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Starlight 35

Starlight 35

£55,900 VAT paid

Built: 1996
Currently lying: Plymouth, UK - United Kingdom

Toucana is a much loved and carefully maintained Starlight 35 which we are delighted to be selling for the present owner, who is parting with his much cherished yacht only for health reasons.
Only 4 owners from new, we have known this 35 from when she was built for the first owner and equipped to a very high spec.
We have sold Toucana for each successive owner, the third having lavished care and attention on Toucana and spent £80,000 on new gear and equipment during his 17 years ownership - quite exceptional records have been kept up to date in the on-board files
Now equipped with upgraded electronics, recent sails, brand new standing rig, reliable and regularly serviced Yanmar 3 GMF with Gori 3 blade folding prop, all the usual interior equipment replaced where required, including battery charger, heating and so on.
Now for sale only for health reasons and available at a realistic asking price £55,900 - call Mike for more detail.

Owner comments
Having waited years to find such a yacht as Toucana, it is with great regret that I have had such a short time with her and she is now up for sale for health reasons.
Every passage has been a joy and delight as the Starlight is so capable, fast and seaworthy and very comfortable at sea. She will ghost along in a mere whiff of wind and look after you when the going gets tough.
Toucana is very well equipped and built by Bowman to a high standard with lots of extras to the original spec.
She is in great condition having been meticulously cared for during her life and hasn’t wanted for anything.


Holding tank
LOA: 35 ft
Beam: 11.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 4.75 ft
Displacement: 6.14 tonnes
Ballast: 2.41 tonnes


Engine: Yanmar 3GMF 30hp (fresh water cooled) - serviced 2019
Rope cutter: Ambassador Marine - serviced, cleaned and greased annually
Engine hours: 3195 h
Propeller(s): Gori 3-blade folding (bronze) - serviced, cleaned and greased March 2019
Drive type: shaft
Steering system: wheel
Aquadrive: constant velocity joint
Dual primary diesel filters fitted with bypass taps - Volvo 877762 (for quick/easy change over)
Bosch 120 Amp alternator
Engine serviced annually by Darthaven: last carried out in March 2019
All sacrificial anodes replaced 2019
Spare propellor: 2-blade Gori folding prop
Various 'proprietary' spares: for engine, filters, propeller, winches etc.
Volvo 'black jack' shaft seal replaced 2019
Cutlass bearing replaced in 2019


Engine battery: 1 qty 115 (new May 2018)
Domestic battery: 2 qty Avon 85 - very good condition (Sep 2014) plus 2 qty Varta 110 - good condition (Aug 2011)
Battery charger: Pro Charge Ultra 30
Shorepower system: with cable
Wind generator: Aerogen (not fitted) - mechanical/electrical fittings installed
12v electrics
Management system: Sterling Marine with monitor, including Advanced Alternator 120 Regulator and a Split Diode
FM Radio: Sony
Calorifier: replaced 2010
240v ring main with circuit breaker: including 1 qty double plus 3 qty single sockets

Safety equipment

Liferaft: ML Lifeguard Forties 3106 (6 man) - serviced every 3 years by Ed Banyard (last serviced in July 2019)
EPIRB: McMurdo Smartfind G5
Bilge pump: automatic and manual
Fire extinguisher(s): 1 qty automatic (engine compartment), 2 qty 1kg, plus 1 qty 1kg (all with pressure gauges plus 1 qty CO2 (in cockpit locker) replaced in 2009 - no signs of corrosion
Horseshoe lifebuoy: with light
Dan buoy: inflateable Jonbuo
Webbing jackstays
Fog horn: 2 qty
Warps: 8 qty various
Fenders: 6 qty sausage plus 1 qty ball
Gas detector: hand held (permanent detector currently disconnected)
Flares: Coastal pack (orange canister) plus 2 qty white and 1 qty orange (all in date)
Rope guard on binnacle
Gas check and service carried out every 3 years by Gas Safe Marine: last carried out Spring 2018
Seacocks: Blakes serviced every 3 years by Darthaven - last carried out Spring 2019(ball valve serviced annually by owner)
Skin fittings: inspected and reported annually by Darthaven

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights: tri-colour masthead including anchor light, plus deck level bow and stern
Compass: Silva 125 FT plus compensator (2012) at binnacle
Depth sounder: Raymarine ST60
Wind instruments: ST60 plus aerial (2007) with 2 qty displays - binnacle/garage
Autopilot: Autohelm Type 300 (arm type)
GPS: MLR FX412 linked to Yeoman - independent system
VHF radio: Raymarine 420E (2004) with 2 qty handsets - chart table/cockpit
Electronic chartplotter: Raymarine ST80 and Raymarine 130 GPS plus Seatalk NG converter - 3 chart cards for UK. Ireland, France and Iberia (require updating)
Radar: Raymarine Radome 2kw 18" (2004)
Speed/log: Raymarine ST60
Navtex: Nav 6A plus Nav 4 printer
AIS: Raymarine receiver plus multiplexer
Radar reflector: Echomax Passive EM230 plus active Sea-me
Multiview on binnacle: ST80
Chart table multi: Raymarine ST80
Yeoman: fixed to chart table
Course Computer Raymarine S2G (2007)
Masthead aerial: ST60 plus Glomax RA106 aerial (at pushpit)
3 qty ST80 plus 1 qty ST60 multiview instruments
Raymarine autopilot controls: 2 qty displays - binnacle/garage
Gyro compass

Deck gear

Bow anchor: 20kg spade with 40m 10mm chain plus 40m multiplait warp
Kedge anchor: 20kg Fishermans - with various warps
Clutches: Lewmar - 7 qty port, 7 qty starboard
Transom boarding ladder
Boarding gates
Mainsail cover: grey (new)
Sprayhood: grey (new) plus 2 qty spare in red (faded)
'Zippable' sprayhood extension side panels: in red
Dodgers: in grey to match new sprayhood (April 2019) plus spare set in red
Binnacle cover: grey (new) plus spare red (faded)
Hatch covers: in red
Primary winches: 2 qty Harken 44ST (2002)
Secondary winches: 2 qty Harken 40ST
Coachroof winches: 2 qty Setamar 30 (self-tailing)
Power windlass: Horizon 1500 GP (refurbished and motor replaced 2011) plus full service kit
Davits: removable s.s., mounted at transom for inflateable
Removable bow sprit: 1m - teak
Removable cockpit table: stored in locker
Sun awning: 2013
Washboards: 3 qty - Summer, Winter plus 2 part clear polycarbonate set


Dinghy: Wetline with inflatable floor and solid transom plus 230 pump and oars
Davits: removable and stored in lazarette locker


Hull colour: white
Deck construction: grp with teak
Hull construction: grp
Keel construction: Lead - wing keel
Decking: teak
Topsides finish: gelcoat - cleaned and waxed at least once per year
Bottom finish: antifoul - rubbed down, prepared and re-applied annually
Hull adapted for beaching legs (not supplied)
Build no.: 350 56 (1996)

Rig and sails

Mainsail: Hood - fully battened with slab reefing - good condition (2007)
No.1 genoa: Hood - good condition (2007) with white UV strip
Jib: 110% (working) - old genoa modified
Storm jib: Westaway - unused (2001)
Spinnaker: as new - hardly used (2014) with snuffer
Cruising chute: Hood with snuffer - average/good condition (1996)
Standing rigging: replaced Nov 2018
Genoa furling: Selden Type C
Kicker: Selden - gas
Backstay adjuster: gas/hydraulic
Spinnaker pole: telescopic (mast mounted)
Sail controls: led aft (except outhaul)
Inner forestay: removable
Mast steps: 6 qty - strategically placed
Barber Hauler System: for Chute and Spinnaker
Sails, spars and rig condition reports to be available
Main sail and genoa valeted and serviced annually by Kemp Sails: last serviced in March 2019
Running rigging and warps: regularly washed, dried and serviced
Sail no.: GBR 7811T
Mouse lines


Cooker: Plastimo Neptune 2000 with 2 ring burner, grill & oven (inc bumstrap) serviced every 3 years
Fridge: Waeco Series 50 (2007)
Heating: Eberspacher - serviced 2010 plus new pump
Number of berths: 7
Number of heads: 1 qty with shower
Toilets: Jabsco electric in heads with spare outlet pump
Pressurised water: hot and cold
Tableware: for 6 persons
Cutlery: for 6 persons
Cooking equipment: various pots, pans and utensils
25 gallon spare water tank
Curtains/cushions: blue curtains plus 6 qty first class scatter cushions
Upholstery: 'First Class Blue' - as fitted on the Oriana
All 3 taps replaced in 2017
Portlights: 2 qty replaced plus 6 qty reglazed/new seals in 2013
Water capacity: 60 gallons plus 25 gallons (spare tank in lazarette locker) with flow through

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