Archambault A35 For Sale

1070 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
United States

35.00 SF
11.80 SF
7.10 SF
Year Built
Volvo D-120 Saildrive


Sale Pending

From the design desk of Joubert Nivelt, the Archambault A35 (produced between 2006 and 2013) was awarded by Sailing World as the best crossover sailboat of 2009 and is highly regarded as sleek and fast. Built in 2006 as a 2007 model, Mirthmaker is the only A35 in the continental United States. She was purchased by the current owner in the Caribbean after competing in the 2009 Transquadra race from Madeira to Martinique. She had previously taken first in her IRC division at Spi Ouest in 2007 and she'd go on to compete in the Transpac and Pacific Cup.

Mirthmaker was extensively modified in 2011-2012 at KKMI in Sausalito with a ruggedized mast shroud load system, new boom, stanchions, pulpits and lifelines and new topsides and deck paint. She also has extensive custom joinery, updated and upgraded instrumentation, interior cushions, a retro-fitted galley, custom soft storage throughout and an amazing sound system.

The most upgraded and customized A35 anywhere, She comes complete with a six-man life raft, emergency steering system, full spray dodger and sun canopy. Top of the line running rigging and an amazing suit of sails has her completely outfitted to drop and go for any level of racing.

Hull, Appendages and Spars
  • GRP (glass reinforced sandwiched fiberglass polyester)
  • Carbon fiber mast - two spreader
  • Tides Marine “Strong Track” mainsail luff track system
  • Heavy gauge inboard pole lift track and car
  • Custom ruggedized mast shroud load boxes (2012)
  • Custom carbon fiber fixed sprit with 2 tack lines for Asymmetricals and Code 0. New end fittings (2018)
  • Custom Aluminum boom (new 2018)
  • Garhauer rigid boom vang
  • Harken Mark IV roller furling system (2017)
  • Custom twin rudders (2017)
  • New Awlgrip topsides and non-skid deck paint (2012)
  • New bottom and rudder paint (2019)
  • New stanchions, pulpits and lifelines (2012)
Sail Inventory
  • Doyle composite racing main (2014) - 3 reefs, full roach. Condition: very good
  • Doyle "everyday" composite mainsail (2018) - 2 reefs, shorter foot. Condition: excellent
  • Doyle heavy Dacron delivery main - 3 reefs, short foot, quite flat- "bulletproof". Condition: excellent
  • North 3DI jib (2019) - 105%, rolls to smaller sizes as needed. Condition: excellent
  • Doyle composite staysail on furler (2018). Condition: excellent (lightly used )
  • North A1.5 MH spinnaker (2020) Condition: almost new
  • North A2 MH spinnaker (2020) Condition: excellent
  • Doyle A3 MH spinnaker (2017) Condition: good
  • Doyle A5 FR spinnaker (2018) Condition: excellent (lightly used)
  • Doyle S2 MH spinnaker (2011) - Condition: fair
  • Doyle S3 MH spinnaker (2011) - Condition: fair
  • Doyle S5 FR spinnaker (2017) - Condition: excellent (lightly used)
  • S5 FR spinnaker (pre-2009) - Condition: fair
  • Doyle main storm trysail (2017) - Condition: never used
  • Storm jib (pre-2009) - Condition: never used
  • Hood Dacron roller furling delivery jib (2017) - 90%, rolls down to storm jib size; Condition: Excellent
  • Hood Code 0 headsail (2018) - on wire furler. Condition: Very good
Electronics & Instrumentation
  • B&G H5000 instrument package (October 2017) with
  • H5000 graphic display at nav. station and
  • 2 x H5000 graphic display in cockpit
  • 3 x HV20 Display units at gooseneck
  • H5000 CPU Hercules computer
  • H5000 Autopilot computer
  • Precision 9 compass
  • 2 x B&G Pilot keypads mounted in cockpit
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 Matrix VHF radio (August 2018) with remote cockpit speaker
  • Ultra whip VHF antenna
  • Replaced systems panel and 12V panel terminals (Farallone Electronics - 2022)
  • Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor (April 2016)
  • New, larger compass with nightlight (April 2018)
  • Wired with an IridiumGo satellite telephone communication system
  • Iridium antenna mounted on stern
  • 2 house batteries and one deep-cycle engine battery (new June 20222)
  • 150 watt marine stereo with AM/FM radio, CD player and jacks to accommodate iPhone or Smartphone
  • Double pair of Bose interior speakers in main salon forward bulkhead
  • 8-inch subwoofer mounted in main salon
  • 500 watt amplifier located in nav station lower cabinet
  • Pair of eight inch outdoor speakers mounted in the cockpit
  • Audio system remote control mounted in cockpit
  • Forward vberth – double
    • Lined with Blue Performance storage bags
    • Zip-out privacy door
    • New forepeak hatch (2018)
  • Aft port quarter berth – double. Aft starboard quarter berth – single
  • Quarter berths include:
    • Soft adjustable storage shelving
    • Fans
    • Removable cloth zip-out privacy covers
    • Wooden cabin doors
  • Main salon with dual opposing settees - single berthbeach - with fold down table
  • All cushions in faux leather
  • Original floorboards replaced with lightweight teak and holly veneered marine plywood
  • Marine head with stainless sink and soft storage - only lightly used
  • Galley:
    • 2 x burner propane gimballed cooktop – 15K and 20K BTU burners
    • 1 x icebox
    • 1 x refrigerator
    • Latchable storage lockers
    • Splash guard railed counters
    • Stainless sink and faucet
    • Under sink storage
  • Navigation Station:
    • Custom crafted systems/instrumentation panel
    • Flush mounted lidded laptop enclosure
    • Light shield/sprary guard detachable curtain
Additional Equipment
  • Viking 6-man Deluxe RescYou life raft in a canister (certified through 2023)
  • Custom mounting platform for life raft
  • Emergency steering system with
    • Permanently mounted gudgeons on the transom centerline
    • Carbon fiber foil
    • Carbon fiber cassette
    • Stainless steel pintle mount
    • 2 x carbon fiber tillers
  • 2 Plastimo orange horseshoe buoys (one equipped with automatic floating light)

  • Complete set of flares (SOLAS parachute, handheld & smoke- all current)

  • Complete USCG safety items required by law

  • Spray Hood (Dodger) built by T-Top in France

  • Sun canopy built by Shade Tree of South Carolina
  • Custom canvas spray covers for forward hatch and mast-deck area
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.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Mirthmaker
Make: Archambault
Model: A35
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ARC35026K607
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 34'8 ft
Waterline Length: 30'2 ft
Beam: 11'7 ft
Max Draft: 7'2 ft
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'1 ft
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D-120
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 20hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2006


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 26 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Stock Number: Hull no. 26
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers
Tom Sitzmann
1070 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda CA 94501
United States
 Tom Sitzmann
Tom works in partnership with SailCal, an Alameda, CA-based Yacht Broker. A lifelong sailor, Tom Sitzmann brings a broad range of sailing experience to Sail1Design. Tom has a great deal of dinghy and PHRF racing experience, competing successfully in the Laser, J/24, and J/22, winning several regional and district championships in those classes, both in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. While in Maine Tom also won several PHRF regattas aboard his J/24 & J/33, and more recently in his J/120 and now J/145.
Also a lifelong educator, Tom has coached sailing and directed sailing programs from Maine to Annapolis, and was an assistant offshore & dinghy coach at the USNA, head intercollegiate coach at Bowdoin College, and currently head coach at Severn School, where he guided the team to a National championship, the first and only Chesapeake Bay school ever to win the prestigious Mallory Trophy.
Tom ‘s offshore experience includes many distance races in New England, a transatlantic passage, a celestially-guided Marion-Bermuda Race, and most recently he brought his family to Bermuda aboard their J/120 Airwaves.
Tom's focus with Sail1Design is managing the Brokerage Marketplace, and Sail1Design's Career Center & Job Board. You can reach Tom at

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