Cruising Luna Sea

Luna Sea sailing under Spinnaker with the Golden Gate Bridge in the Background.

Luna Sea won "Cruising Boat of the Year" in 2011 from the Islander 36 Association. Almost all systems have been replaced in the last few years — including a new Yanmar diesel and new Ballenger mast and boom, Raymarine electronics and all standing rigging — so, not only is she beautiful to look and sail, everything works as you would expect. Luna Sea has an all teak interior with updated Sunbrella cushions and can easily sleep 6. She has pressurized hot and cold running water as well as a new Force 10 three-burner stove and oven with broiler. You can even plug things in as she has an inverter.

Boat Identification Documents

Islander 36 - Luna Sea

Luna Sea is solely owned by Daniel J Knox, registered in the State of California, insured by Boat US, has two EPIRBs for the boat/crew and has Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) for the VHF radio.

Owner Daniel J Knox

Captain Dan Knox

Dan has his (six-pack) Captain's license.

Luna Sea Half Hull Model

Made by Ken Gardiner (1948-2013).

Maintenance Notes

  • Thank you Smokey!

    Smokey varnished Luna Sea a few years ago. He tried to teach me but I think I did more harm than good. Luna Sea has had a few more varnish updates over the years but this was the best.

  • New Gold Stripe

    As seen underlining the CF numbers pictured above, KKMI painted a new gold leaf stripe on Luna Sea in December, 2007.

  • 2006 Year End Maintenance

    Moved the Boot Stripe and New Bottom Paint. Don't you think that Luna Sea looks a lot like Jennifer Lopez now? (By the way it is not very cost effective to move your Boot Stripe!)