Designed by Dick Lefeber as a sturdy, elegant and seaworthy motor-sailor in the late sixties, the Banjer 37 is probably the most successful design of this type of vessel. A sturdy Dutch-built motor-sailor with excellent sea-keeping capabilities, this particular example has been cruised extensively and features a comprehensive list of blue water gear and lifestyle amenities including a 5.5 kW genset, 18 GPH watermaker, 2 “Dometic” reverse cycle marine air conditioners, solar panels and more. With a fresh (575 hours) completely re-built 85 HP diesel and 3 to 1 transmission, she is truly ready to carry on in comfort and safety.

“Knockabout” is a ketch rigged Banjer 37′ motor-sailor designed by Dick Lefeber and built in 1970 by Eista-Werf NV in Nederhemert, Holland, hull #32. She is 100% glass layup with NO core material in the hull or deck. The bottom was just cleared of all old anti-fouling, re-surfaced, epoxy coated and new bottom paint applied.

Rudder is fiberglass with stainless-steel rudder post and bronze shoe.
Keel is continuous north-sea style with 4 tons internal ballast cast iron.
Steering is hydraulic with 2 rams at the rudder quadrant and the helm pump is in the wheel-house.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you state sales
tax and the boat is already where you want to start cruising. When buying a boat in
Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork, and funds transfers are handled in the
United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience
and peace of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and
have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed
oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and
sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your
time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

Full Specifications

Engine Make – Perkins
Engine Model –
Total Power –
Engine Type –
Drive Type –
Direct Drive
Fuel Type –
Propeller Type –
3 Blade
Propeller Material –

Speed & Distance
Cruising Speed – 6kn
Max Speed – 8kn
Range – 1000nm

Length Overall – 39.5ft
Length on Deck – 36.5ft
Max Bridge Clearance – 40.67ft
Max Draft – 4.75ft
Beam – 11.42ft

Windlass – Electric Windlass
Liferaft Capacity – 4
Electrical Circuit – 12V

Fresh Water Tank – 2 X 150 Gal (GRP)
Fuel Tank – 2 X 235 Gal (GRP)
Holding Tank – 1 X 20 Gal (GRP)

Single Berths – 1
Double Berths – 2
Cabins – 1
Heads – 1

Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet – 2 X 30 Amps Stainless-Steel W/2 X 50′ Cables
Generator – Next Gen 5.5 KW W/Fiberglass Hush Box
Inverter – Heart Interface HF12-1200

Depthsounder – Raymarine ST40
Radar – Furuno 36 Miles W/Colors
Wind Speed and Direction – WSI Electro Marine System
TV Set – Samsung Series 6, 32
Plotter – Furuno NavNet MFD8 W/Trackball Mouse And Keyboard + Raymarine A50 GPS Plotter
DVD Player – Sony Playstation 3 Internet Capable
Autopilot – Raymarine Hydraulic Interfaced With The Furuno Radar & Plotter
Compass – Danforth/White Express
CD Player – With Polk Audio Sound Bar W/10
VHF – Standard Horizon GX2200 W/GPS & AIS Also An HX751 And HV300 Handheld

Inside Equipment
Electric Bilge Pumps – 2 Submersible Rule 1500 Pumps And 2 X SPX 12V Viking Power 16 Diaphragm Pumps With Ultra Float Switch And High Water Alarm
Oven – Calphalon Quartz Heat Oven
Manual Bilge Pump – SPX Manual High Cap. Viking Universal At Helm Station
Microwave Oven – GE
Air Compressor – HookahMax E2005C-12V W/ 2 50′ Hoses And Regulators
Air Conditioning – 2 X Dometic Turbo 8 Reverse Cycle W/Elite Control Panels
Electric Head – Raritan Elegance 12V
Hot Water – Raritan 6 Gal. 120V W/Engine Heat Exchanger
Refrigerator – Dometic CF-50 Stand Alone Fridge/Freezer 12/110 V
Fresh Water Maker – Village Marine 18 GPH + Brand New Sealed Membrane
Deep Freezer – Dometic/Adler Barbour 12V Cold Machine Freezer W/Spill-Over Fridge, And Dometic CF-50 Fridge/Freezer 12/110V
Sea Water Pump – AquaJet Wash-Down Pump For Anchor Chain Wash
Battery Charger – Mastervolt 40 Amp And Iota DLS90 W/Iota IQ4 3-Step Module

Outside Equipment
Outboard Engine Brackets – Stainless-Steel Mount In The Cockpit
Davit(s) – Dinghy Motor Hoist Block And Tackle
Tender – Bestway Hydro-Force Inflatable 10′ 6
Solar Panel – 2 X 200 Watt W/Shut-Off Switch And A Renogy Rover 40 Amp Solar Charge Controller
Cockpit Cushions – Sumbrella Covered Closed-Cell Foam Full Length Cushions
Cockpit Table – Teak
Swimming Ladder – Stainless-Steel Boarding Ladder

Steering Wheel
Emergency Tiller
Spinnaker Pole
Forespar Telescopic Whisker Pole

Partially battened mainsail
Furling Genoa
120% Genoa W/Harken Furler

Layout stern to bow

A deep self-bailing cockpit features high backrests with continuous teak coaming, there is a 6′ seating port & starboard, storage lockers on both sides, a varnished teak cockpit table and a teak cockpit sole grating. A teak access panel reveals the hydraulic steering assembly and additional lazarette storage. Below the grating, a large fiberglass hatch covers the generator engine room, the bilge are and stuffing-box assembly.

Wheel House
A sliding teak entry door accompanies a very useful, but removable, teak framed screen door. Inside there are 3 heavy teak floorboards covering the engine room. Easy engine access is via a hinged floorboard and ladder that allows for full inspection of the equipment. The engine room is white and clean. The 2 other floorboards can be easily removed for total access when needed.
Along the port side of the wheelhouse, a line of 8 hooks handle coats and rain gear. The AC electric panel and the solar charger follow with storage lockers below.
The helm position features a teak wheel, a proper array of electronics and gauges, 2 speed windshield wipers, an overhead fan and a mechanical rudder angle indicator.
The starboard side has upholstered bench seating that can be folded up to access the wheelhouse pilot berth. A large and beautifully finished teak chart table completes the wheelhouse layout with a large 12V “Dometic” stand alone freezer below.

Below Deck (Teak interior)
A sliding door and 3 teak steps lead below to the saloon and main living area. The settee seats 6 with a folding and adjustable dining table. The port side seating converts to a double berth while the starboard side makes a single. Above, there are 3 lockers; one utility locker, one that holds the slide-out Calphalon convection oven, and a third that is a hanging locker. The aft bulkhead features a 32″ LED TV and sound bar.

Ahead and to port is the galley with a deep sink, 2 burner cooktop, top loading freezer and fridge plus 4 storage lockers. There is a large built-in microwave oven below the sink and pressure-water-plumbed Brew Express coffee maker is fitted in a clever teak wall rack that holds cutlery, glasses, condiments and one of the air conditioner outlets. To starboard of the galley is the head with the marine toilet, a hand-held shower head, shower curtain and sink. There are 5 small lockers and teak grating.

Moving forward a mirrored door opens into the main sleeping cabin. There is a master cabin sink area to port with large storage lockers and a good size mirror. The “Vee” berth area has been converted to a rather large double with a custom mattress. There are teak cabinets port & starboard and the chain locker access is at the foot of the bed. The starboard side of the cabin has a hanging locker/equipment locker that houses the sanitation “Y” valve plumbing, the second air conditioning system and various pumps.


Perkins 4-236 diesel, 85 HP – complete rebuild with documentation.
Paragon 3 to 1 reduction gear – complete rebuild with documentation.
Dampener and thrust bearing.
50 mm stainless-steel shaft.
28″ 3 blade bronze propeller.
Perkins 4-236 parts book + shop manual.

2 X VDO fuel tank level gauges.
2 X “Groco” raw water filters (genset & watermaker).
“Racor” 500 MA fuel filtration w/pressure gauge (main engine).
“Racor” 120 A fuel filtration (genset).
Panel mounted KTI fuel boost pump w/valves + low pressure warning lights.
“Aqualarm” oil pressure alarm for main engine.
“Balmar” 90 amp alternators (engine + 1 spare).
“Balmar” ARS-5 voltage regulator.
“Jabsco” continuous duty 4″ engine room blower.
“Jabsco” 3″ blower (generator).
DF3306 motor mounts (4).
“March” LC-3CP-MD raw water pump (generator feed pump).
“West Marine” oil extractor vacuum pump.


Freshwater: 150 Gallons in 2 fiberglass tanks on centerline.

Grey water: 25 Gallons in stainless-steel tank on centerline. Galley, head sink, forepeak sink and shower pan drain into the grey-water tank. No overboard discharge until pumped via electric grey-water waste pump.

Black water: 20 Gallons in integral fiberglass tank on centerline.

2 “Jabsco” #50890 12V diaphragm waste pumps (a pump for grey-water and a pump for black-water).

Fuel tanks: 235 Gallons in 2 fiberglass tanks with an extra 30 Gallons in 6 portable jerry-cans safely stowed on deck, giving 1000 + nm range at 6 knots.

Ground Tackle

“Rocna” 40 lbs. anchor on custom sprit w/ stainless-steel anchor lift pivoting bow roller.
275′ 3/8″ high tensile schedule 40 galvanized chain.
Anchor snubber 3/4″ nylon with stainless-steel 3/8″ chain hook.
Windlass: “Lofrans” Tigress 1500 electric with up/down foot switches.

Danforth 20 lbs. stern anchor w/30′ 3/8″ chain + 200′ 5/8″ 3-strand nylon.

Fortress FX-23 anchor w/15′ 3/8″ chain + 200′ 5/8″ 3-strand nylon.

Dinghy anchor w/8′ 3/8″ stainless-steel chain w/30′ braid.


House bank: Lifeline AGM batteries 125 amp/hour – total of 500 amp/hour.
Start bank: (2) AGM batteries 95 amp/hour – total 190 amp/hour.
Battery monitor: “Xantrex” link light pro.
All LED oversized navigation lights.
Taco LED cockpit lights.
“Balmar” 90 amp alternators (1 on engine and 1 spare).
“Balmar” ARS-5 voltage regulator.
Battery load tester.
“Blue-Sea” 120VAC panel with 2 X 30 amp mains.
3 position source selector switch: shore/gen/off.
2 X 30 amp stainless-steel shore power shipside connectors.
2 X 50′ 30 amp shore power cables.
1 X 50 amp by 30-30 “Y” shore power splitter cable.
1 X 30 amp to 30-30 “Y” shore power splitter cable.
1 X 15 amp to 30 amp pigtail cable connector.
4 X 12V trim-light overhead cabin lights.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.