With a new designer and a new look, the 370 punches Broom into the 21st century
The relaunch of the range has not just been about hotting up the interiors and obtaining better efficiencies in the build process. They have also had a useful look at what is included, with windlass, heating, electric toilets, basic electronics and even the cockpit teak – not
just the bathing platform and stair treads – getting on to the standard spec.
Inevitably, these costs filter through to the base boat price and when all the sums are done, the Broom still comes in at something of a premium when compared to other boats of a similar length. But then again not many 37ft cruisers can offer this much accommodation either.
It was perhaps inevitable that Broom – steeped in a century of family boat building – would have to change if it were to survive. But at the same time it was important not to drift too far from what the marque is respected for; its stalwart build, practical layout and cruising comforts, with all three factors just as high on the agenda when underway as alongside. The 370 still has all these vitally important assets, plus the modernising, interesting design tweaks that make it a boat – and a manufacturer – for the present day.