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1978 Cabot 36

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada


Strong build, superior handling, ocean going capable are only some of the Cabot 36's legand.

This Cabot 36 has been lovingly cared for and maintained very well. The bright work is nicely varnished, the interior is clean with upgraded cushions, 2014 Blue paint on hull, 2018 mainsail, mast and boom paint. newer windows as well.

Many of the systems have been replaced as well as an engine rebuild in 2003(currently 343hrs since rebuild).

Cutter rigged with newer 135% genoa on Harkin furling and 2018 as new mainsail.

August 2021 survey available upon request.

Ad some safety gear and sail away!!


Basic Boat Info

Make: Cabot
Model: 36
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 29'8 ft
Beam: 11'8 ft
Max Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 15,500 lb
Ballast: 5,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 51 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 140 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500

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.


Blue painted(2014) fiberglass hull with white stripe and white boot top, pale blue fiberglass non skid deck, deck anchor well, double bow lifeline, two opening gates, one opening hatch over forward berth, teak opening sky light over main cabin, both openings fitted with removable screens. Five opening ports with screens, two stainless steel vents mounted on teak vent holders, self bailing cockpit, full keel with attached rudder, emergency tiller, 28” wheel with cover, folding teak table, newer fixed windows


Sleeps five. Forward cabin has vee berth with filler, lockers and hanging lockers. Separate entrance to head, privacy door. Main salon has dinette to starboard with folding table, L-shaped settee to port that converts into a double berth, quarter berth to starboard.

Provisions were made when table is folded for space to also be used as a berth.

Head equipped with a porta-potty toilet, stainless steel sink, shower, hot and cold pressure water, shower curtain. Manual seawater water pump for sink, laundry locker.

U shaped galley aft port side equipped with stainless steel sink, hot and cold pressure water, six gallon stainless steel hot water tank installed 2007. Engine and dock side hot water, also sea water foot pump for sink. 530 liters of fresh water in two tanks, i.e. keel cavity, with gauge, and forward tank under vee berth. Tanks are hooked up separate to fresh water pump with quick switch valve and separate filters. TASCO three burner with oven propane stove. Two chamber large ice box aft.

All cushions (turquoise) in excellent condition. Cabin windows, four large and four small opening ports replaced in 2002. All cabin lights replaced in 2005 with ceiling lights being duel white and read for night cruising. Teak paneling throughout main cabin including varnished teak sole, lockers and hanging lockers, navigation station to starboard aft.

Engine & Mechanical Equipment

Perkins 4-108 fresh water cooled 50 hp inboard diesel (major service 2003)(343 hours use since)ser# 36052178 New through hull fitting and water filter installed in 2008. Cruising speed at 5.5 to 6 knots, max speed at 2000 rpm @ 6.5 knots, with a three blade propeller with a 17 x 11 pitch, also spare propeller. Fuel dip stick for keel cavity. Fuel capacity of 225 liters in two tanks, i.e. keel cavity and aft fuel tank. Racore fuel filter plus Micro filter.

Sails & Rigging

Main - 2018 Michelle Steven's Loft Dacron mainsail(unused)

Dacron, original, Stevens 1978, fair/good. (302 sq. feet)

Staysail - Dacron, original, Stevens 1987, fair/good. (134 sq. feet)

135% Yankee Furling Genoa installed with newer Harken Unit 1 C single groove roller furling in 2010. Sail has foam-luff / UV COVER white Dacron. (445 sq. feet)

Storm Jib - Dacron, original, Stevens 1978, v/good.

Storm trysail - Dacron, original, Stevens 1978, v/good.

Separate track on mast for storm trysail.

Aluminum mast and booms painted white(new paint in 2013). Mast stepped on keel, two blue sail covers, slab reefing, six Lewmar winches, winch handles, inclinometer, snatch blocks (3), and mainsheet traveler aft of cockpit.


New electrical panels (3) installed in 2005 with new main on/off selection switch.

1000 Watt XPower Inverter, ProSport 20 Marine Battery Charger as well as a Xantrex battery monitor.

Separate panel for 110 volt for charging of batteries, heating of fresh water in 6 gal. hot water heater as well as three 110 plugs in main cabin.

Navigation, deck and mast-head lights, lightening ground.

Four newer batteries, one with large capacity for engine, three house batteries, separated on main switch.


Raytheon (R10) 16 mile range radar

Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radio.

Navman 3100 wind, Raymarine speed and depth mounted on stb side of cabin facing steering station. 

Navman 5600 Tracker GPS installed 2005 with antenna on rail aft and display unit on swing out arm from inside cabin for helmsman to see.

5” Danforth compass with light mounted on binnacle, Second compass bulkhead mounted on stb side and can be read from the nav. station.



35 lbs CQR anchors with 50 feet of 3/8 chain plus 175 feet of ¾” nylon rope. Nylon marked every 25 feet to 150 feet.20 lbs CQR anchor with 25 feet of 3/8 chain plus 175 feet of 5/8 nylon rope.
Manual anchor winch. (Heavy gage wire in place for electric anchor winch)

Automatic and manual bilge pumps plus spare manual pump in STB deck locker.

Variety of sizes and lengths of spare hoses and clamps.

Three x 5 lbs ABC fire extinguishers.

2X newer Propane tanks fitted in port locker aft connected to galley stove, new 2012

Force 10 propane barbecue w/cover

Variety of dock lines.

Five fenders plus a step-on fender for getting onboard.

Two extendable aluminum boat hooks plus wooden boat hook.

Man overboard pole and life ring.

Stainless steel davits (removable)

Air horn and flares

Teak swim ladder (50’ folded) for use on port or stb side.

Four blue cockpit cushions.

Three kerosene cabin lights.

Radar reflector.

Two x 15 liter fuel cans that fits into stb cockpit locker.

Flag pole.

6 Mustang Inflatable Life Preservers.

Anchor Light


Blue canvas covers installed 2004

V - berth hatch opening.

Skylight over main cabin.

Teak air vent holder’s port & stb

Compass/pedestal steering station, repeater and teak table cover.

Wheel cover.

Newer dodger w/roll up front window.

Large cockpit sun cover. (not blue)


Winter storage.

Wood cradle

Aluminum frames to support 7.5oz poly two pc fitted winter cover made by Top Shop.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over 200 years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, True North and Tartan Yachts.

In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.

For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Listing Broker: John Suederick

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