This is a new design 36-foot cruising yacht.
The design was developed in response to a commission by an experienced cruising couple who could not find a suitable yacht amongst the imported yachts on the market.
So far all the Jarkan 36s built have gone to experienced cruising people.
This new boat has a pilothouse configuration similar to our Jarkan 48.
Like the bigger boat she has a watertight collision bulkhead near the stem - this follows the rules for category 0 trans-oceanic race boats and creates a forepeak with the anchor chain and stowage isolated from the accommodation.
She also has a double bed in the owner’s forward cabin.
There is an optional inboard control station within the pilothouse, this lets you sail the boat from inside with a full view forward, with engine throttle and gears, and either a full inside steering wheel or autopilot controls.
The seating in the pilothouse is raised so that all of the view is available from the main saloon settee.
- With generous displacement and lead ballast she is designed to look after the crew no matter what weather comes along.
If there is to be an Australian yacht building industry then we need to fill a niche away from all the flimsy mass-produced boats available now.
One thing we can do is build-in genuine blue water structural ability that is not available in most of the imports.
Glassing the hull, deck and bulkheads into a solid structure; encapsulating the keel; hanging the rudder on a skeg are all time consuming, expensive and aren’t considered necessary in fair weather yachts.
With our history of making genuine blue water racing and cruising yachts we are insistent on building yachts that can take owners to the furthest horizon.
This is a yacht for real sailors.
This letter is from the last 36 launched -
We have had 2 great weekends in the Lakes on Mr. Percival.
A long time friend and sailor was down from Melbourne last weekend with another friend who has spent his life playing with boats and professional fishing in Bass Straight.
The boat passed their assessment and they will be onboard for the first week of Feb .
After getting home to Melbourne on the Sunday night my mate rang and said:
“you better tell that boatbuilder what a fantastic boat it is.”
Both weekends we touched 8 knots without really trying and spent a lot of time in the 7′s.
Coming back up from Loch Sport we had time to get things trimmed up into a steady easterly, 20 knots apparent wind at 30 degrees apparent, sitting on 7 knots, and could just let go of the wheel .
Could have gone in and made a cuppa it was so stready.
Did not even need to apply the friction lock.
Certainly a delight to sail, responsive and steady as well.
Our fears that she would not be as entertaining to sail as the 10 on the Lakes are allayed.
My holidays start in mid January,
Jarkan 36' Plans (2256)
Specifications for Jarkan 36
LOA 11m, LWL 9.8m, BEAM 3.75m, DRAFT 1.7m,
DISPL. 8t, SAIL AREA 68sq.m.
Hand laid GRP and end grain balsa, using Aquaguard Gel coat, vinyl ester resin throughout with anti-corrosion mat tie layer and unidirectional rovings.
The deck is hand laid composite GRP and end grain balsa with solid GRP or plywood in the high stress areas.
Structural bulkheads are of composite panels.
Lead ballast encapsulated in keel.
Rudder with 316 stainless steel stock, bronze lower and nylon upper bearings.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with two anchor rollers and MPS attachment point.
All chain plates stainless steel.
Through hulls and seacocks in either bronze or Marelon.
Yanmar or Nanni 40hp diesel, fully installed with remote controls and standard instrumentation.
Three blade feathering or folding propeller.
Mast & Rig, deck equipment
Deck stepped, double spreader mast with stainless steel compression post.
1 x 19 SS standing rigging, forestay, swept back configuration, backstay with split lower legs.
Main halyard and topping lift, 1 jib halyard, 1 spinnaker halyard, spinnaker pole topping lift (doubles as storm jib halyard), pole hoist and down haul. Boom with slab reefing system, lazy jacks and rigid vang.
Spinnaker pole stowing vertically on mast.
Sails – Fully battened mainsail with two reefs; headsail on furler.
Steaming and spreader lights, standard navigation lights on rails, all round white at masthead.
SS Pulpit, split pushpit and stanchions with stainless lifelines, gates port and starboard.
Winches Lewmar, Anderson or equivalent, all self-tailing; 2 primary headsail winches, 2 halyard and reefing winches, 1 mainsheet winch, 2 x lock-in handles.
Aluminium headsail sheet tracks with pin stop cars.
Mainsheet system fixed blocks in front of pedestal, leads to winch on cabin top.
Halyard turning blocks, deck organisers, line jammers, fairleads, mooring cleats.
Steering system with destroyer type wheel in cockpit, optional inside steering station with autopilot drive remote controler.
Stainless hand rails on cabin top.
Lewmar aluminium deck hatches to forepeak, forecabin, head, and deck saloon.
Forepeak anchor chain locker with bilge pump, shelves, rope rails.
Fore cabin – double berth with stowage under, hanging locker and lockers.
Head – toilet, hand basin, mirror and stowage, shower.
Deck Saloon forward steering station with engine controls, autopilot controls and instruments; U shaped raised settee to starboard, stowage under and outboard, with table.
Galley to port with SS sink, mixer tap from pressure hot and cold water system, urethane foam insulated eutectic fridge, Force 10 gimballed two-burner gas stove with griller and oven.
Aft cabin double berth with stowage under, hanging locker and lockers.
Optional navigation area – lift top chart table with stowage under.
12-volt house system with 2 batteries (of approximately 90 amp hours ea), supplied by standard alternator, switch panel, circuit breakers and wiring to cabin lights, navigation and mast lights, compass light, and autopilot.
Spare circuits for radios and instruments.
Engine starting system with separate battery.
SS water tanks, 4 x 160 litre under saloon.
SS diesel tank, 200 litres.
Muir electric anchor winch with 45lb plough anchor, 60 meters of 8mm chain.
U-tech top opening refrigeration, with 12volt Danfoss compressor.
Opening port in aft cabin.
Pressure hot and cold water to galley, hand basins and showers with sump pumps.
Gas bottle locker with 2 x 4.5kg gas bottles.
Compass, fenders and mooring lines.
General Standard Finishes
Bulkheads – Rock Maple veneer with solid trim.
Solid teak (6mm) on cabin sole to main saloon, fore cabin and aft cabin.
Deck head headliner – GRP mouldings to cabin sides, removable overhead panels in main saloon and aft cabin.
Timber battening to exposed hull sides above bunks.
Bunk Cushions – 100mm foam mattresses with soft fabric covers.
Extra instrumentation, equipment and radios to owner’s requirements at cost.
Antifouling, launching, and delivery by arrangement.