2023 Ellis 36 Express Cruiser

WE HAVE LAUNCHED “All That Jazz” – the latest Ellis 36 Express Cruiser. Come to Southwest Harbor and schedule a time to view this amazing vessel. 

This 2023 Ellis 36 Express Cruiser boasts 6′ 6″ of headroom throughout, a galley with a “breakfast nook”, Ellis Cantilevered seats & Ellis fold-out tables in the salon, sleeping for 4, built-in seating in the shelter/cockpit, and davit system accessible via the transom door. Also Included: Diesel heating & cooking with a large solar array, smart alternator, and DC-AC inverter. This Ellis 36 features a single Yanmar diesel engine, a 5-blade prop, a full keel/skeg protecting prop/rudder, and bow/stern thrusters.

Note – Underway photos are from a previous Ellis 36 Express Cruiser. We will post more photos of “All That Jazz” as they become available

2023 Ellis 36′ Express Cruiser “All That Jazz”
LOA 40’ 5” • On Deck 35’10” • Waterline 33’ 4”
Max Beam 13’ 2” • Draft (keel) 3’10” • Displacement 17,000 lbs.
Diesel fuel 210 gallons • Water 100 gallons • Waste 36 gallons
Cruise 10-19 knots • Max speed 23 knots
SELLING PRICE: $950,000 – $995,000*


Note: The video is of a previous Ellis 36 Express Cruiser

• Single Yanmar 440 diesel engine, 5-blade prop, and high-speed rudder.
• A 400-watt solar charging system.
• Garmin electronics with radar.
• Full keel/skeg protecting prop and rudder.
• Bow & stern thrusters for easy maneuverability.
• Transom door, swim platform, and davit system.
• A cabin layout with seating in the galley space.
• Sleeping for up to 4 people. 
• 6′ 6″ of headroom in the Cabin and Shelter.
• Spacious head with a separate shower.
• Settee space for 8 people in the pilot house.
• Consistent handling thanks to the Ellis semi-displacement hull design.
• Diesel cooktop, heating, and hot water systems. 


  • 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
  • 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
  • An antifouling bottom paint


  • 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 (Or Awlgrip color – pending)


  • 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 are 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 at the galley
  • Cabin Multimedia center (includes Garmin plotter view)
  • UBS, USB-C, and HDMI connections
  • Stereo Speaker(s) connected to multimedia center 
  • 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
  • In-floor insulated storage with drain
  • Gloss Panel headliner with teak trim
  • Bomar hatches 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 cooktop
  • AC outlet (powered via inverter)
  • 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
  • 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/stainless
  • Port & Starboard Ellis Cantilevered Hydraulic Seats (Varnished Teak) with cushions
  • Port and Starboard Seating (facing forward and aft) in shelter/cockpit
  • (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 or Awlgrip color)
  • Varnished Teak 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
  • Operator’s electrical control panel
  • 24” stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Ellis designed “Pump Running Indicator Light System”
  • Spotlight and/or Spreader light controls (pending)
  • UBS and USB-C connections


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


  • 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
  • Port and Starboard Seating (facing forward and aft) in shelter/cockpit


  • 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
  • Varnished Teak or PVC guards and rails
  • Polished stainless steel half oval on guards and rails (in key locations)


  • 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
  • USCG & ABYC-approved polyethylene battery boxes
  • 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, Radar, High-Quality Sounder


  • 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 and/or spreader light mounted on the bow pulpit with helm control


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


  • (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
  • File Folder of system and equipment documentation

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

* The variable sale price is dependent on a few factors, including if/how the buyers intend to honor current charter contracts and in what way any outstanding charter fees are divided between the Buyer and Seller upon closing. Call Shane Ellis directly at 207-266-7911 for further information and sale price updates.