As Crealock indicated in a letter to the previous owner, the Creala 36 was "designed as a hefty, fast cruising yacht" and he actually inspected this yacht at the completion of its construction. In the same letter as mentioned above, he states that he was "impressed by the quality of workmanship".
If you compare the Creala 36 to any of the PS versions, you'll see that a lot more quality was built into the Creala. The cap-rail is a good 5 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick, solid teak, whereas that of the PS yachts are about 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. This attention to "beefing up" the Creala is apparent throughout. The boat's design incorporates total commonsense and utility in mind with all critical areas having easy access. As Crealock intended, she is a strong and very seaworthy vessel.
A 2005 refit included new 316 stainless steel fuel and water tanks, new standing rigging and new teak decks along with a host of other improvements.
In keepng with the yacht's sturdy feel, the interior is finished completely with solid cherry and teak, cherry sole. The layout provides a double berth forward and a convertable double in the saloon. The quater berth on the aft starboard side is a good size. Headroom ranges from 6' 2'' to 6' 5''. There is a High Seas diesel fuel cabin heater in the saloon ( needs new fuel pump ). The yacht is ideally set up for two people to live in comfort. The engine's unusual access from the settee provides very quick and easy access for inspection and repair.
Four burner gas stove and oven. Double stainless steel sink and countertops front and back. A 3 cubic foot fridge/freezer is powered by a 12v Isotherm compressor, air cooled.
One. Hot and cold pressurised water.
One. Manual Lavac. 25 gallon holding tank.
Battery power is 12VDC. House bank: 4 x AGM totalling 440amps. Engine bank: 1 x AGM 110amps. Balmar 120amp alternator plus a Balmar ARS-5 regulator.
Cutter rigged with a Norseman quick release inner forestay. The standing rigging was replaced five years ago. Routinely sailed with both headsails, the staysail is hanked on and the Yankee has roller furling. Slab reefed main with three reefs. The white painted aluminium mast has an air draft of 40'.
Boom gallows. Stainless steel radar arch. Granny bars. Stainless steel Dorade vents.
Excel SC-180 PVC inflatable (2012)
Suzuki four stroke 2.5hp
Sprayhood. Bimini. Dodgers. Boom cover.