By John Kerr

From the first glance the wide open decks large cockpit and overall look and feel of this boat are pleasing. It’s well laid out and from the helm its great visibility and ease of moving forward on deck are well done.

The MH 37 is built in the US and the sibling of 66 different models that have gone before boasting the classic Hunter arch is there as well, perfect for a Bimini install. The layout allows an easy sail whether you are single handing or as a couple with controls, jib sheets, and halyards are all conveniently accessed from the cockpit or helm position. Her larger main and smaller headsail combination coupled with a hard chine in the hull shape does not compromise performance from functionality resulting in a strong and stable rig and stability under power.

The added benefit is more interior volume boasting a large galley with larger than one would expect Corian countertops and wonderful storage. The main salon is wide and open and has a convertible dinette, choice of cherry or teak interior, and the familiar convertible dinette. The spacious fore cabin has a queen size bed and en suite head with separate show stall.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length Overall 39’9” 12.12 m

Hull Length 37’6” 11.43 m

Waterline Length 35’8” 10.87 m

Beam 13’1” 3.99 m

Draft-Shoal 5’0” 1.52 m

Draft-Deep 6’6” 1.98 m

Displacement, Shoal 18,995 lbs 8,616 kg

Ballast – Shoal 5,727 lbs 2,598 kg

Ballast – Deep 5,125 lbs 2,325 kg

Mast Ht – Std from WL 59’2” 18.03 m

Mast Ht – Furl’g from WL 61’2” 18.64 m

Sail Area Furling 841 sqft 78 sqm

6’6” Berth Length

Headroom 6’6” 1.98 m

Fuel Capacity 50 gal 189 L

Water Capacity 80 gal 303 L

Holding Tank Capacity 25 gal 95 L

Water Heater 5 gal 19 L

Inboard Engine 29 hp 21.3 kw

CE Classification A

Price  US $192,676

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The new hull and deck of the 37 follow the same design lines as the new Hunter 40 that was launched at the same show last year.

A galley almost identical in size to the Hunter 40, a forward facing nav station, an extremely large main salon area, and a very generous fore cabin arrangement.

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