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1996 Beneteau 36s7 - Sold

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Beneteau was the first manufacturer to engage World Class architects to design the interiors of their boats and this is a perfect example of how it should work. The unique Philippe Starck interior design shows off the unique glow of the richly varnished pearwood, perfectly set off by the upgraded deep teal upholstery. The whole interior shines like a late summer afternoon. It is bathed in natural light from many opening hatches, forward port lights on the coach roof and the two hull port lights. And the hull designed by Jean Berret gives you sailing performance that others only dream of.

This 36s7 has spent its entire life in fresh water. This First 36s7 is a complete cruiser/racer that has been continuously upgraded and meticulously maintained. She has only had 3 owners and always sailed in fresh water. She has been lightly raced and has a Lake Michigan PHRF rating of 108. She is HULL #1 and is the only 36s7 in the US with a fully measured Americap II handicap certificate used for the Chicago Mackinac Race. The engine has been professionally serviced annually and She has always been shrink wrapped when laid up during winter, until her custom cover was made in 2007.

The forward cabin comfortably sleeps two in a berth that is7' 2" long and 5' 7" wide across the shoulders. It is well-ventilated by a large opening hatch and has a double berth, hanging locker, storage beneath the berth and storage shelves along the hull sides. There are two flush mounted halogen lights for reading.

The salon is next aft with symmetrical settees on each side that make perfect sea berths with their custom fitted lee cloth system. The inlaid centerline dropleaf dining table allows entertaining your family or friends, yet folds for easy movement through the boat in a seaway. The table also features central wine storage and removeable fiddle rails. Storage locker above and behind the settees on both side offer additional storage. There are several opening ports, an opening hatch and a dorade vent in the salon which make this a very light and airy interior.

The galley is on the port aft side of the salon and features a generous icebox with 12V refrigeration. The icebox is drained by an electric bilge pump. There is a 3 burner gimballed S.S. stove with oven, double S.S. sinks with mixing faucet,storage under the sinks, slide out storage bin and trash can, shelving and storage built into the side of the hull, dust tray built into the cabin sole, an opening port and fluorescentoverhead light.

Across from the galley is the nav station.There is a chart table with storage compartment under, a bookshelf, and a mounting panel for all of your nav instruments. There is additional storage under the navigator's seat and a red light for night time charting.

The aft cabin has a huge (6' 7" by 5' 7") berth, a hanging locker, shelves along the hull for your glasses and books. The two opening ports add light and air and make this a great master berth.

The head which is to starboard and aft of the nav station is lined with a one piece fiberglass liner. A brand new Jabsco marine head was installed in 2004. The vanity has a hand wash basin with hot and cold pressure water, shower with 12V sump pump, mirror, S.S. towel rack and another Lewmar opening port. Very comfortable and functional head.

If you are looking for a beautiful boat that is a so much fun to sail, you owe it to yourself to see this one.


Features at-a-glance
LOD .................... 35' 9"
Beam .................... 12' 5"
Draft ...................... 6' 1" keel
Ballast ...................... 3,650 lbs.
Displ ...................... 11,684 lbs. approx.
Sail Area ...................... 660 sq. ft.

Electronics Click here for a larger image

Sails and Rigging

All lines lead aft of the companionway and access in the forward end of the cockpit, with a full set of Spinlock jammers to the halyard winches. All handling lines run beneath the deck and the Genoa sheet tracks are Nav stationlocated on
the coach roof. Full spinnaker gear and pole with new sheets and guys 2003

Double spreader anodized aluminum deck stepped mast with swept back spreaders. Anodized aluminum boom,solid boom vang, Genoa roller furling with the drum above the deck, genoa fairlead adjusters, double ended mainsheet system with fine tune, manual mechanical backstay adjuster.

Deck and Hull

Custom made 2007 canvas winter cover by Boat Tailors

Lots of Dock lines
Lots of large fenders in good condition
Rudder: Spade with composite shaftBeneteau 36s7 sailboat aft cabin
Optional Aluminum Toe Rail for flexible lead postion
Adjustable Genoa lead car system
Custom Dodger, Helm and main sail cover
Custom cockpit cushions
Folding teak cockpit table with fold out leaves
New 35# Delta Anchor and 300 ft. 5/8" anchor rode 2008 with 20' chain
New 200' 5/8 anchor rode and 20' 5/16" chain for spare anchor2008 for second anchor
Swim platform with folding ladder
Stern Perch seats with new custom pads in 2009
Custom back rests for stern rail for Stern Perch seats
Hull: Laminated G.R.P with internal fiberglass hull liner, reinforced
with unidirectional rovings
Deck: Balsa sandwich for stiffness plus thermal and acoustic insulation.
Deck liner for additional insulation and easy maintenance.
Interior Wood: Varnished Pear wood
Plastimo Compass and stainless binnacle 2004
Custom Hatch screens

Bottom was professionally soda blasted and finished with 5 coats of Interlux Epoxy
VC17 bottom paint annually

Engine and Mechanical
A 27 hp Yanmar diesel engine drives her through any weather.
Single lever engine control,
automatic 20 amp battery charger,
12V electrical panel,
110V shore power with cable,
110V outlets throughout the boat,
electric bilge pump with float switch,
2 Optima batteries with switch,
24 gallon fuel tank, fuel filter and water separator, fuel gauge and hour meter on cockpit coaming,

Snake River Holding Tank Monitor new in 2006.
Jabsco marine head new in 2004
Atwood water heater / heat exchanger 2004 Beneteau 36s7 cockpit used sailboat

New 16" MaxProp feathering prop 2008

Custom Steel storage cradle
Safety flares
Solas smoke flares new in 2011
Solas flares (4) new in 2011
Fire extinguishers (3)
Life jackets
MOB horseshoe ring with pole, strobe and drogue
MOB Lifesling 3 with new whitestorage box for mounting
Windex wind indicator
Winch handles
Nylon cockpit sun/rain tarp Used Beneteau 36s7 for sale
Clock and Barometer
Steel Cradle

Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!  A must see boat.
Racine, WI