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1974 Cigarette Racing 35

$114,694 Listed price: £75,000 Poole , United Kingdom
Make Cigarette Racing
Model 35
Year 1974
Condition Used
Price £75,000
Type Power
Class High Performance Boat
Length 35 ft
Fuel Type Gas
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Poole , United Kingdom
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 35 ft
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make MerCruiser
Engine Model 600
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Year 1974
Power 600 hp
Drive Type Stern Drive
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make MerCruiser
Engine Model 600
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Year 1974
Power 600 hp
Drive Type Stern Drive
Builder Cigarette
Fuel Tanks 1
Fresh Water Tanks 1
Holding Tanks 1




This classic 1974 cigarette 35 racing boat is true piece of racing boat history. She was raced by the famous Italian powerboat racer Carlo Bonomi, under her race livery ‘Dry Martini’.

‘Dry Martini’ was the third Cigarette 35 built and like her predecessors does not disappoint, powered by her twin Mercrusier 600hp mechanically fuel injected race engines from 1974. These engines were rebuilt in 2010, the compression ratio was lowered which would allow the boat to be run on petrol available at the pump, rather than high octane race fuel. Running on Speedmaster 3A’s outdrives.

Complete with a 6 wheel road trailer and full boat cover, Dry Martini is the most period correct and original class one boat on the market today.  

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Dry Martini

Dry Martini was completely rebuilt for 50th Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat race, her engines, drives, electrics went through a very high level of replacement/refurbishment. This puts her in 'like new' condition.

Her engines and drives only have 20hours on since rebuild.



  • Twin Mercrusier 600hp mechanically fuel injected race engines from 1974, full rebuild in 2010 (20 hours since rebuild)
  • Speedmaster 3A’s outdrives (heavy duty version of speedmaster 3)
  • Full hudraulic steering



  • Danforth high speed compass x2
  • Raymarine chart plotter

Recent Races and Awards

  • Finished first in historic class 2010. Cowes Torquay
  • Finished first in historic class 2012/ 6th overall. Cowes Torquay
  • Concours d' Elegance, award 2012 Cowes Torquay

Trailer and Cover

  • 6 wheel trailer
  • Full boat cover


Nicolle Associates 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.

  • This vessel is VAT paid
  • As always photographs do not do justice viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Dorset, Poole.
  • © 2014 Nicolle Associates



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