DECATUR, IN—Thunderbird Products has again demonstrated its mastery of design and construction in the cruiser arena with its newest Performance Cruiser, the Formula 37 PC. The 37 PC is reminiscent of its sibling, the 40 PC. This John Adams design incorporates similar concepts and philosophies into a slightly smaller package. Adams, Formula’s exclusive designer for over 35 years, has created yet another avant and practical cruiser in the 37. At 38 feet, five inches in length overall (37 feet less the bow platform) and with an 12 foot beam, the 37 PC presents a European flair with its forward-swept radar arch and flowing lines, yet boasts plentiful storage and an expansive cockpit.
Inviting and functional, the cockpit is equally prepared for long-range cruising or afternoon entertaining. The seating, with comfortable accommodations for 12, is aesthetically pleasing without being overstated, and ergonomically correct in every aspect, from the two-position helm seat–which allows the captain to stand, lean or sit–to the expansive lounge seating. Passengers can choose to recline or sit in the port side lounge, or enjoy the U-shaped aft lounge/sunning area, where installing the standard cockpit tables allows for a game, meal or snack, and lowering the tables and adding cushions creates an expansive sunning area. The fifteen polished aluminum drink holders placed about the cockpit mean everyone’s beverage is within easy reach, regardless of where they are sitting.
Entertaining is a snap with the functional yet beautifully constructed wetbar aft of the portside lounge. With demand fresh water and sink, a concealed trash receptacle, and plenty of storage below, you’ll see the 37 PC a must for long days on the water or at the dock! Smooth, fiberglass-lined storage is also abundant elsewhere in the cockpit–in fact, nearly everywhere one might look. The aft cockpit features roomy storage areas beneath the starboard and rear seats, and the aft “trunk” is accessed by a large fiberglass, gas-shock assisted door at the swim platform. Inside is dedicated fender, table and cushion storage with plenty of room for additional gear. More storage can be found beneath the portside lounge and helm seats, as well as below the dash.
At the helm, handsome Livorsi® illuminated gauges, accented by chrome bezels, are displayed in a logical, easy-to-read arrangement and mounted in stunning burl wood-finish panels. Command controls and switches are within easy reach, and there is plenty of dash space for personalized, add-on electronics.
Molded fiberglass in-dash deck access steps with a 316L stainless safety handrail lead to the walk-thru windshield. Twin deck sunpads invite lounging, while handrails and non-skid surfaces ensure safe passage on the foredeck, even when opening the anchor locker lid to reveal the concealed, standard electric anchor windlass.
The spacious cabin has up to 6´ 7˝ of headroom and is entered through a one-piece, sliding curved acrylic door. Elegant, airy and complete with comfortable appointments, the cabin sleeps six people, two in the stateroom, two in the aft cabin/lounge area and two in the main salon. The 37 PC main cabin is equipped with a 26″ LCD HDTV/DVD combo and a Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo with high-power output.
The deluxe galley is enhanced by a Corian® countertop, round, polished stainless sink and below-counter refrigerator. The impressive array of galley equipment also includes a flush ceramic cooktop, microwave oven and in-counter trash receptacle. The exclusive Formula cabinetry is expertly designed and skillfully tooled. The clean presentation and precise fit are the result of exacting assembly methods and top-quality materials. The High-gloss Deep Cherry cabinet space is plentiful, and lower cabinets are lighted when opened. The Ultraleather™ U-shaped lounge to starboard features a removable wood-trimmed table that can be converted into a double berth.
The forward cabin features a spacious centerline bed with drawer storage below as well as two hanging lockers with automatic lights. The head is spacious and comfortable with a molded fiberglass vanity with lower doors in high-gloss Deep Cherry and Corian® countertop, stainless sink and an enclosed stall shower with a hinged acrylic door. The expansive aft cabin features an Ultraleather lounge with cocktail table. The lounge converts to a double bed for guests. The aft cabin-hanging locker is cedar-lined with an automatic light, and the entire area can be enclosed with a privacy partition for sleeping or for a stand-up changing area.
The 37 PC is available with either V-drive inboard or stern drive powertrains. Each engine configuration provides more cabin space than a traditional inboard application. The engine hatch lifts from the aft, hinging forward to allow excellent access to the front of the engine, and a smaller “day hatch” in the aft cockpit allows for quick trips below. The 37 PC’s clean, beautiful lines and large storage areas are sure to be crew and family pleasers.
The 37 PC’s 18˚ deadrise handles offshore conditions with ease, and reliable performance is the key word with power options of twin 300- to 424-horspower Mercury MerCruiser or Volvo engine packages. The 236-gallon fuel capacity extends your cruising horizons aboard Formula’s new 37 PC—just far enough to take a journey of unknown possibilities!