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1983 Nelson Marek 36

Long Beach, United States


50% usage of this boat for $1000 per month.  This would include all expenses: slip, maintenance, and basic racing upgrades. Check out our performances out of the 69 racing boats in the Sunset Series!!!  WWW.CALYACHTCLUB.COM, SUNSET SERIES RESULTS

 This Custom built, varnished hull is a masterpiece.  It is a 1983 Custom Built IOR design Nelson Marek 36 "Tinder Box"   The mast is a custom triple spreader rig built by Forespar.  The boat was built by a very skilled craftsman in Laguna Canyon/Orange County.

The hull is cold molded mahogony wood with polyester resin.  The engine is a Universal 5424 24 horsepower diesel.

There is a full inventory of racing sails..

This boat was raced in the Lipton Cup in 1984.

New sprayed racing bottom in March of 2016

Hull varnished in March of 2016

Brand new Navtec Hayn Rod Rigging made by Sea Tek in November of 2018


Basic Boat Info

Price: $39,000
Boat Name: Tinder Box
Make: Nelson Marek
Model: 36
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Burkhardt
Designer: Nelson Marek
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36'3 ft
Beam: 11'10 ft
Max Draft: 6'10 ft
Displacement: 11,800 lb
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: 5424
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 24hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 20
Water Tank Capacity:
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 9 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers


Steve Curran
California Yacht Company


Marina del Rey Yacht Sales
13763 Fiji Way, E4
Marina del Rey, California, US, 90292
Tel:(310) 822-9814

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.
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Tinderbox is a custom built, varnished wood (cold molded)  IOR 1 tonner that is a work of art.  She also has a workable and roomy interior, adequate for my 6'2 220 pound body.  It is very usable for cruising with her 2 burner propane stove with oven, 3 cylinder diesel, fresh and tasteful interior cushions and varnished interior.  It reminds me of some of the fine older boats in my 1960's youth in Santa Barbara and  I'm proud to be her owner.


Steve Curran


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