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Excalibur 36


The Excalibur 36 designed by Van de Stadt has a reputation that precedes it and for very good reason.  This classic design was built to exacting standards and proved to be an exceptional offshore boat, brilliant for blue water cruising and winning many RORC Class II races in her day.  This yacht has been well loved and used in the present ownership, lived aboard in the summer months and cruised around the English Channel.  She is well equipped and has a good survey from 2021.

Boat Details

Overall Length: 36 ft
Beam: 10ft
Draught: 5ft 11"
Displacement: 6500 kg
Engine: Perkins 4108 Diesel
Berths: 5
Sail: Bermudan Sloop
Designer: Van de Stadt
Builder: Tyler Mouldings / Southern
Year Built: 1970
Location: Dartmouth

Classic Yacht Brokerage Comments on this Excalibur 36

In her day, the Excalibur was regarded as a large ocean cruiser and offshore racer.

Designed by E G van de Stadt in 1964, 52 were built by Southern Ocean Shipyards in Poole on Tyler mouldings.  Sturdy masthead rig stepped on the coachroof. She is long, slim, weatherly and sea-kindly with a comfortable motion in a seaway and has a number of serious ocean passages to her credit, as well as being highly successful in RORC Class II.

She was built to the exacting Lloyds +100A1 standard and, like most Tyler hulls, has lasted well and there’s a low risk of osmosis.

She has traditionally designed accommodation for six.

Despite being designed primarily as a cruiser, Excaliburs won the RORC Class II Championships in 1963, 1964 and 1965, but as racing designs evolved with more beam and smaller keels they ceased to be competitive, except in heavy weather.They are now a good example of a classic cruiser-racer. Bigger and faster than a Contessa 32, and not dissimilar to a Nicholson 35, they are a very capable and strongly built yacht for bluewater or coastal cruising.

Make/Model:               Excalibur 36

Rig:                                 Masthead Sloop

Build Year:                    1970 Reported

SSR:                                10892

Keel:                               Encapsulated Fin

Designer:                       Van de Stadt

Builder:                          Tyler Mouldings / Southern

Hull Material:               GRP

Engine:                          Perkins 4108 Diesel

Drive:                             Conventional Shaft

Length on deck                         10.97m (36ft)

Length Waterline                     8.01m (26ft 3in)
                                            3.01m (10ft)

Draft                                             1.82m (5ft 11in)

Displacement                            6,567kg (14,448lb)



Masthead sloop rigged on aluminium mast and boom.

19mm stainless steel standing rigging new in 2007.

Sea Furl 3250 Furler for the headsail.

Pair of Harken 48ST sheet winches.

Secondary Lewmar 40 sheet winches.

Alloy spinnaker pole.



Perkins 4108 Diesel 40hp – 1986 – Indirect fresh water cooling.

Approx 2000 hours.

Shaft Drive to 3 blade fixed propeller.

GRP wing fuel tank

2 x  12 volt batteries.

Solar Panel.

Shore Power and 10 amp Battery Charger.



5 berths including a double forward, 2 saloon settee berths and a quarter berth.

Approximately 6’ headroom in the saloon.

Solid fuel cabin heater

Jabsco Heads

Integral GRP fresh water tank above the keel, with water pump.

Gas feed system to Plastimo Neptune 2000 Gas Oven, Grill and Hob

Sink and Cool box

A comfortable interior with good headroom and light. The quarter berth is used mainly for storage by the current owner.  Lots of lockers and shelves for storage space.



Heavily laid GRP hull with encapsulated keel.

This slightly later boat had improvements to hull strength with extra stringers running aft into the counter.

Skeg hung rudder separate to the keel

Integrated GPR decks and coachroof.



Navigation Equipment

Garmin GPSMap 557 Chartplotter

NASA Depth, Wind and Speed

AIS Receiver and Radar/Radar Reflector



Steering compass

Cobra VHF with DSC

Clipper Navtex

B&G Autopilot (2022)


Domestic gear


Bunk and berth cushions

Jabsco manual sea toilet

Plastimo Neptune 200 gas oven

Solid fuel cabin heater


Sails and Deck gear

Main Sail – Nearly New

Genoa – Serviceable

Spare headsail and Mainsail

Seafurl 3250 headsail system


Sail Cover

Spray Hood

Zip on back to sprayhood

All over winter Cover

Instrument Covers


Fenders and various Warps

Simpson Lawrence Hispeed manual anchor windlass

CQR Bower Anchor

3 No. Anchors with 30 metres of Chain

Hydrovane self-steering gear

Avon Dinghy year unknown


Safety Equipment

LPG Detector

CO monoxide Detector


Life Buoys

Life jackets


Safety Harness

Boarding Ladder

2 Manual Bilge Pumps

1 No electric bilge pump

MOB System




These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Clssic Yaht Brokerage cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.