|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||enkhuisen Noord-Holland Netherlands|
For Sale: 1999 Forgus 37
Built on the Isle of Orust in Sweden, next to the Hallbery Rassy yard, Forgus Yachts employ Hallberg Rassy staff to make limited numbers of their high quality yachts when the Hallberg Rassy yard is in quiet periods. With a similar pedigree but arguably better sailing performance, the Forgus 37 rarely comes to market in the UK due to Scandinavian desirability.
Storna Hoga is a Category A, blue water, centre-cockpit Swedish cruising yacht with excellent build quality. I bought this yacht to complete in an Category 1 ocean race in 2023 and she performed brilliantly; she is fast, sea kindly and great fun to sail. For easy single-handed sailing, she has single-line reefing with lines lead back to the cockpit, a stack-pack for easy stowage of the fully battened main and a roller furled genoa controlled by over-sized Andersen 52ST winches. She has been completely up-dated to meet Category 1 World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations including recent rig and hull checks and has an extensive list of upgrades and new safety equipment. At 37ft she has spacious internal accommodation with a traditional layout and large stern cabin. An excellent opportunity for anyone looking to buy a later model Hallberg Rassy, Najad, Malo or similar at a competitive price.
This vessel has been extensively upgraded, as follows:
• Electrics completely re-wired; new inverter (2022) and new 30A Mastervolt Battery Charger (2023)
• Complete rig inspection and replacement where required (2022)
• Main slab reefing and stack-pack system (2021) with lazyjacks
• New sprayhood and cockpit tent (2022)
• New Raymarine navigation suite including Axiom 7+ chart plotter (2023) at navigation table and Axiom 9 at helm.
• New Raymarine RNS5 data hub (2023) to sync all nav data including AIS, Raymarine log (2023), wind, depth in cockpit.
• New Raymarine AIS 650 with new transceiver and active splitter (installed 2023)
• Raymarine Autohelm and repeater at binnacle synced to nav station (2023).
• Vetus bow thruster with controls at helm.
• Featherstream 3 blade feathering prop with rope cutter (new 2015)
• Raymarine Quantum raydome at mast (synced to chart plotters but requires servicing).
• New Raymarine VHF63 at nav station (2023)
• New JVC radio/ stereo at nav station with bluetooth and USB (2023)
• Ocean Safety Ocean 4C life-raft in hard canister on pushpit (next service date 2026)
• New EPIRB – GME MT603G (2023)
• New Yanmar 48hp engine installed 2010; fully serviced (2023)
• Yanmar clutch re-lapped and under warranty (2023)
• Eberspacher central heating with 4 outlets.
• Electric Jabsco lite toilet (serviced 2023).
• Electric windlass for easy anchoring.
• Teak Decks serviced and in good condition.
• Wing keel to reduce draft to 1.6m
• Extensive spares and additional cruising kit.
|Vessel type:||Cruising Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||11.48m|
|Length at waterline:||9.60m|
|Hull colour:||White with blue stripe|
|Keel type:||Winged Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||210 Litres|
|Water capacity:||240 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||70 Litres|
Double cabin in the forepeak with two hanging lockers and ample cupboard space. 12v and 240v lighting with USB charge point.
Double stern cabin with similar lighting and lockers and ample cupboard space.
Saloon has two comfortable sofas which open to create two double berths, one with lea-cloth for use at sea. The saloon table has folding wings and storage for bottles in centre. Ample cupboard, storage and bookshelf space above and below both berths.
As you enter from the companionway, the galley is to port with the heads to starboard. The chart table is forward of the heads with extensive navigation equipment.
The L-shaped galley has a gimballed two-burner gas cooker with oven, flame protection plate around cooker and gas supply with isolator in copper tubing. A well-insulated stainless steel refrigerator with compressor has temperature controls for cooling and freezing and an extendable worktop helps with food preparation. Attractive draws and larder provide ample storage and the integral chopping boards are extremely useful. Pressurised hot and cold water is available at the double sink with provision of separate filtered drinking water.
The heads is easily cleaned through grp/ polyester construction with teak door details. Facilities include pressurised hot and cold water with shower tap and isolated shower drain. The Jabsco lite electric toilet has been serviced (2023) and outputs to a 70l stainless steel holding tank. The holding tank can be emptied from on-deck or gravity fed.
Glassfibre reinforced with ISO and ORTHO polyester, reinforced by inlaid roving sheets.
Hull constructed in sandwich laminate with end grain balsa for strength and insulation.
Constructed to Lloyds specification.
Additional equipment includes:
Electric anchor windlass for Bruce anchor mounted on stainless steel bow roller with locking device.
Fethering prop and rope cutter on direct drive shaft.
Vetus bow thruster with automatic controls at the binnacle for safe berthing in marinas.
Two dorado vents on the coachroof.
Additional cockpit hot and cold shower point with separate shower head.
Swim platform with acid proof stainless steel ladder.
Remote control for autohelm.
Kedge anchor safely stored on the pushpit rail.
Eberspacher central heating warms efficiently with outlets in each room.
New JVC stereo with bluetooth and USB charger (2023)
Chart table below has: New VHF (Ray63 installed 2023), new Raymarine Axiom 7+ chartplotter (installed 2023), Raymarine AIS and active splitter (installed 2023), Raymarine RNS5 100Mb/sec hub to link all Raymarine Nav data (installed 2023). Navtex also provided. Raymarine Axiom is Netflix and Spotify enabled.
Nav gear in cockpit includes Raymarine Axiom 9 touchscreen chart plotter, Raymarine Auto-helm, GPS, compass and Raymarine repeaters are all mounted in a new Jefa binnacle. Bow thruster controls also at binnacle for easy berthing.
Raymarine log (2023), windex and depth instrument displays are separately mounted above the companionway.
Yanmar 48hp newly installed in 2010.
Engine hours approx. 1400hrs
Clutch re-lapped and serviced in 2023.
Engine filters and impeller changed; engine serviced 2023.
Access via removal of companionway stairs or large side compartment in through-passage to stern cabin.
The Crusader mainsail is cross-cut, fully battened on sliders with three reefs. Lazyjacks and a new stackpack allow for easy stowage. All single-line reefing lines are lead back to an Andersen 91 reefing winch and jammers in the cockpit. An additional Andersen 16 winch is available at the mast for assisted reefing or halyard work where required.
The Crusader Genoa is also cross-cut with a blue sacrificial UV strip and operated by a Furlex 300S roller system. The sheets lead back to two huge Andersen 52 self-tailing winches.
The spinnaker pole is extendable and was newly installed in 2018. The spinnaker winches are 2 x Andersen 28 self-tailing winches, also within reach of the helmsman.
Gas bottles are stored with leak detector in vented compartment in aft deck.
Four powder fire extinguishers and two fire blankets are provided.
New EPIRB installed 2023
GPS synced, DSC VHF for automatic distress transmission.
Ocean Safety Ocean 4C life-raft in hard canister on pushpit (next service date 2026)