This is one absolute classic beauty. This double - ender has been owned for the last thirty years by a shipwright that has taken infinite care of her. If you want to step back in time to the beauty of these incredible boats, come see this boat. She has all the classy touches right down to her tough wooden mast.
The concept of the Union 36 goes back to the early 1970's when Hans Cristian Yachts founder commissioned Robert Perry to build a 34 foot vessel to be built in Taiwan at the Union Ship Co. in Taipei. Soon the boat was on the market in the United States as a Hans Christian 34'.
Before the first Hans Christian 34 wet its hull, Edwards stretched the mold adding area fore and aft of the cockpit making the new mold 36'.
Originally the agreement was that Hans Christian owned the design and distribution, but Edwards had a falling out with Union Ship Company and it was found out they owned the design and molds and would continue to build the vessel and market it as a Union 36.
The boat displaces 22,000 lbs and the hull is heavily constructed. Some say the boat is over - built but the thick, hand laden, with the deck built from 3/8" fiberglass, 3/4" plywood, and an added 3/8" glass layer.
The boats is accented all over with traditional silicaon bronze hardware, along with wooden blocks, and presents an old style classic aesthetic seldom seen in today's world of aluminum dressed boats. No, it's no shiny but the top of the line bronze is superior on so many levels to stainless and aluminum.
The original teak decks have been removed by the owner, who has owned the boat over 30 years, and is a professional shipwright, so you know it was done correctly.
She is a heavy boat and it takes roughly 15 knots of wind to move her at hull speed but once she is rolling, she cruises extremely well. In a decent wind she handles beautifully, and points very well. She will take you anywhere, handling well and responds to the steepest of waves and stays relatively dry.
In light winds though, you can always fall back to the "iron ginny", a Perkins 4 -108 that has been well maintained and pushes the boat pretty close to effortlessly.
The barn door rudder is mounted on two heavy, bronze gudgeons, and a keel - supported shoe. The rudder provides very good control and reasonable response even though there is a full keel.
There is plenty of headroom and ventilation. There is storage at every turn and the boat is very comfortable for long passages, which the boat was built for.
In the salon there is a U - shaped dinette to port (more storage beneath the seats) and to starboard there is a nice large settee, that also functions as a sea berth. There's also a nice pilot berth.
The U shaped galley is located to port and contains a deep double sink, and a three burner CNG stove, with a 12 cubic foot refrigerator below.
This boat is hungry for the open sea and is built to ride blue water. If you want to travel this boat will suit you fine. Come see her and you will love her, so bring your check book!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please see the information provided by the owner and posted here January 16, 2017.
This information is the most recent, complete, and accurate available. Any discrepancies between this and any other information, including information previously reported or found elsewhere, should be resolved in favor of this most current posting.
CALL Larry Broome at 321-432-7236 (Cell) or 321-459-0974 (Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATED: MELBOURNE FL.
BUILDER: UNION YACHTS
Length: 36’ on deck
Displacement: 22000 lbs. Ballast: 7800 lbs. LWL: 32’ Draft: 5”8” Beam: 11’4” Bridge Clearance” 53’
Engine: Perkins 4-108, 50 H.P...
Tankage: Aluminum: Fuel 52 Gal. (new 2009) Water 140 Gal. Sanitary 40 Gal.
GALLEY & INTERIOR
Pressure hot and cold water system with 6 gal. Alum. Heat exchange water heater.
Plumbed for shore water hook up.
Fresh & salt water foot pumps at galley sink.
Shower with large sump and electric pumpout.
Manuel head with holding tank
Technicold holding plate freezer (compressor needed),
2 burner propane stove with oven
Propane grill on stern rail
20 gal. Propane tank with auto. safety shut off switch.
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION
Raytheon depth/ speed system
Edson pedestal chain /wire steering installed.
40” SS destroyer wheel.
Raytheon ST 6000 auto pilot with chain drive.
DECK & SAFTEY EQUIPMENT
(2) 35# CQR anchors on double bow rollers
Hi Ten. Danforth stern with roller.
Rode: 150’ chain w/ 200’ 5/8 nylon, 35’ chain w/150’ 5/8 nylon
35’ chain w/150’ ½” nylon
Winches Lewmar: (2) primary #48 S.T. (2)halyard #40 S.T., (2) halyard #8 (2) halyard & boom #7
30A shore power connections with 50’ cords, 50A 2-30A splitter.
Automatic and manual bilge pumps
Stern arch with (2) adjustable 75w solar panels, wind generator and o.b. motor lifting boom.
Dual navigational lights. (masthead and deck)
Bimini frame (needs canas)
Custom teak hatch & companionway screens
ENGINE & MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
Perkins 4-108 (rebuilt 2003), auto Hylon fire system in engine room
Balmar high output alternator w/ Balmar multi-stage regulator
Sentry 60A charger to charge up to 4 banks
Batteries 3 banks; 2 house, 1 starting .
2 battery switches
3 bank battery monitor; Echo charge to service start bank.
Engine room exhaust fan.
SAILS & RIGGING
140% jib on roller furling, 110% Yankee, main full batten, 2 reef points & lazy jacks, staysail
All standing rigging replaced 1998
Mast deck stepped, hollow box spruce.
Hull Awlgrip 1998
2700 HarborTown Dr.
Merritt Island, FL 32952