Gibsea 37 “Oystercatcher” For Sale. £54,500 GBP (approx €67,000 EUR)

Oystercatcher is a Gibsea 37, built in 2002 by Dufour Yachts, La Rochelle France. This boat  has proven to be a very fast, comfortable cruiser which is also capable racing yacht with a respected pedigree. She has excellent, modern and comfortable accomodation for family or racing crew. She is well equipped, in excellent condition and ready to sail away as a fast family cruiser or club racing yacht.

She is currently in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Marina in Dublin city and can be viewed by appointment with BJ Marine. The location is close to the East Link Bridge. If travelling from Dublin Airport, the Airport bus service (the blue bus) stop is approximately three hundred metres from the yard. It is a twenty minute trip and the cost of a return ticket is approximately 15 euros .

Enquiries to BJ Marine in Dublin – James  (+353) 87 7712223  or (+353) 1 8061560  or email to

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General: Gibsea 37,  built in 2002 in France by Dufour Yachts. Excellent condition.

HULL/KEEL – 37feet long +  1.68Metres draft.

Dimensions/Hull:  GRP hull37 feet /10.98 metres in length,  and a beam of 3.7metres.

Draft/Keel: 1.68m – a Fin Keel with a Torpedo bulb.

Displacement/Ballast: 6200kgs displacements with 1800kgs ballast.

LAYOUT/INTERIOR – 9 berths in three double cabins + Saloon.

Layout/accomodation (9 berths): She  makes excellent use of space in a bright layout. There are 4 cabins on board accomodating up to 9 crew – three generous sleeping cabins (a double forward cabin, and two double aft cabins), and the Saloon (another double berth + 1 single berth).


Engine/Mechanical/Batteries: VOLVO Penta 2030, 28hp – well maintained. She is driven by an efficient shaft & Folding  propellor combination. She has 2  ELECSOL marine batteries which were replaced brand new this year.

Fuel Tank: 1 * 160 litre stainless steel diesel tank.


Mast & Rigging: The mast (double spreader) & rigging were all inspected on recent survey & found to be in good condition. Main boom & spinnaker pole. Facnor SD165 Furler for headsail.

Running rigging: All running rigging 10mm polyprop braided in good condition. (Topping lifts 6mm & 8mm)

Sails: Furling Mainsail & furling Genoa (2002), both in good condition. No2 Headsail. Gennaker /cruising chute new in 2010. Storm jib new in 2007.

Anchor/Windlass: 1 Delta Anchor with chain & rope. Lofrans electric windlass with remote control.

Steeing: Wheel steering with instruments mounted on binnacle.

Autopilot:  XXXXXX autopilot wheel steering system mounted XXXXX.


VHF: ICOM M40 Fixed VHF Radio.

Fixed GPS: MER GPS  FX312

Sailing Instruments: Raymarine ST60 Tridata/Autohelm/Wind instruments.

Computer Chartplotter: Ruggedised Military grade laptop for computer navigation, with full charts of UK & Ireland.

Chart Plotter: Lorenz Compact 7 plus with repeater at wheel.

FM Radio: VDO Radio/CD music system.

AIS: There is an AIS system on board.


Heads/WC/Shower: 1 main Heads (JABSCO salt water flush/moulded Sink with fresh water pump & mixed tap), 1 Shower.

Galley/Cooking/Refrigeration/Heating:  ENO Oven & Twin burner cooker in Galley. 2 Stainless steel sinks. 1 permanently wired electric Refrigerator in galley area.

Hot Water: Pumped hot water.

Water Tank(s): 2 * PVC water tanks with total 450 litre capacity.


Oystercatcher has an great turn of speed. She was entered in the 2010 Round Ireland race (two-handed). She came 1st in Class 3 & Class 4, and second in the two-handed category.

You can see details of the race, her preparation and results here


Safety Equipment: She is well equipped with the usual  safety equipment. Manual & electric Bilge Pumps, Horseshoe Buouy, Flares, Fire extinguishers, Radar reflector, Jackstays, emergency Tiller etc.

Liferaft: There is a 6-man liferaft included in the sale.


The living accomodation is extend by a large cockpit tent installed new in 2012.


There in a Bombard inflatable dinghy included in the sale, along with an almost new 3.5hp Mercury outboard engine (never been used!).