About the Rustler 36
The Rustler 36 is the perfect choice of yacht for a sailor who wants a safe and simple traditionally designed yacht with a good performance. This well-proven, fast, blue water cruiser, from the designers Holman and 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 seakindly 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 31, 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 cockpit with high coamings and the option of wheel or tiller steering.
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 blue water aspirations so covets. The Rustler’s heavy weather characteristics are why many are being sailed on long distance cruises, 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.