Fisher 37 Northeaster

Unique layout
  • Boat REF#  ·  331770
  • Length  ·  12.96m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  Composite
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 80hp, Gardner (1983)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Wyatt & Freeman
Builder Robert Ives Boatbuilder
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 1,454.6 ltr (320.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 07/07/2021


Engine 1 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1983)
Engine Hours engine1= 2363
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) MaxProp
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares


Length 12.96m
LOD 11.49m
LWL 9.91m
Beam 3.69m
Draft Min 1.60m
Draft Max 1.60m
Displacement 14,224kg (31,363.9lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Kemp/Seldon Aluminium spars (1983) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail Banks Sails - Slab (2019) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2010)
Other sails Mizzen ()
Cruising Chute ()
Staysail ()

Both main and mizzen masts in tabernacles for ease of lowering

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Versatile accommodation with aft converting between singles or a large double. New cushion made 2024 for double in saloon. Lee cloths on all single berths
Hot water via calorifier and immersion
Water maker fitted but not in commission

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Versatile accommodation with aft converting between singles or a large double. New cushion made 2024 for double in saloon. Lee cloths on all single berths
Hot water via calorifier and immersion
Water maker fitted but not in commission

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
150.00m of chain
Vetus 55kg bow thruster fitted 2021

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

AIS Transceiver

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

In the late 1960's two naval architects (David Freeman and Gordon Wyatt) were searching the UK for a GRP motor sailer; a boat like that of the Scandinavian designs which did both sailing and motoring properly and were frustrated that nothing matched their (fairly exacting) standards. So, they designed their own, starting at 30' and from there the Fisher family of yachts began.

The fantastic sea-keeping capabilities of these hulls meant that the desire to sail further required a bigger boat! The Fisher 37 was the same shape but the larger overall volume meant her cruising range increased significantly, now they were building a true ocean-going passage-maker.

This particular yacht is not your standard Fisher 37. She has the advantage of a very different interior layout, similar to the Fisher Northeaster 30, designed for extended cruising in higher latitudes. She has a deck saloon with all round visibility, a large aft cabin with vast amounts of usable storage and the feeling that you really could go anywhere!

She's had further adaptations from her highly experienced owners making her a unique example of a well-loved design. She can carry a lot of canvas and as a cutter-rigged ketch the various combinations cover all sailing conditions. The Gardner engine will cover the rest!

Moving around above with her clear side decks and high bulwarks feels safe and easy, everything is strong and sturdy and in it's place. Below she is fresh and bright, traditional in style and with a quality fit out rarely seen now.

Well equipped for either extended cruising or living aboard, I do believe this Fisher 37 really will look after you.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fisher 37 Northeaster has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2023

Why are you selling her?

Bought for specific expedition

Where have you sailed her?

English Channel

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