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1986 Catalina 36

Urbanna, Virginia




“TabbyCat” is a well-equipped and cared for Catalina C36T (Tall Rig) sloop. She is mechanically sound, and with a 5 ft 10 in deep-draft fin keel with 6,000 lbs of lead ballast, she sails like a dream. The large salon makes for a great social space, and the table lowers to create another full-sized berth. The cockpit is spacious with custom waterproof foam seat cushions for a comfortable ride while sailing or enjoying the sunset. Below deck is a full head with shower, a large forward V berth with a Froli Sleep System under the mattress and with another full berth aft, an island galley sink, refrigerator, and ample counter and storage space. All maintenance is up-to-date with a complete set of owner’s manuals for the boat, engine, and all instruments and 3 log books.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: TabbyCat
Make: Catalina
Model: 36
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Catalina
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CTYR0583A686
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36'4 ft
Waterline Length: 30'3 ft
Beam: 11'11 ft
Max Draft: 5'10 ft
Min Draft: 5'10 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Dry Weight: 13,500 lb
Ballast: 6,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M25
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 21hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 425


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 32 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 16 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Manual
Boat Class: Sloop


Master User
Hawkins Boat Brokerage


Hawkins Boat Brokerage
170 Green's Cove Rd
Deltaville, Virginia, US, 23043
Tel:(804) 387-5786
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Significant upgrades since owning the boat

Significant upgrades since owning the boat

  • Engine rebuilt (2009) 424.3 hours since rebuild. Have only used synthetic oil since rebuild. Uses no oil.
  • Installed new transmission (use only synthetic transmission fluid)
  • Installed new shifter cable and stainless-steel handles for shifter and throttle.
  • Replaced exhaust hose
  • Installed hinged cap on exhaust end to prevent incursion of sea water into engine during following seas.
  • Replaced standing rigging with 316 ss cable
  • Replaced prop shaft
  • Replaced Cutlass Bearing
  • Replaced prop
  • Installed anchor roller
  • Replaced macerater pump
  • Replaced toilet
  • Replaced all navigation, spreader, and most interior lights with LED bulbs or fixtures
  • Replaced fuel tank with 32-gallon aluminum tank.
  • Replace fuel gauge sending unit
  • Replaced radio with new Kenworth
  • Installed another primary fuel filter plus a backup fuel pump. then plumbed fuel lines for the filters to 2 valves: one that allows selection of either filter; and another that diverts the fuel either to the engine or back to the tank to scrub the fuel.
  • Replaced the exhaust raw water injection elbow with one specially fabricated from 316 stainless steel.
  • Installed engine hour meter.
  • Installed Raymarine A50 Chartplotter
  • Installed Raymarine Tridata ST60 speed, log, depth meters
  • Installed Raymarine ST4000 Autopilot with remote
  • Installed Tacktick (Now Raymarine) wireless anemometer (wind speed and direction).
  • Replaced defective Standard Horizon VHF radio with iCOM 506 with wired remote in cockpit.
  • Installed Harken Lazy Jacks
  • Installed Zorcor hinged companionway doors with 3 types of inserts including screens (original slats still available)
  • Installed Forespar folding dinghy davits
  • Installed Froli Sleep System under mattress in V-berth. Provides ventilation and spring comfort.
  • Replaced defective 3:1 traveler with Garhauer 5:1 unit
  • Replaced Dorade vents and cowls (low profile stainless steel)
  • Installed 16,000 BTU MarineAir AC with reverse-cycle heat.
Manufacturer Provided Description

Manufacturer Provided Description


The Catalina 36 successfully combines luxurious accommodations, a workable deck plan. and outstanding performance under sail.

The hull is efficient and stable with graceful lines and has been designed with enough volume for spacious accommodations.

The rig is powerful but still easily handled by a short-handed crew. The rudder is a balanced blade with a long horizontal skeg molded into the hull, for a light helm and good tracking ability.

The decks have molded in bulwarks and non-skid. The side decks are wide and carried well aft for easy access to the cockpit even with the optional dodger in place.

Forward is a large anchor well with an anchor storage rack built in and double anchor rollers

There are two opening hatches on deck and six opening ports plus the main hatch for lots of light and air below. Two dorade-type ventilators insure ventilation even in inclement weather.

The interior has been designed to accommodate an active family or up to three couples in comfort and three-cabin privacy

The main cabin is big and open. Cabinets and shelves surround comfortable seating for group entertaining. A unique feature is the dinette table on the starboard side, perfect for a game of backgammon or chess while supper is being prepared.

Mealtimes and food preparation are an important part of any cruise and this has been reflected in the attention given to the galley design.

There is a very large ice box with removable shelves, and a separate fiberglass-lined dry food storage locker. The stove with oven is gimbled and provided with potholders and a safety rail. A choice of fuels is available.

A double stainless sink, ample counterspace, storage and fluorescent indirect lighting complete the galley and make it a pleasant place to work.

Opposite the galley is a navigator’s desk with chart storage, and drawers.

The 12 volt and 110-volt panels are located above navigator’s desk with space provided for repeater instruments and stereo equipment

The unique aft cabin is furnished with a settee to starboard, a hanging locker, and a double bunk on the centerline. There is an opening screened port aft for light and ventilation. Another double cabin is forward. The V-berths are oversized with full sitting headroom and reading lamps over bunk. There is plenty of room for dressing and large hanging locker. Lots of drawers and bins have been provided for extended living aboard

The head is forward and to port. Mirror finishes and crisp white laminate trimmed in teak create a bright airy feeling. There is a seat for the shower area and teak grate sole with integral shower sump below.

Engine and mechanical installations have been carefully planned to facilitate owner maintenance. The engine is accessible when the fully insulated engine hatch is removed. The fuel filter, pumps and fittings and tanks are readily accessible.

An engineered structural system with stainless steel tie rods and molded structural hull liner insure the Catalina 36 is as rugged as she is beautiful.

The accommodation plan of the 36 is designed to reflect the needs of the sailing family who has learned how to enjoy their leisure time afloat to the fullest.

Owner’s Notes

Owner’s Notes


We are selling the boat because I am 79 years old and not able to move around on deck to raise, lower, and trim sails like I once could, so we are moving up to a boat with more assists like electric winches, bow thruster, and windless. I am OCD about mechanical issues, so I cannot rest until they are fixed. That said, the only problems of which I am aware are a bent pulpit rail (bent when we bought the boat) and a defective bilge pump switch in the shower. Also, at 21 HP, almost all C36 MKI owners agree that the engine is under powered.This is sufficient for getting in and out of slips and cruising at about 7 kts at 2400 rpm. It helps to have a clean bottom and that the prop and the rest of the running gear be kept gunk-free. 

More information



Length Overall: 36 ft 4 in LWL: 30 ft 3in Max Draft: 5 ft 10 in Beam: 11 ft 11 in Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 6 in


Dry Weight: 13,500 lbs


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 for 75 gal

Fuel Tank: 32 gal (New 2017)

Holding Tank: 16 gal


Double Berths: 2 (Fore and aft)

Conversion Berths (Available by lowering tables in main salon in inserting cushions)

  • Twin Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 1

Cabins: 2

Heads: 1



Engine Make: Universal (a marinized Kubota D850 tractor engine) Engine Model: M25 Engine Year: 1986 (Rebuilt in 2009) Total Power 21 HP Engine Hours: 424.3 since rebuild Engine Type: In board, 3 cylinders Fuel Type: Diesel Propeller Type: 3 blade 15” x 8” Propeller Material: Bronze (New in 2017)


Electrical Equipment

Shore Power inlets (2 -- one for main power and separate for reverse-cycle heat pump)


Depth sounder: Raymarine Tridata ST60

Log-Knotmeter: Raymarine Tridata ST60

Wind Speed and Direction: Tacktick (now Raymarine) anemometer

Navigation Center: Raymarine A50

Plotter: Raymarine Tridata ST60

Autopilot: Raymarine ST4000 with remote

Radio: Kenworth

Compass: Refilled with oil

GPS: ✓

Cockpit and cabin Speakers: ✓

VHF: iCom with wired remote in cockpit


Inside Equipment

Electric Bilge Pump: (x3) 1 small and 1 large in bilge plus 1 small in shower

Stove: 2-burner with oven. Gimbled. Uses LNG with tank in Lazarette

Manual Bilge Pump: New one included, but has not been installed yet

Microwave Oven: ✓

Marine Head: ✓

Air Conditioning: CruiseAir 16,000 btu with reverse cycle heating

Water Heater: 6 gal

Refrigerator: ✓

Battery Charger: ✓


Outside Equipment

Outboard Engine Brackets: ✓

Davit(s): Forespar folding

Dinghy:  Porta Bote folding with cover and oars. Outboard for dinghy: Lehr propane. Uses 2 lb cylinders or larger (10 or 20 lb) tank

Cockpit Cushions: waterproof foam

Cockpit Table: ✓

Swimming Ladder: ✓


Ground Tackle

Anchor: 35 lb Danforth (Fluke) with 35 feet of galvanized chain spliced to 300 feet of nylon 3 stranded rode. Anchor roller


Steering Wheel: Edson Harken jib furler



Mainsail: Replaced in 2017. Added Lazy Jacks

Furling Genoa: 135%

Asymmetrical Spinnaker: Used twice Sail Area: 641 sq ft

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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