Price AU $89,950 SOLD

AU $89,950
One of the most competitive yachts in the Hobart racing scene since its launch, this exceptional MBD 36 is something very special! A true cruiser/racer, the Murray, Burns, and Dovell design was the forerunner to the highly successful Sydney 36, but has the advantage of being significantly lighter thanks to its professional composite construction. This vessel also features a taller mast for superior light wind performance. Having had only 3 fastidious owners from new, the vessel has been campaigned with incredible success at the highest level both inshore and offshore. Highlights include winning the Three Peaks Race, 3 Sydney Hobart races (including a top 10 overall finish and 2nd in Division), Winning IRC, AMS, and PHS of the 2018 Melbourne to Hobart Race, Winning the 2017 Marina Island Race on IRC and AMS, and in 2022 Winning on IRC the Two Capes Race, King of the Derwent, Crown Series Regatta, and Combined Clubs Harbour Pennant. Quite simply, this vessel is rarely off the podium! Having been superbly maintained, the vessel has also been extensively upgraded in recent years to ensure its safety, capability, and performance to compete at the highest level. These major upgrades include a NEW 2017 B&G H5000 SYSTEM INCLUDING ZEUS 2 CHART PLOTTER, FULL PROFESSIONAL REWIRE OF THE 12V SYSTEM IN 2018 INCLUDING NEW BATTERIES AND LED STRIP LIGHTING (RED AND WHITE), NEW 2019 4 X HARKEN WINCHES, NEW TRAVELLER, NEW MAST BASE BLOCKS, NEW 2019 TOILET, NEW 2019 GAS STOVE WITH ALL NEW CERTIFIED GAS INSTALLATION, NEW GORI 3 BLADE FOLDING PROP WITH OVERDRIVE, NEW 2022 DOYLES STRATIS NO. 1 HEADSAIL, NEW 2022 QUANTUM NO. 3 HEADSAIL, EXTENSIVE DOYLES SAIL INVENTORY IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NEW 2018 DYNEX BACKSTAY WITH INTERNAL HF ANTENNA AND CASCADE SYSTEM, AND A MAJOR REFURBISHMENT OF THE GALLEY AND CHART TABLE AREA IN 2018. With every box ticked, and its exceptional winning history, this is an opportunity not to miss! Just bring the crew, step onboard, and get ready to fill the trophy cabinet!

Stepping inside, it is clear that the vessel is a great example of a true cruiser/racer. Presenting in excellent condition, with plenty of comforts, this vessel seamlessly provides the option for relaxing weekends away at your favourite anchorage! The generous saloon is light and airy, and features two comfortable settees. The well appointed galley is to port and is fully equipped with the NEW 2018 2 burner gas stove, stainless steel sink with fresh water, large top loading icebox, and plenty of storage. The accommodation is ideal for both weekends away with family and friends, and the full race crew. There is a generous double berth forward, and two double berths aft. In race mode, the backs of the settees raise giving two pipe cots, with lee-cloths for the settee berths below. There are also single pipe cots in each aft cabin, and a central lee-cloth for each double, allowing for 3 crew to sleep comfortably in each aft cabin when weight is needed aft. To starboard is a well equipped Nav table which will please any offshore navigator. The package is complete with a fully enclosed bathroom with NEW 2019 toilet, and vanity with fresh water.

On deck, the vessel has been very well set up with the NEW Harken winches, traveller, and blocks. The cockpit has excellent ergonomics for the full race crew, with the custom carbon tiller making the vessel a joy to drive. This vessel is also easily managed short handed with all lines lead aft, a removable lazy jack system, and both the mainsheet and primary winches being easily reached whilst driving. The cockpit also features the NEW 2017 B&G Instruments and compasses.

This vessel is powered by a well maintained and reliable Volvo Penta 18HP Diesel Engine. Paired with the NEW 2018 Gori 3 folding blade prop with overdrive, this provides easy cruising at 6 knots whilst having minimal drag for racing.

Whether you want to do a Sydney Hobart, the IRC Nationals, or local regattas, this is a vessel offers a rare opportunity to compete on a very well prepared vessel which ticks all the boxes. Sure to impress on inspection, this is a vessel not to miss! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Hobart TAS
Family, Cruising, Racing
Murray Burns & Dovell
Huon Yachts Pty Ltd
36' 0" - 10.98m
Keel / Ballast
Cast steel fin keel with lead bulb
Hull Material
Composite Composite Hi Strength Epoxy/Glass over Durakore (end grain balsa)
Deck Material
Hi Strength Epoxy/Glass over end grain balsa core
Volvo Penta 2000 Series 18hp Marine diesel engine NEW 2018 Alternator
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
3000hrs approx.
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
2L per/hr at cruising speed approx.
Cruise Speed
7 Knots
NEW 2018 Gori 3 Blade Folding Prop with overdrive
Well appointed galley to port which received a major refurbishment in 2018 including new cabinetry and laminex. The galley features a two burner Stove with oven, large Ice box, stainless steel sink with fresh water, and ample storage.
Large Ice box
NEW 2018 2 Burner Gas Stove with Oven (NEW gas system 2018)
Excellent accommodation for both cruising or racing! When cruising with family or friends, there are three comfortable double berths (v-berth forward, and two aft doubles). When racing the there are two single settee berths with lee-cloths, 2 pipe cots in the saloon, and a pipe cot in each aft cabin. These give plenty of options for weight distribution and create a total of 12 berths!
1 X Double berth in forepeak,
2 X Double quarter berths, as separate cabins when in cruising mode
2 X Single saloon berths,
4 X Additional pipe cots
NEW 2019 Jabsco Manual marine toilet
NEW 2017 Sonic hub with indoor and outdoor speakers
Mainsail boom cover, Boom tent
Ground Tackle
Cat 1 Compliant Anchors:
Delta 20kg anchor with chain and warp,
Spare 15kg Danforth anchor
Safety Gear
Current Australian Sailing CAT. 3 Safety Equipment
Bilge Pumps
2 X Manual bilge pumps
1 X Epirb
Inshore Flare Kit
Fire Protection
2 X Fire extinguishers
12V System throughout
Professionally rewired in 2018 by a qualified Electrician.
NEW 2018 1 X 110amp AGM Engine start battery
NEW 2018 315amp AGM House bank
New 2018 Battery cables and Switch board,
NEW 2018 Red/white LED interior lighting
NEW 2018 DC charging system
NEW 2018 USB and 12V charging ports
NEW 2017 B&G H5000 System
NEW 2017 B&G Zeus 2 Chart plotter
NEW 2017 2 X B&G H5000 Deck displays
NEW 2017 Precision 9 Compass,
NEW 2017 B&G VHF Radio (AIS and DSC capable)
NEW 2017 2 X Back-light deck compasses
HF Radio and Tuner unit (not installed)
Sail Inventory
2017 Doyles Stratus Carbon Inshore Mainsail (Good condition)
2013 Doyles Stratus Carbon Offshore Mainsail (Fair Condition)
Doyles Kevlar Mainsail - Light weight Inshore (Fair condition - good for twilights)
Doyles White stratus Mainsail - Light weight Inshore (Fair condition - good for twilight's)
Dacron delivery Mainsail,

2022 Doyles No. 1 Lt-Med STRATIS Carbon 1100CT (Excellent Condition)
2022 Quantum No. 3 Carbon Tri Radial (Excellent Condition)
2018 Doyles Stratus Carbon No. 1 Headsail (Good)
2014 Doyles Stratus Carbon Light No. 1 Headsail (Good)
2013 Doyles Stratus Carbon offshore No. Headsail (Fair)
2014 Doyles Stratus Carbon No. 3 Headsail (Fair)
2006 Doyles Kevlar Noi. 4 Headsail (Good)
Jib top - age unknown (Good)
Dacron delivery No. 3 headsail (Good)
Storm Jib (Excellent)

2017 Doyles 0.9oz Masthead (Excellent)
2016 Doyles 0.5oz Masthead (Excellent)
2011 Doyles 1.5oz Fractional (Very good)
3 X 0.5oz Masthead - age unknown (Average)

2006 Doyles 1.5oz Fractional (Good)
2006 Doyles Furling Code Zero (Good)
Mast / Rigging
NEW 2018 Sydney Rigging Backstay (Dynex with internal HF Antenna wire) and NEW cascade system,
NEW 2018 Running Rigging
NEW 2014 Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
The Aluminium mast is a Sydney 38 section with twin sweptback spreaders
Offshore racing/delivery lazy jack system
Carbon Spinnaker pole
Rigid Boom vang
Deck Gear
NEW 2019 Harken traveller with 6:1 purchase.
NEW 2019 Custom Carbon tiller with Spinlock tiller extension.
NEW 2018 Inboard sheeting including Harken blocks and custom made Carbon backing plates.
NEW 2018 Seldon high load mast base blocks,
NEW 2018 Storm boards, Aft lazarette doors recessed in and hatches replaced, most other blocks replaced.
NEW 2017 4 X Harken winches (Primary's and Cabin top)
NEW 2017 Spinlock cabin top jammers.
Race Record:
Under Current Ownership:
1st 2023 Crown Series Regatta - IRC (won every race)
1st 2022/23 Combined Clubs Harbour Pennant - IRC
1st 2022 Two Capes Race - IRC
1st 2021 King of the Derwent - IRC
1st 2021 Combined Clubs Winter Series - IRC & AMS
1st 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023 RYCT/DSS Twilight Pennants - IRC
2nd Div C - 2020 Australian Yachting Championships
Under Previous Ownership:
2018 Melbourne to Hobart Westcoast Race - 1st on IRC, AMS and PHS.
2018 IRC National Championships - 3rd on IRC.
2018 Maria Island Race - 2nd on IRC and AMs.
2017 Maria Island Race - 1st on IRC and AMS.
3 X Rolex Sydney to Hobart Races (2006 / 2011 / 2014) Best result 10th overall and 2nd in Division in 2011.
3 X Melbourne to Hobart Westcoast races (2005 / 2013 / 2018)
6 X Three peaks Races (Best result 1st in 2010)

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