THREE BELLES Ellis Express 2013

Chesapeake, VA


36 ft
13.17 ft
480 hp
3.83 ft


THREE BELLES is an incredible 2013 Ellis 36 Express designed by Don Ellis with a beautiful bow flare and a fairly flat run aft for a dry boat with minimal bow rise.  She is so quiet that you will be amazed at how comfortable she is underway.  She represents the ultimate in Maine Craftsmanship.  Easy to see in our under cover, fresh water showrooms at Atlantic Yacht Basin on the Intracoastal Waterway just 12 miles south of Norfolk in Chesapeake, VA. GORGEOUS!


  • Boat Name: Ellis Express 2013
  • Location: Chesapeake, VA
  • Displacement Measure: 18,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LY3-ETP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1020
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 480|horsepower


Easily board the spacious cockpit via swim platform and transom door or easily over the side decks. Custom cockpit L shaped seating port with double bench forward. Glassed in shelving port, sole access to copious storage and life raft. SureShade aft deck electric sun awning and additional aft deck cover stowed.

Moving forward to helm deck with three sided aft eisenglass enclosure. Aft, port and starboard are double bench seats. Tables stowed port and starboard fold down and forward seating lowers and reverses to create intimate dining area.

Forward is the starboard helm with double bench, port is the mate double bench with chart locker, three opening windshields and opening overhead hatch. Sole offers ample engine room access. Centered door opens to below.

U shaped galley port with double stainless sink, Sharp convection oven, three burner Force 10 glass top stove, glass locker and custom storage above counter, seven drawers, locker, and refrigerator below counter and drop in cold storage. Sole has two large insulated lockers as well. Opening overhead hatch. Teak sole, beautiful cherry woodwork throughout.

V berth forward with drawers below and cedar lined locker starboard. Opening overhead hatch and three opening portlights port and starboard. Head starboard with vanity sink, toilet, opening portlight and stall shower with bench and opening portlight.





  • U shaped galley
  • Double stainless sink
  • Sharp convection oven
  • Force10 glass top three burner stove
  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Drop in countertop insulated storage
  • In sole large and small insulated storage
  • Opening overhead hatch
  • Custom storage above counter
  • Seven drawers and locker below counter


  • 120VAC / 24VDC ship’s power
  • Fisher Panda 6500 6.5kW generator in sound box – 434 hours
  • Victron controller for future solar panels (2020)
  • Mastervolt 24V/60A battery charger (2020)
  • Mastervolt 12V/35A battery charger (2021)
  • 8D AGM batteries (2021)


  • (2) Garmin 8617 Touchscreen MFDs (2018)
  • Simrad Autopilot (2021)
  • Garmin GPS, chart plotter, radar, fish finder (2018)
  • Garmin wind and depth (2018)
  • iCOM M400BB VHF (2021)
  • Fusion stereo with eight speakers
  • MS Razio Stereo (2021)
  • Garmin engine room camera

Engine and Mechanical

  • Yanmar 6LY3-ETP with 1020 hours
  • ZF280-1A transmissions
  • Yanmar i5601E electronics monitoring and engine controls
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Evolution shaft drive train system
  • 5 blade 26″x27″ Nibral propeller and spare prop, calibrated and balanced 2021
  • Racor 900FH fuel filter system
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Cruisair reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat
  • Anchor windlass system
  • Vacuflush heads
  • Macerator discharge system for holding tank

Deck and Hull

  • Fiberglass pulpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Fiberglass nonskid decks
  • Walkthrough transom door
  • Fiberglass swim platform with teak
  • Open cockpit
  • Hardtop with full enclosure
  • Exterior hot/cold shower aft
  • 3-panel windshield with wipers
  • Fenders and lines
  • Hydraulic adjustable captain’s bench with separate mate’s bench

Broker’s Comments

THREE BELLES is a beautifully maintained 2013 Ellis 36 Express that represents the very finest of the craftsmen that build boats in Maine.  A true showpiece, she has had three incredible owners since new that have constantly maintained and updated her over the years. A recent refit by Ellis created a transom door, wraparound cockpit seating with storage and a power SureShade sun shade system.  Her unique Ellis Cantilevered Hydraulic seats and tables that fold down both port and starboard make is easy to seat 8 for a meal or evening cocktails.  Promises to be the finest Ellis 36 Express that you will ever see.  Under cover in our fresh water showrooms at Atlantic Yacht Basin on the Intracoastal Waterway just 12 miles south of Norfolk in Chesapeake, VA.  SHOWBOAT!



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