I am selling my Biscay 36 which I have spent my time improving since I bought her in 2014. I sailed over 2000nm on her and I dare say, I will most likely never own a better sea boat.
She was one of the designs entering the 2018 Golden Globe Race and was described by Antoine Cousot as the best compromise being light, fast and sturdy.
He also praised her for the well designed and safe cockpit.
I can confirm that she effortlessly slips through the water at 5kn in 10kn of wind.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said about the race „What is required is a comfortable boat that rides well with easy directional stability“.
That pretty much sums her up. She is a sloop which helps her point a little better into the wind.
This boat often gets compared with Rustler36, and I think she actually has a sweeter stern. But then I would say that.
She was built for the high sea, as the name suggests, and to a very high standard, complying with Lloyds100 A1.
Her birth place was Falmouth Boat Construction Ltd.
In 2017 she underwent a complete osmosis treatment and had all her sea cocks changed. The only must do before you go cruising is to get a new main sail.
She is on the hard near Falmouth in Cornwall where she can be viewed.
Please be aware that I am a skipper, so it might take some time for me to reply in case I am sailing.
I have got loads of pictures, just ask if you are interested.
The maintenance log:
- New engine fitted
- Rigging renewed
- New shaft seal and cutlass bearing
- New fuel hose installation and filters
- Fore hatch re-bedded
- Gas installation (2 camping gas bottles) professionally checked
- Through hull fitting for alternative outside use of 13kg gas bottle
- full boat winter cover
- new spi pole
- mast step repaired
- mast refurbished: old paint stripped and treated with Everbrite
- all interior lights LED
- Full osmosis treatment of underwater ship
hull stone grit blasted to bare GRP
faired with Awlgrip epoxy filler in two steps
sealed with two layers of gel protect epoxy
painted with Primacon
two layers of Hempel Red Tiger Extra anti fouling
new boot top with Hempel True Blue Tiger Extra anti fouling
- Topsides polished
- All 9 sea cocks replaced with bronze valves and fittings
(except 1/2” water inlet in Galley which is all DZR)
New Bronze through hull fitting for port side cockpit drain valve (was DZR)
- New shaft seal and cutlass bearing
- New propeller retaining nut and key
- Complete new Jabsco Toilet and black-water hose
- Main StnStl tank cleaned and second inspection hatch welded tight (left empty)
- Saloon hatches and life raft mounting brackets re-bedded
- Autopilot retaining split pin replaced
- All wood on deck refurbished with Woodskin International
- all winches serviced
- new (refurbished) raw water pump
|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||Falmouth Cornwall UK [ Map ]|
|Builder:||Falmouth Boat Construction|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3YM30 / 3 Cylinders|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||10.94m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||long keel|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||9 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||260 Litres|
|Water capacity:||480 Litres|
Main Engine: YANMAR
Year / Model / Cyl / HP: 2010 / 3YM30 / 3 Cylinders / 29 Hp
Engine Hours: 764 Hrs. @ April 2017
Fuel Consumption: 2 L/Hr
Speed: Cruising 5 Kn; Max. 7 Kn
Gearbox & Drive: YANMAR w/ flexible coupling, D drive
She is an Alan Hill design and was built by Falmouth Boat Construction in 1978 to Lloyds100 A1. The keel is fully moulded in, so no risk of leaking bolts or loosing the keel.
She is one of the few that were built as a sloop and I personally much prefer the space in the cockpit on a boat that size over a mizzen mast. Plus there is a gantry for the solar panel and a wind generator and some more antennas if you require them.
In 2010 she got a refit and I just refurbished the heads.
After three years in the water she showed slight signs of osmosis, so she just got a full osmosis treatment and new sea cocks, so she is in top form now.
The lay out is very functional and gives a generous saloon and a good size heads, en suite with the forward main cabin. The galley is a good size with a double sink, and a flexible work top on the steps makes for decent work space. There is ample storage everywhere and under everything, great for cruising.
There is a rather big quarter berth behind the chart table, used as storage at the moment. The cockpit is rather big and very comfortable providing two "lounging" seats with a nicely angled back rest.
The headroom is pretty good with apx.1.95m.
Fresh Water Pump: Yes, electric
Sea Water Pump: Yes, manual, in galley and heads
Toilet System (WC): JABSCO, manual, new 2017
Voltage: 12 V + 220 V when on shore power
Batteries: 1 x 110 Ah service +1 additional space + 1 x 110 Ah engine (2009)
The batteries are tired, but since we spend most time attached to the mains I left the replacement to a time when we go cruising.
Shore power cable: Yes
Solar Panels: x 1
Wind-generator: it was so old I have taken it off. There still is the stainless mounting pole on the gantry
Domestic & Entert. Equipment
Stove & Oven: PLASTIMO NEPTUNE 2000, 2 burners, LPG
Refrigerator: Yes, Top-loader
Vacuum Cleaner: Yes, 220 V
Radio / MP3 player: Yes, speakers inside & one in cockpit
Anchor: DANFORTH in anchor locker
Chain: Ø 8 mm x 40 M
Windlass: Yes, electric
Fenders: x 7
Cockpit Table: Teak folding table
Deck / Cockpit cushions: Yes
Bimini / Spray Hood: Yes
Full boat wintercover: Yes
W. Sport Equipment (not included)
Dinghy: GRP hard bottom RIB
Outboard engine: Evinrude 3.3, 2 stroke: 1995, Mod.BE3ROEOB, Ser.no. H9321368
Steering System: Mechanic, wheel in cockpit
Emergency Steering: Yes
In 2016 I refurbished the mast by removing the pitted paint and treating it with Everbrite.
I also repaired the mast step on deck and removed the mast steps as they tended to catch the Gib when tacking.
The genoa is servicable, the main sail however needs replacing.
Masts & Spars: Alu alloy deck-stepped mast, refurbished 2016
Standing Rig: Ø 8 mm S. S. Wire; Forestay Ø 10 mm; Backstay “Y” shaped; all rigging, apart from lower shrouds was replaced in 2010.
Sails: Main – 3 reefs / slab reefing, needs replacing, Genoa – servicable
Roller Furling system: PROFURL
Sail covers: Yes
Winches: ST + 2 speed
Autopilot: AUTOHELM 5000, connected to rudder stock
Compass: SESTREL magnetic, on binnacle
Echo-sounder: HORIZON, in cockpit
Log/Speed meter: Trailing Log (electric)
GPS: GARMIN 52
VHF radio: SILVA DSC + ICOM M31 Handheld
Emergency Stearing: Yes
Life Raft: no, mounting brackets just aft of mast
Life Jackets: Yes
Life Buoys: Yes
Fire Extinguisher(s): Yes
Automatic Fire System: Yes, in engine room
Alarm System: Smoke alarm, CO alarm
Bilge Pump: 1 x manual (main) + 1 x electric (fwd. bilge)
Indicated location is approximate general area only.