Marina del Rey Yacht Sales
13763 Fiji Way, E4
Marina del Rey, California, US, 90292
Tel:(310) 822-9814
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1983 Nelson Marek 36

location icon Venice, United States
Year 1983
Length 36 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Burkhardt

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 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

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



Year Built 1983
Category Sail
Length Overall 36'3 ft
Beam 11'10 ft
Max Draft 6'10 ft
Construction Wood
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 24 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 20 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 20
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 9 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Displacement 11,800 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

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