'Hero', a Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 Sailboat for Sale
by owner Jim Seal

'Hero', my Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 is currently sailing in the Caribbean (since July 2021) and is scheduled to return to the US east coast late spring 2023.

She has had all her systems upgraded and improved upon since we purchased her in 2015. We have plans for extensive land travel in the next few years and sadly will be offering her for sale.

A Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 under sail'Hero', my Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37.
We can deliver her to any port on the east coast of the USA.

'Hero' is perfect for a liveaboard couple, and can accommodate 5-6 for overnights.

Her first owner kept her in freshwater near Burlington, Vermont, for the first 20 years, so she has avoided a lot of saltwater wear. She's a very stable and reliable vessel with classic good looks.

Pacific Seacraft 37, interior layoutAccommodation layout

Material & Dimensions

  • Designer: Wiliam Crealock;
  • Fiberglass construction, Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder. Hull #252;
  • Draft 5’6”. Bridge clearance 50’2”;
  • Overall length 36’11”, Beam 10’10”;
  • Waterline length 27’8”;
  • Sail area 618ft2;
  • Displacement 16,000 lbs. Lead ballast 6,200 lbs;
  • Two 40-gallon water tanks, one 40-gallon fuel tank, one 15-gallon holding tank.
Pacific Seacraft 37, sailing under full main and staysail only'Hero' reaching comfortably under full main and staysail only

Sails, Rigging & Deck

  • Main: 272ft2, good condition. Two reefs, lazy-jack system;
  • Primary jib: North Sails 452ft2, 125% 3Di Nordac Offshore Ply (2020);
  • Staysail: North Sails 90% 3Di Nordac Offshore Ply (2021);
  • Backup jib: Doyle high clew, Condition good;
  • Asymmetric spinnaker: 860ft2, with ATN Tacker;
  • Orange Storm Trysail 86ft2;
  • 32-inch diameter Edson wheel with leather cover;
  • Block and tackle arm attached to wind generator pole for raising outboard engine onto rail;
  • Standing rigging, both furlers, boom vang and all lifelines replaced;
  • Barient 2-speed self-tacking main winches;
  • Lewmar 30 two-speed winches mounted to the mast;
  • Lewmar 30 self-tacking two-speed winches on the cabin top;
  • Sunbrella bimini and dodger, mainsail and windlass covers.
Pacific Seacraft 37, exterior (starboard side)'Hero', having a canoe stern, is a 'double-ender'.

Engine & Mechanicals

  • Yanmar 4JH2E 50 hp diesel, 2350 hours as of Feb 20, 2023;
  • Variprop feathering prop (19” x 13 x 4-blade);
  • 55 Amp alternator, spare alternator, starter and water pump included;
  • Hot water tank, engine driven;
  • Engine mounts, oil cooler, fuel injection pipes and exhaust elbow recently replaced;
Pacific Seacraft 37, marine diesel engineHer Yanmar 4JH2E 50 hp diesel engine

Electronics, Navigation & Renewable Energy Equipment

  • Chartplotter in cockpit: 12" display B&G Zeus 2, NMEA2000 network;
  • C-Map US Coastal & Rivers Continental on Micro-SD 16 GB card, C-MAP MAX-N+ Electronic Chart Caribbean & Central America;
  • B&G 4G Radar System, B&G Wind sensor;
  • Vesper Marine WatchMate AIS with wifi;
  • CPT Autopilot system;
  • Airmar depth transducer;
  • Scad water tank monitoring system;
  • Battery bank: Four Firefly AGM 12 volt - new 2021. Total 464 Ah;
  • Victron Precision Battery monitor system;
  • Standard Horizons model GX1700 VHF, with remote radio and external speaker mounted in the cockpit;
  • Pro Marine 2000 Watt inverter;
  • 350 Watt solar array mounted to bimini; MPPT charge controller;
  • 400 Watt Marine Kinetix wind generator mounted at stern;
  • LED anchor, running and steaming lights;
  • Iridium Go satellite system.
Pacific Seacraft 37, chartplotterHer B&G Chartplotter is mounted at the wheel

Ground Tackle

  • Primary: 44 lb. Spade anchor with 80’ of 5/16" G40 high test anchor chain spliced to 220’ of ⅝” three-strand rode;
  • Stern: 30 lb. Danforth on stern pulpit, with 15' of 5/16" G40 High Test anchor chain spliced to 90' of 5/8" 3-strand rope;
  • Additional 300’ of 5/8" 3-strand rode accessible at bow as backup with spare Bruce anchor;
  • Lewmar H3 Windlass, with wireless remote, new 2022;
  • Snubber: 20' line with 6-foot long rubber elastic;


  • 'Hero' is a very clean boat;
  • Two hatches and 10 ports for excellent air flow;
  • All LED interior lighting, including red lighting for night sails;
  • OzeFridge fridge/freezer combo. Compressor with twin cold plates, freshwater cooling. All refrigeration insulation replaced;
  • Hot pressurized water (engine provided with 6 gallon tank) for hot showers;
  • Spectra model 200T watermaker - 7 gallons of freshwater per hour;
  • Interior analog clock and barometer;
  • All interior and cockpit cushions replaced;
  • Interior wood walls/tables refinished;
  • Galley countertops and sink replaced with Corian;
  • Galley and head faucets with hot and cold pressurized, filtered water;
  • Durable Groco manual head;
  • Handheld shower spray and freshwater foot pump in head;
  • Galley has saltwater and freshwater foot pumps;
  • Lee cloth on port side;
  • Force 10 two-burner stove and oven;
  • Force 10 propane fueled cabin heater;
  • Two propane tanks secured in ventilated stern locker;
  • Propane grill mounted to stern rail;
  • Fusion Stereo AM/FM/CD/DVD Wifi player w/NMEA control at chartplotter, Infinity 8" speakers in the cockpit, Bose 101 speakers in the salon;
  • 32-inch wifi TV mounted in the salon;
  • Three 7-inch Caframo fans mounted in the salon and v-berth;
  • Multiple USB ports and AC power access in cabin;
  • Bimini and stern rail hardware replaced;
  • Teak cockpit table with folding leaves.
Pacific Seacraft 37, cabin (aft view)Looking aft, showing the quarterberth on the port side

Safety Gear

  • Datrex 4-person canister liferaft (new 2021), cradle mounted on deck;
  • Switlik Man Overboard Module (MOM-8S) self-inflating ring with pole, light and weight;
  • McMurdo EPIRB SmartFind G8 AIS registered through Dec 2023;
  • Jacklines affixed along port and starboard cabin tops, harness tethers;
  • Lifesling Throwable PFD;
  • Electric bilge pump, Whale manual bilge pump;
  • Emergency tiller steering;
  • Para-Tech Delta Drogue - 48";
  • Four fire extinguishers;
  • Fire blanket stored near galley;
  • High intensity spotlight, runs off C batteries or 12-volt boat system;
  • Off-shore flares, smoke signal canisters and supplies in ditch bag.
Pacific Seacraft 37, life raftHer deck-mounted Datrex 4-person canister liferaft

More Pics, Asking Price & Owner's Contact Details...

1 - Hero's Interior

Pacific Seacraft 37, galleyThe galley is on the starboard side at the foot of the companionway
Pacific Seacraft 37, nav stationThe navigation station is on the port side at the foot of the companionway
Pacific Seacraft 37, cabin (forward view)The main cabin
Pacific Seacraft 37, cabin (port side)A Force 10 propane fueled cabin heater is mounted on the forward bulkhead
Pacific Seacraft 37, cabin (starboard side)Plenty of solid handholds throughout the interior
Pacific Seacraft 37, interior (bow)The forward cabin
Pacific Seacraft 37, Head 2The head...
Pacific Seacraft 37, Head 1...and wash basin
Pacific Seacraft 37, battery bankFour Firefly AGM 12v batteries make up the domestic bank, totalling 464Ah
Pacific Seacraft 37, inverterPro Marine 2000 Watt inverter
Pacific Seacraft 37, watermaker 2The Spectra model 200T watermaker makes 7 gallons of freshwater per hour

2 - Exterior Pics...

Pacific Seacraft 37, exterior (port side)Showing her fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
Pacific Seacraft 37, staysailHer North Sails 90% 3Di Nordac Offshore Ply staysail
Pacific Seacraft 37, solar panelsThe 350 Watt solar array is mounted to bimini
Pacific Seacraft 37, cockpit (view aft)Cockpit, looking aft
Pacific Seacraft 37, cockpit (forward view)Cockpit, looking forward
Pacific Seacraft 37, autopilotThe wheel-mounted CPT Autopilot system

3 - Asking Price and Contacting the Owner

Pacific Seacraft 37, under sail 5

I'm asking $139,000 for 'Hero', my 1992 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 cutter.

If you wish to get in touch, you can find my contact details here...

Owner: Jim Seal

What is the Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 sailboat like to sail?

Based on Published Design Ratios for the Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37:

Her Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 15.6 suggests that she will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.

Her Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 38.8 means that she's likely to benefit from being reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.

Her Displacement/Length Ratio of 334 tells us she is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline.

Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 33.4 suggests that the comfort of her crew in a seaway would be similar to that associated with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.

More about Design Ratios...

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