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Harris & Ellis Yachts
The Valiant Esprit 37 is one of only a handful of quality built blue water designs that are still sought after by serious cruisers even though it has been years since they were first built. Of note, this was built by Nordic Yachts during their years of building Valiants. Amida has taken her owners throughout the Caribbean & the Great Lakes & now they are ready to pass her on to new owners. This Bob Perry design combines performance & great structural integrity in a beautiful package. Wide side decks, deep comfortable cockpit & sensible deck layout are some of the boat's many features. Many cruising upgrades have been added over the years including a powerful Yanmar 4JH3E diesel installed in 2003. The owners have had their summer cruise & have the boat at dockside now ready to show.
Bow & stern rails, double lifelines & gates. Dodger, bimini with connector & extra rain curtains & screens for each side. Stainless steel rack above bimini for solar panels. Outboard motor hoist. All lines led aft through organizers & Lewmar stoppers to self tailing winches. Self tailing primaries & standard secondaries. 6 opening ports & 2 large overhead hatches. Pedestal steering with table & beverage holder. Rail mounted BBQ. Midship boarding ladder. Heavy duty Lofrans windlass. Hot water shower in cockpit.
Single spreader rig with tapered head. Harken furling gear. Downwind pole mounted on the mast. The boat is presently rigged as a sloop but can be rigged as a cutter with the addition of the staysail stay & running backs which are presently stored with the owner.
Raymarine ST 60 tri data system. Standard Horizon Chart Plotter & VHF radio with RAM mike 2014. Stereo with Bose speakers. Compass on pedestal. Raymarine Multi at nav station. ICOM 706II SSB radio with AH4 tuner. Autohelm 7000. Second compass at the nav station.
High output Balmar alternator & Balmar Smartguage battery monitoring system. 4 Trojan 105 deep cycle house batteries (2015) Starter battery new (2016.) 120W solar panel with controller.
Shore power with cord & Xantrex 20A charger.
Mainsail with 3 reef points & Strong track system. Furling # 2 genoa. Both sails are updated & serviced regularly. Asymetric cruising spinnaker with dousing sock. #3 & #1 genoas.
Spacious forward cabin with 12v fans & lights on both sides. Large hanging locker & boot locker. Enclosed head to port with separate shower stall.( used for storage)
Main salon features settees port & starboard with drop leaf centreline table with built in storage. Lockers above & behind settees. Extra lockers forward of starboard settee. Cabin heater mounted on port main bulkhead.
Teak & holly floor is the "real McCoy" with 1/4" planking over marine ply.
Galley is U shaped to port with 2 deep sinks, large dry locker & cutlery drawers & lockers. Ice box has 12v refrigeration with separate freezer & fridge sections. Hot & cold pressure water. Sea water foot pump. 3 burner Force 10 stove with oven. Chart table/nav centre has room for all electronic displays & ample storage. Quarterberth.
Standing rigging replaced in 2007 along with chainplates & lifelines.
Gel coated nonskid replaced the original Vetus non skid panels.
Engine & new stainless steel fuel tank replaced in 2004, with new shaft, prop & exhaust system.
Steering cable replaced, Deck washdown pump & cockpit shower, new water & holding tanks, new water lines, macerator pump, Isotherm hot water tank.
6 pad folding steel cradle, Fortress FX23 & 20 K Rocna anchors, chain & rode. Cockpit cushions, BBQ, safety gear, fenders & lines.