line appears to have started about where the Banjer line left off. Based on yachtworld Fisher
37 from the 70's, they appear to be all but identical. They have the benefit of another 40 years of engineering development, so I believe they will sail better. I certainly find thier pilothouse windscreen and some other touches more attractive. They do have a reputation as decent sailers.
They are built lighter, part of the engineering improvements, not such a heavy lay-up in the hull
. A recent thread on the yahoo group for Fishers discussed common deck
leak issues around chain plate
and the pretty wood trim on the bulwarks. My surveyor
said he had surveyed two Fishers and thought the Banjer was built quite a bit heavier.
I've heard nothing about the Fisher that would put me off them, in fact, if I wanted a larger boat I would be looking at Fisher as one option. But the Banjer 37 suites me fine.
There is a Nauticat FS near me in SF Bay
, a beautiful boat.