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  • Manufacturer: Van De Stadt
  • Price: €49,950
  • Location: Crosshaven, Cork
  • Year: 1998
  • LOA: 37'0" (11.28m)
  • Beam: 12' 0'' (3.66m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.74
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 56F8364360
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 485 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 58hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 450 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 kn
  • Top Speed: 7 kn
  • Engine Hours Port: 1555

Broker Remarks

This steel (round bilge) Forna 37 was designed by Van De Stadt has been well looked after. She is powered by 38HP Yanmar diesel, wheel steering, battened mainsail with single line reefing, lazy bag, furling genoa, sprayhood, six berths, shore power, battery charger, GPS, colour chart plotter, radar, DSC VHF, hot water, fridge and more. She is a solid cruising yacht and viewing recommended.


Mechanical and Rigging



Steel construction with a round bilge. Long fin keel with bulb and spade rudder.

Cherry interior.

Rig and Sails

Deck stepped "Sparcraft" mast

Masthead rig with removeable inner forestay.

Oversized 10mm Standing rigging

Dyform forestay

"Harken" furler

Spinnaker pole

Gennaker pole

Jockey pole

"Sparcraft" Vang (kicker)


1999 "Dolphin" Fully battened mainsail with single line reefing in good condition

Stackpack on boom with lazy jacks

1999 "Dolphin" Furling genoa in very good condition

Spinnaker in good condition

Light reaching spinnaker in good condition


Storm Jib

On Deck

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails 

Stemhead fitting with two bow rollers

Substantial teak toe rail

Anchor locker

"Sprint" Electric windlass (motor replaced in 2018)

CQR anchor with 90m. of chain

6 x Mooring cleats with fairleads

Mooring lines and fenders

Stainless steel grab rails on the coachroof

Lewmar mainsheet track just forward of the helm

Genoa sheet cars on the coachroof with adjusters leading back to the cockpit 



2 x Selftailing "Harken" 44 two speed winches 

2 x Self-tailing "Harken" 44 two speed winches on the coachroof with 12 clutch jammers

1 x "Harken" 32 on the mast

"Harken" deck organisers and blocks

Wheel steering

Teak cockpit seats and cockpit sole

3 x cockpit lockers

Fold down bathing platform with swim ladder


Cherry finish with Cherry and Holly sole

Hot air heating

Forward Cabin 

Double berth with plenty of storage space including hanging locker, lockers, wash hand basin and opening deck hatch.


Headroom 6'3"

Comfortable L-shaped settee to port 

Large saloon table with fold down leafs incorporating drinks locker

Settee berth/seat opposite to starboard

Opening deck hatch and numerous lockers

Brass clock and barometer

L-shaped galley to port, aft of the saloon

"SMEV" Four burner gas cooker with oven and grill, 

12 Volt refrigerator

Twin stainless steel sinks with hot water from the engine and shore-power

Salt water foot pump

Plenty of worktop space

Storage lockers and opening port at the side of the coachroof

Navigation Station opposite the galley to starboard beside the companionway steps 

Outboard facing chart table with 12V. Distribution board

Navigator's seat and opening porthole 

Aft cabin to port

Double berth with plenty of storage lockers and two opening portholes

Heads to starboard (aft of the Nav. station)

Stainless steel floor with a shower drain that drains to grey water box. Teak grating, marine W.C. with wash hand basin, shower (hot and cold) and opening port at the side of the coachroof and two opening deck hatches.


2 x 12V. Service Batteries (2015)

1 x 12V. Engine Battery (2021)

Powerful 80AH engine alternator

Shorepower (220V.)

Irish and European sockets

Battery Charger/1KW inverter

Merlin Electrical designed wiring system


Binnacle Compass

Furuno Chart-plotter/radar

Fishfinder transducer for Furuno plotter

B&G Hydra 2000 display at the chart table and is connected to the autopilot

B&G speed and log

B&G Depth

B&G Wind speed and angle

B&G Autopilot with display

Furuno Navtex NX300

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF 

Icom M710 SSB Radio

Navigation Lights


Anchor Light 

Steaming Light


Manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump

Auto fire extinguisher in the engine bay

Pilot gas detector

2 x fire extinguishers require a service


Radar reflector

Horseshoe buoy

Emergency tiller


"Spectra" fresh water maker (9 litres an hour)

Aft roller for stern anchor

Radar scanner on Scanstrut aft

2 x Steel diesel tanks linked by valves 450 litres in total

1 x Stainless steel water tank 175 litres independent system via foot pump

2 x Water-bag tanks (165 litres & 145 litres) to pressurised water system

Hot water via calorifier and immersion

Owner's Comments

"Odd Job" has proved to be a solid, quick cruising boat. She has been well built under the continued supervision by a Marine Surveyor. She is comfortable in a seaway with ample live aboard facilities for long distance cruising.  

Broker's Comments

This steel hulled Forna 37 is well presented and is ideal for anyone that would like to do some long distance cruising on a sturdy cruising yacht that has been designed with comfort and performance in mind. She can be viewed here in Crosshaven Boatyard out of the water. We are located only 20 minutes from Cork Airport by road.


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Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.