Rustler 36

The original Rustler and the first to be built back in the 1980s. The Rustler 36 is the perfect choice of yacht for a sailor who wants a safe and simple, traditionally designed yacht with good performance. This well-proven, fast, pocket bluewater cruiser, from the renowned designers Holman & Pye, inspires complete confidence with excellent sailing performance and quality of design.

Her long, deep keel configuration gives her the kind of predictable and stable behaviour in a seaway that fin and skeg yachts simply cannot match. Her generous displacement, safe performance and sea kindly characteristics make her a very forgiving and confidence inspiring yacht.

The basic hull form of the Rustler 36 is very similar to the classic design of the smaller Twister and Rustler, but with slightly more cut-away to the keel’s leading edge and a longer keel bottom to make her easier to slip or lay alongside. In matters of sea keeping, stability, sure-footedness and overall balance, the longer keel has an inherent advantage. It offers a smoother ride.

The deck layout and sail plan have been kept simple with a no-nonsense twin-spreader masthead rig with both forward and aft lower shrouds. The draft is moderate with encapsulated lead ballast, thereby eliminating keel bolt problems, leaks etc. There is a large, well-protected, safe cockpit with high coamings and the option of wheel or tiller steering, depending on your preference.

Every Rustler 36 is built to take the worst of prevailing seas, to look after her crew and to carry that certain air of tradition that every yachtsman with bluewater aspirations so covets. The Rustler’s heavy weather characteristics are why many have and are being sailed on long distance cruises and around the world, a few are on single handed passages but usually they are sailed by couples who find the safe ease of handling ideal for short-handed sailing.

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Yacht Specifications

LOA:35ft 4in – 10.77m
Beam:11ft – 3.35m
Draft:5ft 6in – 1.67m
Ballast:3.4tons – 3.456kg
Displacement:7.5tons – 7.623kg
Main:258sq ft – 24sq.m
No.1 Genoa:435sq ft – 40.4sq.m
No.2 Genoa:341sq ft – 31.7sq.m
Jib:209sq ft – 19.5sq.m
Designer:Holman and Pye
Hull:Hand laid GRP to Lloyds Register specifications using Lloyds approved materials.
Deck:Hand laid GRP to Lloyds Register specifications and using Lloyds approved materials.
Sails:Fully battened main, triple stitched with 3 reef points. Furling genoa, cross cut, UV protected. Lazy Jacks fitted.
Deck Wear:All deck hardware is of lasting quality and rated to perform well through the severest of conditions.
Engine Options:Nanni N3.30 (29hp) diesel engine with 2.75:1 mechanical gearbox.
Fuel injection pump and equipment.
Electric starting and 65amp alternator.