Originally Posted by Phyrcooler
Always liked the Roughwater aft cabin
yachts (37,41, 42). Reminds me of some of the 60’s Chris Crafts.
Can you share a photo
to two of the boat
I don't have any really good pictures. There are three classic West Coast trawler
Naval architects. Bill Garden (designed my Willard
36), Defever, and Art Monk, designer
of the Roughwater boats and many others.
The R37 is a solid fiberglass
boat that succeeded the R36 that had a plywood
superstructure which was prone to rot
(similarly, the R42 succeeded the R41)
Monk originally designed the R37 without a flybridge, however the flybridge was added for marketing
purposes. The owner of this boat removed the flybridge to truck the boat from Seattle
to San Diego
and decided not to to reinstall it. I like the lines a lot compared to the flybridge.
Solid boat with simple, easily accessible systems. Unfortunately, bling sells so these style of boats will never be made again.