"Transcendence" Cascade 36 for sale $30,000

by Michael Mc Laughlin


Due to illness we have to sell 'Transcendence', a Cascade 36.

This is a very fine comfortable small cruiser setup for single-handed sailing.

Year: 1970.
Current Price: US$ 30,000. Offers invited. (07/16)
Located in Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands
Hull Material: Fiberglass. Back in the 1970’s a lot of fiberglass was used and in 'Transcendence' it’s fiberglass webbing that’s used. No chopped strand matt. Immensely strong.

The Cascade 36 is an exceptional small cruiser. 'Transcendence' has sailed from Portland to Mexico, through the Panama Canal, across the Atlantic and back to the Caribbean. One has even circumnavigated and another won the TransPac race in 2006. The build quality is really wonderful, so a safe and strong boat...

In particular the Cascade 36 is very sea kindly making passages comfortable.

'Transcendence' has been well cared for with modern electronics, and comes fully equipped with loads of spares and tools too.

Vat paid. RCD certificate. Fully Registered. MMSI 250000996. Call Sign EIBY3

Tankage:~ Fuel-100 Litre; Water-100 Litre; Holding tank-40 Litre;

Rugged Quality construction;
SeaKindly, seaworthy design;
Sloop with removable inner forestay for Solent cutter rig. Hank on Storm Jib;
Mainsail Slab reefing. Sails fully serviced by Quantum Sails in 2015;
Genoas, 110% and 135%;
Winches- 2 Jib sheet, 2 Spinnaker, Main Sheet, Halliard, 2 Reefing;
All lines lead back to cockpit;
Full Sprayhood and Bimini, Dodgers both sides.

Zodiac dinghy with Honda 5hp 4 stroke. Painted fluorescent pink to deter theft;
Heavy Stainless Steel chain to secure it.

Solar panels, 3 with controllers to charge batteries;
4 Trojan 105 Deep Cycle batteries. 2 Starter batteries;
Shore power cables and 220v to 110v heavy duty transformer;
Smart charger;
Raymarine 12” Chart Plotter/Radar;
This is interfaced with the Raymarine Tiller Pilot for self steering;
Nexus Tridata wind/depth/speed instruments;
Simrad A150 AIS Transponder;
Seame Radar Transponder.

HF Radio
ICOM IC-M700Pro SSB with Pactor Modem and handheld VHF;
Sony stereo radio with speakers which can be interfaced with iPhone/Pod;

Self Steering
Monitor Wind Vane. A superb piece of equipment, better than 2 extra crew. Makes offshore sailing a real pleasure. I use it almost all the time.

Delta, Bruce and Fortress with 200 feet of chain;
Manual windlass, won't breakdown and very easy to use.

Down Below
V Berth forward with watertank below;
Stowage under bed and 2 hanging lockers;
Hatch above bed;
Head on port side with Raritan toilet (new 2012);
Locker and drawers on Starboard side.

Berths Port & Starboard;
Stowage below and behind, shelving above;
Lovely cabin table which hinges up to bulkhead when not in use;

Full sized gas oven with 3 ringed hob, gimbaled;
Fridge (New 2013);
Sink with hot & cold water, foot pumped, and seawater tap;
Loads of food storage lockers.

Navigation area
Chart table, almost full size, with drawers for charts and navigational tools;
SSB, Pactor Modem, SeaMe, VHFs, Stereo, Chart Plotter;
Quarter Berth/Sea Berth on Starboard side;
Steps to Cockpit. These have wonderful drawers below each step and are removable to give great access to engine;
There is forced air heating from engine heat exchanger and also a great diesel cabin stove;
Hatch in saloon ceiling and opening windows;
Excellent handholds everywhere.

Full length cockpit seating with big lockers below;
Large locker at stern;
Bimini with full isinglass/zipable enclosure panels;
Dodger connected to bimini;
Scoop-style transom, for safety and ease of boarding;
Folding side boarding ladder;
Fenders and dock lines;
USCG gear;
Ground tackle.

'Transcendence' is too good a yacht to end up as another sad neglected abandoned dream at the back of a boatyard. She deserves someone to enjoy her. There are years of great cruising left in her!

More details at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z2KHyFyHh8wCoFpG2UJc0XbzP7nkbtXBgV8BVIMYKvQ/pub

Please contact:~
Michael Mc Laughlin
Email: transcendencekinsale@gmail.com
Phone: 00353 86 8331326

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Oct 06, 2017
by: Anonymous

Yes, Transcendence is sold.
She is in Nanny Cay in the BVI and lost her mast in the hurricane.
So the new owner will end up with a new rig too.
Hope you fond something as nice as her.

Oct 06, 2017
by: Anonymous

Hi. Can I take it that your lovely boat has sold?

Feb 24, 2017
Transcendence Sale Agreed
by: Michael

It looks like "Transcendence" is sold.
We had an interested yachtsman come out to the BVI a few weeks ago, sailed with us for 10 days (now that's what I call a Sea Trial!), and has put a substantial deposit on her.
Sale to close on May 1st.
If by any chance it falls through I'll post again.
Thanks for all the interest.


Feb 22, 2017
Transcendence Still Available?
by: Craig

Hi Michael - Your boat looks lovely - Have you sold her yet?

Jan 15, 2017
Reply to Michael B
by: Michael

Hi Michael:

We are flying out to "Transcendence" tomorrow.
So we will be in the BVI/USVI for a few weeks, showing the boat and cruising.
You can email me direct, if you wish transcendencekinsale@gmail.com

Thanks for your interest


Jan 14, 2017
by: Michael B

Hi Michael. Am very interested in your boat and would like to organise a viewing assuming it's still for sale. Thanks

Jan 14, 2017
by: Michael B

Am very interested in your boat and would like organise a viewing assuming it's still for sale. Thanks

Jan 10, 2017
Great boat
by: Pappy

I've crewed on Transcendence and she is indeed a lovely boat. Very seaworthy, comfortable and well set up.

Sep 18, 2016
Email me please
by: Michael Mc Laughlin

Hi James:

Please send your email and I'll get in touch.

Best regards


Sep 18, 2016
Contact the owner...
by: Dick

Michael Mc Laughlin
Email: transcendencekinsale@gmail.com
Phone: 00353 86 8331326

Sep 17, 2016
Nice sailer
by: James Moseley

I'm very interested

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