37VT08 Lady
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HIN: HAO370081283 more photos
Hull Laid: December 1983
Yard: Hai O Yachts, Taiwan
Bill Rothert and Macy Galbreath (2015)
Going Through Deception Pass (2016)

Owner History

Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port, WA
Bill Rothert and Macy Galbreath Oct. 2000 Lady Port Ludlow, WA
Frank Jones 2000 Oct. 2000 Lady Shelton, WA
Roger and Carol Jarman 1996 2000 Lady Sequim, WA
Tom and Katherine Hampton July 1995 1996 Emerald Isle* Bellevue, WA
Mark Peterson August 1990 July 1995 Lady Kemah, TX
  • NOTE: Lady was salvaged when her top was taken off while moving her from Texas to Seattle. It is believed that Hampton's named her Emerald Isle and changed the name with the Coast Guard but never changed the name on the boat. When they purchased hull 46 to replace her, they named her Emerald Isle. When Lady was sold and rebuilt, the name Lady stayed with her.


  • Straight salon settee
  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Engine access through stateroom steps (owner added 2007)
  • Leveling insert for top of stateroom steps (added 2015)
  • Access door under settee (added 2007)
  • Stateroom has a double bench to starboard
  • Windows (rebedded 2015)
  • Windows changed to 3/8 laminated one-piece, non-opening for aft, center port and stbd, and aft pilothouse (2015)
  • Bali window shades (new 2016)


  • Refrigerator - 12V compressor, cold plate system (changed to air-cooled 2015)
  • Countertops - laminate (replaced 2015)
  • Galley's locker converted to shelved storage (2001)
  • Hatch added in counter (2015)
  • Kenmore Elite Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Moen 7294 spot resistant stainless galley faucet (2015)

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 6BT turbocharged diesel engine, 210 HP (repower in '97?)


  • Set-up to be a 12 Volt boat with no generator
  • 40 amp West Marine Battery Charger (new 2000)
  • 2KW Zantrex



  • Custom boarding door on port side through the bulwark (see Tuggers, Spring 2006)
  • New hull paint Spring 2013

2008/2009 Improvements as reported at Tug Talk Bremerton

  • Two years ago Lady experimented on the bright work by putting down a System 5 epoxy base and covering that with West Marine Wood Pro Plus. The results were disappointing as the Wood Pro failed during the first winter and the epoxy thereafter. This year, with much difficulty the wood was sanded bare and then covered with 3 coats of Cetol Natural Teak finish and two coats of Cetol Gloss. The inside of the doors were finished in a like manner. Cetol's Natural Teak matches the pilot house's finish well.
  • Replaced the manual saltwater head with a Tecma Easyfit low profile toilet ($800). It's electric, quiet, uses fresh water, uses very little water, and smells much better. The standard profile toilet would have been too tall because of the little platform the head sits on.

Original Purchase Information1

Date Ordered Buyer Hull Laid Hai O's Cost to Build2 Shipping Cost from Taiwan Date Shipped Date Arrived in US Closing Sale Date Misc. Expenses3 Admiralty Ltd. Profit Approximate Delivered Price4
unknown Brightstar Yacht 12/83 $53,950.00 $10,134.84 3/8/1984 unknown 4/17/1984 $2,041.73 $6,908.27 $73,518.79

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