The Peregrine 36 is designed in particular for the cruising grounds of the North West and the North East. With a low and lean profile and a sail plan and keel configuration suited to sailing comfortably and fast in the wide variety of conditions that one might encounter in these two areas.

She accommodates a crew of between one and six sailors. And at the conclusion of the days sailing the crew can retreat below to comfortable seating for conversation or refreshments. If the “Peregrine 36” is used as a cruising boat then the interior can accommodate up to five in comfort.

Devlin Peregrine 36 diy boat plan

A couple of features make this design interesting, and in its own way make a lot of sense in today;s world. With the raised doghouse with glass on all sides, the interior of the cabin and in particular the galley and chart area will allow good light and excellent visibility through 360 degrees. The interior has very comfortable seating in the port and starboard settees just forward of the galley area. With a table just aft of the mast a fair sized group can eat and converse with a fair degree of comfort. Forward of the main salon is a head to port with shower built in and a large hanging locker on the starboard side. Forward of that is a double berth and chain locker.

Back in the main cabin the galley has the sink very near the center line of the boat which can be used on either tack. And to starboard is a chart table area for electronics and a quarter berth for the skippers berth.

Up on deck aft of the raised doghouse is an interesting two level cockpit. The upper cockpit is 5 ft. long and the Peregrine can be steered with either a tiller or with optional wheel. Sail controls and working of the cockpit winches is right at hand. But where this cockpit gets really interesting is in the forward sections just aft of the raised doghouse. There are two seats, one port and the other starboard that are 9 inches lower than the after part of the cockpit. The reason for this lowering of these seats is to allow for the helm person to see over the heads of the other sailors better and to allow these two seats to be sheltered for night watch or sailing in inclement weather. With these two lower seats one can see out or through the doghouse out of the wind and rain. If a dodger is fitted to the boat the sailer can sit below a very low profile dodger in more comfort than most boats can manage.

All sail controls on the Peregrine 36 can be lead aft into the cockpit along the extension of the cockpit coamings. These coamings extend forward from the cockpit to up past the mast with a 5″ shelf alongside the raised doghouse. Halyards and sheet leads run on this shelf and don’t have to run on the side decks of the boat cluttering up the walkways and causing ones feet to trip up while going forward. The shrouds are lead aft at an angle that allows the rig to be set up firmly enough to not need the addition of runners to hold head-stay tension.

Devlin Peregrine 36 diy boat planThe “Peregrine 36″ is truly intended to be the type of boat that sails six, drinks, four and sleeps two, with the proviso that on occasion she can accommodate more for periods of time with comfort. She has a long enough waterline to give comfortable speeds in a variety of weather and with her long and lean look she will most likely turn heads where ever she sails.

The Peregrine 36 will be built in wood epoxy/composite with the stitch and glue building method. She is multi-chined and in section presents almost a round bottom. The keel is a fin type with Stainless-steel fin and lead bulb at the base. With six foot draft the keel will help hold this relatively narrow boat up to her sail plan. A 15 hp. Yanmar diesel saildrive engine will help out when the wind is being finicky, and with a hand held autopilot control night watch within the confines of the raised doghouse or under the dodger will be much more pleasant than on the typical boat fully exposed to the elements. The Peregrine 36 will be built with high grade marine plywood with the hull skin coldmolded to a thickness of 1” and with an additional coating of epoxy resin and glass cloth sheathing for the exterior she will be a tough but beautiful boat. With her varnished mahogany interior and dark green leather cushions balanced by a beautiful shaped exterior the “Peregrine 36” should fairly take ones breath away with simple elegant beauty. — Sam Devlin

The Peregrine 36 is available as study plans, and as a custom build from Devlin Boats.


Peregrine 36 Specifications

Length 35 ft. – 10 in.
Beam 10 ft. – 6 in.
Draft 72 in.
Power Inboard diesel 15hp/Sail
Hull Type Displacement

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