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The outdoor galley is positioned where it's convenient to everyone on the main
deck and swim platform where the smoke from the grill won't bother anybody.
It's very complete with sink, refrigerator, garbage and recycle.

height over the berth. Big bins on both
sides will be useful for all sorts of things
and having the full beam berth mounted
athwartships makes great use of the
space. There's also a side locker and we
were pleased to see opening port holes
port and starboard built into the side
glass. Blinds are included of course.

We thought the head was particularly
comfortable with an opening port
hole, a vessel sink and a separate
shower stall.

conditioning keeps it comfortable and
the Dometic A/C was very quiet and
effective even with the heat and humidity on our test date.
head
For a 36 footer, it's great to see that the
head compartment includes a separate
shower stall that has an opening porthole, handheld shower and it is really a
usable size. We liked the flooring that
looks like ceramic tiles. The GT 36 includes a Jabsco MSD, stylish vessel sink
and lots of mirrors as well as storage
under the vanity. It's a really good head
for a 36 footer.
aFt cabin
Ideal for the kids or another couple, the
aft cabin has full standing headroom in
the entrance and comfortable sitting
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helM
Depending on who you talk to, the
words grand touring or "Gran Turismo"
are originally applied to cars that are fast
coupes designed to tour long distances.
The GT 36 fits that description nicely.
Obviously designed to travel, there is
a double size helm seat with a flip up
bolster, foot rest and tilt steering to comfortably accommodate standing or
seated operation. We appreciate that a
safety lanyard is included. It's a fast boat
and it's certainly something the driver
should be using. We also liked the double size companion seat. This way four
people can see forward through the
huge curved windshield.
The unique two-level cabin side glass
provides great outward vision with an almost unobstructed view 360 degrees.
The 12-inch Garmin screen and
Mercury Vessel View system clearly
communicate all functions. The Mercury propulsion systems include their
Axius Joystick Docking system which
works very well, and the GT 36 also had
Lenco automatic trim tabs which make
driving simple and effortless. We found
the boat was very maneuverable - you
could literally back it down straight for

With an acrylic door for light and a fold
down seat for convenience, the shower
stall will be much appreciated.

quite a distance if you ever needed to
come in a long fairway to your slip.
This is a big boat and the twin MerCruiser 6.2 V8 engines had the torque
to deliver strong acceleration to get boatload of people moving and we could tab
down a little bit to keep it on plane at
lower speeds. The sweet spot seemed to
be 4,200 to 4,500 rpm doing 30 to 32
mph. The big MerCruiser V8s provide
both comfortable cruising and an impressive top speed. The steering was
always light and precise and the throttle
controls were easy to use. What impressed us the most was the very solid
ride and the feeling of stout construction as we crossed our wake at speed.
We could crank the boat right over hard
at high speed and it would hang on for a
very tight turn - quite impressive. This
was certainly thanks to the air step hull
design. This seems to reduce drag while
delivering a soft ride.
On top of the other strong performance attributes, backing it down to a
4,200 rpm cruising speed of 30 miles
per hour gave us the equivalent of
almost one mile per gallon fuel economy
which is very good for a yacht this size.
Overall, this is a very contemporary,
spacious and sexy 36-footer that runs
and feels like it should cost a lot more.
Look for the GT 36 at the boat shows
this winter! *

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2020

Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
Power Review: NC 895 Sport
Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
The Port Hole: February 2020
Book Review: Ready to Come About
Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover2
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: NC 895 Sport
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Book Review: Ready to Come About
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