36' Prairie Boat Works


  • Year: 1981

  • Current Price: US$59,500

  • Located in Jacksonville, FL

  • Hull Material: Fiberglass

  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel

  • Central/Exclusive Listing

A very popular trawler for coastal cruising or the adventure of the GREAT LOOP!

Kept in nearly fresh water on the Ortega River steps from our office this wonderfully recently upgraded  trawler is a must see. Please contact our office to arrange a showing and to learn more about the boat.

Please review the Recent Improvements on Full Specs that the boat has received.  

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 9 in
LWL: 33 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 3 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 22000 lbs


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1981
Engine Model: T6.354 MGT
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 3702
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 175 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1981
Engine Model: T6.354 MGT
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 3629
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 175 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (350 Gallons)


Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 2



Inside Equipment

Electric bilge pump
Hot water
Air conditioning
Marine head
Battery charger

Electrical Equipment

Shore power inlet - 2 30 amp outlets with cords
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras

Tender - Avon with 20hp honda OB
Swimming ladder
Electric windlass


Bimini Top - With Full flybridge enclosure


A traditional Hargrave-designed trawler built on a semi-displacement hull with soft chines and a full-length keel. Prairie produced the 36 model from 1979 until early 1982 when the company closed down. The teak woodwork used throughout the interior is quite well crafted and there are convenient port and starboard deck access doors in the salon. This trawler should make an excellent platform for family coastal cruising to completing the Great Loop.   

Recent improvments

Garmin742xs Chartplotter/Radar

New Faria gauges (upper and lower helm)

New potable water tank

New potable water pump

New water regulator

New port side fuel tanks and hoses

New Purasan macerater

New Dometic AC in salon

New raw water pump for AC's

New Vitrifrigio refrigerator / freezer 

Heat exchangers, aft coolers, and oil coolers, clean, serviced and tested

Turbos and injectors rebuilt

Port engine oil seal replaced

Port transmission rebuilt

Port engine starter rebuilt

Starboard engine raw water pump replaced

Starboard engine water pump rebuilt

Port and Starboard alternators replaced

Port and Starboard valve cover gaskets replaced

New sinks and fixtures in both heads

New swing back Captain's chair

New winches/rope for dinghy

New macerater pump and hoses for aft head

Kubota 9.5 kw Genset oil seal replaced; generator clean and repainted

Shore power receptacles replaced

Stove burners and wiring harnesses replaced

New automatic bilge in aft (2 others mid and forward)

New memory foam mattress in aft berth and cushions in salon and fly bridge

New window treatments



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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