Islander 36

1971 — 1986
Designer
Alan Gurney
Builder
Islander / Tradewind Yachts
Association
Islander 36 Association
# Built
770
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
36 1 / 11 m
Waterline Length
28 2 / 8.6 m
Beam
11 1 / 3.4 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.9 m
Displacement
13,450 lb / 6,101 kg
Ballast
5,820 lb / 2,640 kg (Lead)
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Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
576′² / 53.5 m²
Total Sail Area
576′² / 53.5 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
250′² / 23.3 m²
P
39 2 / 12 m
E
12 9 / 3.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
326′² / 30.3 m²
I
45 0 / 13.7 m
J
14 5 / 4.4 m
Forestay Length
47 3 / 14.4 m
Spinnaker
SPL/TPS
14 11 / 4.6 m
ISP
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Pathfinder
Model
50
HP
42
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
32 gal / 121 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
54 gal / 204 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.12 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.3
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.27
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
266.33
moderate
Comfort Ratio
27.1
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

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

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