This is a fine example of a well-maintained Capable Ocean Going Cruiser. Family
weekends on Catalina Island
or extended ocean cruising can be had comfortably on this spacious and stout William Shaw Yacht design. The extra time and costs of Hand Laid Woven Roving mark Pearsonís commitment to quality from this yachts conception. From her hearty rig to her deep draft
, everything about this boat
is overbuilt and robust. Commonly but inadequately compared to a Catalina 36
excels in every design aspect over its chopper gun constructed little sister. Pearsonís spacious interior
boasts 6í5Ē of head
room which is unheard of in similar sized boats. At 36.5ft S/V Carpe Diem offers confident seafaring, a manageable yet powerful sail plan, proven design, classic
lines and a host of amenities that demonstrate why the Pearson
36-2 is the Collectible Classic
Plastic built to stand the test of time.
A reliable, freshwater cooled 30hp Yanmar diesel
lies at the heart of S/V Carpe Diem. Conveniently positioned amidships under the galley
sink with access to three sides; changing the Racor fuel filter
, or inspecting the Bronze
Perko Sea strainer are simple and enjoyable tasks. Pair the power plant with a geared, feathering Maxi-Prop, PSS dripless shaft seal
and a new cutlass bearing. This propulsion
set up pushes 15,500 pounds at a 6.5mph at a 2200rpm cruise
and burns .75gph.
With a 22 gallon tank Carpe Diem can get you where you want to go at a comfortable speed.
A clean, dry, Awlgrip Bilgekote painted bilge
is the pride of this vessel. It sets the precedent for how everything else is looked after on this lovingly cared for Bristol fashion vessel. Any leaks
or problems are immediately evident in a sparkling bilge
In the bilge youíll find an adequately sized Rule service pump
. Elevated slightly higher is an Oversized Rule
High-water Bilge Pump
integrated with the vesselís high-water alarm
. This pumps thoughtful installation
insures it remains in a new, always-ready condition in the event of a primary pump
failure. Finally, there is a bronze
strainer routed to a manual pump positioned at the helm
station. You will find this example of redundancy carries through many of Carpe Diemís design features.
and Raymarine Radar
make safely navigating Carpe Diem to her destination
a breeze. A self-leveling radar
mount gives a clear picture even when heeled over.
A large dining table and 32 inch flat screen
TV make the living room a comfortable setting to entertain guests. With the 1800 watt Xantrex inverter charger
you can silently use your household electronics
and intelligently charge deep cycle batteries
when shore power
station is outfitted with a large chart table smartly positioned next to the electronics
panel. True to Pearsonís intuitive design the electronics panel is hinged and can drop down to provide access to the main wiring
harness. Installing new electronics or maintaining the existing ones is made simple with the easy to reach wiring
setup and electronics panel.
A large cockpit
insures your passengers wont get in the way of you sailing your boat
the luxurious teak
binnacle table turns the cushioned cockpit
into an alfresco dinning room.
is more than ample with hanging lockers, wet lockers, anchor lockers, chain lockers, a lazarette so big that you can climb into it, cubbies, drawers and even a liquor cabinet with bottle rack. No space is wasted.
With all boats, build quality is important, but equally important is the upkeep and love previous owners put into them.
This boat is my baby. If a simple wire crimp would be adequate, I used conductive gel, a marine
rated butt splice, marine
rated shrink-wrap and supporting wire ties every 6inches. I replaced the mattress with a custom-made memory foam mattress nicer than my bed
I really trust this vessel and stand behind her. I encourage serious buyers to come down to the docks and look in the bilge, poke around my vacuumed lazarrette, inspect the quality of my work
and realize that this vessel is a prized gem ready to take you where you want to go!