La Paz Yachts

36′ Catalina MKII


Located in: La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 2000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 4061210

For Sale, Catalina 36, 2000 Vintage. A proven coastal cruiser that offers good performance as well as the amenities of the MKII interior design that is spacious and comfortable to sail anywhere. With over 3000 built, the Catalina 36 has been one of the most popular boats ever built. Fantastic all round package in a compact, robust, and popular cruising design.

10 to $20K less expensive than stateside equals with much less equipment. She is in very good condition and is currently cruising the Sea of Cortez out of La Paz, but is available for viewing within a couple of days notice. Owner will pay 1 way ticket from Tijuana to serious buyer willing to put earnest money! Vessel can be trucked from San Carlos, MX to Ensenada where it is a nice sail to San Diego. Owner has mooring ball there. She is ready to continue on with her new owner!

Located right here in the best place to begin your cruise. La Paz, Mexico, the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and home to lots of exotic sea life, dozens of beautiful anchorages, many with white sand beaches and all with crystal clear warm Sea of Cortez water. You want to see if you anchor is well set, all you have to do is look down. Let our experts show you how easy it is to own a yacht in Mexico and begin your cruising dreams today!

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948






La Paz

Full Specs

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed5.21kn
Max Speed6.43kn


Length Overall36.33ft
Max Draft5.83ft
Cabin Headroom6.33ft
Length at Waterline30.25ft


Dry Weight13,500Lb


Fresh Water Tank84 Gal ()
Fuel Tank25 Gal ()
Holding Tank15 Gal ()


Double Berths3
Engine MakeUniversal
Engine ModelM35BC
Engine Year2000
Total Power35hp
Engine Hours3606
Engine TypeInboard
Drive TypeDirect Drive
Fuel TypeDiesel
Propeller Type2 Blade
Propeller MaterialBronze


Manufacturer Provided Description

Because the Catalina 36 is easily handled by a couple, has a big comfortable cockpit, a spacious interior with two private cabins and the integrity to pursue cruising dreams, many experienced sailors consider the Catalina 36 the perfect boat for their sailing lifestyle. The Catalina 36 MkII has all the important characteristics that made the original the most popular 36-foot sailboat in the world. The Mark II Catalina 36 is built in the same seakindly moderate displacement hull. It tracks surely and performs well in a variety of conditions. The deck is the classic trunk cabin configuration – proven, comfortable and functional. The main cabin and galley have received special attention to design and detail. The galley is a functional ‘U’ shape, with composite countertops, the sinks are near centerline for proper drainage underway. A large refrigerated ice box is aft and a dry food locker is forward. A gimballed, stainless steel LPG stove with oven is standard equipment. The main cabin can be arranged with a dinette or traditional table. The two seats and game table to starboard can be made into a settee or berth with the cushions provided. The entertainment center cabinet can be fitted with a stereo and concealed TV. The main cabin and all interior teak has the warmth and durability only obtained with multiple coats of varnish. The 36 has stainless steel hand rails and anodized spars, reducing maintenance on deck and extending the sailing season. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems have been re-engineered to increase dependability and accessibility. Engine access, for example, is excellent, with the one-piece, insulated enclosure removed. The hull is rugged, hand-laminated, solid fiberglass; the keel is lead with integrally cast stainless steel bolts. The mast is stepped through the deck on the keel and has inline spreaders and fore and aft lower shrouds, a sturdy arrangement that is easy to tune.


  • Depthsounder: Raytheon forward sonar/fish finder
  • Radar: B&G, 16 Miles + Alarm
  • Wind Speed and Direction: B&G Multi Function Display
  • TV Set: TCL Flat Screen In The Salon 32”
  • Plotter: B&G TC 12” touchscreen
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP44
  • Compass: Ritchie
  • GPS: Plotter and Ais Transmit/Receive integrated
  • VHF: Standard Horizon GX2000 +plus outdoor station Handheld ICOM BC162

Electrical power

  • Service battery bank: (New Feb. 2023) 4 X 6V batteries for 800 Amp. hours
  • Engine start battery: 1 X 12V Start battery
  • Battery selector switch  3 position
  • Battery monitor
  • Battery charger: Stat Power, 12V/20 Amp 3 bank charger
  • Smart system regulator on engine alternator
  • Solar panels: 2 X 255 Watt for a total of 510 Watts.  Enough amps to run Adler Barbor fridge/freezer 24hrs, watermaker (4 hrs/day), 36 inch TV nightly movies, two computers etc for days at anchor without engine charge 32”
  • Dock side cable: 110V/30 Amps.
  • Inverter: Xantrex 1800 Watts

Inside Equipment

  • Electric Bilge Pump: Jabsco Submersible 1950 GPH With Float Switch
  • Oven: Propane, 2 Burner Gimbled Stove With Oven
  • Manual Bilge Pump: Whale Gusher In The Cockpit
  • Microwave Oven: Rival
  • Marine Head: Jabsco Manual Pump
  • Hot Water: 6 Gallon AC and Engine Exchanger
  • Refrigerator: Adler Barbor 12 VDC With Small Freezer Integrated
  • Sea Water Pump: In Galley


Pur Powersurvivor 40E mounted in cabinet. 1.5 gallon per hour on 4 amps. Rebuilt by Bill Lee Watermakers in La Paz 2022.

Ground Tackle

  • Main anchor: Manson 15 kg, with 250′ of 5/16″ galvanized chain – 200’ Rode attached
  • 2nd anchor: Bruce
  • Stern anchor: Fortress FX16
  • Windlass: Electric “Maxwell” vertical shaft with open anchor locker drop and ¾ double bridle to protect anchor roller

Deck Gear

  • Dodger, Bimini, Sail cover, winch covers, helm cover green canvass all 5 years old and in like new condition. Removed May through November
  • Mainsheet traveler: Harken
  • Boom Vang: Rigid, spring loaded
  • Roller furling: Schaeffer
  • Backstay adjuster: Manual
  • Winches: 2 X Lewmar 48, self-tailing, 2 speed
    2 X Lewmar 30, self-tailing, 2 speed
  • Aluminum mast, keel stepped
  • Rigging: Stainless Steel 1X19 wire, split backstay, insulated antenna, wire replaced in 2008, reported in fair condition by Will Imanse, a master rigger certified
  • Windlass: Maxwell, vertical shaft, rebuilt 2020
  • Outboard motor davit: stainless-steel single manual davit.
  • Outboard mount: Edson plastic with stainless-steel.
  • Double stainless-steel lifelines with a gate on each side.
  • Custom made teak cockpit table.
  • Stern pushpit replaced with double stainless tubing also supporting very strong solar panel bridge ready for davits if desired
  • Boarding/Swimming ladder: mounted on the transom, with system for 1 person in water MOB release

Safety Equipment

  • PFD’s: 5
  • Life-Sling
  • EPIRB: ACR Global Fix and Single side band and Ham radio, AIS Transmit and Receive


  • The main is original and in good condition. It is fully battened with a dutchman furling system where sail falls fully contained on the boom. Makes it very easy for a single-handed main sail drop.
  • 125% Genoa is 5 years old and is like new!
  • Custom fit Gennaker is Brand new and used only a few times Lastly, the original 100% jib is aboard. All sails are rigged and ready to go
  • The sail lines are all fit with clutches to be run from the cockpit even by one person.
  • There is a single line reefing system installed on the main.
  • To the genoa sail owners added a new and larger Sunbrella cover for full coverage of the Dacron when furling quickly. They also added new UV thread for durability.
  • There is a 4 year old spring loaded VANG on the boom. And Spinnaker w/mast track mount


  • The B&G Zeus T-12 touchscreen with AIS transmit and receive, 16 mile radar with screen overlay…. and active forward sonar overlays with onboard Vesper Wi Fi are a blast….especially with the added Go Free wireless system logged onto your ipad or phone in your bunk! Autopilot control from phone. All systems can be monitored while inside protected from the weather if desired.
  • Shore Transport and MISC

Shore Transport and Misc.

  • 2018 Highfield aluminum lite RIB just added It was in storage with around 10 hours in the water by Feb 20th purchase date.
  • 5 HP 8 year old Nissan outboard in good working condition.
  • Kayak in fine condition with stainless steel rail mounts on starboard forward stanchions
  • All equipment, tools, fishing equipment, kitchen outfit and cruising guides go with boat

Q & As:

We have had the following questions from people interested in the boat, with the owners providing the following answers. Thinking that others may have similar questions, below are answers from the current owners:

  • For what period did the two owners own the boat? Current owners have owned and operated since November of 2019. Sailing Sea of Cortez 6 months each year.
  • When last hauled? Condition of the hull and bottom paint? It was last hauled, surveyed and bottom painted just as new owners purchased the boat in 2019….so just over 3 years ago. In serviceable condition
  • Any current or past blisters? Current owner dives the boat regularly and reports no blisters and generally good condition….no Catalina smile…but bottom paint is due soon.
  • Any collision or grounding damage that would be revealed in a survey? Absolutely not!
  • Last survey date? Nov 2019, reviewed Feb 2020
  • Are solar panels permanent or must they be removed to sail Permanently attached to a beautifully welded frame pushpit replacing the wire lifelines about the stern quarter. 540 Watts and solid mount is impressive
  • Age of 6-volt batteries? Currently 4-6 volt golf cart batteries replaced Feb 12th 2023. Brand New!
  • Was there ever a dining table in the main cabin? This Catalina 36 has the side table for two and a full size salon table that folds against the salon bulkhead when not used. It is set up in minutes, and is regularly up and down for current owners.
  • When was the engine last serviced? General condition excellent, w/3700 hrs. The cooling system just overhauled as routine. Oil changed at 100 hour intervals and/or new season. Valves just adjusted and are quiet. Bolts and Terminals cleaned and tightened. New alternator belt and wiring checked. A new fuel pump just added. Engine hours reported as 3700 and in great shape…instant start and cool running. These engines are good for 8 to 10 thousand hours when maintained.

Wiley is in great shape, outfitted very well for cruising off grid cruising. It is ready to go sailing, fully equipped with all equipment working!



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.
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