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1970 Banjer 37

San Diego, California


37' Banjer 37 '70 "Knockabout"

Owner wants offers!

This ketch-rigged motorsailer was designed by Dick Lefeber and built in 1970 by Eista-Werf NV in Nederhemert, Holland, hull # 32.  She is 100% glass layup with no core material in the hull or deck.

KNOCKABOUT is a very capable boat that has been cruised extensively and features  a comprehensive list of  blue water gear and lifestyle amenities including a 5.5 kw genset, 18 gal/hr watermaker, two Dometic reverse cycle marine air conditioners, solar panels, and more.  The bottom was recently stripped of all old anti-fouling, re-surfaced, epoxy coated and new bottom paint was applied.  With a fresh (701 hrs.) completely re-built 85 hp. diesel she is truly ready to carry on in comfort and safety.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Knockabout
Make: Banjer
Model: 37
Year: 1970
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Eista-Werf NV
Designer: Dick Lefeber
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel
Range: 1,150.78 mi


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 39'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 37 ft
Waterline Length: 34 ft
Beam: 11'5 ft
Min Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 24,400 lb
Bridge Clearance: 40'8 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Ballast: 8800 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1970
  • Engine Hours: 701
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1400
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tank Material: Grp


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motorsailers


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2330 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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.


Layout (stern to bow): 

The aft cockpit features 6-foot long seats on port and starboard with storage below, a varnished teak cockpit table and teak cockpit sole grating. A teak access panel reveals the hydraulic steering assembly and additional lazarette storage. Below the grating, a large fiberglass hatch covers the generator engine room, the bilge area and stuffing box assembly.

Pilothouse (all teak interior):

The pilothouse is entered through a sliding teak door with a removable teak framed screen door.  Inside, there are three heavy teak floorboards covering the engine room. Easy engine access is via a hinged floorboard and ladder that allows for full inspection of the equipment. The engine room is white and clean. The two other floorboards can be easily removed for total access when needed.

The helm position features a teak wheel, a proper array of electronics and gauges, (2) two-speed windshield wipers, an overhead fan, and a mechanical rudder angle indicator. 

To starboard there is an upholstered bench seat that can be folded up to access the wheelhouse pilot berth. A large teak chart table along the aft bulkhead completes the wheelhouse layout with a large 12-volt Dometic stand-alone freezer below. Headroom here is 6’10”.

Below Deck (teak interior):

A sliding door and three teak steps lead below to the main living area. There iscomfortable seating for up to six with a folding adjustable dining table. The port side seating converts to a double berth while the starboard side makes a single. There are teak storage lockers outboard, including one that holds the slide-out Calphalon convection oven. The aft bulkhead features a 32” LEDTV and sound bar.

Forward on the port side is the galley with a deep sink, 2-burner cooktop, top loading freezer and fridge plus four storage lockers. There is a large built in microwave oven below the sink and a pressure-water-plumbed BrewExpress coffee maker is fitted in a clever teak wall rack that holds cutlery, glasses, condiments, and one of the air conditioner outlets.

To starboard of the galley is the head with the marine toilet, a hand-held shower head, shower curtain and sink.

Moving forward a mirrored door opens into the main sleeping cabin. The v-berth area has been converted to a large double with a custom mattress. There are teak cabinets port and starboard and the chain locker access is at the foot of the bed. A vanity with sink and locker is on port. The starboard side of the cabin has a hanging locker/equipment locker that houses the sanitation “Y” valve plumbing, the second air conditioning system and various pumps.


Dometic 12V/110V freezer/fridge

Cold Machine 12V spillover fridge/freezer

Separate Dometic freezer/fridge in Pilothouse

2-burner propane range

Calphalon Quartz electric oven

GE microwave oven

Brew Express coffee maker

Emerson ice maker

Pressure and manual fresh and sea water systems

6-gal water heater

Stainless sinks

Remodeled galley

Electronics and Navigation

WSI wind speed

Raymarine wind speed and direction

Raymarine and Furuno depth sounders

Raymarine autopilot

Danforth compass

Furuno MFD8 chart plotter

Raymarine A50 chart plotter

Furuno MFD8 color radar – 72 mile

Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF with GPS and AIS built-in

Standard Horizon hand-held VHF

Icom IC-M700 SSB radio with Icom antenna tuner

Naussau Tide clock

Rudder angle imdicator

(2) VDO tank level indicators

Samsung 32" LED TV

Polk Audio Sound Bar with 10" Subwoofer

Sony Playstation 3 DVD


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) AGM house batteries (125 amp hrs each)

(2) AGM engine start batteries

Battery parallel switch

Xantrex battery monitor

Iota DLS w/ IQ4 module and Mastervolt 40 amp/3 battery charger

Heart Interface HF 12-1200 inverter

Next Gen 5.5-kW generator – 1658 hrs

(2) 200W solar panels

Renogy Rover 40amp solar charge controller

(2) Balmar alternators

ARS-5 regulator

(2) shore power cords with adaptors


40-lb Rocna with 3/8” High Test chain

250' of 3/4" Nylon + 30' of 3/8" chain storm rode

Extra Fortress

Danforth stern anchor

Lofrans 1500 Tigress electric windlass

Complete Sunbrella covers for windows, hatches, varnished rails, door, cockpit, etc.

Anchor and steaming lights

LED running lights

Search light

Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder


Outboard mount

Sunbrella closed-cell foam cockpit cushions

Teak cockpit table

LED cockpit lights

Boat hook

Bosun's chair

Anchor snubber

(6) 5-gallon fuel Jerry cans on deck for Mexico fueling


Actual LOA: 39’ 6”

Last bottom paint - 2021

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum masts in tabernacles

Mastmate web climbing steps for main mast

Metal steps on mizzen mast

Whisker pole

Harken roller furling on headsail

(2) Anderson 18ST self-tailing sheet winches

Halyard winches

Mack Tanbark Mainsail with (2) reefs

Mack Tanbark 120% roller-furling Genoa

Mack Tanbark mizzen sail

Engine and Mechanical

28” 3-blade bronze prop on 50mm stainless steel shaft

(2) Bilge blowers - one in main engine room, one in generator space

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

3:1 transmission ratio

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cabin engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation

Automatic halon engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (4) electric bilge pumps

Hydraulic wheel steering

Electric head

20-gal FBG black water holding tank

30-gal grey water holding tank

Village Marine 18 gal/hr watermaker

(2) Dometic 8000BTU air conditioners

Fuel lift pump for priming

Oil extraction pump (manual)


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Zodiac 4-man Coastal life raft

Bell, horn and whistle

Emergency tiller


Fast Find personal locator



All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.