New Ellis 36 Express Cruiser

This new model Ellis 36 Express boasts 6′ 6″ of headroom throughout the shelter, cabin, and separate shower. It includes a 2-seat bar in the galley area, was built with a fully automated davit system (PrestoMarine), carries an AB Aluminum tender with Suzuki outboard and sports a transom door for easy access to a large swim platform. This Ellis 36 also features a single Yanmar 440 diesel engine, 5-blade prop, full keel/skeg protecting prop/rudder, and bow & stern thrusters. PURCHASE INCLUDES AWLGRIP HULL to the Color of your choice (scroll to the bottom for Ellis’s suggested new Awlgrip color scheme).

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NEW 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 to 20 knots • Max speed 25 knots
PRICE: $690,000

INCLUDED: A NEW paint job to your preferred color
INCLUDED: An Ellis Boat Co Warranty

• A new cabin layout with a “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

Call Shane: 207-266-7911 

NEW Ellis 36 Express Cruiser


  • 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 – Light Gray (pending)
  • Metal-free biocide antifouling bottom paint system – Black (pending)
  • AWLGRIP  “Red Mahogany” Awlgrip Hull color (pending)


  • 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.


  • Ellis Plugs pulled for extra height (increased to 6′ 6″)
  • 7′ 6″ V-berth with 6” covered cushions with memory foam & breathable top layer – Burgandy
  • 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 with teak fiddle rail and trim
  • Hand-polished stainless steel double sink with faucet
  • Teak drawers and storage lockers
  • Teak trimmed sliding door storage cabinet
  • 12-volt DC Isotherm Refer/Freezer
  • Wallas Diesel flush Nordic Dt cooktop with blower lid heater
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Plate and bowl storage rack
  • Tumblers and glassware (TBD)
  • Teak towel ring


  • 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
  • Alsons (or similar) shower head & mixing valve
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Separate shower sump
  • (2) Stainless steel towel bars


  • Remove the mold plug for increased height (6′ 6″ in the shelter)
  • Express Cruiser Style – Hardtop w/side curtains & 3-panel backdrop + Eeisenglass panels.
  • GLOSS PANEL headliner with teak trim
  • Cap Rail – Inside Teak, transition capped with stainless steel
  • Port & starboard Ellis Cantilevered Hydraulic Seats (Varnished Teak) with covered 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 (TBD)
  • (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 (Alternative – fixed windows and two Bomar hatches for ventilation)
  • (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 – Red Mahogany to match the hull


  • 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
  • Single lever control
  • Engine control panel
  • Lighted Ritchie 4½” Binnacle compass
  • Windlass and air horn controls
  • Operators electrical control panel
  • Stazo 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.
  • 4 varnished teak/canvas deck chairs that are capable of fitting in port or starboard cockpit storage. Canvas = Sunbrella Storm with Burgundy Ellis Logo embroidered in backs.
  • Aft seating (teak – gloss varnished) with Sumbrella Storm fabric (doubles for an extra berth in the shelter)


  • (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 plate
  • Groco Manual Head
  • All gray water drainage through 2 isolated thru hulls


  • (2) 50 to 75-gallon water tanks (Exact size TBD)
  • 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


  • (1) 4D dedicated engine starting battery and (2) 8D deep cycle house batteries
  • 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, Plotter, Radar, and 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 mounted on the bow pulpit – helm and remote control.


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


  • AB 9AL tender with 9.9 hp Suzuki outboard on a PretoMarine davit system


  • (4) 5/8”, three-strand nylon dock lines
  • (4) 8” x 20” inflatable fenders with Polartec® covers (Gray) embroidered with Ellis Logo and boat name in Burgandy (Name TBD)
  • (2) boat hooks, with clip hardware, both to port and starboard high up under gunnels
  • (12) adult life jackets, (2) flotation cushions
  • (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
  • Name and hail in vinyl backed lettering in owners choice of style and color


  • Gull Sweeps – Flush hardware on deck OR Stand-alone sweeps.
  • Propane Grill with Recessed Mounting Hardware, 6-pack of Propane, grill tools.
  • Bose Bluetooth Speaker and UBS charger
  • (2) Stainless cup holders at Helm and Nav.
  • Chart and Navigation Kit
  • Galley Equipment

Current color scheme

Ellis’s Proposed new color scheme with AWLGRIP Red Mahogany Hull

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