This Boat is Off Market

  • Sold
  • Sail / Sloop
  • Catalina / 38
  • 1983 / Used
  • 38'3" / 11'10"
  • 1983 Universal 5424
  • Diesel

Sloop 1983 Catalina 38

Off Market since Aug 2nd 2022

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Award-winner Catalina Yachts produced many stellar vessels over the years, and this Catalina 38 is no exception. Introduced in 1978, the race design of this Cat 38 was modified from the Sparkman Stephens Yankee 38 design.

Catalina built 365 of these beauties, a tribute to her performance capability. In a 2014 issue of Cruising World, Michael Robertson noted, "with its pedigree, it's no surprise that owners report the Catalina 38 sails to windward like it's on rails and also sails beautifully in light air. That superior upwind performance comes with a draft that approaches 7 feet."

This fin keel has 6,850 pounds of ballast and an internally-mounted spade rudder. The Masthead sloop sailplan has a mainsail area of 253 sq. ft. and a jib/genoa area of 385.95 sq. ft., for a total of 638.95 sq ft sail area. She has both a spinnaker and adjustable whisker pole and Lewmar sheet, halyard and reefing winches. Sail inventory is in average condition and includes a mainsail, 110% furling jib, Harken #2 roller furler, 120% furling jib, 3/4 oz. spinnaker, 1 1/2 oz. spinnaker, and a spare mainsail. The PHRF handicap is 116.

She's wheel-controlled in the roomy cockpit. All brightwork, winches and wheel/pedestal is canvas-covered and looks great. The deck also appears to be in great shape.

The cabin is very spacious with good headroom. The nav table is starboard and well-equipped galley is to port. A double berth is aft of the nav table. The double-sink and gimbled stove/oven combo is complimented by good counter and storage space. The U-shaped dinette converts to a double-berth, and the starboard seat is a single berth. The head is to port and beyond is the vee berth. The cabin is dry and has no odors.

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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.

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