1976 36' Wilbur Newman
LOA: 36'
Engine: Cat 3208 hours 2200
Cruise: 9 kn, Max 14 kn
Beam: 11' 2"
Draft: 3'5"
Location: Maine
Price: 125,000
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Downeast hull designs are known for their soft, dry ride. They ride at relatively flat angles at all speed ranges. Moreover, like many private airplanes, their single engine design cuts fuel and engine maintenance costs in half while providing a keel that gives great protection to the propeller and rudder. Downeast boats are often custom built boats and lend themselves to redesign to meet a new owner’s needs. Due to the nature of custom built boats they can cost more than a production boat but remember the bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. Get aboard today and “let the boat do the talking”.


Stepping aboard Sirius will invite you to sit in the transom seating that has room for six people with abundant storage below. The recent new non-skid and gunnel height provide a good meas-ure of safety.

Salt water wash down
Hot ’n cold shower
1 Manual bilge pump
3 Hand held fire extinguishers
Teak helm stool


Stepping up 3” to the bridge deck 6’3” height you can roll-up the curtained weather back and run her as a classic open back big social platform or if the weather turns inclement drop the curtains and stay dry.


This helm is simple laid out with bronze destroyer wheel, tank monitors and classic period hous-ing for RPM engine gauges. This station will modernize for advanced navigational electronics very well.

Uniden depth sounder
Horizon VHF
Garmin GPS


Sirius is powered by a CAT 3208 (Naturally aspirated) diesel engine, transmission gear ratio 2:1, stainless steel shaft spinning a 22” x 18” bronze 4-blade propeller. The engine has dual transom exhaust and a fiberglass rudder. 14kt top speed 9kt cruise / 3 Seasons average fuel burn 1.8 GPH

Stuffing box
2 Automatic bilge pumps


Through the companionway and to port is the dinette that seats 4 people. The C + C gas 2-burner stove and the ice box harken back to the much simpler days when cruising was mostly about the adventure. The overhead lighting is accomplished by a lovely bronze lamp that will swing with the boats rocking.


True to the practical mariners choice the easy to fix and maintain hand operated Wilcox Crit-tenden head is mounted on the self draining deck to the right of the simple vanity.


The cabin house has every bit of charm Wilbur built its reputation on. The fit’n finish is thick, ele-gant and functional. Bronze hardware accents the 6’2” standing room cabin. The morning chill and the days dampness can be easily chased away by the Concordia coal heater. The V-berth can accommodate 2- 6’ persons and you will find ample storage below. The two full size hanging lockers are located just ahead of the v-berth.


The bridge ladder’s 7 mahogany steps provides a short climb up the flybridge deck that has two helm and navigator bucket seats heavily posted to teak bases. On the port side of the bridge is bench seating for two. A clear Venturi keeps the windage down.

Kobelt clutches
Horizon VHF
Garmin GPS
Si-Tex sounder
Custom pencil, binoculars and drink holders
Tan bimini and flybridge cover


Fuel Tank 240 gallons
Hot Water 6 gallons
Holding Tank 15 gallons
Fresh water 60 gallons


The interior wiring is set for a 12v system.

2- 6Volt house batteries
2 8-D start batteries


The solid fiberglass hull laid up by Jarvis Newman was spared no materials. The simple white hull is classic with the teak accents. Bronze bow rail is set tall and forward for foredeck safety and extends out on the teak pulpit.

Anchor rode 300’
Plow 45lb anchor
Teak custom swim platform


This is the most often associated classic Downeast hull of the modern era. Many continue to have a total refit done. This example of classic and timeless matches with the Wilbur fit’n finish to give you a platform that is turnkey and not in need of a refit.

Wilbur Yachts Brokerage does not guarantee the availability of vessels. Boats that have become sold are removed as quickly as possible to ensure against such confusion. The facts regarding the vessels for sale are believed to be true but are not guaranteed by the broker.

Contact: John Kachmar, Broker
Tel (207) 266-8901/ (207)244-5000 Fax (207) 244-9893