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Atlantic Clipper 36


afloat Cornwall


Hull and deck mouldings by Philip & Son, Dartmouth, fitted out by owner.


Hull moulded 1973, but not completed and launched until 1998


reduced to £18,250


36' 0"

Sail area

575 sq ft main, genoa and mizzen

Brief details


25' 6"



The Atlantic Clipper 36 hull was designed by Maurice Griffiths for Philips of Dartmouth in around 1968. Philips marketed the boat from 1968 to 1973 as the Atlantic Clipper. The hull moulds were then taken over by Barbican yachts of Plymouth, and used for the Barbican 33 hull. This hull was one of the last out of Philips yard, and was completed slowly by the present owner. She was finally launched in 1998, and has since spent every winter and several summers ashore under a fitted cover as seen in some of the "on deck" photos here. After 2015-17 spent ashore she was launched again at the end of June 2017 and sailed from Southampton to Falmouth, then brought ashore in Cornwall in October 2017.


9' 8"


Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin


3' 9" to 6' 3" with centreboard down




12,320 lbs


BMC Newage diesel


5,360 lbs



Keel type

Long keel with centreboard


The Atlantic Clipper hull was designed by Maurice Griffiths, and Philip & Sons of Dartmouth added the deck and coachroof arrangement with a "galleon" stern. The hull has a long shallow keel with a centreboard and keel-hung rudder. On deck the deep centre cockpit is spacious and very well protected, and the saloon has good headroom and a large galley. The aft cabin is one of the largest you will find on any long-keel yacht of this size. The ketch rig is easy to handle, and in fact, despite the quirky looks, it all works rather well.

When Philips & Sons ceased building yachts in the 1970s the hull moulds were sold to Barbican Yachts of Plymouth, who used them for the Barbican 33 design, with a much more conventional aft cockpit deck/cabin structure.


The Eventides Owners Association has a web page devoted to Barbican 33s and Atlantic Clippers. Details and photos of Atlantic Clippers are at the bottom of the long page.

Moored August 2017

Photos afloat mostly July/August 2017,
photos ashore mostly October 2017

Moored beam
Ashore October 2017
Moored quarter August 2017
Aft cabin

Heads sink

The original plans envisaged a vee-berth forecabin, with a small heads between it and the saloon.

Instead this yacht has used the whole space for a large heads compartment and stowage.


The saloon table is on a riser which when lowered allows the port settee to become a double.
There are thus a maximum of six berths, four in the saloon including the quarterberth aft of
the chart table, and two in the aft cabin

Saloon aft

Yachtsnet photographs August 2016


Chart table

Chart table detail
Looking forward in the aft cabin

The aft cabin has a sink and good locker and standing space.

Below: access to the engine and gearbox is by lifting a large panel in the cockpit sole. Engine hours are currently 306.

Deck aft
Cockpit aft

The cockpit is very deep and well protected. There are blue canvas mats
and covers protecting hatch tops and surfaces - the overall hull and deck
GRP condition is very good indeed.

Cockpit forward
Ashore October 2017

The topsides are very dark green coloured gelcoat, in very good condition.
Decks are white gelcoat with pale blue non-slip paint.
Underwater she has three coats of Copperbot epoxy.

Atlantic Clipper 36 for sale

This is an unusual yacht: a design from the 1960s with as was normal in those days very solid construction. She was however not launched until 1998, since when the owner has used her for summer cruising. She is for sale now as the owner is making less and less use of her - in summer 2016 she was not launched.

She has a good inventory including hot-air heating, hot water etc., and with the combination of a lot of interior space and yet a traditional and seaworthy long-keel hull, would continue to make an interesting and effective family cruiser.

Equipment List:

Engine details

BMC Newage 38 bhp 1,500cc diesel installed 1998, freshwater cooled, run 306 hours.

Fuel tank capacity

49 gallons


Three bladed fixed


2 x 110AH services batteries and 110AH engine starting battery

Battery charging/electrics

Solar panel and 60 amp engine alternator

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Ketch rig, SS Spars alloy masts and booms, new 1998 with S/S standing rigging of same age


Arun Sails, roller reefing, 182 sq ft


Arun Sails roller genoa, 313 sq ft

Genoa furling

Rotostay E


Arun Sails, 105 sq ft

Storm jib

Arun Sails, 68 sq ft

Other sails

Working jib, 141 sq ft

Primary winches

Gibb 809 2-speed

Halliard winches

Gibb single speed

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with 90 ft 5/16" chain

Kedge anchors

25 lb Meon with anchorplait warp


Wheel steering


Autohelm 4000 wheel pilot

Steering compass

Plastimo on binnacle

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood, cockpit cushions, winter covers

Navigation Equipment and instruments


JRC1000 monochrome LCD radar


Yeoman Pro plotter


Autohelm ST50

Depth sounder

Autohelm ST50


Autohelm ST50

VHF radio

Icom IC-M501 Euro with DSC unit



Radio receiver


Safety/emergency equipment


Arimar canister type, overdue for service


Horseshoe with floating light

Radar reflector

Mounted on mizzen mast

Bilge pumps



Cabin layout

Heads, saloon, aft cabin

Cabin heating

Webasto 1.8Kw diesel hot-air blown heating



Water tank capacity

45 gallons: hot and cold pressurised water


Flavel 90 two-burner, grill and oven


Gruppo refrigerator


Marine WC, pumps to sea. Space available for installation of holding tank if required.

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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