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Nauticat Ketch, 36', 1984, Guilford, Connecticut, $114,500, Price reduced 3/3/12 to $89,500, SOLD 6/3/12

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Nauticat Ketch, 36', 1984

Sisu is a 1984 Nauticat 36 ketch (formerly "Two Peaces"), Finnish built with solid hull and decks. I cut a larger hole for a new solar powered vent last summer and was simply amazed at the thickness of the hull - astonishing - see the pic. Lots of upgrades in recent years, some new equipment on the boat still waiting to be installed - I've been knocking things off the list one at a time for the last two years, starting with the hidden infrastructure things and leaving some of the purely cosmetic stuff for later. I've been well up to date on all filters, oils, antifreeze, zincs, bottom paint, etc. Plenty of spare parts on board, too. In the fall, I took her from Guilford, CT to Portland, CT (up the CT river from Old Saybrook) for winter storage and she cruised all day at over 6 knots, even going upriver. It was in the low 50s, wet, and windy - and we were perfectly comfortable steering from inside the pilothouse with the diesel heater going.

Current Fair Market Value $110,000-$115,000.


  • 35'7"/30'10"- factory swim platform added three years ago - extends the LOA by about 3'.
  • Beam: 10'10"
  • Draft: 5'3"
  • Displacement:17,635 lbs.
  • Ballast: 6,835 lbs.
  • Mast Height: 48'3"
  • Speed under power: approx. 8.5 knots
  • Cruising range: approx. 600-700 nautical miles
  • Fuel Capacity: 164 gallons, steel tanks (Full!)
  • Water Capacity: 110 gallons, Stainless Steel tank
  • Standing rigging: 19mm stainless steel

    Interior measurements:

  • Headroom:
  • Fwd cabin: 6'2.5" under hatch, 5'10.5" otherwise
  • Fwd head: 6'
  • Galley: 6'2"
  • Pilothouse: 6'7" at wheel, 6'3" otherwise
  • Aft cabin: 5'9"
  • Aft head: 5'4"


  • v-berth: 7'3" port; 7'9" starboard
  • saloon: 6'7"
  • pilot: 6'8"
  • aft cabin: 6'5"


    Double bunk in aft cabin, dual steering stations, two heads, Eberspacher diesel heater, Lehman SP90 in very good condition - 2200 hours, Borg Warner 7200 series trans, Dripless shaft seal, newer A/C wiring/box, Lewmar winches, new bilge pump wiring and switches, new backup bilge pump, high water alarm, new pressure water pump, newer VHF, depth, speedo, Raytheon GPS, Radar, Autopilot with remote, C70 plotter, refrigeration, 6 person Crewsaver liferaft (needs recert.), new aft danforth anchor mount, new aft dinghy outboard motor mount, new Raritan water heater, EPIRB (needs new battery), Walker Bay 8' Rigid Inflatable Dinghy with Yamaha 2HP outboard (negotiable with boat - I'd like to keep these), aluminum (not rubber) window moldings, new dock lines, new fenders, 1 year old Sportsman 225 Ah deep cycle 8D marine battery and new battery box, new Weems and Plath barometer, clock, and tide clock. New Stainless Steel exhaust elbow and new exhaust hose connecting engine to exhaust cannister. U.S. Coast Guard Documented (guarantee of title) and Insured, I even have most of the original manuals on board, along with sales brochures from Siltala (Nauticat's Yard).

    Still to be installed/hooked up:

  • Pur watermaker, Air-X wind generator, Harken lazy jack system (NIB), AIS (installed, just not connected yet), MMSI capable VHF (VHF is installed, just haven't gotten and plugged in an MMSI number yet).

    I have a 2 year old survey I can share with a serious buyer - replacement cost of $560,000, Fair Market Value: $120,000.

    Needs: a little bit of teak deck work to be done - rebedding screws, two planks to be epoxied down a little better, I wouldn't dream of getting rid of the teak for non-skid - a new owner could get 10 more years out of the decks no problem. Boat has only one house battery - I think it works fine with this, but a new owner may want to install a starting battery, isolater, etc.

    Sails older but in good condition - 4 of the 6 are back from North Sails after being cleaned and any necessary repairs being made.

    This boat has not been sitting - we've sailed her and spent more than a month living on her each of the past two years. If you are already familiar with Nauticats, then you know what a gem these yachts are. If you are new to them, then welcome - you'll be amazed. There is a very active owners' association online - lots of folks offering advice and their experience. Two different U.S. businesses supply parts for the Lehman Super 90. She sails great.

    Sisu is seriously for sale. We've decided to buy a house this year, and can't afford both, unfortunately.


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