SOLD SPRING 2018 – 1999 Gozzard 37 Hull #3 “Gaviidae”

Gaviidae has been sailed exclusively in fresh water and her systems and rigging are free of the typical salt air and water stresses. She has been the summer home for an adventurous Minnesota couple who recently purchased a Gozzard 41. Gaviidae and her crew explored most of the shoreline of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Prior owners kept her on Lake Michigan. With the shorter sailing season associated with northern waters, she spent her winters bundled in her winter cover waiting for the spring thaw.

This solidly built and beautifully crafted sailing vessel was designed for offshore cruising but is equally pleasing for coastal and bay sailing. Gaviidae turns heads wherever she goes–even her namesake loons almost always turn out to greet her in remote anchorages. In addition, Gaviidae easily handles all kinds of weather conditions as gracefully as she looks. And like all Gozzard-built boats, Gaviidae is loaded with thoughtful safety and efficiency features such as the water-tight bulkhead behind the anchor locker, all lines running back to the deep cockpit and heavy-duty and redundant rigging. The combination of style, performance and safety found in a Gozzard 37 is a rare and reassuring thing these days, and Gaviidae is an exceptional example of how a cruising yacht can and should look and perform.


The Gozzard 37 interior is legendary for the beautiful cherry finish, exquisite joinery and absolutely innovative design. Gaviidae features the 37A model layout and is fitted with bronze ports and light fixtures thruout.

The forward cabin/saloon in a Gozzard 37A easily converts from a comfortable settee area with an elegant built-in coffee table to a dining area for 6, to a centerline queen size sleeping berth that can be adjusted for sleepers over 6 feet tall. Storage behind the settee backs hide the large dining table and plenty more. A large locker just aft of the port side settee provides abundant storage for clothes, books, or extra provisions.  A propane cabin heater with marble surround is to starboard. Discrete piano hinges on the locker door and the midships bulkhead allow for easy transformation of the forward salon into a private stateroom.

Continuing aft on the port is the forward facing navigation station followed by the refrigeration/freezer cabinet. On the starboard side is the dinette followed by the L-shaped galley.

On the port side of the companionway is the head complete with shower and features convenient access to the engine compartment behind the companionway steps and the forward lazarette. Aft on the starboard side is the aft cabin with king size berth and additional lockers for clothes.

Interior of Gaviidae


The galley features a large stainless steel sink with standard hot/cold faucet, a dedicated faucet with a Seagull water filter, and a handpump for either fresh or external water. The Avian counter tops offer plenty of workspace and the unique dish locker keeps dishes secure in any seas. Her current owners entertained frequently providing gourmet dinners with ease utilizing the large table in the cockpit or the dining table in the forward salon. Additional features include:

  • 11 gal hot water heater (engine and 110v) (2008)
  • Two section Nova Kool 12v fridge/freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • SS Force 10 two-burner gimbaled stove w/oven & broiler
  • Stern mounted Force 10 Cylinder shaped grill
  • One 20 lb and one 10 lb propane tanks, in bow locker


  • Pedestal mount Ritchie power damp compass
Nav Station

Raytheon Tri-Data multi-purpose instrument Raytheon 210 VHF radio (helm) Raymarine Evolution Autopilot (2014) Sony Stereo, CD player (nav station) w/ iPod dock Raytheon ST-60 Wind instrument (helm) Raytheon RL-70 Pathfinder GPS plotter (helm) Raytheon 520-RC Plotter (nav Station) West Marine 660 VHF (nav station) w/remote wireless mic at helm Bronze clock and barometer


  •  “House battery” bank includes 2 deep cycle EV31 batteries (2015)
  • 12 Volt AGM deep cycle starting battery (2013)
  • 30 amp 110 volt shore power w/cord
  • Bass distribution panel w/chart light
  • 1500 Watt/75 amp Inverter/3 stage charger
  • Link 2000R DC monitoring panel c/w 3 stage voltage regulator
  • LED reading lights and nav light (2014)

Sails and Rigging

  • Selden mast and boom, deck stepped
  • North fully battened mainsail with Dutchman system
  • North furling staysail and genoa
  • 2003 Cruising spinnaker w/ ATN sock and 2016 ATN tacker – lightly used
  • All control lines lead aft to pair of Lewmar 30BST (bronze) winches

Electric cabin top Lewmar bronze winch 8:1 rigid boom vang lead aft to stopper Main sheet winch Lewmar 30BST (bronze) Schaefer genoa cars lead to pair of Lewmar 44BST (bronze) winches

Engines and Mechanical

  • Westerbeke W63B 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, marine diesel
  • Bow Thruster
  • Engine instruments: Tach, hour meter, water temp, oil pressure, voltmeter, fuel gauge
  • Binnacle/center console w/32″ traditional teak wheel
  • Marine Air w/reverse cycle heat

Deck Equipment

  • Awlgripped white hull with green accents (2012), maintained exclusively with Awlwash/Awlcare
  • 35 lb CQR has 120’ chain with 125’rode, Fortress FX23 25′ chain/150′ rode and Collapsible Fortress FX-16 stern anchor w/150′ rode
  • Fold-down walk-thru transom/swim platform w/SS ladder
  • Built-in hot & cold cockpit shower
  • SS folding Dinghy davits and Forespar outboard crane
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions
  • Full Strataglass cockpit enclosure side panels plus screens (2007)
  • Two teak dorades w/ bronze cowls
  • 2 bronze Gozzard dolphins built into raised aft bulwarks
  • 6 Gozzard bronze Chock/Cleats
  • Fresh-/seawater wash-down pump in the forward anchor locker
  • 8’9” Mercury dinghy with Mercury 4-stroke 6HP outboard (2002)
  • Full canvas winter cover

For more information and details contact Mike Gozzard at 519-524-2120 or; or see the listing on YachtWorld

Lying Goderich ON – asking $225,000.00 USD Sold

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