1989 Canadian Sailcraft CS 36 Merlin

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers
Year 1989
Make Canadian Sailcraft
Length 36'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Annapolis, MD
Recent Upgrades
  •  Autopilot - below deck Garmin Reactor GHP 12 electric / hydraulic
  • AIS B (automatic identification system) - Vesper XB 8000 with WiFi
  • Batteries - AGM (x4 total): house (x2), start (1), and windlass (1)
  • Bottom paint - Petit Trinidad Pro
  • Cabin sole - synthetic teak / holly
  • Canvas - Bimini / dodger with connector
  • Engine - Yanmar 30 hp, 3GM30F (1259 hours since overhaul)
  • Furler - Harken MK IV Series 1
  • Instruments: multifunction depth/speed/wind - Garmin GHP 20 and GHP 21
  • Prop - Autostream stainless 3 blade feathering; also a spare 3 blade fixed prop
  • Refrigerator - Waeco USA / Adler Barbour
  • Sails - main (full batten, loose foot, lazy jacks), 135% genoas (x2), asy spinnakers (x2), stormsl
  • Solar panels - Siemens 65w (x2)
  • Range / Oven - Force 10 propane with new aluminum tanks (x2)
  • Whisker pole - Forespar, line control
  • Windvane steering - Hydrovane
  • All new standing rigging including turnbuckles (Jan 2018)
  • New sheaves at boom end (Jan 2018)
  • Installed spliced Dyneema messenger line on boom for preventer (Jan 2018)
  • Upgraded gooseneck (Jan 2018)
  • New VHF aerial antenna at masthead and new antenna wiring in mast (January 2018)
  • Worthington aluminum 10 lb propane tanks (x2) (Jan 2018)
  • West Marine engine start battery (May 2018)
  • LED lighting throughout interior (Feb 2018)



Full Specs & Equipment List

* = new / reconditioned since 2011

Dimensions: LOA: 36.25 LWL: 29.2 Beam: 11.5 Draft: 5.5 Displacement: 13,000 lbs Ballast: 5590 lbs Mast height: 52 (bridge clearance)

Tanks: Fresh Water: 110 US gallons (2 tanks) Fuel: 32 US gallons Holding: 12 US gallons


Single berths - 2 (port settee; stbd settee w/ lee cloth) Double berths - 2 (forward v-berth; aft quarter berth) Cabins - 3 Heads - 1 

  • Synthetic Teak and Holly cabin sole*
  • Folding cabin table* (refinished 2014)
  • LED interior lighting


  • Force 10, 3-burner gimbaled stove and oven
  • Waeco USA / Adler Barbour refrigerator
  • Extensive storage
  • Wide double sink with new faucet (2013)
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Manual fresh and seawater pumps (w / overhaul kits)
  • Freshwater manifold/selector valves*
  • Aluminum Worthington 10lb propane tanks x2 (Jan 2018)
  • Force 10 Water Heater (6 gallons)


  • Jabsco marine toilet (new pump assembly 2016)
  • Sink/shower with hot & cold pressure water (sink faucet new 2013)
  • Ample storage
  • Jabsco macerator (new 2016)
  • Y-valves x2 (MSD-holding tank / overboard*; holding tank-macerator / deck pump out)
  • Electric shower pump-out

Deck and Hull

  • 35 lb Bruce Anchor w/ 200 chain
  • 35 lb CQR Anchor w/ 25 chain, 150 rope
  • Fortress Anchor
  • Barrier coat* - Interlux (2011)
  • Petit Trinidad Pro bottom paint* (May 2017)
  • Canvas* (2013 - including bimini, bimini cover, bimini-dodger connector, dodger, sail covers, winch covers, Hydrovane cover, hatch covers, and pedestal cover)
  • Clinometer* (2016)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit shower with hot & cold pressure water
  • Folding cockpit table   
  • Davits -Stainless steel, 4:1 purchase
  • Docklines x7 (plus ample misc cordage)
  • Fenders x6
  • Flag halyard*  
  • Lewmar hatches* x4 (lenses replaced and hinges rebuilt 2015)
  • Hoist for outboard motor
  • Fin keel (lead)
  • Topside lighting all LED* (masthead tri-color / anchor, steaming / foredeck)
  • Pedestal* (overhauled, repainted 2014)
  • Electric washdown pump in anchor locker
  • Whitlock rack/pinion steering* (overhauled 2014)
  • Sugar scoop transom w/swim ladder
  • Weather cloths*
  • Lewmar 1000 electric Windlass with dedicated AGM battery


  • Two AGM house batteries*
  • AGM windlass battery*
  • West Marine engine start battery (May 2018)
  • house / start parallel switch*
  • 50 amp Professional Mariner battery charger (3 bank)
  • West Marine Battery Isolator              
  • Xantrex Battery monitor                     
  • 600w - Samlex America PST-60S-12A Inverter*                   
  • 30a / 50 Shore Power cord   
  • Two Siemens 65 watt solar panels               



  • VesperMarine XB8000 class B recieiving and transmitting w/GPS
  • manual and iPad transmit ON / OFF switch for &q
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.
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Engine Hours 1259
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1989 Canadian Sailcraft CS 36 Merlin

Libreis the finest example of a CS 36 Merlin (Canadian Sailcraft), one of the foremost production boats manufactured. The Merlin is a Tony Castro design offering a large V-berth, generous double quarter berth with hanging locker, main cabin with convertible dinette (lee cloth to starboard) and a spacious/secure galley. The galley is aft to port featuring excellent use of space for fridge, stove, secure working area, and ample storage. A swim platform (sugar scoop) with boarding ladder provides easy access for swimmers and dinghy boarding.

Meticulously maintained and cared for, this performance cruiser is equipped with many recent upgrades and is ready for long distance cruising or weekends on the Chesapeake. The solid glass hull (with cored deck), a 5 foot 6 inch fin keel along with partial skeg rudder provide exceptional sailing characteristics. Libreis outfitted for offshore passage-making utilizing quality equipment installed with professional care.


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