USED BOATS. Rustler 36, the sloop that won the Golden Globe

PHOTO CREDIT: Barry Pickthall/PPL/GGR.

The Rustler 36, the boat with which Jean Luc Van de Heede won the Golden Globe (Read HERE), is one of those boats for which time never passes and which has in its seafaring skills and robustness its strengths. Its vocation for long voyages, despite being only 11 meters long, is evidenced by the numerous owners who have made ocean crossings. Designed and built with great attention to detail, it is designed to offer great safety in navigation and essential comfort in life on board. Aesthetically, it has a very classic line characterized by low broadside, sloping and rounded foredeck, inverted stern and accentuated lee.The long keel doubles as a rudder skeg helps to provide this 36-footer with excellent course stability and smooth passage over the wave even in heavy seas. The rigging is masthead with a sail plan typical of the 1980s with a low luff mainsail and a high overlap headsail.


The tiller steering requires some physical prowess, but it always gave the feeling of having the boat under control, thanks in part to the right width of the cockpit that allows you to comfortably point your feet on the leeward bench. Ergonomic positioning of deck equipment allows for easy maneuvering even with a small crew and to remain protected inside the cockpit at all times. The mainsail sheet, hoisted, is easily operated by the helmsman.


As classic and maritime as it gets. Descending below deck, to the left is the chartroom and to the right is the C-shaped galley. In the center is the saloon with opposing sofas that convert to bunks. In the bow is the double cabin and in the stern are two overlapping bunks. One bathroom and many storage areas.

Average valuation on the used market 90,000

Overall length 10.77 m

Width 3.35 m

Sup. sail area 64.40 sqm

Draft 1.67 m

Empty displacement 7,623 kg

Sleeps 5+1

Water tank 160 l

Fuel tank 220 l



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