Essex Boat Works, LLC

2004 Bruckmann Blue Star 36

  • 36 ft
  • Express Cruiser
  • Stonington, CT, US

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The Blue Star 36.6 was designed by Mark Ellis of Oakville Ontario and is built in that town by Bruckmann Yachts. The yacht was designed as a comfortable twin diesel hard top express cruiser/ weekender with a good turn of speed, exceptional sea keeping capabilities and superior visibility and
comfort. She offers a spacious master cabin forward with centerline double bunk, dual entry en-suite head with a shower, Lower convertible dinette which sleeps 2, U shape galley and upper helm deck with helm and companion seating and L shaped settee w/ table. Her interior finish is a high quality Herreschoff style with Teak varnished trim and Teak and Holly sole. She is exceptionally bright and airy feeling, especially with her innovative open to below feature above the galley and lower deck.

The exterior offers a generous cockpit with built in seating for six and wide safe side decks. She is finished in a traditional manor with Teak varnished toe rails, grab rails, and eyebrow. Wide side decks with bow rail facilitate line handling and anchoring with safety and ease. Twenty two degree deadrise deep vee hull delivers an exceptionally dry soft ride with good speed and economy.
Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7206320)


Basic Information

Blue Star 36
Stonington, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Express Cruiser
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Hull Color:
Mark Ellis
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Dimensions & Weight

36 ft - 10.97 meter
37 ft 6 in - 11.43 meter
13 ft 2 in - 4.01 meter
Draft - max:
2 ft 10 in - 0.86 meter
Bridge Clearance:
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Cruise Speed:
28 MPH
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
370 (Individual), 740 (combined)
Max Speed:
32 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
320 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
75 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
44 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
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The hull and deck utilize hand laid biaxial roving; Thixoptropic modified epoxy resins with coring where suitable of Core Cell structural linear polymer foam. Exterior finish is Gel Coat out of the mold but "GADABOUT hull was painted with Awl Grip in 2016, the house and deck remain Gel Coat  non skid is Moondust color Awl Grip with polymer bead nonskid and Teak cockpit decking. The toe rail, cockpit coming, eyebrow and hand rails are varnished Teak. There are three opening and Lewmar hatches on the coach house common and one larger hatch on hawse pipe to the chain locker. There are six stainless steel opening cabin ports, providing light and ventilation. The pilot house, windshield has opening center section and 3 windshield wipers. There are large side windows, which opened from either fore or aft direction. The aft enclosure of the pilot house is a FRP Bulkhead with opening window and locking Teak Door. A mast with tabernacle is utilized to support electronics and lights. Welded Stainless Steel Safety rails span the fore and side decks. The cockpit has molded seating with aft facing double and a full beam transom seat. A custom transom door filler platform with cushion enables the seat to span the entire beam. A Teak swim platform with swim ladder are accessible through the transom door and with Weaver davits provide dinghy handling.

  • Fiberglass roving & unidirectional reinforcements over foam floors with limber holes Four full-length longitudinal floor frames forming the engine beds
  • Transverse frames bonded to hull & longitudinals 
  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Single piece Core-Cell cored fiberglass hull molding 
  • Extra reinforcing in hi stress areas
  • Core phased out in way of all thru-hulls, struts, shaft log, rudder ports & centre line
  • Single piece 
  • Core-Cell cored fiberglass deck molding with non-skid pattern on all working surfaces Core phased out in way of all deck fittings
  • Non-skid surfaces finished in Moon Dust Awlgrip 
  • Overlapping hull/deck joint bonded and fastened every 4"
  • Dark Hull Color "JADE MIST GREEN" Awl Grip 2016
  • Enclosed Pilot House w/ Solid aft bulkhead and hinging locking Teak door 
  • Opening Aft cabin window
  • White powder coated aluminum windshield with 3 opening vents 
  • Large vinyl rub rail with stainless steel half round
  • Deck non-Skid Surface Finished in Moon Dust Awlgrip 
  • Toe rail Solid 2 ½ teak extending aft to cockpit
  • Chromed inline toe rail chocks (4)
  • Windlass, Lewmar Concept w/120' Rope and 15' Chain 
  • Anchor Platform Teak with SS Roller
  • Segmented Anchor Locker 
  • Suncor Polished SS Anchor 
  • Anchor secondary w/ 20' Chain, 200' Nylon
  • Bow rail Stainless Steel extending aft to cockpit 1-1/4" w/ Vinyl Lifeline
  • Receptacle on Bow Rail, Teak Burgee Staff 
  • Lewmar aluminum anodized hatches (4) 
  • Stainless steel opening ports (6)
  • Deck hardware & fittings 316 stainless steel 
  • Stainless steel 10" mooring cleats (6) 
  • Hinged engine compartment hatch
  • Cabin house eyebrow Teak Varnished
  • Full Standing Mast w/ Tabernacle, Awl Grip, Notch Hard Top 
  • Mast w/ Radar Bracket White Paint
  • Mast Halyard, Shrouds on Spreaders
  • Hand Rails at Aft Hard Top 
  • Hand Rails on Hard Top Teak (2)
  • Handrails Teak (2)
  • Handrails aft boarding Stainless Steel (2) 
  • Clamp on Rod Holders (2)
  • Hatches in cockpit sole to Lazarette storage 
  • Cockpit Covering boards Teak varnished Cockpit Decking Teak
  • Stern FRP Bench Seat with storage and Sunbrella Cushions 
  • Stern Bench Seat Filler at Transom Door
  • Cockpit Cushions 3" Upholstered Closed Cell Foam 
  • Transom Door
  • Swim Platform Teak w/ Flip Up Swim Ladder 
  • Weaver Davits

Arrangement Plan
A revolutionary design in the traditional express segment the BLUE STAR 36 was really the first Salon Express with the open to below concept which has become the standard. The helm deck offers exceptional visibility, light and ventilation and is very much connected with the lower deck space. She is an absolute pleasure to cruise aboard if you like to see the sites and feel like you are outdoors while in the climate controlled interior. The helm deck settee converts to a double bunk and there are privacy curtains surrounding the pilot house. Below a functional galley to port services an opposing dinette for six to starboard. The dinette converts to a double sleeper. Forward a head to port with hand shower is common to the passageway and dual entry en-suite to the forward cabin. A generous island double berth is supplemented with side filler cushions to create nearly king size sleeping space. Hanging locker, lockers and drawers abound. Of course the all important deck hatch directly above to pillows allows falling to sleep with the stars and awaking to the dawn sunshine!

  • Main bulkheads Formica covered marine plywood glassed to hull & deck
  • Hi Gloss varnished interior teak trim
  • Cabin & locker doors solid teak framed and Louvered 
  • Molded Fiberglass Settee
  • Molded Helm Seat at Bridge
  • Teak and Holly Sole on Helm Deck 
  • Varnished Bar Locker w/ Bottle and Tumbler storage
  • Teak Table, Pedestal Mount for Cockpit or Helm Deck
  • Helm Deck L Settee w/ Flip Up Companion Seat and Bunk Conversion
  • Lower Dinette w/ Teak Table and Bunk Conversion
  • Magazine and Glass Rack Outboard of Dinette
  • Helm Seat Base Door Teak Louvered
  • Bright Varnish Teak Dash Console
  • Auto Pilot Console w/ Drink Holder 
  • Increase Depth of Galley Hanging Locker by 6"
  • Flip out Trash Bin
  • Removable overhead panels in satin white
  • All exposed interior fiberglass in locker interiors covered with teak, cedar or gel coat Corian counter tops in galley & head
  • All latches, hinges, catches & pulls are chromed bronze or brass 
  • Mirror in head
  • Towel rack and toothbrush holder
  • 5 foam upholstered cushions in main cabin
  • Island Berth with 6" Foam
  • Frwd Bunk Side Filler Cushions to Maximize Bunk Size 
  • Chart Box w/ Light
  • Corian Counter in Galley 
  • Custom Drapes in Salon 
  • Drink Holder Companion
  • SS Helm Wheel w/ Elk Wrap 
  • Flip Down Teak Foot Rest Helm 
  • Teak Footrest Companion
  • Step Storage, Top Opening in Companionway 
  • Privacy Door Companionway, Louvered
  • Ultrasuede Upholstery Interior in lieu of Std. Sunbrella 
  • Upholstered Cushions in Main Salon 5" Foam
  • Throw Pillows
  • Overhead Hatch Screens

Engines & Mechanical
  • Twin Yanmar 370 H.P. diesel engines with flexible engine mounts 
  • Yanmar C-type engine instrument panels with alarms
  • Generator: Onan 6kw Diesel w/ remote control panel 150 hrs.
  • Sleipner 12V DC Side Power Bow Thruster w/ Joystick control 
  • Single Lever Throttle and Gear Shift Controls
  • Engine Synchronizer
  • Isolated bilge area under engines
  • Dual raw water cooled exhausts with Upgrade Mufflers
  • Increased Engine Room Insulation 
  • Bronze stuffing boxes
  • Bronze shaft struts
  • Bronze rudders
  • Aqua Met propeller shafts 1 ½ (2) with zinc anodes 
  • 4 blade NIbral propellers (2) (tuned and balanced 10/2019)
  • Spurs Line Cutters
  • Dual engine room ventilation
  • 185 US gallon vented fuel tanks (2) with level indicator at helm 
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Dual raw water intakes with strainers Hydraulic steering
  • Single lever throttle & gear shift controls 
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Stainless steel steering wheel 
  • Outboard Mount in Lazarette
  • Fire extinguishers in cabin & in cockpit
  • Fireboy Fire Extinguisher system Engine Room 
  • Teak Slatted Platform in Engine Room

Domestic Systems
  • Air Conditioning 10,000 BTU w/ Reverse Heat Lower Deck 
  • Air-conditioning, 9,000 BTU w/ Reverse Heat Helm Deck 
  • Microwave Oven
  • Norcold 12V Refrigerator with White Décor panel Door 
  • Top Load Insulated FRP Ice Chest Aft Galley Counter 
  • Polished stainless steel sinks in galley & head
  • Single lever chromed brass faucets, Galley Grohe hand wand 
  • Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in head/shower and galley 
  • Water heater, 6 gallon, 110V & engine heat exchanger
  • 60 US gallon water tank with level indicator at helm 
  • Rigid color coded PVC plumbing
  • Fresh Water Manual Foot Pump at Galley 
  • Salt Water Manual Foot Pump at Galley Cockpit Hot and Cold Shower
  • Fresh Water Wash Down
  • Salt Water Wash Down Foredeck 
  • Insulated Ice Chest in Stbd Helm Settee 
  • EcoVac Vacuum flush marine flush
  • 40 US gallon holding tank w/ overboard discharge with 12 volt mascerator pump
  • Bilge pumps 12v DC with float switches 1000 gallon per hour (2) 
  • Integrated manual bilge pump
  • All sea cocks Marelon

  • All wiring sized & color coded to ABYC specs. 
  • 12V DC custom distribution panel with meters
  • 110V AC custom power distribution panels with meter & polarity indicator 
  • 110V 30amp. shore power with 50' cord
  • 110V outlets in galley, head, dinette & engine room with ground fault protection
  • House Battery (1) in box (new 10/2019)
  • Engine Starting Batteries (2) in boxes  (new 10/2019)
  • Generator Start Battery in Box
  • 30amp battery charger
  • Three explosion proof master battery selection switches 
  • Engine room lighting
  • 4 chrome overhead lights in galley, dinette, head & V berth 
  • 2 chrome swivel reading lights in V berth
  • 2 cockpit courtesy lights 
  • Light at Danforth compass 
  • Running lights & anchor light 
  • Halogen Cockpit Flood lamp 
  • Chart Light at Chart Box
  • SS Flexi style Reading lamp at L Settee corner 
  • Remote Spotlight
  • 12V DC Outlet Anchor Locker, Cockpit, Helm, Cabin near Dinette 
  • 3 windshield wipers with independent on/off switches at helm 
  • 12V DC Fans at Salon Dinette and Forward Cabin Bulkhead 
  • Electric horn

Helm & Electronics
  • ACR Remote Spotlight 
  • Clarion Stereo Remote 
  • ICOM VHF M506 w/ remote mic (2019)
  • Mounts, Antennas
  • Raymarine C120 GPS Plotter w/ C Map Chart Card
  • Raymarine GPS Sensor 
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth 
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raytheon ST6001 Autopilot 
  • Yanmar engine gauge panels 

Additional Equipment
  • ZodiacYL310R w/ 3.5hp Mercury Outboard
  • Magma "Newport SS Grill w/ Custom Mount
  • Cockpit Grill mounting Bracket

Broker Remarks
This Blue Star 36.6 was built to the custom specification of a very experienced yachtsman and reflects many thoughtful improvements and custom features. Now offered by her second owner, she has been lightly used in New England waters and heated shed stored off season. The broker was present during much of the construction and has had extensive experience with the Blue Star series and Bruckmann Yachts. Your inspection is strongly encouraged by appointment.

Owners personal belongings, art work, loose decor & galley items, tools. Items seen aboard but not specifically stated in this listing inventory should be considered excluded.

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.

Additional Units Included
  • 2004 Zodiac Rib YL310R


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