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1979
37' Valiant
Location:
St. Petersburg, Florida
Price:
$55,000.00
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For Sale

Preferred Yachts
727-527-2800
Sales Rep: Jamie Birch
Telephone: 1-317-750-8664

The Valiant 37 Esprit is a Bob Perry designed blue water cruiser. Also know as a Nordic 37, and later Known as Valiant 39. This 1979 model is one of the "good years" Pre-Uniflight. It was built at the Nordic Shipyard in Bellingham,Washington. The Valiant was recognized by Blue water Captain and author John Kretschmer in his book Sailing a Serious Ocean . It is on his short list of boats that any serious sailor should consider buying, along with the Contessa 32, Pacific Seacraft 34, Pretorian 35, Cape Dory/Robinhood 36, Prout Snowgoose 37, Alajuela 38, Privlidge 39, FReya 39, Passport 40, Baba 40, Hallberg Rassy 42, Taswell 43, Hylas 44, Norsman 447, Beneteau 456, Outbound 44, Hylas 46, Kaufman 47, Tayana 48, Hylas 49, Amel Marmu 53, and the Sunseer60/64.        

       

       

Galley
  • Galley -  U-Shaped galley located port side.

  • Stainless steel Hillebrand 2-Burner Gimbaled Propane stove and oven

  • Propane solenoid shut-off Controller

  • Two Aluminum Propane tanks stored in self draining cockpit locker

  • Hot and cold pressure water

  • Top-Loading Refrigerator/freezer 12V, Adler-Barbour Super Cold Machine

  • In-Laid wooden cutting board cover over large storage bin

  • Full 6 piece dinnerware set, utensils, drink-ware, and wine glasses

  • Pots/Pans/Baking dishes and cooking utensils

     

Sails and Rigging

 Sails and rigging.

  • Sail area 667 sq. ft.
  • Doyle Stack Pac. With Lazy Jacks
  • 150 Genoa by Wilson and Silby
  • Hood Roller Furler
  • Cruising Spinnaker in a Dousing sock.
Ground Tackle
  • Simpson-Lawrence 12V Windlass w/line and chain gypsies
  • 2 Delta 35# Plow Anchors each with 100' Chain and 100' Nylon rode
  • Fortress 23 with 100' of Nylon rode
  • Dual SS Anchor rollers
Electrical
  •  Upgraded  Electrical System , set up for "off the grid" living. Includes;  
  • 85 watt solar panels with smart controller and regulator.
  • Hear Interface 2000W Inverter with Link 2000 Controller and Display,
  • 4 6 volt Deep cycle batteries. (2014)
  • 1 Group 27 Deep Cycle Battery
  • 12V Led Anchor & cabin lights
  • Balmar Engine-Driven 150A Alternator
  • Balmar Max-Charge Multi-Stage Regulator
  • 12V Adler-Barbour Super-Cold Machine Refrigeration
  • 12V pressure H/C water with spare pump
  • 12V Simpson-Lawrence Anchor Windlass
  • 12V Bilge Pumps
  • 120V AC Electrical system
  • 15,000 BTU CruiseAir A/C System with SMX Digital Control
  • 30 amp, 120 volt Battery Charger
Electronics
  •   Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine ST 4000+ Autopilot (interfaced with Garmin 182C GPS)

  • Garmin 182C with charts,

  • Garmin GPS 76 with Laptop Interface (Laptop not included)

  • Interphase forward looking depth sounder,

  • Standard-Horizon digital depth sounder

  • Standard-Horizon wind speed and direction,

  • Standard-Horizon digital boat speed,

  • Uniden ES VHF  w/DSC and Wireless Remote MIc.

  • Sitex  GPS receiver.

  • WeatherFax 2000

  • GlobalStar GPS-1600 Tri-Mode Satellite Phone

  • Globalfix Epirb

  • Binnacle Compass at Helm

  • Kenwood Stereo and 6-CD Changer with 2 interior and 2  ( cockpit speakers  need to be wired)

Recent Updates

Updates in 2003 include.

  • Teak interior sanded and varnished.
  • New cabin and cockpit cushions.
  • New V-Birth mattress.
  • New cabin sole
  • New ceiling panels
  • 2007 Hull Awlgrip Flag Blue with Red cove and boot stripes.
  • 2016 New Isinglass Panels.       
Hull and Deck

Like all the Valiant boats, this 1979 Valiant Esprit 37 is solidly built. The hull uses a hand layup with 1.5 ounce fiberglass mat between layers of 24 ounce weave. Above the waterline, lining the interior of the hull, is a half-inch layer of closed-cell foam which provides acoustic and thermal insulation. This thermal barrier has the advantage of reducing condensation build up on the inside of the hull.

The deck is fiberglass with balsa coring and is solidly attached to the hull with a through-bolt join. All through-deck fittings are bolted onto aluminum backing plates. The rigging is all high-performance rod rigging and has been regularly inspected and updated.

The Valiant Esprit 37 sports a graceful sheer and canoe stern with an aggressive tumblehome. The overhangs are relatively small making for a decent speed-endowing LWL. Below the waterline is a cruising fin keel and skeg-hung rudder. The underside of the hull was designed flatter than other sailing vessels which contributes to the Valiant Esprit 37 being more nimble through the tacks.

On deck the cabin trunk has a sleek profile. The decks and cockpit surfaces are all installed with heavy duty non-skid material. The mast is manageable at 55 and has a sloop rig (with option of converting to a cutter rig), with a high aspect mainsail on a small boom, a design heavily influenced by IOR ocean racers. All control lines are routed back to the safety and comfort of the cockpit.

The hull was repainted with Awlgrip Flag Blue paint in 2007 and carries a high-luster shine, complemented by the racing-red cove and boot stripes. The exterior canvas, all navy Sunbrella, has been rebuilt or replaced. In 2016 new eisinglass panels were built with covers that protect the eisinglass when not under sail. The cockpit has full eisinglass enclosed panels with changeable mosquito netting panels.

Well-equipped for offshore cruising; this Valiant 37 Esprit Sloop has the following equipment and systems on-deck:

• Simpson-Lawrence 12V Windlass with line and chain gypsies

• 2 @ Delta 35# Plow Anchors each with 100' Chain & 100' of Nylon Rode

• Fortress 23 Anchor with 100' Chain & 100' of Nylon Rode

• Dual SS Anchor Rollers

• SS Dinghy Davits_Stern-mounted e-SS Dinghy Outboard Hoist

• Dinghy Outboard Motor Mount on Stern rail

• 4 @ hinged cockpit seats with storage lazarettes below

• Closed-cell Cockpit Cushions

• SS Stanchions with Double Lifelines

• Boarding Gates with SS Pelican Hooks, Port & Starboard near Cockpit e—TreadMaster Non-Skid Decking e-Sunbrella Bimini & Dodger with Connector, U-Zip Vinyl Windows (2016) & SS Frames •-Zippered Vinyl & Insect Screen Cockpit Enclosures c-LifeSling M.O.B. System

• Aluminum Toe Rail - including Transom

• Teak Sunbrella-Covered Grab Rails on Cabintop

• 2 @ Dorades above Salon

• 7 @ Opening Portlights

• 2 @ Opening Deck Hatches

• 4 @ Fixed Teak-Trimmed Salon Windows

Brokers comments

The Valiant 37 Esprit is a Bob Perry designed blue water cruiser. Also know as a Nordic 37, and later Known as Valiant 39. This 1979 model is one of the "good years" Pre-Uniflite. It was built at the Nordic Shipyard in Bellingham,Washington. The Valiant was recognized by Blue water Captain and author John Kretschmer in his book Sailing a Serious Ocean . It is on his short list of boats that any serious sailor should consider buying, along with the Contessa 32, Pacific Seacraft 34, Pretorian 35, Cape Dory/Robinhood 36, Prout Snowgoose 37, Alajuela 38, Privilege 39, Freya 39, Passport 40, Baba 40, Hallberg Rassy 42, Taswell 43, Hylas 44, Norseman 447, Beneteau 456, Outbound 44, Hylas 46, Kaufman 47, Tayana 48, Hylas 49, Amel Maramu 53, and the Sunseeker 60/64.      

If you are looking for a fast safe good looking Blue Water cruiser this is it.  

       

Disclaimer

Preferred Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Co-Brokerage Agreement
Preferred Yachts offers this listing on a 50-50 split with corresponding Florida licensed brokerages. Brokers unlicensed in Florida must contact listing broker to make arrangements that comply with Florida law.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
Dimensions/Weights
- Length: 37' 0"
- LOA: 37' 0"
- BEAM: 11' 4"
- DRAFT: 5' 10"
 
Engines
- Engine(s): Westerbeke 30B
- Hours: 3450
 
Tankage/Capacity
- Fuel: 38 gallons
- Water: 100 gallons
- Holding: 20 gallons
 
Construction
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
 
Manufacturer/Model/Designer
- Manufacturer: Valiant
- Model: Esprit 37
- Designer: Robert Perry
 
 
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