LARSON 370 DAYCRUISER - SOLD - BOBCAYGEON,
I/O, Shaft, V:
|Listed in April ... Sold in
Larson's 370 Day Cruiser is designed for the way many boaters
use their boats.
The original picnic boats were converted fishing craft, between
30' and 40' long. Their size ensured a smooth ride, even if there
were whitecaps dotting the bay. Plus, they were big enough for
an extended family to spend the day without feeling cramped. A
functional head, a modest galley, and convertible settees may
have allowed for the adventure of sleeping aboard. But mostly
these amenities served to enhance the pleasures of the day. The
crew returned to the dock at sundown, spent the night ashore ...
dreaming of tomorrow's boat ride. This boat even offers the comfort
of the optional hardtop and cockpit air conditioning.
Larson's 370 Day Cruiser is heir
to that legacy-you need only look past its sleek, express cruiser
lines. Topside, its arrangement is the familiar combination of
lounges, wetbar, and large swim platform that facilitate partying
aboard any modern express. But belowdecks the layout is atypical.
It offers socializing space that can happily accommodate if you
decide to turn things into a weekend event. It's a cruiser designed
for the way many of Boating's readers have told us they use their
boats. Are you one of those boaters?
Look forward from the 370 Day Cruiser's companionway steps. No
bulkhead or hanging locker defines a forward berth. Nor is there
a distinctly separate dinette. Instead a continuous lounge runs
along the entire starboard side, from companionway to bow, where
it fishhooks back along the port side. It ends at the galley's
lighted wine cooler and glass-fronted cabinets occupying the space
where you'd expect a hanging locker. A big, circular table, inset
with a compass rose and varnished to a high gloss, takes the place
of the typical island berth. The table is mounted on an electric
pedestal. Push a button, and it drops to form a berth. But that's
not the point. With the table up, you can seat eight here, another
five along the starboard side, and for kicks, three or four more
in the aft cabin lounge, which also converts to a berth, best
suited for napping kids.
When comparing boats, you have to consider the 370 Day Cruiser's
decor. Like the layout, it's beyond the norm both in styling and
in the cost of materials used. Sure, the buckskin Ultrasuede upholstery
might be found aboard any number of cruisers, as would the faux-stone
counters. But other features are obviously above par. That compass
rose in the forward table is marquetry, not a decal beneath varnish;
the electric pedestal is a large-diameter cylinder of wood, and
its edge band is solid wood strip carved to look like three-strand
rope. A compass rose suspended from the headliner, carved-rope
crown molding above the hull windows, and rounded hullside pilasters
continue the motif. Accents include a gloss wood frame for the
overhead deck hatch and brass swing-arm sconces with small white
shades mounted on the bulkheads. Burled-wood paneling glows, the
cherry and holly sole is unique and inviting, and the vessel sink
in the head is sure to evoke praise. This cabin could be your
new favorite seaside watering hole-without a moldy fishing net
mucking up the ambience. Add in the standard 32" flat-screen
TV, the wine cooler, and the lighted glassware cabinet, plus mechanical
niceties like Nibral props and digital engine controls, and you
can see where the money is.
Who is the 2008 Larson 370 Daycruiser built for?
The family wanting to enjoy a comfortable day on the water with
all the conveniences ... and returning home at dark.
The business executive wanting to entertain guests onboard for
a day, afternoon or an evening cruise with generous entertaining
space in the cockpit and in the cabin.
The couple that want the space and conveniences of a 37' cruiser
while enjoying time and activities together without siblings or
guests as they cruise Ontarios waterways weekends and on vacation.
|This boat comes
with a clean survey performed this spring, 2021. The boat has
a pair of Volvo Dual Propeller Pod Drives with joystick control.
The engines are 425 hp gas engines.
The heads were just rebuilt this past winter with new valves,
valve seals and gaskets. There are 1300 hours on the engines ...
the compression inall cylinders is 170-180psi.
Those hours indicate the boat has been enjoyed at slower speeds
... likely 7 - 9 knots ... leaving the bow in the water ... enjoying
the ride. A trip up the Trent Severn Waterway between
Trenton and Georgian Bay can be done in 4 days ... or at a comfortable
pace in 10 days ... adding about 50 hours of boating time ...
The boat is equipped with joystick controls, navigation, a generator
(only 30 hours), 2 air conditioners, hot water, flatscreen TV,DVD
player, an electric head, a full size fridge and freezer,
a stand up shower, a generous sized aft cabin, a massive extended
swim platform, Sea Deck flooring throughout and two permanent
(removable) lounge seats on the bow which recline to flat cushions.
The covers and seats in the cockpit and cabin are in great shape.
There are no rips or tears. Your guests wont know if this boat
is a 2008 or a 2018!
The front cockpit window were replaced very recently and you can
tell from the stern photo that the rear curtains are almost like
new. The covers include a full set of blackout privacy curtains.
The boat spent this winter in indoor storage being brought up
to date including:
the heads were rebuilt as mentioned above, both drives were resealed,
new impellers, serpentine belts, alternators, engine / gear oils
and filters were installed,the boat was compounded,
polished and given a coat of fresh bottom paint.
A buyer is welcome to have their favorite marine mechanic inspect
the boat with them. The boat can be moored at the current marina
until the May 24th weekend at no cost.
If you are shopping for a mid-2000 Larson 330, 350 or 370 ...
a Sea Ray 340, 370 or 380 ... or a Cruisers Yachts 3575, 360,
380 or 3875... or another cruiser about 37' long ...
your really need to consider this boat.