Caliber 35


US$ 75,000


35 ft.





Caliber 35

“Pochteca” is a well-appointed and capable cutter rigged 1995 Caliber 35 that has cruised the Sea of Cortez for the past 18 seasons and been meticuously cared for and maintained throughout. As a solid coastal cruiser, one can’t help but appreciate her seaworthiness, responsiveness to the helm in rough water and high winds, personal accommodations, and ease in keeping her shipshape.

The Caliber has every comfort and efficiency in mind when it comes to accommodation. At 35 ft, she is still able to sleep 6 persons thanks to a V-Berth cabin, quarterberth, and dining settee that drops down into another sleeping area. The U-galley is immediately to port as you enter the salon, with gimballed stove, in-counter fridge/freezer, and deep double sink. To port is a functional navigation station that sits adjacent to the comfortable quarterberth, allowing ease in response to whomever is below deck. The main salon features a supremely comfortable two-settee dinette area with ample seating room, shelving, and storage. Forward is an enclosed V-Berth cabin with separate head, all in pristine condition.

This vessel is a fine example of Caliber Yacht’s attention to building a safe, strong, and seaworthy ship. Not only does she turn heads at the dock, but her long shoal fin keel and robust, skeg-protected rudder translates into genuine open sea safety and performance. An in-mast furling main, self tacking staysail on a retractable baby stay, and furling genoa provide just the right sail plan for local wind conditions. A well designed 12V electrical system, solar panels and large battery capacity translate to days that can be spent in quiet anchorages without runing the engine. Ample water and fuel storage will take you easily across to Baja, the Midriff Islands or down to La Paz and back with some to spare. Safety gear, a stern boarding swim platform, redundant anchors on a robust bowsprit, and an electric windlass all contribute to your crew’s confidence and cruising comfort.

Pochteca is in exceptional condition, in her slip in Marina San Carlos and should be seen to be fully appreciated.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, a short 250 mile drive on a safe 4-lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

Welcome aboard S/V Pochteca, a pristine Caliber 35. Meticuously cared for, this vessel is a super comfortable cruiser ready to sail away.
// Price just reduced by US$ 20,000 (previously US$ 95,000)
  • length: 35 ft. (10.67 m.)
  • price: US$ 75,000
  • builder: Caliber
  • draft: 4.5 ft. (1.37 m.)
  • max speed: 7 kn
  • beam: 11.3 ft. (3.44 m.)
  • cruising speed: 5.6 kn
  • built: 1995
  • Sail
  • Fiberglass hull
  • 1 cabin
  • 1 head
  • sleeps 6


  • Crusing Speed: 5.6kn
  • Cruising RPM: 2500
  • Max RPM: 3600
  • Range: 750nm


  • Length Overall: 35.75ft
  • Max Bridge Clearance:
  • Max Draft: 4.5ft
  • Beam: 11.3ft
  • Length at Waterline: 29.8ft
  • Length on Deck: 33.8ft
  • Ballast: 6,100
  • Headroom: 6ft 3in
  • Displacement: 13,100
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Keel Type: Modified shoal keel; robust skeg protecting the Foss Foam rudder


  • Fresh Water: x2 @ 105 Gal (GRP)
  • Fuel: x1 @ 46 Gal (GRP)
  • Holding: x1 @ 44 Gal (GRP)


  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3GM30F
  • Engine Year: 1995
  • Total Power: 27hp
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller: Bronze, 3 blade, 15 x 11 RH; 1″ shaft
  • Full Shaft: 1″ S/S
  • Dinghy Outboard: Honda BF2D 2hp

Pochteca’s Yanmar diesel powers her comfortably at a cruising speed of 5.6 knots with a range under power of more than 500nm without the need to carry extra jerry cans on deck.


  • Single Berths: x1
  • Double Berths: x1
  • Cabins: x1
  • Heads: x1
  • V-Berth sleeps 2, Dinette sleeps 2, Quarter Berth sleeps 2

Broad, easily navigable companion way steps descend from the cockpit into a roomy main salon that’s bright and modern with just the right mix of warm teak cabinetry, a teak and holly cabin sole, and blue upholstered settees. Ample storage is found everywhere – beneath and behind the settees, on wide shelves with high fiddles that keep books in place even in a seaway, and in covered shelves above them. A bulkhead mounted table folds down and opens up to accommodate 1 to 4 guests in less than a minute. The U-shaped galley is just to port. It has a spotless stove and oven, a deep refrigerator/freezer, a double sink with a Grohe faucet, four drawers, huge dish cubbies, and even more storage. Off to starboard, you’ll appreciate the well designed nav station with swing out seat and master control panel. Immediately adjacent is the entrance to the quarterberth cabin which can be closed off for privacy of guests. Sturdy teak grab rails on the overhead are right where they’re most needed. The engine can be checked via a flip up top step on the companion way stairs. The latter can be moved completely out of the way to provide reasonable access to the engine compartment.

Above the salon and galley are traditional LED lights and a very bright fluorescent fixture. Salon corners have directional lights for reading. Caliber does it right when it comes to ventilation for subtropical cruising weather. Two large dorades, 5 overhead Lewmar hatches, and a total of 13 portlights bring welcome breezes into the boat when dockside or at anchor – all are equipped with screens, the portlights even have Zarcor Clozures for privacy. A lift up panel directly aft of the mast provides access to the bilge where a Water Witch water level sensor and a sump for the ice box and shower are located. A robust automatic bilge pump with manual override switch is located under the sink in the head. To port of the mast is a hanging locker and just beyond is access to the head.


  • Refrigeration/Freezer: Alder Barbour Cold Machine, 6.3 cu ft combined refrigerator and freezer (1995)
  • Microwave: n/a
  • Water System: x2 tanks located under quarterberth, manifold and plumbing in cockpit lazerette, pressurized and delivered to galley and head. Water levels monitored by Hart Sytems Tank Tender gauge.
  • Water Heater: Seaward 6Gal 120V & engine heat exchanger (1995)
  • Stove: Galley Maid GT-13 two burner propane stove & oven (1995)
  • Cooking Fuel: Propane
  • Sink: Double sink with Grohe faucet and separate spray nozzle
  • Other: Propane tank in vented aft locker has tare wt of #10 lbs, full 23 lbs

Pochteca’s U-shaped galley is efficient and functional, with gimballed stove and a sturdy grab rail. There are 4 teak drawers for utensils and miscellany, shelves with sliding doors, and compartment storage for tableware, pots, food items, & cleaning supplies. Bright and airy during the day, excellent lighting at night. There’s an overhead hatch and portlight at eye level for ventilation. A large capacity refrigerator/freezer is efficient and easily accessible. The cooking stove fuel is sourced from an aluminum propane tank, and solenoid shutoff is stored in dedicated aft locker in cockpit that is vented overboard.


  • SSB: n/a
  • Radar: n/a
  • VHF: Standard Horizon Quest-X GX1500S, DSC (2010) – interfaced with GPS#2 for position & speed. A compatible CMP30 Ram+ remote station microphone is hardwired at the helm.
  • VHF #2: Standard Horizon HX300 handheld radio (2017)
  • GPS: Garmin GPS 76CS – color unit mounted at helm
  • GPS #2: Garmin GPS-76S – mounted at nav station and interfaced with Standard Horizon VHF Radio. Duplicate waypoints as in GPS#1.
  • TV/DVD/VCR: n/a
  • Stereo: Dual MXCP43 Digital Media Marine Receiver
  • AIS Transponder / Receiver: n/a
  • Depth Sounder: B&G Qual Display
  • Wind Speed / Direction: Windex 15 – Davis Instruments with suspension bearing and “bird protection” at masthead
  • Autopilot: RayMarine ST 6001; actuator mounted in stern section via port lazerette, computer mounted on bulkhead in aft lazerette, output displayed at helm
  • Plotter: OpenCPN navigation software (freeware) is used at the nav station and cockpit. Google Earth kap files and Sea of Cortez waypoints supplied.
  • Compass: Ritchie Navigator, illuminated
  • Other: Sirius Radio and antenna

Emergency position reporting is provided by a bulkhead mounted ACR EPIRB and Digital Selective Calling on the VHF radio. Depth, water temperature, and speed (paddle wheel not presently in water) displayed at helm. A Raymarine below decks autopilot, connected directly to the rudder post and interfaced with a Garmin GPS 76C, is a competent and reliable extra set of hands for long passages or single-handed trips. Along with an emergency tiller, it serves as a backup in case of steering cable failure. Garmin is interfaced with RayMarine Autopilot for route following and display of boat speed, position, waypoints, route following. Route planning and underway navigation is performed using the Garmin GPS and/or OpenCPN software on a computer (not supplied) at the Nav station or a roving tablet in the cockpit and an extensive collection of Sea of Cortez waypoints and charts derived from Google Earth imagery. Comprehensive set of waypoints loaded and mostly cross referenced with identical names in Sea of Cortez – A Cruiser’s Guidebook by Breeding and Bansmer, Blue Latitude Press.


  • House Bank: x4 6V AGM Lifeline (2017) — 440AH
  • Start Bank: x1 12V Optima Red Top 78 (2018) — 800 CCA
  • Battery Monitor: Xantrex
  • Battery Switch: Blue Seas Systems
  • Battery Charger: Victron Energy Centaur Charger 12V 30 Amp (2022)
  • Invertor: Victron Energy Pure Sine Wave 12V 220W
  • Generator: n/a
  • Alternator: Balmar 60-100 SR 100Amp Smart Ready Marine Series (2005)
  • AC Voltages: 110
  • DC Voltages: 12
  • Solar: x2 160W Grape Solar GS-S-160 FAB 8, High Efficiency Mono-crystalline Photovoltaic Modules (2018) — wired in parallel, output regulated by 30Amp MPPT Grape Solar controller
  • Smart Regulator: Balmar MC-612 (2005)
  • Other:
    • Guest Galvanic Isolator 30 Amp
    • Xantrex Digital Echo-Charge (for autocharging starting battery w/o user intervention) (2005)

An upgraded, 12V electrical system requires no crew intervention to keep house and start batteries charged at all times. A Blue Seas panel keeps the two circuits separate, but enables them to be combined if needed. A Xantrex Echo Charger feeds current to the 12V AGM starting bank when the charging voltage to the house AGMs is above a certain threshold. Solar panels mounted above the bimini provide a rated output of 320 watts, ample current to run boat systems and keep the batteries charged for days without running the engine. Main solar panels are removed and stored below decks during 7 month summer layup. A small Sunsei panel and separate controller on stern rail keeps batteries fully charged during that time. Previous house and start batteries were still fully operational for 11 years.


  • Air Conditioner: n/a
  • Bilge Pump:
    • Jabsco Bilge Pump 36600, under sink in head with spare diaphragm and belt
    • Manual Whale Gusher pump in cockpit
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer: Bronze GROCO with inspection glass in cockpit port lazerette above waterline
  • Fire Extinguishing: in Salon, Galley, aft cockpit locker
  • Fuel Filters: (1) Dahl Model #65 and (1) Racor 245 spin on 2 micron with plastic water separation & priming pump. A secondary filter located on the starboard side of the Yanmar engine. Spares.
  • Fuel Shut Off: Manual pull cable in cockpit cubby stops diesel feed to engine immediately; also valve below fuel management panel
  • Fresh Water Cooling System: Fresh water pump on Yanmar replaced (@869h on engine meter)
  • Head Type: Raritan manual head and replacement parts; Grohe Model #31 faucet for sink & shower; teak doors to head from both forward cabin and salon.
  • Holding Tank: 44 Gal forward under V-Berth uses manual Whale Urchin pump for overboard or pump out port in anchor locker. Y-Valve diverts head output to tank or overboard. Tank also used for fore aft trim.
  • Watermaker: n/a
  • Steering: Stainless 36″ wheel, Whitlock Steering mechanism, replacement cable for quadrant in port lazerette
  • Heater: Seaward 600 (6 Gal) heater with dual 120V & engine heat exchanger
  • Transmission: Kanzaki KM3P gear ratio 2.61

The fuel management panel in the port lazertte enables underway selection of fuel filters.


  • Anchor: Rocna 15kg with 228 ft chain + 180 ft line
  • Anchor #2: CQR 35lb with 20 ft chain + 120 ft line
  • Anchor #3: Fortress FX-16 with 12 ft chain + 120 ft line
  • Windlass: Lewmar Pro Series 1000 controlled using remote handheld unit on foredeck or rocker switch at helm
  • Ladder: Stainless two step, folds down from stern swim step, can be retrieved by swimmer in the water – a safety feature.
  • Swim Step: Sugar scoop platform with ladder & shower
  • Bow Rollers: Two robust rollers, staggered
  • Spreader Lights: n/a
  • Deck Lights: Aqua Signal Series 25 foredeck light
  • Nav Lights:
    • Bow – Hella Marine bicolor 2nm LED
    • Stern – Hella Marine white 2nm LED
    • Anchor light is Signal Series 20 LED
  • Gates: 2 gates, port and starboard at cockpit; 1 at swim platform
  • Rails:
  • Dinghy Davits: none
  • Deck Wash: n/a
  • Deck Material: fiberglass, non skid pebble texture with a contrasing color
  • Bow Pulpit: Sturdy 2 bar wraparound
  • Aft Pulpit: Sturdy 2 bar wraparound
  • Dinghy: NEW, never used, West Marine RU-250, inflatable, 3 Person, PVC, roll-up floor & solid transom, 8’3″ x 4’10”, 15.2″ dia tubes, 52lbs – purchased Dec 2018.
  • Other: Stainless steel, hollow base cleats (six 10″ and two 8″), are located exactly where needed to secure docklines, stern anchor, and lifesling. An aluminum toerail comprising part of Calibers trademarked deck-to-hull bonding system and handy for securely attaching blocks, fenders, painters, and UV protective covers almost anywhere.


  • Dodger: Replaced professionally in 2008 (good condition). Burgundy Sunbrella, two stainless arch supports, large windows provide excellent visibility. Front window can be completely removed for extra ventilation.
  • Wheel: Burgundy cover over entire helm when boat in Marina, and during layup – very good condition
  • Winches: Burgundy Sunbrella covers during storage for the sliding lexan hatch and boards of the companion way, the binnacle & instruments, and the winches on combing & cabin top winches.
  • Cockpit: Burgundy bridge forming transition btwn dodger and bimini provides additional shade. Good condition
  • Bimini: Burgundy Sunbrella cover, custom build 2011. Three stainless steel arch supports and novel adjustable eye ends facilitate tensioning of bimini w/o straps, 8 zippers, window for observing main and windex.
  • Hatches: Burgundy Sunbrella covers during storage for the sliding lexan hatch and boards of the companion way during summer layup.
  • Full Winter Covers: Custom Coolaroo mesh UV cover protect entire deck from UV, reduces heat, dew, and gelcoat staining. Connects to toerail, zipper provides cockpit entrance. New replacement April 2023.
  • Bug Screens: All hatches and portlight have screens, plus Zarcor Clozures on 11 portlights
  • Main: No cover, kept furled and protected in mast during summer layup.
  • Staysail: Zippered Sunbrella sail bag provides protection on deck when needed.
  • Genoa: Burgundy Sunbrella in good condition with zig-zag stitching showing some UV damage. Restitched (Oct 2023) with A & E Sunstop V-92 Sailrite bonded polyester sail thread (UV, heat, abrasion, mildew, and salt resistant) thread. Sail stored below decks during 7 month summer seasonal layup.

Salon settee, quarterberth, and V-Berth blue velour cushions are original. Still pristine in appearance with the exception of a hidden repair under one settee cushion. Quarterberth and double berth dinnette cushions are included but might not appear in all pictures. Seat cushions in cockpit (very good condition) are mesh covered high density foam (Bottomside?) that don’t absorb water. Genoa cover, dodger, bimini, helm and winch covers are matching burgundy color. A ventilated, mesh cover over boat while in storage during the warmer months provides very good protection.


  • Main: Dacron furling main, Morelli Sails (new 2012); excellent condition
  • Spinnaker: n/a
  • #1 Genoa: Furling 120%, Ullman Sails, custom Axis Laminate with padded luft (new 2011); good condition, used lightly 3-5 months a year, always stored below decks during summer layup. Restitched cover 2023.
  • Staysail: Doyle med wt dacron, low hrs, high cut on pennant, hanks, for detachable inner forestay, stored below when not needed, excellent condition.
  • Storm Staysail: n/a
  • Sail Area: 550 sqft
  • Traveler: Lewmar hardware; good condition
  • Roller Furler: Harken Mark II; good condition
  • Backstay Adjuster: n/a
  • Winches:
    • (2) Lewmar 44 2sp ST
    • (2) Lewmar 16 ST
    • (1) Lewmar 24 on mast
  • Boom Vang: US SPARS
  • Mast: Z-Spars keel stepped mast & boom with in-mast furling (NEW 2005)
  • Standing Rigging: Replaced Feb 2016; Specs Bermex Marine; install Phoenix Multiservices; Wire and Stay-loc fittings; Rigging survey done Nov 2017
  • Lines Led Aft: Main (sheet , halyard, outhaul, & furler), Genoa (halyard & furler), Staysail sheet, Traveler (port & starboard)
  • Spin Pole: n/a
  • Whisker Pole: n/a
  • Other:

Under full main and genoa, Pochteca easily makes 6+ knots with speeds exceeding 7 under ideal conditions. With the retractable forestay nothing gets in the way of the genoa while tacking. And, when the wind picks up and sea conditions become more challenging, matching sail power and boat trim is straight forward with in-mast furling and a self-tacking staysail. All control lines are led to the cockpit.


  • Lifejackets: 2 SOSpender Life Vests with extra CO2 Cartridges, 3 Type I and 2 Type II vests.
  • Lifesling: Yes
  • Life Rings: Horse Shoe Buoy
  • Liferaft: n/a
  • EPIRB: ACR Cat II/Class2 EPIRB battery replaced Feb 2022 will expire June 2027.
  • Flares: ACR ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare with Distress Flag; pyrotechnic signalling flares; smoke flare
  • Jacklines: Two West Marine jacklines – bow to stern flat webbing
  • Harnesses: incorporated in both SOSpenders; two WM six foot tethers; two robust attachment points in cockpit
  • Strobe: Two Forespar personal armband strobes
  • USCG Safety Package: ACR Rapid deploy ditch bag, nominally equipped
  • Propane Safety: Switch on stove controls Fireboy Xintex shutoff solenoid (new 2013) in dedicated aft lazerette propane locker; Marine Technologies (70-742-WT) Combo Propane/Carbon Monoxide Alarm in galley (April 2023)

Pochteca is fully equipped with an EPIRB, inflatable life vests, safety harnesses, Lifesling, throwable horseshoe buoy, and cushions. A floating “ditch” bag contains signalling devices, an extra electric flare, smoke flares, limited water & food supplies, and more should it be necessary to abandon ship.


A custom, bow to stern, 3-piece cover made with Coolaroo shade cloth material has been used during summer layup on the hard for the past 8 years. The present cover is new 2023. It tents over a line from bow to mast and over the boom and is attached with zip ties to the toerail. A zipper provides access to the cockpit area from the stern.


The backup fuel tank under the salon floor was decomissioned in 2005 after the current owners purchased the boat. It is presently not serviceable.

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