'Pelagic', a Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 Yawl

by John Newcomer
(Seattle, Washington USA)

Pelagic is a 1980 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 Yawl outfitted for cruising and living aboard.
We are the second owners and cruised from SoCal to Mexico in 2000.
She is in a transferable Lake Union slip (possible live aboard).


  • Universal four cylinder diesel (5432),
  • Monitor windvane,
  • Lighthouse all stainless steel windlass (1501) with all chain rode (350′ 5/16" G4),
  • Spectra 200C watermaker,
  • KISS windgen,
  • 4 solar panels,
  • Icom 710 SSB & tuner and Pactor 3 modem,
  • Standard Horizon VHF w/AIS,
  • Raymarine electronics,
  • 9 sails,
  • Garhauer blocks, traveler, organizers and vang,
  • Propane stove and fireplace (Broadwater & Dickenson),
  • Zodiac Zoom 260 solid floor dinghy with Suzuki 4 HP outboard,
  • USCG documented.

Published Specification for the Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37:
Hull Type: Fin Keel & Skeg-Hung Rudder
Rigging Type: Yawl
Length Overall: 36'11"
Waterline Length: 27'9"
Beam: 10'10"
Draft: 5'4"
Displacement: 16,000 lb
Ballast: 6,000 lb
Construction: GRP (fibreglass)
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1979
Designer: Bill Crealock
Builder: Pacific Seacraft (USA)

Published Design Ratios for the Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37:
Sail Area/Displacement: 14.5
Ballast/Displacement: 37.50
Displacement/Length: 334
Comfort Ratio: 34.0
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

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