Sydney 36CR - Philosopher - SOLD


Built by Sydney Yachts in 2007,'Philosopher' is a Sydney 36CR now listed exclusively for sale with YOTI, Sydney.

This Murray Burns and Dovell design is highly regarded as one of the best models to come out of the Sydney Yachts factory and in Philosopher, we have undoubtably the best Sydney 36CR in Australia.

Philosopher was originally built and tailored for renowned local sailor Peter Sorenson and was highly optimised to further improve on a design that was already revered for their outstanding performance.

Along with other enhancements, she received a bigger fore-triangle, larger headsails, a sugar scoop to increase her waterline length when healing and a Fred Barret designed carbon bow sprit, all of which contributed to significant performance gains both upwind and downwind.

Her results speak for themselves..... IRC Australian overall champion 2008, IRC Divisional Champion 2011,2018 and 2019,1st in division on IRC, ORCI and Corinthian in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart and most recently, 1st IRC Two Handed division, 1st IRC division 2 in the 2023 Sydney to Gold Coast Race, and 1st IRC Two Handed division in the 2023 Bird Island..... And the list of podiums goes on.

Her sail wardrobe is simply too extensive to list here, a number of which were new in 2023 and her electronics package is second to none.

She is powered by a 28hp Yanmar diesel engine with a sail drive and has a two blade Gori prop. Philosopher is a turn-key proposition for the most fastidious buyer.

If you would like to find out more about Philosopher and to arrange inspection on Sydney Harbour, then please contact Ian Greentree.

Price SOLD
Price Base SOLD
Brand Sydney
Model 36 CR
Length 37.00 Feet
Year 2007
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type GRP
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar 3YM30
Engine Type Diesel 28Hp
Condition Used
State New South Wales
Stock Number Philosopher
Designer Murray, Burns & Dovell
Builder Sydney Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 150L in 2 x Plastimo water bladders (150 l total), carbon water filter and foot pumps at galley & head.
Hull Construction Material GRP
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material GRP
Length (feet) 37' 1"
Length (m) 11.3 m
Beam/Width (m) 3.4 m
Draft (m) 2.35 m
Keel/Ballast Fin Keel with Lead Bulb
Displacement 5,454kg
Engine Notes Yanmar 3YM30
Horse Power (hp) 28Hp
Drive Type SD20 Sail Drive
Engine Room Engine Under Companionway
Number of Batteries 2 x 90ah AGM House Batteries (Dec 2022), 1 x AGM Start Battery (2019).
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 120L stainless steel tank
Propeller 2 Blade Gori Folding Propeller.
Steering System Tiller steering
Accomodation Notes 3 cabins. Accommodation for both cruising and racing with 2 large double berths aft, with lee cloths and a double vberth. There are two single saloon berths with lee cloths and two removable pipe cots.
Number of Berths 10 Berth (incl 2 pipe cots).
Number of Toilets Enclosed head with manual toilet and hand basin with f/w foot pump.
Stove 2 Burner ECCO Metho Stove.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Fusion Sonic Hub with two speakers in the saloon and two in the cockpit.
Anchor / Winch CQR 15KG with 10m chain and nylon warp, Guardian G3 with 5m chain and nylon warp.
Bilge Pump 2 x Manual Bilge Pumps.
Deck Gear Harken Performa Winches - 2 x 46 2-speed, S/T, 2 x 40 Quattro 2-speed, S/T, 7 x Spinlock Jammers, Winch Handles.
Mast/Rigging Alloy Whale Spar mast & boom. 1 x19 ss wire standing rigging, D's New In 2021 and 2024, Harken Carbo foil headstay, Dyneema backstay with integrated HF antenna, Spinnaker pole - carbon (End-for-end and dip-pole fittings), Whisker pole aluminium, Carbon bowsprit by Fred Barrett.
Sail Inventory Sail Inc Offshore Carbon GPL 3 reefs (new Nov 2024), Doyle Stratis Inshore 1 reef, Delivery main dacron. Sail Inc spin staysail (New), Sail Inc Genoa staysail (New). Norths 3DI J1 L/M, Norths 3DI J1 Hvy, Norths 3DI J3, Norths 3DI J4, Sail Inc Aramid J5 (New), Jib Top Kevlar, Dacron delivery jib, 3 L & M Doyle Stratis jibs. Doyle S2, Norths S4, Norths S5, Sail Inc A3 (New), Norths FRO, second Doyle S2, Doyle S5, A5. Storm trysail, Storm Jib. Ronstan series 120 and top swivel for FRO, Ronstan series 80 and top swivel (2) for staysails.
Electrics 60 watt portable plug-in solar panel and controller wired in, 3 switch BEP automatic battery management panel, 1 x Victron 7 amp automatic shore power battery charger. LED Internal Iighting. LED Nav Lights.
Electronics Navigation B&G Vulcan 9" Cockpit Plotter (2019), B&G Vulcan 7' chart table plotter. B&G Triton 2 Sounder/Log and Wind. B&G TP32 autopilot unit with B&G Triton 2 Pilot Controller, B&G autopilot wi-fi remote control unit, with body straps. NMEA 2000 System, 3 x B&G Triton Mast Displays, Iridium 9505 Hand Held Sat Phone(external and internal antennas), Iridium GO, External Antenna For Sat Phone and Iridium GO, High gain external 4G/5G antennas (2) wired for Comset router (not incl. ), B&G NAIS 500 Class B AIS (Displays on Chart Plotter), M/H wind unit transducer, Combined depth/speed/temperature transducer. Compass.
Safety Gear All ship's gear required for AS Category 1, current to 30 June 2024, INCLUDING: Flares, EPIRB, Cat 1 Medical kit (Inc Drugs), complete, Life Jackets x 9 total, 4 in current certification, Tethers 9 total - 2 and 3 hooks as required, Jack Stays - Wichard flat strap nylon. 10 man Ocean Safety certified to November 2024,2 x Fire Extinguishers.
Covers Boom tent, Companionway pram hood - folding/removable, Custom companionway side curtains with multi individual pockets, Life raft cover, Companionway drop boards, Solar panel cover, Rope tail bags.
Ground Tackle CAT 1 Compliant
Radio ICOM IC-M330 VHF (DSC), ICOM IC-M802 HF (DSC) with automatic tuner, ICOM Handheld VHF and charger, ICOM AT-140 ATU (Tuner).
Remarks Tool Kit - All tools required for emergency or on-the-spot maintenance, Sail repair kit box, Engine spares box, Bosun's chair, Stove top kettle, frying pan, small pressure cooker, Knives, forks, spoons etc, Carabiners with sewn-on straps for crew gear (10), Dehumidifier - portable. Antifoul May 2023.
Vessel Name Philosopher