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One of the top-selling small convertibles ever produced, the breakthrough feature of the Luhrs 36 was her molded flybridge steps in the starboard corner of the cockpit. Rather than climb a near-vertical ladder, a staircase made bridge access easy and safe—an innovative concept soon picked up by other convertible manufacturers. Built on a solid fiberglass hull with a wide 13'10"" beam and flared bow, the 36 boasts a very spacious interior although it comes at the expense of a relatively small cockpit. The two-stateroom, galley-up floorplan is arranged with a queen berth forward and a settee in the guest cabin that converts into over/under single berths. A separate shower stall is found in the head, and an L-shaped settee/dinette is to port in the spacious salon. The engine room is accessed through a hatch in the salon sole. Topside, the Luhrs 36 gives up some flybridge space to accommodate the stairway, but not much. Fishing features include a transom door, transom fish box, cockpit rod storage, and a molded bait prep center to port. A factory half tower was standard. Among several engine choices, 440hp Yanmar—or Cat 420hp—diesels cruise at 22–24 knots (close to 30 knots top).
Overview Deluxe convertible with molded flybridge steps (a new concept in 1998) is stylish, spacious, ready to cruise.
Features Upscale two-stateroom interior with teak trim includes posh U-shaped settee/dinette in salon, big master, large head with stall shower. Engineroom is accessed via hatch in salon sole. Fishing features include transom door, fishbox, bait-prep center, tackle drawers, livewell. Half-tower was standard.
Comments Bridge steps reduce cockpit space.
Performance Yanmar 440hp diesels cruise at 22 knots (26–28 knots top).