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Adams 36

Brief details


Various - mainly in South Africa


Built both in GRP and epoxy wood in South Africa, the Adams 36 is a capable fast cruiser. The example illustrated here is a slightly modified wood epoxy version


36' 0"

Sail area



30' 0"




10' 2"




6' 3"




9 tons




3.25 tons


20 - 40

Keel type

Fin keel & spade rudder

With a deep, heavy moderate fin keel and spade rudder married to a moderately beamy hull, the design is fast, particularly to windward

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Above: Stepping down the companionway into the saloon the chart table is to starboard, with the door to the heads compartment . There is a near-central divider, forming a handhold and backrest for the galley to port. Headroom varies from 6 to 7 feet



Left: Forward there is a substantial table mounted around the keel-stepped mast, with settee berths on either side, with lockers and stowage outboard.



Below: The open plan accommodation continues forward to the forepeak, with lots of locker space and a vee-berth



Below: galley and chart table

The interior layout of this version is non-standard, being built without a bulkhead separating the forecabin from the saloon. The other non-standard feature is the central pillar and handrail unit between the galley and the chart table


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The exapmple shown here is fitted with a trim-tab type vane gear which operates an auxiliary rudder


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