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|Hull Shape||Modified Vee|
|Offered By||Custom Yacht Sales Ltd. - Custom Yachts|
Custom Yacht Sales is pleased to present "SEA BEYOND" -- A 2017 Velasco 37F built by Jeanneau. She's been kept in exceptional condition and has only 186hrs on her. This model will appeal to the Traditionalist with her conventional running gear: Economical, twin Volvo D4 300hp. diesels with shafts protected in prop pockets. No Pods, sterndrives, or outboards to deal with ! Bow and Stern thrusters complete the package and make docking a dream. A review of the 37F points out that the "Veslaco 37F cuts a simple, straight-talking dash against the more outlandish designs we see coming out of some yards these days". "SEA BEYOND" is equipped with top quality options and offered at a fraction of her replacement cost. Vessel is located off-premises, so viewing by appointment please.
The Velasco 37F is a 37’5” (11.40 m) flying bridge yacht designed to serve as a compact cruiser that is easy to handle. She maintains the features that have now come to define the brand, such as the clever use of space and the opening side door from the helm to the sidedecks. Above, the flying bridge encompasses three social areas.
The Jeanneau Velasco 37F is a small cruiser, relatively speaking of course, that also offers the convenience of a flying bridge and its added social areas. As an entertaining platform, she is first rate having three social areas on both the flying bridge and main deck. With the opening door from the helm to the side deck, she also lends herself to being operated short-handed. As for overnights, two cabins sleep four and two more can be accommodated on the main deck.
Boarding the Velasco 37F is as easy as stepping onto the massive swim platform and entering through either the port or starboard entry gates. The platform is covered in teak and a concealed reboarding ladder is to starboard. Two grab handles are at the trailing edge making a convenient spot to hold onto when waiting for a turn at the ladder. These handles also make a good spot to secure a tender to. Two cleats are mounted to the transom sides, well elevated above the trip zone.
The spacious cockpit can be enjoyed even on the sunniest days thanks to the protection of the extended overhead. With entry gates to both port and starboard, Jeanneau went with a four-across bench seat along the transom. These seats offer a clear view of the entry to the main salon and with the wide sliding doors opened completely, the line between outside and inside is barely noticeable. A ladder to the flying bridge is to starboard and this location keeps the ladder under the protection of the extended overhead and eliminates the burden of impeding on the interior space. Certainly the entire cockpit can be enclosed for three-season use.
With the sliding doors opened all the way, the social area of the main salon is expanded right into the aft cockpit. This is a great benefit to those who will surely utilize the Velasco 37F for entertaining. The settee is to starboard and takes the form of an L-shaped sofa wrapping around a table on a telescoping pedestal. Lowering the table and inserting a filler cushion will convert the area into another sleeping area when the need arises. For privacy, curtains can be drawn across the windows and a separate privacy curtain encloses the area just behind the helm and observer’s seats.
Directly across is the galley, which keeps the food prep right in the thick of the main social areas. Naturally this whole space has plenty of light with nearly 360-degrees of glass surrounding the main deck. The usual cast of appliances for a boat in this class is present with the sink and cooktop taking up a minimal amount of counter space. Covering both adds to the workable space. Storage is below and additional storage is under the deck allowing the Velasco 37F to be utilized for extended times away from the dock.
Forward and to starboard is the raised helm station. Jeanneau went with a doublewide helm seat so the captain never has to be alone keeping an eye ahead of the bow, and a single flip-up bolster takes in the full width of the seat. This lower helm station is standard, even though there is a second operating station on the deck above. This feature negates the concept that the flying bridge simply must be wrapped in an enclosure to operate in inclement weather.
Of course the feature that we like the best is the opening side door to the starboard sidedeck. Why this isn’t done on other brands more often is a mystery to us. Here it ensures that an easy passage to the side cleat will make for operating the boat single-handed that much less of a chore.
Another welcome item is to port where there is yet another forward facing seat. This speaks of a boat that is meant to spend more time underway than sitting at the dock, and whenever a boat is moving people like to sit and face in the direction of travel.
But the real difference with this boat is that so much space is being given to its operation from this main deck. Others we see in class simply eliminate this lower operating station entirely and use the room to expand the living area. Here, owner’s still have a choice of where to operate. Once the boat is away from the dock, if rain or cold hits, the trip can still go on as planned.
The bow is accessed from recessed side decks. With the bulwarks coming up high, and rails being mounted atop, the transition to the foredeck is a safe one. This is important as not only is the bow reserved for the working sections but also as an entirely separate social area.
A huge sun pad is recessed into the trunk cabin. This feature of being surrounded by protection from the sides makes the area much more user friendly than those with the bolted on rails that we’ve seen elsewhere. A center cushion is removable to provide light to the owner’s cabin below but it’s probably rare that this will occur. More likely is that this cushion will only be removed when the hatch is in use.
At the working end only the windlass leading out to the flush mounted davit interrupts the deck. The rail is split to allow for boarding from a bow-in docking. Otherwise the rails provide ample protection and appear to be compliant with standards regarding height.
Flying Bridge Deck
Three more social areas are on the flying bridge deck. Forward, there’s a seating area adjacent to the starboard mounted helm. With this arrangement, as with the lower operating station, the captain never needs to be alone when piloting the Velasco 37F. The portside seatbacks are convertible and with a flip forward the second social area, the dinette, becomes more welcoming. A pedestal table allows for use as an al fresco dining area. To the aft end is a large sunning area.
The helm is a fiberglass pod-style with protection from angled and tinted windscreens wrapping around the forward section and culminating at the ends where they transition to the side rails. With no overhead, the area doesn’t lend itself to being enclosed, which makes the standard lower station all the more attractive.
Moving below decks the owner’s suite is forward nestled into the bows. An island berth allows access from both sides and Jeanneau does a great job of use of space by providing plenty of storage. A flat screen TV is to the aft port bulkhead. Natural light comes from side windows for the most part as the overhead hatch is often covered with the removable sun pad cushion.
The Head is to Port and Features a Walk-in Shower. The entrance is in the companionway so this head will not get used as a private for the master but as a shared head along with the guest stateroom. In this manner, also serves as a day head for the main deck above.
Towards the Stern is the Guest Stateroom. It features twin berths that can be converted to a queen and storage is in the hanging locker to starboard. A single hull side window allows natural light and an integrated opening portlight allows for ventilation. Artificial light comes from a center lamp mounted to the bulkhead and dual LED reading lights are mounted to goosenecks over each berth.
|Shore Power Inlet||✓|
|Inverter||Marinco 2000 watt|
|Plotter||Raymarine Hybrid Touch E127 & E97|
|VHF||2 x Horizon Eclipse|
|Microwave Oven||Cuisinart Convection + 2brnr. Kenyon electric cooktop|
|Heating||Cruisair Reverse Cycle Air / Heat|
|Battery Charger||Cristec 25amp|
|Teak Cockpit||Also teak on swim platform|
|Tender||9 1/2' Highfield Aluminum RIB / 9.9hp Merc|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Length on Deck||32.67ft|
|Fresh Water Tank||73 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||176 gal ()|
|Holding Tank||23 gal ()|