Broom Owners Club

Broom Ocean 37

Based on the same hull as the Broom 37 Continental this boat has a significantly different superstructure and changes in the interior layout. Outside, the decks run all round the boat at one level.

Inside, the forward cabin is larger, made possible by moving the galley, now ‘corridor’ in format, to one side of the saloon towards the stern. The layout of the aft cabin varies between two single berths each side or one double berth accessed from one side. In contrast to the Continental and Crowns, there are no side doors between the saloon and the side decks.

Most boats were fitted with twin 145hp turbo-charged Perkins 6.354 diesels. Some were fitted with 175hp Perkins, giving a slightly higher top speed.

Ocean 37 plan
LOA:37ft 0in / 11.28m
Beam:12ft 0in / 3.66m
Draught:3ft 0in / 0.91m
Min. Air Draught:8ft 6in / 2.59m
Hull Form:Semi-displacement
Cruise Speed:12 knots
Max. Speed:16 knots
Fuel Capacity:2 x 100 gals / 454ltr
Water Capacity:100 gals / 454ltr
Build Period:1973-1983
Number Built:157
Previous Model:?
Successor Model:Broom 37
Market Value:£25,000 – 40,000


  • Simon Woods

    Chinook was a late built vessel with a one off design penned by Martin broom. She also benighted from having normally aspeared ford 4 cylinder engines and was a design that gave a total of eight berth designed specifically for the larger families in a pocket cruiser of 37 ft and with the aim to appeal to a more luxurious hire fleet... The idea was trialed however chinook layout was never repeated and the boat never went it service for charter and was kept by brooms after completion

    • Louise Busby

      Hi Simon, do you have an up to date photo of Chinook to add to the gallery? Or I can use the one from our frostbite cruise - see the members home page gallery! Regards, Louise

      • Simon Woods

        Hi lounge Yes use any picture want I can what app you one across if you message me first on the mobile. Currently we are in lemme and are meeting up with maxi 2 and some other broom members for a meal out tomorrow night. Also when we are back over here next year and you are at a loose end perhaps you may wish to stay in the bow cabin... Lots to catch up on eh?

  • Ben Treacy

    Minerva is an Ambassador 37 currently for sale in Ireland Ocean 37 superstructure but 8 berth interior and a N/A 4 cylinder engine sounds very similar to Chinook Ive no connection to the boat ive just noticed the similarity

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