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1972 Gulfstar Center Cockpit Motorsailer

Port Charlotte, Florida




Perfect SHOAL DRAFT Florida and Island Water 's Motor Sailor


After twenty years of love and attention this beautifully maintained Classic Gulfstar 36ft Motorsailer  is offered for sale by her owner. If you have imagined living aboard a vessel that will  sail or motor you to the islands of your dreams in comfort and safety, then wake up and take the plunge.

Priced REDUCED TO: $24,500 for a quick turnaround sale, this early example of the classic designed, Gulfstar 36' is probably the cleanest and best equipped example on the market in recent years. Age and health issues have taken the current owners to a new life off the waters and on to dry land.

This well maintained vessel is ready to go at an extremely attractive and affordable and very realistic price. Read On!!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $24,500
Boat Name: Canadian Venture
Make: Gulfstar
Model: Center Cockpit Motorsailer
Year: 1972
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Gulfstar Yachts
Designer: Vince & Richard Lazarra
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Other
Range: 1,150.78 mi


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 30'10 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 3'6 ft
Displacement: 15,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 43 ft
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Lehman 4 cylinder
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1972
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 105 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Water Tank Material: Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Center Cockpit


Rod Thomas
Phone Rod at 941.266.6462 Whiteaker Yacht Sales welcomes you at any SHOWINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT. We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
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Gulfstar 36 Motorsailer Accomodations

This layout is called a  2 Cabin Center Cockpit Walkover. There are two companionways, one aft to the private cabin which has twin bunks and port side bunk is convertible to double size, There is a large head with separate shower stall and lots of stowage available. Another head is situated forward.

The large comfortable V-Berth forward also has an abundance of stowage room. Moving aft on the port side is a fine navigation station and a large galley. Moving aft from V-Berth on the starboard side you will find a large storage cabinet and a booth style dinette.



Canadian Venture is a fine example of this much loved center cockpit sloop rigged motorsailer. Despite her age she brings a smile to your face when you examine and see for yourself how loved and cared for she has been over the last 20 years. If you are just getting into the idea of cruising and are on a restricted budget, Canadian Venture may be the vessel for you. She is ready to take you on your first adventure.

With the aft cabin option, you will enjoy privacy aboard and have room to live and move about comfortably.

Whilst she is not known to be the quickest of sailing boats she is more than capable of cruising under engine at around 6 knots comfortably and maintaining 5 knots in a fair wind under sail. T

The Gulfstar 36 Center Cockpit Sloop Rigged Motorsailer is an ideal first boat or even the ideal vessel to own before purchasing a $100,000 +  Trawler. This beautifully maintained example is ready to sail you away to paradise now. Draft unconfirmed at 3ft 6 in makes this an ideal vessel for Intracoastal explorations and Island hopping.


  • 5# opening cabin port lights
  • Stainless life rails all round,
  • Stainless Antennae pole on rear deck
  • Harken Roller Furling head sail
  • Lewmar Barlow winches
  • 3# sail inventory
  • Spare shroud cables
  • New Bimini top 2017
  • 45 lb Plough anchor, 150' 3/8" chain
  • 45 lb Bruce anchor w/ 30ft chain and 100ft of line
  • Heavy duty fisherman's anchor (storm).
  • All Bedding and Towels


Engine Systems:

  • 80 hp Ford Lehman, diesel engine 
  • Racor filters
  • Spare engine driven fuel pump
  • Stewart fuel level gauge on main tank
  • 15 US gallon raised diesel day tank
  • Spare 12V electric fuel transfer pump
  • Racor fuel filter installed between main and day tank
  • 12V transfer pump
  • Paragon transmission
  • 18" x 18" 3-blade bronze propeller
  • Fully re-furbished spare prop
  • 3 jaw propeller puller
  • Raw engine cooling
  • Lubricating oil and transmission heat exchanger
  • Spare main engine heat exchanger
  • Speedseal raw water pump cover system w/ spare impellers
  • Aqualarm exhaust high temperature alarm system
  • 110V electric block heater system
  • 150A alternator (spare rebuilt 150A alternator)
  • Powerline battery isolators
  • Newmar electronic noise filter
  • Balmar ARS-5 solid state regulator
  • 3# 12V gel-cell house batteries and isolation switch
  • Single 12V combination engine start and windlass battery w/ isolation switches
  • 2 Iota DLS series (1) 55A and (1) 30A power converter/charger units
  • Xantrex Linklite monitoring system.

Safety Equipment:

  • Life jackets and 2# survival suits
  • 4# portable fire extinguishers
  • carbon monoxide and smoke detection systems
  • emergency flares w/ pistol and smoke flares
  • 2# bilge pumps
  • Rule float high bilge alarm
  • Whale gusher manual pump
  • 110V electrical portable pump and hoses
  • Emergency shroud cutter
  • Hydraulic steering - air over hydraulic steering and Emergency Aluminum Tiller
  • Trident Marine electric solenoid and propane leak detector sensor in galley

Deck Wash

  • Shurflow 12V deck wash pump,
  • Wayne 110V submersible utility pump.


  • Magma marine kettle BBQ,
  • 3 Cafrano 12V cabin fans,
  • 2# 110V fans,
  • 2# Atomix clocks,
  • 150ft tow line,
  • various dock lines and sheets,
  • detailed equipment manifest and manuals,
  • extensive chart inventory,
  • cruise guides and boat owners manuals,
  • portable water and fuel containers,
  • assorted fishing rods and equipment,
  • 4# large fenders, new step ladder,
  • 4-section collapsible boarding ladder,
  • saw horses and planks for hull maintenance,
  • extensive stainless inventory,
  • spare plumbing supplies,
  • galley appliances incl: toaster, mixer, coffee maker etc.,
  • galley tableware,
  • shade cloth cover for summer storage.
  • 2 # 10lb, 2 # 5lb and 1 # spare BBQ propane tanks.
  • Tender and 8 HP outboard in very good condition (available)
  • Many spares and tools  included with a good supply of varnish, sandpaper, brushes, waxes, cleaners etc....

Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

Additional Contact Information

Available for co-brokerage on a 50/50 basis. Brokers not licensed in FL contact office for details.

Please Contact: Rod Thomas e.mail: trel: 941-266-6462

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