By David McCreary
Dufour Gib’Sea 37: Family Cruising Innovation
Dufour Gib'Sea 37
Dufour expands on their popular Gib’Sea line with the new 37. It was debuted at the Grand Pavois Boat Show (La Rochelle, France) in September. North Americans will get their first look at the Gib’Sea 37 at the Toronto International Boat Show, January 11-20, then Sail Expo January 24 – 27 and finally Strictly Sail in Chicago, January 31 – February 3, 2002.
Dufour has won accolades for their Gib’Sea design, most notably the 2001 Boat of the Year Award from Cruising World, who called the Gib’Sea 43 the “Best Production Boat under $200K”.
Dufour continues their family cruising tradition with the 37 — in addition to being roomy enough for a family of 5 or 6 persons, it’s priced aggresively at $91,608.
- A dolphin nose – avoiding manual handling of the anchor
- A semi full batten mainsail
- Lazy Bag and lazy jacks for easy mainsail furling
- A superb foredeck area
- A very efficient nonskid system
- A centralized technical space for ease of access & maintenance
The construction is in NPG gelcoat with first solid laminate layer impregnated with NPG resin, the whole ensuring an excellent osmosis barrier. The hull is hand laid in isophthalic resin and glass fiber with Twaron reinforcements. The floors are laminated to hull. The deck is a balsa core sandwich.
Standard equipment in the “Family Cruiser Package” includes electric drainage for the refrigerator, water chilled refrigeration, holding tank, hot water system, cockpit table, propane regulator and solenoid installed, 110 volt outlets in cabins, battery charger, VHF with antenna, fenders, docklines, and main ground tackle. Standard engine is a 30 hp diesel.
The Gib’Sea 37 has three cabins – a V berth forward and double cabins aft. The salon area can also easily accomodate another couple. A single, oversized bathroom and shower leaves plenty of room for the oversized salon and spacious galley.
|Engine||30 hp diesel|
|Sail Area||700 sq. ft.|
|Berths||6 + 2|
1, rue Blaise-Pascal
BP 24 – 17182 Perigny cedex
Phone : (33) 5 46 30 07 60
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Dufour Yachts USA
1 Chelsea Court
Annapolis, MD? 21403
Phone: (410) 268-6417??