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Seller's Description

Seller wants sold! Bring all offers!

This 1977 Islander located in Pensacola, Florida has been owned by the current seller for five years. It was a liveaboard when wet slipped but is now on the hard. The seller learned how to sail on this boat and states it’s a “fast and easy to sail boat”.

Five years ago the bottom was sanded down to fiberglass, sandblasted, any voids were filled with high-density fiberglass, then sealed, 2 coats of Seahawk barrier coat added, primed, and then Ablative bottom paint added.

Engine power: Kubota Fusion 28 HP diesel engine with low hours, single-lever throttle, forward and reverse with a 32-gallon fuel tank. It has a full instrument panel in the cockpit.

Battery power: Five Optima 12V batteries and 2000 watt inverter; (4) 100w hard solar panels; (1)130w flexible panel.

Tank capacities: Two 30-gallon fresh water plastic tanks; One 20-gallon grey water plastic tank.

Electronics: Recently installed depth sounder, SIMMS autopilot HD and VHF radio.

The seller has replaced all port lights and they all now have rain visors.

Recent Lafranz Windlass - Has all the switches but needs to be hooked up.

Two sets of sails - (2) jibs and (2) mains with a spinnaker. Age of sails is unkown. They were sent to a sail loft to be checked and reinforced in 2017. 12’ Whisker pole.

Lights all work on deck: Mast light, tri-lights and navigation lights.

New depth sounder onboard.

New prop - Bruton 16” 2-blade folding.

Interior: Galley has a 2-burner stove with oven. Single sink, 3cf refrigerator with an ice plate (counter top door over freezer). No hot water heater.

The main saloon itself is quite comfortable. The settees on either side are long enough to be comfortable berths. The starboard settee folds out into a double berth. The V-Berth sleeps two and has sail lockers.

Aft of the nav station on the port side, there is a quarterberth tucked completely beneath the cockpit. There is a wet head with sink, shower and toilet.

To make an offer or request a showing please make sure to enter stock#286869 when calling or emailing.


Alan Gurney
Islander / Tradewind Yachts
Islander 36 Association
# Built


Length Overall
36 1 / 11 m
Waterline Length
28 2 / 8.6 m
11 1 / 3.4 m
6 0 / 1.9 m
13,450 lb / 6,101 kg
5,820 lb / 2,640 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
576′² / 53.5 m²
Total Sail Area
576′² / 53.5 m²
Sail Area
250′² / 23.3 m²
39 2 / 12 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
326′² / 30.3 m²
45 0 / 13.7 m
14 5 / 4.4 m
Forestay Length
47 3 / 14.4 m
14 11 / 4.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
32 gal / 121 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
54 gal / 204 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.7 kn
Classic: 7.12 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.73 knots
Classic formula: 7.12 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


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

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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