New Ellis 36 Express Cruiser – SOLD

This new model Ellis 36 Express boasts 6′ 6″ of headroom throughout the shelter, cabin, and separate shower. It includes bar/office seating in the cabin, a fully automated davit system (PrestoMarine) which carries an AB Aluminum tender with Suzuki outboard, 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, and bow & stern thrusters.

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2019 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

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 – Red Mahogany
  • Metal-free biocide antifouling bottom paint system – Light Gray to match rails


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • (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 – Red Mahogany


  • 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.
  • 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)


  • 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


  • 4D dedicated engine starting battery and 8D deep cycle house battery
  • 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) 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 believed to be correct, but not guaranteed.  Listings are subject to prior sale, price changes, or withdrawal.