The Challenger 35 and the Warrior 35 are two of the three 35-foot designs by Angus Primrose for Trident Marine. They share the same hull moulding, but have different deck mouldings and interiors.
The main difference between them is that the Challenger 35 is an aft-cockpit cruiser, while the Warrior 35 is a centre-cockpit cruiser. This affects the layout and the appearance of the boats.
The Challenger 35 has a spacious and bright interior with a good galley and heads amidships. It has seven berths, but the quarter double is more a large single and the saloon is really only for two people. It has a very traditional angular coachroof and a large cockpit with a tiller steering.
The Warrior 35 has a more compact interior with a smaller galley and heads forward. It has six berths, including an aft cabin with a double berth accessible from the cockpit. It has a very distinctive rounded coachroof and a smaller cockpit with a wheel steering. It also has more headroom and storage space than the Challenger 35.
Both boats have a long keel, a masthead sloop rig, and a modest sail area. They are both heavy displacement cruisers that excel in heavy weather and provide predictable, undemanding, but also unexciting, sailing in less demanding conditions. They are both popular with long-distance sailors who value comfort and safety over speed and performance.