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Morgan 36-5, 1983, Saint Petersburg, Florida, $60,000, Price reduced 6/8/20 to $34,500, SOLD 1/11/20

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Morgan 36-5, 1983

  • Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
  • $34,500

    I’ve owned this wonderful, sturdy 1983 Nelson/Marek Morgan 36-5 for 10 years. During that time I’ve rebuilt the entire boat inside and out, stem to stern, top to bottom using the best materials and methods. Everything on the boat is new. I have no doubt (with no exaggeration) that she is a better boat today than she was when she rolled out of the Morgan factory in 1983. I’m selling her probably too soon, but I’ve acquired another boat and I’m moving in a different direction with my sailing goals. A detailed, yet probably not all encompassing list of the boat’s features are as follows:

    This Morgan Sailboat has undergone a full restoration between 2013-2016.


  • Hull Type-Masthead Sloop, Fin Keel (lead) w/ Spade Rudder
  • LOA-36.00 ft
  • Beam-11.83 ft
  • Draft-6.67 ft
  • Displacement-11,900 lbs
  • Ballast-4000 lbs
  • Builder-Morgan Yachts
  • Designer-Nelson/Marek

    Hull and Deck:

  • Deck and hull are foam cored. High-density balsa, backed with integrated carbon fiber as re-inforcement in high-load areas in the deck. All winches, turning blocks and rope clutches are additionally re-enforced with aluminum backing plates. Areas of re-coring that have been done, were vacuum bagged from under the deck to preserve the top layer of fiberglass. All equipment fasteners on the deck that penetrate the core have been potted with West System epoxy to prevent water intrusion. Deck was spray painted with Awlcraft 2000 and coated with Kiwigrip in non-skid areas. All deck hatches were replaced in 2016 and upgraded with new Lewmar opening hatches. Bottom stripped to gelcoat, fared and coated with 8 coats Interprotect 2000E in 2012. Antifouling is 5 coats of Seahawk Biocop (faired smooth). Interior was gutted to the hull fiberglass and bulkheads, and all bunks replaced with 1/2" marine plywood and epoxy sealed in bilge areas (below floor boards). This boat is built to last.


  • Beta 25 by Beta Marine
  • Brand new Beta Marine Diesel engine professionally installed in 2018 (90 hours)
  • With the new engine, upgrades of a new Stainless Steel prop shaft, cutlass bearing, PSS dripless shaft seal and new Gori geared racing proper were installed

    Sailing Equipment:

  • All Winches completly disassembled while off the boat and rebuilt in 2016, completely serviced again in 2019
  • Primary winches are Lewmar 3-speed 55 winches
  • Secondary winches are Lewmar 2-speed 48ST winches (new 2018), cabin top mounted
  • Halyard winches are Lewmar 2-speed 40ST winches
  • Running Back winches are Lewmar 2-speed 30ST winches
  • Primary jib tracks are Harken captive bearing adjustable tracks (2016)
  • Rope cluches and deck organizers are robust, stainless steel by Garhauer (2016)
  • Harken dual track headstay foil
  • Harken windward sheeting main traveler
  • All controls ran aft to cockpit


  • Raymarine ST60+ base system (boat speed, depth, wind, electronic compass), 2 large Raymarine ST70+ repeaters installed on mast with cockpit control at helm station.
  • Garmin 525 chartplotter installed in cockpit visible to crew and helm station
  • Raymarine VHF at nav station, with remote operation handheld at helm station
  • Shipmodul NMEA2000 ship WiFi system
  • Stereo with bluetooth and AM/FM at nav station, waterproof speakers in cockpit and cabin, with ampliphier


  • Sparecraft tripple spreader masthead rig
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole 2016
  • Ridged boom vang
  • Mast and boom stripped to bare aluminum and re-painted with primer and white Awlcraft 2000. All mast hardware was refurbished or replaced. All new high tech Dyneema and Vectran running rigging in 2016. All standing rigging (rods) replaced in 2017 by Offshore Spars.


  • Racing sails-
  • Doyle Carbon Skin #1 2019
  • Doyle Carbon Sport main 2019
  • Doyle Pentex #2
  • UK kevlar #3
  • North 3/4oz Symetrical spin
  • North 3/4oz Asymetrical spin
  • 1/2oz Symetrical spin
  • 1 1/5oz symetrical (chicken) spin, also works as a heavy air reacher
  • Spin staysail in rail launch bag
  • Dacron storm jib
  • Several other misc genoas and spins for practice.


  • Custom fit grey sunbrella bow and cockpit deck covers, great for protecting deck from sun and weather
  • New wood laminated tiller with jeffa tiller cap 2019
  • New jeffa rudder top and bottom bearings and rudder shaft seal 2019
  • All burgunee Sunbrella topside canvas-Boom cover, lifeline pads, tiller cover, mast boot (looks very sharp)

    I estimate $80,000 in refurb and upgrades to boat after an initial purchase of $31,000. The $80K doesn't include sails

    This boat is a must see.


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