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1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37

CAD55,000

1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37 boat for sale

Make:
Western Pacific Yacht
Model:
Rafiki 37
Model Length:
37 ft
Price:
CAD $55,000
Year:
1976
Location:
Sidney, BC
Boat Name:
Cherry Hill
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Fuel Type:
Diesel

Listing Broker

Nicholas Scruton

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC

Cell:250-896-1531

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill embodies beauty in simplicity. This Rafiki 37 cutter seamlessly combines elegant design with practical functionality, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and ease of use. From its well-crafted teak interior and versatile cutter rig to its secure deck layout and spacious cabin, Cherry Hill offers a harmonious blend of form and function, making it an ideal choice for offshore cruising.

Designed by Stan Huntington as an offshore cruiser with three primary objectives: simplicity, seaworthiness, and beauty. Inspired by Colin Archer’s hardworking Norwegian double-enders, Cherry Hill features a stout, weatherly hull that can endure the wildest North Sea conditions. This heavy displacement hull is paired with a versatile cutter rig and classic lines, ensuring both performance and aesthetic appeal. With its robust design, Cherry Hill requires nothing more than good provisioning before setting off on a cruising adventure.

Cherry Hill has been meticulously upgraded and maintained by her proud owners, who have invested in improvements from keel to mast. These upgrades include a fresh paint job that rejuvenates her appearance, new sails that enhance her performance under sail, and new batteries to ensure reliable power on board.

Additionally, significant attention has been given to her rigging, with a new mast and rigging installed to optimize safety and performance. To further enhance her sailing capabilities, the bottom paint has been stripped and replaced with new epoxy and antifouling coatings, ensuring maximum efficiency and protection against marine growth.

Please contact us today for more information or to arrange a viewing.

Specifications

LOA:
36 ft 9"
Length:
37 ft
Beam Measure:
11 ft 10"
Draft:
6 ft (Min)
Displacement:
26,500 lbs (Dry Weight)
Number of Cabins:
1
Fuel Tanks#:
1
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
125 Gallon
Fuel Tank Material:
Steel
Fresh Water Tanks#:
1
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
165 Gallon
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks Capacity:
30 Gallon
Holding Tank Material:
Plastic

propulsion

Engine #1

Make:
Volvo
Model:
3QM30F
Type:
Inboard Direct Drive 36hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Year:
1976
Hours:
2893

Interior

The cabin is accessed through a compact companionway and showcases solid teak throughout, highlighting the high level of craftsmanship. With generous headroom ranging from 6’5” to 6’8” and a full 11’8” beam, the interior is spacious and offers plenty of useful storage.

The galley, located to port, is well-equipped with a freezer and refrigerator, a diesel stove and oven, ample storage, stainless steel double sinks, and hot and cold pressured water as well as a foot pump. To starboard, there is a large navigation table and a sleeping berth in the stern. The forward U-shaped dinette can be converted into a double berth. Additionally, there is a single berth to starboard with a pull-out foam insert to create a large single berth.

Forward of the main cabin, to port, is the head, which includes a sink, shower, and hot and cold water. To starboard, there are hanging lockers and drawers that extend into the forward double berth cabin. Designed for long journeys, the cabin offers plenty of accessible and logically placed storage throughout.

Aft Cabin:

  • Galley is welcoming, secure and compact
  • Dickenson Diesel stove and oven
  • Stainless steel sinks 
  • Cold water foot pump
  • Fridge Freezer runs off 12V compressor
  • Storage for cookware under sinks

Navigation Station:

  • Full-size nav table with drawer storage to starboard
  • Double cupboard beneath
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter 
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Quarter berth aft of the navigation station for a guest or sail storage

Centre Cabin:

  • U- shaped dinette to port converts to a double berth
  • Settee berth to starboard extends out 14” with lee cloth
  • Bookshelves, louvered cupboards and storage under bunks

Forward Cabin:

  • Head with stainless steel sink
  • Pressure fed hot and cold running water to sink and shower
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Toilet with holding tank, through deck and through hull abilities
  • Hanging lockers to starboard,
  • Forepeak has double berth
  • Multiple hanging lockers
  • Drawers
  • Shelves
  • Reading lamp and overhead light
  • Access to chain locker with additional storage

Superstructure, Deck and Hull

Hand-laid fiberglass was used on the hull and deck of the 37′ Rafiki, incorporating Airex and balsa cores to ensure maximum stiffness, strength, and insulation. The fiberglass layup employed is typically found in vessels twenty feet longer, indicating the exceptional solidity of the hull. Furthermore, the hull and deck are bonded together to form an enormously strong T-beam, ensuring superior durability and structural integrity.

The deck of the 37′ Rafiki features wide-laid teak, complemented by high double lifelines, ensuring secure and safe movement forward. The tiller steering, which leads to a transom-hung rudder, is both simple and dependable, providing the sailor with greater ‘feel’ and control of the boat.

Sails and Sailing

The cutter rig is known for its simplicity and versatility, offering various sail combinations that help maintain a balanced sail plan in diverse weather conditions. One of the key advantages of a cutter rig is its compact mast combined with two smaller headsails, which collectively contribute to a lower center of gravity. This design feature significantly reduces the heeling angle of the boat, allowing it to sail more upright. The benefits of this setup include a decreased risk of capsizing and easier handling when weather conditions change. This makes the cutter rig an excellent choice for sailors seeking stability and maneuverability.

  • Main:  Full Battens and 3 Reef Points (2 set up for slab reefing)
  • Genoa:  3 Genoas, 100%, 110%, 135%
  • Storm Trysail: 1 
  • Staysail: 1 on Self tacking boom with 1 reef point
  • Cruising Spinnaker: 1
  • Spinnaker/Whisker Pole:  12 foot extends to 20 feet

Winches:

  • Primary:                      Barlow 28 ST (2)
  • Cabin Top:                   Barlow 30 ST (2)
  • Main Halyard:            Barlow 30 ST (1) – On Mast

Reefing:

  • Barrlow 10 – On Boom

Sheet Clutches:

  • Lewmar (8) on cabin Top
  • All control lines are led to the cockpit including:
  • Reef 1; reef 2; Pole Downhaul; Vang; Staysail Sheet; Staysail Halyard.

Ground Tackle, Heat and Miscellaneous

  • Anchor: Rocna 20kg
  • Chain: 7/16” x 180’ of chain
  • Nillson H700 Electric anchor winch
  • Dickenson diesel stove
  • 120 Volt Hot water heater for hot water when on shore power.
  • Custom Solid Dodger with windows
  • Hatch covers for winter
  • Main Sail cover and lazy jacks
  • Staysail cover
  • Full Winter Cover
  • Extensive maintenance records

Batteries:

  • House 12V – 1 8D Battery 240 amp hr
  • Engine 12V- 1 4D start Battery 1000CCA

Bilge Pumps:

  • Centrifugal in bilge 1″ diameter 12V DC always live to batteries
  • Diaphragm 1″ large with pickup to bilge hand-pump
  • Centrifugal 12V in shower sump

Disclaimer

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.

1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37

1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
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1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
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1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
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1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37
1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37

Listing Broker

Nicholas Scruton

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC

Cell:250-896-1531

1976 Western Pacific Yacht Rafiki 37

Listing Broker

Nicholas Scruton

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC

Cell:250-896-1531