1978 Down East 38 Cutter For Sale

$33,500
Stock #055118 -
Sold
$33,500

Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Down East
Category:
Cruiser/Cruiser Sailboat
Model:
38 Cutter
Length (LOA):
38'
Beam:
11' 8"
Draft:
54"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
055118
Location:
Whittier, Alaska
Status:
Sold
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Sailboat Details
Downhaul:
Halyard Winches:
Lazy Jacks:
Main:
Main Sheet:
Reefing Mainsail:
Vang:
Rope
Sail Covers:
Main In Poor Shape
Genoa:
Alado Furled
Sheet Winches:
3
Blocks:
Boom:
Roller Furling Jib:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Original?
Mast:
Aluminium
Recently Sold — Heading to Wasilla, AK!

Located in Whittier, Alaska, this 38-foot used Down East 38 Cutter is a great cruising sailboat. Head out confidently onto the water with a 50hp Perkins 104 engine on board, in case you need help getting home. And with only 50 hours, you will have the peace of mind that comes with a Perkins in great condition. This Cruiser Sailboat comes with a dinghy, included in the price of the sailboat sale. The 38 Cutter has lots of space for your family and friends, and all your boating gear. This sailboat boasts an air conditioning unit and a fish finder for when you want to get a little fishing in. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own this good condition Down East sailboat!...Read more

1978 Down East 38 Cutter Cruiser Sailboat in Whittier, Alaska

Stock #055118

The Downeaster 38 was conceived by Bob Poole, a Maine sailor transplanted to the West Coast, as a "classic cruising yacht utilizing modern materials and technology where they belong while retaining the traditional features of the fine early cruising yachts of Down East." Himself experienced in fiberglass yacht construction as an executive of Columbia Yachts, Poole commissioned Henry Morschladt, a young California naval architect who specializes in cruising sailboats, to come up with a suitable design. The result is a straightforward, common-sense boat that will evoke a nostalgic twinge in those who remember what sailboats used to look like.

The Downeaster 38 is a larger boat than its overall length would indicate since the waterline length is 29 feet and the beam is nearly 12 feet. A ballast displacement ratio of 41 percent, together with the large beam, means that the 38 will stay on her feet despite the shoal draft of just under five feet. This girl is Cutter rigged.

The interior of the 38 is conventional in outline and well thought out in detail. The forward cabin sports a double berth. The starboard side of the main cabin has a pilot berth outboard of a settee and the port side can be arranged either in the same way or with a settee that converts to a double with a shelf over it. The galley has a double sink near the centerline, a desirable feature, and opposite is a fixed chart table and a quarter berth.

Construction specifications requested the laminate to Lloyd's requirements. Seacocks on all through-hull fittings below the waterline, a steel back-bone in the rudder, and so forth. Sand set in a polyurethane adhesive is used for nonskid deck surfaces in place of the customary molded patterns that are invariably slippery when wet. Mr. Poole clearly cares about his customers.

Wheel steering is standard, as are two independent batteries. Also standard came an emergency tiller, the grounding of the rigging for lightning protection, dorade ventilators, and grab rails in the interior.


The Perkins 50hp was fitted owner believes around. Current owner removed and rebuilt 2008-9 and now has under 50 hours.

Owner retiring from Cruising.

Included: Avon inflatable ( old but hold air)

Information On Condition

Owner states that he has never had any Osmosis problems but she needs a paint. The topsides are in good condition. The decks are crazed. Mast and boom was refurbished in 2010.At the same time all sails were refurbished ( cleaned, re-cut and sun-blocks added) and new Alado furling systems fitted to headsail and jib.

Below decks owner states that the timber work is in good condition. The upholstery is aged and in fair condition.

Port top shroud has a broken strand.

Maintenance records kept.

Approximate boat location: Whittier, Alaska

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Down East
Category:
Cruiser/Cruiser Sailboat
Model:
38 Cutter
Length (LOA):
38'
Stock #:
055118
Location:
Whittier, Alaska
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1978
Brand:
Perkins
Model:
104
Hours:
50
(Less than)
Size:
50 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
100 gals
Propeller:
3 Blade/bronze
Cruising Speed:
7 mph
Maximum Speed:
8 mph
Fuel Consump.:
1 gals/hour @ Cruise
Drive Make:
Velvet Drive
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Ballast:
Bottom Paint:
Bow Pulpit:
Cutlass Bearing:
Engine Alarms:
Fuel Filters:
Fuel Injected:
Hand Rails:
Heat Exchanger:
Keel:
Rudder:
Windlass:
Manual
Cooling System:
Fresh
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
38'
Beam:
11' 8"
Max. Draft:
54"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
19,500 lbs
Water Capacity:
100 gals
Waste Capacity:
30 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Compass:
Depth Sounder:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
Running Lights:
Stanchions:
VHF:
Fuel Gauge:
GPS:
Garmin
Fish Finder:
Garmin
Deck Features
Boarding Ladder:
Winch Handles:
Winches:
Mooring Lines:
Cockpit Seating:
With Pads
Spot Lights:
H/H
Camper Canvas W/screens:
Custom F/G Dodger
Dodger:
Custom
Fenders:
4
Anchor:
30ib Plough, 12ib L.H.
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Air Horn:
Bilge Pump:
Dock Lines:
Fenders:
Grab Rail:
Life Jackets:
Liferaft:
Avon
Fire Extinguisher:
4
ElectricalElec. Components
Engine Kill Switch:
Fuel Gauge:
Gauges:
Hour Meter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Shore Power (110v. AC:
Shore Power Cords:
Volt Meter:
12 V DC Outlets:
Alternator:
Battery Charger:
Battery:
X 4
Battery Switch:
Perko
Sails
Downhaul:
Halyard Winches:
Lazy Jacks:
Main:
Main Sheet:
Reefing Mainsail:
Vang:
Rope
Sail Covers:
Main In Poor Shape
Genoa:
Alado Furled
Sheet Winches:
3
Rigging
Blocks:
Boom:
Roller Furling Jib:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Original?
Mast:
Aluminium
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
7
# Cabins:
2
# Berths:
7
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Galley:
A/C:
Shore Power
Head:
New Marine
Sink:
Dual
Heat:
Diesel Furnace
Ice Box:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Full Keel
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