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37' Ericson 37


IMPETUOUS was designed by Bruce King to comply with the IOR rule, making her eligible to compete in the One-Ton Class as well as perform as a comfortable cruiser.

  • Make: Ericson
  • Model: 37
  • Year: 1974
  • Length: 37ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Francisco, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Sloop
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: Bruce King
  • Builder: Ericson Yachts (USA)
  • LOA: 37.33 feet
  • LWL: 28.42 feet
  • Beam: 11.33 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.75 feet
  • Ballast: 8000 pounds
  • Displacement: 16000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Perkins
  • EngineModel: 4-107
  • EngineYear: 1974
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 9 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 6
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

    • Large V-Berth forward
    • 2 Quarter berths aft
    • 2 Midship pilot berths in addition to port & starboard settees
    • Fold-down dining table
    • Large L-shaped galley to starboard as you enter the boat
    • Nav Station to port as you enter the boat has forward facing desk and storage outboard and below
    • Large hanging locker to starboard forward of salon
    • Additional hanging locker aft of Nav station
    • Enclosed head, vanity with storage outboard & under counter.
  • Gimbaled three burner LPG Seaward Princess stove with oven
  • Large countertop  with ice box 
  • Double stainless sink
  • Hand and foot pumps for galley water.
  • Ample storage for galley gear, groceries, canned drinks and more.
Specifications, Upgrades and Maintenance
  • Thru hulls & sea valves (bronze)
  • Mast step upgraded when rig was pulled for new standing rigging
  • Cockpit drain hoses and clamps Bilge pump  with new hoses and clamps
  • Blister repair at yard
  • Max Prop o’haul (new gears)
  • Depth sounder/speed transducer (Garmin)
  • Cutlass bearing and strut
  • Driveshaft replacement and new packing gland
  • Rudder post zerk fitting
  • Binacle compass o’haul (Ritchie)
  • All new running rigging and halyards
  • Standing rigging
  • CNG filling adapter and new tank brackets
  • Lifelines and stanchions
  • Batteries x 4 AGM
  • Autohelm (Alpha 3000)
  • Garmin (GPSMap 4210)
  • Standard VHF with AIS with cockpit remote
  • Rebuild winches x 9 (Barient)   
  • Cabin lights (red/white LED)  
  • Spreader lights (hi intensity LED)  
  • Steaming/foredeck light (LED)  
  • Running lights (LED)  
  • Fresh water tank cleaned, new hoses and pump  
  • Auto bilge pump  
  • Rework head and holding tank w/new valves and piping  
  • New hatch plexiglass x2  
  • New cabin windows  
  • Rework various turning blocks and sheaves (Zephywerks)  
  • New fenders with covers x4  
  • Cabin cushions - new foam  
  • Cockpit cushions new x3  
  • Rebuilt companionway hatch cover
Recent Engine Maintenance
  • Engine rebuilt
  • pump and injectors (Santa Rosa Diesel)  
  • Lift pump     
  • Secondary fuel filter (Separ)    
  • Exhaust gooseneck replaced
  • Cylinder head temp. gauge 
  • Sails; (all sails from Pineapple)  
  • 85%
  • 100% (battened)
  • 130%
  • Main, (fully battened)
  • Sail track with batten cars (Fasttrak) 
  • Various spinnakers and a blooper
  • Sail and binnacle covers custom fabrication (Canvasmithe Sunbrella)
Additional Information
  • Single owner boat, family owned and regularly sailed on the Bay
  • Original documents, blueprints, literature, invoices and advertisements 
  • Sistership to Ericson 37 used by Webb Chiles in his first circumnavigation.

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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