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Parker 235 no 21 "Sea Fever"

This outstanding example of the class was first launched in 2004 and has been lightly sailed in fresh water only. She was treated with Epoxy Gelshield under the waterline from new and has been antifouled with International Trilux 33. The lifting eye for the keel was replaced in 2014. She is very well equipped and in first class condition throughout. She had a good survey when I bought her in 2011 and is lying at Ullswater Yacht Club, Cumbria.

Sailing Today magazine conducted a "used boat test" in their July 2012 edition and copies are probably still available. Their comments on the 235 were all very favourable.


Above decks

  • Z-spar boom and mast supported by two pairs of 4 mm shrouds with single spreaders.
  • Adjustable backstay.
  • Roller reefing foil for headsail.
  • Mast lowering equipment comprises a pole and block and tackle. A removable mast support fits at the after end of the cockpit
  • Two cleats aft and two fwd with fairleads.
  • Additional large cleat in the self draining anchor locker for anchor warp or mooring line.
  • New bow roller.
  • CQR anchor with galvanised chain and rope
  • Two Antal winches on coach roof with blue acrylic covers and winch handle.
  • Various cleats and jammers for running rigging led aft to cockpit.
  • Handle stowage and halyard stowage in cockpit.
  • Blue sprayhood with matching zip in back panel
  • Blue stackpack with lazy jacks.
  • New larger gooseneck cover.
  • Tiller cover.
  • Guardrail padded covers.
  • Baltic lifebuoy with light in holder on pushpit
  • Whale bilge pump in cockpit with pipe which will reach down into the cabin.
  • Foldup boarding ladder on transom
  • Mooring lines
  • Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Ample stowage under port cockpit seat


  • Quantum headsail with matching sacrificial strip.
  • Battened Quantum mainsail with slab reefing.
  • Three reef points fitted, two rigged and led aft to cockpit.
  • Spinnaker with rigging and pole.


  • Tohatsu 5hp 4 stroke with saildrive propeller and charging circuit in well in front of rudder. Serviced annually.
  • Remote tank with dedicated stowage under cockpit seat.

Electrics and instruments.

  • Distribution panel for lights and instruments.
  • Two 47 amp hour batteries with three way switch which can be charged by the outboard or solar panel.
  • Voltage indicator fitted.
  • Interior lights and additional spotlights.
  • Masthead tricolour
  • Wired for autohelm with power socket and autohelm socket on top of backrest in cockpit and pin on tiller.
  • Nasa Clipper Duet combined echo sounder and log with cockpit display
  • Plastimo compass in cockpit with light
  • Two additional sockets in cabin for autohelm, solar panel or cool box.

Below decks

  • The cabin comprises two single berths/ seats and a quarter berth with matching upholstery and opening hatch accessed on the stbd. side. Matching curtains.
  • Fwd on the stbd side is the galley area and to port a self contained toilet compartment, fwd of which is a large storage area.
  • The boat has built in buoyancy
  • A new Cookmate 3100 two burner meths stove has replaced the original gas stove. There is a double sink with tap and sea cock and storage space and shelving. An opening hatch is fitted above this area.
  • A 1 kg dry powder extinguisher is stowed at the foot of the companionway.
  • On the port side a wooden door opens to the heads compartment above which is a fresh air vent.
  • An electric Thetford Porta Potti model 365 is provided. A sink with tap, seacock and stowage are outboard of the toilet.
  • Forward of the toilet a door leads to a large stowage area with a large opening hatch. The two single berth cushions have matching backrests. Four additional backrest infills and four matching scatter cushions. There are supports to hold the backrests in the raised position making the seat wider for sleeping.
  • A Nauticalia Fitroy cabin clock is fitted and a rack for binoculars and handheld vhf. A table which can be rigged in either the cabin or cockpit.

Trailer and dinghy

  • A custom built low level West Mersea trailer with docking arms makes launch and recovery very easy. The trailer has two axles, is galvanised, braked and has sealed bearings. Includes a spare wheel. A tender with "dinghy dolly" adjustable wheels on the transom and oars and rowlocks


John Paling
Telephone 07971 106859

Updated: Nov 15