Seabrooke Island, SC
Stephen Reverand came aboard David Walters Yachts with a lifelong love of boats and more than three decades of offshore and inland sailing experience. As a teenager, he restored a cedar-planked Barnegat Bay sneakbox and sailed local lakes in the New York area. As a young professional, he upgraded to a classic 35-foot yawl and sailed from New York Harbor, east on Long Island Sound to Block Island, R.I., still one of his favorite ports of call. Later he raised his family on the Chesapeake Bay catching bushels of blue crabs from his 22-foot center-console runabout. Most recently, Reverand cruised his 42-foot Tartan staysail sloop Zephyr over 10,000 nautical miles from the Chesapeake to New England to the Bahamas and back following the fair winds for more than four years.
Before transitioning to cruising sailor and yacht broker, Reverand enjoyed a colorful career in the media. He served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, spending six years in Asia. When he returned stateside, he joined the Discovery Channel where he oversaw the hit adventure series Deadliest Catch and received a Peabody Award for his work as executive producer on the documentary Black Sky: The Race for Space. Later, Reverand joined National Geographic as the head of nature films and specials production filming in many of the most exotic destinations around the globe.
In keeping with his love of boats, Reverand also created, produced and directed the PBS television series Boatworks and wrote the long-running boating humor column Deviant Readings for BoatUS Magazine.
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|Yacht Name:||Sweet Thing|
|Location:||Seabrooke Island, SC|
|Engine Hours:||Stephen Reverand|
"Sweet Thing" is a fine example of the exceptionally seaworthy W.I.B. Crealock designed Pacific Seacraft 37. Her double-furling cutter rig, canoe stern and her shoal draft keel make her ready to sail to the islands and beyond in comfort and style.
"The Crealock 37 is an attempt to provide the weekender and the cruising sailor with a boat which will travel fast between ports under complete control, and which will yet remind him that the passage itself should be one of the pleasures of the cruise." --W.I.B. Crealock, Designer
Step aboard "Sweet Thing" and you will immediately be struck by her solid construction and quality materials - from fine teak accents to heavy bronze opening port lights. Her many recent cruising upgrades include a linear auto helm, an offshore wind vane, a water maker, solar panels, heavy duty ground tackle and an electric windlass. She is not only stylish and comfortable, she is fully equipped and ready to go.
April / May 2016 Additions & Services;
Other Notable Features;
Raymarine C120 Chartplotter w/Radar
Although she is built to sail in even the most challenging conditions "Sweet Thing" is remarkably roomy and comfortable below decks. The welcoming companionway leads to a generous U-shaped galley to starboard. To port, there is a navigation station with upgraded electrical panels and an ample quarter berth. The main salon boasts stunning teak joinery work, six solid bronze opening port lights, a large Bomar hatch, a folding teak dinette table and plush Ultra leather upholstery. The starboard settee easily converts to a double berth. The head is forward to starboard with two large louvered hanging lockers to port. The master stateroom is forward, with a roomy offset double berth and a dressing seat which also serves as easy passage into and out of the berth. Three large opening ports and a Bomar hatch provide plenty of light and ventilation. The overall feel is that of comfortable quality which is enhanced by the lovely teak and holly sole throughout.
The U-Shaped galley to starboard is set-up to please even the most discriminating onboard chef. There is a large double stainless sink, a gimballed stainless propane oven and stove, two cutting boards, and is is the case throughout this boat, there is ample storage in lockers accessed by louvered teak doors. 12v refrigeration cools the two-compartment ice box.
Electronics and Navigation
"Sweet Thing"s 44 HP Yanmar diesel is smooth, quiet and has plenty of power. With the companionway ladder and cover removed the engine access is excellent. A removable hatch cover in the cockpit sole provides excellent access to the top of rear of the engine which is clean and has been consistently professionally maintained.
Sails and Rigging
Construction and Deck
"Sweet Thing" is a heavily built offshore cruiser, with an external solid lead, Scheel keel (shoal draft 4'6"), and skeg hung rudder, solid glass hand laid up hull, cast reinforced Bowmar hatches and solid bronze port lights. Her rudder has large skeg and bronze propeller is in a protected aperture. Hauled in April 2016, new bottom paint, cutlass bearing and prop balanced.
"Sweet Thing" is a beautiful example of the Pacific Seacraft 37 that has been afforded excellent care and numerous upgrades. All original documents and manuals including original factory equipment and dealer installed options list have been maintained with the vessel. She is seriously for sale and is definitely one of the nicest 37's on the market in turn-key cruise ready condition awaiting her new owners.