The cockpit is designed to accommodate the frenzy of multiple-hookups. There are a transom-mounted circulating livewell, rod holders, fresh and seawater washdowns, and two insulated fishboxes to store fish destined for the scale. Standard also are the bait-prep center with freezer, sink, fresh-water spigot, and a tackle locker. Optional offshore equipment like Rupp outriggers, a Rupp center rigger, and a refrigerated undersole fishbox can be ordered from the factory. A fighting chair can be installed by the factory or an authorized Ocean dealer or yard in the 37 BF’s ample cockpit.
An upholstered seat tucked behind the steering station faces the U-shaped convertible dinette. An adjustable, fiberglass dinette table converts the settee into a large bunk – just the place for a tired angler to rest during the long ride in from the fishing grounds – the cockpit fishbox packed with the day’s catch. The helm deck is constructed entirely of maintenance-free fiberglass to withstand rough usage and rough weather (not to mention any diamonds in the rough who come aboard). The captain at the lower helm as well as his guests enjoy visibility to all points of the compass.
The 37 Billfish combines the “quick-to-the-rod” dynamic of an open helm deck with the visibility and comfort of a flybridge when running. Under a custom-style fiberglass hardtop with three-sided EZ2CY enclosure, her flybridge features an adjustable helmsman’s chair, a fully instrumented console, Yanmar electronic controls with Palm Beach-style handles, and hydraulic steering. Comfortable cushioned lounge seats bracket the console. Popular bridge options include an aft enclosure, a recessed overhead teaser reel box, and ventilating hatches in the hardtop.
The engine room is entered through a hatch in the main-deck sole, or through either of two gas-shock-assisted seat covers over the engines. A center cockpit hatch opens to the bilge pumps and rudder board. Power is provided by twin Yanmar 6LY3-ETP diesels, rated at 480 MHP. The 37 Billfish. Unique among today’s sportfishermen. An homage to the sport’s classic designs.