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kirstindally 01-19-2007 01:18 PM

Gulfstar 37 advice
We have seen a 37 gulfstar aft cockpit for sale.
Can anyone comment on the suitablility of these designs for offshore cruising?
We are from New Zealand and are not familiar with the design. Is it solidly constructed or are there hull flex issues? Perhaps there are reviews? I have yet to find any info on them.
Any help would be much appreciated
Mike and Kirstin

stlcat22 01-19-2007 01:31 PM

Here is a link to a site which seems to collect various comments about boat builders etc., from around the internet.

camaraderie 01-19-2007 02:30 PM

Not suitable.

Cruisingdad 01-19-2007 02:32 PM


What are you saying is not suitable? The G37? I am not following you.

Cruisingdad 01-19-2007 02:36 PM

Sorry Cam, did not see he put OFFSHORE on there. I agree, it would not be my first choice for offshore. I have been on a couple of them though. I think they would make nice liveaboard/coastal cruiser. Of course, that was not where he was going with the thread.

Of course, one has to ask: WHAT IS OFFSHORE? Is offshore running between the islands or a day/two at sea. I don't think I would have a problem with it. Is offshore New Zealand to Alaska... well, er-hm, no.

pigslo 01-19-2007 03:00 PM

I don't know Cam. A freind of mine had a Gulfstar 37 that we sailed offshore in 35 knots and it seemed pretty solid of a hull though I did not take measurements. THe interior is pretty big due to the beam being carried forward. If the inquirer likes the size and weight of a Gulfstar 37, they should also look at the Tayana 37 as the specs are similar buy the Tayana has more offshore attributes built in like a small cockpit, small high companionway, etc.

Cruisingdad 01-19-2007 03:21 PM

Again, I ask: What is offshore?

kirstindally 01-19-2007 03:32 PM

offshore is new zealand
Thanks for the replies, I kind of figured as much. Looks like we have narrowed it down to the Tiburon 36 or Tartan 37, with preference probably to the Tiburon.
Thanks for the replies, appreciated.
Mike and Kirstin

BABALUBA 11-09-2010 12:47 AM

i honestly wonder
I dont know how much time you good folk spend at the dock i personally spend 6 months a year AT SEA and have done so the last 20 years and before that for another 15, Its very interesting when i see people commenting that this is suitable and that isnt i really wonder how much time present or past you have spent at sea or your ability to answer such questions and give advice thats worth a look in, ive sailed on vessels from 3 metres to 150 meters long and a 37 ft gulstar is in my opinion quiet safe to take around cape horn, the megellan straits or anywhere else you would like to take it if managed properly.ive sailed a Hobie 16 half way around Australia and that was fun and explored the Pacific in a 25 footer so i cant really think of what or where your coming from when you state that a good seaworthy boat like the 37 Isnt For OFFSHORE what r u scared youll spill your scotch??? sorry i dont follow you sailerdad.

MARC2012 11-09-2010 05:12 AM

I had a gf 37 (CC) & would not take on rtw.Liked the interior,very roomy & comfortable.The aft cabin was not used aft cockpit probably better for me.Not the best sailing boat,do not point well.have core issues.Not knocking boat just not my type.Seakindly & comfortable.marc

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