Swanson 36

AU $82,500 Or nearest offer Finance
36' - 10.97m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Coffs Harbour NSW Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

This beautiful cruising yackt, Mr Christian is one of the best examples of the Swanson 36 on the market today. She has been owned by the current owners for 3 years and has been extremely well maintained and upgraded by the owner, a marine engineer and mechanic.
Mister Christian was built by shipwright employed by the Swanson Bros. As his own yacht in an era when true craftsmanship was still associated with boat building as can be seen by the superb carpentry work below decks and with her uniquely carved solid timber compression post supporting her deck stepped mast, higher free board solid fibreglass hull offering over 2m headroom and natural light from the "Carmen Style" coach house windows she is much roomier example of these very seaworthy yachts.
Not only has she had a very successful club racing career, she has successfully competed in several Sydney to Gold Coast and Pittwater to Coffs Harbour yacht races. She has also proven herself as a true blue water cruising yacht with a furling headsail, lazy jacks, simple reefing system and all lines leading back to the cockpit having done numerous trips to Lord Howe Island.
She also did a 2 handed 5 month cruise to Tasmania returning to Newcastle via the Bass Strait Islands and Gippsland Lakes in 2015. With a stability rating of 134 Mister Christian is a true ocean going yacht ready to take you anywhere safely in the world.

AU $82,500 Or nearest offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Launch Year
36' - 10.97m
3.22 m
1.7 m
5,705 kg
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated lead shoal fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Antifouled 11/2020
Vessel Location
Coffs Harbour Nsw
New South Wales
Rego Expiry
Ron Swanson
Hull Material
Decks Material
Teak over glass/timber. Deck glassed and new teak and toe rails in 2008. Cockpit glassed and new teak 2012.
3YM30 fresh water cooled. New 10/2014 including new S/S shaft, shaft gland, cutlass bearing and propeller, new exhaust system, extra fuel and water filters, new sea cocks and through hull skin fittings for engine and 2 cockpit drains. New engine beds and area flow coated prior to engine install. Excellent sound proofing insulation ( not foam so won't rot). All done 10/2014. Good access to front and side of engine and steering components via the new engine cover or quarter berth.
Engine Make
Number Engines
30 HP
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
1.5-2 LPH @ 5-7 Knots
Cruise Speed
5 to 7 knots
Shaft drive. New S/S shaft, Cutlass bearing and fixed 3 blade prop installed 10/2014. Shaft gland repacked 11/2016. New Prop-Speed applied 11/2016.
80 Litres in S/S Tank. Tank has shutoff valve and sediment drain valve. Tank is drained and cleaned
200 Litres: 1 x 50 litre S/S Tank with new baffles and inspection port 10/2014 and 1 x 150 litre keel tank (re-flowcoated 10/2014)
Main sail cover 2010, New leather on wheel and wheel cover 2017, full deck cover 2014, boom tent and boom awening. Cockpit cushions.
V-Berth fwd with excellent storage under and on side shelves. Next aft on port side is 4 large drawers, 2 large cupboards and large hanging wardrobe. Opposite is the enclosed head with 2 cupboards, shelf, mirror and S/S sink and foot pump. Next aft on port side is a settee/single berth with lee cloth and storage under and outboard, shelf, cupboard and wine rack.
Opposite is the dinning table with seating for 6. The settee can be a single berth with lee cloth or table drops to form a double with lee cloth. Excellent storage under and outboard, shelves and cupboard. Aft of the port settee is the nav station with a full size nav-table followed by a full length quarter berth with storage under and side access to the engine, steering and fuel tank. Opposite the nav station is the u-shaped galley with Excellent storage.
All upholstery throughout, both foam and fabric, was replaced in 2014.
6 berths in total. Most berths up to 1.9m in length.
YES. Installed in 2018
YES. New hoses and pump fitted in 2021
Secure U-Shaped galley with galley strap and good storage. New hoses and whale foot pump to single S/S Sink 2015. New bench tops 10/2014. Thru-hull/seacocks replaced 10/2015. Head height 1.96m in galley and 2.07m in saloon area. Comes complete with all Pots, Pans, Cutlery and Utensils, Mugs and Glassware, Plates and Bowls.
Large well insulated 12v or Eutectic system (excellent redundancy) with thermostat control installed 10/2014. Can also be used ar a second freezer.
Separate large well insulated Eutectic Freezer installed 10/2014. Dual chiller tanks.
Gimbled Plastimo 2 burner with grill and oven. Emergency shutoff valve. Separate, large well ventilated gas locker will accommodate two gas bottles.
Hot Water
YES. Installed in 2018
Safety Gear
4mm S/S life lines replaced 2016 including 2 side gates. Emergency tiller. Emergency rudder. Emergency VHF and HF antennas. Storm boards and several tether strong points. Life Raft. Epirb.
Bilge Pumps
2 x Manual, 1 x electric with auto float installed 2014.
Life Raft
6 Person RFD. Needs a service.
Kinetic Safety Alert 406 Mhz with strobe and GPS. Battery expiry 2026
Life Jackets
6 x Harnesses and tethers.
Fire Protection
2 x hand held fire extinguishers new 2010 in test plus fire blanket.
VHF-GME with emergency antenna. HF- Wagner 12 channel (excellent signal and condition) with emergency antenna. Auto Helm Raymarine ST4000+WHEEL PILOT WITH SPARE MOTOR, BELTS AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY. Simrad IS20 Combo-Depth, Speed, Temperature, Dual log and timer, New 10/2014. Simrad IS12 Wind speed and direction. 130AH Alternator. Batteries -3 x AGM Lifeline 125AH house batteries new 10/2014.1 x AGM Optima 105 AH start battery new 2008. Three stage centaur battery charger/monitor. Battery selector with separate master/house/emergency isolation switching. Batteries and circuit board all rewired 10/2014.2 x Clocks, 1 x Tide Clock, 1 x Barometer, Has 240v 30amp Shore power outlet with safety breaker and 15m power cable. Has 12v outlets at helm, companionway and nav station. 240v outlets at nav station and galley (can be run through an invertor).
Electronics / Navigation
Binnacle mounted compass, re- calibrated 2010. GPS Garmin III. Autohelm hand bearing compass.
Sail Inventory
1 x Dacron fully battened main with 2 reefing points and retractable lazy jacks system -in excellent condition.
1 x Dacron main with batons and 2 reefing points--in good condition.
1 x Dacron 130 percent # 1 x Genoa with UV strip- in excellent condition.
1 x Dacron # 1 x Light - in good condition.
1 x Dacron # 2 Genoa with UV strip- in good condition.
1 x Dacron # 2 Genoa- in excellent condition. 1 x Dacron # 3 Genoa - in excellent condition.
2 x Spinnakers in good /excellent condition.
2 x Alloy Spinnaker Poles.
1 x Storm jib (sheets attached cat 1 compliant).
1 x Trisail (with sheets attached). Both in excellent condition.
Mast / Rigging
Heavy duty deck mounted single spreader alloy mast and boom with baby stay and profurl furler with twin track foil on forestay. Standing and running rigging replaced 2010 including strip and repaint of mast and boom. Boom refurbished with new gooseneck and outboard end to include reefing and outhaul sheaves.
2 x Genoa Halyards.
Backup main halyard/boom topper.
All mast Halyard sheaves replaced 2010.
New Tri colour light-LED with new tinned wiring 2010.
New anchor light, steaming / deck light-LED with new tinned wiring 2010.
Mast and standing rigging removed and inspected in 2012 then reinspected 2015,2016 and 2017. For insurance purposes ( sailing to Lord Howe Island).
LED bow and stern lights. New chain plates 2008.
Deck Gear
2 x Barlow 28 2 spd S/T cockpit winches.
1 x Barlow 19 S/T coach house winch.
1 x Lewmar 30 2 spd S/T coach house winch.
2 x Barlow 19 2 spd mast winches.
All lines run aft to 10 Spinlock jammers ( New 2010).
Second Spinlock jammer on mast for shorthanded spinnaker hoisting and dropping.
4 x New heavy duty sheet rope bags 10/2014.
3 x New Lewmar hatches installed 2008.
Deck re-glassed and new teak laid ( glued not screwed) 2008 and still in excellent condition. Cockpit glassed and new teak ( glued not screwed) 2012. New Aluminium toe rails and 6 deck cleats installed 2008. Duck board with custom S/S Swim Ladder. Steering cable renewed 10/2014. Rudder shaft and supports replaced 11/2016. Rudder gland repacked 11/2016. Large cockpit locker and very large lazarette. 1 x Flush deck vent to head. 2 x Dorade vents for saloon area treated with UV Resistant paint.

City / Suburb
Coffs Harbour

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