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Dolce Vita
Catalina 36 Mk II
$95,500 USD
36ft 4in

2001 Catalina 36 MkII

Winner of Cruising World magazine’s prestigious “Boat of the Year” award, the Catalina 36 Mark II provides the best of both worlds – comfortable accommodations and great sailing characteristics. It is obvious that Gerry Douglas designed the follow up to Catalina Yachts’ successful 36 footer with these ideas in mind. With her roller furling headsail and control lines leading aft to maximize simplicity, Dolce Vita is easily sailed with a shorthanded crew. Her comfortable cockpit is fitted with a dodger and bimini, and is a fantastic space to relax whether on a long reach or stern tied in a small cove. Her wide swimstep is ideal for boarding dinghies and docks — and for swimming! Down below, Dolce Vita’s efficiently conceived two stateroom layout comfortably accommodates two couples for extended cruising, and her well-proportioned galley and large dinette are fantastic for entertaining guests. Equipped with Raymarine instruments, autopilot, Webasto diesel heat, and Maxwell anchor windlass, Dolce Vita is prepared to head out cruising now!

Name of vessel Dolce Vita
Model Catalina 36 Mk II
Year 2001
Designer Gerry Douglas
Price $95,500 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 36
Beam (feet) 11.92
Draft (feet) 5.83
Displacement (pounds)
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Universal M35 diesel
Engine horsepower 30
Engine hours 1164
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 25
Water tank capacity (gallons) 80
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 25

Interior accommodations

Below Dolce Vita is finished with teak cabinetry with fresh white laminated horizontal surfaces. She has teak and holly veneered floor boards atop the white gel coated hull pan. Her interior is well lit by reading lights and overhead lights and ample hatches to allow sunlight to flow through her open salon.

Interior Accomodations

Beginning forward, Dolce Vita’s 6’ 2” long V-berth comfortably accommodates two people. There is a series of three drawers at center under the bunk and lockers to port and starboard. On the starboard side and slightly aft is a deep hanging locker with a shelf and sliding mirrored cabinet above. Shelves run along the length of the hull above the bunk for easy-to-grab items. There are two reading lights in the space and an overhead hatch that provides ventilation.

The head is easily accessed from either the forward cabin or the main salon. The space has a molded in shower seat forward, outboard along the hull is a vanity with a molded in sink and cabinets above. Just aft is the electric flush toilet and large cabinet along the hull. The bright smooth surfaces are easy to maintain and are timeless with the light teak trim. This wet head has a shower sump in the sole and several curtains to keep the toilet and vanity dry when showering. A small overhead hatch and opening portlight allow airflow.

Next aft is the spacious main salon. To starboard is a convertible linear settee that can be either a sea berth, or dinette table with two seats. There is storage behind and cabinets above and outboard. The settee cushions are cream Ultraleather with years of life left. The batteries are concealed under each seat; engine forward and house aft. Adjacent is the main salon table and U-shaped settee that can easily accommodate a number of guests and also converts into an additional double berth. A holding tank is in the middle under the settee with storage and plumbing access throughout the space. At the forward end of the cabin is a bulkhead and the mast that is nestled into the center of the space. It almost goes unnoticed because of its tidy cover that matches the settee cushions. On the starboard side is an entertainment cabinet and three drawers below. More storage is available above and outboard of the settees in cabinets and open shelves. Overhead lights and reading lights are warm LEDs and light up the space in a targeted manner. Three overhead hatches and three opening portlights provide ventilation to the salon and galley area.

The outboard facing navigation station is next aft in the salon layout on the starboard side. An upholstered seat swings out from under the chart table but still allows space to move forward when entering the cabin. The AC/DC electrical panel is outboard with the Balmar Smartgauge, Webasto cabin thermostat, and VHF mounted on the same plane. On the aft bulkhead is a flat screen TV on a swing out mount to view from either seating area or even the galley.

The U-shaped galley is off to the port side at the base of the companionway. Forward and just off centerline is a double stainless sink with a single action faucet. To the left when facing forward is deep storage for pots and pans. The double burner Hillerange stove with oven is at the base of the U and the fridge is top loading just to the left with some unencumbered countertop all the way aft. Just below is a built in trash receptacle bin and a small slider allows access to the aft bunk. Above the stove and countertop, outboard, is storage for dishes with cabinets and a microwave oven above. Suspended above the forward edge of the countertop is a storage area for mugs with a peg board for customized sizes. The galley is bright and open to the main salon, perfect for entertaining and cooking underway.

The private aft cabin is a great space for guests on an extended voyage or couples that prefer the aft cabin for their own. This space is laid out for sleeping athwartships in a nearly king sized bunk. There are three drawers and a hanging locker at the forward end of the space with a shelf that runs above the berth the length of the cabin. Two reading lights are mounted above the berth. There is a single opening portlight and one overhead hatch for ventilation. The forward cowling in the bunk conceals the back end of the engine and shaft. Under the bunk is storage and the aft water tank.


Electronics and Navigation

  • Raytheon VHF (Ray45 at nav station)
  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter at helm
  • Raymarine helm pilot
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • (3) Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth displays at helm
  • (1) Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot display at helm
  • Raymarine radar on backstay mount

Electrical systems

  • Xantrex TruCharge 20 amp battery charger
  • Hubbell 30A shore power inlet
  • 12v cigarette style outlets
  • 110v electrical outlets
  • Catalina yachts AC/DC electrical panel
  • Balmar Smartgauge battery monitor
  • Balmar ARS 5 external regulator
  • Balmar Digital Duo Charger
  • 90 amp alternator
  • (2) Perko battery selector switches
  • (2) 4D AGM house batteries (2016)
  • Group 27 AGM engine start battery
  • (2) Diesel furnace thermostat

Mechanical and plumbing systems

  • Universal M35 diesel engine
  • ZF 10M transmission
  • Catalina Yachts engine panel with fuel/temp/voltage/RPM gauges
  • Plastic fuel tank 25 gallons total
  • engine raw water pump (2022)
  • Webasto hydronic diesel heater
  • Alder Barbour refrigeration
  • Hillerange 2-burner stove and oven
  • Stern mounted aluminum propane tank
  • Samsung microwave
  • Seaward 6-gal water heater
  • Parmax 2.9 gph water pump
  • Water manifold
  • (3) plastic water tanks (78 gallons total)
    • Fwd: 34 gallons
    • Center: 22 gallons
    • Stbd: 22 gallons
  • Water filter for galley
  • Transom shower
  • Shower sump pump
  • Jabsco electric flush toilet (2022)
  • Sanitation hoses (2019)
  • Jabsco pump guard
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • (2) electric bilge pumps
  • Jabsco macerator pump (2020)
  • ~25 gallon plastic holding tank

Hull and Deck

Dolce Vita’s hull is white gelcoat with fine blue cove stripe and boot stripe. Her most recent haulout was in May of 2023, where she was painted with two coats of Interlux Micron CSC bottom paint. Her hull was waxed and buffed, zincs and packing gland replaced. She has a bolted on, ballasted, fin keel with a spade rudder. There are two opening portlights in her hull and her wide side decks have gray molded in non-skid. At the bow is a generous anchor locker that holds her 300 feet of ground tackle (120 feet of chain and 180 feet of rode) and the electric anchor windlass. She has two stainless mooring cleats, stainless bow pulpit and enough room to stow the OceanAir RIB when passage making. The cabin house has stainless grab rails for safely moving around the deck. Dolce Vita has two sets of boarding gates in her lifelines, one all the way aft and the second is just forward, nearly reaching the beam. Her spacious cockpit is sheltered by a navy blue dodger and bimini with the adjoining panel. There are cushions for the long cockpit seats and a teak cockpit table for enjoying a sundowner around together after a day of sailing. The Edson steering pedestal houses the engine panel, magnetic compass, chartplotter, autopilot controls, instruments and two cup holders. Aft of the helm is a split pushpit and walkthrough seat that allows access to the swim step. There is a four rung swim ladder that flips up while underway. A Magma grill, outboard mount, and two seats are on either side of the stern stainless pushpit.

  • Stainless anchor roller
  • Delta style anchor
  • Spare FX-18 Fortress anchor with 10′ chain 170′ rode
  • Ground tackle: 120’ chain 180’ rode (2022)
  • Maxwell 12v anchor windlass
  • Kong anchor chain swivel
  • (3) deck water fills
  • (4) stainless deck cleats
  • Uncovered lifelines with boarding gates
  • Stainless grab rails
  • Lewmar deck hatches
  • Lewmar portlights
  • Stainless dodger and bimini frame
  • Navy blue dodger canvas
  • Navy blue bimini canvas
  • Navy blue mainsail cover
  • Navy blue binnacle cover
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Cupholders
  • Sheet bags
  • Cockpit cushions
  • (2) Stern perch seats
  • West Marine outboard mount
  • 4-step swim ladder
  • Edson steering pedestal
  • Radar support on backstay
  • Teak companionway boards

Sails and Rigging

  • Single spreader anodized aluminum mast
  • Stainless rigid boom vang
  • Running rigging (2019)
  • Traveler
  • (2) Lewmar 30 ST winches
  • (2) Lewmar 48 ST winches
  • (6) line clutches
  • Adjustable genoa car leads
  • Schafer genoa roller furling system
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Main sail halyard
  • (2) jib halyards
  • Topping lift
  • Reef line
  • Jib furling line
  • Backstay
  • Fully battened Dacron mainsail with two reefs and Dutchman flaking system
  • 110% furling Dacron genoa
  • Storm sail

Miscellaneous and safety

  • OceanAir aluminum hull RIB (OA270ACW)
  • Mercury 3.5 hp 4-stroke outboard
  • Lifesling in soft case on stern
  • Magma bbq grill
  • Stern mounted aluminum propane bottle
  • Caframo air dryer
  • 110v cabin heater
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • (2) ABC fire extinguishers
  • Kiddie CO detector

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