Sam’s most recent article in Passagemaker Magazine features the Devlin 37. Usually he designs for a customer with a list of requirements. What if he did a design just for himself? The result of doing just that is a 37 foot long full-displacement, fuel-sipping, diesel cruiser with a fantail stern. A John Deere 4045 diesel hums quietly along under the saloon sole giving 7.5 knots and burning 1.75 gallons per hour. Her 450 gallon fuel tank gives 1,500 miles without having to stop for more diesel.
Accommodations: Forward is a stateroom with either twin berths or a center queen size berth, a generous head with dry shower and vanity, and generous lockers for clothes and gear. Midships at deck level is a generous saloon with galley and raised seating on an l-shaped settee with appropriate table. A center dedicated helm seat forward in the saloon and two doors, port and starboard, to roof covered side decks. Aft is a covered cockpit with a settee and table, built in barbecue, and doors port and starboard for boarding. The large roof has ample room for a dinghy and kayaks.
This is a boat for a cruising couple with occasional guests who enjoying traveling in the slow lane.
DEVLIN 37 LOA: 37ft. 4in. Beam: 12ft. 4in. Draft: 4ft. 3in. Displ.: 26,500 lbs. Power: 1x 105-hp John Deere inboard