SOLD Fall 2020 1999 Gozzard 37A Hull #1 “El Dorado”

El Dorado has been sailing the waters between Maryland and Massachusetts primarily in Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound.

This solidly built and beautifully crafted sailing vessel was designed for offshore cruising but is equally pleasing for coastal and bay sailing. El Dorado easily handles all kinds of weather conditions as gracefully as she looks. And like all Gozzard-built boats, El Dorado 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 El Dorado is an exceptional example of how a cruising yacht can and should look and perform.

Looking forward from the companionway

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

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. 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.


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.  Additional features include:

  • 11 gal Kuma water heater (2019)
  • Nova Kool refrigeration unit (2017)
  • Panasonic NN-S446 microwave oven
  • SS Force 10 two-burner gimbaled stove w/oven & broiler
  • Stern mounted Force 10 barbecue
  • Two fiberglass propane tanks
  • Pedestal mount Ritchie compass
  • Two (helm & navigation) Raymarine E Series Chart plotters: GPS & Radar
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
  • Raystar 112LP GPS Transceiver
  • Raymarine Radome Scanner Radar
  • Raytheon ST60 Tri-Data multi-purpose instrument
  • Uniden ES UM525 HF Radio plus a remote wireless additional transceiver
  • Type 100/300 Autopilot Raytheon + ST6000-Plus autopilot control 
  • iCom IC M710 MF / HF Marine Transceiver SSB / Ham
  • Pioneer DEH-245 AM FM radio with 2 cabin and 2 cockpit speakers
  • Two Lifeline AGM 12V house AGM batteries (2019)
  • 12 Volt Dedicated Engine AGM battery (2017)
  • 30 amp 110 volt shore power w/cord
  • Bass AC/DC Master control center (panel) at navstation
  • Freedom Inverter Battery Charger
Sails and Rigging
Cruising Chute
Cruising Chute
  • Selden mast and boom, deck stepped
  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Two genoas (10 years each) and Staysail (2019)
  • 2010 asymmetrical spinnaker 
  • Schaefer furlers for genoa and staysail
  • All control lines lead aft to pair of Lewmar self-tailing winches Spinnaker
Engines and Mechanical
  • Beta 50 engine (2018)
  • New control panel (tach, temp, oil, volts, fuel, hours – 2018)
  • Binnacle/center console traditional teak wheel
  • Cabin Mate heat and air conditioning
Deck Equipment
  • Awlgripped white hull with green accents (2012), maintained exclusively with Awlwash/Awlcare
  • 44 lb spade with 175’ chain (2015), 35 lb CQR with 20′ chain and 150′ rode, 32 lb Danforth as spare
  • Fold-down walk-thru transom/swim platform w/SS ladder
  • Built-in hot & cold cockpit shower
  • Nova Dinghy davits
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions (5)
  • Canvas: Dodger and bimini with connector plus transparent rain shield
  • Two teak dorades w/ cowls
  • 2 Gozzard dolphins built into raised aft bulwarks
  • 6 Gozzard chock/cleats
  • Mercury 300 RIB (2019) with Yamaha 15 HP outboard

For more information and details contact Mike Gozzard at 519-524-2120 or

Lying Stamford CT – reduced to $190,000.00 USD

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