1979 36' Mariner 36 ketch

Rock Hall, MD


A true classic - Kittiwake - a 1979 Mariner 36 ketch is a well equipped, ready to take you anywhere yacht.  Built-in 1979 at Mariner shipyard in New Hampshire, Kittiwake is the 15th 36 hull built and the first ketch rig.  Many of the ideas incorporated into Mariner 36's are the result of Kittiwake's sole owner - including a bowsprit to increase sail area and overall performance.  This Mariner 36 has been kept in excellent condition and has been continually upgraded with a major standing and running rigging refit in 2015.  


  • Model36 ketch
  • Model Year1979
  • DesignerPeter Canning
  • LOA35.83 ft
  • Beam11.5 ft
  • Engines Total Power50 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandPerkins
  • Engine Model4-108
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power50 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks25 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Holding Tanks25 gallon
Deck and Rigging and Sails

Kittiwake sports wide, comfortable decks.  Easy to move about with ample handholds throughout the cabin top.  The hatches are stunning with three on the cabin top - one for the main salon, one in the galley and finally over the forward cabin.  

CQR Anchor 35lbs w/200' chain

Danforth Anchor 22lbs w/20' chain with 200' rode

Anchor Washdown

Simpson Lawrence SL-555 windlass (rebuilt 2015)

Cockpit cushions


Bimini with cockpit awning

Avon Redcrest Dinghy w/oars and outboard bracket


The original staysail boom occupies the foredeck and the bowsprit allows for a 140% genoa on a ProFurl furler.  All standing wire rigging was replaced in 2004 with Dyform wire using Norseman terminals and turnbuckles.

2xLewmar SS48 winch

3xLewmar 25 winch

1xLewmar 40 winch

3xLewmar 8 winch

Main Sail (North '05 - reworked 2015)

140% Genoa (North '05 - reworked 2016)



Mizzen Spinnaker

Stack Pack (main)

Lifelines (replaced 2015)

Turnbuckles (replaced 2015)

Updated Running Rigging (2015)




The Mariner 36 interior is finished with Burmese teak giving her a comfortable classic feel and the teak and holly sole (refinished 2017) has ample access to the bilge area.  The nav table is across from the galley and has a very handy fold away seat.  Behind the nav station is the quarter berth - currently used for storage (no mattress).  Engine access is through the companionway steps and the quarter berth pannels.  The main salon includes a L shaped settee with ample storage, a  folding (forward bulkhead) dining table.  To starboard is a straight settee/sea berth with storage.  The forward cabin has a v-berth with an insert.  The cabin is heated with a Chesapeake Marine Stainless Steel Heater and is cooled in the summertime with outstanding cross ventilation.


The U shaped galley has ample storage, double stainless sink, 3 burner propane stove/oven with broiler.  An Isotherm, water cooled refrigeration system(2015) - top loading.  The hand pumps for fresh and raw water and a 6gal Hot water heater heated by the engine or AC 110V.


Autopilot - Raytheon ST6002

Seatalk wireless remote (autopilot)

Depthsounder - Raytheon ST60

Knot Meter - Raytheon ST60

Wind - Raytheon ST60

GPS/Chartplotter - Garmin 2210 

Radar - Furuno 1830 (24 mile)

KVH Fluxgate Compass (interfaced with radar)

VHF - Icom IC-125 

Panasonic Marine Stereo/CD player


30A Shore Power outlet

50' 30A power cable

New Electrical Panel (2000) 

4x110V Circuit Breakers

3 Outlets

1 12V Starter Battery, Group31-gel (2008)

4x12V House Batteries, Group 31-gel (2009)

ProMariner 50A Battery Charger (2015)

Most deck lights upgraded to LED

Balmar 150A Alternator

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

As an avid sailor and fisherman, I bring to you over 45 years of on the water experience with over 8000 blue water miles.  Through the years I have enjoyed a variety of positions in the marine industry - a former director of the J-World Sailing schools, rigger, professional coach, and yacht racer, delivery crew, and captain. I bring to you a vast understanding of boats large and small, monohulls to multihulls and sailing or power.  If you are looking to sell your yacht please give me a call or text to 443 822 0984 or send me an email at chris@sjyachts.com.