Asking price: $16,000
Selling due to life events. We’ve recently moved to the island after living in the Pacific Northwest for 10 years where we sailed all the time. Unfortunately, the boat doesn’t fit into our lives any more so we are moving on; I’d be very heartbroken to just watch this boat rot in a marina even though selling her is bittersweet.
I purchased the boat in March of 2016, raced her in the local Seattle circuit for summer/fall of 2016 and 2017. She’s competed in the 2017 Oregon Offshore race (made the trip from Gig Harbor to Astoria OR to Victoria BC and back to Gig Harbor) and crossed the Pacific from Gig Harbor WA to Honolulu in July of 2017 – that was just under my care. She’s been offshore before that with other owners. She’s documented with the USCG.
The boat is a Morgan 36T, built to the International Offshore Rule. It was popular in the late 70s and 80s before ORC, IRC and other rules came into play. She’s tough as nails. I’ve had her in big winds (~40 knots) and large waves (~20 ft swells); she handles well. Downwind, she can be a sensitive on the helm but she goes to weather like a champ. It takes about 7 knots of breeze to get her moving though; she’s not a light wind boat but that’s ok because she was built go offshore.
You can see more photos on her Instagram: instagram.com/svstaygold
Some high lights; she’s got a brand new 44hp Westerbeke engine (44B). It has about 400 hours on it. She was repowered in 2011 and since then has been very lightly used, in terms of diesel engines. The repower itself cost the previous owner about $20K (I even have the receipts for everything if you’d like to see).
She has a some great racing sails (kevlar): a racing mainsail, racing AP1 and a few others. She also has an inventory of dacron (main, 110 and 135) plus a few other sails I’ve never even used. All in all, about 10 sails to go with her. She’s tiller steered, all lines lead into the cockpit (except the mainsail halyard) and it’s possible to singlehand her (I’ve done it numerous times). She has a harken double track headsail foil, no roller furling.
She’s also got two GPS units (one primary, one backup), a working marine head, a propane stove, brand new cushions throughout, two anchors with chain and rode, a dodger and bimini (these will need some work to get installed but they are brand new and custom made for a Morgan 36T). There’s more that comes with her, but I’m testing the waters at this point.
This is a great boat for someone to learn to sail on or to adventure around the world with. She’s got some bumps and bruises from a life well lived, but I’ve been offshore with her and I’d do it again. She’s a tough boat and honestly it makes me a little sad to let her go.
I had her hauled out in July of this year, they did mention she will need her bottom re-done prior to setting off on adventure and of course I’d recommend getting a survey done. The one I’ve had done was back in 2016 but I’m more than happy to let you see that as well.
I’m open to discussing offers and trades. I just want to see her go to a good home with someone that will treat her well.