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Name: 36 Sedan
Length: 36
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 350 gals.
Model Years: 1975—1993
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 12'2"
Water Capacity: 150 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Introduced in 1975, the Marine Trader 36 Sedan achieved a good deal of popularity with entry-level buyers in the 1970s and ’80s due to her combination of practical accommodations, economical operation, and a very affordable price. Like most Asian trawlers of her era, the 36 rides on a solid fiberglass hull with hard aft chines, a well-flared bow, and a long, prop-protecting keel. Below, her full teak interior includes two staterooms with the owner’s cabin to port and the guest stateroom forward. A tub/shower is found in the single head compartment, and the galley was available to port or starboard in the salon. A sliding door at the lower helm provides quick access to the decks while a hatch in the salon sole provides access to the large engine room. On deck, bridge overhangs shelter the side decks and cockpit from rain and sun. Note that the flybridge has enough room to store a dinghy. Additional features include plenty of teak exterior trim, wide side decks, and a teak swim platform. Most 36 Sedans were powered with a single 135 or 120hp Lehman diesel although twin-screw applications are common. She’ll cruise at 7–8 knots with a top speed of about 12 knots.


Durable sedan with classic trawler profile offers versatile layout with affordable price, low-cost operation.


Galley-up teak interior with standard lower helm, convertible salon settee includes includes master stateroom with double berth to port, head with tub/shower, V-berths forward. Bridge overhangs protect decks and cockpit. Extended flybridge can stow a dinghy.


Teak window frames are prone to leaks. Not-so-good workmanship and finish.


Cruise at 7–8 knots with 120/135hp Lehman diesels.

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