Boat Details

36′ Union Polaris Cutter



Yacht World Number: 2714227
Located in La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 1980
Hull Material: Fiberglass


The Union Polaris 36 is a copied and stretched version of Bob Perry’s Hans 34. She is a lovely double ender, with a cutter rig and Perkins 4108 diesel. Currently stored on the hard, she had a major retrofit in 2002, but has cruised both West Coast and Gulf of Mexico, and was shipped to La Paz from Florida. She only needs  minor cosmetic repairs and she is ready to start sailing again. Please be sure to click on full specs to see all the details about the retrofit and to see what great equipment she has.

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La Paz Yachts
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Marina de La Paz
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948
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Full Specs

Keel: Full

LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 4 in
LWL: 32 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 35 ft 7 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 22000 lbs
Ballast: 7800 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Dry Weight: 15 lbs

Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2705
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 45 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 6 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (160 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (50 Gallons)


The Sailing Vessel Land’s End, appropriately named for the Baja, has a rich history going back to Designer, Robert Perry. Perry was commissioned to design the Hans Christian 34 but prior to construction; the Hans Christian Yacht Co. Owner decided the market dictated a 36’ vessel to remain competitive. The design was stretched by two feet at the Union Ship Yard in Taipei without the knowledge of Robert Perry.   The legal battle prior to the first US delivery forced the name change from the Hans Christian 36 to the Union Polaris 36.   Nonetheless, she is a Bob Perry designed blue water cruising yacht with classic traditional lines, a full keel double ender with simple and balanced cutter rigging. Land’s End is as comfortable in heavy blue water seas as she is tied to the docks as a live-aboard or a weekend getaway/mobile condo.

The current owners acquired Land’s End in Long Beach California in 2000 where she was hauled out for an extensive mechanical and rigging overhaul. Upon completion, she was trucked to Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada for extensive sea trials to determine the extent of the planned renovation to near new condition.

While docked at the Las Vegas Marina, the crew was interviewed for an article that appeared in Sailing Magazines, Special 35thAnniversary Issue, September 2001. The article was entitled “Baja, Without the Salt”, a quote from the Captain.

A suitable warehouse was located on Flamingo Blvd., a few blocks from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Albeit 4 in the morning when the majority of the strip occupants are Losers and Hookers, the Sailing Vessel Land’s End actually took a short rolling cruise down the Las Vegas Strip. Delivered by truck to a pre constructed rolling cradle, a crane picked her off the truck and she was rolled into the warehouse.

During the nearly one year renovation, she was stripped of all stainless and bronze fittings that were polished and prepared for refitting.

The teak decks and trim were re-caulked and over 2000 new stainless screws, nuts, bolts and teak wood plugs were replaced. The butterfly and deck hatches were removed and rebuilt with Lexon glass.

Interior finish included new headliner with Formica above the Galley and Head, Soft Vinyl above the settee and carpet in the sleeping Berths. Galley Counter tops were replaced with custom made ½ inch Hard Rock Maple Butcher Block. The Chart and Settee tables, Head counter tops and backsplashes were replaced with Corian.   Interior cushions were replaced with new marine grade foam and Sunbrella cloth and canvas. Wiring, plumbing and lighting were all upgraded with USCG approved materials and installation practices.   Navigation and communication equipment was installed with, at the time, top of the line marine electronics.

September Eleventh altered the Crews plan to take her on the “Baja Ha Ha voyage south and instead trucked her to New Orleans, Louisiana. Within hours of arriving at the boat yard, she encountered her first of many Hurricanes, crab pot floats and extremely shallow bayou waters. Never hard aground, but her 5’ 8” keel was tickled often by Louisiana Mud. After a year in New Orleans, Land’s End Voyaged south with several months in Everglade City, Tarpen Springs, Sarasota and a 6 month hiatus in Key West. She came to rest in Marco Island Florida, a preferred Hurricane Hole, as the Crew had to abandon ship to return to Las Vegas to replenish the Adventure Fund.

In 2006, with the Adventure Cookie Jar near full, the Crew decided to complete the original plan to take Land’s End to her namesake waters, the Sea of Cortez. She hitchhiked a ride on the top of a container ship, compliments of Yacht Path Yacht Transporters for a dry voyage from Ft. Lauderdale, via the Panama Canal to La Paz, Mexico. Several years docked at Marina Palmira, she was hauled out and currently on the hard deck in the adjacent Atalanta Boat Yard awaiting her new Crew.

REFRIGERATION: Adler Barbour Fridg. & Freezer
FREEZER: Separate Ice Box
WATER HEATER: (New) 6 Gal. Raritan Eng and Electric
STOVE: GSI 3 burner Stainless Steel
SINK: Stainless Steel, Large Deep Single
OTHER: ( 2) Salt and Fresh Hand Water Pumps

Navigation and electronics
SSB: Kenwood Ham Radio TS-430S
SSB TUNER: Kenwood Antenna Tuner AT-180
RADAR: Raymarine SL 72 Plus Pathfinder Radar
RADAR ALARM: Integrated in Radar
VHF: Horizon Intrepid 1260S (25 Watts, Remoted to Helm)
GPS: Raynav 300 GPS Plotter Remoted to Navigation Station for Comp. interface
TV/DVD/VCR: TV on Custom Stand
STEREO: Pioneer AF/FM CD Stereo Video Screen (Dolphins Swimming) Bose Speakers
PRINTER / SCANNER / FAX : HP Printer Scanner
DEPTH SOUNDER: Standard Horizion DS 45
HAILER: West Marine Load Hailer
WIND SPEED / DIRECTION: Standar Horizon WS 45 Wind Speed/ Log, SL45 Point of Sail at Helm
AUTOPILOT: Nautech AutoHelm 5000 Chain Drive Remoted to Helm
COMPASS: Binnacle Mounted Compass

HOUSE BANK 1: 4 Battery Bank Deep Cycle Lead Acid
START BANK: 2 Battery Bank Deep Cycle Lead Acid
BATTERY MONITOR: Amp. And Volt Meters
INVERTOR: Small Inverter For Computer
GENERATOR: EU 2000 Honda with Less then 500 hours
ALTERNATOR: 12 Volt Heavy Duty
AC VOLTAGES: 120 Volt at 60 HZ Hertz
BATTERY CHARGER: Lewco Solid State Marine Batt. Charger

AIR CONDITIONER: Mermade Central Air 120 VAC 9000 BTU, installed New in 2007
BILGE PUMP: Primary: Rule 2000 with Auto Switch/Light Secondary Jabsco M36600 8 gal./Min
BILGE WHALER: Hand Whaler Mounted Above Bilge
FIRE EXTINGUISHING: Fireboy Halon Auto in Eng. Compartment 2 Hand Fire Extinguishers in Cabin
FUEL FILTERS: Graco Fuel Filters
HEAD TYPE: Raritan PH 2 Hand Pump and Stainless Sink
HOLDING TANK: 50 Gallon Fiberglass Tank with Deck Pumping or Overboard
PROPELLER: 3 Blade Bronze on 1 1/2 Stainless Shaft
STEERING: Bronz and Stainless Double Worm Gear with Bronze and Teak Wheel
The Engine went through a Top End and System Repbuild in 2000 at 2268 hours total time. Detail of work performed available from Broker.

Deck and hull
ANCHOR: Main Plow Anchor 45 lbs CQR with 3/8 BBB 110′ chain and 300″ 1 inch rope
ANCHOR 2: Secondary Bow Anchor 35 lbs. CQR Plow with 3/8 BBB 25′ chain and 175′ 1 inch rope
ANCHOR 3: Stern Anchor 30 lbs. Danforth with 25′ Chain and 175′ Rode rope
WINDLASS: 2 Speed Manual Chain and Rode
NAV LIGHTS: Mast Mounted and Steaming Lights
LIFELINES: (2) Rows on Stainless Posts
GATES: (2) Port and Starboard
LADDER: Custom Telescoping Stainless Swim Steps
DECK WASH: Salt Water Deck Washer
BOW PULPIT: Teak and Stainless

Sails and rigging
MAIN: Full Main with 2 Reef Points and Lazy Jacks Main Boom Gallows
JIB: ProFurl Roller Furled Yankee
STAYSAIL: Self Tailing
SAIL AREA: 786 Sq. Ft
ROLLER FURL: Jib Profurl
MAST: Deck Stepped Hollow Boxed Spruce, With Stainless Mast Step
STANDING RIGGGING: All Standing Rigging Replaced in 2002

DODGER: Custom Dodger
COCKPIT: Convertible Cockpit Cover
HATCHES: Custom Butterfly hatch Teak, Bronze and SS with Cuttom Lexon Tinted Glass
GENOA: Sunbrella, Roller furled with Cover
STAYSAIL: Sunbrella Fully Covered
BUG SCREENS: All Hatches

Safety Equipment
LIFEJACKETS: 2 38AHAR Self/Man. Inflating SOSpenders 4 Maywest Type Life Jackets
LIFESLING: Sterm Mounted in Soft White Case
LIFERAFT: Viking 4 Person Emergency Life Raft Auto Inflatable, Last Serviced 06/06
HARNESSES: 2 Harnesses
OTHER: Misc. Safety Heavy Weather Gear

Additional Equipment
ROD HOLDERS: Tow Stern Rod Holders mounted on Boomkin

Owner’s personal items