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Union 36 Cutter

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Boat REF# 214270
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.97m (36'0")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp, Perkins 4-108 (1981)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Robert Perry
Builder Union Yacht Company
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 636.4 ltr (140.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/10/2005


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-108 (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.4 knots

The engine is located below the cockpit. Access is through a removable panel under the companionway ladder to the front of the engine and through removable panels on the starboard side in the aft bunk area. This provides very good access to the front, top and aft of the engine as well as the reversing gear, shaft, packing gland and water heater. Essentially the entire bilge area is filled with the fuel and water tanks which are accessible under removable floor panels.


LOA 10.97m (36'0")
LWL 9.75m (32'0")
Beam 3.45m (11'4")
Draft Min 1.73m (5'8")
Displacement 9,977kg (22,000.0lbs)
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Isomat Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Mainsail Neil Pryde - Slab (1981) 2 Reefs
Headsail - (1981)
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)
Gennaker (1981)

The standing rigging and much of the running rigging was replaced in 2006. The original staysail boom has been removed (still available) and a staysail sheet track installed. The winches were upgraded to self tending types. A rigid boom vang was installed. Tubular stainless steel mast pulpits were installed. Lines from the vang and main sheet are led aft into the cockpit. Halyard winches are located on the mast and foresail sheet winches are mounted on each side of the cockpit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA 41'

The Union 36 is a stoutly built, heavy displacement, full keel double ended, cutter sloop designed by Robert Perry. The design began as the Hans Christian 34 and was built at the Union Yacht Company in Taiwan, ROC. This line of boats is notable for the liberal use of well-crafted teak inside and out. On the outside there are teak decks and rails and a full teak cockpit, all in excellent condition. Ballast is cast iron bedded inside the full molded fiberglass hull. The large rudder is hung on the full keel with an internal rudder shaft controlled by a wheel in the cockpit. The mast is stepped on deck with a steel compression post to the keel. The bowsprit is a massive wood beam encased in stainless steel where the anchors rest.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
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Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

The cockpit is protected with a fiberglass dodger and high quality isinglass windows and full canvas providing complete enclosure with excellent views in all directions. The entire cockpit is finished in teak and is in excellent condition. Vang and main sheet lines are led aft into the cockpit and foresail sheet winches are set to port and starboard on the cockpit coaming.

Double louvered doors with a separate, slide in lexan panel for bad weather provides access to the interior. A ladder leads down to the galley on the port side and a navigation table to starboard. Forward is the main salon with a marble topped table and "U" shaped seating to port and additional seating built in to starboard. A Dickenson diesel heating stove sits on a marble platform at the forward starboard corner of the salon area. A large, opening skylight over the center of the salon area provides light and ventilation.

A relatively large door leads forward to the head and shower and through a second set of double doors into the forward cabin with a "V" berth and storage cabinets and drawers. The double doors serve either to close off the forward cabin or to close off the toilet and basin area of the head. This allows the toilet or the shower to be isolated from the other compartments for use. A second opening skylight provides light and ventilation in the head area.

Aft of the main salon to starboard is a large berth under the cockpit seat with removable panels for access to the engine compartment. With these panels and the forward engine cover under the companionway ladder, access to the engine, gear and other systems is very good. A fixed manual bilge pump and battery boxes are located under the berth.

Refrigeration is provided by a roomy ice box. A mold is provided to produce ice blocks that just fit into the bottom of the ice box.

All new Sunbrella interior upholstery December 2015.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Wind tick
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GPS tick
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Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Sailing instruments including a Navman Wind 3150, Speed 3100 and Depth 3100 are located in the cockpit visible from the helm. A Navman 5500 GPS chart plotter is mounted above the chart table in the starboard aft interior.

Deck Gear

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Fenders tick
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Instrument Covers tick
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4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass
3 anchors
(45 CQR, 35 Plow, 35 Danforth)
65.00m (213'3") of chain
45.00m (147'8") of warp
The decks are beautifully covered with raw teak that appears to be in excellent condition. A cover is included that goes over the boom and covers the decks. The cockpit is covered by a fiberglass dodger forward and canvas aft to be fully enclosed. Visibility out of the cockpit is excellent in all directions. Steering is by a wheel with engine controls located at the aft end of the cockpit. Sailing instruments are installed in the forward starboard side of the cockpit.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Union 36 Cutter is a stoutly built, full keel double ender designed by Robert Perry and built by Union Yacht Co. of Taiwan, ROC. The design began as the Hans Christian 34 and is well regarded for serious, off-shore sailing. These boats have a very strong and stable hull and feature well-built teak interiors of classic design with teak cockpit and decks. This boat has been recently upgraded with new standing and running rigging and upgrades to the sails including deleting the staysail boom and adding staysail sheet tracks. The winches have been upgraded to self-tending types and a rigid boom vang was added. The cockpit is totally enclosed with a hard, fiberglass dodger forward and canvas and isinglass aft providing good visibility and all-weather protection.

In addition to the work topside, the bottom was peeled and epoxy coated in 2006 to eliminate blistering. New interior upholstery December 2015.

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

This Union 36 Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson CPYB 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.

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