Moxie Yachts M37 Island Hopper

Moxie Yachts M37 Island Hopper

Winner of the 2009 Cruising World Boat of the Year and SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats of 2009, the M37 Island Hopper is “Engineered for Speed, Built for Safety, Destined for Adventure”.

The Island Hopper is a great Bahamas boat and will live up to its name. This boat has everything! Two cabins with ensuite heads + optional single bunk aft and cockpit seating convertible to berth, Performance sails, Rotating Carbon Mast, Daggerboards, New Engines, All lines leading to enclosed forward cockpit, Centralized Navigation station with Raymarine wind, depth, speed, Autopilot and Chartplotter, Solar panels on hard top bimini, Isinglass enclosure, and loads of new equipment to take you on short, fun day sails or extended cruises!

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LOA: 37'
TYPE: Moxie Yachts
MODEL: M37 Island Hopper
YEAR: 2008
USD: $299,000
LYING: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman
215-508-2704

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Specs
Builder: Jaz Marine
Designer: Moxie Yachts
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Catamaran

Dimensions
LOA: 39 ft 6 in
Beam: 22 ft 0 in
LWL: 36 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 37 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 10 in
Displacement: 7200 lbs Dry Load
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 9 in

Engines 
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Lombardini
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: LDW 702
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 25
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 17 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Lombardini
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: LDW 702
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 25
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 17 HP

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (57 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (16 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (32 Gallons)

Accommodations
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 4

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


Layout & Accomodations

The boat’s layout is ideal for a couple and two children or two couples for extended cruises. For weekends and day sails, there is plenty of room for more than four.

Portside hull:

  • 6’9” headroom, 4’5” wide hulls
  • Accommodations constructed in lightweight composite with painted finish and trimming in top-grade wood grain laminate
  • En suite head and shower forward. Opening ports on each side of the head and deck hatch provide efficient cross ventilation
  • Queen-size berth amidships, forward of the companionway facing fore and aft for optimal comfort underway, with fan and reading light
  • Chart table / Navigation station located aft, and can be converted to an optional double bunk. Storage underneath.

Starboard hull:

  • 6’9” headroom, 4’5” wide hulls
  • Accommodations constructed in lightweight composite with painted finish and trimming in top-grade wood grain laminate
  • En suite head and shower forward. Opening ports on each side of the head and deck hatch provide efficient cross ventilation
  • Queen-size berth amidships, forward of the companionway facing fore and aft for optimal comfort underway, with fan and reading light
  • Efficient Galley located aft, with double stainless steel sink, propane stove and microwave

 

Galley:

The galley is situated downstairs in the starboard aft hull with easy access from cockpit. Several hatches provide light and fresh air.

  • 2 burner propane stove, with cover for counter space when not in use
  • Gas detector and control system
  • 50L Fridge, 12V with compressor (+1 additional large cooler, 200L in cockpit)
  • Double ss sink
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Storage

 

Cockpit/Exterior:

The open bridgedeck cockpit is perfect for enjoying the outdoors and shaded by the lightweight hard-top bimini. An Isinglass enclosure covers the lounging cockpit if desired. Seating is arranged to accommodate four people comfortably, facing a centerline console with top-loading 42-gallon-capacity icebox, which can be extended by drop leafs to become a large dining table. Each seatback can also be folded down, converting the seat to a bed for lounging or those island nights when it’s nice to sleep outdoors.

 

Forward Sailing Cockpit

The location of the sailing cockpit makes the M37 Island Hopper a dream to sail. Forward of the cockpit is a 19 sq ft sailing cockpit area situated low on the bottom of the wing deck in the center of motion.

The mast is mounted in front of the helm on the forward crossbeam. All of the sheets and halyards as well as the reefing, mast and dagger board control lines are convenient. Line stoppers let the winches do double duty when required. She has been upgraded to sail in comfort with the addition of custom fold up cockpit seats, Isinglass enclosure, electric winches, electric windlass control, and a customized central control station for navigational equipment.

 

 


Deck Equipment
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 winches on mast
  • 2 x Anderson 46ST two-speed electric winches in fwd cockpit
  • Harken deck gear
  • Ronstan mast hardware
  • Karver continuous furling units
  • Knot-free Spectra trampoline, weatherproof UV stable and comfortable underfoot
  • 1000w Lewmar windlass
  • 100’ 5/16 HT chain spliced to 100’ 9/16 rode
  • Stainless swivel shackles
  • Lewmar anchor, 35lb Delta
  • Rod holders
  • Telescoping swim ladder
  • Deck washdown

Electrical
  • Electric panel 12 Volts
  • Group 27 AGM Engine batteries with dual direction ACR relay between house and individual start batteries
  • 3 x 4D AGM House batteries
  • 2000w Mastervolt Inverter with remote
  • 6 x 140W Solar panels on hardtop, 12v frame with controller to house (new 2013)
  • KVH, HDTV antenna
  • 2 x Samsung Flat screen TVs, one in cabin, one in cockpit
  • Samsung Blue-ray DVD player
  • 6 x AC outlets, one each hull and four in cockpit
  • 2 x Cockpit courtesy lights

Navigational Equipment
  • Raymarine ST60 wind instrument (new 2013)
  • 2 x Raymarine ST70 color displays (new 2013)
  • Raymarine P70R C30 Type 2 Autopilot with wireless remote (new 2013)
  • Raymarine E7 chartplotter (new 2013)
  • Ritchie Compass (new 2013)
  • Icom VHF (new 2013)

Sails & Rig

All carbon rig features a rotating wingmast, Park-Avenue-type boom, and custom sail pack for lowering main with superb convenience.

A continuous line furler, quality deck hardware and a self-tacking jib complete a package designed for safe sailing all within the protected forward cockpit. Custom line stowage for clean and easy line containment.

Upwind, the boat points like a modern racing monohull, tacking through 90 degrees, due in large by her daggerboards. Boards are easy to operate via electric winch for raising them up and gravity for lowering.

Quantum Sails:

  • Fully battened square top mainsail, 462 sqft
  • Self-tacking jib
  • Code 0, 1184 sqft
  • Screecher, 535 sqft
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker, 1184 sqft

Engines

The engines are located in each hull, mid-ship, with easy access. Cruising speed under power 7 knots.

  • 2 x Lombardini 17HP engines, 10 hrs, (new 2013)
  • 2-blade fixed Volvo propellers
  • Low profile diesel fill caps

History

Moxie Yachts was inspired by a slow sail in nasty weather from Newfoundland to Cape Breton Island, whereupon return home the three sailors and multihull enthusiasts collectively decided to bring to the US a sailing vessel that would be both comfortable and performance oriented. Invoking the determined spirit of Phil Weld, a Boston publisher who won the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race in 1980 aboard his trimaran Moxie, they formed Moxie Yachts.

Upon careful consideration of builders, they decided on Jaz Marine, based in Capetown, South Africa, largely due to their technological knowledge. Jaz Marine already had made a name for itself building 40-foot racing monohulls and as the builder of the early Morelli and Melvin-designed 62-foot Gunboats. The M37 was based on a prototype, an open-deck design called the Island Hopper, and modified to the US market, most notably by giving her a wider beam and hard top bimini. The M37 Island Hopper was born, making its debut at the Annapolis show in October 2008 and subsequently becoming the 2009 Cruising World Boat of the Year and SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats of 2009.

Original Price: $325,000 FOB Capetown, South Africa, without sails and instruments.


Construction

Jaz Marine’s experience in high-tech manufacturing translates into a lightweight boat. The M37 Island Hopper is constructed of E-glass cloth and epoxy resin over a CoreCell foam core. Carbon fiber reinforces areas where additional strength is needed, such as at chain plates. The full structure is built using the resin-infusion method to additionally control weight and strength.

A layer of Kevlar in the outer skin runs from about two feet above DWL at the bows to about five inches above DWL near the transom giving the cat’s bottom resistance to abrasion. 

The 45-foot-long rotating wing mast is built of carbon fiber, keeping weight aloft to a minimum and delivering a mast height above the water of 54 feet, 6 inches.

A balance between cruising and performance was carefully crafted. One measure of a well-considered cruising boat is how much it can stand to be loaded down with essentials as well as souvenirs of the voyage and still perform. Designer, Uwe Jaspersen, worked on a payload of 600 pounds per passenger, dependent on how many people are onboard and how far the travel. Jaspersen says. “For a weekend trip, I think most people will struggle to add 600 pounds per person.”

How well a boat moves in light air is telling of the design. Using US Sailing’s sail area displacement formula, the M37 Island Hopper boasts a 31 SA/D ratio that is based on its published weight of 7165 pounds and the combined sail area of 720 square feet of main and jib. That’s in the high-performance racer category. Considering four onboard at the allowed 600 pounds each in payload, the ratio lowers to 25.9, but it remains in the same category.

Moxie Yachts’ M37 Island Hopper catamaran is purposefully built and designed with intention of being “the perfect coastal cruising cat.” Well considered and perfectly adapted to recreational use, she is quick, safe, can clear the ICW bridges and carry a decent payload.

Disclaimer: The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Phillip Berman

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Cell Phone: 484-686-5363
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