Mark Cameron Yachts

Excalibur 36


Well presented classic GRP offshore cruiser.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelExcalibur 36
DesignerE.G. Van De Stadt
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with full encapsulated fin keel.
Keel TypeFin Keel


EnginePerkins Perama M30 29hp marine diesel engine. (1993) 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing gearbox.
Fuel Capacity60l


Drinking Water Capacity140l


A well presented and lovingly maintained example of this classic offshore cruiser. Extensively re-fitted in previous ownership. The ideal short or single handed offshore cruiser.
Designed by E.G. Van De Stadt the Excalibur 36 mouldings were made by Tylers with the majority fitted out in Poole by Southern Ocean Shipyards. The Excalibur 36 had a successful racing record in the 1960’s, winning the RORC Class II on three occasions. The design has proven itself as an very capable offshore cruiser held in high regards along side designs of the same vintage from the likes of Nicholson and Jeremy Rogers.
INO was ordered by a very well known racing owner and features a shorter keel. She was based in Holland for many years where her interior was completely renewed in the early 2000’s. She is offered with a comprehensive inventory which includes:

Perkins Perama M30 29hp marine diesel engine.

Bronze folding 3 blade propeller.
Sailamat windvane self-steering system.
Autohelm ST4000 tiller pilot.
Deck mounted solar panel
B&G T8 MFD operating as a plotter, depth and log instruments.
Tack Tick wind instrument
Furuno Radar and GPS
2018 Sanders Sails Roller Reefing Genoa
2010 slab reefing mainsail

A very well appointed and presented classic GRP cruiser. INO would be the ideal boat for shorthanded or single handed offshore cruising. Now lying ashore for the winter in Oban.

We bought INO in Holland in 2014. She had been with her previous owner for about 25 years and in that time he had completely stripped and refitted the interior (we have the photos). We sailed her back to the West Coast of Scotland in summer 2014 and have predominantly sailed her in this area other than summer 2018/2019 when we made a trip to NW Spain. She’s a great seaboat and very good to windward, as was demonstrated by our first Biscay crossing, averaging >150 miles/day on the wind in F4-7.
The last owner renamed her INO, so we don’t know her original name. However, she was built for Rodney Hill, a very competitive yachtsman in the 60’s and 70’s. She may have been the first ‘short keel’ Excalibur made, and her original interior was stripped out. According to the last owner she won her class in the Fastnet race but we have no evidence of this. What we do know is that shes a special sailing boat.


Hull Construction:

Hull moulded by Tylers.
Heavy weight GRP moulding in a single piece
Long GRP formed fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast (shorter keel than the original design).
Ply wood bulkheads fully glassed into hull.
Topside finished in a blue gloss paint.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Deck moulded by Tylers.
Heavyweight GRP moulding with integrated coachroof and self draining cockpit
GRP moulded head lining internally
Laid teak decking panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.
Deck/coachroof moulding finished in a white gloss paint with painted non-slip panels.
Black vinyl capping to finish toerail.
GRP moulded doghouse with windows forward is also available.
GRP formed balanced rudder.


Engine & gearbox:

Perkins Perama M30 29hp marine diesel engine. (1993)
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Mechanical reversing gearbox.
Single lever morse control.
Engine control panel in cockpit with RPM and Temperature gauges and overheating alarm.
Set of engine cruising spares aboard.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced Autumn 2019.
Cruising speed 5 kts
Maximum speed 6 kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless prop shaft.
Bronze Volvo folding 3 blade propeller.
Bronze fixed 3 blade propeller aboard as spare.
Autohelm ST4000 tiller pilot.
Separate control head.
Windvane Self-Steering:
Sailomat windvane self-steering system.
Servo Oar and Steering Oar.
System stripped and overhauled 2017.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
240VAC shore power system.
Shore power:
Hardwired, RCD protected system
Single 16amp shore power connection point.
Extension cable to connect to shore power
4x 240VAC outlets.
Battery Banks:
2x Domestic Battery
1x Engine Battery
Engine drive 55amp alternator.
Solar Panel:
Single deck mounted 150W panel.
Stecca charge controller/regulator.
Victoron smart charger
240VAC – 12VDC, 15amp
Battery Monitor:
New ships panel professionally installed 2017
Wiring rationalised at time of panel installation.


Fresh Water:

Electrically pumped cold water only system
Single faucet in galley.
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge pump



Single GRP tank for engine.
Approximate capacity 60ltrs
Separate GRP tank for heater
Fresh Water:
Twin GRP Tanks
Approximately 70ltr capacity each
Combined total capacity 140ltr approximately.


On Deck:

B&G T8 MFD operating as a plotter, depth and log instruments.
Tack Tick wind instruments
Furuno mastmounted radar scanner on stern.
Sestrel Moore magnetic compass
Below Decks:
Furuno radar display
Furuno GP32 GPS – Standalone from B&G MFD
Eagle FishFinder
Communications Equipment:
B&G DSC VHF (incl AIS receiver) , mounted at chart table.



Origo 2 burner spirit stove
Pumped cold water faucet.
Removable coolbox on sole.
RM69 manual marine toilet.
Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto diesel fired blown air system. (2001)
Single outlet in saloon.
Thermostatic cabin controller
Overhead lighting throughout interior.
Reading lights in way of bunks
Parrafin lamp on main bulkhead in saloon.


Summary of Accommodation:

5 Berths over forepeak, saloon and quarter berths.
Open plan saloon
Linear galley
Accommodation Finish:
Sapelle faced plywood forming bulkheads and furniture bases.
Teak fiddles and trims to finish
Hardwood slats to finish hull sides in salon, forepeak and quarter berths
Hardwood finish to galley worksurfaces and saloon table.
Moulded GRP headlinings.
New upholstery fitted throughout accommodation in 2015.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Two single berths in the traditional V-berth layout.
Leeboard for upper section of both bunks.
Bin style storage lockers beneath both bunks, front access to aft section.
Large opening deck hatch.
Walk-thru compartment located between forepeak and saloon.
Inboard facing heads mounted on plinth outboard to port.
Vanity lockers outboard of heads.
Hanging locker opposite heads to starboard.
Linear galley along starboard side of saloon.
Gimbal mounted tow burner stove set into worktop at forward end.
Stainless steel sink at aft end.
Lockers below worktop and outboard.
Located to port, opposite galley.
L-shaped saloon settee.
Fixed saloon table, pole mounted.
Bin lockers below seating.
Short bench settee forward of starboard quarter berth with storage lockers outboard.
Chart table:
To port of companionway.
Forward facing chart table with navigator sitting on forward section of port quarter berth.
Radar display and VHF mounted forward of table working area.
GPS and fishfinder mounted outboard with switch panel.
Quarter berths:
Port and starboard berths extending after from companionway.



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Mast and boom of anodised alloy construction.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel.
Rod kicker.
Furlex roller reefing system on forestay for genoa
Slab reefing mainsail
Adjustable backstay
Spinnaker pole on deck.
Running rigging replaced in 2018.
Lazy jacks
Primary Winches – 2x Enkes 26-2S, self-tailing, two-speed.
Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Harken 8, single-speed.
Boom Reefing Winches – 1x Harken 8, single-speed.
Mainsail – Slab reefing, 3 full reefs. 2010
Genoa – Roller reefing, foam luff. Sanders Sails 2018.
Genoa – Roller reefing. 2000
High Aspect Jib - 2003
#3 Jib – 1990
Gennaker - 2010
Deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft.
Capping rail mounted genoa track and cars, pin-stop type cars.
Midships mooring cleat mounted on genoa track.
Inner track for high aspect jib and storm jib sheets with cars, pin-stop type cars.
Canvas Work:
Mainsail Stackpack cover, Owen Sails
Sparyhood, Owen Sails
Forehatch cover, Owen Sails
Cockpit tent, Sanders Sails
Anchoring & Mooring:
Single bow roller
Bower Anchor – 20kg Delta plough anchor on 40m, 8mm chain rode (2015)
Kedge Anchor – Fortress FX16 alloy anchor
Manual anchor windlass – stripped and overhauled with new bearings (2019).
Seago 230
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit railings (new 2014)
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions (stanchion bases replaced 2014)
Double stainless steel guard wires.
Stainless steel antenna pole mounted on port quarter.
Teak grabrails running the length of the coachroof on the outboard edges.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Low level navigation lights.
Life saving:
Horseshoe buoy

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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