1978 Islander 36 For Sale

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Stock #139906 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Islander
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
36
Length (LOA):
36' 1"
Beam:
11' 2"
Draft:
72"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
139906
Location:
Sausalito, California
Status:
Available
Reason for Selling:
Don't need as liveaboard any longer
Sailboat Details
Spinnaker Gear:
Sail Cover:
Sheet Winches:
Traveler:
Halyard Winches:
Reefing Mainsail:
Lazy Jacks:
With Stack Pack
Roller Furling Jib:
Schaefer System 2100
Main:
New Hood Sail
Headsail:
New Hood Sail
Main Sheet:
New 2014
Lazy Jacks:
Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Blocks:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Forestay:
New 2014
Backstay:
New 2014
Roller Furling System:
New 2014
Running Rigging:
New 2014
Standing Rigging:
New 2014
"The nicest Islander 36 you'll ever come across in your search for the perfect boat."

The Islander 36 (I36) is a true classic and depending on whose numbers you believe; there were somewhere between 700 and 800 hulls built between 1973 and 1986 making it an extremely successful design.

Islander production was located in Southern California along with other classic builders li...more

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1978 Islander 36 Sloop Sailboat in Sausalito, California

Stock #139906

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

The Islander 36 (I36) is a true classic and depending on whose numbers you believe; there were somewhere between 700 and 800 hulls built between 1973 and 1986 making it an extremely successful design.

Islander production was located in Southern California along with other classic builders like Columbia and Jensen Marine that built Cals. In fact, it is rumored that for a while, Ericsons, Pearsons, and Islanders were built in the same locale.

Hundreds of hulls were produced and shipped all over the US and Canada with about 25% of them selling into the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alan Gurney's objective in the design of the I36 was to create a "36-foot yacht that would be a competitive machine but also could cruise a family comfortably." Since Gurney was also responsible for go fast classics like Windward Passage, Guinevere, and Great Britain II, the I36 racing pedigree was guaranteed.

These are fast and stiff boats with a 40% ballast to displacement ratio and even 30 years later, they still hold their own on the race course. The I36 will do 8 knots and practically steer herself in 20-30 knot winds without being overpowered. However, it can feel a little sluggish in light air.

The Islander 36 was built in 4 pieces with the two hull halves, the deck and the liner - a process similar to the port and starboard construction of a Swan. It took about 700 hours to manufacture one of these modified fin keel, full skeg rudder boats.

The hulls are solid glass with a through-bolted plywood cored deck topped with an alloy toe rail. Most of the models had lead ballast, but some of the early boats are said to have iron in the keel.

Cockpit, Deck & Rigging

The sail area is about 600 square feet on a double spreader, high aspect ratio rig. Those who have raced an I36 describe it as "going fast on a stiff boat with small sails" since the design really pushes the maximum power from its rig.

The I36 cockpit is large and comfortable for six and features lockers under the seats. A swim ladder on the reverse transom was an added feature on the later 1970s models.

The decks are wide and clear and there is good access to the anchor locker that also appeared on the late 70s versions.

Layout & Accommodations

The layout below begins with a sizable V-berth and a head/shower combination to port.

In the salon, there are two straight settees on port and starboard separated with a table that folds up to the bulkhead to create a feeling of spaciousness.

An L-shaped galley on starboard has a double sink and a three burner LPG stove. On port, there is a nav station that is outboard facing and the quarter berth behind it forms a seat.

Information On Condition

This boat is the nicest Islander 36 on the planet, no exaggeration!

In 2014 prior owner spared no expense restoring this classic to showroom condition.

New in 2014 Volvo Penta engine and transmission, running and standing rigging, sails, electronics, and 32 gal fuel tank. Painted inside and out with Awlgrip!

New tempered glass smoked port glass, Also new in 2014 is the stove/oven and refrigeration system.

Over $170,000 was invested in 2014 for her restoration to like-new condition.

Replaced propane tank.

Engine maintenance.

Approximate boat location: Sausalito, California

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Islander
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
36
Length (LOA):
36' 1"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
139906
Location:
Sausalito, California
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
2014
Brand:
Volvo Penta
Model:
D2-40F
Size:
38 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
32 gals
Cruising Speed:
8 mph
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Holding Tanks:
Water Tanks:
Zinc:
Bilge Pump:
Bottom Paint:
Cutlass Bearing:
Fresh Water Cooling:
Heat Exchanger:
Rudder:
Engine Location:
Under Companionway
Transmission:
New 2014
Keel:
Fin
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
4-cylinder
Engine Liters:
1.5
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
36' 1"
Length at Water:
28' 3"
Beam:
11' 2"
Min. Draft:
72"
Weight:
13,450 lbs
Water Capacity:
52 gals
Waste Capacity:
20 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Depth Instrument In Dash:
Wind Instrument:
Navigation Lights:
Radio Antenna:
Speed/depth/gps:
Speedometer:
VHF:
Standard Horizon Explorer
Compass:
Ritchie
Speed Instrument:
Raymarine St60+ Sog+depth
GPS / Plotter:
Raymarine Hybrid Touch
Radar:
Raymarine
Deck Features
Additional Cockpit Settee:
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Bell:
Bench Seat:
Bimini:
Canvas:
Cleats:
Cockpit Seating:
Console Cover:
Courtesy Lights:
Covers:
Deck Hardware:
Dock Lines:
Fenders:
Hatch Covers:
Helm Cover:
Lines:
Manual Boom:
Saltwater Washdown:
Shore Lines:
Steering Wheel:
Storage:
Transom Seating:
Winch Handles:
Winches:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Cockpit Life Sling:
Dock Lines:
Fenders:
Fire Extinguisher:
Life Jackets:
Life Ring:
Propane Storage Locker:
Cabinet
ElectricalElec. Components
Battery Converter:
110v AC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Accessory Switches:
Battery Perko Switch:
CD Player:
Circuit Breaker:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Electrical Panel:
Electronic Ignition:
Engine Kill Switch:
Fuel Gauge:
GFI Outlets:
Horn:
12 V DC Outlets:
ABYC Color Coded Wiring:
Alternator:
Shore Power (110v. AC):
Shore Power Cord:
Stereo:
Tach:
Lighting:
Battery Charger:
Sterling Power Pro Charge Ultra
Inverter:
Power Jack 4000 Watt
Battery Location:
Engine Compartment
Shore Power:
30 Amp
Sails
Spinnaker Gear:
Sail Cover:
Sheet Winches:
Traveler:
Halyard Winches:
Reefing Mainsail:
Lazy Jacks:
With Stack Pack
Roller Furling Jib:
Schaefer System 2100
Main:
New Hood Sail
Headsail:
New Hood Sail
Main Sheet:
New 2014
Rigging
Lazy Jacks:
Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Blocks:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Forestay:
New 2014
Backstay:
New 2014
Roller Furling System:
New 2014
Running Rigging:
New 2014
Standing Rigging:
New 2014
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
6
# Cabins:
2
Sleep. Capacity:
6
# Berths:
3
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Cabin:
Forward Stateroom:
Fridge/freezer:
Galley:
Handbasin:
Head:
Microwave:
Nav Station:
Port Holes:
Propane Tanks:
Salon:
Shower:
Sink:
Sky Light:
Stateroom:
Stove / Oven:
Table:
Toilet Manual Flush:
TV:
V Berth:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Companionway:
Countertops:
Curtains:
Red Fabric
Flooring:
Nu Teak
Dinette:
Foldaway To Bulkhead
Cabin Door:
Acrylic
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Alan Guerney And Constructed By Islander Yachts
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Round Bilge/fin Keel
Exterior Color:
Red, White And Blue
Interior Color:
Red And Blue
Bow Scuff Plate:
Closed Transom:
Helm Console:
Lazarette /garage:
Pontoons:
Keel Type:
Fin
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