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Seller's Description

For Sale is a beautiful classic, heavy displacement blue water cruiser that has never left the fresh water of the Great Lakes. This 1980 Tayana-Mariner 36 is a cutter and sails like a dream.

She has a beautiful handcrafted teak interior, as well as many teak exterior finishes, including a spindled stern rail. All exterior teak was just scrapped, sanded and varnished with 4 coats of total boat varnish 2 months ago, so itll be beautiful for years to come with little effort. There are many structural and cosmetic upgrades over the last 2 years, with more than 1200 man hours put into her.

She sleeps 5 with two aft beds and one V berth dining table that makes into a large bed. The cockpit is large with a custom table, a classic wheel and refurbished wood captains chair with hidden storage.

If you want a stable, easy to sail boat, then this one’s for you. She can handle Lake Michigan- she can handle the ocean. The keel is fully encapsulated and the hull is solid glass, thick at the keel and ⅝ thick at the cap rail. Chain plates are easily inspected and thru-bolted lifeline stanchions are easily accessible. All tankage is under the cabin sole to increase stability, and fully accessible through large access panels.

The 50 HP Perkins 4-108 engine is original, but only has 1900 hours on it and runs great. She has a huge refrigerator that my 61 husband can get into (and has) with a small freezer built into the evaporator. Headroom throughout the cabin is about 63. After fully stocking for a month aboard, there was still inside storage to spare. Cockpit storage is also huge with two enormous lazarettes. She has an electric, macerator head, which is amazing.

She has a brand new custom sea turtle bow sprit, and pewabic tile work on the interior and her character turns heads wherever we go.

She is meticulously maintained, with regular oil changes, cleaning and winterizing. She has 10 coats of barrier paint to the bottom 4 years ago with three layers of ablative. She will need a new coat of bottom pain this spring. The bottom is beautiful, and smooth.

Equipment: Wind, speed, direction, depth Autopilot VHF Fire extinguishers Flares Diesel heater (not installed) Raymarine Radar (older and not installed) Original dorades and teak dorade boxes (not installed) Sails: fully battened main, 90% jib, hank-on staysail with boom and, yankee and spinnaker with a sock Dodger and bimini that covers the entire cockpit. Stack pack for main Cover for staysail Furling head sail Marine grill Manual windlass (rebuilt 2021) Propane stove and oven Electric macerator head 9 ft hypalon dinghy with 2 stroke 8 HP outboard motor Brass oil lamp in dining area can email pictures and total list of upgrades to interested parties as this site does not allow enough room for it



Peter Canning
Mariner Yacht Co.
# Built
FG w/balsa cored deck


Length Overall
35 11 / 11 m
Waterline Length
29 11 / 9.1 m
10 11 / 3.4 m
4 11 / 1.5 m
16,000 lb / 7,257 kg
5,650 lb / 2,563 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
595′² / 55.3 m²
Total Sail Area
595′² / 55.3 m²
Sail Area
263′² / 24.5 m²
39 0 / 11.9 m
13 5 / 4.1 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
332′² / 30.8 m²
45 0 / 13.7 m
14 9 / 4.5 m
Forestay Length
47 4 / 14.4 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
32 gal / 121 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
104 gal / 394 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 7.34 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

7.98 knots
Classic formula: 7.34 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

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: less stiff, less 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


Also available with a ketch rig.

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