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2004 Bruckmann Bluestar 36 Mk II

Norwalk, Connecticut

The Blue Star 36, designed by the esteemed Mark Ellis, combines the classic elegance of  Downeast yacht design and contemporary express cruiser performance.  We are not aware of another boat on the brokerage market that so beautifully illustrates the marriage of these two elements like fog dog, a 36 Mark II Blue Star.  

The knowledgeable owners who bought the boat in 2015 from the original owner have taken extraordinary care of all of its systems, annually inspecting and rigorously servicing some equipment/systems and upgrading others.  Below are some highlights of fog dog:

  • Awlgripped Flag Blue hull over Flag Blue gelcoat
  • Twin Yanmar 6LY-STP 370HP engines (see service/replacement of turbos, aftercoolers, heat exchangers and more in Engine details)
  • Northern Lights 6KW generator (see service details)
  • Reverse cycle heat and air throughout: Two 10K units
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • Mark II layout includes stall shower
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Impeccable brightwork
  • Teak cockpit sole and swim platform
  • Seawise dinghy lift system
  • AB Aluminum dinghy and outboard
  • Cushions replaced in 2019
  • Cockpit awning with carbon fibre posts added in 2023

While the owners love fog dog, they expect to do more extensive cruising near term, and are looking for something larger. fog dog is ready to go cruising for a weekend or The Loop! 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Bruckmann
Model: Bluestar 36 Mk II
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ZYU36009L304
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 37'6 ft
Length Overall: 37'6 ft
Beam: 13'2 ft
Max Draft: 3'2 ft
Displacement: 18,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 1,347
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6Ly2A-STP
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 1,347
Total Engine Power: 740hp
Cruising Speed: 22 kn
Propeller RPM: 2800
Maximum Speed: 28 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 320 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Express Cruiser, Downeast


Diana McCabe


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, CT, US, 06855

Vessel Walk-Thru


  • Teak swim platform with telescoping swim ladder
  • Seawise dinghy/OB management system that still permits passage on the platform
  • Telescoping swim ladder mounted under platform


  • Full width transom seat with storage below
  • Aft facing bench seat to port with storage below
  • Teak cockpit sole
  • Cockpit stereo speakers
  • New awning covers entire cockpit


Large windows surround the salon/helm deck providing exceptional light and 360 degree visibility.  Ocean Air blinds are on all windows and the aft door for privacy or just to keep the interior cool.  The matt teak and holly soles are protected by custom made rugs.  The trim, doors and dining table are all highly varnished teak.There is reverse cycle air conditioning throughout the boat. .

  • Enter thru aft starboard door
  • An L settee, which is convertible to a double berth, is to port and straight settee is to starboard
  • The helm and upgraded Stidd seat with its custom mount are at the forward end of the starboard settee.  Under the seat is an Isotherm fridge.
  • Opposite the helm to port is a large desk with storage within and overlooks the open galley and dining area below.


Down three steps from the helm deck is the L-shaped galley and dining area to port and the full head to starboard.  There are Corian countertops in both the galley and head.  Above the galley and dining area are two large S/S custom opening ports adding to the bright galley which is open above.

  • Outboard forward is a polished S/S Scanvik sink with storage below, a top loading storage locker in the corner, and a microwave overhead. Convenient drawer storage is below.
  • On the aft bulkhead is a two-burner electric cooktop, and overhead are dish lockers.
  • Under the cooktop/counter is a Norcold fridge
  • Forward of the galley is a cozy dining area with an L-settee and beautiful teak table with a folding leaf (a cover protects the table when not in use).
  • The roomy head and stall shower are to starboard and feature a VacuFlush toilet, large mirror, S/S sink and S/S opening port to match the port side, providing light and ventilation.  The fiberglass stall shower has a teak bench, teak platform, wet locker, overhead opening hatch, and S/S opening port.  There is also a full length mirror on the inside of the head door.


  • Enter through a teak bi-fold door
  • Centerline queen berth with custom mattress
  • Storage is outboard on each side of the berth
  • Two wide deep drawers are below the berth
  • Large overhead screened hatch above foot of the bed and another smaller hatch with a black out shade at the head.
  • Teak strakes outboard
  • Aft to port are lockers and drawers
  • A fan is to port
  • Cedar lined hanging locker and open cubbies to starboard
  • S/S custom large opening ports on each side of the cabin


Helm and Navigation


  • Engine instrument Yanmar C-type panels with alarms and analog gauges
  • Single lever throttle and gearshift controls
  • GPS Plotter:  Garmin GPSMAP 8215 15" Glass Helm Series touch screen; includes chart plotter, radar, and sounder with joystick control from helm (2014).
  • Garmin 18"HD radar dome 
  • Raymarine ST6001+G Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 depth and speed
  • Icom Commander HM157 SW full function remote VHF Mic II (2014)
  • Marinco hardtop-mounted search light with remote at helm
  • Fusion stereo with 4 speakers: 2 in cockpit and 2 in salon


  • 110 and 12V
  • 50' shore power cord 110V 30amp
  • Northern Lights 6KW generator:  1,272 hrs.  Top end rebuilt (2019) and raw water pump (2017)
  • Renogy inverter (2023)
  • 60 amp charger (2016)
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning: two 10K BTU units
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • Two engine starting batteries
  • Two house batteries
  • Inverter/charger battery
  • Batteries replaced 2021 and 2023
  • 12V horn
  • VacuFlush rebuilt (2021) and new sanitation hoses added
  • Interior reading and overhead lights (12V)
  • Two Courtesy lights in cockpit (12V)
  • Engine room lights (12V)
  • Running and anchor lights (12V)
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wiring all sized and color coded to ABYC specs


Engine and Mechanical

Engine and Maintenance: The items below are in addition to annual oil changes, transmission service, coolant changes, changed impellers as well as brightwork.


  • Twin Yanmar 6LY-STP 370HP: 1,347 hrs
  • 2016:  Serviced heat exchangers; all new belts
  • 2018:  Exhaust manifold gasket; Aetna digital tachs; engine filters upgraded
  • 2019:  Engine thermostats; New turbos, exhaust risers, mixing elbows, exhaust hoses, and aftercoolers (removed and serviced)
  • 2020:  Valves checked and new front seal; 
  • 2023:  All new strainer to water pressure hoses; engine room sundown replaced, upgrade fresh water flush system; service aftercoolers and heat exchangers; all new engine hoses
  • 2024:  Aftercoolers removed and serviced
  • Fresh water flush system


  • Engine mounts rated to 450hp
  • Engine pans isolated
  • Dual raw water cooled exhausts w/mufflers
  • Dual Racor fuel filter
  • Dual raw water intakes with strainers
  • Marelon seacocks
  • Teak slatted engine room platform
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering 
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Two 1000 gal/hr bilge pumps
  • BoatSafe engine room automatic heating system (2008)
  • Dual engine room ventilation
  • Halon fire extinguisher system
  • Integrated Manuel bilge pump
  • 6 gal water heater, 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Holding tank with 12V macerator
  • Shaft logs, bronze stuffing boxes
  • Bronze struts
  • Aqua Met 1.5" prop shafts w/zinc anodes
  • Props:  4 blade (2014)
  • Bronze rudder
  • VacuFlush toilet rebuilt and new sanitation hoses installed
  • Flag Blue Awlgrip over Flag Blue gelcoat
  • Cream Awlgrip boot stripe
  • Six 10" S/S mooring cleats
  • Four custom chromed inline toe rail chocks
  • Deck hardware and fittings are all 316 S/S
  • Three cockpit sole lazarette hatches
  • Four Lewmar aluminum opening deck hatches
  • Aluminum mounted on hard top is Awlgripped white
  • Six S/S opening ports
  • Bow rail extends from bow to cockpit
  • Full width stern bench seat
  • S/S telescoping swim ladder
  • Teak bow sprit with custom anchor roller
  • Two butterfly storage hatches on either side of bow sprit
  • Low profile Lewmar windlass with 120' of rope and 15' chain
  • Anchor
  • Varnished teak cabin eyebrow
  • Varnished teak cockpit coamig
  • Varnished teak toe rail 2.5"
  • Two varnished teak handrails on cabin top
  • Teak decking in cockpit (untreated)
  • Teak swim platform (untreated)
  • Window frames painted Aluminum (reconditioned in 2013)
  • Exterior window and windshild covers

Bruckmann Yachts of Oakville, Ontario, builds the Blue Star and other models with a very gifted crew of knowledgeable, experienced shipwrights.

  • Hull: single piece Core-Cell cored fiberglass w/Vinylester resin throughout.
  • Core phased out in way of thru-hulls, struts, shaft logs, rudder posts and center line.
  • Rub strakes at water line
  • Transverse frames bonded to hulll and longitudinal
  • Fiberglass roving and unidirectional reinforcements over foam floors w/limber holes
  • Four full-length longitudinal floors forming the engine beds
  • Hull/deck joint overlapping, bonded and mechanically fastened every 4"
  • Hardtop is FRP w/powder coated windshield frames; open center vent and side and aft windows
  • Rub rail vinyl w/S/S half round
  • Deck core phased out in way of all deck fittings
  • Deck gelcoat is custom CCP color: Cream
  • Non-skid treatment on all working surfaces
  • Deck non-skid surfaces finished in Moon Dust Awlgrip
Safety and Fire Protection
  • USCG Safety Package: PFDs, Flares, throw device, ship's bell, medical kit
  • Dock lines and fenders
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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Please call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 for more information and showing instructions.