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SOLD

O52816

Excalibur 36

Lying

afloat Dorset

Builder

Built by Southern Ocean Shipyard Ltd., on Tyler moudings

Year

1964

Price

£29,500

LOA

36' 0"

Sail area

670 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details

LWL

26' 3"

Rig

Sloop

The Excalibur 36 is a powerful and fast all-weather cruiser. She is a very pretty boat, and very strongly built. This 1964 example has had the original engine replaced in around 2001, and had a complete new rig (mast, boom, kicker, furler, rigging wires) in 2010. The hull had a full osmosis treatment in 2012.

If you are looking at Nicholson 35s or Contessa 32s as fast traditional cruisers, look also at this design.

Beam

10' 0"

Cabins

Forecabin and saloon

Draught

5' 11"

Berths

5

Displacement

14,448 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 3GM30 diesel

Ballast

5,241 lbs

BHP

27

Keel type

Long fin keel (encapsulated lead ballast) with spade rudder

Sailplan

E. G. van de Stadt designed the Excalibur in 1962, the design looking very like an enlarged version of his already very successful Pionier designs for GRP production, which were early examples of cruising boats with separate spade rudders, at a time when most cruising yachts still had long keels with keel-hung rudders.

All the Excalibur hulls were moulded by Tylers, with encapsulated lead ballast, and a GRP headlining moulding. Hulls were finished mainly by Southern Ocean Shipyard in Poole, but some were also finished in Holland by various yards.

Despite being designed primarily as a cruiser, Excaliburs won the RORC Class II Championships in 1963, 1964 and 1965, but as racing designs evolved with more beam and smaller keels they ceased to be competitive, except in heavy weather.

They are now a good example of a classic cruiser-racer. Bigger and faster than a Contessa 32, and not dissimilar to a Nicholson 35, they are a very capable yacht for bluewater or coastal cruising.

Excalibur 36 for sale

Yachtsnet photographs August 2016

Ashore 2015

The hull had a full osmosis treatment in 2012

Moored bow
Moored quarter

The forecabin has a vee-berth 6'3" long 'on the vee', convertible to a double with an infill.

The anchor is stowed in the forecabin only because of a series of thefts of deck gear in the area this yacht is moored in: normally it lives on deck!

The Excalibur has a GRP moulded headlining throughout, which is easy to keep clean, unlike vinyl linings.

Forecabin
Heads

Heads compartment to port, with doors separating it from saloon and forecabin

Photographs
August 2016

Saloon table
Saloon port berth

Above: the saloon port berth backrest can be raised, nominally to make an extra berth, but more practically to open up a much larger berth. The saloon settees are both 6' 3" length, and saloon headroom varies between 6' 2" to 6' 4". Aft of the chart table is a short quarter berth, the forward part of which serves as the chart table seat.

Saloon aft
Chart table

Galley

Plan
Engine
Bow detail
Deck aft

Cockpit aft

After a 2010 rig survey showed wastage from corrosion on the original 1964 mast, the whole rig was renewed, mast, boom, kicker, standing and running rigging.

Mast base and kicker
Moored

Yachtsnet
photographs
August 2016

Cockpit forward

The "blister" companionway rather than a sliding hatch is very much a van de Stadt trademark detail, a feature copied by the Contessa 26. It adds strength and avoids leaks from a sliding hatch, at the expense of making entry to and exit from the saloon slightly more awkward.

Wheel
Old advert
Moored stern

This is a very thoroughly updated example of these fast cruisers, in full commission, and in remarkably good condition for her age of over 50 years. She is for sale now only because the owner is now making more use of another smaller boat.

Equipment List:

Engine details

Yanmar 3GM30 three-cylinder diesel fresh water cooled, installed 2001

Fuel tank capacity

60 litres in S/S tank

Propeller

Three bladed Featherstream feathering prop installed 2009

Batteries

2 x batteries for services and engine starting battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator and Victron Phoenix Multi Plus 2000w inverter/charger. Shorepower circuit with 5 x 13 amp outlets

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Rig Shop custom spars, deck stepped, all installed new 2010 with new S/S standing and running rigging.

Mainsail

Crusader Sails dacron mainsail, slab reefing

Genoa

Crusader Sails dacron roller genoa

Genoa furling

Harken, new 2010

Spinnaker

Crusader Sails asymmetric spinnaker

Primary winches

2 x Andersen 46ST two-speed self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar

Bower anchor

Delta anchor with approx 60 metres chain

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence Hyspeed manual windlass

Steering

Whitlock wheel steering

Autopilot

Raymarine ST60 X5 Smartpilot with Mk II ST4000 wheel drive

Steering compass

Sestrel Major on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 2 large fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood and dodgers

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS

Furuno GP32

Log/speed

Raymarine ST60 Tridata

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60 Tridata

Windspeed/direction

Raymarine ST60

VHF radio

Icom IC-M500 Euro with DS100 DSC controller

Navtex

NASA Clipper Navtex

Radio receiver

Sony radio/CD

Safety/emergency equipment

Liferaft

XM BFA 4-man - overdue for service

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe and light

MOB equipment

Danbuoy, Kim Safety Ladder

Radar reflector

Mini ball lens type at masthead

Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads, saloon

Berths

6

Water tank capacity

approx 200 litres

Cooker

Plastimo 2-burner, grill and oven gas cooker, also microwave oven that will run either from shorepower or via the 2 Kw inverter from the batteries.

Coolbox

Waeco front-opening fridge under chart table

Heads

PAR marine WC

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,

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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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