1977 40′ Choate CF 37

CAN90,000

1977 40′ Choate CF 37

Make:
Choate
Model:
CF 37
Model Length:
40 ft
Price:
CAN $90,000
Year:
1977
Boat Name:
SV ORION
Draft:
7 ft 0 in
Number of Engines:
Single
Fuel Type:
Diesel
YW Number:
76246-3499092

Listing Broker

Todd Masse

Yacht Broker - Campbell River

Office:604.929.0651

Cell:250.202.0289

SV ORION

The Choate CF37 comes after a pedigree of vessels design by Scott Kaufman and built by Dennis Choate of Dencho Marine in California. These vessels are sought after boats in the NorthWest as both solid performing racer-cruisers. Born in 1977 as a solid racer-cruiser, this is a blue-water cruiser.

Orion has been meticulously cared for with annual maintenance and upkeep. Considering the age of her hull, the owner has taken a certain pride of ownership, everywhere you look, making the vessel equally inviting to both owners and guests alike. Upon viewing this vessel, I could not find any deck crazing, considering the age of the solid hand laid fiberglass hull. This Choate CF37 will not disappoint you, and she is ready to take you where you want to go, even Alaska. Though Orion has already been there, perhaps she knows the way…

 

So Why Should You Buy This Boat?

Efficient and Practical Layout- Having a traditional yet proven design,everything is where it should be. From the location of the halyard leads, dual winches, to the wind turbine, solar panels and radar mast, everything topsides is simply where it should be. Below, decent accommodation for 5 with plenty of storage, practicality and charm welcomes you.

Safety at Sea- It is not too often that you discuss design numbers like ballast/weight ratio, but in this case, having a such a ratio of over 40%, Orion is a very stiff boat in regards to healing, especially when the wind picks up, seldom more than 12 degrees. Also, the deep cockpit will keep occupants safe and relatively dry when the going gets rough, further thanks to the additional dodger.

Tiller Steering- Though most sailboats today have wheel steering, Orion comes with a custom tiller. Under sail in high winds, it is effortless there is no “white knuckling”, thanks to a properly designed tiller/ rudder. One of the benefits is that you will feel increasing pressure as the wind builds, telling you to ease the sheets or traveller. You never get this from a wheel. Secondly, there is a secondary and much shorter “mini-tiller” that is used with the Raytheon tiller pilot and remote. This means you can lift the main tiller out of the way providing more room in the cockpit, for relaxing under way when motoring or sailing. Or just out single handing for the day.

Economic Marine Engine- Orion comes with a Pathfinder marine Diesel engine. Which basically a marinized version of a Volkswagen 4-cylinder Diesel engine sporting 50 HP. Perhaps one of the benefits of having this reliable engine is that most parts can be available at your local garage or Canadian Tire which keeps maintenance costs and repairs relatively inexpensive. These engines were made from the 1970’s up to the 1990’s and are very fuel efficient at 3.7 litres/hr.

Main Saloon– Due to the tumblehome design of the hull, giving the boat a somewhat more beamy hull profile, you end up having a larger interior below. Besides a roomy and functional galley with ample storage, a warm and cozy interior further welcomes you. A king size V-berth up front, and ample elbow room for your guests, as well as an audio/video system will entertain you at anchor. Turn on the Fab-All diesel furnace, and your sailing season is extended year-round.

Broughton Archipelago- If moorage location is important for sensational cruising, the North Island is a sure bet. Not only a stepping stone to the Inside Passage and central coast, but you have one of the most picturesque and rugged cruising grounds. Lastly, considering the cost of moorage in southern BC let alone marina congestion, $1700/yr. moorage in Port McNeil could be another incentive.

So much more to tell you, so open and read “Full Details” and be ready to be impressed. Then call us to arrange your own private showing. You will clearly be glad that you did. This very special Orion can be yours, and take you in total confidence, from the cruising grounds of California or Puget Sound to the Hecate Strait, Alaska and beyond.

This boat in 2012 made a story in Three Sheets Northwest: https://www.threesheetsnw.com/blog/2012/05/07/my-boat-sv-orion/

Transition to the new Owner:

The vendor is very proud of his boat and the way that she has been kept and would be honored to assist in orientating the new owner to his new vessel.

Measurements

LOA:
40 ft 0 in
Length:
40 ft
Beam Measure:
12 ft 0 in
Number of Heads:
1
Number of Cabins:
1
Number of double berths:
2
Fuel Tanks#:
1
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
20 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material:
Plastic (Additional 23L in Aft Cockpit)
Fresh Water Tanks#:
2
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
30 Gallons
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Plastic
Holding Tanks Capacity:
20 Gallons
Holding Tank Material:
Composting toilet

propulsion

Engine #1

Make:
Pathfinder
Model:
Inboard 2 blade propeller 50hp
Type:
Stern drive
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Hours:
3033

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raytheon ST3000 Tiller pilot with remote
  • Raytheon Radar/plotter GPS C70
  • GPS/ MSI Laptop computer,(Nobeltec / Open CPN/ Tides ) with 2 remote monitors
  • Garmin Depth sounder
  • 230 W BP solar power with charge controller(13Amps)
  • 400 W Air-X wind generator (20Amps)
  • Uniden VHF radio
  • Davis radar reflector

Safety

  • Sea-Ray inflatable 8′-0
  • Flares
  • 3-Fire extinguishers
  • LifeSling MOB and 50′-0 line
  • spare 3 blade fixed bronze Campbell Sailor propeller

Ground Tackle

  • Delta 40 lb anchor with Stainless swivel
  • Lewmar anchor windlass, remote in cockpit
  • 200’ chain + 200’ anchor line

Electrical

  • Well laid-out electrical panel, all circuits breaker protected
  • Fab-All diesel furnace
  • 2- 12v bilge pumps,one with auto switch
  • Manual Gusher bilge pump in cockpit. 1.5” dia
  • 120v battery Marine Smart System Charging 15 amps
  • Four 6V house battery bank (400 amp hrs)
  • One 12V starter battery ( 200 cca)
  • 1500 inverter DC to 120 volt A/C
  • 30 A Smart Power shore power connection 20′-0 cord.
  • LED overhead lighting

 

Sails & Rigging

  • Oversized Navtec Rod rigging
  • Selden Rod kicker boom vang
  • Furlex Rollerfurling
  • 1/2” Lightspeed halyards and mainsheet, all lines lead aft with clutch’s
  • Self tailing winches and oversized Bronze foresheet winches
Sails
Spinnaker
Furling genoa
Fully battened mainsail
Rigging
Spinnaker pole
Tiller
Electric winch

Inside Equipment

Manual bilge pump
Battery charger
Deep freezer
Oven
Fresh water maker
Marine head
Heating
Electric bilge pump
Hot water
Refrigerator

Electrical Equipment

Inverter
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras

Radar reflector
Tender
Solar panel
Wind generator
Swimming ladder
Cockpit cushions

Covers

Mainsail cover
Lazyjacks
Cockpit cover
Bimini Top
Spray hood

Disclaimer

The 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.

1977 40′ Choate CF 37

1977 40′ Choate CF 37
1977 40′ Choate CF 37
1977 40′ Choate CF 37
1977 40′ Choate CF 37
1977 40′ Choate CF 37
1977 40′ Choate CF 37

Listing Broker

Todd Masse

Yacht Broker - Campbell River

Office:604.929.0651

Cell:250.202.0289

1977 40′ Choate CF 37

Listing Broker

Todd Masse

Yacht Broker - Campbell River

Office:604.929.0651

Cell:250.202.0289

1977 40′ Choate CF 37

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Listing Broker

Todd Masse

Yacht Broker - Campbell River

Office:604.929.0651

Cell:250.202.0289