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1978 Lien Hwa 37 Trawler

Long Beach, California


A Boat For All Reasons!

Are you a lifelong sailor just looking for something easier to handle? Then Check out this Boat!
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“Honey” is a classic Trawler will be sure to please with ease.
Continue to enjoy your passion to be at sea.

Notable Features

Non-skid Decks & Classic Touch of Teak

Large completely enclosed bridge ideal for entertaining

Garmin Electronics Dual Helms

Fore and aft Staterooms W Lots of Storage & Private Heads

A generous Salon and Galley w 360 View

300 hours on her Fuel Efficient Ford Lehman Diesel

New Aluminum Fuel Tanks

New Shafts

12KW Generator

Bow Thruster!

Have a young family that needs a boat more conducive to family life? Then this classic Trawler will appeal to young and old. With wide side decks and generous handrails she is perfect for kids or grandkids to safely enjoy dolphins swimming off her bow!

Exceptionally Well Maintained, Ready to go!


Basic Boat Info

Price: $67,900
Boat Name: Honey
Make: Lien Hwa
Model: 37 Trawler
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Lein Hwa
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 2715E 6.22 Liter
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1978
  • Engine Hours: 300
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 14
Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Trawlers


Lou Mencuccini
South Mountain Yachts


South Mountain Yachts
Monarch Beach, California, US, 92629

Deck & Cockpit

All the main teak decks have been replaced (2012) with all fiberglass and finished with non-skid which is in excellent condition. She is equipped with a wash down pump and spigot, a teak swim platform, window covers and seat covers for the fully enclosed fly-bridge. She has widow covers for all windows which are in excellent condition. Her Bimini top is also in excellent shape as is the isinglass. All of her brite work was redone within the last 6 months and is regularly redone every 6 months like clockwork! She is equipped with  a 12 volt electric windlass, anchor and, Line & Chain.

Helm & Electronics

The upper and lower helms are well organized, easy to understand and operate. The upper helm is fully enclosed, has great visibility and is equipped with Garmin GPSMAP 740s, Standard Horizon VHF, Com Nav Autopilot, and Sidepower Bow Thruster control making for easy docking and outstanding maneuverability.

GPSMAP 740 is a stand-alone touchscreen chartplotter that brings a new level of functionality to your vessel. Featuring a brilliant 7-inch (17.78 cm) display, GPSMAP 740 puts all the information you need right at your fingertips. GPSMAP 740 is preloaded with U.S. coastal maps. In addition, GPSMAP 740 accepts radar input and offers full NMEA 2000® connectivity for greater convenience when adding extra sensors. Although not included, a radome or open array from Garmin can easily be added. 



Forward cabin has a large V-berth that converts to a double bed with it’s own head with shower, a large hanging locker, plenty of storage and cabin door for complete privacy.

Main deck and to starboard is the lower helm with classic spoke wheel with comfortable dinette/settee to port.Large opening windows providing great views and  and cross breeze and virtually no water damages. Amidships to starboard is a custom tile countertop galley with salon doors both port and starboard. Aft is the master stateroom with door for complete privacy, a full-size bed and custom tiled enclosed shower stall and head. There is a custom vanity and plenty of drawers and hanging lockers. All interior and bridge upholstery are in like new condition and "Honey" is odor free!


Galley is Amidships

  • Double stainless steel sinks with outside view.
  • Hot and cold pressurized water.
  • Microwave oven, 4-burner propane stove and oven.
  • New refrigerator. Custom Tile Countertop

This is a very roomy and workable station with all the amenities.
Drawers and cabinets have been maximized with organizers providing ample storage.


  • 12KW Northern Lights Generator
  • 30 Amp Shore Power w 30' Power Cord.
  • Rewired with new main switches in 2012.
  • 1500 watt inverter.
  • Dytek battery charger.
R & R
  • Rebuilt Ford Lehman Diesel Engine 300 hours 
  • Rebuilt Transmission 300 hours
  • New Shaft
  • New Aluminum Fuel Tanks 2015

The Ford 2715E (commonly referred to as a member of the Dorset group of engines) was produced by Ford from October 1970 until September 1981. It is a 120 horsepower, 380 cubic inch, 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated, diesel engine. Some of these engines, like many of Fords diesel engines, were also fitted into tractors, rock crushers, harvesters, gensets, and other equipment by various manufactures around the world. Ford themselves never produced a marine version of this particular engine, however It became very popular, especially in Asian Trawlers, when marinized by Lehman and known as the Ford-Lehman 120. A true work horse!



Lien Hwa Boatyard was established in 1978 with substantial investments in modern facilities. Considering the high labor-intensive nature of the boat-building industry, Lien Hwa recruited and trained its own builders to nurture skills and ensure craftsmanship from the very beginning. OEM-business has been the major trend of Lien Hwa Boatyard during the past twenty years. The OEM partners included Blue Ocean ( Holland - power boats), Little Harbor ( U S - sail boats), Marine Trader ( U S - power boats)Trade Winds ( U S - power boats) and currently the Mckinna Yachts. Throughout the years, the experiences and craftsmanship accumulated through these OEM partnerships have become priceless assets to Lien Hwa.

"Honey" has been lovingly cared for by her current owners for the last 18years since purchasing her from the original owner!

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Contact South Mountain Yachts @ (310) 720-6999




South Mountain Yachts adds value with additional services.
We use a full time professional CPYB broker, use professional quality photos & brochures, FLIR Infrared photography, pre-inspects the vessel and videos the boat. We even offer "Underway Videos". 

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