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2009 Santa Cruz SC 37

Alameda, California


Named Best Performance Boat in 2009 by Sail Magazine, The Santa Cruz 37 is a lightning fast flyer inshore and offshore that is easy to sail and family friendly!  It deftly combines innovation, speed performance, accommodation and trailerability into one of the top performance boats in its size. 

Wildcard is incredibly well outfitted and maintained - lovingly cared for both within and without. She's been dry sailed and kept in climate controlled storage and has extensive upgrades including a custom rudder and bearing refit, a highly fortified keel box refit - both done by Solution Marine (formerly Omohundro) plus a chain plate support refit, and a fresh bottom job in Sept. 2018  She is ready for some serious long haul and offshore racing!

The SC-37 is almost all carbon weighing at under 9,000 pounds. It’s stiff and light, with a ballast ratio of 43 percent. Many all-carbon raceboats have similar numbers, but not many racer/cruisers do. She features a tall carbon rig, and a powerful sailplan. The SC37 offers performance and safety features not found in other series-built yachts.

Her modern hull form is optimized for greatest speed potential at heel angles associated with blast-reaching conditions. This hull form also has the benefit of being relatively slippery in light air, as well as providing increased waterline for maximum upwind speed, and a comfortable ride, creating a highly stable and easily managed yacht capable of speeds in excess of 20 kts with a small crew.

Light displacement and retracting keel and rudder allow the SC37 to be trailered by standard large-size SUVs and Pickups providing the ability to transport a truly offshore capable yacht easily. She comes complete with a Scott Custom triple axle trailer getting you to your sailing destination without the expense of trucking. 

Her interior is beautifully appointed and commodious making family and friends cruising a treat. Ready for the race course and idyllic passages, this boat has it all!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $149,000
Boat Name: Wildcard
Make: Santa Cruz
Model: SC 37
Year: 2009
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Santa Cruz Yachts
Designer: Tim Kernan
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: SZ137007A909
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 37 ft
Waterline Length: 34'9 ft
Beam: 10'8 ft
Max Draft: 7'6 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2-HTBE
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 27 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers


Bill Colombo 510-773-8015
Sail California


Sail California
1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Hull and Deck Structure
  • All Structures are built in accordance with ISO 12215 and American Bureau of Shipping Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Yachts.
  • Hull structure is vacuum resin-infused, carbon fiber bi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements with structural PVC foam core. Exceptionally stiff and light.
  • Vinylester resin system for superior durability and blister resistance.
    High gloss isophthalic gel coat, white color, for exterior of hull and deck, with LP contrasting color boot stripe.
  • Structural Bulkheads are vacuum resin-infused E-glass bi-axial reinforcements with structural PVC foam core, perimeter bonded to hull and deck for optimal stiffness and strength.
  • Deck structure is vacuum resin-infused, carbon fiber bi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements with structural PVC foam core including high density core inserts at all deck hardware locations. Exceptionally stiff and light.
  • Structural grid with unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced E-glass, bonded to hull shell with Methacrylate adhesives for superior bond strength.
  • Fully contained engine enclosure with access via cockpit sole hatch, for excellent sound and fume reduction,enhanced safety, and unparalleled machinery access.
    Non slip surface on deck, coach roof and cockpit.
  • Molded, ORC compliant toe-rails on foredeck.
  • Secondary bulkheads constructed from weight-saving resin-infused E-glass/PVC foam composite.
  • Low profile Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with EC compliant washboards.
    Integrated polycarbonate cabin house side windows.
Deck Equipment and Hardware
  • (2) 40.2 Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing primary winches.
  • (2) 32.2 Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing cabin-top winches.
  • (2) 40.2 Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing mainsheet winches.
  • (2) Composite racing wheels with pedestals.
  • (2) Pedestal mounted compass, back-lit.
  • Opening hatch to forward cabin 21” x 16” trapezoidal.
  • (1) Opening hatch in main saloon, 17” x 26”.
  • (2) Opening ports in cockpit sides.
  • Flush fixed windows to cabin sides.
  • Custom fabricated stainless steel stern and bow pulpits, stanchions.
  • Double 5/32” stainless steel lifelines to ORC specifications.
  • Stainless Steel low-profile “tip-cup” style transverse chain plates.
  • Halyards run under deck to cabin top winches through (6) dedicated halyard clutches.
  • (6) Harken 57mm mast base blocks.
  • Harken Adjustable Jib lead car system with purchase lead to cockpit.
  • Dedicated Jib in hauler system lead aft to cockpit cam cleats.
  • Double-ended Harken mainsheet system lead through cockpit side under deck to dual mainsheet winches through dedicated line clutches.
  • Traveler control lines lead under deck to mainsheet trimmer’s foot chock.
  • (4) Harken 1958NP 57 mm spinnaker sheet blocks
  • (2) Harken Carbo 57c mm spinnaker sheet blocks
  • (2) Harken Carbo 75c mm ratcheting sheet blocks
  • (2) Nicro Fico Snatch Blocks
  • Port Cockpit seat with hatch access to large gear locker. 
  • Large cabin sole lazarette locker behind engine space.
  • Dedicated life-raft locker aft of helm fits 6-man valise -easily accessible from cockpit and transom for offshore safety.
  • Molded foot chocks in cockpit sole for trimmers and driver.
  • Molded instrument recesses in aft face of cabin house.
Spars and Rigging
  • Keel stepped Carbon Mast with fractional double spreader tapered rig complete with Rod rigging, tangs, sheaves and rigging screws. Aluminum spreaders and custom metal work.
  • Black Painted polyurethane aluminum boom with reef and outhaul system.
  • Telescopic adjustable boom vang with tackle lead aft to cam cleats port and starboard in cockpit.
  • Purchase system backstay lead under deck to main trimmer position in cockpit.
  • 5’ Carbon retractable carbon bow sprit w/ control line lead aft to cockpit.
  • 15” Carbon Bow Prod fits over sprit flying for Masthead Genoa.
  • Complete running rigging package of spectra, dynex and braided polyester:
    (1) Main halyard with captive shackle.
    (1) Mainsheet
    (1) Mainsheet traveler control
    (2) Jib halyards with clip.
    (2) Spinnaker halyards with clips
    (2) Jib sheets
  • (2) Spinnaker Tack line
  • Pole extender lines.
  • (1) Double-ended, single pennant Spinnaker sheet with clip.
  • (1) Reef line with clutch on cabin top..
  • (1) Cunningham system.
Mechanical and Steering
  • 29 HP Yanmar diesel with SailDrive and 50 amp alternator. Sea water cooling, wet exhaust system discharge through transom.
  • Sound insulated engine box.
  • Roto molded fuel tank with primary and secondary fuel filter.
  • Backlit engine instrument panel with tachometer and alarm for oil pressure and temperature in cockpit.
  • Single lever engine control in cockpit.
  • Two blade folding racing propeller.
  • Liftable, balanced and race faired spade composite rudder.
  • Stock cassette rudder replaced by upgraded race faired all carbon spade rudder and post built by Solution Marine Inc with design and engineering by Rodger Martin Design.
  • JP3 Type 4 self-aligning rudder bearings
  • Emergency steering tiller (needs fitting to new runner)
  • Emergency rudder.
  • Low center of gravity high-strength ductile iron fin with torpedo-shaped 3% antimonial lead bulb, fully encased in FRP abrasion-resistant fabric, epoxy coated and race-faired to designer’s templates.
  • High ballast to displacement ratio of 46% for optimum stiffness and next-generation performance.
  • Lift-able keel fin is positively linked to structural grid via high-strength stainless steel bolts in down-position.
Sail Inventory
  • 2017 Quantum Short Hoist Code A7 Spinnaker
  • 2017 J3.5 Quantum Jib
  • 2015 J1.5 Quantum Jib
  • 2015 J2.0 Quantum Jib
  • 2015 Quantum A1.5 VMG Spinnaker
  • 2010 Light/Medium North Main
  • 2010 Medium/Heavy North Main
  • Quantum Code Zero with Harken furler modified for top-down furling
  • 2010 North A2 Spinnaker
  • 2010 North A3 Spinnaker
  • 6’-3” main saloon headroom.
  • Exposed molded surfaces finished with high gloss and textured gel coat featuring hardwood trim. Other surfaces coated with matt polyester flow coat and stipple finish.
  • Main and select secondary bulkheads veneered with matched-grain hardwood.
  • Composite gloss and textured gel coat headliner in main cabin.
  • Main salon fitted with port and starboard settees with storage under. Seat backs hinge to form bunks.
  • Hard wood drop-leaf saloon table with centerline storage bin.
  • Ample crew lockers and storage.
  • Deluxe bolstered settee and nav seat cushions of medium density foam with nylon fabric.
  • Navigation station with lifting nav table (chart storage under), cabinetry for navigational electronics, and storage under nav seat.
  • Large L shaped galley with twin burner Seaward Princess propane stove with oven, stainless steel sink and storage area for crockery and cutlery. Hardwood fiddles surround countertops with cleanout locations.
  • Large capacity drained icebox.
  • Molded insulated engine bay cover incorporating companionway steps.
  • Enclosed ventilated head area with vanity sink, mirror sliders, lockers and flushing toilet. Head area is accessible from main saloon and forward stateroom via wood trimmed doors.
  • Forward cabin with large double vee-berth, hanging locker, dressing seat, and large overhead hatch.
  • Double aft bunk (starboard side) with split cushion, allowing optimal lee-cloth placement. 
  • Large cockpit locker port side with access through cockpit seat 
  • Hardwood cabin soles with non-skid finish.
  • Interior brushed stainless hand rails.
  • Cold/(hot*)pressure water system to galley head and transom shower  *(plumbed for hot water heater).
  • Manual fresh water foot pump in galley.
  • Single deep polished stainless sink w/ designer faucet.
  • 12V refrigeration
  • Groco HF-B Marine head with holding tank and “Y” valve to macerator pump for overboard discharge.
  • (2) 50 liter bladder water tanks.
  • Oval polished stainless vanity sink w/ designer faucet/shower head.
  • Direct overboard head/shower sump pump.
  • Icebox drain to sea cock.
  • Marelon through-hull fittings with sea cocks.
  • (1) Manual bilge pump cockpit-mounted, (1) manual bilge pump interior-mounted.
  • Electric bilge pump w/ float switch and vented loop.
  • DC interior lighting including halogen overhead, bunk, and sconce lights.
  • 12 Volt Electrical switch panel with circuit breakers and LED indicator lights. Battery voltmeter, hour meter & battery charging gauge.
  • Two sealed heavy duty batteries with 3-position battery switch.
  • Shore power system with battery charger
  • Navigation lighting including masthead light and steaming light.
  • 12 Volt outlet installed at Nav station.
  • UL approved stranded, tinned copper wiring, color coded in accordance with ABYC standards.
  • Bonding System in accordance with ABYC standards.
  • VHF Radio.
  • AM/FM/CD Marine Grade Stereo with 4 Marine Grade Speakers.
Electronics and Navigation
  • NKE TL25 Mast Display
  • NKE autopilot hydraulic ram with isolated pump and controller
  • (2) NKE Gyropilot Graphic Displays on cockpit bulkhead with under deck Hydraulic ram – Type 32
  • NKE Box USB Data log WiFi for phone or tablet data display
  • NKE Standard masthead unit
  • Paddle-wheel speed sensor
  • Depth sensor
  • NKE Wired Remote Control
Additional Equipment
  • Scott Custom Trailer triple axle trailer with ratchet controlled tie-downs
  • Lightweight head privacy curtain to replace main salon door (for racing)   Custom low profile black settee back cushions
  • Kelp cutter
  • 2 burner propane camp stove for racing mode
  • Transom mountable boarding ladder
  • Fortress FX-16 aluminum anchor with 30’ 5/16 chain and 100’ 5/8 Line
  • (3) 8” Diameter bumpers
  • (4) Guest lifejackets
  • (4) 5/’8 Dock lines
  • Jim Buoy throwable life ring
  • White throwable floating cushion
  • Portable 3 Lb. Kidde fire extinguisher
  • Handheld Air Horn


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Bill Colombo: +1-510-773-8015.

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