Newest in the line of Friendship yachts, the Friendship 36, CARY ALI, is designed to specifications by a current Friendship 40 owner. The client asked for a yacht with the same level of quality, fit and finish of his current Friendship (that draws a mere 3’11”) yet with a draft of 32” so that he may berth it in the shallows of his waterfront home.
The owner has emphasized that reliability, strength, and safety for his family and crew are his most important concerns. Fontaine obliged his requests by modifying the underbody, eliminating the stub of the keel on the 40, and increasing the ballast to provide sufficient stability. The shallow draft delta form hull has twin rudders for greater steering control.
The F36 also features a full carbon fiber spar package including the mast, boom and rigging. It has fully powered sail handling hardware with winches, furlers, mainsheet, backstay and vang all push button controlled. This yacht has all of the same systems, hardware and details as her well known big sister, the Friendship 40.