The Broom Continental 37 is a classic design from the highly regarded Broom yard, combining impressive seakeeping and economical performance with very spacious accommodation, ideal for live-aboard cruising. 'Countessa' has been sympathetically modernised with new upholstery, linings, and finishings in many areas to create a homely and comfortable coastal cottage feel. This, combined with an upgraded Garmin nav pack inc autopilot, radar, and AIS, an electric windlass, and very good general presentation and condition, must make her one of the best of her kind. Only for sale due to her owner's wanting the flexibility of higher cruising speeds, we recommend early viewing as she is unlikely to be available for long!
Viewing by appointment only via our Essex office (01621) 785600
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The Broom 37 Continental offers comfortable sleeping accommodation for up to 5 in two cabins plus the saloon, with generous headroom throughout (approx. max. 6'3").
FORECABIN: Fitted with two single V berths (new mattresses 2018, an infill to form a large double could also easily be created), storage in a range of lockers and shelves, windows, and an opening hatch to the foredeck.
GALLEY: L-shaped galley to port equipped with a free-standing gas cooker (new 2019) with four hobs, grill, and oven, stainless steel sink, and ample storage. Opposite to starboard is a further storage area or pantry fitted with a large Waeco fridge (new 2019) and lots of additional storage.
SALOON: The open-plan saloon features an L-shaped seating area (upgraded 2018) to starboard with storage and portable dining table, a range of storage cupboards to port aft of a well-equipped internal helm position. Excellent access to the aft and both side decks, and forward and aft passageways.
AFT CABIN: Fitted with two single berths (new sprung mattresses 2018) either side of a dressing table with drawers, and a very large storage space with two hanging areas and drawers. En suite access to the heads compartment.
HEADS: Separate heads compartment to starboard with an electric flush marine toilet, holding tank with easily accessed diverter valve, wash basin, shower, and mirror.
GENERAL EQUIPMENT: During the last five years the interior has been comprehensively refurbished and refinisihed Blue cotton saloon upholstery, hardwearing hessian style carpets, upgraded fabric and hard linings, and complimenting curtains or blinds throughout. Hot and cold pressurised water system via a calorifier with immersion coil.
EXTERIOR: Aft deck cockpit area with a swivelling helm seat to starboard, folding directors chairs, and good stowage in various lockers. Easy access to side decks and stern with a fixed boarding ladder with an integrated extendable swim ladder.
Broom 37 Continental built in 1975 by Broom to their own design. White GRP hull with blue styling stripe, superstructure, and decks with fawn coloured Treadmaster non-slip surfaces (new 2020). Wheel steering to twin spade rudders.
Stainless steel 25kg Danforth anchor (new 2023) with 50m chain (new 2018)
Lofrans electric anchor windlass (new 2021) with deck and flybridge controls
Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions, and teak-capped pushpit
Stainless steel and teak bathing platform
Stainless steel transom and swim ladder
Stainless steel A-frame radar arch
Blue cockpit bimini/awning (new 2019) and tonneau cover
2 x Windscreen wipers
2 x Fender baskets
6 x Fenders
Plastimo steering compass (at flybridge helm)
ICOM M411 DSC VHF radio (at lower helm)
2 x Garmin GPSmap 4012 colour GPS chartplotters with depth, radar, and AIS feeds (one at each helm, new 2010/2018)
Garmin GHP10 autopilot with GHC10 control head(new 2010)
Garmin fishfinder transducer (new 2010)
Located under the saloon sole, twin Perkins 6.354 HT six-cylinder 145hp turbocharged diesel engines. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Twin Morse-type single lever controls at both helms with electric start. Twin 454L stainless steel fuel tanks (modified for improved access and cleaned in 2019). Shaft drive to bronze three-bladed propellers. Engine and systems instrumentation including NMEA 2000 fuel and water gauges. Trim tabs (currently fixed but could be returned to adjustable easily if required).
The engines appear to be in good condition and have clearly received good levels of maintenance across both current and previous ownerships. They were last serviced in June 2023, and notable works included reconditioned fuel injector pumps and turbochargers in 2015, and stern glands repacking in 2019.
8 x 12v Batteries (4 x domestic and 4 x engine start combined for 24v) charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with ring mains, immersion coil for water heating, and automatic battery charger. Sterling ProSave galvanic isolator. Electrical distribution panel. 300w Inverter. Full cabin lighting (upgraded in most areas).
In 2015 the electrical systems were inspected and rewired where necessary, and a new shorepower system was installed.
Gas and smoke alarms
Emergency steering system
2 x Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner s specific needs.