Watkins 36 Center Cockpit

1981 Watkins 36 Center Cockpit

Groton, MA, US


Watkins 36 Center Cockpit

Groton, MA, US$43,895

Gypsy Spirit is a 1981 Watkins 36 Center Cockpit. A rare center cockpit under 40′ with huge accommodations below deck. Gypsy Spirit is a great boat for a couple looking to get on the water and liveaboard and cruise on a budget. Recent work includes: Newer Mainsail (2006), Air Conditioning,  New Awlgrip paintjob on hull (2020), and new holding tank and head hoses (2020). Call to make an appointment to see the boat with the seller.


Boat Name: Gypsy Spirit

Make: Watkins

Model: 36 Center Cockpit

Condition: Used

Category: Sail

Construction: Fiberglass


Length Overall: 36' 0"

Beam: 10' 6"

Max Draft: 4' 6"



Engines: 1

Engine #1 Specs:

Make: Perkins

Model: 4-108

Fuel: diesel

Engine Power: 51|horsepower


Fuel Tanks: 1

Fuel Tank Capacity: 40|gallon

Water Tanks: 1

Water Tank Capacity: 90|gallon

Holding Tank Capacity: 8|gallon


Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Sloop


Matt Leduc, CPYB

Phone: 401-226-1816

Email: matt@latitudeyacht.com


30Amp Shorepower Inlet
Shore power cord
Inverter 400Amp
12V Breaker Panel
110V Breaker Panel
12V Outlet
110V Outlet
12V Bilge Bump
(6) 12V Lighting, (2020)
12V USCG Navigation Lights
(4) 12V Fan, (2020)
ProMariner Battery Charger ProNautic 12/30P
(2) Batteries, (2019)


AutoHelm ST-4000 Auto Pilot
West marine VHF
AM/FM Radio
Magnetic compass
Hawkeye Depth
Tachometer, Oil pressure, engine temperature, volt meter


Perkins 4-108 Diesel Engine (engine hours unknown)
Adler Barbour Refrigeration, 12V
CruiseAir 4000BTU AC/Heat, 110V
Manual Marine Head
Force 10 Hot water heater, 6 Gallon
Hillerange Stove and Oven – Installed but not hooked up

Sails and Rigging

Harkin Furling Headstay
Mainsail, (2006)
Mainsail Cover
(2) Barlow #23 Cockpit winches
(1) Barlow #18 Coach Top Winch
(2) Lewmar #16 Mast winches


Awlgrip Paint Hull - San Mateo Wheat, (2020)
Holding Tank and Waste Hoses, (2020)
Bimini, (2020)
(13) Portlights with custom shades, (2020)
Dodger Stainless Steel Frame, No canvas
3 Blade Bronze Prop
Anchor, 25lbs, Bruce
Anchor, 35lbs, Delta
Anchor Chain
Anchor Rode
Dock lines
Life Jackets

Watkins History and Build Data

Design and History

The W36 was first introduced in 1978 as a Portman 36 aft cockpit sloop, but after only one or two hulls were built, the business was merged with Watkins Yachts and became the W36. In 1981 the center cockpit model was added and although both models were built for a while production of the aft version soon ceased. Production of the center cockpit version ceased with the 1986 model year. Production was very low with less than 60 total boats of both types being built. Hull # 57 was built in 1982 and hull # 58 was built in 1984.

Hull and Deck:
The hull is molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and multidirectional chopped strand fiber (MCSF). The keel is molded integrally with the hull and all ballast is contained inside. The deck and cockpit, like the hull, are molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and MCSF. Plywood coring is incorporated between layers of fiberglass in the cabin top, deck, seat, and cockpit sole areas to give additional stiffness. The non-skid finish is molded into the deck. The exterior finish is pigmented gelcoat molded onto the fiberglass. The boot stripe is also tinted gelcoat molded permanently into the hull.

The hull-to-deck joint is a 'flange' type, which during assembly, is liberally coated with a combination adhesive/sealant. The deck is then lowered onto the hull and fastened in place with stainless steel screws. The aluminum toe rail is then installed, bedded in a heavy layer of the same compound and secured in place with stainless steel through bolts which bonds the toe rail, deck and hull together as one structural member.

There is an anchor well on the fore deck with haws pipe feeding the anchor rode into the v-berth locker, there are teak grab rails on the cabin top and a large aft cockpit or center cockpit with good back rests and storage lockers. The companionway goes down to seat height, about 12" above the cockpit sole.

Spars and Rigging:
All spars (mast, boom, and spreaders) are extruded aluminum 6061-T6 alloy, with a protective coating an all-external surface. The masts have a single spreader, and booms with single reefing. After 1984 the mast and boom were made by Isomat.

The standing rigging is made of stainless-steel wire. The forestay attaches to the stem head fitting at the bow. This is fabricated of welded stainless steel backup plates and through bolted to the hull. All other stays and shrouds are attached to chainplates at the edge of the deck and are through bolted to the hull. Additional fiberglass reinforcement is molded into the hull in all chainplate areas.

The main sheet traveler is mounted on the cabin top. Two dual speed winches control the genoa sheets.

The interior is a molded fiberglass unit with bulkheads and cabinetry fastened to it with screws, bolts, and adhesives. The interior molded assembly is bonded to the hull with woven roving and mat, that when completed, forms a single unit structure having great strength and rigidity. The headliner is made of soft perforated vinyl with teak trim. The interior is finished with hand rubbed teak accents and the bulkheads and cabinetry is teak veneered plywood. Early models had a carpeted cabin sole but later models were teak and holly veneered plywood. The interior layout is typical with a V-berth forward, the head is aft and connects to both the salon and the owner’s stateroom. The galley is aft in the passageway to the owner’s state room.

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.customContactInformation

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