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Universal 36
$75,000 USD
36ft 0in

RESTLESS is a terrific opportunity to buy an older trawler style cruising boat that has been extensively upgraded and maintained. She is owned by experienced cruisers and has been cruised extensively over the last seven years. If you are interested in a getting a fully functioning family cruiser that is ready to go, come take a look at RESTLESS.

Name of vessel Restless
Model Universal 36
Year 1980
Price $75,000 USD
Location Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island
Length (feet) 36
Beam (feet) 12.75
Draft (feet) 3.85
Displacement (pounds) 26000
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Lehman 2716E
Engine horsepower 120
Engine hours 4982
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 2 x 200
Water tank capacity (gallons) 100
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 35

The Story of Restless

The current owners have done the following improvements since purchasing her in 2016. They are long time friends of this broker and I include this information so that any prospective buyer knows what RESTLESS is all about.

A) Replaced Espar diesel heater with a new Wallace GB 30 variable speed diesel heater (2023)
B) Added a Red Dot style engine driven heater (2018) Converted the refrigeration to an efficient 12v Isotherm compressor w/holding plate along with
a drawer storage system and 2-4” of added foam insulation. 5 amp draw, typically consumes 60amp hrs/24hr period in summer. (2018)
C) Installed 3 x 200 amp hr Lifeline AGM deep cycle batteries (2017). Bi-annual conditioning cycle since 2018. Last summer typical morning minimum voltage level 12.5v w/typical load. Back to full charge by mid-day.
D) Installed Xantrex Freedom 2000 Charger/Inverter (2018)
E) Installed 4 X 100 watt Renogy flexible solar panels w/ MPPT controller and remote control head (2017)
F) Sanitation system upgraded to 2 x 30 gallon poly holding tanks with short plumbing run to each head. Sea Land motor driven diaphragm pumps (no leaking or clogging) with remote switch at helm along with Scad Marine tank level interfaces for each tank.
G) Upgrade to dual switch-over Racor secondary fuel filters
H) Switch to Johnson salt water pump for engine cooling.
I) New fuel pump w/1 spare. (2019)
J) New Exhaust elbow 2023, oil and transmission cooler heat exchangers (2022), pressure test engine coolant heat exchangers (2022)
K) Injectors removed, tested and served @Seattle Injector (2019)
L) Extended fly bridge bimini to full length w/enclosure.
M) Replaced fly bridge’s fixed seaƟng with central storage box, an excellent gathering point for
social occasions.
N) Extensive Sunbrella cap rail, hand rail and window covers added
O) Replaced settee in main salon. (2023)

Prior to this RESTLESS underwent an extensive refit, here is that story from the current owners.

The boat suffered smoke and other damage (unspecified) in an Everett boat house fire about 19 years ago. (She was not the genesis of the fire which happened on a boat a couple of slips over) It then was the subject of an 8 year and $140,000 (reportedly) restoration.

I tracked down the previous owners through the Documentation center and found out about the fire and subsequent restoration. I decided to pursue the
purchase as I learned more about what went into the “make-over”. Fiberglass decks, stainless hand rails, Diamond Seaglass windows, new teak finished w/epoxy and LP clear top coats, all new tinned copper wiring through out, new Blue Seas power distribution panels, Awlgrip paint job exterior, and interior furnishings and wall covering replaced.

There is a pre-purchase survey from July 2016 aboard the vessel. A buyer may view the survey aboard, but copies will not be shared electronically.



When you come aboard RESTLESS you notice right away that she is not your typical tri-cabin trawler style yacht built in Asia. The decks are painted non-skid, the windows are aluminum framed and the teak handrails have been replaced with stainless steel. This boat has been optimized for cruising rather than spending the summer varnishing.

You can either get aboard via the swim step and up the transom steps or through the gate on the port side. The side decks and aft cockpit have plenty of room thanks to the 12 1/2 ft beam. There is an uncluttered deck above the aft cabin with steps that lead to the huge flybridge. The flybidge has a bimini covering the whole area and this is where all your cruising friends will want to hang out.There is a davit to bring an outboard up from the dinghy.

There is a large door of the port side of the main cabin and a smaller door next to the helm. So getting to the side decks for anchoring and docking is very easy. When you enter the port side cabin door you are in the main living are. The helm station is all the way forward on the starboard side. The galley takes up the area aft of that with a Seward three burner propane stove and oven, double galley sink and under counter refrigerator. The fridge has been re-worked to have two drawers and a very efficient compressor. There is plenty of counter and storage space.

To port is an L shaped settee with table that is long enough for someone to sleep on.

Going forward and down a couple of steps is the v berth and forward head with shower. An overhead hatch supplies light and fresh air. This is the smaller of two cabins, but is a true cabin with a door.

The owners sleeping cabin is aft and down a couple of stairs. There is a large berth to port and the whole of the port side is storage lockers and drawers. There is a companionway that leads to the aft cockpit. This provides light, ventilation and egress.The head is very generous with a separate shower. This is a cabin configured to spend the whole summer in.

The forward deck has the anchor platform, windlass and the last of the teak decking on the cabin top. There is good communication to the helm because of the door right next to the controls.

The flybridge is accessed from aft and has a second set of controls forward. The seating has been removed and the space can be configured with deck chairs for maximum flexibility. This is the place to hang out in almost any weather. The solar array is on the top of the bimini.

RESTLESS is a very generous and comfortable vessel that offers plenty of living space to spend a full summer aboard for a couple or family. If you are looking for a cruising boat that is fuel efficient and spacious and enjoy the flexibility of a tri-cabin trawler, come take a look at RESTLESS.



Lehman 2716E  120hp diesel 4982 hrs (owner reported)

Wagner Borg “velvet drive” model 10-17-0.2 transmission

Dual Racor 500 series fuel filters with switch over

1.75 in Stainless Propeller Shaft 4 blade 24 x 15  4 Blade Bronze Prop

Lewmar Bow Thruster


Anchoring Gear

16Kg Plow Style anchor

Maxwell 800 electric windlass

275 ft 3/8 in chain

25 lb Danforth style anchor in lazarette



Raymarine E80 Radar/Chartplotter


RITCHIE 4 in Compass

Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot



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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