1979 Valiant Esprit 37
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New Bottom Paint !
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 50,000
PRICED TO SELL!!
You don't want to miss out on this special BLUE WATER CRUISER!!
*Teak interior sanded and varnished*
*New cabin and cockpit cushions*
*New V-berth mattress*
*New cabin sole*
*New ceiling panels*
*Sails refurbished every other year*
*New S/S fuel tank*
*2007 - Hull Awlgrip Flag Blue with Red cove and boot stripes*
*2016 - New Isinglass Panels*
*2018 - Fresh Bottom Job*
This Valiant 37 is a MUST-SEE!!
The Valiant 37 Esprit is a Bob Perry designed blue water cruiser. Also know as a Nordic 37, and later Known as Valiant 39. This 1979 model is one of the "good years" Pre-Uniflight. It was built at the Nordic Shipyard in Bellingham, Washington. The Valiant was recognized by blue water Captain and author John Kretschmer in his book Sailing a Serious Ocean. It is on his short list of boats that any serious sailor should consider buying, along with the Contessa 32, Pacific Seacraft 34, Pretorian 35, Cape Dory/Robinhood 36, Prout Snowgoose 37, Alajuela 38, Privlidge 39, FReya 39, Passport 40, Baba 40, Hallberg Rassy 42, Taswell 43, Hylas 44, Norsman 447, Beneteau 456, Outbound 44, Hylas 46, Kaufman 47, Tayana 48, Hylas 49, Amel Marmu 53, and the Sunseer 60/64.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Robert Perry
LOA: 37 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 4 in
LWL: 35 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Displacement: 17000 lbs
Ballast: 6600 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1979
Engine Model: 30B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3450
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (38 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Updates in 2003 include:
- Teak interior sanded and varnished
- New cabin and cockpit cushions
- New V-berth mattress
- New cabin sole
- New ceiling panels
- Sails refurbished every other year
- 1999 - New S/S fuel tank
- 2007 - Hull Awlgrip Flag Blue with Red cove and boot stripes
- 2016 - New Isinglass Panels
- 2018 - Fresh Bottom Job
Galley - U-Shaped galley located port side
S/S Hillebrand 2-Burner Gimbaled Propane stove and oven
Propane solenoid shut-off controller
Two Aluminum Propane tanks stored in self draining cockpit locker
Hot and cold pressure water
Top-Loading Refrigerator/Freezer 12V, Adler-Barbour Super Cold Machine
In-Laid wooden cutting board cover over large storage bin
Full 6 piece dinnerware set, utensils, drink-ware, and wine glasses
Pots/Pans/Baking dishes and cooking utensils
Sails and Rigging
Sails and rigging.
- Sail area 667 sq. ft.
- Doyle Stack Pac. With Lazy Jacks
- 150 Genoa by Wilson and Silby
- Hood Roller Furler
- Cruising Spinnaker in a Dousing sock
- Simpson-Lawrence Electric Windlass w/ line and chain gypsies
- 2 Delta 35# Plow Anchors each with 100' Chain and 100' Nylon rode
- Fortress 23 with 100' of Nylon rode
- Dual SS Anchor rollers
Upgraded Electrical System , set up for "off the grid" living - Includes:
- 85 watt solar panels with smart controller and regulator.
- Hear Interface 2000W Inverter with Link 2000 Controller and Display,
- 4 6 volt Deep cycle batteries. (2014)
- 1 Group 27 Deep Cycle Battery
- 12V Led Anchor & cabin lights
- Balmar Engine-Driven 150A Alternator
- Balmar Max-Charge Multi-Stage Regulator
- 12V Adler-Barbour Super-Cold Machine Refrigeration
- 12V pressure H/C water with spare pump
- 12V Simpson-Lawrence Anchor Windlass
- 12V Bilge Pumps
- 120V AC Electrical system
- 15,000 BTU CruiseAir A/C System with SMX Digital Control
- 30 amp, 120 volt Battery Charger
Raymarine ST 4000+ Autopilot (interfaced with Garmin 182C GPS)
Garmin 182C with charts,
Garmin GPS 76 with Laptop Interface (Laptop not included)
Interphase forward looking depth sounder
Standard-Horizon digital depth sounder
Standard-Horizon wind speed and direction
Standard-Horizon digital boat speed
Uniden ES VHF w/ DSC and Wireless Remote Mic
Sitex GPS receiver
GlobalStar GPS-1600 Tri-Mode Satellite Phone
Binnacle Compass at Helm
Kenwood Stereo and 6-CD Changer with 2 interior and 2 (cockpit speakers need to be wired)
Hull and Deck
Like all the Valiant boats, this 1979 Valiant Esprit 37 is solidly built. The hull uses a hand layup with 1.5 ounce fiberglass mat between layers of 24 ounce weave. Above the waterline, lining the interior of the hull, is a half-inch layer of closed-cell foam which provides acoustic and thermal insulation. This thermal barrier has the advantage of reducing condensation build up on the inside of the hull.
The deck is fiberglass with balsa coring and is solidly attached to the hull with a through-bolt join. All through-deck fittings are bolted onto aluminum backing plates. The rigging is all high-performance rod rigging and has been regularly inspected and updated.
The Valiant Esprit 37 sports a graceful sheer and canoe stern with an aggressive tumblehome. The overhangs are relatively small making for a decent speed-endowing LWL. Below the waterline is a cruising fin keel and skeg-hung rudder. The underside of the hull was designed flatter than other sailing vessels which contributes to the Valiant Esprit 37 being more nimble through the tacks.
On deck the cabin trunk has a sleek profile. The decks and cockpit surfaces are all installed with heavy duty non-skid material. The mast is manageable at 55 and has a sloop rig (with option of converting to a cutter rig), with a high aspect mainsail on a small boom, a design heavily influenced by IOR ocean racers. All control lines are routed back to the safety and comfort of the cockpit.
The hull was repainted with Awlgrip Flag Blue paint in 2007 and carries a high-luster shine, complemented by the racing-red cove and boot stripes. The exterior canvas, all navy Sunbrella, has been rebuilt or replaced. In 2016 new eisinglass panels were built with covers that protect the eisinglass when not under sail. The cockpit has full eisinglass enclosed panels with changeable mosquito netting panels.
Well-equipped for offshore cruising; this Valiant 37 Esprit Sloop has the following equipment and systems on-deck:
• Simpson-Lawrence 12V Windlass with line and chain gypsies
• 2 @ Delta 35# Plow Anchors each with 100' Chain & 100' of Nylon Rode
• Fortress 23 Anchor with 100' Chain & 100' of Nylon Rode
• Dual SS Anchor Rollers
• SS Dinghy Davits_Stern-mounted e-SS Dinghy Outboard Hoist
• Dinghy Outboard Motor Mount on Stern rail
• 4 @ hinged cockpit seats with storage lazarettes below
• Closed-cell Cockpit Cushions
• SS Stanchions with Double Lifelines
• Boarding Gates with SS Pelican Hooks, Port & Starboard near Cockpit e—TreadMaster Non-Skid Decking e-Sunbrella Bimini & Dodger with Connector, U-Zip Vinyl Windows (2016) & SS Frames •-Zippered Vinyl & Insect Screen Cockpit Enclosures c-LifeSling M.O.B. System
• Aluminum Toe Rail - including Transom
• Teak Sunbrella-Covered Grab Rails on Cabintop
• 2 @ Dorades above Salon
• 7 @ Opening Portlights
• 2 @ Opening Deck Hatches
• 4 @ Fixed Teak-Trimmed Salon Windows
The Valiant 37 Esprit is a Bob Perry designed blue water cruiser. Also know as a Nordic 37, and later Known as Valiant 39. This 1979 model is one of the "good years" Pre-Uniflite. It was built at the Nordic Shipyard in Bellingham,Washington. The Valiant was recognized by Blue water Captain and author John Kretschmer in his book Sailing a Serious Ocean . It is on his short list of boats that any serious sailor should consider buying, along with the Contessa 32, Pacific Seacraft 34, Pretorian 35, Cape Dory/Robinhood 36, Prout Snowgoose 37, Alajuela 38, Privilege 39, Freya 39, Passport 40, Baba 40, Hallberg Rassy 42, Taswell 43, Hylas 44, Norseman 447, Beneteau 456, Outbound 44, Hylas 46, Kaufman 47, Tayana 48, Hylas 49, Amel Maramu 53, and the Sunseeker 60/64.
If you are looking for a fast safe good looking Blue Water cruiser this is it.
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