1981 Graves Yachts T-37
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- St Pete Beach, FL
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 39,800 Tax Paid
The T-37 was designed for Texas Marine International as an ocean cruiser capable of high performance as a club racer, without sacrifice of structural integrity, by a renowned team of yacht builders in Florida. Two were sold under the banner of TMI Yachts, then the company sold the molds to Graves Yacht Yard in Marblehead, Ma (home of designer Jim Taylor) who completed this hull #3. You will see it in their brochure and advertising. Yes, the white, blue and green spinnaker goes with this boat! They sold project to Starflight Yachts in Canada.
Says the designer, To insure ample ultimate stability and still allow lively performance, the displacement is moderate. In a tall sail plan, a sturdy mast section and a larger-than-normal main make for a secure and easily-handled rig. A low-wetted-surface hull form has a fine entry for windward work and a full run for speed off the wind, stability, and minimum pitching. A rather long fin keel allows a large and efficient lifting foil, low center of gravity, and moderate draft. Stout rudder construction, liferaft stowage, vertical companionway slides and a sturdy stemhead are all responses to lessons derived from the last Fastnet Race?.
The layout places emphasis on the light, ventilation and feeling of spaciousness. Three cabins allow complete privacy for two couples and there is still room for an added crew. Aft, the ¼ berth privacy is maintained by folding door, which is opened to enhance spaciness during day, plus easy access to nav station next to cockpit. Across to starboard is galley with propane stove, double sink, and large icebox and storage. The salon boasts a pull-out double berth to port and single berth to starboard, a large fold-down, fold-out bulkhead dinette table, storage cabinets and drawers both sides plus hanging lockers to starboard. Forward a large head to port with a stall shower with seat. The V-berth has storage under double berth and drawer storage and hanging locker to starboard.
Topside, the controls are grouped within easy reach of the T-shaped cockpit for shorthanded cruising. She has wide side decks, high forward freeboard to keep decks dry, and low freeboard aft to facilitate stepping into a dinghy. The T-37 has a solid fiberglass hull with a fiberglass sub-frame that incorporates floors, the mast step, and anchors for the main bulkheads and distributes shroud and keel loads over a large area. The deck has a Klegecell core. Her auxiliary diesel engine has been replaced with a 40hp Yanmar.
Straightforward design by a well recognized Naval Architect, built by a premiere New England yard, sets this yacht apart. Being hull #3 of only 3 built keeps it unique!
Equipment and updates:
Bottom paint Sea Hawk Talon Green.
Replace Exhaust Manifold, Elbow, double clamp.
Exercise and lube valves.
Varnish interior doors, cabinets, etc.
Replace V berth teak & holly floor
Replace portions salon teak & holly sole.
Replace water strainer.
Add foil backed engine room insulation.
New mast coax cable and wire for new masthead LED anchor light.
Rigging all checked as mast stepped by SMMR.
Rudder Skeg voids filled on both sides and fairng.
Rudder removed and rudder post and collar serviced.
Bottom paint removed and additional coat of barrier coat applied.
2 coats (3rd at waterline) Seahawk Biocop TF applied.
Bilge pumps rewired and new float switch, plus for shower.
Shaft alignment checked and stuffing box repacked.
ProSport 20 Plus Battery charger installed and battery bank rewired.
1 new marine starting battery.
New impeller and bulkhead access port added.
New engine room insulation installed.
New Garmin Echomap Chirp chartplotter
Salon sole redone and varnished.
Salon and galley area varnished.
Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster 2014.
Marine Raritan PH II head replaced 2012.
Lewmar electric windlass added 2010.
Holding tank replaced 2009, and macerator pump.
Galley propane Force 10 stove replaced 2008.
Harken mainsheet traveler adjustable line 2008.
Cabin windows and ports replaced 2005.
#53 self-tailing 2 speed primary sheet winches 2005.
New headliner 2005.
100 gal fresh water tanks replaced 2004.
Yanmar 3jh2E 3 cycl 38 hp FWC diesel (1998) 2100 hrs now.
35# CQR anchor with bow sprite.
Danforth 22S anchor.
Sternrail with boarding ladder.
Edson pedestal steering.
Several additional headsails.
Spinnaker, spinnaker sock, pole.
Owners plans have changed after doing major updates. Previous owner kept in Maine so was "on the hard' for half of year with very prestigious yard. Continually maintained. It must be said a great sailing boat!
Exceptionally clean! Teak recently stripped for low maintenance! Also of note 2 water tanks, lots of water! Priced right with lots of flexibility to add the items most important to you.
I'm here to answer any questions. Lots of interior photos, please email for link to more.
Please contact Shirley Nelle (727-639-2862) at 727-639-2862
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 37 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 7 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3jh2E 3 cycl 40 hp FWC
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Other
Number of heads: 1
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.