Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite ‘Ondine’

Manufacturer: Prout Catamarans
Model: Snowgoose 37 Elite
Year: 1996
Length (feet): 37
Location: The Netherlands

Full Specs

Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite ‘Ondine’

“Ondine” Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite

Changed or Upgraded items:

  • Elvstrom full battened mainsail (2017)
  • UV covers on Genoa and Staysail, annual service
  • Stack-Pack sail cover and canvas (2017)
  • All running rigging replaced (2016/2018)
  • Uncoated double lifelines (2016)
  • Lewmar Delta 44 lb main anchor with 70 meters chain/rope rode (2016)
  • Kedge (Danforth type) and spare (Bruce type) anchors with new rode
  • Many new ball-bearing blocks
  • Quick windlass solenoid and deck switches (2017/2018)
  • Talmac 9 foot inflatable (2016)
  • High-end AGM starter battery and house batteries (2018)
  • Silette leg overhauled and serviced by the distributor in 2018 with new steering link plate and other parts
  • Extensive inventory of new warps and fenders, etc.

Ondine has been hauled annually with professional servicing of engine and systems.

Built to a very high original specification and equipped and kept in turn-key blue water condition by previous owners who cruised extensively, including a transatlantic circuit. The boat has been scrupulously maintained to a high standard and gleams from top to bottom. From her tall double-spreader rig (2005) to her beautiful teak and holly cabin sole, Ondine is almost certainly the best Snowgoose Elite available on the market today.


Some words from the previous owners:

Ondine was commissioned in 1996 for a discerning owner and factory fitted to an exceptional standard. Constantly maintained and improved by the owners, she is presented in excellent condition with a wealth of recent high quality equipment, making her probably the most impressive Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite available today.

After launching the original owner developed health problems and Ondine was stored ashore for a number of years. The next owners used her very lightly so that when we first saw her in 2002 she was in factory finish condition. From 2002 to 2005 she was stored ashore and hardly used. The hull under the waterline was epoxy coated by the factory prior to launching. In 2007 all electronics were renewed. She has an exceptionally elegant and comfortable interior.

The Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite has a well known pedigree and is held in high regard by sailors wanting a safe, strong, seaworthy and easily handled catamaran that can both cross oceans and explore shallow creeks. Ondine has exceeded our high expectations and is much loved and respected. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an excellent blue-water or coastal cruiser.


Main Features

 Built by Prout Catamarans Canvey Island Essex UK in 1996 to Lloyds ISO 9002
 Little used until 2005
 British Registry of Shipping Part One registered
 European VAT paid
 Epoxy coated below waterline from new
 Taller than standard Z-Spars double spreader rig
 Recent extensive high quality electronics
 Factory fitted hardtop with opening windows
 Volvo 2040B 40HP diesel
 Never used for charter
 Stored ashore every year
 Very attractive well-presented interior
 A wealth of well-maintained systems for blue water cruising
 Wind and solar power with high quality AGM batteries providing a balanced energy system

Hull and Construction

 GRP hull in white with GRP balsa sandwich decks
 Epoxy coated below waterline
 Stainless steel bow protectors
 Solid foredeck with two large self-draining lockers
 Large stern deck
 Integral low aspect ratio keels and skeg-hung rudders, central nacelle under bridge deck
 Factory fitted GRP keel protectors with additional hardwood sacrificial keel protectors
 Dark green Awlgrip coach line and deck saloon
 Saloon windows in smoked grey acrylic
 Two self-draining cockpit lockers


 LOA 11.30m
 LWL 10.30m
 Beam 4.95m
 Draught 0.85m
 Air draught 15.40m
 Fuel capacity 31 imperial gallons
 Water capacity 115 imperial gallons in two hull tanks
 Hot water tank 5 imperial gallons
 Heads holding tank 25 imperial gallons


 416 sq ft furling genoa in Dacron by Jeckells
 84 sq ft furling staysail in Dacron by Jeckells
 Both headsails have sacrificial UV strips in Forest Green Sunbrella
 200 sqft fully battened mainsail in Dacron by Jeckells
 Mainsail stowed using lazy jacks and Forest Green Sunbrella stack-pack by Jeckells
 1154 sqft tri-radial cruising chute and Yo Yo snuffer in 1.5 oz nylon by Jeckells

Mast and Rigging

 Double spreader, double diamond aluminium mast by Z Spars
 Folding aluminium mast steps by Mast Walker for the full height of mast
 Insulated backstay for SSB antenna
 Aluminium boom by Z Spars with outhaul, one single line reefing and one jiffy reefing
 Halyards: Genoa #1, Genoa #2, Staysail, Spinnaker and Main. Topping lift.
 Profurl furling genoa and staysail systems

Deck-fittings and Equipment

All halyards and sheets led to cockpit for safe and comfortable sail-handling, even single-handed.

 Two Lemar 44 two-speed sheet winches
 Lewmar 30 two-speed main/headsail winch
 Deck fittings by Barton
 Main halyard led to Spinlock clutch at foot of the mast in cockpit
 Reefing lines led to Lewmar clutches in cockpit
 Seven Gebo opening deck hatches and two cockpit hatches with stainless steel protectors
 Downhauls and U bolts for cruising chute
 Jackstays and U bolts
 Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with guard wire gates
 Stainless steel stanchions with two rows of lifelines
 Custom made stainless steel stern arch with dinghy davits and mountings for antennae and wind generator
 Stern steps and folding stainless steel boarding/swim ladder
 Two solar vents
 Stainless steel grab handles throughout Anchoring and Mooring
 Quick Antares 1012D 1000W electric anchor winch with 10mm bronze gypsy and rope drum
 Quick reversing solenoid control for anchor winch
 Foot deck controls on bow for anchor winch
 Cockpit control for anchor winch
 Quick 90A circuit breaker
 Two heavy duty aluminium bow rollers
 Stainless steel Sampson post
 45lb CQR main anchor
 30m of 10mm (3/8 inch) high test calibrated galvanised chain spliced to 50m of 16mm three-strand nylon
 Heavy duty mooring cleat and chain pawl for second bow anchor
 30lb Danforth-type kedge anchor
 10m of 10mm (3/8inch) galvanised chain spliced to 40m of 16mm three-strand nylon kedge warp
 One heavy duty aluminium stern roller with heavy duty cleat
 Two bow cleats
 Two midships cleats
 Two stern cleats
 Two large balloon and six sausage type fenders
 Numerous mooring lines of various lengths

Engine and Fuel System

Single 40HP powerful and economical diesel engine mounted on rear cross-beam linked to steerable and retractable out-drive unit has the twin advantages of keeping weight out of the ends of the boat and noise, heat and fumes out of the interior.

 Volvo 20/40 B series 40HP 3-cylinder marine diesel with approximately 2700 engine hours
 Volvo Delux engine control panel with tachometer, oil pressure, water temperature and starter battery voltage instruments
 Silette Sonic Type 2 catamaran drive with large three blade propeller. Can be raised when sailing and can also be steered to assist maneuvering at close quarters
 New spare propeller
 31 imperial gallon stainless steel diesel tank in cockpit sole with two removable hatches and drain tap to allow easy cleaning
 Racor Turbine 500 fuel filter
 Sound insulation throughout engine bay
 Dedicated PowerTec 12V 105Ah AGM deep cycle no-maintenance traction battery
 ADVERC smart controller for 60A engine-driven alternator
 Speedseal cover on raw water pump
 Vetus raw water strainer
 Hot water calorifier joined to engine cooling system with additional 240V immersion heater
 Easy engine access is made easy through large hatches in cockpit and on stern deck

Electrical System

Wind and solar power with high quality no-maintenance AGM batteries provide a balanced energy system for living aboard in a range of climates.

 240 Volt ring main with circuit breakers and numerous outlets throughout
 240 Volt immersion heater in calorifier
 12 Volt domestic electrical system with custom-made control panel
 Highest quality Ancor tinned copper mast wiring (2007)
 Conquest Divi-Charge dual battery bank solid state isolator
 ADVERC smart controller for 60A engine-driven alternator
 NASA Clipper BM-1 Battery Monitor
 Three PowerTec 12V 105Ah AGM deep cycle no maintenance domestic batteries
 Link switch to combine domestic and engine batteries for emergency engine starting
 Two 12V outlets in cabin, three in cockpit
 Aerogen 4 wind generator with LVM regulator
 Two 55W solar panels on hard top and one 85W solar panel on stern arch
 SunSaver 20 solar panel regulator
 Xantrex XC3012 30Amp 110/240 Volt 50-60Hz dual bank smart battery charger.
 Marinco 15m shore power lead
 Nikkai 300W 240V inverter with dedicated socket
 Insulated backstay for HF radio
 Sintered bronze ground plate on hull

Electronics and Navigation

Complete refit 2007. Extensive Raymarine integrated system using SeaTalk including instruments, autopilot, E120 Multi Functional Display (MFD), chartplotter and radar. The S1G autopilot core pack provides highly accurate heading data. The MFD has many different display options including radar/chart overlay and data screens. The radar includes MARPA function to assist in collision avoidance.

 Raymarine ST60+ Wind
 Raymarine ST60+ Wind (close hauled and running)
 Raymarine 60+ Speed
 Raymarine ST60+ Depth with Raymarine B744V bronze transducer
 Raymarine ST60+ Flux-gate compass
 Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS sensor
 Raymarine S1G SmartPilot autopilot with gyrocompass and Type 1 hydraulic pump
 Raymarine ST8002 SmartPilot controller
 Raymarine 2kW radome
 Raymarine E120 MFD chartplotter/radar on rotating stand to enable saloon and cockpit use Other electronics:
 ICOM IC-M601 DSC VHF linked to Raystar GPS sensor with additional cockpit speakers
 Garmin GPS 152 Trackplotter
 McMurdo ICS NAV6 dual frequency NAVTEX receiver
 NASA Target HF3M/W communications receiver linked to insulated backstay with Meteofax software to receive weatherfax and RTT transmissions on a PC

Navigation Equipment

 Plastimo bulkhead mounted magnetic compass in cockpit
 Four inch brass analogue ship’s clock
 Four inch brass aneroid barometer

Navigation Lights

 Masthead tri-colour and anchor light
 Combined steaming and deck lights on mast
 Deck mounted port, starboard and stern lights


 Seastar hydraulic wheel steering linked to Seastar HC5313 hydraulic ram
 Mechanical link between rudders
 Emergency steering tiller


Ondine has a very smart and sophisticated interior in American cherry veneer with teak and holly wood veneer cabin soles and Alcantara/Ulltrasuede saloon seating. There are eight possible berths in two double stern cabins and an athwartships master cabin forward of the saloon. The saloon can be converted into an additional double berth. The factory moulded heads and galley are spacious and easy to clean. The interior is immaculate with a light and airy feel and excellent ventilation from opening deck hatches and 12V fans. There is a vast amount of useful stowage space. A well known yacht broker described the interior as ‘the best he had ever seen on a Prout 37’.


 American cherry veneer interior woodwork
 Teak and holly wood veneer cabin soles
 Ocean Air blinds on all windows and hatches
 Mosquito blinds for all opening hatches
 Fitted hatch shading
 Halogen/LED lights and spotlights
 12V fans
 240V/13A sockets

Bridge-deck saloon

 Entry through folding smoked grey acrylic door from cockpit
 U-shaped saloon with ample Alcantara (Ultrasuede) seating around adjustable American cherry veneer table.
 Large amount of stowage under saloon seating
 Outlet, thermostat and controls for Eberspacher warm air heating system
 Cupboard doors in rear bulkhead for access to electrical distribution systems, domestic batteries and additional stowage

Port hull aft cabin (double berth)

 Opening stern hatch and opening hatch into cockpit
 Double Dunlopillo mattress with underlay for air circulation
 Two large lockers under berth
 Access hatch to steering system
 Three drawer stowage with vanity unit
 Hanging lockers on both port and starboard sides
 Outlet for Eberspacher warm air heater
 Access hatch in cabin sole

Port hull amidships (navigation area)

 Full size chart table with internal chart stowage
 Fold-away seat for chart table
 Access hatches to water tank
 Raymarine E120 MFD on rotating stand, Garmin GPS, NASA Communications receiver, NASA Battery monitor, McMurdo ICS Nav6 dual frequency navtex receiver, 12V switch panel
 Extensive lockers and bookshelves

Port hull forward (heads)

 Hot and cold pressurised water system
 Jabsco toilet with Y valve control to holding tank or sea
 Spacious shower area
 Locker and cabinets
 Teak grating in sole with large sump for shower water and access to Raymarine log
 Whale Gulper sump pump and switch
 Access door to wet locker, holding tank and seacocks
 Access panel to bow through watertight bulkhead

Starboard side aft cabin (double berth)

The starboard aft cabin is currently used for galley stowage and features a super-efficient large custom-made refrigerator and cold store in a factory fitted moulding. It can be used as a sleeping cabin by replacing the mattress and using the Engel refrigerator in the main cabin.

 Opening stern hatch and opening hatch into cockpit
 Double Dunlopillo mattress with wooden slatted frame for air circulation
 120 litre custom built refrigerator with 51 litre cold store
 Large locker under bunk
 Access hatch to steering system
 Three drawer stowage with vanity unit
 Hanging locker
 Outlet for Eberspacher warm air heater
 Access hatch to engine raw water and galley sea water seacocks in cabin sole

Starboard side amidships (galley)

 Triple sink unit with mixer tap and pressurised hot and cold water
 Outlet for filtered fresh water via foot pump on starboard tank
 Outlet for sea water via foot pump
 ENO three burner gas hob
 SMEV stainless steel gas oven and grill (2009)
 Engel 12V/240V 55 litre refrigerator with freezer compartment
 Extensive lockers and stowage
 Grey vinyl cabin sole with access hatches for freshwater tank
 Xantrex LPG gas detector and solenoid control

Starboard side forward (main berth cabin area)

 Extensive shelves and hanging stowage
 Custom-built book and CD shelves
 Access via large hanging locker to bow
 Access panel to bow through watertight bulkhead

Main berth forward

 5’ x 6’6” double berth with Dunlopillo mattress and custom fitted under-bed beech springs
 Three large lockers under bunk

Domestic systems

 Custom-built highly efficient 120 litre refrigerator with linked 51 litre cold store
 Engel 12V/240V 55 litre front-opening refrigerator with freezer compartment
 SMEV stainless steel gas oven and grill
 ENO three burner gas hob
 Large easy to clean water tanks in each hull with three access hatches in each. Total capacity 115 imperial gallons
 Eberspacher D3LC diesel fuel marine air heater mounted in engine bay with three outlets
 Xantrex Propane/Butane Fume detector with valve control
 Calor Gas/Camping Gaz butane system in forward locker with Xantrex remotely operated solenoid
 Pressurised hot and cold water system
 Additional foot pump for fresh water in the galley
 Sea water foot pump in the galley
 Six Caframo 12V two-speed fans
 Numerous lights and spotlights with either halogen or LED lamps
 Mighty Mini Sealarm burglar alarm
 Panasonic CQ-RD radio cassette player, auxiliary jack for iPod/MP3 player with two interior speakers and two cockpit speakers
 Stainless steel heads holding tank with 50 litre capacity


The cockpit is large, comfortable and secure. Sail handling and maneuvering are easily carried out single handed and there is excellent protection from both sun and bad weather.

 Factory fitted hard-top with Vetus toughened glass opening windows, windscreen wipers and perspex window in roof to allow view of the sails
 Navigation and engine instruments
 Vetus table and helm seat support (removable) with cockpit table
 Clear PVC removable quarter lights
 Two sets of cockpit covers to completely enclose cockpit
 Large bimini sunshade with sidescreens to shade stern deck
 Cockpit cushions
 Secure point for attaching safety harness
 Helm and engine controls
 Control for Sillette Sonic outdrive leg
 Access to engine bay
 Two large lockers
 Removable cockpit sole with access to diesel fuel tank with cut-off lever and drain tap

Safety Equipment

 XM/bfa 4 person offshore life raft in valise (Serviced July 2012)
 Horseshoe life ring
 Firdell Blipper radar target enhancer on mast
 Two Whale diaphragm bilge pumps with inlets in engine bay
 Four dry-powder fire extinguishers
 Galley fire blanket
 Smoke detector
 Xantrex LPG detector and solenoid control
 Halon-type engine bay fire extinguisher
 All seacocks have emergency wooden plugs attached
 Webbing jackstays

Tender and Outboard

 2.6m Zodiac inflatable dinghy with rigid bottom boards and wooden thwart
 Fitted cover in Forest Green Sunbrella
 Lifting points for davits
 Tohatsu 3.5HP two-stroke outboard motor


General Remarks and Refits

In addition to regular and thorough maintenance, the following are just a few of the many improvements that we have made since owning Ondine:

 New standing rigging by Eurospars Plymouth 2005
 Custom made stainless steel stern arch with dinghy davits 2005
 New tri-radial cruising chute by Jeckells 2005
 Coachline and deckhouse professionally spray painted with Awlgrip 2005
 New solar panels 2005
 New Zodiac dinghy and Tohastu 3.5HP outboard 2005
 All new electronics including Raymarine ST60+, E120 MFD, S1G autopilot, ICOM DSC VHF, Garmin GPS, Xantrex battery charger 2007
 New Quick Antares 1012D 1000W electric anchor winch 2007
 All saloon windows replaced 2008 – 2011
 New Seastar hydraulic steering ram 2011
 All new PowerTec 12V 105Ah deep cycle AGM batteries 2011
 Four person Liferaft serviced July 2012