Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite
Builder: Prout catamarans in the UK.
Year built: 1989
VAT not paid.
LOA: 37 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 6 in
Mast Height: 40' (12.2m)
Displ: 11,500lbs (5216 kg)
199cm headroom inside.
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2010
Engine Model: 3YM30 fresh water cooled
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 60
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 27 HP
Depthsounder - Raymarine
car stereo with CD player and Jamo speakers
Autopilot - Northstar
VHF - (2) Standard Horizon
GPS – Furuno
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (35 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 stainless steel (35 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)
Battened mainsail 2005
Storm jib -Staysail
Cruising chute and spinnaker
2 Enkes sheet winches 26
Spinnaker pole – telescoping
Marine head - Jabsco
Manual bilge x 2
Cool box cooled by freezer unit STBD cabin under bunk very well insulated
Electric bilge pump
Oven with grill
3 burner stove Eno
Pots and Pans
2 x fiberglass 20 lbs propane tanks.
Wind generator Ampair; can be converted to towing generator equipment provided
Solar panels - 8 times 80 watt panels, plus mppt charge controllers 2017 Victron
8 Trojan T105 6 volt batteries 2017.
1000 watt Sinergex pure sine inverter 24 volt to 110
500 watt Sinergex inverter 12 volt to 110.
Xantrex True charge battery charger for shore power on 110 volt
Outboard engine bracket
Tenders: Livingston hard dinghy with 5 hp 2 stroke Tohatsu.
Banana Boat folding dinghy with 5 hp 4 stroke Mercury.
Walker towing log
2 x Sport-a-seat.
Handheld VHF Icom, floats
Radar reflector and anchor ball
-LED anchor light
--Hard-top bimini - rain catcher
-Anchors: 45# CQR, 40# CQR, Stainless Steel Danforth
--Anchor chain/rode: 100' 5/16" chain, 20' chain + nylon rode
--Lewmar Tigress electrical windlass.
6 man Standard International life raft (serviced aug. 2016)
2 x fire extinguishers
O shaped life Buoy
4+ x warps
8 x fenders
Location is Spanish Waters, Curacao, Dutch Antilles Caribbean.
Sails: Mainsail 20 m2, almost new.
Genoa 40 m2, staysail 6 m2. All sails in good condition. Two spinakers. One telescopic spinakerpole.
Galley: double sink, electric water pump. Oven plus grill brand Smev and three burner Eno stove top all on propane.
VHF brand standard Horizon and one handheld vhf.
AIS transponder. GPS Furuno
8 solar panels 80 watt each, two Victron MPPT charge regulators.
8 batteries 105 amh each, built 2017, Trojan.
Two inverters, 1 x 12 volts to 110 volts 500 watts and 1 x 24 volts to 110 volts, 1000 watts pure sine.
24 volts windlass, 1000 watts Lofrans Tigres.
24 volts windcharger Ampair plus 2 x towing generators.
One charger for shore power to batteries.
Dinghy: Livingstone 9 ft with 5 hp 2 stroke Tohatsu..
1 x 5 hp 4 stroke Mercury.
Layout: private stateroom with a queen size bed. Furthermore the port aft cabin is a workshop,complete with workbench, vice and lots of storage room, three shelves with plastic bins for all the spare parts and tools
The overall condition of the boat is somewhere between good and fixer upper, depending.
Early hulls, which include molded stub keels, are solid fiberglass, while more recent versions are solid below the waterline and cored above.
A later version became the SNOWGOOSE ELITE (1986) had 1 foot more beam.
Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite (all iterations) was enormously popular with more than 500 built.
Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite built in 1989 A well equipped version of this popular cruising Catamaran that has been upgraded and invested in over the last few years. This is a great cruising boat, a real bluewater boat. Unlike more modern cruising cats that boast double-digit speeds and hotel-like accommodations, the Snowgoose is renown for its rugged construction and seakindliness.
The boat was built to cross oceans. Somewhere around 500 boats have been built, and, although statements like this are impossible to confirm, I have been told that nearly 100 have completed circumnavigations.
This boat manages 7 knots in most conditions. It's not fast but it is consistent, and it doesn't need to be micromanaged, making it an ideal passagemaker unlike modern cats that rely on a huge, roachy mainsail, the Snowgoose goes best when the big genoa is drawing. Punching the boat upwind in choppy conditions leaves the cockpit dry, most water action stays below the bridgedeck. One of the Snowgoose owners in the Azores told me that during two Atlantic crossings he has averaged 150 miles per day, and he was quick to add that he doesn't push the boat the ease of handling three smaller sails the cockpit instead of dealing with a large mainsail.With its flexible cutter rig, the boat balances easily and handles well under autopilot.
The Snowgoose 37 is a solid, capable world cruiser with a proven track record. It may not be as flashy as newer-designed cruising cats, but when the ocean is in an unpleasant mood the last thing on your mind is flashiness.
It's designed for short-handed sailing which a cruising couple or single handed skipper would find it very easy to manage.
700 Prout catamarans have been built and 100+ boats have circumnavigated. The Snowgoose is one of the most successful production catamarans ever built.
The Snowgoose Elite was elected 17th place of 41 Best Catamarans built ever. By the magazine Cruising World.
The Snowgoose 37 is a heavyweight with a displacement of 11,000 pounds.
The hulls, which include molded stub keels are solid fiberglass.
The bridgedeck is also solid GRP that provides rigidity between the hulls which a single crossbar can’t match.
The bridgedeck is solid, and although this adds weight it also provides rigidity between the hulls that a single crossbar can't match.
While most cats rely almost entirely on modular construction, the Snowgoose 37 is built more traditionally with bulkheads and furniture facings securely tabbed to the hull
The bulkhead-mounted wheel is to starboard in the cockpit.
The low profile design offers unobstructed visibility from the helm, even with a full bimini and dodger enclosure.
All sail controls are led to the cockpit and there is a bulkhead-mounted Barient winch to hoist the main.
Reefing can be carried out without leaving the cockpit. Heavy weather sailing is extremely safe for a Snowgoose.
This Snowgoose 37 Elite has the family layout option which includes a full queen berth forward and one spacious double cabin aft on starboard, on port is a large storage area with the work bench, complete with vice.
Another double berth can be created with the saloon table lowered.
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