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Gulfstar 36 Pilothouse Motorsailer

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Underwater profile
Shallow Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1971)

Keyport, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Richard C. Lazzara
Builder Gulfstar
Lying Keyport, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 36.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1971)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

This boat features the larger 120 HP Ford Lehman diesel engine. Most others of this model feature an 85 HP engine. A cruising speed of about 7.5 knots is the hull speed and would be easily achieved with economy using this engine. The boat has a 22 x 22 four blade propeller that permits a maximum of 1600 RPM. An engine speed of about 1250 RPM provides for hull speed at a very quiet noise level.

There are two fuel tanks of 18 gallons each for 36 gallons total.

There is an additional 45 gallon bladder tank for fuel - serves as a day tank for diesel cabin heating system or engine.

The original 105 gallon fuel tank is no longer serviceable.


Length 36'0"
LWL 30'10"
Beam 12'0"
Draft Max 3'0"
Airdraft 43'0"
Displacement 15,002.6lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - (1971)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

The boat has a roller furling jib on a luff wire and a separate wire headstay for the rig. The mast has steps installed to permit one to climb aloft.

Original mainsail has always been stored in the boat or under a full cover and has seen light use.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Lectrasan MSD Type I marine toilet - treats waste, does not require a holding tank.

Overall length: 41 feet.

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Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

This large, spacious pilothouse motorsailer with extensive storage would make a great budget liveaboard.

The aft cockpit features a full hardtop and canvas enclosure making this space useful year round. There is a helm with wheel and engine controls that has a large insulated freezer unit installed here that is currently not functional but serves as an ice box. There are storage lockers to port, starboard, and aft in the cockpit including a propane locker. Headroom in the cockpit under the hardtop is 6' 11".

Enter the main saloon and pilothouse from a sliding teak door. Storage lockers with smoked Plexiglas are to port and starboard. A tiled counter top is on the port side. Long settees extend port and starboard which convert into single berths. There is an enormous amount of storage beneath and outboard of these settees. A drop leaf dinette table is amidship here. Forward to starboard is the pilothouse helm station. This has a rotating helm seat and full instrumentation in a wrap around cabinet configuration. The electronics are dated but functional. A large electrical panel is at this station. Headroom in the salon is 6' 6".

Move forward down three steps to enter the galley. There's a propane stove with oven, ample counter space with a single sink, and a Dometic refrigerator. The floors are vinyl and the counters a yellow Formica. A Dickinson Chesapeake diesel stove is at the center of this area and it features a hot water coil for radiant heating of the forward cabin and head compartment and to provide domestic hot water. A 45 gallon bladder day tank provides fuel for this heater or the engine. The boat would be uniformly warmed by this clever diesel heating system. Headroom in the forward cabin, galley, and head compartment is 6' 4".

The head compartment is to starboard. Doors allow access from either the forward cabin or the galley area. The head compartment is trimmed in white Formica and features a stall shower.

The forward cabin has a door for privacy and another that opens to the head compartment. The cabin features an offset double-queen size berth to starboard, a large opening hatch overhead, and ample storage in drawers and lockers. The sides of this space are insulated. The anchor chain locker is forward in this space.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
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VHF tick
Stereo tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Ideal windlass
1 anchors
(CQR, 45#)
250'0" of chain
Very heavy ground tackle, with 3/8" BBB chain.

Safety Equipment

Horn tick

Broker's Comments

Our Gulfstar 36 Pilothouse is a spacious, open boat with lots of windows and cavernous storage - perfect as a liveaboard choice for a person on a budget. Besides the large interior, this boat has a custom hardtop and full canvas enclosure for the cockpit which greatly increases the living space. A smart radiant heating system runs off of a diesel cabin heater to uniformly warm the boat.

Our boat features the Ford Lehman 120 HP diesel, an upgrade from the stock engine. With a shoal draft of only 3 feet, this boat can tuck into shallow waters easily. The ability to sail adds to the safety, range and capability of the motorsailer. The sails are dated but functional and sound.

The boat is priced with cosmetic issues in mind. The exterior trim needs to be repainted and there are a few areas of brightwork to finish. The hull has been waxed but the deck and cabin could use the same treatment. Inside, the upholstery is in great condition. The cabin needs paint and varnish touch up in places.

All in all, this is a roomy, warm and comfortable pilothouse sailboat for year round cruising and a life on the water if desired.

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

This Gulfstar 36 Pilothouse Motorsailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti of Boatshed Port Townsend. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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