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1979 36 (ft.) Islander 36 1979/2013

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General Information

Listing# 124645

New Bern, NC, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
36 1979/2013
36 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details


Refit in 2013, this Islander 36 is the one to see.  The interior wood was removed from the boat, sanded, re-stained and re-varnished.  New upholstery, headliner, wallpaper, and beautiful and carpets make this 36 like new!  The engine was replaced in 2009 with a Westerbeke and now has been completely renewed with new paint and shows only 60 hours of use.  The sails have been examined and re-worked with new stitching and sun protection and the genoa furling has new bearings!  NO DISAPPOINTMENTS and she will show even better than the photos.

All interior woodwork is solid teak with bulkheads, furniture and joinery trim matching beautifully.  There is Formica on the galley countertop and new Formica on the head countertops and walls.  The wood doors are louvered below and any doors above the counter have cane inserts.  There are multiple grab rails and thick upholstery seating and mattresses.  The berths are 6’ 6” long while the port side settee is 6’2” long.

A proven performer!  The internationally known designer, Alan Gurney met the goals of Islander Yachts to the letter with the Islander 36 as a competitive machine that will also cruise your family and guests comfortably. 

The 36 is easy to handle under any conditions, you can control her with one hand on the wheel at 30 knots!  The mast is stepped to the keel and the genoa sheeting angle is optimized with 2 sets of genoa track.  The T-shaped cockpit is large enough to enable your crew to relax and trim sails easily and quickly.  For the cockpit you get an unobstructed view of the sails and foredeck.  There is even a recessed heel-kick beneath each seat (now you finally have some place to brace your legs!)

An 11’2” beam adds greatly to the stability and ease of sail handling, to say nothing of the huge and comfortable interior!  That is a story is itself.  The paneling is real teak-all of it.  And note the hide away and folding dinette table.  By doing away with the stationary table, the 36 added a lot more living space for you and your guests to enjoy.  Other features include the large storage areas, sizable and comfortable galley, and the wonderful natural light and ventilation.  The cabin height is 6’5” throughout.

The 36 is Islander quality throughout with hand laid fiberglass construction and the deck is bolted to the hull.  The craftsman is beautiful and the fit and finishing outstanding.  


One of the most voluminous sailboats you will find with a wide companionway and steps that make you feel like you’re inside an apartment-not a sailboat! You can board the 36 from either the port or starboard side boarding gates.  Wide side decks make maneuverability excellent.  Aft is the cockpit with cushioned seating and stern rail mounted seating on both sides.   Visibility from the cockpit is excellent and a black Sunbrella bimini protects your from sunlight and weather.  The companionway has a sliding top hatch and there are four entry boards.  Down a wide set of four steps you enter the cabin.  Under the companionway is engine room access with port and starboard access through hatches.  Immediately to port is a quarter berth with a long outboard storage shelf.  Forward of the quarter berth is a cabinet that doubles as a desk with storage or a chart table. There is bottle storage in the lower cabinet as well. Outboard above the navigation area is storage with sliding doors.  To starboard is the “L” shaped galley sure to please the onboard chef.  The ice box had been converted to a cold plate refrigerator and in in the counter.  The cabinets above the counter tops have sliding doors and there is a cabinet with dish and cup built in storage.  The main salon is forward and the port side has a beautiful settee which can be converted to a double berth.  Outboard are storage cabinets with sliding doors and there is additional storage behind the back cushions.  Amidships is a nice teak bulkhead with mirror and some shelving and a pull out dinette table for six.  With the dinette neatly away the salon feels much larger.  To starboard is a settee that offers storage behind the back cushions and a small storage are under the bottom cushion.  Outboard is a large, open storage shelf.  The keel stepped mast is forward along the amidships bulkhead and is barely noticeable.  Further forward and to starboard is a large hanging locker with a large storage shelf above.  Across is entry into the head.  The head is large and has a new toilet, new Formica counter tops and matching Formica bulkheads.  There is a mirrored vanity with storage under the stainless steel sink.  The shower is hand held with a shower curtain.  All the way forward is the large “V” berth.  The berth can be converted into a double with the filler cushion.  The entry door is a bi-fold teak door. Under the berth is a storage cabinet to port and several storage drawers to starboard.  Aft and starboard is a hanging locker with top shelf for storage.  Outboard on each side is a long, wide shelf.  All the way forward is the anchor locker access. The interior is the Islander 36 has all teak wood paneling, joinery, and hand rails.  The doors above the counters slide open and have cane inserts while all the doors below the cabinets have louvered doors.  The natural light and ventilation is excellent.
Hull and deck are hand laminated fiberglass Deck has a ply-core for superior strength and solid thru-bolted hardware All gel coat colors are permanently molded into the laminating process Non-skid is permanently molded into the deck The rudder is high density foam blade covered with fiberglass skin on a stainless steel pipe The lead keel ballast is attached to the hull using 1” stainless steel bolts All thru-hulls are RC Marine fiberglass reinforced nylon to eliminate electrolysis and tagged
Located along the aft starboard side of the main cabin the “L” shaped galley is quite large and completely functional allowing the onboard chef to directly communicate with the captain and guests. Large stainless steel sink with Pfister faucet, hot and cold water Foot pump for fresh water for anchoring Force 10 gimbaled stainless steel propane oven and 3 burner stove top Norcold cold plate refrigeration with large in-counter refrigerator Laminated countertops with teak fiddles Storage cabinets above the counter outboard with sliding doors Storage cabinet under the sink and drawers under the counters   Built in dish and cup storage in cabinet above the countertop
Back Sunbrella bimini, side window and hatch covers Stainless steel stemhead incorporating an anchor roller with Danforth 17 pound anchor Anchor chain and rope rode Anchor locker with drain and windlass Simpson-Lawrence Horizon Express electric winch with foot control Stainless steel stanchions with new double coated life lines Port and starboard boarding gates Stern stainless steel folding swim ladder Port and starboard stern rail mounted seating Full length anodized alloy toerail sealed and bolted every 4” Teak cabin top trim and hand rails Teak bow trim around anchor roller and locker Stainless steel deck hardware Stainless steel thru bolted stern and bow mooring cleats (2) bow mooring chocks (6) opening ports with screens 13 x 18 inch tinted Bowmar hatch over the salon 10 x 10 inch Bowmar hatch over the “V” berth Fiberglass sliding companionway hatch with sea hood (3) cockpit seat lockers with locking hasps and storage Cockpit coaming storage lockers Cushions for cockpit seating Life Sling mounted on stern railing
Sails and Rigging
Black Sunbrella Stack Pack for main sail Double spreader black painted Kenyon aluminum mast with tunnel track and conduit tube Painted black Kenyon aluminum alloy boom with tunnel track and internal reefing and outhaul Stainless steel standing rigging protective coating for side decks Schaefer recessed inboard genoa tracks with lead blocks Schaefer mid-boom mainsheet traveler with control blocks Boom topping lift Jiffy reefing Dacron main and genoa sheets with black trim Genoa rolling furling with new bearings Barlow-Australia #28 primary winches in cockpit Lewmar 2-speed #30 secondary winch on cabin top Lewmar 2-speed #16 mast mounted spinnaker winch Schaefer blocks New running rigging
Ritchie Powerdamp compass at helm Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio with DSC at navigation station Raymarine Tri-Data with speed, depth and trip indicators
New wiring where needed and updated systems 12 volt DC and 120 volt power Electric distribution panel with new 12 volt and 120 volt circuit breaker panels 30 Amp shore power with cord GFI protected electrical outlets throughout the vessel Indirect courtesy lighting to illuminate the cabin sole International navigation lights Anchor light on mast Engine compartment light Ventilation fan mounted in main cabin Ray Jefferson battery charger located in cockpit lazarette Abundant 12 volt lighting throughout the vessel 6 gallon hot water heater with heat exchanger
The engine compartment is located under the companionway steps with easy three sided access. Westerbeke 38 hp diesel engine with 60 original hours and fresh water cooled Engine panel with gauges at helm Stainless steel shaft and bronze two bladed propeller 30 gallon welded aluminum fuel tank Helm engine and transmission control lever Edson pedestal with 36 inch stainless steel destroyer wheel and wheel brake Emergency tiller Stainless steel pedestal guard
Brokers Comments
An absolutely beautiful Islander 36 that has had a refit in 2013 with new fabrics and a low hour Westerbeke engine.  All she needs is your personal items and off you go!  Contact listing broker for insurance and delivery information.  
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.