Jeanneau Sun Dance 36 for sale

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Listed price £33,950 GBP

Jeanneau Sun Dance 36
General information
Jeanneau Sun Dance 36
Used sail boat for sale
$47,419 USD | Listed price £33,950 GBP
Length overall
Length waterline
Length on deck
5.55 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Plymouth, United Kingdom

About this Jeanneau Sun Dance 36


Jeanneau Sun Dance 36 - 1990  - £33,950    NEW LISTING.

Jeanneau originally marketed this model as the Sun Dance 36, this design was subsequently re-designated as the Sun Odyssey 36 by Jeanneau in line with their other, more family cruising orientated models just two years after its introduction to the market. With overall concepts by J&J Design and utilising hull design and sail plans by Daniel Andrieu, the Sun Dance 36 was an immediate hit, offering as it does, a huge amount of accommodation for her size, while featuring performance features such as the semi-elliptical keel and reliable skeg-supported rudder.

Boasting three separate sleeping cabins, two heads and a spacious, comfortable saloon, this is a fantastic family cruiser. The wide and comfortable cockpit is laid out so as to be clear of lines, a real  bonus with younger children on board or for straightforward for uncluttered convenience in the cockpit.

This yacht has been lying ashore for over 18 months throughout the Covid-19 period, the owner works in the health care sector with very little opportunity to visit the yacht during that time, or realistically in the near future, so now leading to a decision to sell.

The owner is willing to consider realistic offers based on the asking price of £33,950


Three sleeping cabins, independent of the main saloon, provide berths for six people, while a large oval sitting area, to starboard, within the main saloon is designed to be converted to provide a fourth double berth, with the table being adjustable for height on its pedestal (the in-filling cushions are currently stowed under the forward cabin's berth). The original, larger oval table has been replaced with a smaller rectangular one of solid Oak, offering more convenient access around the table, but the Jeanneau-supplied table is stored with the vendor and will be returned to the vessel upon sale completion.

A linear galley runs along the forward two-thirds of the port side of the main saloon, ahead of a forward-facing and independent chart table.

The galley features a large, top-opening, refrigerated cool box, gimballing cooker, two stainless steel sinks and relatively large storage lockers above and below the work surfaces and one of the opening hull ports immediately outboard of the cooker, thereby ensuring anyone working in the galley is not entirely divorced from a view of the  anchorage and some degree of ventilation for cooking vapours.

Good light values and plenty of ventilation are assured by hull ports being fitted within each cabin; three overhead hatches running along the centre-line above the main saloon and relatively large, opening portlights to each of the heads compartments.

The latter are located aft, to either side of the companionway, but with that to starboard only accessible from that side's aft cabin ('en-suite'), while the heads to port features an access door for general [day] use as well as the private en-suite link to the aft cabin on that side too. Both compartments feature a hot & cold water shower.

The engine is located approximately amidships, beneath the aft end of the saloon seating, therefor the aft cabins have not been compromised for the sake of access to the engine and are a mirror image of each other in terms of size.

Although original manufacturer (OEM) provision for a AC electrical system was originally made, with tallied switches fitted in the chart table area, the current owners use a simple shore support cable with UK spec. three-pin outlet for a basic portable battery charger to maintain the batteries while moored in marinas. However, there is an immersion heater fitted within the domestic, hot-water tank.

Mechanical and Electrical systems

A Yanmar 3GM30F diesel (rated at approx. 27 HP) is fitted above the aft end of the keel, within an acoustically insulated cover. that forms part of the oval seating arrangement within the main saloon. 

The engine drives a two-bladed, folding propeller through a conventional stainless steel shaft. A lip seal 'dripless gland' by Volvo Penta is fitted to the inboard end of the sterntube.

All-round access to the engine is a notable feature of the design arrangements and will be considered to be a blessing by anyone with experience of even the most minor inspection and/or maintenance of engines fitted to many current designs.

An engine hour meter, located at the chart table recorded 1100.2 hours of running time at time of writing (the accuracy of such reading cannot been verified}.


Three lead acid batteries are located within a dedicated compartment beneath the starboard aft berth and switched and isolated by means of four double pole switches located beneath the companionway steps.

The batteries form two banks, The Services bank comprises 1 x 110 A/hr and 1 x 80 A/hr batteries, while the engine cranking battery is rated as having 75 A/hr capacity.

Battery charging is by a 50 Amp, engine-driven alternator, with a 220-240v AC battery charger that may be connected to a marina's shore support system. 

The majority of internal light fitting have been fitted with LED lamps, external 'navigation' remain fitted with filament bulbs.


Fuel: Diesel is carried within a stainless steel tank, located beneath the forward end of the main saloon seating. Maximum capacity is marked as being 150 litres.

Water: Two freshwater tanks are fitted, both located beneath the aft cabins' berths. Possibly what is one of the the original tanks is made of stainless steel and located beneath the starboard aft cabin's berth, while a polyethylene tank is fitted beneath the port aft cabin's berth. Originally the total freshwater capacity was declared as being 370 litres. 

Sails and Spars

Rigged as a masthead sloop on aluminium spars by Francespars and fitted with a headsail roller reefing system by Profurl. The mast is stiffened and supported by double, raked spreaders. The standing rigging is reported to have been replaced in 2014 by W B Trout of Topsham, Devon.

The sail wardrobe includes:

  • Roller reefing genoa by Chris Scanes of Exmouth; supplied 2011. The sail's sacrificial U/V protection strip is currently being replaced.
  • A second roller-reefing genoa, also by Scanes Sails and supplied in 2007 is also included in the vessel's inventory.
  • Mainsail by Chris Scanes, reported by the previous owner to have been supplied in 2002.
  • Cruising chute, complete with snuffer by Arun Sails.

Navigation Instrumentation and Displays.

Located within the chart table area:

  • JRC 1500 radar with LCD display.
  • Clipper Navtex
  • Garmin 128 GPS.
  • Navman 5505chart plotter with colour screen.
  • Garmin 100 Fishfinder.

Located in the cockpit:

  • Raymarine ST 60 speedlog,
  • Raymarine ST 60 echosounder.
  • Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot.
  • Autohelm ST50 wind instrument. 
  • Clipper GPS repeater.

Deck Equipment

  • 45lbs genuine CQR anchor and approx. 50 metres of all-chain anchor cable.
  • Self-stowing anchor roller.
  • Horizontally-mounted, 12V DC electric windlass fitted beneath decks (within the chain locker), with a remote push-button control connected by cable that may be controlled from on-deck via the forward hatch.
  • 6 off large mooring cleats - including midships .
  • Stainless steel stanchions and double stainless steel guard wires (note: the top porthand guard wire has a broken strand).
  • Harken/Barbarossa 32.2 self-tailing winches mounted on the mast.
  • Harken/Barbarossa 44.2 self-tailing primary winches located alongside the companionway, toward the aft end of the coachroof. These, in conjunction with 2 pairs of Lewmar clutches, handle the headsail sheets, mainsail sheet, kicker/vang, topping lift and headsail furling line, leaving the cockpit relatively uncluttered.
  • Towable cars by Lewmar on the coachroof-mounted tracks. The towing lines are currently removed (the cars incorporate stoppers to be able to adjust their positions too).
  • Simulated teak sheathing to the cockpit seats (original teak sheathing to cockpit sole retained and ideally would be replaced in the near-term).
  • Leafed cockpit table.
  • Acrylic sprayhood, on stainless steel frame, with window panels recently replaced.
  • Cold water shower at transom step.
  • Stainless steel fold down swimming ladder.
  • Minimum of 6 inflatable fenders.
  • Minimum of 4 mooring ropes.
  • Extendable boat hook.
  • 2 off Calor canisters.
  • Pair of cockpit speakers.

Safety Equipment

  • Shipmate non-DSC/GMDSS VHF radio.
  • 2 Kg dry powder fire extinguisher located in port cockpit locker.
  • 6 person liferaft in valise, stowed below, marked as being due its next inspection and service in April 2015.
  • Electric bilge pump.
  • Manual bilge pump operable from within the cockpit.
  • 'French style' small cylindrical radar reflector attached to the standing rigging. 

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Contact Information

Contact us at the Barbican Yacht Agency on 01752 228855 in the first instance, this yacht is located ashore in a boatyard away from our office, so prior arrangement needs to be made for a viewing.

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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1 x Yanmar 3GM30F
Fuel capacity
40 gallons (U.S.)
Number of berths

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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Barbican Yacht Agency

Sutton Harbour Marina
United Kingdom
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