I'm familiar with the boat and in fact went to the auction
in New Hampshire when they went under, back in 1983 maybe? It was pretty clear why they went under... it looked like they had a purchasing
manager who bought enough gear
to build 20 boats when they only had 3 on the floor at the time they closed the doors.
Ted Brewer designs, they're generally pretty well built boats with good quality gear
. Like any 30 year old boat, they will have issues. A good friend here in my home harbor has had a Mariner 36' for years, and likes the boat very much. But he's now looking at rotten deck core
forward, and thinking about how he's going to fix that. His wife would like something a little bigger, for entertaining, but the boat has served them very well for coastal cruising, and is capable of more than that depending on how well cared for she is.
The listing you posted looks to me like a pretty good boat at a reasonable price
, but of course subject to survey
. And in this market you might get it for somewhat less.
Best, Bob S/V Restless