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1989 Canadian Sailcraft Merlin 36

location icon Palmetto, Florida
Year 1989
Length 36 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Canadian Sailcraft


The Canadian Sailcraft Merlin 36' is an excellent combination of a well-built, solid cruising boat with exceptional performance characteristics.

This Particular model has benefited from many upgrades from her previous owners, such as a Yanmar engine,Targa arch with davits, solar panels and antenna mounts.

She has sailed from Canada throughout the Caribbean and is ready to do it again.


Year Built 1989
Category Sail
Length Overall 36'3 ft
Beam 11'6 ft
Max Draft 6'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID CUS6258F889
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 30 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Maximum Speed 7.29 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 40 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 20 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 24 gal
Ballast 5,590 lb
Displacement 13,000 lb
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3GM30F
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 30hp
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Stainless Steel, Folding
Engine Hours: 2400

As you enter the main salon from the companion way, the Galley is conveniently located to port, at the foot of the companion way and near the main salon. The aft facing Nav station, is to starboard.  Further forward is the Main salon with settees to port and starboard and a permanent salon table, with folding leaves, just aft of the mast and offset to starboard.  Each Settee can be used as a single berth.  There are several storage cabinets on either side. Moving forward to starboard is the head and then the forward stateroom which has an offset V-berth and lots of storage. All the way aft and to starboard is the guest stateroom with a privacy door.

  • Air conditioner (window unit)
  • New upholstery in 2003
  • Teak and Holly cabin sole
  • Three 12v fans
  • Jabsco manual Head New 2018
  • Retractable shower head
  • Four opening hatches Plexiglass replaced 2004
  • Port lights replaced in 2009
  • LED interior lighting
  • One dorade vent

The Galley is conveniently located at the foot of the companion way and near the main Salon

  • Sylvania microwave
  • Three Burner Force 10 LPG stove and oven
  • Top loading EZ Kold air/water cooled Refrigerator with DB50 compressor
  • Top loading Ice or Storage box
  • Double Stainless Steel sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • Engine heated/12vDC Water Heater
  • Propane shut off
  • Garmin GHP12 Type 1 Linear Drive, below deck Autopilot with remote
  • Simrad WP30 Wheel mounted autopilot
  • Garmin 440s Chart Plotter with Airmar Depth Sounder
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio with DSC at Helm
  • Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF radio with AIS receiver
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Aux Stereo with Two JBL cockpit Speakers and Two speakers in Salon
  • LED Navigation lights
  • Ritchie Compass reconditioned 2006

Vessel has both 110 v AC and 12v DC systems with Circuit breakers.  

  • New wiring By ABYC Certified Electrician and New Electrical Panel 2017
  • Three 50-foot 30 amp shore power cords
  • Four Trojan T105 6v house bank batteries New 2017
  • Maxx GR24 engine start battery
  • Three 80 watt Shell Solar Panels
  • Morning Star ProStar 30 controller
  • Xantrex 1500 watt inverter
  • Mastervolt 40 amp Battery charger
  • Yanmar 3GM30F Freshwater cooled, three cylinder diesel engine with 2400 hours Installed 2001
  • Kanzaki KM3P Transmission
  • Fuel injector pump New 2017
  • Engine exhaust hose replaced 2014
  • Racor 500 Fuel Filter
  • J Prop Feathering propeller
  • Rope cutter on shaft
  • Spare 2 blade fixed Propeller
  • Tohatsu 9.9 hp Outboard motor
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Rule 2000 gph Electric Bilge pump
  • Two Anderson manual bilge pumps
  • Bilge Blowers
  • Emergency Tiller
  • USCG safety package
  • Three fire extinguishers
  • Propane and Carbon dioxide detectors
  • Fuel shut off
Deck and Hull
  • 45 lb Mantus Anchor (2015)
  • 200’ of 5/16” Galvanized chain (2015)
  • 25 lb Danforth anchor with 200’ nylon rode
  • Dual bow rollers
  • Anchorlift Dolphin 1000 watt electric windlass with remote
  • Targa Stainless Steel Arch with Dinghy davits, solar panels and antennas
  • Aluminum slotted toe rail along entire deck
  • Bow, stern and Mid-ship cleats with
  • Port lights replaced in 2009
  • Dodger and Bimini Stainless Steel frame with grab rail and connector set up
  • Note: both Bimini and Dodger are in need of replacement
  • Fore cabin hatch replaced 2013
  • Aft swim platform with Hot and cold shower and swim ladder
  • Unicellular foam Cockpit cushions
  • Folding canvas cushioned deck seats
  • Cockpit table
  • Stainless Steel Propane BBQ grill mounted on stern rail
  • Two vented Propane lockers with two 10# tanks
  • Whitlock Steering
  • Emergency Tiller
  • USCG safety package
  • Three fire extinguishers
  • Propane and Carbon dioxide detectors
  • Interlux Interprotect epoxy barrier coat and Micron 66 antifouling paint
  • Stanchions and Lifelines
  • Fenders and dock lines
Sails and Rigging

All Lines lead aft to the cockpit for safety and convenience.

Running rigging New 2018

Isomat Aluminum, Keel stepped, Dual spreader mast removed and inspected 2013

Profurl roller furler for 135% Genoa

Full Battened Mainsail with 3 reef points

Stack Pack with lazy jacks rebuilt 2013

Spare 110% Genoa

Standing Rigging 316 Stainless Steel wire with new swages 2009

Harken Mainsheet traveler 2008

Manual 4:1 Boom vang

Two Lewmar #46 two speed Self tailing primary winches

Two Lewmar #43 two speed Self tailing Halyard winches

Rope clutches on either side of coach roof (7 total)

Garhauer adjustable Jib sheet cars on long interior deck track


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

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