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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    Naval Architect Alan Gurney

    Designer Notes (pdf)

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    Islander - 36' production sailboat

    The Islander 36’ Interior and Exterior Styling was my first commission as an independent contractor 1970. A record number of 750 were sold. One of, if not the most successful production designs of its day

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    Islander was losing $40k/mo with a hodgepodge of disparate tooling. They needed to impact the market with a Breakthrough Design.

    “The interior of the Islander 36 was a true breakthrough…The initial impact of this layout was tremendous…”

    — Bob Perry, Technical Editor of Sailing.

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    I-36 Presentation renderings illustrating the (then) unique sculpting of deck and anthropomorphic design of cockpit.

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    I-36 Presentation renderings describing the interior concept and stylized cove stripe arrowhead motif.

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    Detail showing unique massive companionway trim which provided an aesthetic and tactile sculptural feel apparent from inside the boat and from dockside. No “ticky-tacky trim here, this distinctive feature would be part of Islander’s new identity.

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    Detail section through cockpit showing unique and functional features.

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    Islander 36' production sailboat

    Portion of original I-36 development drawing. For more information on thinking that went into the development of the interior and exterior styling, see the Designer’s Notes section.


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