39' (11.89m)

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threebeans (SC37 Modified)
2009 39' SANTA CRUZ Cruising/Racing Sailboat Santa Cruz 37 Bridgeport Connecticut United States
$175,000 USD

The 2009 39' SANTA CRUZ Santa Cruz 37 Cruising/Racing Sailboat threebeans (SC37 Modified) is a sail boat for sale located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.

The most unique Santa Cruz 37, tickled by her one owner with performance upgrades including a sugar scoop, deeper keel, and square top main. Over winter 2021, she was fitted with a new Rodger Martin-designed carbon rudder (built by Moore Brothers Composites), the blue vinyl wrap was removed and topsides painted Snow White, the bottom was painted and wetsanded, and a new jib furler was installed. A North 3Di "RAW Black" all-purpose jib is on order for May 2021 delivery. This is a fastidiously-maintained, turn-key, sail-away racing yacht -- and yet inside those sleek lines and carbon hull, her wood-trimmed interior, including hot/cold pressure water, oven, and refrigeration, is comfortable and makes cruising enjoyable.


Offered to co-brokers on a commission split of 50/50.  

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LENGTH 39' (11.89m)
BUILT 2009
BEAM 10' 8" (3.25m)
LOCATION Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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Broker's Comments

threebeans is an extensively and thoughtfully modified Santa Cruz 37. She is hull #9 (the last hull of these boats produced), built in 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida, and modified in 2010 and 2017. The boat has been raced and cruised in Long Island Sound waters, with several trips to Narragansett Bay, the Cape and the Islands, and one passage to Bermuda.


Her sleek exterior lines and racing-oriented deck layout hide a comfortable, well-appointed interior, and with her carbon construction and light displacement, the boat is easily driven. She can be singlehanded, doublehanded, cruised with a limited crew, or raced with a full crew. Rarely does one come across a boat that is this versatile.


She has been laid up inside every winter save one, and she has been carefully maintained by one owner since she was launched new in May 2009.

Owner's Comments

Twelve years ago, looking for a 35’ to 40’ racer-cruiser, few if any boats offered a capability of speed under sail while being uncompromising in comforts and conveniences usually found on larger, more expensive, and slower boats. The same remains true today, and after sailing thousands of miles, this boat has taken care of family and friends, and created lifelong memories along the way.


She is equipped with a cruisy interior, with hot and cold pressure water, a cockpit shower, a retractable sprit that does not encroach into the v-berth, a private head, on-deck cockpit storage and an anchor locker. Above deck, there’s a square-top mainsail, race-boat sail controls like in-haulers and adjustable jib leads, twin tack lines and twin spinnaker halyards for peels, and a headstay which can be either furled or used with twin grooves and twin jib halyards for sail changes.

In the pursuit of making a good boat better, this is the only Santa Cruz 37 that has been cared for, and improved, to this extent. In 2017, the owner commenced a “turbo” project to enhance the performance of the boat. The work was designed by Tim Kernan to ISO regulations and was executed by New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 


To improve upwind performance, the draft of the boat was increased to 8’-5” (from 7’-6”), by removing the existing bulb, sleeving the existing fin with an 11” extension, and reinstalling the bulb. In addition, the fin was faired out to a wider profile. Together, this improvement increases righting moment, lift, and adds a more forgiving “groove,” with only a minor weight increase of 124 pounds.


In order to give the boat more sailing length, a 106 pound, 2’ long carbon fiber sugar scoop was added. This enhancement decreased drag coming off the heeled transom of the boat while adding upwind and reaching speed with waterline length, but possibly decreased the boat’s high-wind downwind boat speed potential — a suitable trade, since those downwind running conditions are rare and, eventually, you have to sail back upwind again...


However, to ensure that the boat had a little more horsepower and to negate any additional drag from weight or from the deeper keel, twin top-mast backstays were added to allow for a square-top mainsail which adds 31 square feet, most of which is up high, to the upwind and downwind sail plan.


USA: 60937.

US Doc: #1219693.

Sail: #60937.

Hull No. 009.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • threebeans is a modified Santa Cruz 37, now stretched to 39’ due to sugar scoop transom. The scoop is non-structural.  
  • 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.
  • Vinylester resin system for superior durability and blister resistance.
  • 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.
  • Structural grid with unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced E-glass, bonded to hull shell with Methacrylate adhesives for superior bond strength.
  • 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.
  • Vinyl wrap stripped and topsides painted Snow White (2021).
  • Bottom painted Interlux VC-17 Black (canoe hull) and Petit Vivid White (appendages); wet sanded to 400 grit (2021).


Keel & Rudder:

  • High-strength ductile iron fin, extended 11” deeper with an iron sleeve, with torpedo-shaped 3% antimonial lead bulb, fully encased in FRP abrasion-resistant fabric, epoxy coated and race-faired.
  • Rodger Martin designed carbon rudder, built by Moore Brothers Composites, with upsized Jefa lower bearing (2021).


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 29 HP Yanmar diesel with saildrive and 50 amp alternator.
  • Sea water cooling, wet exhaust system discharge through transom.
  • Fully contained engine enclosure with access via cockpit sole hatch, for excellent sound and fume reduction, enhanced safety, and unparalleled machinery access.
  • Sound insulated engine box.
  • Backlit engine instrument panel with tachometer and alarm for oil pressure and temperature in cockpit.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • (2) Composite racing wheels with pedestals.
  • Emergency steering tiller.
  • Single lever engine control in cockpit.
  • Two blade folding racing propeller.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 12 volt.
  • Electrical switch panel with circuit breakers.
  • UL approved stranded, tinned copper wiring, color coded in accordance with ABYC standards.
  • Bonding System in accordance with ABYC standards.


Battery Banks:

  • Two house batteries; one start battery; three-position battery switch.

Plumbing Systems

  • Marelon through-hull fittings with seacocks.


Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot and cold pressure water system to galley, head and transom shower.
  • Single deep polished stainless sink w/ designer faucet.


Bilge Pumps:

  • (1) Manual bilge pump cockpit-mounted, (1) manual bilge pump interior-mounted.
  • Forward electronic bilge pump w/ float switch and vented loop.
  • Aft electronic bilge pump w/ float switch and vented loop.



  • Roto molded 68 litres (18 US gallon) fuel tank with primary and secondary fuel filter.


Fresh Water:

  • (2) 50 litre (13.20 US gallon) bladder water tanks.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Roto molded +/- 26.49 litre (7 US gallon) holding tank.

Navigation Equipment

  • Masthead: NKE carbowand with air temp.
  • Mast: (3) NKE TL50 displays with wired remote at starboard wheel.
  • P & S of companionway: (2) NKE gyrographic displays.
  • NKE Regatta Processor.
  • NKE High-speed GPS.
  • NKE AIS with dedicated GPS antenna and VHF splitter.
  • NKE wifi interface.
  • NKE depth.
  • NKE three-axis gyrocompass.
  • NKE ultrasonic speed with sea temp.
  • NKE autopilot ram with isolated pump and controller.
  • NKE wireless system with Man Overboard feature.
  • (2) NKE autopilot wireless remotes with MOB.
  • NKE wireless remote with MOB.
  • (4) NKE wireless crew transmitters with MOB.
  • Garmin 4000 series chartplotter with radar.
  • Iridium 9555 satellite phone, fixed bracket at nav table, hard-wired coax to antenna on pushpit.
  • VHF with masthead antenna.
  • VHF/Stereo Selector switch for cockpit speakers.

Domestic Equipment


  • Twin burner propane stove with oven.
  • Stainless steel sink.
  • Storage area for crockery and cutlery.
  • Large capacity icebox with 12-volt refrigeration.



  • Marine head with holding tank and “Y” valve to overboard discharge.
  • Oval polished stainless vanity sink w/ designer faucet/shower head.
  • Direct overboard head/shower sump pump.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • (6) cabin fans.



  • 12 volt TV/DVD/PC monitor on swivel mount.
  • Stereo with cabin and cockpit speakers.



  • Lopolight 2 mile LED masthead tricolor with anchor light and windex light.
  • Deck-level navigation lights removed from panel and wired direct to battery with in-line fuse and breaker to comply with ORC regs.
  • Red/White LED lighting in head, galley, and at nav table.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Headroom: 6’3” / 1.90m.
  • 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 bamboo.
  • Main saloon fitted with port and starboard settees with storage under and behind seat backs.
  • Lee cloths provided.
  • Hardwood drop-leaf salon table with centerline storage bin.
  • Cushions in medium density foam.
  • Navigation station with lifting nav table (chart storage under), cabinetry for navigational electronics, and storage under nav seat.
  • Galley with twin burner propane stove with oven, stainless steel sink, and storage area for crockery and cutlery.
  • Large capacity icebox with 12-volt refrigeration
  • Molded insulated engine bay cover incorporating companionway steps.
  • Enclosed ventilated head area with vanity sink, mirror sliders, lockers and electronic flushing/macerating toilet. Head area is accessible from main saloon and forward stateroom via wood doors.
  • Forward cabin with large double vee-berth, hanging locker, dressing seat, and large overhead hatch.
  • Double aft quarterberths (port and starboard sides).
  • Bamboo cabin soles with tung-oil, low-lustre finish.
  • Stainless steel handholds on main cabin ceiling.
  • Stainless steel handholds on P & S interior sides of companionway.
  • Anchor chocks under P & S settees.
  • Locking pins for galley storage shelves per ORC regs.
  • Companionway alternate securing device per ORC regs.
  • Ventilation slots in upper washboard.
  • Ventilation ports cut in P & S sides of cockpit under rudder access hatch.
  • Solar-powered vent fan in salon hatch.

Deck Equipment


  • Keel stepped Selden 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 aluminum boom with reef and outhaul system.
  • Telescopic adjustable Selden boom vang with tackle lead aft to cam cleats port and starboard in cockpit.
  • Twin top-mast PBO backstays with purchase system lead under deck to main trimmer position in cockpit and 1-1 clutch.
  • Reconfigured bow sprit with dual tack line rings and bobstay (2021).
  • 15” Carbon bow prod.
  • Facnor FD190 flat-deck headsail furler (2021).
  • Scanstrut gimbaled mast mount for Garmin radar.
  • Stainless steel low-profile “tip-cup” style transverse chain plates.
  • Halyards and reefing lines run under deck to cabin top winches to (8) dedicated spinlock clutches.
  • 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.
  • Traveler control lines.
  • (2) Harken spinnaker sheet blocks.
  • Foot chocks on cockpit sole for trimmers and driver.
  • Spinlock lock-off cheek blocks for spin sheets.
  • Stainless steel rod for hanging lines in cockpit sole locker.


Running Rigging:

  • Main halyard.
  • Two jib halyards.
  • Two masthead spinnaker halyards.
  • Two tack lines.
  • Fractional spinnaker halyard.
  • Jib sheets.
  • Spinnaker sheets.
  • Tack retrieval line.
  • Changing sheet/preventer line.
  • Preventer lines led both sides of boom.
  • Cunningham.
  • (2) snatch blocks for Code Zero twings or spin changes.



  • (2) Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing primary winches.
  • (2) Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing cabin-top winches.
  • (2) Harken two speed self tailing aluminum racing mainsheet winches.
  • (4) Harken locking winch handles.
  • (4) winch handle holders.



  • A North 3Di "RAW Black" all-purpose jib (May 2021 delivery).
  • 2017 North 3di square-top mainsail.
  • 2017 North 3di AP #1 jib.
  • 2010 North 3DL 680 #3+ jib (w grommets for heavy weather compliance).
  • 2013 North Superlite Kote SK60 2A 148m2.
  • 2009 North Airex .75 oz 3A 138 m2.
  • 2010 North Airex 1 oz fractional 5A 110 m2.
  • 2009 North CZ80 Code Zero on Karver furler.
  • 2009 North CD storm trysail.
  • 2009 North CD storm jib.


Sails (Spare):

  • 2015 Neil Pryde carbon/technora mainsail.
  • 2015 Neil Pryde carbon/technora AP #1 jib.
  • 2011 North 3DL 680 mainsail, two reef points.
  • 2011 North 3DL 680 AP #1.
  • 2009 North Norlam #4.
  • 2009 North Airex .5 oz 2A runner 148 m2.



  • Opening hatch to forward cabin 21” x 16”.
  • Opening hatch in main saloon, 17” x 26”.
  • Opening ports in cockpit sides.
  • Flush fixed windows to cabin sides.
  • Stainless steel stern and bow pulpits, stanchions; custom bow pulpit with LED running lights (2021).
  • Port cockpit seat gear locker.
  • Cockpit sole access to engine space.
  • Large cockpit sole locker behind engine space.
  • Teak brackets for companionway washboards in cockpit sole locker.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • (6) Wichard fold-flat tether anchors (foredeck, companionway, main trimmer p & s; helmsman p & s).
  • Two fenders, docklines.
  • Two Fortress aluminium anchors.


Safety Equipment:

  • Double 5/32” stainless steel lifelines to ORC specifications.
  • Dedicated life-raft locker aft of helm fits 6-man valise; accessible from cockpit and transom for offshore safety.
  • Eyestraps for foredeck lifeline webbing.
  • MOM 8 on port side pushpit.
  • Horseshoe “throwable” device port side pushpit.
  • Lifesling on starboard side pushpit.

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Berthon USA Inc
40 Mary Street Newport, Rhode Island, 02840 USA

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