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Etap 37S

Brief details

Builder

Etap Yachting N.V., Malle, Belgium

The Etap 37S is a modern fast family cruiser with the usual high build quality and careful and innovative detailing of the Etap brand. Like all Etaps, she is 'unsinkable'. There is a choice of keel depths, with the shallow draught option beinga tandem keel. There is also a choice of cherrywood (as illustrated here) or a lighter walnut interior finish

LOA

36' 11"

Sail area

816 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

32' 6"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

12' 7"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin

Draught

6' 4" or 4' 5"

Berths

6

Displacement

13,987 lbs

Engine

Volvo 2030 diesel

Ballast

4,405 lbs

BHP

29

Keel type

Bulbed fin keel with spade rudder. Optional shallow keel is a tandem keel

Etap 37S

Etap are a large Belgian company with a variety of products, and have been building yachts since 1970. In 1990 the yacht building division was split off as a separate company, Etap Yachting. In 2008 the Etap yachting division was bought by Dehler, but in 2009 Dehler then became insolvent. At present Etaps are no longer being built, but plans are reputed to be in place to restart production at some point.


Etaps have always been 'different' - all their boats are unsinkable, with double skins and closed-cell polyurethane foam. This also gives excellent insulation to the interior, minimising condensation. The company makes extensive use of custom aluminium and stainless fabrications produced in-house. Etaps are not cheap, but are very well engineered and built.

 

In production until the company ceased trading, the Etap 37S is a modern fast cruiser with some unusual but practical design features, and all the high quality engineering that made Etaps different from other production boatbuilders.

Etap 37S

There is a double sink in the center of the saloon, a design feature common to some newer Feeling models. Although unusual, it is remarkably practical, giving a handhold and bracing point as you move about the saloon at sea, and allowing the sinks to drain on either tack. Headroom in the aft part of the saloon is 6' 6". The saloon settee berths are each 6' 6" long. The galley worktop area can be extended by taking the cover off the stove, which then becomes a tray/shelf which clips into place between the galley and the sink island. You can of course also use it as a tray to hand food and drinks out into the cockpit!

Etap 37S
Etap 37S

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Etap 37S

A vee-double berth is in the forecabin: this is long, but narrow at the bow end. There are two hanging lockers and seating as well as the berth in this cabin.

Etap 37S
Etap 37S
Etap 37S

The galley worktops are of Corian, and the sink tops have a proper secure stowage under the cooker

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Aft cabin

The joinery on the yacht illustrated is in cherrywood, and whilst the trim is solid wood, much of the paneling is a high quality and very tough cherrywood finish laminate. An alternative interior finish has light walnut panelling with cherrywood trim.

The Volvo 2030 diesel drives a folding two-bladed prop via a Saildrive leg

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Etap 37S

One of the most distinctive features of Etaps is the aluminium toerail section, which splits at bow, stern and midships to form mooring cleats, and incorporates very solid stanchion bases. Another feature common to many Etap models is s removable mainsheet traveler in the cockpit - this can be removed in seconds to free up space in the cockpit when in harbour (In the photos below showing the cockpit whilst the boat is laid up the boom is temporarily secured to the wheel pedestal - this is not how the boat is normally rigged. The photo of the traveler unit is from a different boat, but the one fitted to this 37S is similar)

Etap 37S
Etap 37S
Etap 37S

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