The latest arrival in the C&G Performance Fleet is the 1974 Model C&C 35 - an
evolution that takes into account the IOR rule (despite the fact that the
original C&C 35 was built to CCA rule more C&C 35's have boom measured for
IOR rating than any other type of boat In North America). Compared with the
original C&C 35 she is a heavier boat with a taller rig yet should rate about
the same and is designed to go fater under most conditons.
And there will be greater comfort - more space inside to live in - larger galley -
more storage - much improved toilet arrangement - sleeps six. For the navigator
a larger chart table with adequate space to mount instruments, storage space
for books, etc. And for the helmsman, more leg room.
As a result of tank testing, research and development, the 1974 Model C&C 35 will
have a new keel and higher aspect ration spade rudder. All in all we expect the
the 1974 Model C&C 35 to go faster in greater comfort.
She will make her first appearance in the Fall 'In the Water' Boat Shows.
The mast was raised, and the sail plan substantially increased.
The ballast was redesigned and also increased to balance the new
A deeper higher aspect rudder was fitted for better control down wind.
The interior liners were redesigned to bring down the actual weight
of the hull.
While the changes did improve performance the IOR rating
went up dramatically. This boat was also forced to compete
against the flushed deck, stripped interior, single purpose
racers which were starting to appear. The MKII's
concessions for cruising made it less competitive. For
instance the chainplates had to be moved outboard for a
pleasing interior. This prevented proper sheeting of the
genoa for up wind work, and so on.
Both models have scored tremendous results in many races around
North America and beyond. They are coveted as cruising
boats by those who are strictly into this aspect of
sailing and do not race.
The C&C 35 MKI was built between 1969 and 1973. It
covered hull numbers 1 to 204.
The C&C 35 MKII was built between 1973 and 1975 covering
hull numbers 205 to 351.
The terms MKI and II were unofficial and developed in
the eyes of the consumer. No official paperwork
blueprints, brochures, etc. ever recognized them, but
they have become recognized by everyone over the years.
The C&C 35 MKI was originally labelled the Redwing 35
when it was first designed for Hinterhoeller Yachts.
This changed with the amalgamation of the parent
companies to form C&C Yachts.
The MKI was originally designed to the CCA rule, but
was very competitive under the IOR rule which came
later. This boat probably more than any other established
C&C as a manufacturer of perforance racer cruisers.
In fact, at one time, 35 MKI's held more IOR certificates
than any other yacht, and as well was recognised for its
large attractive interior and cruising qualities.
The MKII was intended to be an improved version of
the original. It would retain the excellent interior but
be much faster, and also have more freeboard, allowing more
interior head room, as well as a drier ride. The
stern section of the MKI was modified to increase
The boats have lent themselves well to up dating and some
owners have modified rigs, keels and rudders for better
performance with excellent results. Standard boats with the
IOR age allowance, and properly maintained sail inventories
can easily dominate local competition. The Detroit area
and the Bayview-Mackinac Race offer one-design class
racing for the 35 MKI often drawing between 15 and 25 boats
for a start.
The major features of the boats are as follow;
-The one feature which sets all MKI and II 35's apart from
all other C&C models is the absence of the trademark cove
stars at the fore and aft extensions of the cove stripe.
-The MKI did not receive the stars because of time limitations
for the first hull, thus there was no ties to install the
stars on the plug.
-The MKII plug was made off the C&C 35 MKI hull. The plug
being fibreglass could not (at that time) be modified, by
carving out stars,
-The hulls look further different because the MKI had
running lights fixed on the bow casting and the MKII had
the distinctive "fisheye" running light in the bow.
-The MKI used a larger thickness rub rail than the MKII,
thus the slight beam difference.
On deck, the C&C 35 MKI differed from the MKII in several
The MKI had a single. 36" long aluminum framed main cabin
window while the MKII carried twin 24" windows an either side.
Note: Several of the last MKI's also had the twin windows
as an option.
This twin window effect would be a C$C coach roof trademark
for many years.
The MKI also had an integral spray shield moulded right into
the top of the coach roof while the MKII was straight
forward and clean.
The MKI had helms station behind the pedestal which was
completely separated from the rest of the cockpit by a
bridge which carried the main sheet traveller. The
companionway entrance carried down as low as the cockpit
sole itself. The MKII had one of the original "T" shaped
cockpits with the traveller moved forward to a bridge
deck which limited the companionway entrance size.
Down below the two models are very similar with V berths,
port fully enclosed heads, port dinette which becomes a
double berth and off-centre-to-starboard companionway. The
galley and navigator station with quarter berth are reversed.
The MKI galley is on the starboard side while the MKII has
its quarter berth and chart table on starboard. The MKII
also has an aft wet hanging locker to starboard of
the companionway steps.
Perhaps the cost striking difference between the two interiors
is the extent and appearance of the interior fibreglass
hull liners. The 35 MKI had a full liner which extended
all the way to the sheer line on both sides.
The large liner was very heavy, and somewhat difficult to
install on the assembly line. The MKII had the liner reduced
to bunk height, and the rest of its interrior built from wood
cabinetry. Thus more teak was evident in MKII, particularly
aft where the full fibreglass step module of the MKI was
replaced with a teak unit.
There were very few equipment or specification changes of
any significance which occured on either model during their
Perhaps the only important changes occured to the mast and
rig on the C&C 35 MKII. The earliest models utilized a
heavier section with wire rigging. When rod rigging became
available, the wire was replaced.
The construction of the two models is virtually identical;
solid fibreglass handlaid up hull alternating mat and roving,
balsa core in decks only.
|Mark I||Mark II|
|SAIL AREA||576 sq. ft.||635 sq. ft.|
|BALLAST||4995 lbs.||5620 lbs.|
|DISPLACEMENT||12,500 lbs.||13,800 lbs.|
|Sept./74 37,950 CDN - $39,950 US
Note in 1974 foreign
exchange was somewhat
different that it is today
|ORIGINAL IOR RATING  ||29.1 - 29.5||31.7 - 32.5|
w/Fore & Aft
w/Fore & Aft
|STANDARD ENGINE||Universal Atomic 4  ||Universal Atomic 4|