1981 Young Sun 35 Cutter

Nanaimo, BC


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Boat Type





35 ft


Nanaimo, BC

Hull Material





Prepare for the ultimate offshore sailing adventure with “Zephyra”, a well maintained Young Sun 35’ Cutter! 

This exceptional vessel features a distinctive double ender canoe stern design, with a full keel and skeg hung rudder, offering a harmonious blend of classic aesthetics and unparalleled offshore capabilities. This design element enhances both the boat’s visual appeal and its ability to navigate through challenging waters with ease. The sleek lines and gentle curves of the canoe stern not only contribute to the sailboat’s elegant appearance but also optimize its performance by reducing drag and enhancing stability.

With its offshore prowess, “Zephyra” offers a world of possibilities for adventurous sailors. Whether you dream of circumnavigating the globe or embarking on remote expeditions, this sailboat is equipped to make those dreams a reality. Its proven seaworthiness and sail-anywhere capabilities inspire a sense of freedom and exploration, allowing you to discover new horizons and create unforgettable memories.

 “Zephyra” has been meticulously maintained and updated by her experienced owners over the past 24 years. Some notable updates include: 

  • New Re-manufactured Engine in 2020 with 75 Hours 
  • New Evolution Dacron Mail Sail in 2020 
  • New Evolution Staysail in 2020 
  • ESPAR Diesel Heating 

Please call our office today for more information or to schedule a viewing! 


Engine & Mechanical 

  • Yanmar 3GM 30 HP Remanufactured diesel engine with 75 hours (New in 2020) 
  • Exhaust system and stainless steel exhaust elbow (New, 2020) 
  • Engine mounts (New, 2020)
  • PSS Dripless shaft seal (New, 2019)
  • Fresh water cooled through heat exchanger
  • Bronze Campbell Sailer 3-blade 17” propeller



  • U-Shaped galley to port perfect for offshore passages
  • Ample stowage and counter space for meal prep
  • Double stainless steel sink


  • Large U-Shaped dinette to port with deep settees and updated upholstery which also converts to a double berth
  • Deep settee to starboard
  • Stowage and shelving located along both the port and starboard hull
  • Multiple opening hatches and port lights providing excellent ventilation below

Navigation Station and Guest Berth 

  • Navigation station to starboard which was been modified by a professional shipwright to provide easier access to the quarter berth
  • Quarter berth aft of the nav. station


  • Marine head with shower
  • Vanity and stainless steel sink
  • Stowage along hull and under vanity
  • Hanging locker across from head with shelving above

Master Stateroom  

  • Large V-berth with filler cushion
  • Shelving storage along both port and starboard hull
  • Large drawer storage to starboard
  • Opening hatch above

Galley & Domestic Systems 


  • Force-10 3-burner gimballed propane stove with oven
  • Nova Kool top loading refrigeration with freezer compartment
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Stainless steel rail mounted BBQ

Domestic Systems 

  • Espar hydronic diesel heating system (New, 2019)
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • 6 gallon hot water tank (New, 2019) 
  • (3x) 12V Cabin fans

Electronics & Navigation 

  • Garmin GPS
  • Navico Autopilot
  • Gemini Compass (Re-built 2019) 
  • KVH Quadra Depth sounder and speed log
  • Uniden Portable VHF
  • Sony stereo system

Electrical Supply Systems

  • Vessel rewired in 2005
  • (4x) 6V DC Gel House batteries
  • (1x) 12V Gel Start battery
  • (2x) 65W Solar panels with Enerwatt charge controller
  • Marine Tec Gel Deep cycle voltage regulator
  • TrueCharge 20 Battery Charger
  • 30 Amp shore power connection
  • High output 130 Amp engine alternator

Winches, Sails, & Rigging


  • (2x) Barlow #25 Single speed
  • (2x) Barlow #23 Single speed
  • (1x) Lewmar #10 Single speed
  • (1x) Lewmar #16 Single speed
  • (2x) Anderson #40 Two speed
  • (1x) Lewmar #16 Two speed


  • Mainsail (312 sq ft.) (New, 2020) 
  • Staysail (135 sq ft.) (New, 2020) 
  • Head sail (303 sq ft.)
  • Cruising spinnaker
  • Harken MK VI Roller furling

Sailing Gear

  • Flemming Wind Vane: Stainless steel and mounted on stern
  • Stainless steel rigging
  • 38” Stainless steel safety lines for offshore safety
  • Custom stainless steel fixed railing around cockpit

Ground Tackle 

  • Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
  • 35 lb. CQR Plow primary anchor with 300’ 3/8” galvanized chain
  • 30 lb. Bruce secondary anchor with 50’ 3/8” galvanized chain and 250’ nylon rode
  • 15 kg. Danforth stern anchor with 30’ 5/16” galvanized chain and 100’ nylon rode

Safety Equipment 

  • Emergency tiller
  • Bilge pumps
  • (2x) Safety harnesses

Tender Package 

  • 9ft Walker Bay tender (New, 2016) 
  • 5 hp 2-stroke Mercury outboard with stainless steel Edson style hoist



39.5 ft


11 ft


Number of Engines


Total Engine Hours


Total Engine Power

38 hp

Engine 1

Make: Yanmar

Model: 3QM30F

Year: 2019

Location: Center

Power: 38|horsepower

Fuel: diesel

Hours: 75

Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze

Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks

1 (120|gallon)

Fuel Tanks

1 (60|gallon)

Holding Tanks

1 (40|gallon)

Boat Description

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.


Please contact Clay Erickson at (250) 714-8016 for more information. 

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