Sunday, January 20

New Fairway 37 Flybridge, a 17-knot Coastal Cruiser from Australia, Makes U.S. Debut at Seattle Show

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The new Fairway 37 Flybridge, a traditional coastal cruising boat from Australia with a single 350-hp Yanmar diesel, will be introduced to the United States at the Seattle Boat Show on Lake Union from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2. The first 37, an updated version of the Fairway 36, with a redrawn interior, was launched at the Sanctuary Cove show in Australia last May.

With standard bow and stern thrusters, the Fairway 37 will be easy to handle for a cruising couple, and it has two cabins and one head to accommodate a family or cruising guests. A full keel protects the prop and rudder; the Yanmar has a straight shaft drive. The company says the 37 cruises in the 14-knot range and tops out in the 17-knot range.

The salon has large side windows for lots of natural light. An L-shaped sofa and teak table are on the port side. The helm station, with a two-person seat, is forward. On the starboard side, a two-person settee is aft and then the galley, with a long countertop, runs forward. It has an electric cooktop, fridge/freezer, microwave, and lots of storage space for a coastal cruise.

A large glass door opens fully to the cockpit from the salon. The cockpit is protected by an overhang from the boat deck up top, and has an L-shaped settee in each corner. A centerline door opens to the swim platform. Walk-around side decks with high stainless steel rails lead forward. The flybridge has two helm chairs, a teak and holly sole, and an L-shaped settee to port.

Three teak steps down from the salon, the accommodation deck has the master stateroom forward with a double bed and lots of storage; the guest cabin with two single bunks is to port, opposite the head with shower to starboard.

The Fairway 37 comes with an Onan 5kW genset, an icemaker, and AC/heat. The retail price is $549,107, but it has a boat show special price of $499,000.

Specs.: LOA: 41’5”; Beam: 12’0”; Draft: 3’3”; Disp.: 15.400 lbs.; Fuel: 154 gals.; Water: 121 gals.; Power: 1×350-hp Yanmar diesel.









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