The J/37c was originally conceived and designed to compete under any handicap rule that was popular in the 1980's and 1990's. This model fits well into several offshore classics, like The Bermuda Race. Since then the J/37c has enjoyed success racing under the PHRF handicap. Several owners have also converted their J/37c's for cruising chartering, too.
Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single level racing cockpit with mainsheet traveler that separates the helmsman from the crew. Steering is by wheel attached to a balanced rudder supported by Harken roller bearings.
Interior- The layout of the interior is extremely comfortable and functional with a V-berth, walk-thru head forward, proper settee berths in the main salon aft of a centralized galley. The 28hp diesel engine is located just under the companionway ladder with quarterberths to both port and starboard.
Rig- The J/37c has a double spreader masthead aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles. The spar package was built by Hall Spars of Bristol, RI.
Introduced: 1987 Built to: Hull #52* Last Model Year: 1991
Combined Hull #s with J/37 model.