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Colvic 36 fisher special

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Boat REF# 106413
This boat has been sold
Length 10.97m (36'0")
Year 1982
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 85hp, John Deere DFM 4045 (2006)
Lying Anacortes - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer G.L Watson Naval Architects
Builder Colvic Craft Limited
Lying Anacortes - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 1,340.9 ltr (295.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 2,409.0 ltr (530.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10
Last survey 01/03/2010


Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model John Deere DFM 4045 (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   410
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.8 ltr (1.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 0KVA
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As befitting a motorsailer capable of circumnavigating, this yacht was re-engined by her knowledgeable owner with a new commercial-duty John Deere 4045 85 hp diesel and ZF transmission in 2006. Designed for up to 3000 hrs a year of use and TBO of over 10000 hrs this engine is barely broken in and still under warranty!


Length 10.97m (36'0")
LWL 10.52m (34'6")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 19,955kg (43,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1998) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


Reefing mainsail unknown - Slab (1998)
Headsail - Furling (2002)

While designed as a motorsailer she carries enough sail area for good performance in fair winds.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Heavily-built to Lloyd's specifications at the famous Colvic yard in Essex, England. Solid fiberglass hull, deck and superstructure. She has round bilges for a seakindly motion with a full-length keel protecting her large rudder and prop.

Fuel tankage is in three tanks -- two main fuel tanks of 265 US gallon capacity total, plus a 30 gallon day tank. At 7 knots, unaided by sails this should provide a safe 1200 nm range. The original owner of this boat transited from the Azores to Florida without supplementary fuel -- 3000 nm -- under power and aided by sails.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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You easily board this yacht via port or starboard double opening doors into the warm and dry pilot house.There are two built-in helm seats and also a leather fill-in cushion that turns it into a pilot bench / berth! With large windows, this is a bright and airy place to sit and enjoy a passage or just hang out in port!

From the pilot house it is two steps down to the private aft master cabin. This cozy cabin features an athwartships queen berth, large tiled head compartment with shower, a large hanging locker, and built-in storage drawers.

Proceeding back up to the wheelhouse you then continue forward and down the companionway to the very spacious main saloon. You will notice at once the warm teak joinery and parquet floors. To your immediate right is a large built in desk with file cabinets and drawers, perfect for that seagoing home office.

To port is the large U-shaped galley. It features lots of storage and counter space for creating wonderful meals. Ahead to port is the settee with seating for six across from the full length sofa/pilot berth.

Continue forward to the bow cabin. Designed as a spacious live-aboard / passage maker for two, the original owners wisely ditched the dreaded vee berth and designed a very useful single cabin with full head including shower. A very large hanging locker and another large opening locker under the berth swallows all your stuff for a long cruise or live aboard.

This is a beautiful yacht-quality interior that is a warm and functional home at sea or in port.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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New Lowrance open array radar with chart plotter. Laptop computer with charts and plotting software as back up. Neco commercial-duty auto pilot.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
54.86m (180'0") of chain
BRIG dinghy (2004)
2.5hp outboard, Yamaha - 4 stroke, Short shaft (2005)
In addition to the BRIG RIB, this boat has an inflatable roll-up Zodiac dinghy.


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Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Colvic Fisher 36 is presently undergoing a full refurbishment of her bottom to remedy all blister problems. She is only intermittently available for viewing and only with an appointment in advance.

This is a properly-built English small ship with proven ocean crossing capability. The perfect yacht for exploring the Inside Passage or heading offshore. Designed to be easily handled by a couple, she has spacious live aboard capability combined with tremendous storage for long duration cruising. Heavily built to Lloyds specifications. Designed to handle the waters of the North Sea, she is safe, dry and comfortable in a blow.

With the space and performance of a trawler and the unlimited range of a sailboat she is the best of both worlds. Perfect for a cruising sailing couple ready to rely more on the engine, but still wanting the ability to switch to sail when the urge hits.

In amazing condition for her age, and kept bristol by her present owner she is a remarkable value. Her fair market value is well over $150k with the new engine. On her last haulout non-structural blisters were discovered. The present owner has figured in a very generous reduction in price to repair these cosmetic blisters. These have been investigated and while not structural they should be ground out and the bottom epoxy barrier coated before she leaves on her next world cruise.

Overall length of this vessel is 39'.

Details subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Colvic 36 fisher special has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Crouch of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.