SOLD | 1985 Niagara 35 Encore

(SOLD) 1985 Niagara 35 Encore

Do not miss this fine example of the Niagara 35 Encore!

Price just reduced from $49,500 to $44,500 in the late Spring of 2023!

Halcyon is a clean and well-kept example of the popular Niagara 35 Encore series, built by George Hinterhoeller.  Spacious for her size, she offers comfortable sleeping accommodation for five, has a large cockpit, and has wide side decks for easy passage.  Penned by Mark Ellis, the boat is well-balanced and sails well in a variety of conditions.  She is not to be missed!  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fine sailing yacht!


  • Manufacturer:Niagara
  • Model: 35 Encore
  • Year: 1985
  • Category: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach US
  • Vessel Name:Halcyon
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Mark Ellis
  • Make:Westerbeke
  • Model:W27
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:4150
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:27|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:35 ft
  • Beam:11.33 ft
  • Draft - max:5.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:30|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:80|gallon
  • Holding Tank:30|gallon



Niagara Yachts History

George Hinterhoeller, famed boat-builder built the Niagara 35s from 1978-1995, with close to 300 boats having been built in that time.  Mark Ellis did the design work for the boat, and she is as elegant as she is functional.

Born in Austria, George Hinterhoeller immigrated to Canada in 1952.  After working on his own initially, later merging with several Canadian-based builders for about 10 years, he refounded his own company in 1976.  Beyond the popular Niagara 27 & 35 models, he found success with building the Nonsuch cat boat line, along with many other vessels, including multiple powerboats. 

Accommodations & Layout

The Niagara 35 Encore offers excellent ventilation & natural light throughout the cabin via the large overhead hatches (with screens), and through the many opening ports aboard.  Crafted in traditional George Hinterhoeller fashion, her interior is constructed with lots of teak and fine joinery work, and the cabin sole is teak and holly. 

Staring below in the bow aboard Halcyon, the master cabin is forward with a large berth to port and a seat to starboard.  Seat area can be converted into additional berth space as desired.  Lots of lockers and drawers are found throughout.  There is a private door to access the head directly from the forward cabin.

Head is on the port side aft if the master cabin, and has a separate shower stall with good storage space.  There is a second entry door from the salon as well.  Vanity features a stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressurized water.   Manual head has a Y-valve to a 25 gallon holding tank, or directly overboard when offshore.

Stepping aft brings you to into the main salon.  There are comfortable settees on either side with storage behind and below.  The fixed mounted table sits in between, and the leaf can be raised when more table space is needed.  On the starboard bulkhead forward, there is a Force 10 propane cabin heater as well.

Moving further aft brings you into the large U-shaped galley to port.  It offers lots of countertop space and ample storage throughout.  A portion of the galley hinges forward affording incredible access to the engine.  Opposite to starboard is the forward facing navigation station and quarter berth.  The design of the vessel is such that it allows for sleeping for up to five comfortably. 

Her owners have kept her well and the boat does not look or feel her age.  Please let me know if you have any specific questions which I can assist with, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Vessel Upgrades & Major Maintenance Under Current Ownership

  • New stainless steel fuel tank - 2015
  • New propane sensor - 2018
  • New group 31 AGM batteries (4) - 2018
  • New electric bilge pump and float switch - 2018
  • New propane hot water heater - 2019
  • New main sail cover - 2019
  • New Dodger - 2019
  • New handrail covers - 2019
  • New binnacle cover - 2019

Sails & Rigging

  • Main sail with Easy Jack system
  • 140% roller furling genoa
  • Harken roller furling system
  • Two 100% Jibs
  • 80% Jib
  • Sobstad spinnaker
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Keel-stepped Anodized mast with single spreader rig
  • Rod rigging - Navtec
  • 2 Barient 27 self-tailing primary winches
  • 2 Barient std secondary winches
  • 2 Barient, one self-tailing, one standard winch on coach roof
  • 4 Forespar rope clutches on coach roof
  • Lines led aft to the cockpit
  • Radar reflector
  • Windex

Hull & Deck

  • Hull Aristo Blue Awlgrip
  • Fiberglass sandwich deck
  • Electric anchor windlass - Simpson Lawrence
  • 35lb. plow anchor
  • 33lb. Lewmar claw anchor with 40' chain and 200' rode
  • Raw water washdown at bow
  • Stainless steel anchor roller platform
  • Stainless steel double bow and stern rails with double lifelines
  • Edson pedestal
  • Two propane gas tanks in vented locker with propane solenoid
  • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump


  • 12 volt & 110 volt electrical systems
  • (4) - 12 volt group 31 AGM house batteries, two under quarter-berth, one in the engine compartment, one in the bow.  New in 2018
  • Guest battery switch
  • 50 Amp alternator off engine to charge batteries
  • Nova circuit breaker panel for both AC & DC circuits
  • 30 amp shore power service with shore cord.  Cord new in 2019
  • Brass reading light fixtures
  • Xintex propane detector.  New in 2018
  • Johnson 2000 GPH automatic bilge pump.  Pump and float switch new in 2019


  • Raymarine SmartPilot auto pilot (2012)
  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Icom M-504 wired to GPS
  • Raytheon radar
  • Datamarine Corinthian Depth, Speed, and Wind Instruments
  • Garmin 740 GPS/Plotter (2012)
  • Sony AM/FM/CD player with salon and cockpit speakers



  • Large, double stainless steel sinks with storage locker below
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Instant hot water heater
  • Adler/Barbour 12 volt refrigeration with foot pump drain
  • 3 burner Hillerange propane stove and oven
  • Cutting board over stove
  • Galleyware aboard conveys

Westerbeke Diesel

The Westerbeke Engine was inspected thoroughly in 2012.  Items which were replaced at that time were:

  • Starter
  • Alternator
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Water pump
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Two-blade folding Gori propeller was installed
  • Single-lever engine control added

Additional Equipment

  • Two fenders with covers
  • Dock lines
  • PFDs
  • Lifesling
  • Boat hook
  • Swim ladder with teak step treads
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Teak cockpit grates

DisclaimerThe 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.

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