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Golden Heart36' Union 36 Cutter 1981

$ 69,500

Golden Heart is a well loved and very capable, full keel, stoutly constructed double ender designed by Robert Perry. If one was to pick a boat that best represents the growth and quality of the Taiwan-U.S. boatbuilding industry in the 70s and 80s, theres probably no sailboat than the Union 36. According to naval architect Robert Perry, the basis of the Union 36 design was conceived in the early 1970s as the Hans Christian 34. The HC 34 and the Union 36 are well regarded as serious off shore sailboats with strong stable hulls. 

Golden Heart's classic teak interior is attractive and and accommodating with good headroom and decent storage. 

The main saloon features a large U-shaped dinette to port, plenty of storage behind and beneath the seats and a long settee to starboard. The settee pulls out to form a sea berth or additional seating for the dinette. Theres also a full-sized pilot berth above this settee. The U-shaped galley is located to port and contains a deep double sink, a three-burner CNG stove/oven, and a 12-cubic-foot icebox (which on Melelu was fitted with aftermarket refrigeration). Although the galley is snug and has limited counterspace, it is functional and contains numerous drawers, lockers, and other storage spaces.

Across from the galley is another sizable locker and a generously sized, stand-up navigation station. A large quarter berth occupies the starboard quarter.

The decks and cockpit are teak and there is a full dodger with good visibility for all weather sailing.

The previous owner upgraded the standing and running rigging, upgraded the winches to self tending and upgraded the sails and added a rigid boom vang and deleted the staysail boom and added staysail sheet tracks.

Golden Heart comes with an 8 ft Achilles dinghy with a 2hp Honda motor.


What's new? 

*Deck recualked and 400 bugs replaced, sanded and sealed.

*New wind, depth, and speed Raymarine gages.

*Standing rigging tuned

*New 800/1200 Watt inverter. Powers laptops, tv, phone chargers while on anchor. 

*Battery bank by Westmarine. Qty 3 batteries. 

*Zincs replaced and bottom cleaned regularly

*Engine is Perkins 4.108 with new water pump, fuel filters, prop shaft, and dripless stuffing box


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 69,500
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    36 Cutter

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Seattle, Washington, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 36 ft 8 in
  • Display Length: 36 ft
  • Beam: 11' 4"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 140 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 65 gals


Stove Oven Sink Cooler Cabin heating Manual water system Pressurised water system Hot water system Cockpit shower


Sail cover Sprayhood Tonneau cover Rode Fenders Boathook Swim Ladder Instrument Covers Cockpit Enclosure


Sail cover Sprayhood Tonneau cover Rode Fenders Boathook Swim Ladder Instrument Covers Cockpit Enclosure

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.