The Aphrodite 36 is an excellent alternative to the Najad 360 and Hallberg Rassy 352 or 36, offering great accommodation, superb build quality and excellent all round performance. Below decks, the spacious interior has superior headroom to most rivals, whilst the cockpit is very secure and sheltered for a centre cockpit yacht of this size. Nina Lucia is a well cared for example with a professionally reconditioned engine installed in 2016, originally constructed to Lloyds specification for the 1988 London Boat Show.
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The high quality hand finished mahogany interior is in excellent condition and offers 6/7 berths in three cabins with good standing headroom (max 6'4").
FORWARD CABIN: Twin V berths with an infill to create a double berth, shelves and beneath berth stowage with a hatch to foredeck and two portlights. Aft is a door leading to the saloon with hanging lockers and storage areas to either side.
SALOON: Laid out with a U-shaped settee to port and straight settee opposite, offering decent berths either side of a central table with folding leaves and bottle storage. Stowage is provided by numerous eye level lockers and shelves whilst further space can be utilised behind and beneath the seats.
GALLEY: Located aft to port is an ergonomically designed L-shaped galley offering good stowage with useful features such as a pull out cutting board. Equipment consists of a Mobilife stainless steel gimballed 2-burner gas cooker with grill and oven, double sink with hot and cold water supply and fridge with small freezer section. Nina Lucia has an extended galley design providing significantly larger work surfaces and additional storage along the aft cabin passageway.
HEADS: Separate compartment aft to starboard with a marine toilet (to 65 litre holding tank), wash basin with combined shower head tap and excellent stowage.
AFT CABIN: The owners aft cabin features a small offset double berth to starboard with seating or a small settee berth to port, there is also an infill to combine these and create a very generous full cabin width berth. Stowage is provided by a hanging locker forward, shelves, lockers and beneath berth stowage with a hatch to the aft deck and portlights providing light and ventilation.
GENERAL EQUIPMENT: A pressurised water system provides hot and cold water throughout via a calorifier with immersion coil. Eberspacher D3LC diesel fired warm air heating system (may require servicing). Pale blue velour upholstery with complimenting curtains and teak and holly soleboards throughout.
Located abaft the companionway, Volvo Penta MD2003T 43hp 3-cylinder turbo diesel engine (professionally reconditioned with exchange long block 2016). Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Stainless steel fuel tank. Shaft drive to fixed pitch 3-bladed propeller.
The engine was replaced with a new professionally refurbished long block (engine minus cooling, fuel, exhaust and electrical systems) in summer 2016 and was serviced in March 2017.
3 x 12v Batteries (new 2010) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring main, battery charger and immersion heater for hot water. Large solar panel. Electrical distribution panel.
Masthead rigged bermudan sloop. Selden anodised aluminium mast and boom. Telescopic combined whisker/spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks and mainsail bag. Harken furling genoa system. 2 x Lewmar 46 self tailing sheet winches. 2 x Lewmar 30 self tailing mast mounted halyard winches. Lewmar 7 mast mounted reefing winch. Lewmar self tailing Genoa reefing winch.
Aphrodite 36 built by REX Marin AB to Lloyds Construction Certification in 1988 for the London Boat Show, to a design by Carl Beyer. Teak laid decks and toe rails. Stainless steel rubbing strake. Cast iron long fin keel. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Centre self draining cockpit.
The teak decks (generously thick as expected from Aphrodite) have been professionally refurbished including a light sand back then completely relaid using modern materials (cabin top 2010, deck 2014) and are now in very good condition. Her gas system has also been upgraded in 2010 along with the navigation system and various other items.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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 owner’s specific needs.