1987 Holby Marine Tripp 37
The only true long-distance electric cruiser with one of the most advanced electric propulsion systems available on the market is turn-key ready for cruising in comfort without the hassle or noise of diesel. This sailboat is loaded with amenities that allow you to move onboard today and live comfortably and sustainably.
This is a proven pioneering sailboat in two ways:
- Storied History: This was the first boat designed by Bill Tripp, 3rd that launched his career as a naval architect following in the footsteps of his father, Bill Tripp, Jr. Nicknamed the Green Boat for its green colors for its original colors, it is a fast performance cruiser with an outstanding pedigree and history.
- Advanced Electric Propulsion: The current owner made the Green Boat a true green boat by installing an Oceanvolt 10kW Servoprop system with a marine generator and solar power – all installed by a certified Oceanvolt installer. Now, it is a sustainable boat with improved sailing performance due to reduced boat weight, and greatly decreased maintenance and greater enjoyment without the noise or fumes of a diesel engine.
This boat is set up for long-distance cruising and there is no better boat of its size for long-distance coastal cruising anywhere on the east coast. She has sailed up and down the east coast from New England to the Bahamas and proven how easy it is to live on the water with an electric sailboat. The solar panels cover most of the boat’s daily energy needs and with Oceanvolt Servoprop system, any time you sail at 5 knots or above, which is easy to do in this performance cruiser, you can hydroregenerate energy into the battery bank. It is truly a sailboat that demonstrates that electric propulsion is completely viable for long-distance cruisers and is turn-key set up for any sailor who wants to chuck their diesel engine and enjoy a quiet, no fumes, low maintenance boating experience.
With a 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning and heat system combined with a 6 kW Fisher Panda Marine DC Generator, you can cruise in comfort during hot summer days and the cold winter nights.
If this boat was traditionally powered by a diesel, there would be no way to put so many conveniences in such a high-performance boat as it has the amenities of a 45 foot boat in a an easy to sail 37 foot race boat that was converted to a high performance cruiser.
Not only is it turnkey, but it is fast with a large sail inventory. Originally designed as a racer by Bill Tripp, 3rd, she was built by Holby Marine of Bristol, RI, which is well-known for its quality construction. It is made of fiberglass with a Divinycell closed cell foam core. The running rigging was replaced in 2017, the mainsail is four years old and in good condition, the 120% genoa is in very good condition and has a new UV protector. There is also a racing genoa (#1), which is a big, light-wind sail and a symmetrical spinnaker in very good condition. On deck there are a lot of sail tracks and fittings to allow all the sails to be flown and trimmed well.
Down below, there are two comfy cabins, a head, galley and salon. Throughout the boat, there are plenty of USB and AC outlets – something you don’t often find on older boats, but this one has gone through two extensive refits in its lifetime, including all new patches and portlights installed between 2017 and 2019.
Like all boats listed by Green Yachts, this 0 , has gone through our 50 point diagnosis by a NAMS certified surveyor. You can see the results of that diagnosis by clicking here: 0 Diagnostic
Highlights from the diagnostic include:
- Bottom Paint is not eco-friendly and was last done in June 2020
- The sails appear to be in Very Good condition based on age, inspection and patches (if any)
- The standing rigging shows no signs of cracks and is in Fair condition
- The running rigging is in Very Good condition
- The interior wood, upholstery and interior surfaces appear to be in Very Good condition
- The electronic were all tested and are operational (except: _____) and appear to be in Excellent condition
- All systems including water, propane and electrical were tested and have (0,1,2,3,4,5) recommended fixes to meet current ABYC standards for marine systems. Overall, the marine systems appear to be in Excellent condition
- Overall, the boat appears to be in Excellent condition
|Mainsail||287 Square Feet|
|Jib 107%||357 Square Feet|
|Boat Mast height|
|Winches||2 big Barretts, 4 pairs of self-tailing Lewmars of different dizes|
|Anchor||15 kg Rocca|
|Number of Cabins||2|
|Number of berths||5|
|Water tank||40 gallons|
|Holding tank||10 gallons|
|Stove/Oven||Gimballed electric microwave conention oven and Force 10 cooktop|
|Motor Power||10 kW|
|Propeller||Feathered 3 blade|
|Battery capacity||14 kW|
|Solar capacity||400 W|
|Charging time||6 hours|
|Chartplotter||B&G 12" Zeus at Nav Station, B B&G 7" Vulcan at Helm|
|VHF||B&G V50 with wireless handset at the helm|
|Autopilot||Raymarine Evo100 Wheelsteer with remote|
|Stereo||Fusion FM/AM with CD and bluetooth|
|Wind, depth, speed sensors||Yes|
|Number of owners to date|
|Date owner bought the boat||May 2016|
|Date of last out of water survey|
|HIN (Hull Identification Number)|
|Insurance claims filed by current owner||0|
|Accidents reported by current owner||0|
|Fires on board reported by current owner||0|
|Inundations reported by current owner||0|
|Annual winter storage||Bahamas|