Mashford 36 Performance Cruiser or Liveaboard Expedition Yacht

AU $89,000 Finance
36' 1" - 11.00m
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Elvina Bay, PIttwater, NSW Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP GRP with extended transom step and retractable rudder

Chris Mashford has a reputation for building solid, dependable boats and this model is no exception. She measures 35ft at the waterline (excludes prodder) but has had her cockpit and stern professionally extended (by Noakes, Newcastle) to offer greater cockpit space and an open transom.

Her current owner has owned the yacht since 2004 and he completed an extensive re-fit during 2015-2016. He has enjoyed mostly coastal cruising with friends and enjoys the space, stability, and comfort that Dispatch Rider offers to crew while also easily sailed single handed. There is ample room for guests to enjoy sailing without having to heel over and the headroom below is more accommodating than the average monohull. "I enjoy sailing her by myself as it's a very simple and un-complicated boat to sail single handed. "

Dispatch Rider would be a great boat for a group of adventurers equipped with dive gear, surfboards or even a group of kitesurfers. She would also suit a more novice sailor or young family. Her main hull offers a lot of room with accommodation below for several crew with a double and three single berths, an electric flushing toilet, galley and pressurised water.

Dispatch Rider is powered by twin Yamaha 9.9 4-stroke outboard motors - both just a few years old which are easily lowered and raised to and from the water. Her rudder is also retractable so when it and the centre board are raised, the vessel can be beached easily. (This would be very advantageous if cruising the coral reefs of Northern Queensland. )

Navigation equipment includes a Raymarine tiller autohelm, VHF, Wind, speed and depth instruments. The vessel offers excellent protection from the weather with a hard top and awning fitted over the cockpit with sky lights which keep you in touch with rig when sailing. Auxillary power can be sourced from an 80w solar panel mounted on the roof - with ample room to add more if needed. Her batteries were upgraded in 2018 and there is also a powerful 1500w inverter.

Dispatch Rider's sail wardrobe includes a fully battened main, furling Genoa, screecher, storm jib and asymmetric kite (pink) which can be deployed using a sock as pictured in the photos and sailing video. Her dyneema rigging was replaced in 2015, with new forestay and running rigging in 2020. All lines lead aft through neat deck organisers to clutches and winches accessible to port and starboard on the coach roof.

Sailing this yacht is simple, fun and exhilarating while also very comfortable with great visibility and scope to travel on coastal pasages. She is in top condition and will impress anyone who sets foot aboard. You can watch her in action in the sailing video linked in photos and for a full inventory, and more information contact Sonia Robinson of EziYacht Brokerage to arrange a viewing in Pittwater.

AU $89,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Dispatch Rider
Launch Year
36' 1" - 11.00m
24 ft (7.3m)
0.6m board up, 1.38m board down.
3500kgs (unloaded)
Vessel Location
Elvina Bay, Pittwater, Nsw
New South Wales
Rego Expiry
Chris Mashford
Chris Mashford
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP GRP with extended transom step and retractable rudder
Decks Material
GRP with trampolines. Foam sandwich main hull and arms, outer hulls GRP over ply.
Ultra longshaft (high thrust) 4-stroke 9.9hp outboard motors x 2 (3yrs port, 5yrs stbd). Serivced March 2021. Both motors are retractable and fitted with block and pulley system.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Petrol 95
Max Speed
8kts under power
Cruise Speed
Heavy weather sailing - up to 15kts / Light conditions on the beam - between 5-6kts
Single retractable rudder with tiller steering (and tiller extension) off transom. Retractable Centreboard (main hull aft of mast).
2 x 12.5ltr tanks with backup 25ltr tank.
280 litres
Yes - 7ft Bic poly unsinkable with bung to release when moored so that rain water drains outplastic robust dinghy with oars.
2 x Yamaha 9.9hp 4-stroke long shaft outboards.
Hard top cabin top roof with canvas bimini (aft). Canvas overhead bimini provides excellent shade and protection in wet weather. Option to add windscreen or clears to enclose cockpit. Rolly Tasker Boom Bag (near new). New interior upholstery and foam mattresses.
The main access to the yacht's interior is from the cockpit. Upon entering one is met with a light, bright and colourful cabin interior with aqua marine blue upholstery teamed with glossy white bulkheads and a beautifully polished timber finish. The well appointed galley is positioned to port with the nav station and large opening fridge to stbd. Each are well elevated to suit tall occupants.

Under the cockpit there is a large 3/4 berth with 2 x opening ports to offer ventilation. Moving forward, there is a raised saloon table to starboard and a large raised queen sized berth to port - with storage cubbies and drawers underneath. The starboard berth offers additional sleeping berth when the table is removed with a solid infill strip available. The forward cabin houses the toilet, a single berth (which doubles as storage), a small sink and lots of storage for sails, surfboards, kiting or other equipment. All berths have overhead lighting. The main saloon and berth have venetian blinds to block out the light.
2. Main cabin and forward single berth/head/sail locker with large opening hatch to bow.
4+2 (Large Queen sized bed to port, 3/4 berth under cockpit, 1 x single fwd, 1x single stbd saloon.
Pressurised fresh water shower fitted in port cockpit locker. Battery powered camp shower available.
1 x Electric Toilet with Holding Tank and macerator pump. Single s/s wash hand basin with fresh water reservoir (located in starboard deck locker).
Sony Stereo/CD Player with 2 x newly fitted Digitech interior speakers (Nav Station and Galley).
Interior table can be re-positioned in cockpit for meal times.
N/a - great airflow within through large overhead hatches.
The raised galley is practical and well positioned to port of the companionway. A single s/s sink and pressurised cold water tap and 2-burner stove with grill / oven and large overhead shelving for foods, crockery and utensils. The large front opening fridge is to starboard and there is plenty of storage under the galley which includes a fitted rubbish bin. With the addition of a bbq, one could make great meals outdoors and there is plenty of room for a large group of adults to sit outside in the shaded cockpit. The saloon dining table doubles as a cockpit table which conveniently stows below when sailing to free up cockpit space.
Large Front Opening Fridge Freezer opposite galley.
Horizon 2-burner gas stove - certified Mar 2021. Gas supply in dedicated deck locker.
Ground Tackle
Excel 15kg anchor with 10m chain, 50m rode. Electric Anchorlift Windlass with up/down controls and independent battery. Dual cockpit and bow controls.
Safety Gear
1 x V-Sheet, Torch, Nav Lights, Life Jackets x 8 - type unkown. Life ring and Danbuoy in ama hulls.
First aid kit and ship-wreck pack (need refreshing).
Bilge Pumps
3 x Manual Bilge Pumps
Life Raft
Life Jackets
X 8
Fire Protection
2 x Fire Extinguishers (1 in galley, 1 in forward cabin).
BATTERIES: 3 x AGM - New 2017-2018 (1 x house, 1 x start, 1 x anchor windlass) with solar regulators.
SOLAR: 1 x 80w roof mounted solar panel.
INVERTER: 1500w continuous, 3000w peak inverter (mounted at cockpit berth).
240v multiboard and extension lead.
AUX Power: 12v Cigarette Lighter fitted at main switch panel / Nav Station.
Electric Anchorlift Windlass (Up / Down) - controls at bow and cockpit.
LIGHTING: Throughout yacht's interior. Cockpit ceiling dual red/white led's x 3.
Electronics / Navigation
GPS: Raymarine handheld plotter.
AUTOHELM: Raymarine ST6002 (tiller fitted) autohelm.
WIND: Raymarine (New).
VHF: GME Electrophone CX558A.
SPEED/DEPTH: Raytheon Bi-Data.
COMPASS: Mounted at companionway.
NAVIGATION LIGHTS: Running (port, starboard, stern), Anchor.
Sail Inventory
Original mainsail in good condition - fully battened wth 4 x reefing points. Repaired and improved at the peak by North Sails - Feb 2021.
Screecher - some discolouration at luff but serviceable.
Genoa - with UV strip on roller furler.
Rigging replacements completed between 2015-2018. All new running rigging.
Asymmetric Spinnaker with sock (bright pink) - very good condition.
Storm jib - unused - approx 4 years old.
Mast / Rigging
Fractional Rig with single swept back spreader.
Dyneema Shrouds and Diamonds - 2015 (Elite Rigging)
Forestay, Running Rigging, Sheets, Halyards - 2020 (Ruel Rigging)
Stainless Steel railings surround cockpit and s/s cockpit rooftop.
Selden Boom wth Rodkicker solid boom vang (Ruel Rigging)
Bow, Midship, Stern cleats stbd and port.
Retractable rudder and centreboard. Centreboard controls (up/down) in cockpit.
Furlex Furler.
All halyards run aft to the cockpit.
Deck Gear
6 x Barlow Winches in cockpit (2 x s/t). Winch handles x2. Boat hook. Jerry cans for fuel. Overhead hatches in very good condition. Access via forward hatch to stow lines and sails. Tiller Extension, Cockpit Jammers x 10 leading to tail bags to port and starboard of cockpit. Full hard top roof with good visibility to mast and sails through 2 x glass windows. Option to add windscreen or clears to enclose cockpit. Canvas overhead bimini provides excellent shade and protection in wet weather. Fishing Rod and storage rack. Dorades and opening ports throughout interior. Storage lockers x 4 on deck (port and stbd forward and aft). Dedicated ventilated gas locker (port side of main hull). Lines storage rack in forward cabin. Bolt cutters.
Vessel is in excellent condition and presents immaculately. Well built, well maintained and fun to sail. Second owner. Modernised stems. Previous owner helped Mashford build the boat (also a boat builder) and raced and won some offshore series in Qld. Noakes of Newcastle extended the cockpit and doubled its size for the current owner. They fit a transom hung rudder and fitted a port engine pod to match the stbd one. They also fit a sliding hatch to replace the cubby hole companionway. Lovetts Bay Shipwrights later fitted a solid cockpit roof and widened the double bunk - in 2010. In 2013-2014 a new 'Schionning' stern section was added, coppercoat applied at Elvina Bay (Robbie Clarke).

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