Thunderbird Products has demonstrated its mastery of design and construction in the cruiser arena with its 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 well over 35 years, has created yet another beautiful 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 flair with its standard 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, is aesthetically pleasing without being overstated, and ergonomically correct in every aspect, from the dual position twin command seating–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 stainless steel drink holders placed about the cockpit mean everyone’s beverage is within easy reach, regardless of where they are sitting. Cockpit and swim platform blue/white LED courtesy lights add festive and functional lighting that easily turn off and on with a remote control.
Entertaining is a snap with the functional yet beautifully constructed wetbar aft of the portside lounge. With the integrated sink, a concealed trash receptacle, pullout refrigerator and plenty of storage below, you’ll find 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, portside lounge 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.
At the helm you’ll find a molded fiberglass dash with handsome high gloss woodgrain dash panels, a Ritchie® compass, Raymarine® e7D widescreen color chartplotter with digital depth sounder and chrome bezel gauges, While illuminated waterproof accessory rocker switches with E-T-A® circuit breakers let you be in control. An auxiliary 12V outlet, tilt steering wheel in leather wrapped stainless and a lockable under-dash storage compartment round out the helm. The dash-mounted Clarion® stereo control provides entertainment through six 6 ½” speakers with polished grilles. The 200W amp and 200W subwoofer add to the clean crisp sound. The cockpit also features a iPod/MP3 port so you can switch to your own music when adventuring beyond the coast and two dual USB charging ports keep you charged.
Molded fiberglass in-dash deck access steps with a 316L stainless safety handrail lead to the walk-thru windshield. Twin cockpit-coordinated vinyl deck sunpads with adjustable chaise backrests 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 door. Stepping down onto solid wood steps onto woodgrain-finish flooring adds to the elegant, airy cabin 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 32″ LED/LCD HDTV/DVD, Blu-ray disc player with WiFi and a Clarion® AM/FM/CD stereo with iPod/USB docking station, Bluetooth and four 6 1/2” speakers w/200W amplification & 8” subwoofer w/100W amplification. The cabin stereo is also a subscription-ready Sirius™ Satellite Radio. You’ll also find three dual USB charging ports – one in each sleeping area to keep your electronics charged and ready.
The deluxe galley is enhanced by a Corian® countertop, polished stainless sink and below-counter refrigerator. The impressive array of galley equipment also includes a concealed 2-burner electric stove with safety switch, 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 cabinet space is plentiful. A blue LED-lit cabinet showcase features tempered stemware and tumblers as well as a beverage center for the Krups® coffee maker. 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 Sensus® memory foam centerline bed with drawer storage below as well as two hanging lockers with automatic lights. The 19” LED/LCD HDTV/DVD combo unit makes this a perfect oasis. 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 motorized 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 is open to your personalization with FormulaFlex™ and FormulaFlex MyWay™. You can be in the driver’s seat when it comes to your color choices of your boat, inside and out. Further personalization is achieved through many options available, making each 37 PC truly unique.
The 37 PC’s 18˚ deadrise handles offshore conditions with ease, and reliable performance is the key word with power options of twin 330- to 430-horspower Mercury MerCruiser or Volvo engine packages. The 212-gallon fuel capacity extends your cruising horizons aboard Formula’s 37 PC—just far enough to take a journey of unknown possibilities!