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Seller's Description

Ticker is a turnkey race boat that was smartly designed to be comfortable cruising for a weekend. There are bench seats aft for guests to sit safely away from the flying elbows of mark roundings. And when it comes to grinding in the jib or gybing the spinnaker no other boat in this size range matches the winch platform for the primary winches like the Tripp 37.

Ticker features a high-aspect ratio sailplan, a fair hull shape, fin keel and a deep, balanced spade rudder with tiller steering. She has competed in the Newport to Bermuda race and is fully equpped for the Mackinac races. She rates 90 under MWPHRF and an All Purpose Handicap of 654.7 under ORC.

Ticker was built by Barrett Holby of Holby Marine in 1987 as hull No. 2 of 9 Tripp 37s. The Tripp 37 was designed by William Tripp III. Bill Tripp graduated from the University of Michigan school of naval architecture in 1976 and was hired by Doug Peterson. Mr. Tripp was chief designer in the 80s (at the height of the Doug Peterson firm’s success designing race boats). The Tripp 37 was one of Bill Tripp’s first designs after striking out on his own.

Equipment: Construction The Tripp 37 has a divinycell closed foam cored fiberglass deck and hull (with aluminum structural grid). It comes with a lead keel and deep fiberglass rudder with tiller steering. There is ample cockpit seating aft for guests.

Interior Tickers’s main cabin is all unfinished teak. Add three coats of varnish and it will look stunning. The main cabin is roomy and comfortable. It has full headroom, a modest-sized galley and a proper nav station. The main cabin has two settees with comfortable seating for four, two pilot berths, and a removable teak table. The galley has a two-burner Origo alcohol stove, icebox, and sink. The nav station comes with a B&G chart plotter mounted on swivel arm so it can be used on deck. Forward there is a V-berth, enclosed head with sink and marine toilet (new in 2020) with macerater pump (new in 2022) and holding tank. To keep weight out of the ends, remove the forepeak cushions and platform and the forepeak is completely empty. Aft there are two pipe cots and nothing else. In 2022 the floorboards were refinished, the cushions dry cleaned and three Hella cabin fans were installed.

Racing Sails Mainsail: Carbon Fiber/Twaron by Loong Sails new in 2020 with a Liteskin membrane for UV protection 152% genoa: Carbon Fiber/Twaron by Loong Sails new in 2020 also with a Liteskin membrane and cut to fit the Harken Mark IV roller furler Spare 152% genoa Kevlar No. 2 Kevlar No. 3 Challenge WarpDrive Kevlar No. 4 Windseeker .5 oz. spinnaker .75oz. spinnaker 1.5 oz. spinnaker .75 oz asymmetric

Cruising Sails Dacron cruising mainsail by Loong sails new in 2020 with Stack Pack Dacron 135% genoa by Loong sails also new in 2020

Electronics B&G Zeus2 9 GPS chartplotter on cockpit-visible swing-arm mount 4 B&G Triton2 color displays; B&G sensors: masthead wind speed/angle and tri-ducer (boatspeed, depth, and water temperature) new in 2020. Standard Horizon GX1850 VHF with remote RAM4 cockpit unit new in 2021 Em-trak AIS B954 class B transceiver networked to chartplotter; includes stealth switch new in 2022 Boss Bluetooth stereo with cabin and cockpit speakers new in 2022 Two batteries Running lights; masthead light; LED steaming and deck light new in 2021 interior cabin lighting, red cockpit and head LED courtesy lights new in 2022

Propulsion Yanmar three-stroke 3GM30F diesel engine with v-drive and folding prop. The engine underwent major service in 2022 replacing the pulley, belt, filters and exhaust hoses (partially replaced) There is a new spare starter still in box along with other spare parts.

Spars, Rigging & and Sail Handling Triple spreader, aluminum Hall Spars mast with continuous rod rigging Aluminum boom Hall QuikVang Aluminum spinnaker pole 8 Barient winches (4 self-tailing). Navtec hydraulic backstay 2:1 checkstays led to primary winches Main halyard new in 2022 Two spinnaker halyards, topping lift and foreguy Genoa halyard Addjustable jib leads Harken Mark IV genoa roller furler Stack pack for mainsail (new 2020, never installed). Mainsail cover (new 2022). Stainless steel lifelines (new 2022). Winch handles, genoa sheets, afterguys, spinnaker sheets and changing sheets.

Documentation Ticker is a USCG documented vessel. She was surveyed in Spring 2022. A copy of the survey is available upon request.



William H. Tripp, III
Holby Marine
# Built
FG w/ DC core


Length Overall
37 0 / 11.3 m
Waterline Length
29 9 / 9.1 m
11 9 / 3.6 m
6 9 / 2.1 m
11,300 lb / 5,126 kg
5,400 lb / 2,449 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
645′² / 59.9 m²
Total Sail Area
645′² / 59.9 m²
Sail Area
288′² / 26.7 m²
43 2 / 13.2 m
13 3 / 4.1 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
357′² / 33.2 m²
49 6 / 15.1 m
14 5 / 4.4 m
Forestay Length
51 7 / 15.7 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
30 gal / 114 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
65 gal / 246 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.8 kn
Classic: 7.32 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.82 knots
Classic formula: 7.32 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Rig dimensions from ORC cert. ‘FUSION’-

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