“Akanke” is literally translated, “To know her is to love her” from Nigerian. This neatly sums up this truly exceptional example of a Pacific Seacraft 37. A two-owner yacht, she is that rare combination of very lightly used, but regularly maintained and very well cared for. From her 200-hour engine that was removed for complete cleaning, inspection, painting and reassembly in 2009, to an interior that you would swear was new, she is an yacht sure to please aficionados of this exceptional brand. Without exaggeration, this has to be one of the cleanest, most "like-new" 1996 yachts in the country. Her Berkeley slip in a protected and desireable location transfer to qualified buyer.
The Pacific Seacraft 37 set the standard for bluewater cruisers in this size range. In the words of her designer: “The 37 was, throughout, aimed at those people who, while wanting a pleasant boat to sail locally, just might want one day a boat able to take them in safety to any part of the world – and this with as much speed and comfort as possible without detracting from seaworthiness. I consider crew fatigue to be a major enemy of seaworthiness, and this meant an easy motion, dryness, strength, windward ability, a comfortable deep cockpit, a safe interior and, above all, ease of handling and balance with or without steering aids. With a small crew, possibly no longer athletically endowed, these are what make for fast passages.” – Bill Crealock
Upon viewing her, you will see why the Pacific Seacraft 37 is a 2002 inductee to the Sailboat Hall of Fame and is consistently rated one of the most versatile designs the cruising sailboat market has to offer.