sailboat

svOpenWaters is a 1976 Islander 36 considered by many to be a “top 40 sailboat” and a “California classic”.  Why I chose this particular sailboat will be addressed in the blog.  But here is what others have to say.

Talk of the Dock – Islander 36 Review

Boating World Magazine – Islander 36

Wikipedia – Islander 36

For those of you who like to know the “stock specs” – here you go courtesy of www.sailboatdata.com.

Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  36.08′ / 11.00m LWL:  28.25′ / 8.61m
Beam:  11.17′ / 3.40m Listed SA:  576 ft2 / 53.51 m2
Draft (max.)  6.08′ / 1.85m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  13450 lbs./ 6101 kgs. Ballast:  5820 lbs. / 2640 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  16.35 Bal./Disp.:  43.27% Disp./Len.:  266.33
Designer:  Alan P. Gurney
Builder:  Islander Yachts (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Lead
First Built:  1971 Last Built:  1986 # Built:  770
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Pathfinder Model:  50
Type:  Diesel HP:  42
TANKS
Water:  54 gals. / 204 ltrs. Fuel:  32 gals. / 121 ltrs.
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  45.00′ / 13.72m J:  14.48′ / 4.41m
P:  39.25′ / 11.96m E:  12.75′ / 3.89m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  15′ / 4.57m
SA(Fore.):  325.80 ft2 / 30.27 m2 SA(Main):  250.22 ft2 / 23.25 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   576.02 ft2 / 53.51 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  16.35 Est. Forestay Length.:  47.27′ / 14.41m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Islander / Tradewind Yachts
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Alan Gurney
RELATED LINKS
  Islander 36 Association  www.islander36.org
NOTES
With nearly 800 boats built this was one of the most successful models from Islander Yachts.
During it”s production history the ISLANDER 36 was delivered with the following engines (in a an approximate cronological order):
Universal Atomic 4 -Gas
Palmer P-60 – Gas
Perkins 4-108 – Diesel
Westerbeke L-25 – Diesel
Pathfinder – Diesel
Yanmar – Diesel

It is said that the molds for the ISLANDER 36 were purchased by Newport Offshore Yachts of CA, USA in 1986. But it is not known if any other boats were built after this date.

SHOAL DRAFT: 4.8’/1.46m

TALL RIG:
I(IG):47.00′ / 14.33m
J: 14.48′ / 4.41m
P: 41.30′ / 12.59m
E: 12.80′ / 3.90m