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Birchwood TS 37(1989)

Afloat at her berth In Hythe Marina December 2018

Type Semi-displacement hull form with three quarter length keel Twin straigh shaft drive. Aft cabin Layout with twin helm positions. Dimensions Loa 39'2" (11.94m) Beam 12'5" (3.78m) Draught 3'3" (1.0m) Displacement approx 7.5 T
Built By Birchwood international in Huthwaite Nottinghamshire UK with Hand laid GRP to hull and superstructure,  white gelcoats, and Teak face ply interior wood detail. Treadmaster Diamond Pattern non slip to all deck areas. Engines 2 x Mercruiser  D4.2l 220 hp turbo diesels six cylinder ( NOT the 180's that gave much trouble!) with approx 2800 hours of use. and run beautifully,  They drive down ZF hurth gearboxes , down straight shafts to Four bladed bronze propellers, makes around 20-21 Knots. and cruises at 15-16 or so, there are two sets of props with different pitches . handy if you wanted to go through Europe for a season..) To give you a flavour of maintenance; New header tank Starboard, BOTH fuel coolers serviced 2017, New exhaust elbows 2017, New skin fittings 2017,
Tanks Fuel 2 x 98 Gallons, ( these were replaced in 2004) Water 85 Gallons, Waste 1 x 140Lts 1 x 180 Lts ) Berths Up to to 8 with double cabin aft, double conversion in saloon, as well as lower dinette, and twin single cross over berths forward.


AIR draught

I am often asked so here it all is!

Hope you can make that out, so arch folds down.. easily.. then middle of screen is next highest point at 3.32m above water level when sat lightly loaded in salt water

then if you remove screws ( self tappers from screen 0 you can drop it to 3.10m which is basically the height of the side stainless rails, and those rails are 2.13m apart

critical when looking at tight arched bridges..on canals. you might be able to load the hull down some with water in bilges, but probably only reduce by 2 cm AT MOST..

and she will float slightly lower in fresh water anyway..

(after that you have to take a run up  at 20 Knots  and make the boat bridge shape!! ! JOKE)


side rails as mentioned above, You can see the seat back and plotter in bracket might have to come off, then these rails are next difficult height to reduce without cutting Stainless work, and very shortly afterwards the GRP dash is only 1 cm or so lower anyway..( on centerline)

Aft end, note drop down swim ladder and ladder up to aft deck,

Extending arm Whittall davits hold an Avon 2.8 Rib , and a Suzuki 2.5hp (2006) INCLUDED!

You can see the custom cover also included. The liferafts are on a hire contract at £600 including a good "grab bag "

aft deck area, with lifted rails around.

Hinged radar arch drops Air draught down to French Canal requirement

full custom cover , note trowing lines each side

no steps  on side deck so walking around the deck is easy,

moulded steps in the hull help side boarding either side.

water and fuel fillers

flat glass to screen panels

screen gutters inside collect condensation and this has been drained out to the side deck.

fore deck, note anti slip on hatch top,

walk through pulpit,  and electric windlass and deck switches as well as controls at both helms,

Original design had anchor up through a reinforced tube through stem, but this owner wants to be able to see The anchor arrive at the roller, so the bow roller was fitted

nice rails

side aft exit to exhausts, this was found to stop or reduce any "Vortexing" of soot around the transom, 

hinges on arch are easy

starboard side deck

easy steps to flybridge

easy aft deck with moulded seat / locker boxes, table base left, and escape hatch aft under canvas cover

and a few on a sunny day when we took covers OFF !!

New upholstery up here looks very smart, and seat bolster bar rolls forward to sit facing aft should you wish,

plenty of room for 5 up here.

forward facing wind deflector screen was replaced a few year back.

dash has been replaced in its time,

neat instrument cover sits over dash and under the main covers.

NEW vinyls aft as well. and note table in place

recent Digital Simrad radar, and Blipper radar reflector atop recent solid s/s hoop.

port seats with lockers under

same to starboard , also houses Gas bottles

sliding cabin door in to port,


view forward across saloon

Large recent flat screen TV included, on top of drinks cabinet,

Note helm seat on pole mounting can be rasied or lowered and turned to face in to saloon, in harbour

easy dash and helm, recent demisters under screen, nice simple Morse control levers

Generator is a 3.5 KW Faryman stereo and ahead Trim tab controls,

Note the Auto Pilot is not currently working.. so may or may not be worth fixing, This owner

just does noit need an auto pilot, so he has never bothered to look at fixing it, it all exists, and will be left , but currently U/S

starboard side ahead of Helm, side access locker to battery and mains controls and MRC box,  also note remote shut off's

ONE of these two Simrad screens will not be staying, but one screen will do all jobs..

wet locker door /cupboard just inside cabin door, and heater controls ahead, ( Mikuni 3.5KW diesel fired)

aft of saloon, steps down to aft cabin,  most extras seen in these photos will be included, hand held VHF,s etc,,  Fire extinguisers are all up to date !

port saloon dinette, this converts to a berth by simply removing table leg, and pulling section out from under side deck, infill cushion is under the step flap.

handy set of drawers aft of sette,

aft cabin double is offset to starboard aft corner, water tank beneath

another falt screen 19" Tv on dressing unit, (included) and closed door to wc/shower note, radiator heated panel (pale tan colour)

looking forward to starboard at entry steps, the wardrobe, self lit,  and you can just see the aft engineroom entry door left of shotunder the mirror

Manual Heads , pull out tap as shower head. all GRP lining

clean tidy engineroom,

the whole floor above lifts out in sections , but often bits can be done and checked under way through this door which is a super ability.

lower dinette, set to port, table has a cover on it, Teak beneath, and this drops and infills to a berth,

Galley set to starboard gas cooker ( neptune 3000 2 burner with oven and grill) , and microwave oven, neat plate rack

fridge under counter,

Day heads set to starboard, also a shower head, etc ( new inlet pipes in 2018)

full adult size cross over berths forward, Clever,, and good size. achor chain locker access behind the mirror

dressing unit to port, with drop down mirror locker behind,

all in all a very well presented boat, and ready to USE .. and GO places, well equipped and well maintained.

Currently  MCA CODED 12+2  Cat 2..



2 x Domestic batteries 2 x 110 Amp (2012) 2 x engine start 150 amp, (2012, ) full shore power support and charger Sterling split charge 30 amp, generator battery 110 amp.

B&G V30 VHF DSC radio with AIS and H50 remote wireless unit. spare Navman 7100 DSC (2009) on fly bridge, Lower Simrad NSSevo2 12" screen with radar and plotter to it, upper helm has a Lowrance HDS 9" Gen 3 screen. Echos sounder is a CHIRP & Side scan Connected top the lowrance and the simrad screens. Radar is a Simrad 4G recent. st60 log upperhelm, Raymarine depth as well as IS40 x 2 upstairs and down !! Cobra HH20 Hand held VHF spare, Sony stereo, and networked Lowrance SOMC HUB plotter driven..  ( reckon you should know where you are anyway!!)

Extras Well on top of what you can see above, she has good supply of warps and fenders, Dinghy, with Outboard, covers for dinghy, flybridge, screens etc, new cockpit cushions and flybridge seats, all either new or fully serviced fire fighting equipment, Harnesses, Life buoy, life jackets, searchlight, new LED anchor light, steaming lights and Aeramr
History Had preventative epoxy osmosis treatment back in 2006, She has been in her current ownership for just a few years, and has been VEWRY well mi=aintained during that time. She has a school boat in her last ownership and has been very well maintained during that period as well. We have seen good evidence of Chain of title and decent evidence of VAT payment. she was previously part one registered, but that has recently lapsed...
Broker's Comments Great all round cruising boats with easy handling, and amazing accommodation at her length, The Ts 37 was one of Birchwood's best boats, and still take some beating at her Price, This one is well equipped, and appears in very straight smart order, Do watch the VIDEOWALKS for a general look around her, Exterior ;https://youtu.be/RaOLOKKCLMQ    and Interior; https://youtu.be/byXeuqrTDIQ

Hythe Marina £59,850 SOLD

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