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1979 Gulfstar 37, "MyIshmael"
Water: 80 gal
Fuel: 70 gal
Holding: 20 gal
An established cruising vessel: the ideal compromise between a fast modern boat and a heavier full-keel cruiser. She possesses speed and maneuverability without being uncomfortable and cramped. She offers plenty of room and comfort for the cruising couple -- with space to spare for visitors -- without sacrificing the flexibility to sail where you want, when you want, at a reasonable cruising speed!
Engine & Sails
The original Perkins 4108 50HP overhauled spring 2006 and transmission rebuilt May 2008! Standing rigging in good condition. Running rigging in good condition. Mainsail (still crisp) in excellent shape on a Dutchman system, 140% genoa on roller furling. Also carries a spare working jib and a cruising spinnaker.
The Gulfstar 37 Sailmaster, with nearly 12 feet of beam, offers an amazing amount of living space for her size. The interior layout provides sleeping accommodations for 6 people. She has a private V berth with standing headroom and a double-entry head/shower. The salon has two settee extension full berths. A large double drop-leaf table provides banquet-style dining for crew and guests! The galley (to port) has a very efficient wrap around counter area. Opposite is an L-shaped navigation station, providing comfort and convenience and lots of space for electronics , charts, etc.
3 Full berths
Adler Barbour ColdMachine refrigeration
2-burner Shipmate propane stove/oven
double stainless steel sink
16000 BTU air conditioner
double-entry head w shower
double drop-leaf table
pressurized freshwater system
Hot water heater
Raymarine Tridata (Depth/Speed/Log)
45# Bruce anchor
250' 5/16 Chain (primary) new 2007
75' 5/16 Chain on 200' 3/4 rhode (secondary)
Muir Cheetah electric windlass ( rewired with new cable and new up/down foot switches
Dual Anchor Rollers
2 Barient 28 ST winches
matching canvas covers & bimini
Custom cockpit cushions
5 step swim ladder
Last season I single handed MyIshmael for four months around the Bay Islands of Honduras. I was amazed at how well she sailed and often beat my buddy boats to the anchorages. Many days I sailed her in 20 knot winds and averaged a SOG of 8-8.5 knots.With the long waterline, she is also very comfortable in rough seas.
She is solid and can motor and sail away today and is a fantastic investment whether you are looking for a cruising boat, interested in commissioning for charter or you are an ex pat just looking for a home that you can actually own and still be mobile. Another option is continue fixing her up and flipping the boat for a very nice profit.
For cruising she will need a set of batteries for the house bank, some nav electronics and eventually a headsail. Also there are little issues like brightwork, some running rigging that needs to be replaced, rebedding the v berth hatch, head needs repair kit, a propane tank for the stove and many aesthetic things. Of course, an ex pat looking for just a home could get by with the head repair kit and a propane tank.
The boat is documented with the USCG, has a new 9 month extension and is berthed in beautiful Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Your questions and walkthroughs are welcome.
The Gulfstar 37 (ad code Gulfstar37 #100) has been sold. Please remove my email and phone number from the sold listing. Thank you for your excellent service,
Rio Dulce, Guatamala
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