Etap 37

This yacht won the YM test team’s approval

as a very well thought-out offshore cruiser,

impressing equally with her handling, deck

layout, seamanlike accommodation and

engineering. The hull is a fairly typical modern

cruising form below the waterline, with

high, straight-sided topsides capped with an

almost fl ush foredeck and a pilothouse with

forward-facing windows rising up behind the

mast. Maximum beam is close to midships,

the bows are full and there is a decent amount

of immersed forefoot. The stern sections are

fi ne, giving the hull a form that looks balanced

and should remain so at a considerable angle

of heel. The saloon is a great improvement on

the earlier Etap 38, and features an excellent

galley with the sink and a high-fi ddled worktop

on the yacht’s centerline. The chart table is an

unusual shape but works well – it can be used

either seated, facing forward, or standing, facing

outboard. The saloon table seats six and she has

double cabins fore and aft.

LOA 11m (36ft 2in) LWL 9.9m (32ft 5in) Beam 3.82m (12ft 5in)

Draught 1.95m (6ft 4in) Displacement 6,350kg (13,970lb)

YM test report September 2002