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Here's one of Bob Perry's favorite sweet sailing designs. Sporting Perry's prettiest stern, Impulsive is a Nordic built Esprit 37. Later models were called Valiant Esprit 37s. With a Monitor Windvane, Siemens Solar Panels, Air-X Wind Generator, and 45# Rocna Vulcan Anchor you know this is a boat that wants to be "out there". Owner has to move out of state and wants this boat sailing. Lots more details coming, meanwhile enjoy the pics, let's sort schedules, and get you aboard. Thanks, Lee
In profile Impulsive has a straight stem, fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, gently sprung sheer, and canoe stern. The hull underbody is round with a gentle turn-of-the-bilge. Forward sections are V-shaped while midship and aft sections are shaped like a wineglass. The ballast is externally mounted lead. A low trunk-cabin fills the middle half of deck. The exposed aft cockpit is surrounded by a coaming. The vessel’s topsides are white gelcoat with a baby blue cove-stripe, decks and cabin-sides are white with glued-on grey tread, the boot-top is navy blue, and bottom is black antifouling.
Impulsive was built for Valiant Yachts by Nordic Yachts. The hull is reportedly hand-laid with four layers of 1.5 oz mat alternating with eight layers of 24 oz woven roving. The ballast is attached to the hull with 5/8" stainless steel J-bolts that are cast into the lead. The deck fiberglass-sandwich construction with balsa core. The hull-to-deck joint is shoebox style construction.
The vessel is laid-out from bow to stern as follows: farthest forward
is the anchor locker accessed through the forward cabin. In the
forward cabin is a raised V-berth with stowage beneath. An enclosed head and shower are aft of the V-berth and to port. On starboard is built-in cabinetry for stowage. The mainmast passes through deck to a mast-step in the center bilge. The main salon lies midships with an L-shaped dinette to port, galley to port-aft, a straight settee on starboard, and navigation station and quarterberth to starboard-aft. Centerline steps lead to the cockpit and can be removed for engine access.
Masting and Rigging
Impulsive is a masthead sloop. Spars are painted extruded aluminum. The mast employs a single spreader. Standing rigging is a mix of 1x19 stainless steel wire and rod rigging. Stainless steel chainplates pass through deck and are secured below. The stainless steel stem fitting is externally mounted while the backstay is attached to a stainless steel chainplate that passes through deck aft of the cockpit. The vessel can be cutter-rigged with the deployment of a solent stay, but was not rigged as such at the time of survey. The heads’l is roller furling. All lines are led to the cockpit.
Specifications Cutter Rigged / Fin Keel / Skeg Rudder
LOA: 37' LWL: 31 7"
Beam: 11' 5" Draft: 5 9"
Displacement: 17,000 lbs Ballast: 6,600lbs
Capsize Ratio: 1.81 SA/Disp: 16.20
Sail Area (reported): 667.00 ft2 MotionComfort: 30.59
Single-Spreader Keel-Stepped Painted Aluminum Mast and Boom
Standing Rigging (4 shrouds replaced) Newer Running Rigging
Elvstrom Main, 2-Reefs, Full Battens, Slab reefing, Garhauer Rigid Vang-!
135% Genoa for ProFurl, 110%, Detached Forestay for Storm Jib
Code-0 w/ Top-down furling, plus older Yellow/Orange Spinnaker
Anderson 28 ST Halyard Winch(M), Adl. Halyard Winch on Mast(J)
2) Lewmar 48ST Sheet Winches, Lewmar 30 and 40 Trim Winches,
4-Cyl. Phasor Marine (Kubota), Model V1903-E (42HP @ 2800rpm)
Borg-Warner Velvet Drive / Walter V-drive, Racor and OEM fuel filters
2-Blade Flexofold Bronze Folding Propeller
1" Stainless Steel Shaft with Bellows-style Stuffing Box
Wheel Steering, Separate shift and throttle lever Controls
4" Ritchie Powerdamp Binnacle mount Compass
Electrical / Electronics
12VDC NAPA, model 27DCM, flooded, Group 27, Start Battery
(2) 6VDC Duracell, model SLIGC115, flooded, golf cart, House batteries
2 Siemens M55J + 4) Flexible panels on Hard dodger, SunSaver MPPT
Air-X Wind Generator, Statpower TrueCharge 20, Balmar MC-412Alt. C.
110-volt AC System, Custom Esprit 37 Panelboard with AC voltmeter, double-pole main breaker, reverse polarity indicator, and 3 circuit breakers
Horizon depth gauge, Signet Marine Knotlog/Speed
Standard Horizon Wind WS150, Matsutec Multifunction Display
JRC Radar 2000 Radar Dome on Fiberglass Backstay Pole
C.A.R.D. marine radar detector.
SEA 157 fixed VHF, navigation station.
SEA 235 fixed HF/SSB, navigation station.
Galley / Interior Notes
Force 10 3-Burner Propane stove w/ oven
SS Deep Sinks, H/C Pressure Water
Isotherm Freezer/Fridge with condenser-panel
(2) 10# Manchester painted steel LPG tanks, PSI gauge, regulator, Seaward Solenoid Control in Galley
Dickinson Sea-B-Que rail-mounted LPG BBQ
Hull Deck and Safety Notes
Manual Windlass in anchor locker
45# Rocna Vulcan anchor, 3/8" chain on roller
SS Stanchions, Rails and Lifelines w/gates
Throw cushions, Lifejackets, Lifesling (2022)
Nav lights, LED spreader lights and Tricolor
12-volt bilge pumps plus manual bilge pump
Simpson-Lawrence 555 Manual Windlass.
Whale Gusher manual bilge pump, center bilge. 30A Marinco Power Cord and inlet ,12VDC bilge pump
90 Gal. Water, in 2 S.S. Settee Tanks
10 Gal. Diesel DayTank
Original tank no longer in service, beneath cockpit
Plastic Holding Tank beneath V-berth
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