1986 Slocum 37

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Yacht Overview

Make: Slocum

Model: 37

Year: 1986

Length: 37′

Located In: New Orleans, LA

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 9168063


1986 Slocum 37 Features:

  • Air Conditioning 2022
  • Salon Cushions 2022
  • Garmin Electronics 2022
  • Hardtop 2022
  • Mainsail Cover 2022
  • Davits
  • Roller Furling Genoa
  • Stainless Steel Opening Ports
  • Electric Windlass
  • and a lot more


“As our thinking is strictly in terms of a healthy cruising ship designed to fit the ever-changing mood of the sea, rather than some racing rule, we turned to the designer Colin Archer type hard-working Norwegian double enders. These types in their final development had reached a pinnacle of evolutionary design excellence. They were stout weatherly craft that stayed out and kept working in the wildest of North Sea conditions. Times have changed dramatically since those tough, hard days, but there has been very little observable change in the condition of a windswept sea.

First cost and maintenance considerations were also important factors. With unlimited funds one can accomplish just about anything, but how many among us are so situated?

We finally settled on the size of our double ender at 37’, with a generous beam of 11’8” and a draft of 6’. She is a ship of heavy displacement with a nice “S” shape section, an easy turn of the bilge, and fairly full garboards to allow good fuel and water tankage under the cabin sole, with an ideal level engine installation.


Despite the emphasis on ocean cruising, the Slocum is not a Spartan single-purpose machine. She was designed to be equally suited for a gentle summer week-end cruise. Modern sheet winches, slap reefing, and boomed staysail make her easy to sail short-handed.

All sheet winches can be handled from the cockpit. The fine forward entry and “drag free” lines unencumbered by separate rudders or other protrusions allow her to be easily driven under light airs.”

Slocum 37 brochure