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1998 Zimmerman Z36 Custom Cruiser

location icon Weymouth, Massachusetts
Year 1998
Length 36 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Zimmerman Marine

PILGRIM is a Zimmerman 36, Spencer Lincoln designed, "Downeast" style hardtop cruiser which has had 3 caring owners. She is powered with a 450 hp Cummins 6CTA8.3 diesel, offering comfortable cruising speeds of 12-14 knots with top speeds of 18 knots. She has only 1635 hours on her engine. She has bow and stern thrusters, a Northern Lights 5kw generator, Dometic air conditioning, Espar heat in the forward cabin, and much more. She is ideally set up for a couple to cruise long distances. She would make an ideal "Loop Cruiser". PILGRIM is presently under shrinkwrap for the winter. We shall be pleased to get you aboard. Thank you for your interest.


Year Built 1998
Category Power
Length Overall 40'8 ft
Beam 12'10 ft
Max Draft 3'11 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID ABH36072D797
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 450 hp
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 140 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. aluminium
Water Tank Cap. 110 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless-steel
Displacement 19,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: 6CTA8.3
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 450hp



  • Added new S/S 8” cleats between bow and midship


  • New Group 27 battery for generator
  • Replaced engine Groco raw water strainer with plastic basket
  • Replaced engine raw water impeller


  • Replaced generator Groco raw water strainer with plastic basket
  • 4 new 6V golf cart batteries for house
  • Replaced irrigator pump and re-plumbed windshield washer system
  • Replaced broken window screen clips
  • Installed new Vetus 75 bow thruster; 2-12V deep cycle batteries, October
  • Inspected and weighed Halon tank


  • Installed new transom zinc
  • Installed new MT3 single level control with custom trim ring
  • Installed new 5 and 10 # fire extinguishers in galley and berth
  • Installed non skid strip on bow
  • Removed spurs and installed SALCA 50 spur/zinc combo (spurs still available)
  • Installed new trunk and salon hatch covers
  • Installed new Standard Horizon VHF at helm, GX2200 with AIS receiver
  • Installed shaft brush and tied into grounding system
  • Installed second C02 detector, located in salon
  • Inspected and tuned up 12V/110V power connections and system


  • Installed new Corinthian rug.
  • Installed new self watering battery system for bow thruster; stern battteries have easy access
  • Installed new Vetus 75 thruster zinc
  • Installed 40w LED bulbs in engine room
  • Installed 2 new terminal bus for bilge pumps


  • Major deck repair in cockpit including paint
  • 110V electric upgrades – dual 30 amp, new ELC and galvanic isolator
  • Installed 1 new terminal bus for bilge pumps
  • Installed new filter screen for raw water washdown
  • Installed new awning for back deck; T-top extender ($500)
  • Installed Dometic reverse cycle air/heat


  • Installed Vetus 70 stern thruster ($7,500)
  • Installed new Dometic to replace non-functioning unit
  • Installed new generator water pump
  • 2 new wiper blades port and starboard
  • Installed anchor rode counter
  • Installed weaver davit on swim platform
  • Varnished salon door, stairs and celing
  • Installed new PYI dripless shaft seal
  • Updated radio mount in electronics box
  • Installed new Marinco vent for cockpit lockers
  • Repaired 2 cockpit hatches


  • EPIRB battery replaced ($285)
  • Propeller tuned/repitched for 50+ RPM ($1,065)
  • Fire extinguisher inspected/repaired
  • Varnished electronics box
  • Headliner repair ($250)
  • New Coosa CP deck hatch
  • Updated FW tank plumbing 
  • Installed Standard Horizon GP1400 GPS
  • Paint salon roof with Kiwi Grip non-skid


  • Windlass removed, tuned and oil gasket replaced ($375)
  • ¾” Groco sea strainer for air conditioner ($150)
  • New windlass cover ($50)
  • Safety tabs added to quarter board covers ($35)
  • 2 new rear salon blinds ($70)


  • New forward hatch cover ($80)
  • New S/S exhaust elbow ($3,000)
  • Turbo removed, cleaned, refaced, installed with new gaskets, bolts, nuts
  • 7.5 gallons new OTR extended life coolant ($110)
  • New 1.75” hose and clamps heat exchanger to exhaust elbow
  • New 6” exhaust hose with 4 new T-bolt clamps
  • Replaced after cooler ($4,200)
  • 2 Group 27 Deep Cycle bow thruster batteries
  • 4-6V Deep Cycle house batteries
  • 2 Group 27 Deep Cycle stern thruster batteries
  • Replaced main engine raw water impeller



  • PILGRIM is Hull #2 of the Zimmerman 36's.
  • Core cell, closed cell PVC foam above water line with fiberglass.
  • Vinylester outer skin finished with lnterprotect epoxy barrier coat system on bottom.
  • Flag blue Awlgrip on the hull.
  • Low maintenance exterior; only the varnished name boards are teak.
  • Artful combinations of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, Awlgrip colors, and gelcoat to dress up the exterior.
  • The hull-to-deck joint is bedded in permanent adhesive and bolted every 12 inches with type 316 stainless steel bolts.
  • Epoxy composite in all deck openings and fastener locations.
  • Fiberglass cockpit sole with six flush cockpit hatches.
  • Gelcoat finish with Awlgrip non-skid area.
  • PVC rubrail with stainless cap.
  • Stainless bow rail.
  • Teak name boards.
  • 48" foldable aluminum mast mounted on pilothouse top.
  • Stainless handrails on cabin top.
  • Stainless handrails on cabin trunk.
  • Eight 12" Stainless steel deck cleats.
  • Two stainless bow chocks.
  • Aluminum frame windows with satin anodized finish and tempered glass.
  • Aluminum Sliding door at helm.
  • Aluminum swing door aft.
  • Solid fiberglass bow/anchor platform with anchor roller.
  • 1 stainless 24" x 24" opening hatch.
  • 2 stainless 8" x 14" opening hatches.
  • Five 5" x 12" stainless opening ports with screens.
  • Stainless deck fills and pump-out fitting.
  • Windshield cover.
  • Canvas covers for windlass, name boards, searchlight, and hatches and assorted spares.
  • Swim platform with stainless swim ladder.
  • Weaver Davits installed on swim platform for inflatable.



Fuel: 280 gallons in two aluminum fuel tanks (150 gallons port; 130 gallons starboard).

Water: 80 gallon S/S tank and 30 gallon reserve poly tank.

Holding: 35 gallon in poly tank under starboard cockpit sole with y-valve and overboard discharge.



  • Sea Star manual hydraulic steering system.
  • Cummins 6CTA8.3 M3 450 hp diesel, with approximately 1635 hours; 2 hour meters 1139 hours and 500 hours.
  • Cruising speed: 10-12 knots @ 1800 RPM; 14 knots @ 2000 RPM.
  • Maximum speed: 18 knots @ 2600 RPM.
  • ZF 2:1 reduction gear.
  • 7 degree down angle transmission, vibration dampening mounts.
  • 32" S/S Destroyer wheel.
  • Walker Airsep.
  • 2 Racor 1000 FH fuel filters with select valve, with vacuum gauge.
  • Racor 500 FHW fuel filter for generator.
  • Groco raw water strainers for Main, generator and air conditioner.
  • 26 x 26 five blade Nibral prop.
  • Morse single lever control.
  • PYI shaft seal, dripless, 2" - new 2020.
  • 2” Aquamet 22 propeller shaft.
  • Vibration dampening Drive Saver coupling.
  • 280 gallons in two aluminum fuel tanks.
  • Sounddown noise insulation.
  • Racor vacuum gauge.
  • Vetus 75 Bow and Stern Thrusters. 
  • Tank Tender gauge for fuel & water.



  • 5 kw Northern Lights M673D diesel generator, with 910 hours.
  • Dometic Reverse cycle air conditioner/heat (for mains salon and head).
  • Blue Seas generator/shore transfer switch.
  • Dual 30 amp Blue Seas shore power inlets with Smart Plugs.
  • Two 30 amp Hubbell shore power cords: 1- 25’, 1- 50’ for Smart Plugs.
  • Four 20 amp GFI receptacles.
  • 12V DC distribution panel with circuit breakers and voltmeter.
  • 12V DC distribution panel with circuit breakers and reverse polarity warning.
  • 2023 3 Group 31 Lifeline AGM batteries for engine start; 4- 6V lead acid for house system; Lifeline regulator and group 27 generator lead acid start battery; 2 group 27 lead acid deep cycle for bow thruster and 2 group lead acid 27 deep cycle for stern thruster. Thruster batteries wired to starting batteries so charged by alternator.
  • Bonding system with galvanic isolator.
  • Aquasignal series 50 navigation lights.
  • LED anchor, stern and mast lights.
  • Xantrex Freedom inverter/charger 30 amp.
  • 6 gallon S/S hot water heater.


ACCOMMODATIONS: A light, airy interior, with cherry joinery finished to a high gloss. The main salon features an "L" shaped settee to port. Starboard has a matching blue ultra-suede settee. There is a cherry hi/lo table. The helm station and nav stations have single Stidd chairs. Below is the U-shaped galley to port. To starboard is the enclosed head with separate stall shower and Vacuflush head and sink. Forward cabin has wide vee berths with drawers below and a hanging locker. Superb joinerwork.



  • All structural members laminated to hull with vinylester resin for reliable bonding and moisture resistance.
  • White foam backed vinyl for cabin sides.
  • Laminate on bulkheads and countertops.
  • Plywood cabin sole with carpet in main cabin, maple wood flooring in forward cabin.
  • Main cabin solar vents (2).
  • Solar vent for galley refrigeration systems.
  • Hatch roll-up shades with screens.
  • Venetian blinds in main cabin.
  • Curtains.
  • Stidd helm and nav seats - ultra-leather.



  • The galley has exceptional light and ventilation.
  • The galley is down, but with visibility to the helm and open above.
  • Isotherm 130 ASU 12V refrigerator, model DE 541.
  • Coolmatic freezer CB-40 12V/120V (not operating - sold AS IS).
  • Force 10 three burner stove with oven and broiler-propane.
  • Scandvik double sink with FM Mattson faucet.
  • Dry locker in counter top.



  • Molded fiberglass shower stall with seat and locker.
  • Rule shower sump pump.
  • Bi-fold glass shower door with anodized aluminum frame.
  • 24" x 36" mirror.
  • FM Mattson single lever mixer at sink.
  • Shower with thermostatic/pressure balanced mixing valve.
  • Sealand Vacuflush system, one head, with 12V discharge pump, vacuum pump.
  • Sealand tank watch.
  • Activated carbon vent filter.



  • Standard Horizon GX2200GPS VHF w/AIS and GX1400 GPS VHF.
  • Autohelm ST80 autopilot.
  • Raytheon ST60 speed and depth.
  • Garmin 12” Chartplotter/Sonar Combo GPS MAP 1242XSV.
  • Furuno 7" LCD color radar-open array antenna, Model 1763C.
  • Ritchie 4" Powerdamp compass.
  • Alpine stereo with 10CD disc changer.



  • Three 20" pantograph windshield wipers and motors.
  • Two 10 lb aluminum propane cylinders.
  • Remote propane shut off control and valve.
  • MTI carbon monoxide monitor.
  • Fireboy halon fire extinguisher system for engine room.
  • Signaltone dual trumpet air horn.
  • Espar D7 diesel heat system for forward berth area.
  • Ideal vertical windlass, model VC1 with remote switch at helm and at deck.
  • Anchor Rode Counter (needs to be wired - sold AS IS).
  • 30 lb Deepset Danforth anchor.
  • 300' spare nylon rode.
  • 35 lb CQR anchor with 150’ 5/16" BBB chain and 150’ nylon rode spliced to chain.
  • Salt water washdown pump with foredeck and cockpit outlets – not operational.
  • Tank Tender monitoring system for fuel and water.
  • High water alarm.
  • 5 fire extinguishers.
  • One Rule 3700 bilge pump; Three other bilge pumps.
  • Bronze seacocks and thru hulls.
  • Custom bedding.
  • Brass clock.
  • Stainless shore power/cable standoff - two Smart 110V plugs - one dedicated to air conditioner.
  • 6 jack stands.
  • Flag staff with colors.
  • 3 - 26 x 10" Taylor fenders with covers.
  • Assorted dock lines.
  • Boat hook.
  • Outboard motor storage mount.
  • St Croix stainless outboard hoisting crane.
  • Two Cockpit Awnings with mounting hardware.
  • Go Light remote-controlled spotlight.
  • Custom prop puller.
  • Cockpit under coaming lighting.
  • Cockpit floodlight.
  • 12V oil pump-out system.
  • 12V fuel transfer pump.
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower.
  • Textaline cover for front windshield and 2 deck hatches.
  • Box of manuals and receipts.
  • Spare oil and fuel filters for engine and generator.
  • Bose acoustic mass subwoofer with Alpine radio and CD player.
  • Soft screens for doors.
  • Duck-be-gone for swim platform.
  • Stainless chain hook snubber.
  • 4 life jackets.
  • Life Ring.
  • 2-12V fans.
  • 20 foot lead line.
  • Spare Generator water pump, Stidd Chair, Hatch and Windshield Covers.
  • EXCLUSIONS: Personal Life jackets, tools, Brass trawler lamp, Personal items.


COMMENTS: PILGRIM is a Zimmerman 36, Spencer Lincoln designed, "Downeast" style hardtop cruiser which has had 3 caring owners. She is powered with a 450 hp Cummins 6CTA8.3 diesel, offering comfortable cruising speeds of 12-14 knots with top speeds of 18 knots. She has only 1635 hours on her engine. She has bow and stern thrusters, a Northern Lights 5kw generator, Dometic air conditioning, Espar heat in the forward cabin, and much more. She is ideally set up for a couple to cruise long distances. She would make an ideal "Loop Cruiser". PILGRIM is presently under shrinkwrap for the winter. We shall be pleased to get you aboard. Thank you for your interest.



Potential purchasers 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. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. 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. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice. 


Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meter. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as ALL other representations noted on the listing.


DISCLAIMER TO BOARD VESSEL: In the event the Buyer boards the vessel either on land or in the water without a broker or owner, the Buyer(s) agrees and understands he boards at his sole risk and liability.