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Old 02-11-2013, 14:43   #1
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How is Beneteau 37's seaworthiness, compared to previous models?

Hello.
I'm planning to buy a yacht and sail across pacific.
I have 373, 393 or 37 in mind (ex charter yachts). They are just within my budget.

My question is regarding beneteau 37's sailing characteristics. Never seen B37 but according to data, B37 is very fat and has low displacement of 6.35t, compared to 373's 6.6t, making D/L only 158 compared to 373's D/L 183.

I'm worried this might result in very uncomfortable sailing experience in some rough sea and strong wind. I'm not expecting something like heavy long keel bluewater yachts but like to know how it is different from B373.

I'll appreciate your opinions, experiences on B37 or expected seaworthiness, compared to B373.
Thank you.
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Hello.
I'm planning to buy a yacht and sail across pacific.
I have 373, 393 or 37 in mind (ex charter yachts). They are just within my budget.

My question is regarding beneteau 37's sailing characteristics. Never seen B37 but according to data, B37 is very fat and has low displacement of 6.35t, compared to 373's 6.6t, making D/L only 158 compared to 373's D/L 183.

I'm worried this might result in very uncomfortable sailing experience in some rough sea and strong wind. I'm not expecting something like heavy long keel bluewater yachts but like to know how it is different from B373.

I'll appreciate your opinions, experiences on B37 or expected seaworthiness, compared to B373.
Thank you.
Don't evaluate boats by numbers , sail them

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PS: the 393 is an excellent sea boat
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Old 02-11-2013, 15:18   #3
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I know of a 373 that has just sailed from California to Sydney. All well. I also have a 373. Contact me for details. Matt
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Old 02-11-2013, 15:21   #4
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PS: the 393 is an excellent sea boat
Well, I have to fly over to check the yacht by myself. No B37s nearby. I'm planning to go visit next season.
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Where are you located?
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Where are you located?
South Korea. There are not many yachts here. Most yachts here are from Japan or old ones. I have a poorly maintained '86 freedom 30 and spend most of my time fixing the boat. I hope to enjoy sailing instead of crafting.
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Sound good. I am sure there are more seaworthy boats than the 373 but it is a good all-round and has good speed.
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Re: How is Beneteau 37's seaworthiness, compared to previous models?

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Of course , rather then read that rant , just ask MarkJ , or even me , I owned a 393

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Re: How is Beneteau 37's seaworthiness, compared to previous models?

I found the boys on sailing anarchy to be a knowledgeable bunch...maybe it was that particular boat.
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I have bought an ex charter boat. 393 and have sailed over 10,000 miles across the Caribbean and pacific. So your plan is good and i love every minute.

Sorry I can't answer any questions on the smaller boat, but motion at sea is the worst part of passages and the larger boat will reduce this if you have the extra funds.

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Of course , rather then read that rant , just ask MarkJ , or even me , I owned a 393

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You need to read the rants and praises unless you want to cherry pick reports to confirm your pre existing or desired opinions. The same post also condemns Hunters. Note I own a hunter which is a great boat, and I would consider buying a Ben if I wanted to upgrade to a bigger boat.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:58   #13
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Re: How is Beneteau 37's seaworthiness, compared to previous models?

I own a beneteau 37 so feel free to ask questions. The 37 is slightly shorter than the 393 and the hull is lower (I hope my English is good for this). Thus it has less place for storing all the stuff you may need for a transpacific. The B37 is slightly faster than 393 but this is not a real big advantage. It has nothing in common with the 373.
I think it will have no more or less problem than the 393 in rough seas (I sailed with both). But the water tanks and fuel tanks are smaller (a bit).
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