Gulf 32 Pilothouse
Blue Water Cruising Sailboat
This is a well maintained, sturdy, full keel coastal or world cruising pilothouse sailboat. If you want the ability to get out of the weather while underway, this cruiser is certainly worth a look.
This "Cruising World" article spells out what it's like to sail this little gem.
"Nine years ago I decided to take the leap from trailer-sailer to smaller ocean cruiser, and went looking for an affordable, seaworthy and comfortable sailboat capable of exploring the Pacific Coast and maybe, someday, sailing around the world. When I first viewed the Gulf Pilothouse 32, I was struck by her lines, her interior volume and the flush deck. My wife, who is prone to claustrophobia, appreciated the view and the light from the pilothouse windows. I liked the idea of an inside steering station protected from the cold and the sun. The Gulf 32 appeared to be a proper “big little yacht,” so with great hopes and expectations, we took the plunge.
The Gulf Pilothouse 32 was designed by William Garden. Between 1965 and 1990, first Gulf Marine Products and later Capital Yachts built a total of 400 of them.
Below the waterline, a full keel helps the boat track steadily, supports the rudder and partially protects the fixed three-blade propeller. A bulge in the keel allows the engine to fit below the cabin sole, adding to the interior roominess.
Thanks to the boat’s beam, which is carried well aft, the T-shaped cockpit is deep and roomy. The aft bench is a comfortable 65 inches wide, and plywood fillers create 78-inch-long port and starboard berths — perfect for naps outside.
On deck, the medium-profile pilothouse is easy to stand on when working with the mainsail. The flush foredeck has a slight camber where the mast is stepped and is great for dinghy storage. Depending on the model year, the bow section of the deck is either a 6-inch-deep triangular well or is flush with a two-piece anchor-locker hatch.
The Gulf 32 was designed as a cutter, but many are rigged as a sloop with an oversized roller-furling genoa. The midboom traveler arrangement clears the cockpit of lines making it easy to trim the main.
The Gulf 32’s standard interior layout places the galley, steering station, small chart table and quarter berth in the pilothouse. Amidships, the main saloon has a pair of built-in upholstered chair with a table in between to port, an L-shaped bench to starboard, and a bulkhead-mounted fold-down table. The forward area houses a head, hanging locker and V-berth. The pilothouse boasts 7' of headroom."
This Gulf 32 has been highly updated and includes all of the following:
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