1985 Frers Frers 36

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Chicago IL
Frers 36
Number of Engines:
Nominal Length:
36 ft
Length at Water Line:
29.5 ft
Length Overall:
36.25 ft
Hull Material:
10,900 lb


The F36 was designed by German Frers as a racer/cruiser with a strong emphasis on racing. This model, originally known as the F3, was introduced in 1982 by Hinterhoeller Yachts of Ontario, Canada. 
In 1985 the molds were bought by Barry Carroll who revised the deck mold and interior design, and added a taller mast. Production was moved to his facilities in Bristol, RI.
Although the primary design objective was to produce a racer/cruiser that could compete well under the International Offshore racing rule (IOR), the desgn has proven to be competitive under the various rating rules popular today. In addition, Frers was successful in designing a yacht that avoided the handling problems associated with earlier IOR designs. Thus, this yacht is considered a very comfortable cruiser and commands a premium in the market place.

Additional Information

The Boat
Double V-berth forward, head to port and hanging locker to starboard, saloon has
port and starboard settees with a folding table on centerline between (table not currently installed).
Navigation station to starboard and galley to port. Double quarter berth to starboard. Joiner-work is oiled teak
with oak battens concealing the fiberglass hull. Floorboards are teak and holly veneer plywood.
Tasco gimbaled two-burner propane stove with oven. Top loading ice box. Stainless steel two basin sink
with hot and cold pressure water and foot pump for fresh water and another foot pump to drain ice box.

HATCHES: 3 Lewmar Offshore aluminum framed deck hatches: forecabin, head, and main salon. Nicro solar
vent mounted on cabin top.
COCKPIT: T shaped cockpit with removable helmsman?s seat. Lazerette compartment under port seat and small
gear storage shelf plus propane locker under starboard seat. HULL CONSTRUCTION
HULL MATERIAL: Laminate of hand laid fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP) with balsa wood core.
COLOR: White gelcoat with grey painted non-skid on deck.
FRAMING: FRP webs and longitudinal stringers laminated directly to the hull. Marine plywood bulkheads are
bonded to the hull with fiberglass tabbing. Shroud chain plates are bolted to transverse webs.
DECKING & SUPERSTRUCTURE: Molded FRP with balsa wood core and painted non-skid surface.
KEEL TYPE: Fin keel made of cast lead with polyester resin coating.
RUDDER TYPE: Molded FRP with foam core and stainless steel rudder post ? replaced in 2002.
ENGINE: Westerbeke W21 with Hurst transmission and PYS PSS packless shaft seal. Engine rebuilt in 2014.
ENGINE COOLING: Fresh water cooled through a heat exchanger.
PROPELLER: Two blade Martec Mark III elliptical folding propeller. Propeller had been rebuilt about 5 years
ago and is still in good conditon. Shaft alignment appears good and cutlass bearing is in excellent condition.
WATER TANKS: 20 US gallon PVC bladder tank located under starboard settee.
DIESEL: Newer 20 US gallon aluminum tank located under port settee. Shutoff on top of tank. Nitril rubber
type fuel hoses: both supply and return hoses appear nearly new, vent hose is older but serviceable.
HOLDING TANK: Unknown capacity PVC bladder type tank located under v-berth. On deck pump out.
COOKING GAS: Propane. 1 x 10 lb. aluminum tank located in starboard lazarette. Storage compartment
properly vented by a drain hose that exits under the stern counter. Tank connected to a pressure valve with
pressure gauge and a solenoid shut-off and it was determined that the system does hold pressure.
MARINE SANITATION DEVICE: 1 Groco HE piston type manual marine toilet connected via a Y-valve to an
overboard discharge and the holding tank. Both the overboard discharge and feed water hoses have proper
seacocks (see below) and Maleron vented loops. The hoses appear to be in very good condition.
SEACOCKS: All through hulls have proper seacocks located as follows:
1 bronze seacock located in head vanity which controls sink drain and MSD water supply.
1 Maleron seacock in head vanity which controls waste discharge.
1 Maleron seacock under galley sink which controls galley sink drain.
1 Maleron seacock under galley sink which controls engine cooling water feed.
2 Maleron seacocks in bilge accessible through port lazerette which control cockpit drains.
All seacocks were checked to see if they open and close properly. All hoses are marine sanitation quality and
appear to be in very good condition. All hoses are connected to the seacocks with double stainless steel hose
clamps which appear sound and show no signs of corrosion.
PRESSURIZED WATER SYSTEM: 1 freshwater pump located in head vanity. Freshwater system uses
polyester reinforced PVC hoses. Both galley and head sinks have pull-out spray mixer faucets. System
appears to be in very good condition but was not tested.
DEWATERING SYSTEMS: 1 manual diaphragm type pump in salon, 1 manual diaphragm pump in the cockpit,
and 1 Rule 500 GPM automatic pump in bilge. Each pump has an dedicated discharge hose which exits
above the water line under the stern counter. The Rule pump has a Whale one way valve installed.
WHEEL STEERING SYSTEM: Edson pedestal with 48? stainless steel destroyer wheel. Cable system has been
lubricated and cables properly tensioned.
EMERGENCY STEERING: Stainless steel emergency tiller connects to fitting on top of rudder post in cockpit.
AUTOPILIOT: Raymarine AV-100.
PRIMARY ANCHOR: Fortress FX-16 aluminum fluke style anchor with 6 ft. of chain and 150 ft. of nylon rode.
DOCK LINES AND FENDERS; 4 large vinyl fenders, sufficient mooring lines, boat hook.
MAST: Kenyon keel stepped, twin spreaders aluminum mast and Kenyon aluminum boom. The mast and boom
have recently been painted with polyurethane paint and appear to be in good condition.
STANDING RIGGING: Navtec rod rigging replaced n 2015. Mast is set up to accept a baby-stay and twin
check-stays. Navtec System V hydraulic backstay adjuster. Tuff-Luff double track head foil.
RUNNING RIGGING: 4 low stretch polyester double-braid rope halyards and 1 polyester spinnaker pole topping
lift, 1 wire to rope removable baby-stay; and one pair of low stretch rope running check-stays, Hall
Quickvang ridged boom vang.
WINCHES: 2 Lewmar 48 three speed primaries, 2 Bareint 32 secondaries, 2 Lewmar 40 self tailing and 2 Barient
18 cabin top winches. 3 aluminum winch handles.
VANG: Hall QuickVang aluminum spring loaded vang.
SPINNAKER GEAR: Forespar carbon fiber spinnaker pole with polyurethane UV protection paint. Complete set
of high-tech sheets and guys for dip pole jibs.
DECK HARDWARE: Harken Big Boat traveler system with windward sheeting car, Harken adjustable Genoa car
system, Lewmar deck organizers for 8 control lines, 9 Lewmar D2 rope clutches, Tuff Luff headfoil, 3 winch
handles, 5 Winchard snatch blocks, and assorted other blocks.
2021 UK Xdrive Carbon powerhead 2+2 mainsail  (LIKE NEW)
UK Tape Drive Silver Powerhead Mainsail Fair
2018 UK 155 Carbon Xdrive; (GOOD CONDITION)
UK Tape Drive Gold #2 Genoa, 2011, in excellent condition  Doyle Dacron #3 Genoa modified in 2015, in new condition.;
Storm Jib, 7.5 oz Dacron with International Orange head in new condition.
UK 0.6 oz Airx 600 running spinnaker. White and Blue. 2014, in Very Good condition.

Doyle 0.5 oz all purpose spinnaker. Red, white, blue. Good condition.
Doyle 0.75 oz all purpose spinnaker. Red, white, blue. Good condition
Cockpit Dodger in fair condition, Mainsail Cover (Not inspected).
DC SYSTEM: Bass electrical panel with volt meter and adequate circuit barkers. Blue Sea secondary circuit
breaker panel. Both panels properly labeled and properly wired with crimp-on connectors.
Seavolt group 27 dual purpose deep cycle start battery; Seavolt group 31 deep cycle house battery. Both hold
charge. Batteries located under quarter berth and stored in individual polypropylene battery boxes and
anchored with web tie downs. Guest battery selector switch.
Guest 2610 10 Amp battery charger.
Battery Saver SE 6 Watt rigid solar panel.
110?volt 30 Amp shore power with Bass circuit breaker panel and reverse polarity warning.
Marinco 50 ft. shore power cable with miscellaneous adapters.
Ritchie 5 in. binnacle mounted compass.
Standard Horizon USA VHF
B&G Triton Instrument package with 4 displays mounted in a pod over the companionway hatch.
B&G Zues2-9 GPS with B&G WM3 AM Receiver and B&G Sonic Hub Entertainment Processor
KVH Sailcomp 103PC digital compass.
Weems and Plath electronic barometer.
Alpine CDM9283 CD/FM receiver with Pioneer speakers.
Assorted USGC approved type II and 3 type III PFDs.
Lifesling with attached water activated light.
West Marine throw rope..
CREW OVERBOARD GEAR: Crew overboard pole stored in molded in-stern tube.
SOUND SIGNALS: compressed air horn, bell.
Several sets of SOLAS red handheld flares, SOLAS red parachute signal rocket flares and SOLAS orange
smoke signals ? all past expiration date.
Orion 25 mm flare launcher with even 25 mm high performance flares ? expiration date of September 2011.
Sidelights, stern, and steaming light. Portable bi-color and white back-up lights.
Bow and stern pulpit and uncovered stainless upper and lower steel wire. Pulpit and stanchions securely
mounted and wire in excellent condition.
3 dry chemical fire extinguishers: one 10ABC 2.75 lb, one 10BC lb and one B-1 3A40 5 lb. Charged but not
inspection dated.
Launch spring of 2022 is paid for


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Engine Make: Westerbeke
Engine Model: W-21
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: Diesel


Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 7 kn


Length Overall: 36.25 ft
Nominal Length: 36 ft
Length at Water Line: 29.5 ft
Bridge Clearance: 57.25 ft
Beam Measure: 11.92 ft


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20|gallon
Holding Tanks: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 18|gallon
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 40|gallon


Dry Weight: 10,900 lb
Ballast Weight: 5,700 lb


Number of Heads: 1
Cabins Count: 2
Single Berths: 6