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1978 Islander Sloop

San Pedro, United States


Powered by a Perkins 4-108 diesel, this classicAlan Gurney design has a tabernacled mast, pedestal helm, Raymarine GPS/chart plotter, Benmar autopilot and a dodger with bimini.

The boat was purchased only a year ago by the current owners, but unfortunately ill health has forced a change in plans. All survey recommendations were addressed after purchase in 2021 and many items are new/replaced. A new prop was installed and fresh bottom paint applied in 2021.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Duchess
Make: Islander
Model: Sloop
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Islander Yachts
Designer: Alan Gurney
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36'1 ft
Waterline Length: 28'3 ft
Beam: 11'2 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 13,450 lb
Ballast: 5,450 lb
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1978
  • Engine Hours: 1344
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 32 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 54 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Manual
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Helen Kaz
Please contact listing broker Helen Kaz for more information and to arrange your personal showing 310-254-4081
The Shoreline Yacht Group


The Shoreline Yacht Group
Cabrillo Marina 210 Whaler's Walk, Suite 123
San Pedro, California, US, 90731


The v-berth forward is large with shelving around and a hanging locker. Adjacent to port is the enclosed head compartment, comprising a new electric head (never used), shower with wand, vanity with washbasin, teak cabinets faced with rattan and a teak grate.

Across from the head is a hanging locker  Moving aft, the portside settee doubles as a fold out berth and abuts the nav station. The dinette table folds into the bulkhead when not in use. Aft of the chart table/nav station there is a long quarter berth.

To starboard, a long straight settee leads to the galley, with full size AC refrigerator-freezer, portable stove and microwave. 

Lots of nicely kept teak cabinetry faced with rattan and a teak sole.

  • New Hisense AC refrigerator/freezer
  • DC refrigeration top loading
  • New microwave oven (unused)
  • New toaster
  • New electric kettle
  • Portable camp stove, no installed oven
  • New bilge pump switch
  • New battery charger
  • All batteries rewired
  • House batteries 2021
  • New starting battery
  • New shut off switch
  • Electric head (new,unused)
  • Engine panel in cockpit and breaker panel both were replaced approximately 5 years ago.
  • Note: water heater disconnected
  • Raymarine C120 radar/plotter/sounder
  • Benmar CS 21R autopilot
  • Icom M-59 VHF 
  • Standard Horizon speed/log/timer
Sail Gear
  • Dacron full batten mains'l
  • Roller furling jib with cover
  • Roller furling headstay
  • Roller traveler
  • Backstay adjuster
  • New mainsheet
  • New jib sheets
  • Lazy jacks
  • SS radar mast
  • Mast tabernacle system
  • 2 x Barinet 27 STC primary winches
  • 2 x B20C halyard winches
  • 1 x B18C main sheet winch
Additional Information
  • Fresh bottom paint and refurbished boot stripe in 2021
  • New prop 2021
  • 30 lb Bruce anchor, 20' chain + approx 250' rode
  • 2 speed manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
  • 15 lb Danforth stern anchor w/250' rode
  • Dodger with hand rails
  • Cockpit bimini
  • Sunbrella covers for dodger, pedestal, companionway, varnished rails
  • Swim ladder
  • Emergency tiller
  • Raw water pump rebuilt
  • New bilge pump
  • Solar vent
  • 6" compass
  • Clock and barometer
Excluded from the Sale

The owner's tool box is excluded from the sale


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.

Additional Contact Information

For more information and an appointment to view contact listing broker Helen Kaz: 310-254-4081

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