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1940 Patterson Wooden Cruiser

$39,900 USD

  • $39,900 USD
  • Don Long
  • Active
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1940
  • Patterson
  • Wooden Cruiser
  • Petaluma, California, US
  • Power
  • 36ft / 10.97 m
  • Wood
  • 2013-03-04
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1493118

This 36 Patterson Cabin Cruiser 1940 is located in Petaluma, CA.

Here is a registered 1940 Patterson 36’ double trunk Wooden Cruiser.  She is officially listed as a 1940 Patterson But she is built in the style of a boat from the 1920's or earlier.  There are many scenarios to what era she was designed and who possibly built her. With her varnished mahogany raised panels and curved corners, to her chromed bronze steering wheel and her chromed adornments, she is a one of a kind wooden cruiser that shows in the woodwork and craftsmanship of the builder.  She has a rumble seat on the forward deck and her bench seats are ventilated with rattan. Her dining salon can seat 6 people and the Cabin can sleep four. Cabin construction is raised mahogany panels, tongue and grove pine ceiling with oak ribs. Her hull frame consists of Kant frames forward, steam bent & sawn 1 1/4" on 9" centers tied by oak floor timbers, Shear and bilge clamps copper riveted to frames. The hull planks are 1 1/8 sawn carvel planking of Port Orford cedar with Silicone riveted fasteners. Her hull has been covered in West System which will give her many years of minimal maintenance. The decks are wood covered with cotton canvases that were all redone in 2008.  The engine is a 1940 Chrysler Crown gas engine with a spitfire block upgrade done in the mid 80s.


Since the 1970's the Pied a Mer has always been under cover to protect her mahogany from weather damage.  She has a smooth stable ride cruising at 12 knots and topping out at 16 knots. There are many original items still on this classic including the irreplaceable logbooks and documentation going back to 1942 that will go with her new owner.


This Classic Patterson Wooden Cruiser has been fully restored back to nearly brand new condition.  If you’re looking for the kind of boat the people talk about for years to come this is the one for you.  Everything is in great working condition and is ready for the water.  This classic has been pampered like no other and has always been kept covered and indoors since the 1970s.  Now is your chance to get a beautiful classic piece of History at an unbeatable price. All this boat need is a new owner.


*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.


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LOA: 36’

Beam: 8’ 6”

Max Draft: 3’ 4”


Engine and Mechanics

# Engines: One

Engine Make: Chrysler              Model: Crown Imperial

Fuel Type: Gas

Tankage:           Fuel: 171gal                   Fresh Water: 20 gal            


Recent Improvements


  • 6 Volt Electric Wiring Converted over to new 12-volt system. 
  • New 12-Volt Electrical Circuit Breaker Panel. 
  • New 110 –GFI Electrical Outlets in cabins. 
  • New 110 Circuit Breaker Panel.
  • New 12 Volt Power Toilet w/holding tank. 
  • New bottom paint on 2005. 
  • New anchor chain and line. 
  • New cushions in 2006. 
  • New batteries in 2005. 




The Company 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.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902