Canadian Yachting June 2015 - (Page 72)

SAIL REVIEW | MARLOW-HUNTER 37 EASY SAILING, Gracious Living It is early September, a gray day with By Robin Ball serves to protect against an accidental Photos by Marlow-Hunter LLC the impending threat of rain. It's a great jibe keeping the boom well over the and True North Yachts day. The wind is blowing 12 knots offheads of the crew. The high tapering shore with some gusts and shifts. The coamings result in the primary winches near shore chop is only a couple of feet. being set well aft, again within easy I also have the good fortune to be test sailing a brand new reach of the helm making for easy tacking. Wide uncluttered Marlow-Hunter 37. This boat has just been commissioned side decks, flush hatches, coach top covered runs for running and put in the water. What a beautiful boat it is. rigging and long hand rails make moving around on deck easy A spacious inviting cockpit with teak seats and sole wel- and safe. The upper shrouds are fixed to chain plates outcome you onboard. The four foot folding transom/swim plat- board. The lower shrouds are fixed through the deck at the form, and two stern pulpit teak seats enlarge the area even outer edge of the coachroof, forward of the jib track. This more. The transom up provides helm seating. An integrated inboard position of the lower shrouds allows a clear walkway telescopic boarding ladder can be deployed with the platform to the foredeck, eliminating the need to swing around the up or down. There is also convenient space in the transom to shrouds. Molded diamond non-skid provides good traction on store shore power cords. High coamings make the side seat- deck. All the way forward, there are twin anchor rollers, an ing comfortable. A large lazarette provides plenty of storage. electric windlass, and a Danforth anchor with 150 of rode and The fold down table that can be lowered and stored out of chain. This boat has six heavy duty folding mooring cleats. the way, as opposed to a permanent table and folding wheel, Below deck is even more impressive. The interior space make moving around the cockpit easy. The Lewmar pedestal on this 37 footer is huge. Extensive use of cherry panelling hosts the engine controls, compass, an i70 Raymarine display and furniture and hardwood flooring makes the interior and autopilot but could also host the optional bow thruster if warm and inviting. The upholstery on our test boat is a midchosen. The overhead arch includes cockpit lighting and blue fabric of superior quality. The salon pedestal table is a stereo speakers. Its primary purpose is to take the boom-end wonderfully rich cherry veneer laid with the grain from four main sheeting and traveller up and out of the cockpit while quadrants meeting in the centre. This table can be lowered keeping both within easy reach of the helm. However it also to create a double berth. The large elliptical side lights, large 72 Canadian Yachting JuNe 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2015

Vantage Point: Introduce a Friend to Boating
Waterfront: Cold Water Awareness, Easter Seals Regatta, Ask the Experts
Club Profile: Sarnia Yacht Club
Galley Guys - Cobourg Stroll
Fitness On Board Series: Part 1
Feature: Summer Antique Boat Shows and Marine Museums
Destination: Port Dover: Bikes, Perch and Dogs
Port Hole
Sail Review: Marlow-Hunter 37
Power Review: Azimut Magellano 43
Crossing the Line: Everything Old is New Again

Canadian Yachting June 2015