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1985 Valiant Esprit 37

San Diego, California


37' Valiant Esprit 37 '85 "Joy Of Life"

JOY OF LIFE is, with no doubt, the best prepared and maintained Valiant Esprit 37 in existence. She is one of the very few vessels that I would say “Just add food, water and fuel and head out on the adventure of your dreams.” The installations are well thought out and she has an inventory of parts that is much too extensive to list.

A must see for anybody thinking of heading either north or south.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $99,000
Boat Name: Joy Of Life
Make: Valiant
Model: Esprit 37
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Valiant Yachts
Designer: Perry
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: YAY37146M85C
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel
Range: 345.23 mi


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 36'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 36'6 ft
Waterline Length: 31'8 ft
Beam: 11'6 ft
Max Draft: 6'2 ft
Min Draft: 5'9 ft
Displacement: 17,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft
Ballast: 6,700 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 1825
Propeller RPM: 1800


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal
Holding Tank Material: Other


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


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V berth forward followed by a large hanging locker and drawers to stbd and an enclosed head with separate shower to port.

Next aft is the salon which features an L-shaped settee/berth to port, a large drop leaf centerline dinette and a settee berth to stbd.

The U-shaped galley is to port of the companionway and the forward facing chart table and quarter berth are starboard.

She is extremely well-appointed throughout with excellent storage.



Seafrost BD3 12V refrigerator and freezer

Hillerange 3-burner propane stove and oven

Black and Decker toaster oven

Water filtering system at pump

Pressure and manual fresh and sea water systems

(3) foot pumps – (2) fresh and (1) salt

6-gal water heater

Double stainless steel sink

Safety harness for stove

Accumulator on water system

Kerosene lamp

Electronics and Navigation

Swoffer distance log

Coastal Navigator DDS-99 depth sounder

W-H P-35 autopilot

Ritchie Globemaster binnacle compass

Ritchie B-81 compass in cabin

Magellan GPS 315

Icom MR-40 radar

Uniden Solara DSC VHF radio

West Marine VHF 580

Standard HX260S hand-held VHF

Digital clock

(2) Oregon Scientific BA116 barometers – (1) recording

TV, DVD, CD, cabin speakers, AM/FM radio

Multiple DC outlets


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) Interstate GC2-XHD-UTL lead/acid house batteries in series/parallel with temp monitor – 464ah

(1) Interstate 31MHD CCA950 lead/acid starting battery

Blue Seas System distribution panels and accessories

Blue Seas System battery parallel switch

Heart Interface Link 20 2-bank battery monitor

Statpower True Charge 40+ battery charger

Heart Interface – Pathmaker 100/2-12/24V combiner

(2) BP Solar 60W amorphous crystal solar panels with Trace Engineering controller C12 charge/load/lighting – Version 1.7

Air Breeze (Marine) wind generator with (2) sets spare blades

75’ shore power cord


45-lb CQR with all-chain rode – 308’ 5/16” HT

Fortress FX-23 with chain/rope rode – 300’ 5/16” HT and ¾” nylon

Fortress FX-37 storm anchor with chain/rope rode – 5/16” HT and ¾” nylon

Fortress FX-16 stern anchor with chain/rope rode

10-lb Danforth with chain/rope rode

Maxwell Liberty model RC 1700 ser. #G1825 electric windlass for all rope, all chain or rope/chain combo rodes

Sunshade for cockpit

Dodger by Artful Dodger, Pt. Townsend, WA

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Search light

Tricolor light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Docklines and (5) fenders

Swim ladder

Outboard mount

Radar reflector


Running backstays

Rigged spare main and jib halyards

All-purpose spare rope halyard (not rigged)

Highfield lever on inner stay


LOA: 39’ 6”

Last bottom paint: March 2014

Added lay-up in area from mainsheet traveler to aft of primary winches

Portlights replacing large windows

Drilled hull plugs are available for viewing

Sails and Rigging

Hydraulic boom vang

Rod standing rigging

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Black anodized boom

Mainsheet traveler

Mast-mounted whisker pole

Schaefer 2100 furler on headsail


(2) Lewmar 48 ST 2-speed primaries

(1) Lewmar 43 ST 2-speed for mainsheet and reef lines

(2) Lewmar 40 2-speed for staysail sheets and main halyard

(1) Lewmar 40 2-speed for jib halyard

(1) mast-mounted Lewmar 34 ST one-speed

2-point jiffy-reef main with (2) reef hooks

125% roller jib on Schaefer 2100 foller

Cruising spinnaker with sleeve and snuffer


Storm staysail

Storm trysail

Riding sail (back-stay rigged)

Separate track on mast for trysail (can be kept rigged, separate halyard for same)

Running backstays

Mast-mounted self-tailing winch and dual Schaefer rope clutches

Shroud-mounted radar reflector

Engine and Mechanical

Engine alarm

Fuel filters

Raw water sea strainer

Transmission ratio: A 2.13 fwd B 2.22 rev

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

Automatic halon engine fire extinguishing

(2) manual and (1) electric bilge pumps

Manual wheel steering

Manual head with overboard discharge

15-gal Jabsco rubber bladder holding tank

Pur Power Survivor 40E watermaker – capacity 1.5 gph (pickle good for another year)

Dual-belt 165 amp alternator with Balmar control MaxCharge MC-612 regulator

Fresh oil and filter change 5/18


(2) life jackets

(5) fire extinguishers (including halon)

Winslow 4-person life raft

Bell, horn and whistle

Jack lines

Emergency tiller



Masthead strobe

Other Features and Equipment

Vessel was built for naval architect employee of Valiant Yachts and was modified to increase strength in area of cabin top from traveler to primary winches (port lights instead of windows and additional lay-ups – see drill plugs).


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.

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