1973 ISLANDER 36


Name: Summer Nite
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 1973
Cond: Used
Name: Summer Nite
Length: 36
Boat Type: Sail
Condition: Used
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Your Day on the Water just got better!

The Islander 36 was ahead of her time in putting a comfortable, cruising interior in a racing hull. By today’s standard, she is a performance cruiser offering lots of opportunity for good family fun at a very affordable price.


The interior has the warmth and richness of oiled teak. The soft white headliner provides sound and heat insulation while adding brightness to the interior. One opening port light, eight fixed ports, one skylight hatch and the companionway provide excellent natural light. There is a good DC lighting to illuminate the teak cabin sole.

The master forward cabin has a comfortable Vee berth w/filler cushion, reading lights, hanging locker, shelves, deck hatch, port and starboard ports.

The head compartment is to port with a manual head & holding tank, countertop w/stainless steel sink, and opening port.

The salon’s starboard settee converts to a single berth with a pilot berth above and outboard. The port settee serves as a single berth. There is ample storage behind, and outboard of the seating. The dining table seats six and folds into the forward bulkhead when not in use. The deck hatch and companionway protected by a dodger gives superior ventilation below decks.

The L-shaped galley to starboard has storage galore, near centerline deep stainless steel sink with water, a large, top loading, insulated icebox, and three-burner alcohol stove w/oven.

The outboard facing navigation station is to port across from the galley. The chart table is large with ample related lockers and room for an array of electronics.

The port quarter berth is a comfortable wide single berth.

Electronics & Navigation

Raymarine Auto Helm ST4000 autopilot
Ritchie SP5 binnacle compass
Nexus wind
Nexus speed
Nexus depth
JRC Radar
Magellen NAV 5000 GPS
Garmin 176C with Lake Michigan chip
Standard Horizon GX235 Quantum radio w/remote mike VHF radio
AM/FM Stereo-CD, 2 cabin speakers
Brass clock & barometer


Electrical System

Three Batteries
Battery parallel switch
Automatic engine powered battery charger
New 1000 watt inverter to provide 110-volt AC (2018)
12-volt DC panel w/battery condition meter

Sails & Rigging

Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
The standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
North/Harken roller furling head foil
Lazy jacks

Quantum Dacron mainsail w/single reef point & navy blue sail cover
Dacron roller furling 155% genoa w/UV protective panel
Dacron roller furling 135% genoa w/UV protective panel
Dacron 175% genoa
Dacron 110% jib
Dacron storm jib
Anchor riding sail
Symmetrical spinnaker

Sail area: 576 sq. ft. using 100% fore triangle
Keel stepped double spreader aluminum mast
Main halyard
Port & starboard jib halyards
Port & starboard spinnaker halyards
Genoa/jib sheets
Deck mounted spinnaker pole
Spinnaker topping lift
Spinnaker fore guy
Spinnaker sheets & guys
Reaching strut
Whisker pole
Rigid boom vang (2007)
Hydraulic backstay
Traveler with mid-boom sheeting
Genoa tracks with adjustable genoa sheet cars
Lines led aft
2 Lewmar #42 two speed primary winches
2 Lewmar #20 two speed secondary winches
2 Lewmar #10 single speed cabin top winches
1 two speed winch, 1 single speed winch on mast
2 Locking winch handles

Mechanical Equipment

Manual bilge pump
Automatic bilge pump
Engine throttle and shift levers mounted on cockpit cowling
Wheel brake mounted on the steering pedestal
Seawater cooled closed cooling system
Primary and secondary fuel filters
Diesel fuel & stove shut off valves
Manual head discharges to a 10-gallon holding tank. The overboard discharge has been rendered lockable
12-Volt pump for draining freshwater tanks
CSY 28” stainless steel wheel & Edson pedestal guard with manually connected steering
Emergency tiller
2 Blade sail prop
Drip-less shaft seal (2004)
Hurst transmission
Skeg hung rudder
Raw water strainer
Interprotect 2000Epoxy moisture barrier coat (2000)
VC-17 bottom paint
Custom steel cradle w/wheels & tow bar
Winter tarps (two 16’X20’ & one 8’X10’)
Islander, Westerbeke and other operating manuals

Deck Equipment

Danforth anchor w/chain to nylon rode
2nd Danforth anchor
Deck wash-down pump (2004)
Bow pulpit and stern rail
Double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates
Navy blue Sunbrella Dodger
Navy blue cockpit awning from dodger to back stay
Two wind scopes
Four deck cleats
Two fire extinguishers
Flare kit
First aid kit
Wood plugs
Man overboard pole
Six fenders and miscellaneous dock lines
Two fender boards
Four manually operated inflatable life jackets
Two Adult Type PFDs
Life Sling in soft yellow case mounted on stern rail
Six person inflatable life raft needs inspection, re-packing and re-certification
Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights, stern light is mounted up on the transom. The steaming light is on the mast. Anchor light is on top of mast.
Port & starboard spreader lights
Port & starboard flag halyards
Four boat hooks
Fold down boarding/swim ladder on transom
Teak handrails
Slotted aluminum toe rail
Fold down teak cockpit table w/drink holder

Additional Information

Upgrades & Improvements

Teak trim maintained annually
Engine winterized and maintained annually

Bottom stripped, faired, sealed, prepped and painted

New Drip-less shaft seal
Added Wash-down pump

New Rigid boom vang
Painted deck & Cockpit with Awlgrip

Replaced Cooling water pump

Rebuilt Diesel Injector pump
Replaced Seawater pump impeller

New 1000 watt inverter to provide 110-volt AC


“Summer Nite” offers a good blend of performance, comfort and easy handling. This is your chance to enhance relationships with a good multipurpose family boat.

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • ejirsa@larsenmarine.com
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: By Appt