1982 Mao Ta 36 located in Florida for sale

36' Mao Ta 36

4' 6'

Description: For sale 1982 36' Mao Ta cutter. This double-ended boat is a rare find made from the mold used to produce the famous Hans Christian designed by Robert Perry.
The bottom was scraped before sailing from the Bahamas to Key Largo, and she sailed like a dream. The boat went in the yard for a bottom job (sanded and two coats of antifouling paint) and was put back in the water in January 2014. The Perkins 4.108 50hp motor was gone over and given a new starter and injectors. A list of the repairs are as follows: Racor cleaned, new filter and drain valve and fuel lines; new starter; new battery, rebuilt raw water pump and hoses; replaced transmission with a rebuild with one year warranty. The boat was ran around with the motor for two days with no problems. After sitting for a month I took the vessel out and the motor died several times. After getting to the dock, the motor would no longer start.
The entire cockpit and top rail are all wood. The exterior wood is in need of sanding and oil. The deck needs some paint. There are no soft spots on the deck or hull. As for the interior, there is great wood and cabinets and closets and drawers and other storage everywhere! It appears that a good cleaning and some oil would do the trick to bring her back.
This boat will make a spacious and functioning home home with a little bit of work, but would be better served in the hands of a serious sailor.
Ask any one that knows about the Hans Christian/Mao Ta 36' and they will tell you that these hulls are one of the most capable and respected offshore cruising vessels ever made. I was asking around 20k, but I do not have the time to work on this boat so I am reducing the price to 15,000 or best offer, as it sits. This is a sound boat, but needs love to be a pretty yacht again. Consider it a project. Consider that motor needs rebuilt. If you don't want a project please don't bother. Will consider a partial trade plus cash offer (I need a 20' or smaller runabout). To view the boat or ask questions, please email with the words "Mao Ta" in subject line.

Equipment: Above decks there are seven good wenches, mainsail, Profurl roller furling and sail on the forestay, a hank on staysail the inner forestay, and a fourth sail I think is a spinnaker (have yet to take it out of the bag.
The entire cockpit and top rail are all wood. The exterior wood is in need of sanding and oil. The deck needs some paint. The boat is rigged very heavy and appears to have an after market french made mast and boom.
As for systems, the boat has the following systems but I have yet to the test:
water pressure pump for the running water for kitchen sink, bathroom sink and shower (but it does run when turned on); refrigerated cold plate with an air cooled pump (it is either Danfoss or Alder Barber); propane stove/oven; hot water heater. A few of the interior lights work as does the solar panel and two batteries. I installed new stainless cable on the steering.

Location: Key Largo, Florida
(305) 587-370


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This Mao Ta 36 Added 06-Dec-2013

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