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1974 Islander 36

Sausalito, California


With almost 800 launched, the Islander 36 has proven one of the most popular 36' sailboats ever built, and remains one of the most active one-design fleets on the Bay. With the deep keel option (which this vessel has), skeg hung rudder and keel-stepped mast, the I-36 is a stiff boat that handles the typical Bay summer winds with aplomb while also doing well in light airs.

And not surprisingly with her comfortable cockpit and spacious interior, the design is also well-suited for cruising and you regularly see them heading to Mexico and points South as part of the Baja Ha-Ha fleet. For more comments and insight on this U.S.-built classic, do a Google search for "Islander 36", then link to the I-36 Owner's Association.

This particular example has had the same owner for 30 years and is still sailed regularly; she's largely original but very clean and very competitively priced given her condition; she's also lying in a potentially transferable Sausalito Yacht Harbor slip so is a nice neat package if you're able to take advantage!

Last hauled and bottom painted in June 2022 and regular dive service since, about 1,000 hours on rebuilt Pathfinder diesel (engine serviced in December 2022 by List Marine, they've been doing this boat for literally decades), new bow pulpit, fresh water pumps and exhaust elbow in 2021, refurbished Martec folding prop in 2020, new standing rigging, lifelines and LED nav lights in 2019, new main (2015) and new 135% jib (2019) on oversized roller furler (2018), stainless steel fuel tank and shaft in 2015, etc etc etc. 

Very competitively priced, it's really gonna be hard to go wrong on this one!



Basic Boat Info

Make: Islander
Model: 36
Year: 1974
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Islander
Designer: Alan Gurney
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36'1 ft
Waterline Length: 28'3 ft
Beam: 11'2 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Min Draft: 5'11 ft
Displacement: 13,450 lb
Bridge Clearance: 49 ft
Ballast: 5450 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Pathfinder diesel
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1974
Cruising Speed: 6.9 mph
Maximum Speed: 8.06 mph


Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Mark Cattell
Marotta Yachts of Sausalito


Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA, US, 94965

Accommodations and Layout

V-berth with insert forward, head next aft port side with hanging locker across starboard. Aft to salon with settees port and starboard with clever folding bulkhead-mounted dinnette centerline. Next aft port is nav with large quarter berth far aft, galley starboard side across from nav table.  6'4 headroom.


Deep stainless steel sink with pressure water, large ice box, Gas Systems three burner sLNG stove with oven. Jabsco manual pump head.


10V AC / 12V DC. 30 amp shorepower service, two deep cycle Group 24 batteries with parallel switch.

 Datamarine know meter (2021), Garmin wind speed/direction indicator (2019), VHF radio (2019), Ritchie bulkhead mounted magnetic compass.
Sails and Rigging

Aluminum keel-stepped mast with double spreaders, 1x19 stainless steel shrouds, aluminum boom with UK Sails partial batten mainsail (2015) with two reef points, and North Sails 105% and UK Sails 135% jib (2019) on oversized Harken roller furler. Two Barient #26 self tailing winches, two #21s, single #118 and two #16s..

Deck and Hull

Hand-laid FRP hull with cored decks, lead fin keel (deep keel option) and spade rudder, last hauled and bottom painted June 2022.  #20 Bruce anchor on bow roller, chain and line rode.