36ft  Fin-Keel Sloop, Lying  Ardfern, Scotland

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36' Stone Boatyard Custom Cold-Moulded Fin-Keel Sloop built 1975 

Builder: Stone Boatyard, Alameda, California 

Designer: William Burns 

Approximate Dimensions

LOA 36'  
LWL 31'  
Beam 11.4'   
Draft 6.5'  
Bridge Clearance   48'   
Displacement 12,500 lb  


Cold-moulded construction with 4 layers of 3/16" Honduras mahogany, diagonally planked over longitudinal stringers. Metal deck-beam fabrication in way of mast partners. Fibreglass over mahogany plywood housetop with bright-finished house sides. Self-bailing cockpit with bridge deck and tiller steering to semi-balanced spade rudder. Approx. 6,700 outside lead ballast. "San Mateo Wheat"-coloured topsides with red boot top and blue bottom. 


Westerbeke 492 25-hp, 4-cyl., fresh-water-cooled diesel engine with Paragon reduction gear and Morse 2-lever engine controls. 
19" Martek propeller on 1" Aquamet 22 shaft, 
2 spare propellers. 

Approx. 5.5 kn. cruise, 6.5 kn. max. 


25 gals. fuel in stainless steel, 
30 gal. water in stainless steel, 
10-gal. bladder holding tank, 

Water Maker

 PUR35 water maker. 


12V system with batteries and Balmer 100-amp, 
3-stage regulator, 
circuit-breaker panel, 
110V shore-power hook-up, 
40-amp battery charger, 
Professional Mariner battery-condition indicator, 
ground strapping for SSB radio. 


Sleeps 5 in open layout with stowage right forward and double berth aft. Headroom: 6'1". 

There is a toilet/WC to starboard and hanging locker to port. The saloon is next, with settee berths each side with stowage under and outboard, and a drop-leaf table with sink on centreline. 

Aft to port is the galley, with Force 10 3-burner gimballed propane stove with oven, counter, and stowage. There's an icebox to starboard, followed by a forward-facing nav area and quarter berth. 

ROLLING STONE is fitted with a Volvo Arctic diesel-fired furnace system and is well ventilated with 2 hatches, 4 opening ports, and 4 ventilators (screens). Interior finish is mahogany and white paint. 

Sails & Rigging

Masthead sloop rig with detachable inner forestay, allowing the use of a staysail. Mast height is 48' from waterline. 

Stainless-steel standing rigging with Norseman fittings to bronze turnbuckles, wire-to-rope halyards, double-braid Dacron sheets, Harken #2 roller-furling (new 1994), jiffy reefing, aluminum black anodized keel-stepped mast, 2 spinnaker/whisker poles (15.5'), spinnaker gear, boom vang, 2 genoa tracks, perforated toerail, snatch blocks, Lewmar sheet and halyard winches. 

PHR rating 120. 
Northern California IOR rating 27.5. 

Sails include 1994 mainsail and 110% jib; 1988 mainsail and 110% staysail; 1980 storm jib and trysail; and 1975 mainsail, 110% jib, 130% jib, the 150% jibs, 1.5-oz. and .50-oz. spinnakers, and a blooper. 


Bruce 33 and Danforth 22 anchors with double bow roller, 
250' of 5/16" high-test chain and 5/8" anchor rode, 
Muir Chain Gypsy electric windlass, 
bilge blower, 
Halon fire extinguisher, 
Jabsco electric bilge pump, 
manual Whale bilge pump, 
fire extinguishers, 
emergency tiller, 
2 horseshoe rings, 
docking lines, 
6 fenders, 
mast deck light, 
man-overboard pole, 
stainless-steel ladder mounted on rail, 
2 sail covers, 
bow and stern rails with double lifelines, 
bimini top, 
clock and barometer, 
2 Danforth bulkhead-mounted compasses, 
Standard VHF radio, 
Furuno 24-mile radar, 
Autohelm 2000 autopilot, 
Furuno and Micrologic GPSs, 
Standard digital depth sounder, 
Monitor wind vane steering. 


Originally built as an IOR one-tonner, ROLLING STONE has belonged to her current owners since 1983, and they had her interior professional re-done and finished out in 1985-86. 

She was raced in the Hawaii Single-Handed Transpac Race in 1988 (13 days 5 hours), and since 1992 the owners have cruised her from San Francisco to Alaska, back to San Francisco and south to Panama, transiting the canal in '95/'96. Then they sailed to Maine and Nova Scotia in 1996, on to Newfoundland in 1997, back to New England in 1998 and 1999, and then across to Scotland in 2000. 

Extensive maintenance work was done by the yard in Scotland to include re-painting the of deck and major repair and refinishing of the house. We feel ROLLING STONE can be well recommended for one desiring a responsive, proven cruiser/racer capable of extended cruising and passage making. 

She is now due for repainting again and some re upholstering. 

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or 01206  305996 Fax: 01206  307846
     or email to: adrian@easternyachts.com

The particulars given above are believed to be correct but the Vendor does not make or give and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.