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Moonraker 36 Softrider

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Boat REF# 136611
This boat has been sold
Length 12.17m (39'11")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 145hp, Perkins T 6-354 (1970)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Robert Tucker
Builder Bell Buxton Boatbulders
Lying Langstone Harbour
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Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 350.0 ltr (77.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/06/2011


Engine 2 x diesel 145hp
Engine make and model Perkins T 6-354 (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots

The 24v system consists of 2 x 12v batteries used to start the port engine, and 4 x 6v 250Ah batteries used for the domestic supply and to start the starboard engine. There is a parallel switch which can be used to divert power to the starboard engine from the 12v batteries if required.
There is a 2500W Sterling Inverter fitted.


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Length 12.17m (39'11")
Beam 3.51m (11'6")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 2.90m (9'6")
Displacement 7,620kg (16,802.1lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull has a raked bow, a transome stern and a semi-displacement midsection. A long deep keel protects the propellers and rudders.
Her length on deck is 36 feet, as one would expect. The LOA includes the pulpit and the stern platform.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Accommodation consists of two berths in the forecabin, a double berth in the saloon area and a good sized double and ample locker space in the after cabin. There is an ensuite heads (electric flush) in the aft cabin and another separate heads (manual flush) opposite the galley.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

Humminbird 718 Fishfinder.
Standard Horizon CP180 plotter (not shown).
The plotter in the photos is not part of the sale.
Furuno Radar.
Weatherman Navtex.
NASA Stingray Echo sounder.
Raymarine Ray 54E DSC VHF.
President PM2000 WP hand held VHF.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual S-L Hyspeed windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
80.00m (262'6") of rode
dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

First impressions? Nice comfortable cruiser this – from the old school, with a nice aft cabin, “dinette” style saloon and a good roomy wheelhouse.

To me she seems to fit into the “gentleman’s motor yacht” category, with her elegant lines and classic look. The wheelhouse is well laid out and she has all the kit you’d need. The helm position looks pretty secure and the current owner says he tends to cruise at about 10 knots for economy and comfort.

Plenty of headroom, light and airy, she will be a great home from home for couples wishing to go on extended cruises, and with an air draft of only 9’6” with the radar lowered, she should fit through most of the inland waterways system in France. Leisurely trip down to the Med anyone?

The current owner had a full survey prior to purchase in June 2011, but a subsequent survey has shown significant problems with leaky windows, this has been temporarily repaired, so she is now not letting in the rain, but the windows will probably need to come out and be repaired or replaced. This is reflected in the price of the boat. The current owners have replaced all batteries and have also replaced one turbo charger with a reconditioned unit.

I recommend that you come and see for yourself – she is a lovely boat, and her pedigree makes her worth the effort!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Moonraker 36 Softrider has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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.