1977 Rafiki 37 For Sale

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Boat Details

Year:
1977
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Rafiki
Category:
Cutter/Cutter Sailboat
Model:
37
Length (LOA):
36' 9"
Beam:
11' 11"
Draft:
72"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
245704
Location:
Essexville, Michigan
(near Saginaw)
Status:
Available
Storage Status:
On the hard††
Reason for Selling:
Aging out
Sailboat Details
Genoa:
Staysail:
Reefing Mainsail:
2
Main Sail:
1
Boom:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Running Rigging:
Backstay:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Winches - Manual:
"Beautiful sailing vessel in very good condition, much loved and well maintained!"

This gently used 1977 Rafiki 37 designed by Stan Huntingford is a solidly built bluewater boat that will take you around the world and back, currently located in Bay City Michigan.

THE HULL IS A ONE-PIECE FULL AIREX CORED WITH ALTERNATE LAYERS OF 24 OZ. WOVEN ROVING AND 1.5 OZ. MAT 12 LAYERS ...more

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1977 Rafiki 37 Cutter Sailboat in Essexville, Michigan

Stock #245704

This gently used 1977 Rafiki 37 designed by Stan Huntingford is a solidly built bluewater boat that will take you around the world and back, currently located in Bay City Michigan.

THE HULL IS A ONE-PIECE FULL AIREX CORED WITH ALTERNATE LAYERS OF 24 OZ. WOVEN ROVING AND 1.5 OZ. MAT 12 LAYERS TOTAL, FORWARD SCROLLWORK, COVE STRIPE, BOOT TOP, SIMULATED PLANKING.


THE DECKS ARE TEAK DECK OVERLAY, 5/8", BEDDED IN THIOKOL, FASTENED WITH PAN HEAD SELF-TAPPING S.S. SCREWS. THE DECKS, CABIN TRUNK, AND COCKPIT ARE INTEGRALLY MOULDED (ONE PIECE) USING VERTICAL GRAIN CORING (3/4"). THE HULL-DECK MOULDINGS OVERLAP FOR THE FULL HEIGHT OF THE BULWARKS AND ARE PERMANENTLY BONDED TOGETHER.

BALLAST IS 11,500 LBS., CAST IRON, ENCAPSULATED, AND FIBERGLASS LAMINATED TO THE HULL WITH TOP SEALED.

SPARS AND RIGGING ARE 6061 T 6 TYPE ALUMINUM ALLOY MAST WITH DOUBLE SPREADERS; MAIN BOOM AND STAYSAIL BOOM. ALL SPARS ARE PAINTED WITH WHITE LINEAR POLYURETHANE. MAST HAS A SEPARATE STORM TRYSAIL TRACK. DOUBLE BALE AT MASTHEAD. FOUR 8" CLEATS AND THREE 6" CLEATS. THE MAIN BOOM HAS AN INTERNAL OUTHAUL, JIFFY REEFING WINCH, SHEET STOPPER, 2 REEFING CLEATS. STAYSAIL BOOM IS MOUNTED ON A STAINLESS STEEL PEDESTAL AND HAS AN ADJUSTABLE CLEW OUTHAUL. U.S. STAINLESS STEEL 1 X 19 SHROUDS AND STAYS, NAVTEC STAINLESS STEEL NON GALLING TURNBUCKLES. ALL STANDING RIGGING IS TOGGLED.

RUNNING RIGGING: JIB HALYARD, MAIN HALYARD, STAYSAIL HALYARD, 2 BOOM TOPPING
LIFTS, BOOM VANG, RUNNING BACKSTAYS, MAIN, STAYSAIL, AND HEADSAIL
SHEETS, 2 SETS JIFFY REEFING.

SAILING WINCHES: MAIN HALYARD WINCH, JIB HALYARD WINCH, STAYSAIL HALYARD WINCH,
STAYSAIL SHEET WINCH, MAIN SHEET WINCH, BOOM-MOUNTED #10
REEFING WINCH. 2-2 SPEED #25 PRIMARY WINCHES, WINCH HANDLES.

VENTILATION: 15 OPENING PORTS IN CABIN AND HULL. ALL FORWARD PORTS HAVE DEADLIGHTS. ALL PORTS ARE DOUBLE-DOGGED AND SCREENED. TWO TRANSLUCENT, TEAK FRAMED HATCHES IN CABIN ROOF, SCREENED. SLIDING TEAK MAIN COMPANIONWAY HATCH, MUSHROOM VENTILATORS (2) IN STERN.

RUDDER IS MOULDED, CORED, FIBERGLASS BLADE. 3" MAXIMUM SECTION. 1% TEAK CHEEKS, S.S.. BOLTED WITH CAP NUTS, 3 CAST BRONZE GUDGEONS, AND S.S. PINTLES. STAINLESS STEEL TILLER HEAD WITH SOLID TEAK TILLER ARM. PINRAIL FOR TILLER PLACEMENT.

There is too much to list so if creating fantastic future memories sounds good to you, then don't miss out on this Rare Rafiki!

Information On Condition

The condition of this 1977 Rafiki 37 is commensurate with the age. The seller has stated she is in water-worthy condition with all systems operational. The seller will leave her on the hard for hull inspections and ready to put her in the water for any potential buyer!

Approximate boat location: Essexville, Michigan


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Basic Details
Year:
1977
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Rafiki
Category:
Cutter/Cutter Sailboat
Model:
37
Length (LOA):
36' 9"
Hours:
1,278
(as of 6/25/2021)
(pleasure)
Stock #:
245704
Location:
Essexville, Michigan
Storage Status:
On the hard ††
(as of 6/25/2021)
(Ladder access)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1977
Brand:
Yanmar
Model:
4JH3E
Hours:
1,278
(as of 6/25/2021)
(pleasure)
Size:
56 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
43 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Maximum Speed:
7 mph
Fuel Consump.:
4 gals/hour @ Cruise
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Macerator:
Rudder:
Water Tanks:
Bilge Pump:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Holding Tanks:
1
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
36' 9"
Length at Water:
32'
Beam:
11' 11"
Min. Draft:
72"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
26,500 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
VHF Speaker:
Autopilot:
Compass:
GPS / Plotter:
Garmin 440
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Anchor Rode:
Bench Seat:
Beverage Holders:
Bimini:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Rail:
City Water Hookup:
Cleats - Fixed:
Cockpit Seating:
Rub Rails:
Sea Cocks:
Windlass:
Windlass Locker:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Emergency Tiller:
Engine Kill Switch:
Owner's Manual:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Battery Switch:
Battery Tender:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Docking Lights:
Fuel Gauge:
Fuse Panel:
Hour Meter:
Inverter:
Shore Power Cord:
Tachometer:
Water Temp Gauge:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Water Heater:
6gal
Sails
Genoa:
Staysail:
Reefing Mainsail:
2
Main Sail:
1
Rigging
Boom:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Running Rigging:
Backstay:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Winches - Manual:
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
6
# Cabins:
2
Sleep. Capacity:
6
# Berths:
2
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
165 gals
Waste Capacity:
24 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Washer/Dryer Hookup:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Porta-potty:
Pressurized Water System:
Shower:
Sink - Galley:
Stateroom - Forward:
Stove:
Stove / Oven:
Window Treatments:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Dinette:
Freezer:
Ice Box:
Port Holes:
15
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Stan Huntingford
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Long Keel
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
Teak/white
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
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