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1973 Islander 36

US$ 25,500*
Price Drop: US$ 4,000 (Aug 31)
Interested in this boat? Tel: 206-203-1679
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Year:
1973
Length:
36'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Seattle, WA
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
1021-3694146
Current Price:
US$ 25,500 

With over 700 built, the Islander 36 is well recognized as a sailing classic. Designer Alan Gurney's objective in the design of the Islander 36 was to create a "36-foot yacht that would be a competitive machine but also could cruise a family comfortably". The Islander 36 is easy to handle and can manage heavy air and big swells with ease. Double Time boasts plenty of storage in both the interior and in the cockpit lockers, making this a great liveaboard or extended cruiser.

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 PassageGuinevere and Great Britain II, the I36 racing pedigree was guaranteed. The I36 is easy to handle and can manage heavy air and big swells with ease. It’s a fast and stiff boat, with a 40-percent ballast to displacement ratio and even 30 years later, she will still hold her own on the race course. The I36 will do eight knots and practically steer herself in 20 to 30 knot winds without being overpowered, though it can feel a little sluggish in light air.

The model was built in four 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 hull is 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 had iron in the keel. A few of the mid-70s models reported blistering problems, but some of that had to do with whether the boat was kept in cold or warm waters and if it was a year-round vessel or if it was decommissioned for the winter as in the Great Lakes area. Since the hulls stayed mostly the same, the models differed throughout the years by the options and conveniences that were offered. For example, shoal draft keels were optional, as were interior details such as refrigeration and battery chargers.

Deck & Rigging

The I36 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. Most of the 1970s Islanders have had mast step corrosion problems and probably require the Kenyon spar to be pulled and trimmed. Of course, any rig will need attention every 15 years or so and should be checked, regardless of whether the boat will be

 





Contact our team: 

 

Vance Pitzer

206 850-1239

 

Trevor MacLachlan

206-422-6974, trevor@sigyachts.com

 

John Cooper

206 909-8776



Please contact Vance Pitzer at 206-284-9004

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