C&C 37 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-15-2003 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Currently in Savannah,GA
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
C&C 37


This isn''t a trick question for you, but I would like to get your opinion on the build quality of the older C&C 37 boats. Do you know how the hull and deck were constructed? I''m finalizing my list for the boat that I intend to upgrade to, and this boat right now is at the top of my list. Morgan 382 is running a close second.I know that these are two very different boats, but I really like both of them. I would appreciate any information you can provide on the C&C. Thanks!
Stede is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-15-2003
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,501
Thanks: 12
Thanked 248 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 10
C&C 37

There are two 37 foot C&C models, the early 1980''s C&C 37 and the later 37+ which you sometimes see listed a 39 footer. I assume that you are talking about the early 1980''s era 37. These have always struck me as a nice boat that offered reasonable performance and nice lines. They have a simple yet workable interior layout that is very similar to the layout on my own boat but executed with a slightly higher level of finish on the C&C.

I personally am not a big fan of thier small mainsail big jib rig proportions but that was the predominant rig during that era and so is typical of boats in that size and price range.

While I do not have any specific information on how the C&C 37 of that era was constructed, the C&C boats of that era and general size that I gave been on board have felt quite solid and have seemed to have held up very well and still look pretty good. A year ago last spring I was aboard an C&C 35 from this general era in the early 1980''s and I was very impressed with how well that boat had held up. I knew that boat and had sailed on it when it was new and so knew that it had been sailed hard in its early life and so was favorably impressed with how it had held up.

I guess the answer here depends on your planned use of the boat. If I were looking for a boat for the kind of moderate to light winds typical of coastal cruising in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US coasts I would want the C&C 37 over the Morgan by a long shot. If occasional runs to the Bahamas or offshore are in your plans, I would lean towards a shoal draft or keel/Cb version of the C&C 37. Lastly if I were looking for a liveaboard with more frequent offshore work, and speed was not as important, I would go with the Morgan 38.

Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 05-15-2003 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Currently in Savannah,GA
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
C&C 37

Thanks for your input Jeff. As usual,you''ve given me some more items to think about.
Stede is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome