Statement 37 SUV

The 37 SUV's high-tech build provides a ride that's fast and smooth.

Statement 37 SUV

LOA: 36'8"
Beam: 10'0"
Draft (max): 2'6"
Displacement (approx.): 9,400 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 24 degrees
Fuel Capacity: 257 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

Statement 37 SUV

Statement Marine

This boat set a new Bermuda Challenge record last August: New York to Bermuda in 21 hours, 39 minutes. We tested it during pre-challenge trials and so were carrying 400 gallons of fuel, which is 150 gallons more than the standard tankage. We also had a battalion of Mercury engineers aboard dialing in the very first Mercury TDI diesel sterndrive package installed. Despite all that extra weight, the Statement 37 proved fast and nimble. It hit 51 mph and made soft going of four-foot whitecaps during our test. It flew level, landed with a smoosh and never felt skittish during turns. And, test-day ballast notwithstanding, it delivered better than 2 mpg.

The reasons for this performance? Vacuum-controlled dual turbochargers help Mercury’s TDI diesels sip fuel; construction is vacuum-bagged vinylester resin and biaxial cloth to maintain strength and stiffness while curbing weight; the hull sports a length-to-beam ratio of almost 4:1; and the stepped bottom boasts 24 degrees of transom deadrise.

There’s more. Statement installed a shock-mitigating deck aboard the 37 SUV. This rides on airbags, shock absorbers and load levelers, taking the bang, pow and slam out of whatever is left of the seas after the hull gets through with them, which after my tests, I can verify, isn’t much. The combination of a rock solid build, a refined hull design and the “one off” air-bag-assisted deck built for the Bermuda Challenge, is a combination that’s tough to beat. You can see a video of this deck in action by scanning the tag or visiting the link printed on this page.

Efficiency, speed and ease of handling at high speed all bode well for a boat dubbed “SUV.” But we also liked the amenities. Step into the console and discover a head with 6 feet 4 inches of headroom. It’s all fiberglass and so easy to keep clean. Remove a panel to service the electrical system. The single-level cockpit is as practical for fishing as it is for hosting the gang for an evening’s cruise. A semicustom builder, Statement will build and/or install a variety of seating, fishing and entertaining options to suit your style of boating. You just need to want to ride fast and soft.

Comparable model: Nor-Tech 390 Sport Open