Gulfstar 37

A Gulfstar 37 sailboat at anchor as seen from a drone
A Gulfstar 37 sailboat at anchor as seen from a drone

A sailboat built by Gulfstar Yachts.

Description

A single-cabin, aft-cockpit coastal cruiser. The hull shared a mold with one of its larger cousins, giving it a longer waterline length than many comparable boats of the era, and thus it sails quite fast for its type.

Coming down the companionway, you’ll find a generous L-shaped nav station to starboard and an even more generous U-shaped galley to port. A household-size double sink is inboard, with a two-burner gimballed stove outboard. Within the counter against the aft bulkhead is an ice box, which some owners have converted to a refrigerator. Further forward in the salon are settees port and starboard, both of which pull out to form wide single berths. Between the settees is a table with a folding leaf on each side, which seats 6 comfortably. The head is forward of the salon to starboard, and has doors leading to both the salon and the forward cabin. The forward cabin consists of a double V-berth, a set of drawers, and a hanging locker, with plenty of storage beneath the berth.

Photo courtesy of Michael Goldstein.

Specifications

Construction

The number and arrangement of hulls.
Monohull
The shape of the underwater portion of the hull(s).
Displacement
The material the hull(s) of the boat is made out of.
Fiberglass (GRP)
The material used between layers of the deck to increase stiffness or reduce weight.
Balsa Wood
The material used between layers of the hull to increase stiffness or reduce weight.
None (Solid)
Total weight of the vessel when unloaded.
19500 lbs
Total weight of the vessel’s ballast, if any.
8000 lbs
The material used for ballast.
Lead
: Fin
: No
: No
: Skeg
: No

Dimensions

The overall length of the boat, including any bow sprits, davits, solar panels, and other protuberances. This is the length marinas typically charge for.
37 ft 0 in
The length of the hull along the waterline. This length is significant for calculating the performance of the boat.
32 ft 0 in
The length of the hull along the deck. This generally excludes bowsprits, davits, solar panels, etc.
35 ft 0 in
The width of the boat at its widest point.
11 ft 10 in
The shallowest water the boat can travel through without running aground (i.e. the deepest point of the boat below the waterline).
4 ft 10 in
The shortest bridge the boat can fit under (i.e. how tall the boat is above the waterline, also known as the “air draft”).
49 ft 1 in

Propulsion

The number of engines or motors that provide propulsion in the forward direction.
1
Specifications of the engine.
: Perkins
: 4-108
: Diesel
: 37 hp
Total volume of the fuel tank(s).
30 gal
: No
: No

Accommodations

The number of dedicated “bedrooms”.
1
The maximum number of people that can sleep on board at the same time.
5
The number of beds suitable for one person. The minimum number of berths are those that are always a bed (i.e. dedicated bed furniture). The maximum includes any additional berths that can be created from furniture that serves some other function (such as a couch). Neither number should include any double berths.
- 3
The number of beds suitable for two people. The minimum number of berths are those that are always a bed (i.e. dedicated bed furniture). The maximum includes any additional berths that can be created from furniture that serves some other function (such as a couch). Neither number should include any single berths.
1
Number of heads (bathrooms) this boat has.
1
Equipped with running fresh water.
Yes
Equipped with running hot water.
Yes
Equipped with some form of a shower.
Yes
Equipped with a dedicated shower stall.
No
Total volume of the fresh water tank(s).
80 gal

Galley

Equipped with a galley.
Yes
: 2
: Yes
: Propane (LPG)
No
: Yes
: No
: No
: No

Sails & Rigging

The arrangement of masts and sails.
Sloop
The material the mast(s) are made out of.
Aluminum
The material and form of the mast supports.
Stainless Steel Wire
Location where the base of the mast is supported by the boat’s structure.
Keel Stepped

Electrical

Equipped with a shore power connection.
Yes
120 V
60 Hz

Additional Resources

Links to other sites on the internet about this boat model.

Owners' Groups