Van De Stadt Forna 37 for sale

Bangor, United Kingdom

£44,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Van De Stadt Forna 37
General information
Van De Stadt Forna 37
Used sail boat for sale
£44,950 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Van de Stadt
Length overall
11.15 metres
Length waterline
9.50 metres
3.65 metres
1.90 metres
10,170 kg
Fin Keel
Bangor, United Kingdom

About this Van De Stadt Forna 37


A go-anywhere Forna 37 steel sloop by Van de Stadt. Two double cabins and large saloon.  She has had her underwater hull blasted and re-painted this season. And she comes with wind vane self-steering.  She's a design that combines sailing pleasure with comfortable passage making. Safety, speed and comfort.

Full details:

A go-anywhere 2004 Forna 37 steel sloop by Van de Stadt. Two double cabins and large saloon. She has had her underwater hull blasted and re-painted this season. And she comes with wind vane self-steering. She's a design that combines sailing pleasure with comfortable passage making. Safety, speed and comfort.

Length Overall: 11.15m / 36'7"
Length at Waterline: 9.50m / 31'2"
Beam: 3.65m / 12'0"
Max Draft: 1.90m / 6'3"
Displacement: 8.60t / 19,000lbs.;  Fully laden weight 10.17t; Unladen 8.72t.
Ballast: 2.70t / 6,000lbs
Air draft: 18.5m /
Category : A 8

Built by Pip (Yacht Building) Ltd of Sussex, England to a Van de Stadt design.
Constructed in steel with a round bilge. Longitudinal and transverse frames with steel bulkheads. Steel deck with internal steel framing and the hull deck joint is welded.
Last survey date Oct. 2018. Deck is covered in Tek-Dek synthetic teak.

Beta Marine BV1505 37.5 HP with 4 cylinders. Fresh water cooled for longevity, and non-turbocharged - easy to maintain. Engine hours not currently known but about 1100.  Fitted with Halyard HMI Exhaust Alert and sea strainer alarm.
PRM 120 2:1 gearbox, stainless steel shaft, cutlass bearing, stern gland (deep sea seal type), P bracket and three bladed fixed propeller.
Whitlock wheel steering with Scanstrut pod.

Fuel: 250 l / 55 gal
Water: 250 l / 55 gal
Small holding tank mounted in aft cockpit locker

As expected from the Van de Stadt team she has a well-designed interior.
The owner's cabin is forward with its own hand basin area and a large combined cupboard and wardrobe.
The particularly large saloon area has good galley and chart table, with plenty of seating. Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker. Double galley sink has addition manual seawater pump. Frigomatic fridge.
All the areas that you enter in wet-weather gear are clustered around the companionway.
Heads with shower and wardrobe for wet-weather gear.
A cabin with a double berth aft, equivalent to the owner's cabin forward.
On starboard and aft there is ample storage space with large hatches, allowing good stowage for longer trips.
Good sized and comfortable cockpit with good access past the steering wheel
A folding swimming platform is integrated into transom. Solar panel mounted on an arch aft.

Sails and Rigging
Main: by Saunders new 2014 - Dimension polyant 350S - with 3 slab reefs. Stackpack and lazy jacks.
Genoa: by Saunders new 2014 - Dimension polyant 350 SF on furler
Chute: Gennaker by Sanders (2014) with Selden CX 10 furler - new in 2014
Extendible bow sprit for cruising chute - 2014
Spars are all by Z Spars. Standing rigging is 7 x 19 flexible wire type and is probably original.

Electrical and electronics
12v and 240v shore power
2 x 105 Amp batteries (2018) with Sterling Pro battery charger.
Xantrex Link 2000 inverter controller & dual battery monitor
18 l Quick Nautic calorifier
Heating - Webasto Thermotop C diesel warm water/air heating - blower in saloon and radiator in forecabin.
Windlass - Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 with foot switch
Solar charge controller by Epsolar - (ViewStar series) for 160w solar panel (all 2014)

I-Com IC-M505 dsc VHF with command mike at helm
Raymarine Hybridtouch chartplotter/radar/sounder
Raymarine displays x 2
Raymarine Autopilot
Navtex Nav6
AIS receiver by advanSea

Outboard bracket on pushpit
Radar reflector
Sprayhood and dodgers
Warps and fenders
Anchor and chain
plus a lot more...


  • Plotter - Raymarine Hybridtouch
  • Spray hood
  • Radar
  • Heating
  • Compass
  • Furling genoa
  • Outboard engine brackets
  • Radar reflector
  • Gps
  • Mainsail cover
  • Radio
  • Tender
  • Gennaker cruising spinnaker
  • Solar panel
  • Swimming ladder
  • Depthsounder
  • Battery charger - Sterling Pro
  • Hot water
  • Marine head
  • Log speedometer
  • Cd player
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Inverter
  • Battened mainsail
  • Autopilot - & self steering
  • Liferaft
  • Oven - + grill
  • Vhf - Icom IC-M505 w/dsc
  • Shore power inlet
  • Cockpit table
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Refrigerator
  • Steering wheel
  • Radar detector

Contact Information

Call John on +44 (0) 7564 366 639 to register your interest

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.

Read more

1 x Beta Marine BV1505
Fuel capacity
250 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
This Van De Stadt Forna 37 has been viewed 1676 times
Broker/Dealer Information

BJ Marine - Belfast

Mr. John Harkness
Bangor Marina
Co. Down, Northern Ireland
BT20 5ED
United Kingdom
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