The Great Harbour N37 difference is sevenfold. This long-range cruiser is distinguished by a unique combination of stable hull form, positive buoyancy, shallow draft, twin screws, tough construction, household appliances and aggressive pricing.
Let’s take them one at a time:
Hull-The N37 does not have a sailboat hull. Designed by Mirage President Ken Fickett and naval architect Lou Codega, she is based on offshore tugs, inherently stable boats, and thus does not require expensive stabilizer systems, which will eventually fail.
Buoyancy-The N37’s deck and house are cored with buoyant and sound-deadening Nidacore. Because the boat is not a sailboat hull and therefore not ballasted, the Nidacore overcomes the weight of the ship’s hull and machinery. The Great Harbour N37 will not sink even when filled to the gunwales with water.
Shallow draft-The Great Harbour N37 is a true gunkholer, and as such, can find safety from storms in places deep trawlers can’t penetrate. The vast majority of trawler owners would prefer to find safe harbor rather than have to run offshore for “sea room.”
Twin screws-Twin 4-cylinder Yanmar diesels ensure true get-home ability in the case of a failure in one. In fact, the N37 runs nearly as fast on a single-screw as it does on two. The fact that the engines are set wide in the hull makes for superb maneuverability, even in wind and current.
Tough construction-One-inch-thick, solid fiberglass hull, 1 3/8-inch aluminum handrails and a “tactical” hard rubber rubrail at the widest (and strongest) part of the boat.
Household appliances-The boat’s electrical system is designed for a standard 22 cubic foot refrigerator, radiant glasstop stove and convection/microwave oven - items that would be standard on vessels of 50 feet or bigger.
Price-At $379,000 (for the standard version) and $408,500 (for the flybridge model), the N37 meets or beats the price of comparable trawlers built in the Far East or anywhere.
Mirage also builds two other trawlers: the Great Harbour 37, which shares hull shape with the N37, but with greater interior volume for living aboard, and the Great Harbour 47.