Heron is a Robinhood 36 commissioned by and built for her current and only owner in 2001. Aside from her classic lines and the beautiful craftsmanship on both her interior and exterior, Heron was built with both offshore and coastal cruising sailing adventures in mind. She features many attributes that make her easy and safe to sail. From her in-mast main sail, to the furling genoa and self-tacking jib, to her long 5' deep keel, dual anchors, to her electronics and her interior amenities Heron makes a comfortable and safe blue water cruising sailboat.
The Robinhood 36 combines the best of traditional design with the best of modern construction and layout. Classic in the sense of full keel design and great seakeeping ability. Modern in its spars, systems and accommodations, the Robinhood line incorporates all of these features in a fine cruising yacht. The Robinhood 36 is a cutter-rigged, bluewater cruiser.
This is a classic blue water capable cruising sailboat that is well worth the time and effort to evaluate her for purchase.
Please call Richard Nolan for additional information or to make an appointment to view the yacht.
The Robinhood features highly detailed interior joinery executed in the finest Maine tradition. Heron is no exception. Her original, highly experienced owner had her built in 2001 with a customized interior suited to his cruising plans.
The interior features a foward cabin with a double Pullman berth to port with drawer ;and open storage below, shelves port and starboard and double cabinets forward. A large double seat with a chair like back adds to the comfort and custom feel of the forward cabin. Additional storage is provided by the drawers and cabinet storage to starboard.
Just aft of the forward cabin to port is a finely finished large head with shower. Seating in the head is provided both at the shower and with a fold down wooden seat above the manual toilet. The head is functional and attractive, well ventilated and feature storage below in the sink vanity and behind the head in a large cabinet featuring two shelves.
Across from the head to starboard is a large beautifully finished double doored cabinet with a hanging locker to one side and four shelves large deep shelves on the other side. Just aft of this beautiful large cabinet is a large settee to starboard with beautiful cabinetry and shelving above. The back rest of the settees are hinged to open to expand the sleeping berth area of both settees. To port is an L shaped settee and a dining room table expandable to both settees with a folding leaf. The dining table folds up to the bulkhead cabin wall opening up the salon area for easy movement throughout the cabin.
Directly across from the galley to starboard is a large chart table with an opening top for chart storage. There are many shelves, cabinets and drawers for storage of all sorts of gear, equipment, parts and tools. The stereo, VHF radio, electric panels, Xantrax battery monitor, Hurricane heater control are all located at the chart table area for convient access. Above is a swingarm with the Raymarine Chartplotter for viewing either inside the boat or out in the cockpit.
Heron features an excellent u-shaped sea going galley positioned just below the companionway to port providing easy and convenient meal service to both the dining table in the salon or the cockpit above.
Yanmar 36 horsepower, fresh water cooled 3 cylinder diesel engine
Engine hours: 1874 hours
Simpson Lawrence electric windlass
Bohndell sails - Main, 110 Genoa, 90 Jib (self-tacking), Yankee, Cruising chute
IJPE : 622.00 sq ft
I : 42.00 ft
J : 15.50 ft
P : 37.00 ft
E : 16.00 ft
Selden in-mast furling
Selden Furlex roller furling
Harken 44 two speed primary winches
Harken secondary winches
Standard Horizon VHF
Raymarine ST6001 autopilot
Raymarine PL70C chartplotter
Other features and Equipment
The Robinhood 36 is a cutter-rigged, bluewater cruiser. The deck is cored for lightweight strength and the toe-rails, rub-rails, bowsprit and coamings are fashioned from solid teak for a timeless look. The 36's full keel underbody features a cutaway forefoot for easy maneuvering and a keel-attached rudder for ultimate strength. Moderate draft, the sure-footed tracking of a long keel, and all-weather seakindliness are additional aspects of the "go anywhere" hull form. Harken hardware is used for all running rigging and controls while Robinhood's own Spartan brand bronze hardware is used for deck cleats, chocks, stanchion bases and port lights. The four Harken self-tailing winches are bronze to mirror the classic aesthetics, but deliver modern efficiency through the use of more bearings. The moderate aspect ratio cutter rig is by nature easily handled. Combine this rig with Harken Jib Reefing and Furling, ball bearing blocks, and a recirculating ball bearing traveller and the result is a 36-footer that two can sail effortlessly for long distances. Her highly detailed interior joinery is executed in the finest Maine tradition. Robinhood Marine has built custom and semi-custom yachts for over 30 years. The boat-building division is a part of the yacht service yard and waterfront marina facility which enables the full outfitting, equipping, and sea trials for each Robinhood 36 to be completed by the builder.