The Frigate 36, a long-keeled sloop, was designed by C&C (George Cuthbertson & George Cassian) and built in Canada by Belleville Marine Yards.
The Frigate 36 is a 36-foot cruiser that combines performance, comfort and style in one package.
The Frigate 36 is a modern and versatile sailboat that can adapt to various sailing scenarios. Whether you want to cruise along the coast, explore distant islands, or race with your friends, the Frigate 36 can do it all. It has a well-balanced hull that provides stability and speed, a powerful rig that gives you control and flexibility, and a spacious cockpit that lets you enjoy the breeze and the view.
The Frigate 36 is also designed to suit your personal preferences and needs. You can choose from different versions of the boat, such as an owner's version with a large aft cabin and a private head, or a charter version with three cabins and two heads. You can also customize the mast height, rig options, draft options, cockpit options and more to fit your sailing style and destination.
One of the best features of the Frigate 36 is its comfortable and practical accommodation. The boat has a bright and airy interior that makes you feel at home. The saloon has a large U-shaped settee with a folding table that can seat up to six people. The galley is well-equipped with a stove, oven, fridge, sink and ample storage space. The navigation station is located on the starboard side of the saloon, with a chart table, instruments and electrical panel.
The boat has two or three cabins depending on the version you choose. The owner's version has a spacious aft cabin with a double berth, hanging locker and private access to the aft head. The forward cabin has a V-berth, shelves and storage lockers. The charter version has two identical aft cabins with double berths and hanging lockers, and a smaller forward cabin with a V-berth. The boat has one or two heads with marine toilets, sinks and showers.
Hull and Deck
The Frigate 36 has a sleek and elegant hull that is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). The hull has a moderate freeboard that reduces windage and improves performance. The deck is also made of FRP with a non-skid surface for safety and comfort. The deck has a large foredeck with an anchor locker and an electric windlass. The cockpit is spacious and ergonomic, with twin wheels for easy steering, a folding cockpit table for dining or relaxing, and a transom platform for swimming or boarding.
The boat has several hatches and portholes that provide ventilation and natural light to the interior. The boat also has stainless steel handrails, stanchions, lifelines, cleats and fairleads for security and convenience.
Mast and Rigging
The Frigate 36 has a masthead sloop rig that is simple and efficient. The mast is deck-stepped or keel-stepped depending on your preference. The mast is made of aluminum or carbon fiber depending on your budget. The mast has swept-back spreaders or a B&R rig depending on your sailing conditions. The boom is also made of aluminum or carbon fiber depending on your choice.
The boat has in-mast or in-boom reefing depending on your convenience. The boat has a roller furling genoa and a fully battened mainsail as standard sails. You can also add optional sails such as a spinnaker, gennaker or code zero for more speed and fun.
The boat has stainless steel standing rigging and low-stretch running rigging for durability and performance. The boat has self-tailing winches, clutches, blocks and travelers for easy sail handling.
Keel and Rudder
The Frigate 36 has a fin keel with a bulb that provides stability and lift. The keel is made of cast iron or lead depending on your preference. The keel has different draft options depending on your sailing area. You can choose from deep draft (6 feet), shoal draft (5 feet) or lifting keel (3 to 6 feet) options.
The boat has a spade rudder that provides maneuverability and responsiveness. The rudder is made of FRP with a stainless steel stock.
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