Passport 37, 1986, Friday Harbor, Washington, $125,000, sold 3/17/09

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1986 Passport 37

  • According to designer Robert Perry, the Passport 37 is one of his favorite designs: It just looks right. This boat was reviewed in Cruising World magazine and featured in Latitudes and Attitudes magazine. The current owners have had her since October 2004. They are the second owners. The first owners took her through the Panama Canal, spending nearly 10 years cruising the coasts of Europe, including the Med. The current owners have cruised the waters of the Pacific Northwest for the last 4 years, putting over 5,000 new miles under her keel while exploring the coast of British Columbia. A recent surgery has made living aboard and cruising difficult for the current owners. With much soul searching and more than a little bit of regret, it is time to let her go to new owners that can use her as she was designed. The Passport 37 is a ruggedly built, performance cruising sailboat. She is fast, stable and comfortable while underway and luxurious while living aboard at the dock. The current owners have refit nearly every on-board system over the last 4 years, including installing a new diesel engine, new batteries, a new Little Wonder watermaker, adding new solar panels, installing a Monitor windvane, and much, much more. She has been meticulously cared for, and all maintenance records and owner's manuals are available for review. If you are looking for a comfortable live-a-board sailboat that can take you anywhere on the planet in safety, comfort, and style, then look no further! This is the boat for you!

  • Builder: Hai Yang, Tamshui, Taiwan
  • Designer: Bob Perry


  • LOA: 37'
  • LWL: 29'10"
  • Beam: 12'
  • Displacement: 17,900#
  • Draft: 5'10"
  • Ballast: 6250#
  • Engine: Universal (new 2005)
  • Engine HP: 37.5
  • Engine model: M-40B
  • Hours: ~750
  • Cruising Speed: 5 knots
  • Max Speed: 7.4 knots
  • Fuel: 49 gallons
  • Water: 90 gallons
  • Holding: 35 gallons


  • She will sleep 5 in comfort and style. The contemporary solid teak interior is in beautiful condition. Teak & holly cabin sole are well cared for. All interior teak is stained with a light satin varnish. Coupled with the insulated white headliner accented with teak battens, you have a very bright and comfortable interior. Insulation between the liner and cabin roof is ~4” thick pink residential insulation. This keeps the boat very dry, even when living aboard in Pacific Northwest winters. Beginning forward, this boat features a v-berth with a custom, Tempur-pedic style mattress (new 2007). The mattress sits on top of a series of baffles to encourage air flow. There are 3 opening hatches in the v-berth, a book shelf, 3 additional storage shelves with louvered access doors, copious additional storage under the bed & an LED reading light (new 2006). Aft of the bed there is a series of shelves for clothes storage and a hanging locker. Next aft on the starboard side is the full size head featuring a completely separate shower stall (a must for living aboard and extensive cruising away from marinas), a Raritan PH-II marine head (rebuilt 2009), teak trimmed medicine cabinet, and additional storage under the sink and outboard of the toilet. Across from the head on the port side is a very large wardrobe (teak with louvered door), with a Dickenson, Antarctic diesel cabin heater immediately aft. Straight settee follows on the port side, with a C-shaped settee across. All the seating is deep and comfortable, and the table is teak. The table drops down to form a comfortable double bed. Aft of the settee is another hanging locker and a proper, forward facing navigation station. Across from the nav-station is the exceptional galley. Aft of the navigation station is the quarter berth.


  • The galley is U-shaped and very secure with a very deep, double basin, stainless steel sink located on the center line. The counters are large enough to comfortably prepare gourmet meals and feature teak trimmed fiddles. Bob Perry is known for creating beautiful, functional galleys on the boats he designs. This galley is one of his finest, large and comfortable. Amazing for a 37' sailboat!
  • Gimbaled Hillerange, 3-burner propane stove and oven, model 3122
  • Pressure water is available using the traditional residential Price Pfister faucet with spray nozzle
  • Salt water is available on a foot pump
  • A second foot pump supplies great tasting, filtered fresh water (0.5 micron)
  • Isotherm holding plate refrigeration with power conserving brain that allows the compressor to run at different settings depending on the voltage available in the batteries. Fridge is accessible from top or side.
  • Separate Isotherm freezer with countertop access (2 spare water pumps for fridge and freezer are included)
  • Both the fridge and freezer use freshwater from the port water tank to dissipate heat from the compressors, instead of salt water. This eliminates the need for corrosion control on these systems and also means fewer holes in the hull.
  • Vast dry storage with countertop access
  • Opening hatch over stove provides ventilation (and a view) while cooking
  • Dickenson Sea-BBQ outdoor grill and mounting hardware (new 2005)
  • The boat comes with custom pottery plates, bowls & coffee cups. These were designed and created by the first owners, who are potters by trade.


  • ICOM M-402 VHF (new 2005)
  • Shakespeare VHF antennae, mast head mount (new 2007)
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD with auxiliary attachment for your IPOD (new 2005)
  • Interior speakers are by psb speakers (new 2005) and are spectacular!!!
  • Exterior marine speakers are by Infinity and custom mounted with teak trim (new 2005)
  • Toshiba, 14" LCD television with built-in DVD player (new 2005). Audio for TV is wired to play through the stereo and psb speakers for enhanced movie sound. TV is mounted on articulating arm.
  • Raytheon 16 mile radar with radome mounted on stern arch
  • Kenwood TS440 Ham radio w/ SSB capabilities; Pactor-ready with computer-controlled tuning
  • Backstay antennae for HAM radio
  • B&G instrumentation with dual station viewing (wind direction gauge needs work)
  • Auto-pilot: Navico wheel pilot with remote control and wind direction control


  • 660AH Trojan T-105 batteries (new 2006). These are secured with active tie-downs and secondary containment with lids.
  • Additional, separate starting battery (new 2005)
  • Heart, Freedom 10, 1000 watt inverter batter charger (now Xantrex)
  • Xantrex, Link 2000R electronic battery monitor system with regulator (all new 2005)
  • Lestek marine 105-amp alternator (rebuilt 2005)
  • 3 Kyocera solar panels, 2 @ 125 Watts and 1 @ 85 Watts (new 2006), are capable of producing over 20 amps per hour on a nice sunny day (even up north in British Columbia)
  • Solar panels are custom mounted to a stainless steel frame (new 2006) over the cockpit bimini (new 2005)
  • Xantrex C-40 solar charge controller with both positive and negative wires on circuit-breaker switches for safety (new 2006)
  • LED anchor light and steaming light (new 2006), non-LED strobe
  • 12-volt outlets installed throughout boat (new 2005)
  • Backup bilge pumps
  • Shower sump (new 2007)
  • Freshwater pump for pressure water system (new 2006), plus new backup
  • Freshwater plumbing (most has been replaced in the last 4 years)

    Deck & Anchor:

  • 300', 5/16 anchor chain (regalvanized 2006)
  • Spade anchor (this was one of the best additions we have made to this boat , simply a great anchor) (new 2007)
  • Lunch hook Danforth stern anchor with 50' 5/16" anchor chain and 250' rope rode (regalvanized 2006)
  • Backup/storm anchor, Danforth (regalvanized 2006)
  • Maxwell VWC1200 windless (new 2005)
  • Anchor windless foot switch (new 2006)
  • Anchor washdown pump (new 2006)
  • Anchor chain compartment refinished and painted with epoxy and anti-mildew paint (new 2006)
  • Upper and lower lifelines (new 2005)
  • Avon, 4-man liferaft (inspected 2005)
  • Rigid fiberglass dodger with 2 opening overhead hatches and 2 additional opening windows (refinished 2006)
  • Bimini and custom cockpit enclosure down to lifelines. This was designed to allow full use of winches in the cockpit (new 2005)
  • Weather cloths from lifelines down to deck. With the bimini and enclosure, this system allows you to sail comfortably in any weather (important in the PNW!)
  • Globemaster compass at helm
  • Steering system inspected & cable replaced (new 2006)
  • Heater stovepipe extension and Charlie Noble cap (new 2007)
  • Emergency tiller re-galvanized 2006

    Mechanical & Engine Equipment:

  • Universal M-40B diesel power plant with control panel (new 2005; all installation records and maintenance records are available). Engine is self bleeding.
  • Hurth VBW, v-drive transmission (new 2005)
  • Propeller shaft re-machined in 2005
  • Maxprop: 2 blade automatic feathering propeller (new 2005)
  • PSS shaft seal
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Seaward 6-gallon hot water heater (new 2006) with engine cooling system plumbed through hot water heater for access to hot water while motoring.
  • Cutless bearing (new 2005)
  • Groco raw water strainer (new 2005)
  • Whistles on the fuel tank vents prevent overfilling fuel tanks

    Sails & Rigging:

  • Quantum cruising mainsail with 3 reinforced reefing points (new 2006)
  • Mainsail cover (new 2007)
  • Quantum roller furling 135% genoa (new 2004 by previous owner)
  • Harken MK IV genoa reefing and furling unit (new 2007)
  • Sobstad, 1.5 oz., cruising gennaker
  • ATN Tacker for gennaker (new 2007)
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail
  • All standing rigging is 5/16”, 316 SS
  • Upper rigging replaced 2007 with swaged wire and new turnbuckles
  • Lower and mids replaced 1994 with Sta-Lock fittings
  • Isolated backstay antennae (new 2007)
  • Removable inner forestay rigged as solent stay with Hy-Field tensioner
  • All winches are Barient: 7 total, 5 are self tailing
  • Winch covers (new 2006)
  • Lazy jacks (new 2006)
  • Genoa sheets and mainsheet new 2005
  • Traveler control lines new 2005
  • Forespar mast & boom
  • 2 main halyards
  • One is high tech rope (new 2006)
  • One is wire to rope
  • 2 genoa/headsail halyards: both wire to rope
  • Forespar rigid boomvang
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Flag halyards on starboard and port spreaders (new 2006)

    Additional Equipment:

  • Monitor windvane (installed 2006)
  • Little Wonder Watermaker (new 2006)
  • Tank tender for fuel and water tank levels
  • Spare parts for most systems. This is a really vast list. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Engine spares, including:
  • Fuel filters
  • Oil filters
  • Fuel lift pump
  • Cutless bearing
  • Belts
  • Impellers
  • Baja fuel filter
  • Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Fuel hose
  • Zincs
  • New PSS shaft seal bellows
  • Interior light bulbs
  • Exterior light bulbs
  • Freshwater pump for pressure water system
  • Maxprop accessories
  • Monitor windvane accessories (includes extra break-away tube)
  • Watermaker accessories:
  • Filters
  • Cleaning cartridges
  • Hull zincs
  • Shaft zincs
  • Backup through hull transducer for depth (new 2006)
  • Overhead hatch screens
  • Lee cloths (new 2006)
  • Custom companionway hatch screens (new 2006)
  • Some interior and exterior varnish
  • Backup bilge pump
  • Miscellaneous plumbing accessories
  • Backup fridge/freezer water pumps and pump rebuild kit
  • Mast boot kit
  • Backup steering cables & chain

    The painting that shows up in the photos is not for sale with the boat.

    Please contact us with questions or to request additional information:

    Hi David,
    Our Passort 37 sailboat passed survey and sold yesterday. Thanks for your help. I did get several inquiries from your site. Keep up the good work!!!
    Friday Harbor, Washington

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