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.
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Costruttore: Southern Ocean Shipyard
Designer: EG van de Stadt
Bandiera della barca: United Kingdom
Chiglia: Chiglia standard
L.F.T. Lunghezza fuori tutto: 36 ft 0 in
Larghezza: 10 ft 0 in
Lunghezza al galleggiamento: 26 ft 3 in
Pescaggio minimo: 5 ft 11 in
Pescaggio massimo: 5 ft 0 in
Dislocamento: 14448 lbs
Zavorra: 5241 lbs
Altezza in cabina: 6 ft 2 in
Potenza totale: 27 HP
Marca motore: Yanmar
Anno di costruzione: 2001
Modello motore: 3GM
Tipo motore: Entrobordo-EB
Elica: Elica retraibile
Tipo propulsione: Linea d'asse
Potenza Motore: 27 HP
Log - Contamiglia
Randa semi steccata
Pompa di sentina manuale
Pompa di sentina elettrica
Presa corrente a terra
Impianto elettrico: 12V
Salpa ancora manuale
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.