Dockrell 37

One of Sparkman & Stephens’ more unlikely designs, this is a sturdy, strongly

built long-keel centreboard cutter with an unusual, six-berth layout. Her hull

form has been described as similar to a Deb 33 or S&S 34 but with the stern

drawn out. Construction is heavy-duty, hand-laid glassfibre, and the quality

of fit-out, using solid mahogany joinery, is excellent. She has an aftercabin

well forward in the boat, opposite which is the galley. The saloon is wide and

open and she has a large heads amidships. She handles reasonably well and

is a good seaboat, but performance, though adequate, is not in the usual S&S

class. Owners have complained about poor control going astern, possibly

because the rudder is a long way from the prop.


LOA 11.28m (37ft) LWL 9.08m (30ft) Beam 3.08m (10ft 2in) Draught 1.14m to 2m

(3ft 9in to 6ft 2in) Displacement 5,216kg (11,500lb) Class association