Cal 36 2017-07-31T00:26:58+00:00

Cal 36

Price AU $46,000 Negotiable



Price
AU $46,000 Negotiable
Details
Designed by premier naval architect Bill Lapworth as an ocean going cruiser/racer the Cal 36 has proven itself as a strong safe well rounded blue water vessel. She has been well maintained and looked after by her live aboard owner. She comes with a good set of sails with plenty of life left in them. The Volvo Penta D1 28HP was installed new in 2007 and has less than 450hrs and is regularly serviced. The standing and running rigging was replaced in 2014. Wheel steered. Raymarine autopilot. She has a large Danfoss fridge/freezer as well as a Waeco 3 way fridge. Also included is a portable air con unit that keeps her cool and dry. She is insured through Nautilus and is kept in a berth at Breakwater Marina for easy viewing.

Read what a proud Cal 36 owner has to say about her:

"My parents owned a Cal 36 from 1968 until 1974 I believe. We raced the boat extensively, including a couple of Transpac (69 and 71) and 72 Mazatlan. The boat was sold to a family in San Diego that had chartered one in the Caribbean and just had to have one. They still own the boat 35 years on, its at San Diego Yacht Club right next to the club, named Bligh's Spirit.

They are good solid boats. Simple, so you don't spend your life trying to fix stuff. Everything is accessible and repairable. Easy to sail, as the rig is very small -- only about 40 feet hoist on the jib.

In light air, its not a fast boat: a lot of wetted surface, and not much sail area.

In medium to heavy air (anything over 10 knots of breeze) they sail very well. They will surf, like a Cal 40, but nothing like a modern ULDB. They handle very heavy seas and gales well, far better than most boats: the heavier the breeze, the better we did racing.

While we owned it because it was a good racing boat and we went racing 3 to 4 times each week, several thousand miles every year, these were ocean races. This means we lived on the boat underway most weekends for all those years, and for weeks at a time when we'd go to Hawaii or Mexico. We did cruise the boat some too. My brother and I would take the boat with friends for weekends or holiday weeks: nobody over 12 or 14.

Really, its a good cruising boat. Most "cruisers" just have a lot of junk that breaks and needs to be replaced. Most "cruisers" really are impractical underway with no sea berths, unworkable decks, cockpits, galleys, and main cabins. The Cal 36 is really a practical, safe, seaworthy, and still decently fast offshore boat.

Heaviest weather I can recall was during a San Clemente Island race, a Whitney series race in February or March, probably 1969, off the Southern California coast, about 45 knots (that is a HELL of a lot of breeze!) in fully breaking seas. The waves would break, and the soup was so thick it would be right up to the gunwale all the way around the boat! Lots of green water across the decks. We had two watches: my parents and one of their friends on one watch, and the other watch was me (12), my brother (16) and another 16 year old. No problem. We had dinner underway, the off watch could sleep, not much water got below. Very few other boats finished that race. "

Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage has been providing yacht, boat, berth, insurance, valuations maintenance, charter and delivery services since 1985. We cover all of Australia.
Special Presentation
Region
Queensland
Location
Townsville QLD
Usage
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Reference
Y-448
Year
1966
Designer
Bill Lapworth
Builder
California Yachts
Length
35' 6" - 10.82m
Beam
3.15
Draft
1.74
Displacement
5080kg
Keel / Ballast
2041kg encapsulated in long fin keel
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Deck Material
GRP/Ply/Balsa
Engine
D1
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
HorsePower
28
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
< 450
Number Engines
1
Fuel Consumption
2lph
Max Speed
6
Cruise Speed
5
Propulsion
2 blade fixed on shaft
Fuel
110
Water
300l
Refrigeration
Large Danfoss fridge/freezer. Waeco 3 way fridge
Stove
3 burner and oven/grill
Hot Water System
Yes
Berths
6 berths - v, quarter, saloon, pilot
Shower
H&C
Toilet
Yes electric with holding tank and macerator
Entertainment
Bluetooth stereo
Air Conditioning
Yes portable
Dinghy
Yes
Outboard
Yes 3.3 Mercury
Covers
Bimini, Boom cover
Ground Tackle
Muir windlass/gypsy. 50m gal short link chain with swivel
Safety Gear
Cat 5
Bilge Pumps
Auto electric and manual
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Yes
Electrics
240v/12v/solar
Electronics
Raymarine auto/speed/depth/wind. Plastimo compass
Sail Inventory
Fully battened main in good condition
125% furling crusing genoa
125% lightweight furling genoa
Brand new No 3 blade jib
1 light spinnaker
1 heavy spinnaker
Mast / Rigging
Mast head rig
Deck Gear
Barlow, Barient, Lewmar and Harken winches. Harken windward sheeting traveller system

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