this summer to Gaspé and the Bras d’Or lakes.

LOA 35′ 1″ (10.69 m.) LWL 26′ 8″ (8.13 m.) Beam 11′ 5″ (3.48 m.) Draft 5′ 2″ (1.58 m.) Sail Area 598 sq. ft. (55.6 sq. m.) Ballast (fin keel) 5,500 lb. (2,495 kg.) Displacement 15,000 lb. (6,804 kg.) Ballast/D .37 D/L 353 SA/D 15.7 Water 80 gal. (303 l.) Fuel 20 gal. (76 l.) Engine Westerbeke 29-hp. diesel Designer Mark Ellis

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Niagara 31/35

A club racer and an offshore cruiser from hinterhoeller--each by a different designer--have above-average construction and both sail well..

Occasionally we hear from a sufficient number of owners requesting a Practical Sailor report on their boat that we cannot forever resist their supplications. A check of the files revealed that we already had a good deal of information on the Niagara 31 & 35. And when we asked current owners for their input, the response was considerable. In fact, we have enough paper to write separate reports, but because these two boats were built during the same approximate years, and represent interesting contrasts, we decided to combine the two in one article.

Niagara 31/35

Hinterhoeller Yachts was founded by George Hinterhoeller in 1977, after he left C&C Yachts, the company he helped start during the previous decade. George’s career in boatbuilding is long and interesting, beginning first in Canada with his highly successful Shark, a lightning fast 24-footer. The story of C&C aside, Hinterhoeller Yachts built two distinctive lines—the Niagara and the Nonsuch, the latter with unstayed masts and wishbone booms. The company was placed in receivership in 1989 and purchased by Strategic Associates Inc. in 1990, which in 1993 consolidated production with C&C. When a 1994 fire destroyed part of the C&C plant, Hinterhoeller moved back to its former facilities. It closed the doors again in November 1995 and currently is out of business, which is too bad, because owners had nothing but good things to say about Hinterhoel-ler’s customer service.

George’s son, Richard Hinterhoeller, a partner in the company, told us:

“The business plan was to operate a shop with two production lines. The two models were to be a 30′ club racer/cruiser and a 35′ bluewater cruising boat. Both were to be sensible, timeless models. George had been impressed by the Aurora 40 from Mark Ellis and contracted him to design the Niagara 35. For the smaller boat, George sat on his C&C 30 and made a list of the 10 items which would take an already great boat and make it better. In his typical down-to-earth fashion, George added up the necessary lengths of berths, head, cockpit and galley, and ended up with a target length of 31 feet.”

The Designs

Best known for his big race boats, Argentinean designer German Frers drew the lines of the Niagara 31. The 35, as noted, was drawn by Mark Ellis, who also designed the Nonsuch line, and more recently, the Northeast 37 motorsailer. The 35 came first, in 1978, and about 300 were built before its run came to an end in 1995. The Niagara 31 was built between 1980 and 1984. A less popular 26-footer also was built, as well as a 42.

Based on their specifications, the 31 is the more lithe of the two, with a displacement to length (D/L) ratio of 266 and a very generous sail area to displacement (SA/D) ratio of 18.9. The 35 is definitely more of a cruiser with a D/L of 329 and a SA/D of 16.47.

Niagara 31/35

This distinction is also evident in their underbodies, where the 31 has a much smaller fin keel than the 35’s long “cruising fin.” The 31 has a large spade rudder that rises to meet the counter, and there is a partial skeg. The 35, interestingly, has no skeg for its balanced rudder. Years ago, we asked Mark Ellis why. He shrugged and said something about better handling. While most cruisers look to at least a skeg

to support and protect the rudder and perhaps to increase the lateral plane for directional stability, years later we found it interesting that Steve Dashew (Deerfoot and Sundeer lines of performance cruisers) prefers the spade rudder for heavy weather handling. So, there is no right answer on the issue of rudder protection vs. handling, but in a full-blown cruising boat, we’d still opt for support and protection.

Then again, despite numerous passages to the Caribbean and South Pacific, the Niagara 35 is not really a round-the-world type—among other things, it’s considered too small by many of today’s bluewater sailors.

Both the 31 & 35 are described as having somewhat veed hull shapes, which was a characteristic of IOR designs during the late 70s and early 80s; while it increases wetted surface area, it should be more seakindly than a more modern flat bottom boat.

Nevertheless, several owners described their 31s as having “flat bottoms” that don’t “cut the waves” and tend to pound a bit.

Construction

Hinterhoeller Yachts, like C&C, liked to use balsa coring for its light weight and rigidity. Both the Niagara 31 and 35 have it in the hull and deck. Unidirectional rovings were used and all structural bulkheads were bonded to the hull. Ballast is external lead bolted to a reinforced sump. Berth faces were molded but there was much wood used, including teak sole and a teak inlay in the 35’s molded overhead. Hardware quality was good, using, for example, Barient (later Lewmar) winches, Navtec rod rigging, Atkins & Hoyle hatches and, in the words of one 35 owner, “massive chocks and cleats.”

Owners generally rate construction as excellent, often citing Hinterhoeller’s reputation as a prime reason for buying. We received a few comments about gelcoat cracking and leaks around portlights and chainplates, with its attendant saturation of the balsa coring, but this is to be expected with any fiberglass boat. We had no complaints about the hull/deck joint, print-through or anything structural. One owner did say that the mast “rests on stringers made of built-up plywood laminates,” which he watches with a careful eye, though no problems have occurred. Another 31 owner complained of wild mast pumping, but we cannot imagine that condition being typical—something else is awry.

Accommodations

The 35 was introduced with an innovative interior dubbed the “Classic,” in which the forepeak is devoted to stowage (workbench, shelves, seat and lockers), the settees and cabin table are somewhat farther forward than normal, and the head and owners stateroom (with a double and single berth) are aft.

Many owners said the uniqueness of this layout was a factor in their purchase. Later, the more conventional “Encore” layout provided an offset double berth forward, with a quarter berth and U-shaped galley aft. Both seem popular with their owners, for different reasons.

Niagara 31/35

Layout of the 31 is straightforward, as can be seen in the drawing: V-berth, head, dinette and galley. A 6′ 2″ owner said he has standing headroom in the main cabin, but has to stoop going forward.

Light and ventilation on the 31 are by means of a skylight and four fixed ports in the main cabin, plus two opening ports in the head and a hatch over the Vberths. The 35 has four fixed ports, six opening ports and four hatches besides the companionway, including one in the head and another over the galley (actual number seems to have changed over the years). Most owners rate ventilation as good.

The 35, by virtue of its size advantage, naturally received more glowing remarks for livability than the 31. One owner said it is the “perfect liveaboard for a close couple.” A few owners, however, said the berths are “tight.” Settee lengths in the Classic model, however, are 6′ 7″ and the double aft berth is 6′ 4″. (We do not have widths on file.) Headroom is 6’4″ in the main cabin, 6′ 2″ in the aft cabin (Classic model). We like the offset double V-berth of the Encore model, despite the fact that the person sleeping outboard has to crawl over his/her partner to get out. This arrangement allows for a dressing seat opposite, and tends to waste less space than a V-berth. One last remark about the two 35 interiors: fans of the Classic say that the V-berth is a lousy place to sleep…true, underway, but at anchor the best breezes come through the forward hatch. Aft cabins, no matter how well ventilated with portlights and hatches, are a bit stuffy.

Both boats feature oiled teak bulkheads and joinerwork with varnished pine strapping in book cases and above quarter berths, bi-fold doors and swiveling lights.

A Paloma instantaneous LPG water heater was offered as an option and universally liked by those who bought one. While they are still made, the company doesn’t warrant them for marine use (but who cares?). There are, of course, others on the market, most of which are more expensive without offering any real improvements.

While one owner said the craftsmanship of his Niagara is “Hinckley quality,” we think that’s stretching it, though the work is outstanding for what amounts to a production boat.

Raised bulwarks on both boats give a far greater sense of security than mere toerails. Numerous 35 owners said that the high bow and 4″ bulwarks do much to keep the cockpit dry.

The 35 has a bowsprit with rod bobstay, which makes carrying anchors easy. The 31 was criticized by one owner for having an inadequate bow roller.

The cockpit of the 35 is quite large—great for lounging, but one owner said it’s too wide for bracing the feet when heeled.

Niagara 31/35

The 35’s mainsheet traveler is out of the way, on the coachroof, but it doesn’t enable the helmsman easy access for trimming (always a trade-off!). On the 31, drawings show the traveler is end-of-boom on some boats, in the cockpit on others (another tradeoff).

End-of-boom is great for singlehanding, but doesn’t afford the control of mid-boom sheeting.

The 31 has no bridgedeck, while the 35 does—again, the coastal-offshore difference.

Hardware and stanchions have proper backing plates and deck reinforcement.

Performance

Where the 35 edges the 31 for cruising comfort, when it comes to performance, the 31 excels. Thanks to its big sloop rig with 492 square feet of sail, it does nicely in light airs. This also means reefing is required earlier—most owners say at about 15 knots.

And nearly all said so. Owners also report that the boat sails exceptionally well on all points; she’s stable, well-balanced and quick. “Will outpoint most racer-cruisers,” said the owner of a 1993 model. Another said, “This is a technical cruiser/racer, not for the beginner.”

The 35, by contrast, is not so fast nor closewinded. It’s smaller sailplan suits it more to breezy conditions and offshore work. One owner said speed improves dramatically over 8 knots of wind. It points respectably, though not as high (partly due to wide sheeting angles), and off the wind owners say she doesn’t track as well as she could. Overall, however, owners rate the boat’s handling as above average. And they say the 35 “cuts through the seas” better than the 31.

Auxiliary Power

Besides the unusual interior of the Niagara 35 Classic, perhaps the next most distinguishing feature of these boats is the standard Volvo diesel with Sail Drive. For those who don’t know, a sail drive is rather like the lower end of an outboard motor. Advantages of it include locating the prop somewhat farther forward, directing prop wash straight aft instead of down at an angle, and elimination of shaft logs and stuffing boxes. A major disadvantage is that the casting is aluminum, which requires good quality zincs to prevent corrosion, and meticulous inspection and replacement of them. And, in the case of these two Niagaras, the engines to which they are coupled are on the small side.

Now, some traditionalists like Tom Colvin think most boats have engines far too large, that they add unnecessary weight and burn excessive fuel and seldom are run at recommended rpm. On a sailboat, after all, primary locomotion should be sailpower, with the engine used only for close-quarter maneuvering.

Throughout the industry, customer preference, however, has been decidedly the opposite. We received numerous complaints about the small Volvo diesels initially offered with the Niagaras—a puny 13-hp. MD7A on the 31 and a 23-hp. MD11C diesel on the 35. A Westerbeke 21 was optional on the 31, and several different engines on the 35, including Westerbeke 27, 33, 40 and Universal M35D, all with V-drives. While the Sail Drive powerplants can push the boats at hull speed in calm water, they lack the power to punch the boat through head seas, and we all know that when the crew gets sick of slogging to windward and the day is growing late, help from the motor gets one home faster.

Niagara 31/35

Corrosion is a major concern of Sail Drive owners, though many said they’d had no problems. On this issue, owners seemed split down the middle: half said they wouldn’t buy a Sail Drive unit, half said they were much less expensive and hadn’t experienced problems.

All agree that the Sail Drive greatly enhances handling in reverse, making the boat’s movement predictable—a not inconsequential consideration when berthed in a tight marina slip.

On the flip side, V-drives make access to the stuffing box difficult. But even including conventional diesel installations, owners rated overall access to the engines somewhat difficult for certain operations.

The Niagara 31 and 35 are two very nice, albeit different boats. Construction quality is above average. The 31, designed by German Frers, is a quick and nimble racer/cruiser that also makes a comfortable coastal cruiser. The 35 has made successful passages to the Caribbean and South Pacific islands. She’s not large by today’s blue-water standards, but well-built and very handsome.

We’re not all that keen on balsa-cored hulls for long-range cruising, but we did not receive one complaint about delamination in the hull (a few in the deck, where it is more predictable). This, we presume, is a testament to the attention and skill of Hinterhoeller Yachts. And while we think the spade rudder and small skeg on the 31 is perfect for its application, we still wonder about the absence of a skeg on the 35. Only one owner, however, lamented this configuration, though several noted the boat’s less than steady offwind handling, which might be one of the effects.

Hinterhoeller boats have traditionally held their values well. A look at the Price History illustrates this, at least until a few years ago, when values of most boats dipped. Still, today’s prices for an early 80’s Niagara 31 (about $41,000) and 35 (about $60,000) are not too far below their original base prices.

We’d take the Niagara 31 for club racing and coastal cruising, the Niagara 35 for down island cruising. Our preference would be for the larger Westerbeke-powered models, sans Sail Drive despite the fact it handles better. The corrosion potential in saltwater would worry us.

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Traditional looks combined with modern appeal draw frequent compliments for the Niagara 35, which was designed by Mark Ellis and built from 1978 to 1990 by Hinterhoeller Yachts in St. Catherines, Ontario. The Niagara 35 is a high quality, medium displacement sloop that is heavily built, and recognized as an ideal coastal cruiser that is capable of offshore passages.

Best summed up by Jack Horners BoatUS review which states a well-built boat is always the result of a combination of proper planning, good design and quality workmanship, all of which are evident in the Niagara 35.

The Niagara 35 was designed with two cabin layout options; the encore and the classic. This vessel provides the classic version which is hailed by some as a near perfect design for cruising couples. This unique arrangement replaces the traditional V-berth with a fore-peak containing a work bench and ample storage. The classic layout provides a roomy salon, with sea berths, galley and head all within reach of the cockpit.

Equipment: Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Dimensions LOA: 35 ft 0 in Beam: 11 ft 5 in

Accommodations Number of single berths: 2 Number of heads: 1

Engines Volvo Penta Diesel 40 HP

Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

The first NIAGARA 35 was shown at the 1978 Toronto International Boat Show. About half of the 260 hulls built at the St. Catharines Ont. plant went to the U.S. The original interior has 2 quarterberths in a cabin just inside the companionway. The head and galley separate it from the main saloon which extends forward of the mast with the forepeak left as storage. In 1984, a second interior (The Encore) was in introduced. This featured a large double berth forward, separated from the main saloon by a head and shower. A u-shaped galley is located to port next to the companionway, with a quarterberth and nav station to starboard. A Volvo 21-hp diesel was the standard auxiliary. Later, this was changed to a three-cylinder Volvo, or four-cylinder Westerbeke. The bowsprit was extended in 1985.

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1981 Niagara 35

1981 Niagara 35

Townsend, Georgia

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According to the seller, this vessel is in top shape. Everything is functional and in good working order. Updated batteries and thru-hulls as well as other upgrades set this boat apart from the pack. All cabin features, stove, fridge, and more are all good to go. All electronics, with the exception of the single-side-band radio, are less than 7 years old. The windlass is a Loughren-Tigres model with 275' of chain and 175' of 3/4" anchor line attached to a 55' Rocna anchor, all dating from 2018. Propane lines were replaced in 2020. Fridge is from 2017. Stock #365153 RARE 1981 Niagara 35 bluewater cruiser, updated throughout, ready to hit the high seas! This Niagara 35 is a classic built by Hinterhoeller Yachts for open water cruising. Thoughtful use of available space allows for great storage space and generates a roomy, spacious feel belowdecks not normally found in a 35-foot sailboat. This boat was built like a tank for handling any reasonable seas. Another feature rarely found in vessels of this size is a manufacturer-installed fireplace / heater which would be appreciated on adventures to the colder climes. This boat had a bottom job in 2022. In 2020, old batteries and thru-hulls were replaced with new ones. In 2019 the staysail and chain plate were replaced and radar installed. The fireplace is a wood burner and can also burn manufactured logs, coal or charcoal briquettes. It keeps the entire boat T-shirt temperature all winter long. The conventional head has been converted to a composting toilet with the holding tank space now occupied by a bank of 6 batteries along the centerline to improve the balance of the boat. The batteries are broken into a bank of 4 house batteries and 2 engine / windlass batteries. The seller is including a roller furling boom that needs only to be installed to replace the standard boom. Also included is a portable high output 40" double membrane water maker capable of producing 26-37gph of clean water and a brand new, never used, Air Line R360XL Hookah Dive System. All total, this is a great package for the cruise-minded sailor. A quality vessel at a good price. Reason for selling is not using enough.

1979 Niagara 35

1979 Niagara 35

Buffalo, New York

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1979 Niagara 35 Flag Blue Hull, Canvas, Autopilot, Windlass, Radar, Refrigerator/Freezer, Maxprop

1982 Niagara 35 Cutter

1982 Niagara 35 Cutter

Sodus Point, New York

Model 35 Cutter

1982 Niagara 35 Cutter Seller AnxiousBow Thruster, Radar Arch, Dinghy with Outboard & Davits, Autopilot, Heater This Mark Ellis designed “Classic “ model Niagara is unusual in two respects. Ellis made design modifications allowing this standard sloop yacht to be cutter rigged. Another unique modification relates to the fore cabin which has been modified to a removable v-berth for children or modest size adults. Therefore it can be converted from the standard workbench area/sail handling area as designed to a cabin quickly.

1978 Niagara MD117

1978 Niagara MD117

Miami, Florida

Model MD117

Category Daysailer Sailboats

1978 Niagara MD117 Fully equipped and ready for long term sailing! This sturdy and self-sufficient Niagara 35 has been with its current owner for over 10 years and has been mostly FRESH WATER sailed. It has been well maintained and has had numerous upgrades including engine rebuild, Volvo saildrive, folding propeller, custom built stainless steel arch and davits, adjustable solar panels, wind generator, windvane (Capehorn), and much more. It is perfectly equipped to single-hand. The interior has two quarter berths in a cabin just inside the companionway. The head and galley separate it from the main saloon, which extends forward of the mast with the forward cabin as either storage or small sleeping bunk (once cushions are in place). The Niagara 35 is a well-built boat that is the result of a combination of proper planning, good design and quality workmanship.

1978 Niagara 35 MD117

1978 Niagara 35 MD117

Make Niagara 35

1978 Niagara 35 MD117 Fully equipped and ready for long term sailing! This sturdy and self-sufficient Niagara 35 has been with its current owner for over 10 years and has been mostly FRESH WATER sailed. It has been well maintained and has had numerous upgrades including engine rebuild, Volvo saildrive, folding propeller, custom built stainless steel arch and davits, adjustable solar panels, wind generator, windvane (Capehorn), and much more. It is perfectly equipped to single-hand. The interior has two quarter berths in a cabin just inside the companionway. The head and galley separate it from the main saloon, which extends forward of the mast with the forward cabin as either storage or small sleeping bunk (once cushions are in place). The Niagara 35 is a well-built boat that is the result of a combination of proper planning, good design and quality workmanship.

1985 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 Encore

1985 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 Encore

Deep River, Connecticut

Make Hinterhoeller

Model Niagara 35 Encore

Category Cruiser Boats

1985 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 Encore Sea Fox is a Mark Ellis designed Niagara 35 built by Hinterhoeller that is a legendary example of a true offshore cruising vessel.  The Encore is the preferred layout with an inviting interior to accommodate family and friends with beautiful teak joinery work varnish teak and holy cabin sole.  Natural light abounds the interior with overhead hatches and port lights on the cabin sides.  The Niagara is a fast, dry and sea kindly hull design to club race or extend your cruising possibilities.   The owner purchased her new and has meticulously keep her up with numerous upgrades and updating.  New power operated full battened roller furling main, new jib, reworked all the rigging, new non skid awl gripped decks and a complete new exhaust system.  She kept on the Connecticut River and stored and maintained at the Brewer Deep River Marina.  This boat is a must see, a great family cruiser.

1987 Hinterhoeller Niagara Encore

1987 Hinterhoeller Niagara Encore

St Augustine, Florida

Model Niagara Encore

Category Sloop Sailboats

1987 Hinterhoeller Niagara Encore, A well-built boat is always the result of a combination of proper planning, good design and quality workmanship, all of which are evident in the Niagara 35. The cockpit, side decks and foredeck are well laid out with the convenience and safety of the cruising sailor in mind. The foredeck is large and there is a short stainless steel bowsprit with two anchor rollers for convenient handling and storage of ground tackle. There are teak handrails on the cabin top and sturdy lifelines and stanchions around the decks. The side decks are quite wide with a molded bulwark for a real sense of security when moving about in nasty weather. The cockpit is comfortable and there are two large seat lockers for storage.This particular example has been lovingly cared for by the present owner for eight years. Westerbeke 35D with 930 hours. Roller furling boom, Newer Air-conditioning and refrigeration, full canvas enclosure and cockpit cushions, All Harken gear including an electric winch for raising and lowering the mainsail. New electronics, autopilot and newer chart plotter. Steering cables were replaced last year. Cleanest Niagara on the market at the present time. $64900

1981 PSN_PRVendor001 35

1981 PSN_PRVendor001 35

Norfolk, Virginia

1981 PSN_PRVendor001 35 This "Classic" layout 1981 Niagara is a blue water boat designed by Mark Ellis. The 35 Niagara is known for its innovative design and cabin along with its 6' 3" head room. The stateroom with double and single berth w head are located in the aft with the settee and cabin further forward. The forepeak is devoted to stowage with workbench, shelves, seat, and locker. This layout is also great for live aboards as well. It is powered by a Westerbeke 27hp diesel w Hurth V drive. The main is in great shape and all the sails are ready sail. It has just been serviced with new filters and fresh fluids. The owner is not currently using the boat and is looking to sell.Bring all offers! Asking 27,900 obo 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.Engine:- Engine Type: V-Drive- Engine Model: WesterbekeMeasurements:- Length (feet): 35- Weight: 15000 poundOperational:- Sleeping Capacity: 4

Sailboat Brochures from 70's and 80's - mostly Canadian

Sailboat Brochures from 70's and 80's - mostly Canadian

Grimsby, Ontario

Make C&C

Sailboat brochures from boat shows and dealers in the 70's and 80's, price is for ONE brochure. Here is a list of the others I have. Some have price lists and line drawings. I have noted the year where it shows on the price lists. These are mostly Canadian boat builders that are not in business any more. A great chance to get an original brochure to go with your boat. Send me a note if you have any questions, or if you want me to list one of the other brochures. Abbott 33 Alberg 29 1981 Alberg 37 Aloha 28 Aloha 34 Bayfield 29 1981 Bayfield 32 Bombardier 7.6 C&C 29 C&C 30 C&C 32 C&C 34 1977 CS27 shows sail#1115 CS33 Columbia 8.3 Columbia 9.6 Edel 820 Freedom 28 Freedom 35 Freedom 40 Goman Niagara 26 Goman Express 30 Halman Horizon 27 Halmatic 30 Hinterhoeller Shark 1968 Hinterhoeller 28 1968 HInterhoeller Niagara 30 1968 Hinterhoeller Redwing 30 1968 Hughes Columbia 8.7 1981 Hughes 31 Hughes 35 J24 Luna 24 Niagara 26 Niagara 31 Niagara 35 1977 Nicholson 31 Nordica 29 Nautilus 36 Nonsuch 26 Ontario 28 Ontario 32 Saturna 33 Seawind II 32 Southern Cross 31 Ticon 30 Valiant 32/37/40/47

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  1. NIAGARA 35

    The first NIAGARA 35 was shown at the 1978 Toronto International Boat Show. About half of the 260 hulls built at the St. Catharines Ont. plant went to the U.S. The original interior has 2 quarterberths in a cabin just inside the companionway. The head and galley separate it from the main saloon which extends […]

  2. Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 boats for sale

    Find Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. Offering the best selection of Hinterhoeller boats to choose from. ... 1983 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35. US$29,900. ↓ Price Drop. Advantage Yacht Sales & Service Inc. | Indiantown, Florida. Request Info; 1979 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35. US$29,190.

  3. Niagra 35 Sailboat Review

    The cockpit seats have high backs for comfort and are long enough for stretching out; beneath are deep lockers. A drained and vented propane locker aft holds two 20-pound tanks. A bridge-deck keeps the companionway secure. Advertisement. The interior of our Niagara 35 was one of two configurations. It's an unusual but intelligent design for ...

  4. Niagara 31/35

    The Niagara 31 was built between 1980 and 1984. A less popular 26-footer also was built, as well as a 42. Based on their specifications, the 31 is the more lithe of the two, with a displacement to length (D/L) ratio of 266 and a very generous sail area to displacement (SA/D) ratio of 18.9. The 35 is definitely more of a cruiser with a D/L of ...

  5. Niagara 35

    The Niagara 35 is a Canadian sailboat that was designed by Mark Ellis as a cruiser and first built in 1978. Production. The design was built by Hinterhoeller Yachts in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada and first shown at the Toronto International Boat Show in 1978. The company built the design from 1978 to 1990, with 260 examples completed.

  6. Niagara 35 boats for sale

    Find Niagara 35 boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. Offering the best selection of Niagara boats to choose from.

  7. Niagara 35

    Niagara 35 is a 35′ 0″ / 10.7 m monohull sailboat designed by Mark Ellis and built by Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd. between 1978 and 1990. ... Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay). D: ...

  8. Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 boats for sale

    Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 boats for sale 6 Boats Available. Currency $ - USD - US Dollar Sort Sort Order List View Gallery View Submit. Advertisement. Save This Boat. Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 . Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 1988. $49,076 Seller Harris & Ellis Yachts 32. Contact. 416-639-9742. ×. Save This Boat. Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 ...

  9. 1979 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 Racer/Cruiser for sale

    Niagara 35's were built by George Hinterhoeller in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Though not of a conventional design layout, the Niagara 35 was designed to be a very capable cruising vessel. Hinterhoeller's attention to detail and solid, quality construction were well above average and Hinterhoeller-built boats have always enjoyed strong resale values.

  10. 1981 Niagara 35 sailboat for sale in Outside United States

    5'. Outside United States. $39,258. Description: The Niagara 35 is a traditional cruiser designed by Mark Ellis that has a reputation as an exceptionally strong and capable boat. "Shearwave", with many upgrades and improvements; ready and able for coastal cruising and beyond. Shearwave" is a nice example of a Classic Niagara 35.

  11. Niagara 35

    About the Niagara 35. Roster of Boats/Owners. Niagara 35 Web Sites. Photo Gallery. Projects. Links. Cruise stories. Ads. Add me to the class roster. Contact . Welcome to the Niagara 35 Owner's Website. This website is dedicated to the Niagara 35 sailboat and owners.

  12. 1979 Hinterholler Niagara 35 sailboat for sale in Florida

    1979. 35'. 11'. 5'. Florida. $15,000. Description: Senta Niagara 35 hull #25, structurally and functually perfect, interior project, need sections of water damaged wood replaced and new cabin sole, New yanmar 3ym30 and sd20 saildrive 12 years ago, new rod rigging at the time with only 132 hours use since, great sails Mack main on hearken furler ...

  13. Niagara 35 (Encore)

    Notes. This 'Encore' version of the NIAGARA 35, introduced in 1984, is the same hull and sail plan, with a new interior. It includes a large double berth forward, separated from the main saloon by a head and shower. A u-shaped galley is located to port next to the companionway, with a quarterberth and nav station to starboard.

  14. 35' HINTERHOELLER NIAGARA 35 ENCORE

    1985. 35'. 11.42'. 5.17''. Massachusetts. $45,000. Description: REDUCED (-$2500) The Mark Ellis designed Niagara 35 Encores were built to the highest standards by Hinterhoeller Yachts. Traditional, sturdy and spacious for her size, she offers comfortable sleeping accommodation for five, has a large cockpit, and has wide side decks for easy passage.

  15. 1982 Niagara 35 Cruiser for sale

    Find more information and images about the boat and contact the seller or search more boats for sale on YachtWorld. ... 1982 Niagara 35. US$26,000. Fair Haven, New York. Navy Point Marine Inc. 1989 Pearson 31-2. US$27,000. Canastota, New York. Navy Point Marine Inc. More from this Broker Visit Website.

  16. 1982 Niagara 35, Fair Haven New York

    Niagara 35 for sale in Fair Haven New York. View pictures and details of this boat or search for more Niagara boats for sale on boats.com. ... Cruiser (Sail) Length: 35 ft: Fuel Type: Diesel: Hull Material: Fiberglass: Location: Fair Haven, New York: Measurements LOA: 35 ft: Length at Water Line: 26 ft 8 in: Beam: 11 ft 4 in: Max Draft:

  17. 1981 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35

    The Niagara 35 is a high quality, medium displacement sloop that is heavily built, and recognized as an ideal coastal cruiser that is capable of offshore passages. ... Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay). D ...

  18. NIAGARA 35 (ENCORE)

    Notes. This 'Encore' version of the NIAGARA 35, introduced in 1984, is the same hull and sail plan, with a new interior. It includes a large double berth forward, separated from the main saloon by a head and shower. A u-shaped galley is located to port next to the companionway, with a quarterberth and nav station to starboard.

  19. 1983 Niagara 35 Cruiser for sale

    This 1983 Niagara 35 is an offshore cruiser, built by Hinterhoeller Yachts in Canada and designed by Canadian naval architect Mark Ellis, who also designed the Nonsuch line. These sailing yachts were built from 1978 to 1995 with 300 built. ... Both the main sail with stack pack, and head sail with roller furling are in good condition. The spare ...

  20. Niagara 35 Niagara Boats for sale

    This Niagara 35 is a classic built by Hinterhoeller Yachts for open water cruising. Thoughtful use of available space allows for great storage space and generates a roomy, spacious feel belowdecks not normally found in a 35-foot sailboat. This boat was built like a tank for handling any reasonable seas.

  21. Niagara 35 boats for sale in Ontario

    Find Niagara 35 boats for sale in Ontario. Offering the best selection of Niagara boats to choose from.

  22. 1986 Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 Encore sailboat for sale in Florida

    Florida. $39,900. Description: Times have changed and plans have changed. 1986 Niagara 35 Encore #220. We are the third owner. We boat the boat in Cleveland Ohio. Sailed from Lake Erie to the Bahamas. Currently on the hard in Indiantown FL since April 2020.

  23. Niagara boats for sale

    Some of the most widely-known Niagara models now listed include: 35, 35 Encore and Sloop. Various Niagara models are currently offered for sale by specialized yacht brokers, dealers and brokerages on YachtWorld, with listings ranging from 1980 year models up to 1987. Find Niagara boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld.