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1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop

1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop boat for sale

Center Cockpit Masthead Sloop
Model Length:
36 ft
Canadian $54,100
Victoria, BC
Boat Name:
Norman Conqueror
Hull Material:
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


Norman Conqueror

NEW PRICE! The original asking price for this boat was $79,800 and it’s been dropped to $54,100. That’s a drop of $25,700. The reason for this is because it needs a new engine, and that’s what the written estimate is for a new 30HP Beta engine to be installed, labour included. So, for $79,800 you can get this Canadian-built steel sailboat with a BRAND NEW engine.


This beautiful, fast, nimble, and tough sailboat will take you wherever you want to go. With a centre-cockpit layout, the design is outstanding and was beautifully crafted by Dehmel shipyard in Ontario, Canada. The sails can be managed from the safety of the cockpit. It has proven to be well suited for winter cruising. Heavy duty construction throughout, built as a unibody, 1″ keel base, 1/2″ keel sides, 1/4″ to water line and 3/16″ to gunnel makes for ultimate sea worthiness and more interior room and storage. Her weight of approx. 12.5 tons is comparable to fibreglass but much stronger. The hull is very efficient with virtually no wake up to 6 knots and she’s exceptionally thrifty on fuel. Sailing or motoring, NORMAN CONQUEROR excels.

In addition to being a first-class boat to sail or cruise, she’s very comfortable to be aboard. She’s insulated and fully lined with fine woodwork throughout. It is an exceptionally dry, warm, and quiet boat. Whether out for the weekend or living aboard she’s a pleasure: a Dickinson “Mediterranean” propane stove/oven, very efficient 12-volt fridge, hot- and cold-water pressure system. The Dickinson diesel space-heater can keep boat warm in sub-zero temperatures. The centre cockpit with its full canvas enclosure is located right above the engine room, which keeps the entire cockpit comfortably warm.

The feeling of solidity, smoothness, responsiveness when sailing, efficiency of design, and comfort are what define this boat.

After 50+ years of sailing, health issues compel the owner to turn her over to another Master. “She’s a unique gem. It breaks my heart to sell, but I wish the boat off for new adventures.”


42 ft
36 ft
Beam Measure:
12' 6"
5.25 ft
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of single berths:
Number of double berths:
Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
50 gal
Fuel Tank Material:
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
60 gal
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
10 gal
Holding Tank Material:


Engine #1

Fuel Type:
about 500


  • Boat name: Norman Conqueror
  • Builder: Dehmel Shipyard (Ontario)
  • Designer: Al Mason
  • Year: 1987 launched 1991
  • Flag of registry: Canada
  • Location: Victoria, BC, Canada


  • LOA: 42’
  • LOD: 36’
  • Beam: 12’ 6”
  • Maximum draft: 5.25’
  • Headroom: 6’ 3”
  • Dry weight: 25,000 lbs estimated
  • Ballast: 4,700 lbs


  • The reason for the $25,700 recent price drop on this vessel is because she did not pass her mechanical inspection. The written estimate for the cost of replacing this engine with a brand-new 2021 Beta 30HP, including labour, is $25,700. This means that whoever buys the boat may want to have the new engine installed. So, for the original asking price of $79,800, you will get the same boat with a NEW motor instead of one that is 34 years old.
  • If you’re mechanical, you might try fixing the problem yourself. If you choose to replace it, you could still sell the old one for parts.
  • The original engine, still in it, is very difficult to start. It can be started with ether, and once running appears to run smoothly with no smoke. However, since it is very difficult to start in the absence of ether, it failed the inspection. It is a 1987 30HP Yanmar with about 500-700 hours on it.
    • Easy access from front and starboard
    • Instrumentation: Full engine monitoring in cockpit panel
    • Exhaust: System from thru-hull to engine new (2018)
    • Cruising speed: 6 kts
    • Maximum speed: 9 kts

Hull, Propeller, Rudder

  • 2014 Hull sand-blasted, 5 coats marine epoxy, 3 layers anti-fouling
  • Keel: Long type
  • Hull & deck materials: Steel plate various thicknesses welded
  • Hull shape: Round bottom with hard chine
  • Electrolysis protection: Sacrificial anodes
  • Finish: Awl grip on walking portions (2018)
  • Bottom paint: Ablative (2020)
  • Propeller: 3-blade bronze R/H 17” D x 11” P (spare 3-blade bronze 18 x 13)
  • Rudder: Spade/keel hung, internally mounted
  • Steering: HD quadrant, heavy duty


  • Alternator: 60A
  • Solar panel: 125W
  • Inverter: 3000W Eliminator
  • Battery charger: Ray Jefferson 120V 10A
  • Battery monitor: Yes
  • Shore power cord: 30W Marinco
  • House batteries: 3 x series 24 lead acid
  • Starter battery: 1 x 24 series lead acid
  • Masthead light new (2020) but needs adjustment


  • Fresh water: Bladder 60 gal
  • Fuel: steel 50 gal
  • Fuel monitor: Sight tube
  • Holding: Bladder 7 gal
  • Hot water: Custom system heated from Dickinson diesel cabin heater with stainless steel and aluminum tanks


  • 2 single berths
  • Teak table
  • Dickinson heater
  • Teak & holly sole
  • Storage along tops of settees and under heater


  • Fridge: In-counter with compressor
  • Sink: Stainless steel deep circular, centreline located
  • Taps: Shur Flo pressure on-demand hot & cold; manual hand pump cold
  • Cooking: Gimballed propane 3-burner stove with oven (LPG solenoid and sensor needed)


  • Steering: Quadrant
  • Autohelm: Simrad 2019
  • Depth sounder: Brookes & Gatehouse
  • Sounder/GPS/Plotter: Standard Horizon CP1190i #1K170039
  • Compass: Magnetic
  • VHF: Handheld 25W Standard Horizon
  • Speed/Log: Hunter-Brookes Ltd
  • Spotlight: Handheld
  • Masthead light new (2020) but needs adjustment


  • Duck-through passage from galley to aft stateroom
  • Ample deep storage to port
  • Engine access to starboard

Master Aft Stateroom

  • Access through hatch to cockpit
  • Full-chart sized navigation table
  • Drawer and cabinet storage under nav table
  • VHF radio
  • Electrical control panel
  • Speed/Log/Depth sounder
  • Athwartships pullman berth
  • Double full-hanging lockers
  • 2 Portholes

Starboard Stateroom

  • Separate room with door
  • Full hanging locker
  • Battery compartments and storage under bunk
  • Access to electrical compartment
  • 2 Portholes


  • Manual Jabsco toilet
  • Electrical hot or cold water tap
  • Manual cold water tap
  • Direct discharge or to 7-gal black water bladder holding tank
  • Ceramic basin
  • Massive amounts of storage

Equipment / Extra

  • Last survey: July 30, 2020
  • Last haul-out: July 30, 2020
  • Heat: Dickenson diesel with custom hot water heater in combo with heater
  • Fresh water pump: Shur Flo pressure on demand
  • Horn: 12V
  • Stereo: Pioneer WMA-MP3
  • Speakers: 2 in salon
  • Horn
  • Sound system: Pioneer WMA-MP3
  • Speakers: 2 Mounted on salon fwd bulkhead

Aft and Outer Decks

  • Canvas: Full cockpit enclosure with stainless steel tubing
  • Deck hatches: 1 forward, 1 aft
  • Portholes & windows: 9
  • Forward cabin access: Bifold teak doors with steel hatch (also comes with weather boards)
  • Aft cabin access: Teak door with steel hatch
  • Lazarette: Deep storage in lazarette against transom
  • Railings: Steel stanchions solid tubing welded with coated lifelines
  • Dorades: 6 (!); 4 on the forward deck, 2 on aft
  • Ventilation: Solar panel in deck minis for fans


  • Mast: Aluminum deck-stepped
  • Forestays: 2 (can support 2 headsails)
  • Standing rigging: Stainless wire
  • Spreaders: Aluminum
  • Running rigging: Dacron lines in good condition
  • Winches: 2 Barlow 24 on trunk; 2 Barient 13; 1 Barient 18


  • Main: Maroon coloured with full battens and 3 reefs
  • Sail cover: Navy (2017)
  • Genoa: New (2020) white with navy coloured UV strip

Tender, Ground Tackle, Safety

  • Dinghy: OceanAir 9’ 6” aluminum RHIB
  • Outboard engine: 2014 Nissan 3.5hp 4-stroke
  • Dinghy storage: Stern davit system


  • Anchor: 20 kg Bruce Claw
  • Bow roller: Twins
  • Rode: Main 200’ all chain 5/16”; Stern 200’ rode ¼” chain
  • Secondary anchor: 2 x 10 kg Danforth


  • EPIRB: Rescume PLB1
  • Boarding ladder: Portable type
  • Bilge pump: Rule 900 (2020)
  • Flares: to CCG code and up to date
  • Throwable line: Yes
  • Life ring: Yes
  • Fire extinguishers: 2 (need service)
  • Other: Waterproof flashlight, bailer, CO2 horn, SS axe


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.

1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop

1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop
1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop
1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop
1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop
1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop
1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


1987 Dehmel 36 Steel Centre Cockpit Sloop

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC