LOCATION: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Overall length: 36'
Waterline length: 27'6"
Displacement: 14,400 pounds
Ballast: 5000 pounds lead
Keel style: modified full
Fuel: 37-70 gallons (most 40)
Water: 60-100 gallons (most 80)
Sail area: ketch: 604 s.f.
Theoretical hull speed: 7.027 knots
Displacement to waterline length ratio: 309.112
Beam to length ratio: .306
Sail area to displacement ratio: 16.361
Capsize screening value: 1.81 (A lower value indicates a more stable boat; the screening value must be under 2.00 in order to be offshore-capable)
The Princess 36, built by Allied Boat Company in Catskill, New York, is a robust character ketch that does not pretend to be anything other than a simple, comfortable blue-water cruising boat. For a boat of its size and era, the Princess has a very roomy interior with standing headroom well over 6 feet.
The Princess, thanks to its shoal-draft keel, is a near-perfect family cruising boat for skinny-water cruising grounds like Chesapeake Bay, the Florida Keys, or the Bahamas. It will serve admirably, too, as a coastal cruiser in any deep-water locale. With its stout construction and easy motion it is also an excellent blue-water cruiser.
Waterbird was just hauled out June, 2014, for a complete bottom job including a new:
cutlass bearing, transmission, dripless stuffing box, shaft coupler, air conditioner.
She has a Lectra San system, desalinization equipment, Television, you name it!
All of her systems are working properly, and she is in great shape for her age.
comes with many sailing accessories and extra parts. She has a new Windless, Roller Furling system, canvas and varnish. She us un Bristol Condition (almost! everyone abuses that description!)