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Broom Ocean 37 "BIJOU" FULL Restoration


The Ocean 37 range was first introduced in 1969 and this model, designed by John Bennett, is from 1972. The range has some fantastic qualities; wide decks, full aft cockpit canopy, modern galley and easily enough space to sleep 6. With spacious living and modern commodities, you can see why this cruiser makes a popular choice as a live-aboard in London for commuters looking for somewhere close to the city.

This Broom Ocean 37, previously named Bijou, has been restored to a high quality using modern techniques like vinyl wrapping, flexi teek and random oak flooring, whilst at the same time, keeping the traditional feel. The restoration project began in summer 2014 and took around 8 months to complete. As part of the process, the owner asked for a rare name change to reflect her transition. The new name, Ocean’s Return is a testament to her return to her former glory. She has spent a lot of time in France with the current owner’s father and is now available via our own brokerage.

Works Carried Out

•   Removal of Original D Section fendering and replaced with aluminium with rubber insert.
•   Strip all external timber works, apply new coats of varnish.
•   Refurbish teak mast head and varnish.
•   Fabricate new teak toe rails varnish and fit to vessel.
•   Prepare slide flashings and wrap in Gun metal grey vinyl
•   Prepare freeboard and wrap in matt white vinyl.
•   Fit injection moulded Ocean 37 logos.
•   Machine polish and wax hull, transom, superstructure.
•   Paint decks with Grey deck paint
•   Remove and refurbish davits. Fabricate new stainless davit bases and fit.
•   Prepare underside of water line and apply two coats of antifouling.
•   Refurbish original spot light
•   Fiberglass repairs around vessel.
•   Carry out checks on all stern gear and anodes. Burnish and prepare.
•   Fabricate and weld into position in place of cables aft deck rails combining a single flag staff.
•   Install holding ring for bathing platform ladder.
•   Refurbish bathing platform stainless and teak sections.
•   Carry out full service on both engines. Clean out bilges check all systems and pumps.
•   Install new Webasto 5kw heating system with thermos duct.
•   Fit new smart battery charger
•   Change batteries
•   Install new Fisher Panda 4000s generator
•   Carry out BSS test and issue certificate.
•   Service both Morse controls and adjust cables.
•   Anchor winch serviced and painted.
•   Complete Galley re fit including new worksurface, sinks, mixer taps and hob with microwave.
•   New random oak galley floor
•   Carpet throughout
•   Saloon upholstery and curtains throughout.
•   Varnish works throughout vessel.
•   Fit new lower helm seat
•   Install flexiteek in cockpit area.
•   Fabricate upholstery for cockpit and refurbish helm seat
•   Fabricate bespoke canopy with stainless frame.
•   Install new dodgers
•   Fit Raymarine chart plotter at the helm.
•   Install new TV with digital antenna and cable
•   Refurbish upper dash area and all gauges.
•   Service both toilets
•   Re-seal outside edge of all windows.
•   Polish all stainless handrails.
•   Fabricate and fit new exhausts.
•   New cockpit storage solution installed.
•   All systems pumps, ac and dc circuits checked.
•   New fenders and lanyards


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