Van De Stadt Forna 37

Sailing cruiser from the year 1998 - 11,7m length - in Crosshaven, Cork (Ireland)

Vessel of used

Verified boat

49.950 €
(VAT included )

Advertiser's comments

This steel (round bilge) Forna 37 was designed by Van De Stadt has been well looked after. She is powered by 38HP Yanmar diesel, wheel steering, battened mainsail with single line reefing, lazy bag, furling genoa, sprayhood, six berths, shore power, battery charger, GPS, colour chart plotter, radar, DSC VHF, hot water, fridge and more. She is a solid cruising yacht and viewing recommended.

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Features of Van De Stadt Forna 37:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1998

  • Length: 11.7 m

  • Location: Crosshaven, Cork (Ireland)

  • Name: Odd Job

  • Flag: Ireland

  • Shipyard: Van De Stadt

  • Material: Steel


  • Beam: 3.79 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 8600 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: 485 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 38 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 225 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 3JHTE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Wind speed and direction, Log speedometer, Compass, Radar, Vhf, Depthsounder, Plotter, Radar detector, Gps, Autopilot

Electricity/ Motor Van De Stadt Forna 37

Shore power inlet, Inverter

Deck equipment

Spray hood, Radar reflector, Swimming ladder, Spinnaker pole, Steering wheel, Lazy bag, Lazyjacks

Comfort / Interior

Electric bilge pump, Oven, Hot water, Marine head, Refrigerator, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger


Steel development with a round bilge. Long fin keel with bulb and spade rudder.
Cherry inside.

On Deck

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails 
Stemhead fitting with two front rollers
Substantial teak toe rail
Anchor safe
"Sprint" Electric gustlass (motor replaced in 2018)
CQR mainstay with 90m. of chain
6 x Mooring cleats with fairleads
Mooring lines and fenders
Stainless steel grab rails on the coachroof
Lewmar mainsheet track just forward of the helm
Genoa sheet cars on the coachroof with adjusters leading stern to the cockpit 
2 x Selftailing "Harken" 44 two velocity winches 
2 x Self-tailing "Harken" 44 two velocity winches on the coachroof with 12 clutch jammers
1 x "Harken" 32 on the mast
"Harken" deck organisers and blocks
Wheel direction
Teak cockpit chairs and cockpit sole
3 x cockpit safes
Fold down bathing floor with swim ladder


Cherry finish with Cherry and Holly sole
Hot air heating
Forward Cabin 
Double dock with plenty of stowage space including hanging safe, safes, wash hand tank and opening deck hatch.
Headroom 6'3"
Comfordesk L-shaped settee to seaport 
Large bar desk with fold down leafs incorporating drinks safe
Settee dock/chair opposite to starboard
Opening deck hatch and numerous safes
Brass clock and barometer
L-shaped galley to seaport, aft of the bar
"SMEV" Four burner gasoline cooker with oven and grill, 
12 Volt refrigerator
Twin stainless steel sinks with hot water from the engine and shore-power
Salt water foot pump
Plenty of worktop space
Storage safes and opening seaport at the side of the coachroof
Navigation Station opposite the galley to starboard beside the companionway steps 
Outboard facing blueprint desk with 12V. Distribution board
Navigator's chair and opening seaporthole 
Aft compartment to seaport
Double dock with plenty of stowage safes and two opening seaportholes
Heads to starboard (aft of the Nav. station)
Stainless steel floor with a shower drain that drains to grey water box. Teak grating, marina W.C. with wash hand tank, shower (hot and cold) and opening seaport at the side of the coachroof and two opening deck hatches.


2 x 12V. Service Batteries (2015)
1 x 12V. Engine Battery (2021)
Powerful 80AH engine alternator
Shorepower (220V.)
Irish and European sockets
Battery Charger/1KW inverter
Merlin Electrical crafted wiring unit


Binnacle Compass
Furuno Chart-GPS/tracking
Fishfinder transducer for Furuno GPS
B&G Hydra 2000 display at the blueprint desk and is connected to the autocaptain
B&G velocity and log
B&G Depth
B&G Wind velocity and angle
B&G Autocaptain with display
Furuno Navtex NX300
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF 
Icom M710 SSB Radio
Navigation Lights
Anchor Light 
Steaming Light


Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Auto fire extinguisher in the engine bay
Pilot gasoline detector
2 x fire extinguishers require a assistance
Radar reflector
Horseshoe buoy
Emergency tiller


"Spectra" new water maker (9 litres an hour)
Aft roller for stern mainstay
Radar scanner on Scanstrut aft
2 x Steel diesel tanks linked by valves 450 litres in total
1 x Stainless steel water tank 175 litres independent unit via foot pump
2 x Water-bag tanks (165 litres & 145 litres) to pressurised water unit
Hot water via calorifier and immersion

Owner's Comments

"Odd Job" has proved to be a solid, quick cruising vessel. She has been well manufactured under the continued supervision by a Marine Surveyor. She is spacious in a seaway with ample live aboard facilities for long distance cruising.  

Broker's Comments

This steel hulled Forna 37 is well presented and is ideal for anyone that would like to do some long distance c

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Van De Stadt Forna 37

sailing cruiser used with motor Yanmar 3JHTE located in Crosshaven, Cork (Ireland). The current sale price of the Van De Stadt Forna 37 of the 1998 is 49.950€

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