About this Sailboat:
The PDQs have a characteristic three-tier look. A lower, wide coach roof spans almost the full beam of the boat, giving good headroom in each hull. A higher central coach room gives headroom in the entrance to the bridgedeck cabin and passage to the two hulls. The boat has earned a considerable reputation as a comfortable and reliable, yet adventurous, family cruiser. The PDQ 36 is especially noted for excellence in construction and design concept execution.
The PDQ 36 Capella LRC (Long Range Cruiser) is a development of the PDQ 36 MkIII and MkII Classic and LRC models. These in turn are based on the earlier PDQ 36 and the original PDQ 34. The 36 Capella LRC is very similar to the Classic, but with twin inboard engines instead of outboards, skeg-mounted rudders, increased tankage and additional strength and safety features.
Multihull Type: Sailing Catamaran
Tankage: Fuel: 55 gal Fresh Water: 85 gal Hot Water: 6 gal Holding: 35 gal
LOA (length overall): 36 ft 5 in
LWL (length at waterline): 34 ft 4 in
Beam: 18 ft 3 in
Draft minimum: 2 ft 11 in
Windward sail area: 563 ft²
Mainsail area: 261 ft²
Jib area: 302 ft²
I: 39 ft 7 in
J: 13 ft 10 in
E: 12 ft 5 in
P: 35 ft 10 in
Mast height above water: 47 ft
Cabin headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Below waterline: solid fiberglass
Above waterline and decks: fiberglass cored with Klegacell or Corecell foam
Construction techniques: vacuum bagging & vacuum assisted injection, reinforcing in high stressed areas.
Equipment on Board:
Construction materials: tri-axial knitted fabric and vinylester resin
Sails and rigging:
Masthead sloop with fully battened main roller furling genoa and cruising chute.
Deck layout and gear:
Narrow side decks
Large deep cockpit with bimini
All lines lead to the cockpit
Mainsheet traveller aft of the cockpit
Keels, boards and rudders:
Low aspect ratio fixed keels that are secondary bonded to hulls. Keels are designed to support the boat out of the water.
Bridgedeck cabin: Entrance from cockpit with standing headroom. U-shaped settee facing aft with seating for 6 and with ample sitting headroom.
Port hull: Double cabin aft; galley midships; double cabin forward. Standing headroom.
Starboard hull: Head compartment with shower aft; nav station midships; double cabin forward. Standing headroom.
VHF Horizon Intrpid w/ DSC
Raytheon ST60 Tridata
Raytheon ST60 Wind Meter
Raytheon ST4000 Autopilot
RL70 CRC radar & chart plotter; 2 KW dome
Cards to cover entire Great Lakes, New York & New England
AM/FM CD player w/ 4 speakers; 2 interior, 2 exterior
Full AC/DC electrical panels
Two 12 volt starting batteries