Original owner, this Vista 378 has the highly sought after Volvo IPS 500 Pod Drive.
Great engines, under 200 hour, AC, generator ,electric windlass and much more!
The Vista is well equipped, well styled family cruiser sporting one of the largest 37' cockpits to be found. The 378 features an expansive main salon with 2 convertible sofas, aft and forward cabins and full galley.
Super storage, lockers and cabinets throughout this vessel. Very clean interior with slight use.
Last haulout and bottom paint 2014
Please call Yacht Brokers LLC at our Palm Coast Office
Conveniently located at the Palm Coast Marina.
200 ClubHouse drive
Palm Coast, Fl. 32137
Listing Broker: Meg
Phone: 386-447-1977 Vessel berthed in Palm Coast, Fl.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 37 ft 9 in
Beam: 12 ft 9 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 21300 lbs
Why Four Wins? Modified V hull, spacious cockpit and main salon, with very efficient engines - perfect for a great family cruiser!
Expansive main salon with 2 convertible sofas, fore and aft sleeping quarters , very nice galley and head.Tons of storage, lockers and cabinets throughout. Well designed and bright!
Full AC and central vacuum system, 3 flat screen TV's.
On deck offers a walk through windshield that provides easy access to the foredeck.
Cockpit seating includes a U-shape lounge aft, double helm seat, and a portside lounge.
Dive platform has added railing.
Under water lighting installed
Added features upon purchase
Flex Teak platform
Two tone gelcoat
Under water lighting
Nav Pack E Series E80 Raymarine Chartplotter
Flat Screen TV in forward berth , salon and cockpit
Electric Maxwell Windlass
Smart Pilot/Raymarine AP
Electric and manual engine room hatch
Electric Head/Tank monitor
Kohler generator 8.5
Nav Pak Raymarine E 80 Series Last haulout and bottom paint 2014
Twin Volvo IPS 500 Diesel engines / 173 hours
Volvo Penta IPS
Volvo Penta IPS is the modern inboard system, superior to inboard shafts in every vital aspect – handling, onboard comfort and performance. Those benefits have made Volvo Penta IPS the by far most popular pod system for leisure boats.
Features for easy boating
The joystick is perhaps the most well-known feature of Volvo Penta IPS, making it possible to dock in a new and completely intuitive way. Since its release it has been accompanied by many other smart features, such as Dynamic Positioning System and Sportfish mode. The latest generation of Volvo Penta controls has integrated buttons for Low-speed mode, Single-lever mode and Cruise control, making it even easier to enjoy boating with Volvo Penta IPS.
Now also for semi-planing craft Joystick docking, minimal noise and vibrations, virtually no smoke or smell. These highly appreciated benefits are now also available for trawlers and other semi-planing craft.
The benefits of Volvo Penta IPS
The unique design of Volvo Penta IPS makes a huge difference when it comes to performance, emissions and onboard comfort:
Benefits to include: Less fuel consumption, less CO2 emissions,lower noise perceived,higher top speed, joystick docking!
A Brief History of Pod Drives
A Brief History of Pod-Drives
Volvo Penta introduced the first pod-drive system in 2004. The company didn’t invent them, but it made “pod” a household word among boaters.
The first pod-drive was invented in 1955 and went by the generic name “azimuth thruster.” They were either diesel- or electric-powered, and some were large enough for a man to walk around inside the machinery housing. Some had forward-facing propellers. Some could be rotated 180 degrees and run adequately facing either fore or aft. Interestingly, the most notable early prop-forward applications were in ice-breaking ships launched in 1990 — an interesting defense to the argument that forward-facing props were too vulnerable to debris.
Regardless of prop orientation, the first drives were a far cry from the watchlike beauties brought forth by Volvo Penta and, later, Zeus and ZF Marine.
When Volvo Penta took the industry by surprise with the IPS, it had patented the forward-facing counter-rotating propellers, patented new propellers for the design and also sent the exhaust out the back of the pod, not through the hub of the props. The new props don’t ventilate, and their position alignment with the keel gave them a decided advantage by leveling the keel on the hole shot.
At Volvo Penta’s IPS rollout in Mallorca de Palma, identical inboard and pod-drive boats were pitted against each other. The pod-drive boats were clearly more maneuverable and accelerated more quickly than strut, shaft and -prop-drive inboards.
First, hull efficiency was enhanced, because the props were always aligned with the direction of motion in the boat. Inboards’ props are angled downward, diminishing the power directed toward forward motion. Partly because of their angle of attack and partly because of their slightly forward position under the hull, pods gave more speed, better acceleration and more miles per gallon on the same horsepower.
Each pod turns independently of the other, giving remarkable maneuverability. By turning one engine pod at a sharper angle than the other in a turn, they could narrow its radius. By turning pods in opposite directions and running one in forward and one in reverse, the vessel can be pivoted more quickly and easily than in either outboards or inboards.
The most remarkable performance advantage was one that sent every propulsion and boatbuilding engineer to the drawing board to imitate: the joystick control system. With it, fingertip operation of any vessel became possible. Instead of having to jog throttles and shift levers to effect a maneuver, simply push, pull or twist the joystick and the boat follows the -directions, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways — say, into a slip that’s just long enough to fit your vessel.
One hardly noticed the greatest benefit to the end user: The engine systems were so compact, many boats could gain an aft cabin or at least a sleeping berth where diesel engines once thrummed away.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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