The Summit md35 daysailer is the result of long discussions between some of the most experienced sailors and one-design promoters in world yachting. They identified the need for a competitive one-design yacht upon which the focus is high- quality fleet racing, placing a premium on experience and tactical awareness instead of athleticism and endurance. The brief was for a fast, stable design which sails to windward as well as she goes offwind, thus ensuring engaging fleet racing. The design needed to combine classical style and grace with a simple layout for sailing, transportation and maintenance. Mark Mills has created in the md35 a yacht with all these characteristics in an exciting package which is certain to capture a wide following.
The md35 will appeal to the experienced sailor who enjoys close, exacting competition. He may have experience with a big boat campaign and its funding and logistical requirements, or he may have enjoyed sailing smaller one-design keelboats, but wants a drier and easier boat to sail. The sailor who enjoys true one-design competition in a performance daysailer that offers the perfect balance of satisfaction and commitment will feel the md35 has been made for him.
The md35 is a one-design which can truly be sailed internationally by benefiting from very low cost container purchase and transportation. Enjoy large, high-quality fleet racing at events such as Key West, Cowes Week, the Big Boat Series, and Block Island without the costs associated with large crews and yacht shipping. Class restrictions ensure that yachts are identical, protecting the nature of the design and limiting the expense associated with racing this yacht on a level playing field.
This stylish, simply-conceived yacht can be ready to sail in minutes and is perfect for daysailing with family, friends, or solo. The design offers exciting sailing for four whilst the inboard motor provides the means of getting to and from a mooring or marina to open sailing water, as well as providing peace of mind. When finished sailing, the MD 35 can be picked up by a 2.5 ton club hoist. Lifting the keel makes for a low trailer position and, once de-rigged, can be towed by any SUV or rolled straight into a standard shipping container.