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 - 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.
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.
GlobalStar GPS-1600 Tri-Mode Satellite Phone
Binnacle Compass at Helm
Kenwood Stereo and 6-CD Changer with 2 interior and 2 ( cockpit speakers need to be wired)
Updates in 2003 include.
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
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.
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