Nautilus 36 Pilothouse Sloop

This blog was created by Art Epp (past partner in Niagara Nautic & Aztec Yachts, builders of the Nautilus yachts) to allow present and past owners of Nautilus 36 sailing sloops to share photos of their boats. If you are a present or past owner, or even know the whereabouts of a Nautilus 36, please post the information via the comments or email photos to:

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Hot Fudge" is up fpr sale and can now be seen in a video on You Tube Search the You Tube site for: " 1978 Niagara Nautilus Virtual Tour "

Monday, October 22, 2007


Tom's former boat - Rayador ... The following photos here were taken when the second owner offered the boat for sale .

Tom had built the entire interior and deck equipment for this boat.

Tom and Sandra then spent 3 years living aboard this boat in the Bahamas, before coming back home to Niagara.
On their homeward voyage, I met them in Halifax when I was retrofitting a hot water heat on L'Chayim.

The stack seen infront of the starboard windshield if from a Dickenson diesel cast s.s. stove & oven which gives fantastic dry heat. 90% of all commercial fishing vessels have them.

Tom's former boat - Rayador.... notice the 2 manual bilge pump covers in the T cockpit ... when this is home for 3 years ... you take precautions

Tom's former Boat - Rayador... a side view of the cockpit. Notice the secondary winches on the coaming ... p & s

Tom's former boat - Rayador ... Notice the 1 piece screen companionway door & stb. secondary winch on coaming

Tom's former boat - Rayador ... the inside helm chair was never put in ... it allows more flexibility i the below floor tankage placement. Notice too that the port side nave chair has been removed by the new owner.

Tom's former boat - Rayador... built by Tom & friends .... the port side berth has been added by subsequent owners.

Tom's former boat - Rayador ... Dinette table drops down onto pegs protruding from seat face. This makes a 6ft. 4" double berth.

Tom's former boat - Rayador ... galley with diesel fired stove & oven. It is fixed and the alcove is lined with stainless steel heat shield

Tom's former boat - Rayador ...
Head with sink

Tom's former boat - Rayador ... Fwd Vee Berth Cabin showing storage shelving p & s above berth and aft of anchor chain locker

Notice the S.S. heat shielding up the bulkhead above the stove on the right.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

ANNAPOLISA - David Corkum, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

ANNAPOLISA ... Shown here on a close reach in her home waters of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. ... built in 1980, her first home was in Newfoundland, then Lake Huron, Ontario and now she is backto the Atlantic waters. A quote from her present owner; ... " With her roller furling sails and all self-tailing winches, she is a pleasure to solo sail as shown. She has a good turn of speed when combined with her appearance (pilothouse and dingy nested on her davits), making her a bit of a wolf in lamb's disguise ! We have collected trophies at the Lunenburg Yacht Club and the Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. ANNAPOLISA is a fast, comfortable cruiser for a family, or a party of two couples. " ... photo by Jerry French

Saturday, June 09, 2007

ANNAPOLISA - sadly she is for sale........
I thought she had found a good home,
back on the east coast where she first felt the North Atlantic waters.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

ANNAPOLISA ... single handed sailing ... photo by Jerry French

ANNAPOLISA ... at her mooring in Mahone Bay


Saturday, October 22, 2005

( FORD ) - present owner uknown

FORD ... shown here for sale by a broker in Juneau Alaska. I don't know when these pictures were taken .... this boat was originally built for an owner in Harbor Springs, Michigan. If anyone knows more ... post a comment or e-mail site.

ATT: New Onwer .... please
send me an e-Mail to above
address ... Love to hear details
of your purchase & use of the boat... Art Epp

FORD ... in wheelhouse ... starboard double quarterberth/setee with backrest folded up. bunk & cushion pull inboard to come flush with foot cushion. Notice the lack of the starboard wetlocker in a double berth layout. Port side wetlocker remains in ALL configurations. This is original upholstery (except for chairs) and inside finish.

FORD ... in wheeelhouse ... starboard side helm chair in lounging posiiton

FORD ... in wheelhouse ... post side nav chair in lounging position. Clear acrylic insert in port side dash to allow more light into dinette area. this is a 3 chair layout ... folding table can be see just aft of the nav chair

FORD ... This is the only dinette layout with a straight lounge on the port side & a large table that folds against the head bulkhead

FORD ... in galley ... u galley with center line sink. In the whellhouse, you can see the 3rd lounge chair barely showing to the left of the mast ... nav chair shows to the right of the mast

FORD ... port side galley ... shows top loading ice box, gimballed stove and hanging locker with 1 drawer & 1 bin below it

FORD ... Vee Berth ... standard foreward cabin with louvered door and starboard side bureau & drawer. Anchor-chain locker access door in forepeak ... small louvers for ventilation

LORELEI - (present owner unknown)

LORELEI ... built in 1977-78 for an owner that kept it in the northern part of the Cheasapeak Bay. These pictures were copied from a broker's listing when the boat went up for sale.
I believe this was the 2nd Nautilus 36 built. Anyone know the present owner ..?

LORELEI ... in wheelhouse ... pilot chair in up position ... it has a center opening windshield. The finish on the teak is original .. has held up through the decades on all models .... thanks to David Price who hand rubbed them all

LORELEI ... in wheelhouse ... starboard side single quarterberth/setee. This layout has a deep wetlocker on both starboard & port side

LORELEI ... galley ... starboard side L-shaped galley with top loading ice box ... AND ... toip loading dry food locker aft. Notice the narrow drawers under the sink and to the right .. a cupboard door

LORELEI ... head ... with manual toilet & shower drain pump ... switch on face of cabinet ... by door sill