The layout of the Pearson 36 Cutter is a classic layout with a U-shaped galley to port at the bottom of the stairs and navigation station to starboard leading to two 7-foot settees port and starboard. Forward is a dry hanging locker to port and large head to starboard. The V-berth or owners cabin is comfortable with ample storage as well as access to the small fore-peak which stores the anchor rode.
The galley includes a deep double sink, three burner propane stove and oven, storage, and a large 11.2 cubic foot ice box. The sink is fed by both pressurized and manual foot pump fresh water. Handholds are plentiful and well placed making food preparation possible while underway.
Opposite the galley is a functional nav-station with a hanging wet locker. A fold-out stool provides seating while working at the navigation station but is not that comfortable in rough seas.
The salon is has two 7-foot settees port and starboard that make nice sea berths with the addition of lee cloths. The starboard settee pulls out to form a double berth. Under the settees lives two 50 gallon fresh water tanks. Behind and above each settee is more storage including an alcohol cabinet with wine storage. The dinette table is mounted on the forward bulkhead and folds down to allow four adults to comfortable sit, eat, and relax.
The large head is a traditional head with small sink and more than average storage including a dirty clothes hamper. Once you enter the head you will notice the separate shower to your right with seating and more storage. Opposite the head is more storage including a hanging locker.
The v-berth includes a 7 foot berth and more storage. The v-berth sleeps two comfortably with shelves on each side of the berth provide nice storage. To port and starboard – more storage. The center aft portion of the v-berth can be removed and stored making dressing and moving around the forward cabin much easier. Under the v-berth is more storage as well as and a 20 gallon plastic holding tank.
The engine which is located under the cockpit is accessed from panels below the companion way and from the cockpit sail lockers. Space around the engine is limited and accessibility is tight. Aft of the engine is a newer 50 gallon aluminum fuel tank.