1984 Catalina 38

  • 38 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • San Diego, CA, US

Yacht price :

$34,900
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Overview

New to the Market 6/30/2021

This Catalina is a one owner beauty and shows pride of ownership throughout.

This Catalina 38 will not last long

 

 

 

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Catalina
Model:
38
Year:
1984
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
38 ft - 11.58 meter
LOA:
38 ft - 11.58 meter
Beam:
11 ft 8 in - 3.56 meter
Draft - max:
-
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
-

Engine

Make:
Universal
Model:
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
763
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
30 (Individual), 30 (combined)
Max Speed:
-

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
-
Total Berths:
-
Total Sleeps:
-
Total Heads:
1
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
-
Crew Berths:
-
Crew Sleeps:
-
Crew Heads:
-

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Descriptions

Additional Information

In 1978, Catalina Yachts was a young company with a Midas touch, enjoying brisk sales of its sailboats from 22 to 30 feet, all of them designed and built in house. And then company owner Frank Butler tried something different. He bought the mold for the Yankee 38, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and descended from a successful one-off IOR aluminum raceboat, from the bankrupt Yankee Boat Co. Butler saw this competitive racer as a flagship that would raise the profile of the Catalina fleet. He was right. In 1980, the Catalina 38 was selected for the prestigious Congressional Cup. The company went on to build 366 Catalina 38s over the next 14 years.

Butler made significant changes to the S&S design. He replaced the skeg-hung rudder with a balanced spade rudder and created a high-aspect-ratio rig with a taller mast and shorter boom. He redesigned the interior for weekender livability and the deck and trunk cabin to match Catalina aesthetics.

Other aspects of the dated racing design -- long overhangs, generous tumblehome and a pert little reverse transom -- give the Catalina 38 its pleasing lines. Butler's redesigned deck gives it a sleek, low profile but narrow side decks are a result of those changes. Passage from the cockpit to the foredeck can be tricky, especially if a wide dodger is fitted.

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, a limiting factor for some cruising sailors.

Boats designed to the IOR have a reputation for poor manners and instability downwind. But that reputation was earned under race conditions when boats were intentionally overpowered and driven hard. A cruising couple is unlikely to push any boat to the brink of broaching, and many find the IOR warhorses, including the Catalina 38, in fact make fine cruising boats.

Down below, the major interior components are incorporated into a molded hull liner. Teak trim and veneer are used for doors, drawer facings and bulkheads. In early models the cabin sole was fiberglass, but in later models it was covered with teak and holly veneer.

The keel-stepped mast abuts the bulkhead forward of the main saloon. Forward of the bulkhead are the head to port, lockers to starboard and the V-berth, which easily accommodates two adults.

A U-shaped dinette to port (that converts to a double berth) is the main feature in the saloon. Aft of the dinette is a snug U-shaped galley.

On the starboard side of the saloon is a long settee with stowage behind and beneath it. A nav station backs up to a quarter berth that extends under the cockpit.

Owners with cruising plans might find the tankage limiting, but they should avoid adding weight in the bow and stern of this fine-ended boat.

The Atomic 4 gasoline engine was fitted in very early boats but many have been replaced. The 24-horsepower Universal diesel in later ones reportedly lacks the power to push the boat at hull speed in moderate wind and chop. Engine access is adequate.

The Catalina 38 enjoys a loyal following, and owners praise its design, build quality and performance. Rare for boats of this vintage, the builder is still in business, and provides design and parts support. Asking prices range from $25,000 to $75,000, with older boats at the lower end of the bracket.



Additional Information

Engine:  Universal Diesel 3 cyl 24 hp

Maxprop 2 blade feathering propeller

Cruising speed:  6.5 KT  Max:  7 KT

100 amp alternator w 3 stage Altra regulator

Fresh water cooled

Racor fuel filter

 

 

2 house battery banks (2x golf cart batteries/bank)  + starter battery

Xantrex shore power charger - 20 amp 3 stage

 

Fuel Capacity:  35 Gal

Water Capacity:  36 Gal

6 Gal water heater - Electric/engine heating

Holding Tank:  20 Gal

 

Lofrans Windlass

30 lb Bruce Ancor - 100' 3/8" Chain + 200' rope rode

 

120% headsail

Stock mainsail

Schaffer roller furling on headsail

Cruising Gennaker w douser

Hydraulic backstay rebuilt 2011

Lazy jacks

Jiffy reefing on main

Sail control lines led aft 

 

Sunbrella dodger

C Cushion cockpit cushions w extra pieces

Cockpit shade for sitting at anchor

Cockpit canvas cover - keeps cockpit clean while slipped.

Canvas covers for all woodwork

 

Furuno Radar

Garmin GPS chartplotter

Simrad wheel autopilot w wired remote

Edson wheel steering

Manuals included for engine and electronics

 

 

Galley:

2 burner propane stove w oven

Isotherm 12v compressor refrigeration

 

 

Accommodations: Number of single berths: 2 Number of double berths: 2

Number of heads: 1

Upgraded upholstery

LED lights throughout



Additional Information

Brochures

NOTE: Below are specifications sent in by our members. Please keep in mind that our boats did change through the years and therefore the particular "specs" listed should be carefully verified on your own boat!

This is especially true regarding sail size with a furler!

L.O.A                                                 38′  2″

L.W.L.                                                30′  3″

Beam                                                  11′  10″

Draft         STD                                    6′  9″              SHOAL             4′  11″

Ballast      STD                                   6850 LBS       SHOAL              7650 LBS

Displacement  STD                            15,900 LBS     SHOAL             16,700 LBS

Displ/Length    STD                               257              SHOAL                269

SA/Displ          STD                               16.2             SHOAL                 15.6

Theoretical Hull Speed  -  7.4 knots

Sail Area, Rated (SQ. FT.)                                     P    44.00

Mainsail                    253                                    I     49.80

100% foretriangle     386                                    J     15.50

Total (100% fore)     639                                    E    11.50

Weight of Sail Cloth (Recommended)

Main                     7.75 oz

130% genoa         7.25 oz

150% genoa         7.25 oz

spinnaker   tri-radial       0.75 oz

1.5 oz

Ice Box Capacity                                          5.5 cu. ft.

Water Tank Capacity Std                             35 gal + 6 gal water heater = 41 gal

Holding Tank Capacity                                21 gal

Fuel Tank Capacity                                      35 gal

Est. Consumption    .75 gph

Distance From Waterline(DWL) To Masthead   56.0

Common Ratings:   PHRF     114       IOR    28.8 EST

Berths:     2 Doubles     2 Singles

Headroom Main Cabin        6'3″

Std. Engine - Universal model 30, 68 cu. in., 3 cylinder r.w. cooled,

2:1 reduction gear, std. propeller - 15″D x 13″P

2 blade, 1″ shaft

Theoretical Hull Speed - 7.5 knots

Std Pedestal Steering w/32″ diameter wheel

Ritchie Sp. 5 Compass, engine controls



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