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About the Parker 235

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The Parker 235 was the successor to the Parker 21.   It offers more space, but still has the ability to trailer sail.   

Sail numbers 1 - 70 were built between 2001 and 2009

The original brochure


The Parker 235 Mini Cruiser

The Trailer Sailer has a lot to offer the week or weekend sailors freedom to choose different and quieter sailing localities lack of marina charges and enroute accommodation, but there has usually been a price to pay in terms of performance, trailing and difficulties in rigging and launching and internal accommodation. The P235 sets new standards of trailer sailer excellence both on shore and afloat.

The design features all round sparkling sailing performance which is achieved by having a long waterline, beamy hull form stability, this combined with a deep low centre of gravity keel gives great stability for offshore safety and sea keeping, with its unique lift keel system led back to the cockpit winch the yacht can be moored with its keel raised in shallow waters and still have remarkable stability. The 235 can dry out on mud, sand or gravel and sit completely upright for all round comfort aboard.

It has easy handling ashore with its 12” draft and flattish bottom to launch and recover from the custom built trailer.

Mast raising & lowering

The mast can be raised effortlessly from the cockpit by using coachroof winch connected to a purchase tackle system.

Style & Accommodation

With its sporty external looks it has a surprising amount of internal accommodation and volume, below decks there is a large roomy main saloon with 2 berths and comprehensive galley and provisional storage located around the keel box on the starboard side. On the portside there is a separate head compartment with hand basin and forward is a very large forepeak locker with hanging facilities, sealed buoyancy chambers below in the aft section thwartship double berth with further storage locker.

Auxiliary Power

A 5hp or 6hp short shaft outboard can be mounted in the cockpit well under the tiller for easy, safe power control, when required the engine can be lifted into the well and sit on the outboard aperture fairing plug to reduce sailing drag and keep the engine out of the water when left on the mooring.

LOA 23' 5" (7.14m) Gross Displacement 1380 kgs
LWL 20'9" (6.37m) Ballast 330 kgs
Beam 8'4" (2.54m) Sail Area 270 sq ft
Draft - keel down 4'6" (1.37m) Draft - keel up 12" (0.30m)
RCD category 'C' Inshore