2006 Catalina 36 MkII

Asking price: $114,900

Total Power: 35 HP
Engine Brand: Universal
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: M35BC
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1006
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 35 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 2500 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Boat Name

Keel: Wing

LOA: 36 ft 4 in
Beam: 11 ft 11 in
LWL: 30 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 15000 lbs Half Load
Ballast: 6000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (80 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (17 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass



Catalina first began building yachts in 1969 and immediately made their mark on the cruising world with the innovations of designer Frank Butler. Over the following five decades, Catalina has produced a number of outstanding yachts, winning accolades and industry awards thanks to their quality and continued innovation. The Catalina 36 has become a staple line from Catalina, with over 3,000 built since 1982 when the original 36 MK I was introduced to the market. In 1995, the 36MK II hit the market with a better resin construction, easier access to the head from the v-berth via a second door, and the aft cabin and cockpit were made more spacious thanks to the MKII’s beamier stern.

RA'IATEA is a great example of all that the Catalina 36 MK II has to offer.  Sailed locally on the Chesapeake, her bright interior offers plenty of natural light and ventilation for the two cabin, one head layout.  


Stepping down the centerline companionway hatch, you enter the spacious main salon of the Catalina 36 MK II with a gourmet galley to port, a navigation station to starboard and a comfortable main salon, perfect for relaxing after a fun day of sailing.  The L-shaped galley offers plenty of space for food prep and storage while the U-shaped port settee comfortably seats 4 for a meal.  Two comfortable individual settees to starboard have a cocktail table between them that can be lowered for additional seating.  A large head forward of the main salon bulkhead has dual access from the salon and the forward v-berth cabin.  The double berth aft cabin can be accessed to the starboard of the companionway hatch.

  • Ocean Breeze reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat
  • L-shaped gourmet galley with Alder Barbour refrigeration
  • Navigation station to starboard
  • Main salon features a large U-shaped port settee
  • Salon table drops to make double berth
  • Two individual settee seats to starboard with coffee table between
  • V-berth cabin with direct access to head, double berth
  • Spacious double berth aft with large opening ports for ventilation


Below deck’s you’ll find a warm, rich inviting interior space for lounging at the end of a cruising day. A gourmet galley lies to port, nav station to starboard, and a spacious main salon that takes advantage of RA'IATEA’s 12’ beam completes the main living space. There’s a comfortable sitting area with a beautifully varnished coffee table between two individual seats forward of the chart table. There’s a large U-shaped settee to port that offers a great space for dining or for kicking back to relax. There is a large dining table that comfortably seats 4 or drops down to make a comfortable double berth. The main salon also offers seasonal comfort with reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat. There is a ton of natural light via large side windows and a large opening port overhead.   The Catalina 36 offers a ton of storage in the main salon with deep storage cabinets to port and starboard as well as additional storage behind the salon seat cushions.

  • Central Reverse-Cyle Heating and Air Conditioning w/ Digital Control Panel
  • Chart Table/nav Station with swing-out seat
  • U-shaped Port Settee comfortably seats 4 for dining
  • Large Table drops down to make double berth
  • Varnished teak cocktail table to starboard drops to make single berth
  • Large deck hatch, opening
  • Coach roof side ports, opening
  • Side ports, fixed
  • Gloss finish woodwork handle, ceiling mounted
  • Select Hardwood trim everywhere
  • (4) Deep storage cabinets
  • Ample amount of storage below and behind settees


A gourmet galley greets you to port when you step down the companionway steps with corian countertops a top loading fridge, stainless steel sink, double-burner stove, lots of storage for cruises, and there is even a dedicated storage box for trash. The large Adler Barbour refrigerator offers a ton of cold storage an also has a freezer box for keeping items colder. With deep storage cabinets above the counter and pull out drawers below, the Catalina 36 has plenty of places to store cookware and food for an extended sailing adventure. The companionway hatch and and opening deck hatch above the galley allow for plenty of ventilation

  • Adler Barbour top-loading 12V refrigerator/freezer
  • Hillerange 2-burner stove/oven, gimbaled
  • 12V Electrical outlets, Two
  • Built-in waste bin
  • Corian countertops
  • Dek Hatch, Opening
  • Fresh water system, pressurized, hot and cold
  • Samsung microwave
  • Hot water heater
  • Custom wood cutting board covers for sinks and stove, add more counter space!


A lot of yachts in this size range can short change the forward cabin. Not so with this boat! There’s a large private cabin with a spacious v-berth queen. A removable center cushion allows for easy access to the berth as well as a huge amount of storage below. A large hanging locker lies to starboard with double cabinet doors and a vanity space above with a mirror cabinet for additional storage. Two storage shelves stretch forward along each side of the berth. A large overhead hatch lets in tons of natural light. The Catalina MK II design also features direct access from the forward cabin to the port head.

  • Spacious double berth, queen
  • Double door hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning/heat system
  • Added v-berth insert creates full v-berth
  • Large overhead opening hatch
  • (1) 120v outlet to starboard
  • (2) Personal reading lights
  • (2) pivoting deep cabinets
  • (3) Drawers below berth
  • Storage shelf with vanity mirror and cabinet


There is a spacious double berth in the aft cabin stretching athwartships. With a large overhead opening hatch to the cockpit, a hatch to the cabin top and a sliding port that opens to the galley for extra light, the aft cabin can have great ventilation. There is a large hanging locker to starboard along with three pullout drawers and a hinged cabinet for even more storage. Reverse-cycle air conditioning allows you to close off the cabin and cool off after a warm summer day of sailing. The current owners have added a 12v outlet below one of the two bronze reading lights so you can charge your devices from bed. The back cover of the engine can also be removed in the aft cabin to allow for easy access to the back of the engine.

  • Reverse-cycle heating/air conditioning system
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • (3) Pullout drawers
  • Hinged storage cabinet
  • Storage shelf above cabinetry
  • (2) Personal reading lights, bronze
  • (1) 12V outlet, custom addition
  • (1) 120V outlet at stern
  • (2) Overhead opening hatches
  • (2) Fixed sided ports
  • (1) Added window to galley for more natural light
  • Aft engine cover, easy access to back of engine/shaft
  • (3) Hanging hooks for additional storage


The head of the Catalina 36 seems like it is the head of a yacht ten feet larger. Located forward of the main salon bulkhead to port, it is very spacious but does not impede on the design of the salon and living spaces of the interior. As appropriate for the wet environment, it’s a fiberglass space so it’s very easy to keep clean. It’s a function space with a designated shower seat, ample storage, and plenty of ventilation and natural light with two opening ports. The head also has walk-through access to the forward cabin. The shower and head are not an afterthought in the design so there is plenty of headroom, making the space truly functional.

  • Jabsco manual head
  • (2) Access doors, one from main salon, one from forward cabin
  • Anti-bacterial Gelcoat wall finishes
  • Electrical outlet, AC
  • (1) Large overhead hatch, opening
  • (1) Cabin top side hatch, opening
  • Corian countertop vanity
  • Vanity cabinet with mirror sliding doors
  • Vanity light
  • Shower bench
  • Shower sump pump
  • Water tight storage cabinets below vanity and shower bench


RA'IATEA is well equipped for weekend and bay cruising. At the helm, the bright and high resolution Garmin GPSmap 640 color chart plotter sits right in the captain’s line of sight for easy navigation underway. The Raymarine ST6000 autopilot control is also mounted in the nav pod just above the chart plotter at the Edson pedestal allowing for easy single-handing. Raymarine ST60 speed, wind and depth instruments are also in the nav pod at the helm.   

  • Garmin GPSmap 640 color  chart plotter
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth instrument, autohelm series
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed instrument, autohelm series
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind instrument, auto helm series
  • Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse+ VHF radio and MPC348W mic at nav station


Ra'iatea has a 35hp Universal M-35BC engine with 1,430 hours.   Power is delivered to the water via a three blade folding propeller. The engine is checked annually by Bay Shore Marine and the oil is changed every season. With a maximum RPM of 3200, the Catalina 36 can max throttle at close to 8 knots.

  • 35hp Universal M-35BC engine, four cylinder, 1006 hours
  • Maintenance records available
  • Cruising speed at 2500 rpm: 6 knots
  • Motoring top speed: 8 knots
  • 3-blade folding propellor


This yacht is designed with ultimate simplicity and ease of handling in mind. The genoa is controlled by a furling line that runs along the port toe rail forward to the bow for easy furling. With the primaries so close to the helm, single-handing is so easy. Once away from the dock, set the autopilot into the wind, and deploy the main from the cabin top where the main sheet comes aft to the cockpit to a Lewmar 30 cabin top winch. The sails are the original Catalina sails.

  • In-mast furling main
  • 150% genoa with Schaeffer furling system
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker:1.5 oz. - 25'-0" foot; 40'-3"leech; 44'-9" luff
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Garhauer traveler with 4:1 mainsheet
  • Lewmar 48 self-tailing 2-speed primary winches
  • Lewmar 30 self-tailing 2-speed cabin top winches
  • Running rigging leads aft to cockpit at cabin top
  • Nylon rope bags at cabin top for running rigging storage
  • 4 to 1 mainsheet ratio
  • Split backstay
  • Windex wind vane
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Blue canvas sail cover
  • Full cockpit enclosure (extremely well preserved)
  • Aqua Dutch 8'-6" dinghy and Honda 2 outboard


Face the facts…the cockpit is the lifeblood of any fine cruising yacht. This is where you spend 90% of your time onboard. You need comfort, convenience, and easy access to all the yacht’s systems for smooth and safe sailing. Catalina has mastered the sailing cockpit. With over five foot long cockpit seating and a beamy stern, the Catalina 36 MK II cockpit offers the perfect space for comfortable cruising and entertaining. Long benches and seat backs are perfectly angled for comfort when heeled during an athletic day of sailing. They’re also long and wide enough to be great for lounging under the stars on warm summer nights. The cockpit table is large and can support a full meal at anchor or snacking under way. Everything you need to sail the boat, single-handed or with crew is right at your fingertips without leaving the cockpit. The Garmin GPSmap 640 color chart plotter is well located in a NavPod at the helm. Mounted above the chart plotter in a navpod are the Raymarine ST60 speed, wind and depth instruments as well as the ST6000+ autopilot control.   With minor help from the autopilot, you barely have to leave the helm to sail this boat. The primary winches are within easy reach of the helm. Carrying so much beam aft, Catalina has perfected the swim platform area of their yachts. Wide, open, and easy to access, this space has become an integral part of your time at anchor. RA'IATEA also features a dodger and bimini for shade and protection from weather under way or on the hook. Cockpit cushions provide added comfort. Two stern rail cockpit seats also offer a comfortable perch and additional seating.

  • Garmin GPSmap 640 color chart plotter at helm
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Winde instrument
  • Raymarine ST600+ autopilot
  • Throttle and shifter at Edson pedestal
  • Ritchie compass
  • Folding cockpit table off binnacle
  • (1) Propane locker
  • Dodger and bimini
  • Full enclosure
  • Line storage bags forward at cabin top
  • Deep storage locker to port
  • Walk-through transom with swim platform
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Helms seat removable for easy access to swim platform
  • Stern rail seats, with cushions and cup holders
  • Lewmar 48 primaries, reachable from helm
  • Lewmar 30 cabin top winches
  • Outboard motor mount, port stern rail
  • Cockpit coaming storage box to starboard


  • Dual 30amp shore power service (1 house and 1 for Air Conditioning)
  • 12V DC and 120V AC Electrical Panel at Nav Station
  • Electric water heater
  • (2) GRP 27 batteries and (1) GRP 27 start battery
  • Voltage and amp meters at electrical panel
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle air conditioning supplied to all three cabins (16,000 BTU)
  • 12V fresh water pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • 120V outlets throughout
  • 12V outlets at nav station and aft cabin
  • Jabsco manual head with holding tank (16 gallons)
  • 25 gallon fuel tank
  • 72 gallon water tank


  • 35 pound Delta anchor
  • 90 feet chain plus 250 feet rope anchor rode
  • Spare Danforth anchor with rope rode
  • Anchor wash down pump and hose connection system
  • Isolate cockpit shower plumbing
  • Holding and fresh water tanks level gauge system
  • Adjustable cars for jib leads
  • Flex-o-fold folding prop – 3 blade
  • Full length canvas winter storage cover
  • Full cockpit enclosure – Clear plastic set and screen set – interchangeable
  • Clear plastic bimini/dodger connector
  • Solidpvc engine compartment vent tubing in aft lockers
  • LED cabin lights
  • LED running lights
  • Mid ship cleats – adjustable position
  • House electric AC system split port and starboard side
  • House battery bank (2 GRP 27 in parallel) and single GRP 27 starter battery
  • 10 disc stereo
  • Oversize intake screen for A/C raw water supply
  • Window and hatch air scoops
  • TV antennae
  • New cockpit cushions = 9/2016
  • Mattress breather under V-berth mattress
  • New House Batteries 11/7/2015
  • Bottom paint – 6/2016
  • 42” Wheel
  • Heat/AC, 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle
  • Dodger side handles
  • Microwave
  • USCG safety gear – life jackets, horn, flares
  • Man overboard sling, line & bag
  • Heel angle gauge
  • Service records available


When we travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, we don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for us and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, we'd like to share our rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. Our rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'perfect' (in OUR opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. Our goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. We'll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.

Beyond telling you what’s great about a yacht, don’t you also want to know what it needs next? Every yacht, no matter how turnkey, needs something. Every owner has next year’s list of ‘to-do’s, right? We’ll also include in this section what Erin and I think the boat could use to take her from nearly perfect to ‘voyage-ready’ for your next adventure.


Overall Rating: 9.0/10

Extremely well maintained and thoughtfully updated, the hull both above and below the waterline is in excellent shape. The overall layout of the boat, both above and below decks, is really well configured for long range cruising as well as living aboard for days long or multi-week trips. Catalina makes a great cockpit with long benches for lounging, great access to both helm and primary winches during short-handed sailing. Visibility is excellent from the helm. The C36 is one of Catalina’s best and longest running models. Stepping aboard, it’s clear these owners have been very conscientious and have kept up with maintenance as required. She accelerates well in light air and keeps her composure as the wind builds. We took her out for a shake-down cruise and were very impressed with both her performance and condition.


Exterior: 9.5/10

Having cruised extensively ourselves, we’re looking for several ‘zones’ of success in a sailing yacht. The most important space is the cockpit and on deck because that’s where we plan to spend the most time.   The cockpit on Westwind is deep and comfortable. The coamings are tall and sturdy for good bracing while healed, providing excellent comfort and safety when healed over. Movement into and out of the cockpit to the decks or down below is easy even in rough seas. The hatch opening to spaces below is large enough that when you and crew are both above and below decks, you’re well within sight and earshot of each other at all times. For entertaining, guests can be both in and out of the boat and still feel together. EVERYTHING you need to manage the boat underway is right at your fingertips or just a step or two away -- critical characteristics for extended cruising and time aboard

  • Rigged for single handed sailing
  • Comfortable protected cockpit with easy access to gear and decks
  • Wide fiberglass decks with great access to rig and systems on deck
  • Exterior canvas all in very good shape
  • Exterior canvas in fantastic shape – should last for a long while yet
  • Sails are original and in excellent shape, serviced regularly at the loft
  • Handling the in-mast main and roller furling head sail from the cockpit is fantastic


Interior: 10.0/10

Catalina is really well known for spacious interiors that just work. Berths are easy to access. The galley has ample cabinet space and storage. The main salon seats several people comfortably. There’s plenty of natural light, great ventilation, and easy access to interior mechanical systems.

  • See the photos!  She's amazingly well preserved by her super-conscientious owner
  • Inviting salon seats a bunch of people and is open to the chef’s galley        
  • Storage is available everywhere you look
  • Large opening hatches great ventilation and good natural lighting throughout the boat
  • Engine access is incredible (the engine cover can be completely removed for 360 degree access to engine and transmission)


Electronics/Electrical Systems: 9.0/10

Nicely laid out, and efficiently installed, RA'IATEA’s systems cover all the basics. The Garmin color chart plotter at the helm is bright and ergonomically friendly (as all Garmins are). The Raymarine autopilot worked smoothly in some choppy seas during our test run.  This Catalina has electronics that are great for sailing the bay!

  • All the necessary gear is at the helm where you need it: chart, autopilot, depth, speed, wind
  • More batteries for longer range cruising perhaps?  Frankly, no yacht we've ever sold in 23 years has enough battery power on board in our opinion. There are plenty of places where some more battery power can be added...


Engine Room: 9.0/10 (visual inspection only)

Awesome access! Universal diesel has been regularly maintained. Relatively low hours for her vintage.  Owner has constantly maintained engine and has supporting service records.

Galley/Head Systems: 9.5/10

I’m a chef and this is chef’s galley for sure. Great counter space. Fantastic fridge space. Storage compartments and spaces are thoughtfully laid out for maximum efficiency and DEEP. We like that the galley is out of the way of passage through the yacht. The chef does not impede traffic flow through the boat. The head is smartly configured and easy to use.


Rig & Sails: 9.0/10

The original sails are in outstanding condition and should have many years of maintained life left. They are removed each season, examined/serviced at a loft and stored indoors for 6 months out of the year. Remember that these sails have never left the Chesapeake Bay so they’ve had a very gentle life thus far. We easily accelerated up into the 6-7 knot range in just over 10 knots of wind, a testament to Catalina’s sail plan and rig configuration.


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.