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Description:Islander 36
Date Launched:1981
Length:10.97m (36ft)
Location:Panama City, Panama
Broker:Mike Barker
Price:US $44,000

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1981 Islander 36, for sale in Panama.  


"Perfectly placed and perfectly priced to set sail across the Pacific or return to the Caribbean. This beautifully kept and fully equipped and frequently updated, and well proven, cruising sloop designed by Bob Perry is smooth and roomy and has an excellent turn of speed. This really is a turn key cruising yacht, just add your provisions and sail to wherever you wish."


Windsong is a 36 foot single masted sloop which was built in 1981 by the Islander Company in Southern California and designed by famed yacht designer, Robert Perry.  She is the perfect combination of traditional cruising comfort and exciting performance - a yacht planned for extended cruising that is also an ideal live-aboard. 


Welcome Aboard

At the stern, a set of unique boarding steps that are built into the center of the transom pivot down to meet your dinghy or let you board from the water when swimming. The roomy T-shaped cockpit has ample room for lounging. The cockpit seats, with storage beneath, have contoured benches and backs that are comfortable in port or under sail. The sturdy stainless steel rail stern pulpit gives added safety to the cockpit.


Come Below

The cabin house is a classic design long favored by blue-water cruising sailors who enjoy light, airy, roomy cabins. The functional U-shaped galley is a seagoing gourmet's delight and has been designed for convenient use in any sea. Windsong offers a gimballed 3-burner stove with oven, 7 cubic foot refrigeration unit with cold plate, and deep double stainless steel sink with counter space surrounding each of these work areas. Above the sinks is a custom Teak storage area with wine rack below. There is convenient dish storage and pantry space behind cane doors, plus abundant provisions stowage in a dry locker as well as behind the companionway steps.

Forward of the galley, the dinette seats the crew for meals or can fold out for a candlelight dinner for six. The settee to starboard expands to a double berth. Aft of the starboard settee, the chart table/desk houses all of the electronics, including VHF radio, GPS Chartplotter/Radar, AM/FM stereo radio w/ cassette and 12 disc CD changer, SSB/Ham radio, etc. Behind the chart table is the quarter/captains berth. The warm, all teak interior is accented with caned and louvered doors, and a recessed toe kick conceals courtesy Red LED night lights.


 Private Stateroom

Amidships, behind a solid teak door in the most comfortable part of the yacht, are the owner's accommodations. On the port side is a permanent 6' 7" double berth. Just below is a teak topped cedar-lined storage bench for convenient seating and easy access to the berth. To starboard behind teak-louvered doors are spacious "his and hers" hanging lockers which frame a bureau of drawers topped by a shelf and another cane doored storage area. The owner's berth closes off with teak shutters so that guests berthing in the salon have private access to the head. 

Forward, in the generous head compartment is a stall shower, marine head and a large pullman with mirrored vanity. All are set in the rich, warm teak joinery work for which Freeport/Islander yacht interiors are famous.


Clean Deck Design

Recessed inboard genoa tracks and a flush hatch over the anchor well provide an uncluttered deck. The anchor well holds a Lofrans Tigress electric windlass and 320 ft of high test chain. The bow roller holds a 45 lb Rocna anchor. For needed ventilation in the tropics, Windsong has 4 large opening hatches, and there are 6 screened opening ports in the cabin trunks. The mast is stepped to the keel; all shrouds, stays, turnbuckles, chainplates, stanchions and bow and stern pulpits are oversized, and made of heavy duty stainless steel for extended offshore cruising.  


Under Power

Windsong is equipped with a 50 HP 4 cyl Pathfinder marine diesel (a modified VW engine), which easily maintains hull speed. Placement of the engine low amidships over the keel increases the yacht's stability, provides more efficient drive angle, and eliminates the need for a delicate supporting strut. Outboard of the engine are two 50 gallon saddle tanks for water, adding to the stability. 

Access to the engine is through large double sole hatches in the main cabin. Special attention has been given to the engine compartment so all machinery is easily accessible. Insulation has been added to decrease engine noise, making for a quiet cabin while underway.  


Performance Under Sail

Perhaps the most remarkable feature of this extended offshore cruising yacht is her sparkling performance under sail. Naval Architect Robert Perry designed a beamy, stable yacht with an underbody that delivers outstanding performance off and on the wind, in light or heavy air. Windsong goes well to weather thanks to her medium length keel, fine entry and inboard genoa tracks for close sheeting angles. The rudder is placed well aft on a generous skeg resulting in superior maneuverability and excellent tracking characteristics. Keel and rudder are designed so Windsong can go with confidence into sheltered bays and inlets. The flared bow keeps the boat dry and the deep forefoot substantially reduces pounding.


Windsong has been extensively upgraded with CF/LED lighting, 390 watts of solar panels, party bbq grill, DSC, Ocean kayak, 15 GPH Spectra  watermaker, and much, much more. All for the safety and enjoyment of her passengers and crew!




Harken Roller Furling w/100% Jib

Main w/3 Battens and 2 deep reefs

GaleSail (Brand New!)

Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/sock

Oversized wire rigging

Rocna 20 (45 lb) Main Anchor

320 Ft 5/16" high test chain Rode

Lofrans Tigress Windless

120 Ft 5/16" HT Chain (Spare)

250 Ft Rope Rode in Bag (Spare)

1 Danforth, 2 Fortress Anchors

2 dinghy anchors w/chain & rode

Dodger w/Bimini

ShadeTree Boat Cover

Radar Arch

6 Solar Panels; 3 on movable arms (390 watts total)

Bluesky Solar Charge Controller

2 KW Inverter/Charger

TrueCharge 40 110V Charger

Simrad AP22 autopilot

Link 10 Battery Meter

Icom M-802 SSB/Ham

Pactor Modem for email

Standard Horizon VHF w/RAM Mic in cockpit

Alpine AM/FM Stereo w/Cassette and 12 disc CD player

Raymarine Nav Instruments

Raymarine C-80 Radar/Chartplotter w/ Raystar GPS/24 Mile Radome

Spectra Catalina 300 Watermaker (12.5 GPH)

95 Amp Alternator

AB Aluminum RIB w/15 Hp Johnson

Ocean Kayak w/Special Garhauer Brackets

Princess LPG 3 burner stove w/oven w/2 LPG tanks on Arch

Technautics 12 volt Fridge w/holding plate

Custom Memory Foam Mattress in Pullman Berth

CF/LED Lighting Throughout

Magma Party BBQ w/20 lb LPG tank

Dickenson Diesel Heater

4 6-volt AGM's House Bank (620AH)

1 12-volt AGM Starting Battery

Dual Raycor Fuel Filtration w/fuel polish pump

Many, Many Spares and extras!



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IMPORTANT: 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 their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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