36' (10.97m) 36 - Windancer
One of the most successful designs ever, there were 770 Islander 36 footers produced. This one has been updated with new sails, new bimini and the 4108 Perkins has less than a thousnd hours. even now it makes an excellent racer/cruiser.
- Roper North Carolina United States
- Fiberglass Hull
WINDANCER, a 1977 Islander Islander 36 is one of the most successful designs ever, there were 770 Islander 36 footers produced. This one has been updated with new sails, new bimini and the 4108 Perkins has less than a thousand hours. even now it makes an excellent racer/cruiser.
The Islander 36 was built from 1971 to 1985, making it one of the longest-lived 36-footers ever on the U.S. market. More than 750 of the Alan Gurney-designed racer-cruiser sloops were built, with production spanning almost the entire history of Islander Yachts. Unlike a lot of boats with long production histories, there are relatively few differences between the first and last Islander 36s built.
All in all, the Islander 36 fast-sailing boat, With proper, modern sail-handling equipment, it could easily be handled by a couple for shorthanded cruising. With good sails and a smooth bottom, it is also can be a competitive PHRF club racer. Very fast for a comfortable cruising boat. The boat seems to be a good compromise between being light enough to sail well and heavy enough to be safe and solid. It has been described by owners as comfortable, stable, quick, and roomy. Even by todays standards, the hull proportions of the Islander 36 are nearly ideal for a modern racer-cruiser. The beam is moderate and carried well aft, offering fairly good hull volume aft, Despite the age of the design, the I36 is not dated in appearance. You could even say that the boat is a modern classic.
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LOA: 36' " (10.97 Meters)
Type: Sail - Used
Beam: 11' 2"
Bridge Clearance: 50' "
Draft Max: 4' 9"
Draft Min: ' "
Single Berths: 1
Maximum Speed: 9 Knots
Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 50 Gallons (189.27 Liters)
Fresh Water: 25 Gallons (94.64 Liters)
Holding Tank: 15 Gallons (56.78 Liters)
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Windancer 1977 Islander 36
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For over 30 years Lars has been working with and sailing on a wide variety of sail, power and commercial vessels. He hopes to put this experience to use by helping to take the hassle out of purchasing or selling your next vessel.Lars started sailing with his father on the Chesapeake Bay and small ponds around Seaford, Delaware. After serving in the National Guard he traveled extensively with his brother, Carl, on their 28’ sloop and began restoring boats and working in boatyards around the Florida Keys. He provided everything from bottom paint and repairs to high-tech marine topside coatings, electrical wiring and sailboat rigging. During this time, he also crewed and skippered on many vessels including a trans-Atlantic voyage in 1992, and as 1st Mate for a year aboard the 79′ day charter schooner “Jolly Rover’ in Lewes, DE and St. Pete Beach, FL.
Always fascinated by the art of sail making, Lars accepted an internship at Quantum Sails in Marathon, FL where he learned about traditional handwork, high tech sail cloth, sail shape and yacht racing. Sail making led to canvas work and eventually to Fountain Power Boats where he supervised the design and construction of exterior canvas products. Then on to West Palm Beach, he worked on various yacht canvas projects before settling in Wilmington, NC to start his own sail loft/canvas shop. Lars and his wife, Carrie operated the store for 6 years.
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