This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $44,000  originally $47,000
  • Sail / Racers and Cruisers
  • C&c / 38 Mkiii Centerboard
  • 1987 / Used
  • 37' / 12'
  • 1987 YANMAR 3HM35F
  • 30 hp
  • 4400 hrs
  • Diesel
  • 3 Blade Propeller

Racers and Cruisers 1987 C&C 38 Mkiii Centerboard listed by Edwards Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $44,000
  • Powered by single Yanmar 3HM35F / 30 hp / 4400 hrs
  • Off Market / since Mar 19th 2020

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This CC has performed for her owners as expected of the CC 38 MKIII Centerboard model, providing years of enjoyable cruising and periods of exhilarating racing excitement.

She has been very well maintained and upgraded and does not show the wear of a hard core racing machine.

Now in their later retirement years, the owners are moving on to other adventures.

If you are searching for a fast, comfortable cruising boat, Shearwater is it !

If you are looking for a fast, well equipped racing boat, here she is !


PRICE REDUCED TO $44,000 ON 10/31/2019

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Centerboard

LOA: 37 ft 5 in
Beam: 12 ft 9 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Displacement: 15730 lbs
Ballast: 7700 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Total Power: 30 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Year Built: 1987
Engine Model: 3HM35F
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 4400
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 30 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (60 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (20 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (12 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V


The CC 38 MKIII is a molded fiberglass, cored hull and deck with molded non skid. It has an inner pan and overhead liners. Teak veneer bulkheads are taped to the hull. The deck joint is through bolted to the hull with aluminum toe rails and teak trim. The under-body has a lead, bolt on ballast keel / centerboard configuration with a fiberglass centerboard and balanced fiberglass rudder.


The deck layout provides for a traditional raised deckhouse with a self bailing aft-cockpit. There are three deck hatches and the companionway hatch.

The main-sheet traveler is on the cockpit bridge for ease of access.

Shearwater has been lovingly maintained and sailed.for both cruising and racing.

She has cruised from Florida to Maine and Belize as well as many times to the Bahamas and Exhumas as well as up and down the Florida west coast.

She has competed in Abaco Raceweek, raced to Isla Mujeres and has successfully competed in events on Sarasota Bay.

Design :1985

Built ; 1987 This was the first year CC used vinyl ester resin instead of polyester to nearly eliminate the blister issue in the hulls

Commissioned 1988


Large V-Berth forward with ample storage; head just aft to port with door opening to passageway,;hanging locker opposite; salon includes settees port and starboard with a pilot berth on starboard; water tanks under settees and storage cabinets outboard ; forward facing nav station to port opposite the galley; comfortable quarter berth aft of the nav station.

Centerline drop leaf table .

Interior teak in good condition ; recently cleaned and lightly oiled ;very clean boat

Sunbrella interior cushions in good condition

Teak cabin sole replaced in 2008


12V and 120 V breaker panels

30A Shore power

12v system

30A cord; 50 cable new 2015

25 cable with inter-connectors

Battery Charger Xantrex 2, 40 amp charger new 5/2012

House batteries Two 6 volt New 2018

Starting battery One 12 volt New 2016

120 V AC and engine driven hot water heater; 6 gallons


Raytheon ST60 Depth

Stowe Wind speed direction

Raytheon Speed

Autohelm 6000, linear drive autopilot

Aqua Meter 5 compass

Standard Horizon Explorer VHF GX 1600

Garman chart plotter ; new 2017

AIS ( Automatic Identification System) Receiver

Sony AMFM radio / disk player

Cockpit speakers


16,000 BTU Air conditioner; reverse cycle for heat

Automatic bilge pump

Stern mounted gas grill

Destroyer wheel w/ elk hide covering

Edson steering: cable chain, idler mounting plate with sheaves, pedestal rebuilt, throttle cables , 2017



All sails have been recut, repaired or altered as appropriate 5/2019

Genoa, Kevlar/Mylar #155, light air, 155%

Genoa, Dacron 135%, roller furling

Dacron #3, 120%

Dacron #4 storm jib 100%

Carbon laminate racing main, 2003; used five times

Dacron full batten cruising main

Spinnaker .75 oz1996

Light air asymmetrical reacher w/ furling turtle;2014; used twice

Lazy Cradle mainsail cover Lazy Jacks 2015


Navtek Rod rigging

Refit in 2008 Aluminum main mast and boom unstepped, refurbished and painted

Restepped w/ new turnbuckles

Double purchase installed in the in-boom outhaul lines

In boom system for lines for 1st 2nd reef

Windward sheeting

Boom double jiffy reefing system 2nd reefs

Triple aluminum spreaders

Hydraulic backstay adjuster ; refitted 2019

Harken two speed mainsheet system with windward sheeting

Mainsheet block replaced in 2015

Rigid Boom vang

Harken roller furling

Inboard turning block track

Inboard / outboard genoa tracks

Spinnaker gear

Spinnaker pole

Whisker pole

Running rigging good condition

Lines led aft

Control lines led aft to cabintop Spinlock rope clutches

Lazy Jacks


42 inch destroyer wheel

Emergency tiller

Cockpit table mounted an pedestal

Cockpit cushions

Storage lockers under settees port starboard

Engine control panel

Shore power connections

Fresh water shower

Companionway with cover

Dodger ( stored unused since 1991)

Built in Manual bilge pump



Barient Winches

44 lb. Claw anchor

Fortress FX-16 anchor

Anchor roller

Chain rope rode

LED Nav lights

Three overhead hatches

Lifelines w/gates and SS stanchions

Stern boarding ladder w/ teak steps

Hatch companionway screens

Dock lines and fenders

Boat hooks (2)

Stern mounted grill

Cockpit cushions



Keel centerboard : This is a great advantage when sailing this boat in shallow waters, as in Florida, Bahamas and the Keys. Board down improves performance in open waters.

Dynema 5/16 cable 9/2008

Centerboard sheave box replaced using Garalite - epoxied in place; centerboard overhauled 2/2014

Draft: 411 UP

7 8 DOWN

Bottom : Painted 11/2017 Sea Hawk Cue Coat

Cleaned monthly

Minor toe rail damage repaired

Blister history NONE

White gelcoat in good condition

Propane storage compartment


The galley is to starboard

Seaward Hillerange threeburner propane stove and oven w/ solenoid

Double stainless steel sinks forward

Hot cold pressure water

Manual freshwater foot pump

Nova Kool refrigeration system; makes ice

Top loading refrigerator and freezer units

Sea water foot pump

Plenty of storage

Galley dishes and cutlery

Opening port over stove


Manual marine head ; new holding tank installed November 2019

Sink w/hot cold pressure water



Storage cabinets

Handheld shower head

Teak grate over pan w/ electric overboard discharge shower sump

Door opens to passageway


Self stacking mainsail cover

Cockpit bimini

Dodger ( in storage)

Boom mounted deck shade cover

Companionway cover

Winch covers

Hatch covers

Bright work covers

Compass cover


Yanmar: 3HMF SN 02964


Fresh water cooled

Transmission: reduction / reversing gear

Raw water cooling pump; replaced in 2017

Dripless shaft seal and new propeller shaft in 2008

New exhaust elbow, riser manifold and joint and mixing elbow; 3/2011


Two fire extinguishers

Life jackets

EPIRB; battery registration current

MOB light

12V searchlight ; 3500 candle power w/ 12 volt extension cord

Stern mounted horseshoe bouy


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.