2021 Ellis 36 Express Cruiser

This new model Ellis 36 Express boasts 6′ 6″ of headroom throughout the shelter, cabin, and head/shower. It includes bar/office seating in the cabin, dining seating for 8 people in the shelter, a fully automated davit system (PrestoMarine) that carries an inflatable w/outboard or an Ellis rowing tender, and a transom door for easy access to a large swim platform. This Ellis 36 also features a single Yanmar diesel engine, 5-blade prop, full keel/skeg protecting prop/rudder, solar charging system with AGM batteries, and bow/stern thrusters.

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2021 Ellis 36′ Express Cruiser
Length overall 40’ 5” • Length on deck 35’10” • Length waterline 33’ 4”
Maximum beam 13’ 2” • Draft (keel) 3’10” • Displacement 16,000 lbs.
Diesel fuel 210 gallons • Potable water 100 gallons • Wastewater 36 gallons
Cruise 10-19 knots • Max speed 23 knots

• A new cabin layout with a 2-seat “breakfast bar” in the cabin.
• 6′ 6″ of headroom in the Cabin and Shelter!
• Single Yanmar 440 diesel engine, 5-blade prop, and high-speed rudder.
• Full keel/skeg protecting prop and rudder.
• Bow & stern thrusters for easy maneuverability.
• Transom door, swim platform, and tender on the push-button davit system.
• Spacious head with a separate shower.
• Efficient 10 to 20 knots cruising speeds.
• Ellis dining setup in pilothouse (seats up to 8 people).
• Consistent handling thanks to the Ellis semi-displacement hull design



  • Semi-displacement with integral fiberglass skeg protecting the shaft, prop & rudder
  • 1° dead-rise at the transom
  • ISO NPG gel coat (WHITE) with blister-resistant vinyl ester resin – base white
  • High-tech composite with stitched biaxial E-Glass construction for superior strength
  • Solid Hull – layup… 1 – mat with Amorall Blend, 1 – 1708 with Amorall Blend, 1 – 1808 with Amorall Blend, 4 – 3205 with GP, 1 – mat with GP
  • Stitched biaxial structural E-Glass reinforced stringer system
  • Gel coat finished bilges for ease of maintenance
  • Fiberglass swim platform with gel coat non-skid surface.
  • Stainless Steel swim ladder
  • Linear Polyurethane boot stripe
  • Metal-free biocide antifouling bottom paint system


  • ISO NPG gel coat with vinyl ester resin – base white
  • High-tech composite with stitched biaxial E-Glass construction for superior strength
  • Vacuum bagged ATC Core-Cell® structural foam core
  • Gel coat non-skid surface


  • 440-hp Yanmar, transmission, & alternator required for all boat systems
  • Oil catch basin under the engine
  • Stainless steel shaft system with cutters
  • 26” 5-blade magnesium-bronze propeller
  • Groco 2” raw water intake strainer
  • Engine air intake through aft cockpit grills
  • White gel coat finished engine room
  • 2″ Soundown™ sound insulation on the main bulkhead, under all floor panels & hatches
  • All-access hatches lined with acoustical gaskets
  • Engine compartment cooling through side-mounted dorads, molded fiberglass
  • All thru-hulls isolated with solid glass to ensure the integrity of Core-Cell® core
  • Ball valve style silicon bronze sea-cocks with double hose clamps


  • (2) ABYC, NMMA & USCG approved 105-gallon baffled aluminum fuel tanks
  • 900 Series Racor 30-micron primary fuel filter/water separator
  • Yanmar 2-micron secondary fuel filter/water separator
  • (2) 2” 316 polished stainless steel diesel deck fills
  • USCG approved, fire-resistant fuel hoses with double hose clamps


  • Hydraulic power steering system
  • 316 stainless steel rudder (1½” diameter rudder post)
  • Sidepower Electric bow thruster
  • Stern Thruster – Sidepower
  • Dual Sidepower Thruster Helm Control.


  • 2-seat bar/workspace
  • Multimedia center on main bulkhead (w/access to the plotter)
  • 6′ 6″ cabin height
  • 7′ 6″ V-berth with 6” covered cushions with memory foam & breathable top layer
  • Teak V-berth shelves
  • Drop-in storage compartments under V-berth cushions
  • Teak drawers and drop-down lockers under V-berth
  • Chain locker forward with teak louvered door
  • Hanging locker with 3 shelves, hanger pole & teak louvered door.
  • Fiberglass Floor with Non-skid in white
  • Gloss Panel headliner with teak trim
  • Bomar hatch(es) with self-contained OceanAir® sunshades and screens


  • Molded fiberglass counter and bar space and seating for two
  • Hand-polished stainless steel double sink with faucet
  • Teak drawers and storage lockers
  • Teak trimmed sliding door storage cabinet
  • 12-volt DC Isotherm Refer 65 Frost Free
  • 12-volt DC Isotherm Freezer Drawer
  • Wallas Diesel flush Nordic Dt cooktop with blower lid heater
  • AC outlet and portable induction cooktop
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Plate and bowl storage rack
  • Tumblers and glassware
  • Teak towel ring
  • Teak trim throughout


  • Teak sliding door
  • Molded fiberglass counter with teak fiddle rail and trim
  • 13” hand-polished 304 stainless steel sink with washer-less Moen faucet (or similar)
  • Teak drawers and storage lockers below the counter
  • Teak trimmed sliding door storage cabinet
  • Teak framed mirror above the sink cabinet
  • Separate molded fiberglass shower with seat
  • Showerhead & mixing valve
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Separate shower sump
  • (2) Stainless steel towel bars


  • Increased shelter height (6′ 6″ in the shelter)
  • Express Cruiser Style – Hardtop with 3-panel backdrop + Eeisenglass panels.
  • Acoustical headliner with teak trim
  • Cap Rail in teak
  • Port & starboard Ellis Cantilevered Hydraulic Seats (Varnished Teak) with cushions
  • (2) Teak trimmed sliding door storage lockers
  • Teak companionway doors and cover, removable teak companionway stairs
  • (2) 30” x 48” folding teak tables mounted on port and starboard cabin sides
  • (2 or 4) Light fixtures Overhead
  • (3) Large (26½” x 61”) engine room hatches w/gas struts, 4” diameter stainless compression latches/hinges (removable hatch irons create a single 86” x 61” opening)
  • (25” x 25”) shaft access and storage hatch with gas struts, 4” diameter stainless steel compression latch and hinges
  • (3) front powder-coated aluminum opening windshields
  • (3) 2-speed, self-parking, pantograph windshield wipers with washers
  • (2) powder-coated aluminum side windows
  • Fiberglass floor with gel coat non-skid surface (white)
  • Linear Polyurethane side stripe


  • Enclosed cabinet with teak top and fiberglass instrument insert
  • Teak trimmed electrical, electronics and hydraulic access panel
  • Sidearm cabinet for hydraulic seats and additional electronics
  • Ellis adjustable teak and hand-polished stainless steel footrest
  • Yanmar Single lever control
  • Engine control panel
  • Lighted Ritchie 4½” Binnacle compass
  • Windlass and air horn controls
  • Operators electrical control panel
  • 24” stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Ellis designed “Pump Running Indicator Light System”


  • Enclosed cabinet with top storage compartment with hinged teak cover
  • Teak trimmed electrical access panel – Lift out or latched panels
  • Sidearm cabinet for hydraulic seats, additional electronics.
  • Ellis adjustable teak and hand-polished stainless steel footrest.


  • One large lazaret hatch with gas struts, 4” diameter stainless steel compression latches and hinges (84” x 25½” opening)
  • Fiberglass floor with gel coat non-skid surface
  • A high-pressure pump supplies saltwater to bow and cockpit faucets
  • Freshwater faucet/connection in cockpit
  • Cockpit shower with a recessed mixing valve.
  • Transom door – opens inward.
  • Aft seating (teak – gloss varnished) with Sumbrella Storm fabric (doubles for an extra berth in the shelter). Matching portable ottomans for footrests or additional seating.


  • Ellis Bow Pulpit and Bow Rail
  • (2) 1″ diameter type 316 stainless steel handrails on the cabin top
  • (2) 1″ diameter type 316 stainless steel handrails on front corners of the shelter
  • (4) 10” 316 polished stainless steel cleats (2 amidships, 2 aft)
  • (1) 7” 316 polished stainless steel bow bitt
  • (2) 6” 316 polished stainless steel skene bow chocks
  • (2) 316 polished stainless steel fender eyes amidships
  • Polished stainless steel flagpole holder, ferruled teak flagstaff and 3’x5’ U.S. flag
  • Anchor roller & windlass (foot and helm controls)
  • 33-lb anchor with 150’ of 5/16” chain and 150’ of 5/8” nylon
  • (6) Polished 316 stainless steel opening portlights with angled spigots and screens
  • High impact PVC guards and rails (light gray)
  • Polished stainless steel half oval on all guards and rails.


  • 36-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge macerator pump
  • 1½” Scandvik polished stainless steel deck pump-out
  • Groco Manual Head
  • All gray water drainage through 2 isolated thru hulls


  • (2) freshwater tanks
  • 12-gallon hot water tank
  • FDA approved color-coded (blue cold/red hot) Whale semi-rigid pipe system
  • 3.8 GPM 12-volt DC SHURflo water pump
  • 1½” polished stainless steel deck fill plate


  • 400 Watt Solar charging system and 3000 Watt Inverter
  • Dedicated engine starting battery and deep cycle house battery (all AGM)
  • USCG & ABYC approved polyethylene battery boxes
  • Heavy-duty battery switch (Mounted on side of Nav Station) with parallel capabilities for emergency starting. SWITCH: #1 – Engine, #2 – House, and BOTH
  • Illuminated DC circuit breaker panel with flush breakers and digital monitor
  • DC subpanel on sidearm at the helm
  • (5) 12-volt DC outlets and USB power at the helm, at the nav station, in nav station, and in galley area forward and aft.
  • 12-volt DC dual trumpet air horn
  • USCG approved running lights
  • USCG approved 360° masthead light
  • (3) 750 GPH bilge pumps; (1) located forward of the main bulkhead, (1) in engine compartment just aft of engine, (1) auxiliary pump located just forward of the engine.


  • Garmin VHF, 8616 Plotter, 24 inch Radar, High-Quality Sounder, AIS, and Auto-pilot.


  • 5½” stainless steel LED dome lights (2) over V-berth, (2) in the galley, (1) in the head, (1) in the shower, (1) above companionway (includes a red lens to preserve night vision) (2) above shelter tables
  • Vanity light on the mirror in head
  • Engine room lights
  • Floor-lever cockpit lights as needed – appropriately spaced.
  • 1 Spotlight mounted on the bow pulpit – helm and remote control.


  • All interior and exterior teak finished with Epifanes® Satin and Gloss Finish


  • PretoMarine davit system, Tender = Ellis rowing or inflatable with outboard


  • (4) Dock lines
  • (4) 8” x 20” inflatable fenders (Gray)
  • (1) Boathook
  • (12) adult life jackets and a flotation cushion
  • (2) 5lb class A, B, and C fire extinguishers, (1) in the cabin, (1) in the shelter
  • (1) first aid kit, (1) flare kit, (1) signaling device
  • Molded fiberglass boarding steps with non-skid surface
  • Complete equipment documentation and service manual file


  • Portable propane grill with grill tools.
  • (2) Stainless cup holders at Helm and Nav.
  • Galley Equipment

Specifications may vary. Information is believed to be correct, but not guaranteed. Listings are subject to prior sale, price changes, or withdrawal.

* The current selling price does not factor in fees associated with potentially breaking Charter Agreements with booked charter clients. The Buyer may be asked to finance said fees. Should the Buyer honor the Charter Agreements, he/she will earn 75% of the income derived from chartering.