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1974 Islander Yachts Yachtcraft 37

  • 37 ft
  • Rockland, ME, US

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The "Mirage"  "The Islander 37 Sloop is a proven winner. Designed for the traditional yachtsman who enjoys both the competition of racing and the great life of cruising" ~ Islander 37 Brochure

Mirage is the YachtCraft version of the Islander which means that the hull was sold to the original owner as a kit. In the case of Mirage, the original owner has been reported to have owned a shipyard and made significant improvements on the construction as well as did an exceptional job on fitting the boat out. This is a very nice cruising boat offered at a fantastic value.


Basic Information

Islander Yachts
Yachtcraft 37
Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

37 ft - 11.28 meter
37 ft - 11.28 meter
10 ft 10 in - 3.3 meter
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5 ft 8 in - 1.73 meter
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30 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
70 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Measurements- LOA: 37 ft LWL: 28 ft 5 in Beam: 10 ft 10 in Max Draft: 5 ft 8 in Ballast: 5000 lb Displacement: 14500 lb Fuel Tanks Capacity: 30 gal Fuel Tanks Material: GRP Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 70 gal Fresh Water Tanks Material: GRP Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal Holding Tanks Material: Plastic Number of single berths: 2 Number of double berths: 3 Number of Cabins: 1 Number of Heads: 1

Propulsion- Engine #1, Engine Make: Beta Engine Model: 25 Primary Engines: Inboard Drive Type: Direct Drive Location: Center Engine Year: 2012 Hours: 260 Power: 25 hp Propeller Type: 3 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze Rope Cutter: Yes


Mirage's "one piece fiberglass hull is all hand laminated to ensure maximum uniform strength. The SOLID CAST LEAD BALLAST IS GLASSED INSIDE THE KEEL AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BOAT. Sandwich deck construction assures rigidity with minimum weight, while providing insulation. Bulkheads are floating, rather than structural, to prevent fatigue and stress points in the hull. Stainless steel chain plates are both thru bolted and glassed. Thru hull fittings are fitted bronze valves. Deck hardware if thru bolted" ~ Islander 37 Brochure

What makes Mirage different is the original owner went a step further by:  "The wiring, plumbing, lightening protection, sea-cock installation, size of sea-cocks for rapid cockpit drain, etc are all installed in accord with "American Boat and Yacht Council Standards"... These standards reflect the best yacht construction practice" (at the time when the yacht was built). • "The fuel tank is laid up with "Hooker Hetron" fire retardant resin... • The transom was substantially reinforced in way of the back stay. • The hull was substantially reinforced in the way of the chain-plates. • The rudder support structure was reinforced probably to the point of overkill.. • Every bulkhead, berth flat, locker, etc was glassed to the hull to become a structural stiffener rather than "floating" non-structural system as used by Islander and others." ~ Doug Hoppe Original Owner

Deck Equipment - 

Mirage features painted decks with teak tow-rails port and starboard as well as a stainless steel bow pulpit and stern pushpit connected by over and under life lines running through chrome deck mounted stanchions with single safety line gates port and starboard. Moving forward: 

Fore Deck • Teak bowsprit with double anchor rollers and stainless steel bull nose chafe rail • Furlex roller furling for head sail • Bow chocks port and starboard • Bronze anchor cleat • Stainless steel anchor chain/rode hawse pipe • Stainless steel anchor chain lock • Stainless steel dock line cleats port and starboard • Maxwell Nilsson vertical windlass with gypsy and up/down foot switches • Spinnaker pole and deck fittings

Weather Decks • Stainless steel deck fill/pump out fitting • Stainless steel raw water wash down fitting • Jib tracks on teal toe rails port and starboard • (2) midships cleats port and starboard on jib track

Coach Roof • (3) teak handrails with covers port, starboard and (1) teak handrail forward • (2) Forward opening deck hatches with covers • Solar vent • Exhaust pipe for heater

Cockpit • (2) Lewmar 44 self tailing primary winches • (2) Lewmar 30 self tailing spinnaker winches • (2) Lewmar 10 two speed cabin top winches • Cabin top cleats port and starboard • (2) Storage cubbies in coaming port and starboard • Winch handle pockets port and starboard • Suite of electronics (see Electronics) • Teak cockpit table • Mainsail track • Elk skin covered stainless steel wheel • Shore power outlet (see Electrical Systems) • Manual high volume pump • Engine panel

Aft Deck • Stern cleats port and starboard • Dorades port and starboard • Stern Chocks port and starboard• (2) Horseshoe ring brackets • Outboard bracket • Radar mast • Swim ladder


 Northwind fully batten mainsail ~ 2000 ~ good shape • Northwind 100% jib ~ 2000 ~ good shape • Northwind 130% jib ~ 2000 ~ good shape • Northwind 150% jib ~ 2000 ~ good shape • Northwind 163% Jib ~ 2000 ~ good shape • Cruising asymmetrical spinnaker

Electronics -

Cockpit • Autohelm rotary auto pilot • Autohelm ST4000 • Autohelm Tridata display • Autohelm Navdata display • Autohelm Wind display • Ritchie compass

Navigation Station • Autohelm Multi display • Lawrence HDS 5m marine GPS and chart plotter • Garmin GPS Map 225 • Standard Horizon Intrepit with RAM mic • Standard HX3508 hand-held portable marine VHF • Seth Thomas barometer • Seth Thomas Quartzmatic marine clock

Salon • Jensen MCC8525 AM/FM/Cassette Stereo • Chelsea Clock Company Boston US Navy marine clock

Electrical System-  

12-Volt system • 12-Volt distribution panel with volt meter • (3) Group 24 12-volt batteries • 130 Amp alternator • APC battery condition monitor

110-Volt system • 110-Volt distribution panel • 30-Amp shore power with cable • Battery charger • Hot water tank • 110-Volt outlets


Mirage is a well fitted classic yacht with a very practical sailboat layout that provides plenty of storage and ample creature comforts. As you descend the companionway there is the galley on port side:

• Double basin brushed stainless steel sink with dual control hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixing tap and sea water foot pump with tap • Ice box with 12-volt Isotherm refrigeration • Kenyon 3-burner propane stove The navigation-station is to starboard of the galley: • Suite of electronics (see Electronics) • Shelf storage outboard and above work surface • Top loading navigation desk • 12-Volt outlet• Fuel gauges • Drawer storage below desk • Storage below seat

Forward is the saloon with port and starboard settees. Both settees are full length and can sleep an adult. The saloon table folds down from the forward bulked thus the saloon has an open layout when it is not in use. Other features include: • Hand rails port and starboard • (2) Reading lights port and starboard above settees • Marine speakers port and starboard • Locker and shelf storage port and starboard above settees • Settee backs flip up to make single berths and the settee seats become double berths • Kerosene cabin heater port forward on bulkhead • Storage below settees port and starboard

Just forward of the saloon are hanging lockers on starboard and the enclosed head on port: • Locker and cubby storage outboard • Jabsco manual marine head • Single basin sink with dual control hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixer head and shower wand • Locker storage below sink

Forward of the head is the V-berth. The entire cabin is finished off in teak. The joinery work shows an attention to detail that is not common on production boats. • Shelf and locker storage outboard and over berth port and starboard • Infill cushion for v-berth • Single settee • Drawer storage below berth • Hanging locker to starboard and aft of berth

Fresh Water System-

• (2) Deck fills • Fresh water manifold • Electrical and manual fresh water pumps • Pex tubing on high pressure side of pumps ~ 2015

Black Water System-

• Macerator pump • Y-valve • Deck pump-out

Recent Upgrades-

• Bottom cleaning and paint every 2 years Petite Trinidad SR • Annual engine and zinc servicing • Routine valve exercise and lubrication • Annual varnish of companion way hatches and teak cleaning • Routine oiling of teak below • New manual bilge pump with hoses ~ 2019 • New batteries ~ 2019 • New upper lifelines ~ 2019 • New electric bilge pump ~ 2016 • New head with hoses ~ 2015 • New shaft line cutter ~ 2015 • New head thru hull ~ 2015 • New high pressure water PEX piping ~ 2014 • New FW pump ~ 2014 • New dodger ~ 2014 • New rudder bearing ~ 2014 • New canvas covers ~ 2013 • New Beta 25 engine ~ 2012 • New prop ~ 2012 • New propane valve and pressure gauge ~ 2012


• Full boat cover • Over boom and house cockpit awning • Bug screens for main hatches • Lexan companion way inserts • Lee clothes for cabin bunks • Emergency tiller

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