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1972 Islander 37

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Seabrook, TX
Listed: 11-13-2017
Alternate phone: 281-851-7111

$19,000 US Or best offer

The owner bought this boat in 1972

Standard features

This is an old, well-built and complete boat that can be sailed now, though some things need updating. I bought this boat from Islander Yachts as a bare hull in 1972, watched the layup, completed it in my backyard, and sailed it from California to Texas through the Panama Cannel in ’79 and ’80. It has subsequently been sailed across the Gulf of Mexico, along the Texas coast, and a lot of day sailing on Galveston Bay. This is a fast boat (once covered 191 nm noon to noon during a Gulf crossing), but still comfortable and dry to sail on in all weather.
A complete restoration was started a few years ago, but advancing age and health problems have slowed this to a near stop, with some things yet to be completed.
GENERAL - Solid hull layup, Fin keel, Spade rudder, Sloop Rig, Aft cockpit, Wide side decks
SAILS - Excellent condition main and 135% Roller furling jib/w Harken roller furling, Harking main traveler forward of cockpit /w total of 7 winches, WinchRite electric winch handle, other older sails
NAVIGATION AND INSTRUMENTS - Ritchie SP5 globe master compass, Garmin 440S chart plotter/finder, Standard Horizon VHF radio with AIS and cockpit hand held remote, Autohelm 3000 autopilot
POWER - Volvo-Penta D-130 engine with S 130 Sail Drive less than 100 hours since NEW (both), 16 Inch, 3 blade MaxProp feathering prop,
ELECTRICAL - Dual DC system with 2 alternators and 2 battery banks, Dual output 20 amp battery charger, 115 volt AC system with isolation transformer, AC outlets in all cabins, 2000 watt DC to AC converter
ACCOMMODATIONS - Full standing headroom throughout, Pressure water system, 3 water tanks (110 gal total), 15 gal holding tank with macerator pump
GALLEY AREA – On port side - Single deep sink and 3 burner propane range and oven, Ice box / refrigerator, Microwave oven, Stbd. Side - Chart table with folding leaf and stowage under, Quarter birth aft of chart table
MAIN CABIN - Dining table, seats 6 with folding leafs and center stowage, Fold out births for 3, Stereo AM/FM/HD/CD/USB sound system, 20” flat screen TV
HEAD AREA - Sink with good counter space and stowage behind sink, Dirty clothes hamper, Medicine cabinet /w mirror, Groco toilet, Hanging locker, drawer unit and linen shelf across from head
V BIRTH AREA - Births for two /w filler, Stowage over and under births, Access to chain locker and windless
GROUND HANDLING - 35# CQR Anchor / with chain and Nylon rode, 25# Danforth / with chain and Nylon rode, 15# Viking (aluminum) stern anchor / with chain and Nylon rode, Electric anchor winch on bow, vertical windlass and capstan for chain, Bow rollers for two anchors, 33# Bruce and chain spare

Extra gear included

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Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

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