1977 RAFIKI 37′ Cutter
These Rafiki’s are known for their heavy hand laid fiberglass construction. She is a great world cruiser with the capability of going anywhere. The Rafiki 37 is a cruising cutter designed by Stan Huntingford, based on an earlier Colin Archer concept. Her double-ender design makes her comfortable in all seas with minimal quarter-wave drag considering her quite heavy displacement. Wide and spacious decks provide a safe stable working platform. Cutter rigged, she comes with a full inventory of sails, and is tiller steered with an outboard rudder and Aries wind vane.
The Rafiki 37 is a blue water cutter, heavy displacement full keel, and Yanmar diesel engine. This aft cockpit cruiser has walkaround main deck. Cutter rig, and life-line system.
The roomy interior features teak bulkheads and trim, and teak & holly sole. Forward is the master cabin with double berth and ample storage. The salon has a convertible wraparound dinette to port. Galley is aft of the dinette and includes: 3-burner range with oven, microwave oven, Adler Barbour refrigerator with freezer, teak storage cabinets and drawers, and solid surface countertop.
These well-built blue water cruisers are rare to the market. The Stan Huntingford design makes for a wonderful offshore cruiser capable of taking you anywhere you wish to go! Full-keel underbody, pintle and gudgeon hung outboard rudder, and 12,000 lbs of ballast will be the most comfortable ride at sea you can imagine.
This 37′ Rafiki has 56-hp Yanmar diesel engine with 1250 hours. Electronics include: Garmin 440 chart plotter with North chip, fish finder / depth finder, Garmin GPS, Autohelm 2000 autopilot, VHF radio with speaker, and AM/FM/CD sound system.
Pandion has done extensive travel in the Great Lakes for the last 17 years, and has been there for many fun-filled years of cruising, but is now ready to carry a new crew to anywhere in the world.
The Rafiki 37 is cutter rigged because apart from the simplicity and economy of only one mast and its rigging, the cutter rig is nearly perfect for single handling. She balances well under full sail. She makes a great