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San Diego, California, US, 92106
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1979 Islander 36

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1979
Length 36 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Islander

36' Islander 36 '79 "Isabella"

A very clean and well cared for Islander 36 with six Lewmar opening ports, new salon hatches and updated low amperage draw lighting throughout. This vessel shows pride of ownership and you will be hard pressed to find a better, nicer sailing vessel in this price range.


Year Built 1979
Category Sail
Length Overall 36 ft
Length Of Deck 36 ft
Beam 11'2 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID XLYB3860M79A
Min Draft 6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 22 hp
Cruising Speed 5.5 kn
Maximum Speed 6.5 kn
Range 287.69 mi
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 32 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 60 gal
Water Tank Mat. Aluminum
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 10 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 5,820 lb
Displacement 13,450 lb
Bridge Clearance 49 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: L25
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 22hp
Type: Inboard

Entering from the companionway, the main cabin features an L-shaped galley to starboard and the navigation to port with a quarter berth aft of the nav station. Next forward are port and starboard settees with a large dinette table that folds nicely into the forward bulkhead. Nicely appointed in teak, there is ample storage above and outboard of the settees.

Forward of the salon is an enclosed head with vanity to port and a hanging locker and drawers to starboard. Finally, a comfortable V-berth with memory foam forward. Beautiful new teak cabin sole installed in Nov. 2018.


Adler Barbour 12V and 110V refrigeration

Gimballed stainless steel 3-burner propane stove with remote solenoid switch

Pressure water system

6-gal water heater

Single deep stainless steel sink

New manual foot pump (not yet installed)

Electronics and Navigation

Simrad AP-18 autopilot (new 11/18, except display)

Danforth compass

Furuno 12-mile radar

Hand-held VHF radio

Clock (inoperable)


Fuel gauge and tank level indicator (all new 2018)

Radar screen swivels so that it can be seen from either the cockpit or nav station


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) 6V deep cycle batteries – 220 amp hours each

Battery parallel switch

40amp inverter/charger 1000W

Shore power cord


Bruce anchor with chain and rode

Lewmar up and down electric winch

Dodger, mainsail, handrails, hatch and winch covers in good condition

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates, port and starboard

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder


All mast lighting rewired with LED in 2002


Actual LOA: 36’ 1”

Date of last bottom paint: 10/2016

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum keel-stepped mast with double spreaders

Mainsheet traveler (new 2002)

Spinnaker pole

Whisker pole

Harken roller furling on headsail (new 2002)

(2) Barient 28ST primary winches in cockpit

(2) Barient 23ST secondary winches in cockpit

(1) Barient 23ST mainsheet winch on cabin top

(2) halyard winches on mast

Mainsail in good condition (new 2007)

150% roller furling genoa in good condition (new 2007)

110% jib (fair condition)

Symmetrical spinnaker (good condition)

Asymmetrical spinnaker (good condition)

Engine and Mechanical

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump

Manual wheel steering

Manual head

10-gal plastic holding tank

New heat exchanger and instrument panel in 2017


(4) life jackets

(3) fire extinguishers


MOB pole


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.