Quarken 35 Cabin tour: all-new 36ft adventure boat

Reporting from Boot Düsseldorf 2024, Alex Smith takes a tour of the new Quarken 35 Cabin Quarken’s largest model yet, which follows much the same principles as the award-winning 27

Quarken’s largest model yet the, Quarken 35 Cabin, follows much the same principles as the award-winning Quarken 27 Cabin. There’s the elegant twin-stepped hull, the plumb bow, the flared foredeck, the glass-lined pilothouse and the Yamaha outboards.

But here, the pilothouse is offset to port, narrowing the port side deck, while opening up a larger walkway on the starboard side – and that’s a handy feature because both the foredeck and the aft cockpit harbour day spaces of genuine merit.

At the back end, the cockpit’s central aft bench sits opposite a transverse wet bar built into the pilothouse’s aft bulkhead. There are also half-height drop-down coamings on both sides, enabling you to create four additional seats without swallowing up valuable deck space.

That means the show boat could easily seat seven, but the UK spec looks likely to trade in the wet bar for an additional aft-facing bench, creating sufficient space for the full ship’s company of ten.

There are extra peripheral tables to keep those on the bulwark seats properly serviced – and when you want to change the scenery, the foredeck provides a raised three-man lounging section, plus a neat little five-man dinette.

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The inside of the pilothouse is arguably even better resolved. The inverted screen, huge windows and slender mullions generate light and visibility as good as anything in this class – and the fact that the new Quarken flagship benefits from both an aft door and a sliding skipper’s door makes this a very simple boat to helm single-handed.

Better still, the sheer scale of the side door makes this feel like a proper open boat at the helm; and when you come to anchor, you can slide both panels forward to open up the same order of aperture at the starboard dinette.

If you’re keen to go cruising, you’ll be grateful for the separate heads and shower compartment – and you’ll be equally happy about the convertible settee at the foot of the main double bed, which (in tandem with the saloon dinette) enables this boat to sleep up to five people at a time.

As for performance, even the base F300s will hit 46 knots. But with the 350s, it will apparently achieve 51 knots, while still achieving 2.6 litres per mile at 28 knots for a range of around 230 miles. In short then, while this boat might straddle a whole range of categories, so clear is the merit of the design, so obvious its breadth of application, that it’s difficult to discern any way in which it falls short.

Quarken 35 Cabin specifications

LOA: 35ft (10.68m)
Beam: 11ft 5in (3.48m)
Draft (inc. props): 3ft 3in (1m)
Displacement (approx – inc. engine): 4,400kg (9,700lb)
Engines: 2 x 300hp Yamaha outboards
Top speed (estimate): 44 knots
Fuel capacity: 750L (198 gal)
Water capacity: 120L (26 gal)
CE category: B for 10 people
Price: £330,000 (inc. VAT)


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