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36' Union Polaris 36


DARK STAR is a stoutly built, full keel double ender designed by Robert Perry and built by Union Yacht Co. of Taiwan, ROC. The design began as the Hans Christian 34 and is well regarded for serious, off shore sailing. These boats have a very strong and stable hull and feature well-built teak interiors of classic design with teak cockpit and decks.The Union 36 cutter is actually 42' length overall, her traditional lines are very pleasing to the eye and her performance is better than expected from a traditional design.

  • Make: Union
  • Model: Polaris 36
  • Year: 1980
  • Length: 36ft
  • Name: DARK STAR
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cutter
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • LOA: 45.5 feet
  • LWL: 32 feet
  • Beam: 11.42 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.67 feet
  • Ballast: 8000 pounds
  • Displacement: 22000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Perkins
  • EngineModel: SABRE M60
  • EngineYear: 2007
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 140 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Recent upgrades
  • Chainplates replaced Nov 2018
  • Thruhulls (5) replaced Nov 2018
  • New Bottom paint Nov 2018
  • New Holding tank guage installed December 2018
  • Livelines replaced Jan 2019
  • Exhaust Risers repaired Jan 2019
  • Bilge Pump replaced Jan 2019
  • Cushions replaced Nov 2018
  • Marine stereo replaced April 2020
  • Microwave New Jan 2019
  • Anchors and rode renewed Nov 2018
  • Swim ladder refurbished 2019
  • New marine head installed 2018

Interior has generous teak throughout and teak and holly sole. Nine opening ports and two large overhead hatches provide great light and ventilation. Four dorades add to the level of airflow. 

The forward stateroom is a V-berth with teak cabinets port and starboard. An open shelf above the cabinets provides additional storage. Full head and shower are to port and private to the salon.  There is a chain locker forward.

The main salon has a large U-shaped dinette to port.  Teak cabinet and open shelves are outboard. To starboard is a full size Pullman berth.  Three deep drawers and open cubbyholes below the Pullman berth provide ample storage. Overhead is a beautiful butterfly hatch with tinted glass.  A well- designed nav station with a 40-inch wide chart table with two large chart drawers and additional cabinets below.

 A quarter berth follows with continuous teak cabinets outboard and an opening port to the cockpit. The U-shaped galley is to port. There is a prepared space for a galley stove, but it is not installed.  Engine access is through the quarter berth and through the removable companionway steps. 


In 2007 a NEW Perkins Sabre M60 59 hp engine was installed.

Oil Change and full service May 2019

Mast and Standing Rigging

In 2006 a NEW mast, boom and standing rigging was installed


Diesel Fuel Tanks

In 2008 NEW Stainless Steel fuel tanks were installed.

Ground Tackle

Forward CQR anchor with 100' chain and 200' Rode

Aft Danforth anchor with 20' Chain and 100' Rode

  • Main sail
  • Yankee
  • Staysail
  • Drifter + Sock
Additional Information
  • Solar panels and solar controller
  • Storm slats for companionway
  • Liferaft
  • icebox w/refrigeration
  • Newer batteries
  • Swim ladder
  • Monitor wind vane
  • Autopilot

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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