The Gulfstar 37 was well-received when she was introduced. Over 150 were built between 1976 and 1979. With a spacious cockpit, roomy and attractive interior, great sailing performance, and solid construction, Gulfstar 37's continue to be popular boats. With a draft of only 4' 10" these boats can venture into areas inaccessible to many other boats. The Gulfstar 37 would be well suited as a liveaboard, weekend family cruiser, or a boat on which to head South.
LAISSEZ FAIRE has had good owners. Her current owner has lived aboard her year-round for the past seven years. He decided it was time for a larger boat, went ahead and purchased his new boat, and it's now time to find LAISSEZ FAIRE a new home. He has thoughtfully upgraded her over the years he's owned her, and she should be considered to be in fine shape. Note that standing rigging has been replaced, a Espar diesel fired hot air heating system has been installed, and the engine has only 655 hours since complete rebuild. LAISSEZ FAIRE is currently on the hard, shrinkwrapped, with a zippered door for entry.
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Cell phone: 617-694-8455
Sleeps five. V berth with filler forward. Forward cabin has drawer storage to starboard and a hanging locker to port. Ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch.
Enclosed head, finished in off-white Formica, is next aft to starboard with entry from both forward cabin and main cabin. Head features a vanity and handheld shower, and ventilation is assisted by a solar-powered fan, a dorade vent and an opening port. Opposite to port is a seat with a hanging locker behind
Main cabin is next aft and features a centerline dropleaf table just aft of the mast and pull-out settees port and starboard. Pilot berth to starboard.
U-shaped galley is aft to port, an L-shaped navigator's station opposite to starboard.
Cabin has two heaters: an Espar D5 Airtronic thermostat-controlled diesel-fired heating system (2010), blower replaced (2016), that has been serviced annually by the local Espar dealer and a Force 10 Cozy Cabin bulkhead-mounted propane heater. The Espar system is capable of maintaining room temperature in the boat in the dead of a New England winter.
U-shaped galley features icebox fitted with SeaFrost refrigeration (2012), double stainless steel sinks, pressurized hot and cold pressurized water system, and Shipmate stainless steel propane two-burner stove with oven.
12 volt DC and 110 volt AC dockside systems. 12 volt system includes four six volt batteries (2014), breaker panel. Victron digital battery monitor (2014), LED tricolor/anchor light with photo sensor and strobe (2015), LED stern light (2015), in-mast wiring for nav lights replaced (2015). Many interior lights replaced with LED's. Steaming light/foredeck light fixture replaced 2015. USB charging ports at nav station and V berth.
110 volt system includes shore power cord, breaker panel. 55 amp engine alternator replaced in 2013. SmartPlug shore power inlet installed in 2015.
Xantrex Freedom HF1800 inverter/charger (2010).
Simrad hydraulic below-deck autopilot, Garmin 492 GPS/chartplotter at helm, Furuno 1630 radar, Autohelm ST-50 apparent windspeed/direction indicator (not working), Autohelm ST-50 knotmeter/log, Autohelm ST-50 depthsounder, Icom IC-M59 VHF radio transceiver, Standard Horizon HX850S handheld VHF radio transceiver, and Danforth pedestal-mounted compass.
Perkins 4-104 38/50 horsepower, four cylinder, fresh-water-cooled engine was completely rebuilt by Hansen Marine in Marblehead in 2002. It had about 1,800 houra on it at the time it was rebuilt. It has 652 hours since the rebuild. 55 amp alternator replaced (2013), engine starter and solenoid replaced (2016), engine compartment fire suppression system replaced with CO2 (2011). Racor 500FG fuel filter.
Fresh water pump new (2013), automatic shower sump pump (2016),
Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder. Bottom soda blasted and barrier coated in 2011. Yacht Specialties wheel steering. Teak bow sprit with anchor roller. Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass, fresh water anchor washdown pump. Double lifelines (2012) with boarding gates port and starboard. Upper lifeline is 29" high, higher than on most boats. White gelcoated topsides, white deck with tan contrasting nonskid. Teak rubrail with stainless steel striker. Kato dinghy davits. Forespar outboard motor hoist. Three overhead hatches. Forward hatch glass replaced in 2011. Main cabin hatch glass replaced in 2015. Seals for all hatches and ports replaced in 2011. Six aluminum-framed opening ports. Hinged, teak, bi-fold companionway hatch. Hinged, teak-framed, bi-fold screened companionway hatch.
Keel stepped mast. Mast and boom painted light gray. Harken roller-furling system for genoa. Most standing rigging (all but forestay) replaced in 2010. Forestay was replaced when Harken roller furling system was installed. All running rigging except mainsheet traveler, along with many blocks replaced in 2012. Sail inventory includes Doyle mainsail (2006) with Stackpack and lazyjacks, Hood roller-furling 130% genoa (2006), Hood MPS spinnaker (unused by current owner). Winch inventory includes two bronze Lewmar #48 self-tailing primary genoa sheet winches, two bronze Barient #22 secondary winches, two mast-mounted chromed bronze Barient #21 halyard winches, 1 chromed bronze mast-mounted Lewmar #30 reefing winch. Spartite mast partners (2015). Doyle Sailmakers, which has the sails in storage, wrote this winter about the sails: "Sails have been well maintained throughout their lives by getting professionally serviced on a regular basis. The sails have multiple seasons left on their lives. They wouldn’t be recommended for long distance or off shore sailing, but are perfect for cruising."
Cockpit dodger with connecting cockpit awning, custom cockpit cushions, Fusion two-zone marine stereo with Sirius XM module (2011), two cockpit speakers (2011), two speakers in main cabin (2016), 35 lb. CQR plow anchor with 120'+ chain, spare anchor with rode stored in cockpit locker, custom folding teak swim ladder, bulkhead-mounted computer monitor, nine PFD's, water filter for entire water system. Ring buoy. Two boat hooks. Electric bilge pump. Three fire extinguishers.
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.