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1975 DOWNEAST YACHTS 38 Cutter

$39,750 USD

  • $39,750 USD
  • Chris Or Pete Chrones
  • Available
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1975
  • 38 Cutter
  • Alameda, California, US
  • Sail
  • 38ft / 11.58 m
  • 1110ft / 338.33 m
  • 1
  • Volvo 3-cyl.
  • Md 2003t
  • Inboard
  • 200
  • Diesel
  • 2015-04-30
  • 2015-10-17
  • 1843081

The Downeast 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. According to The Proper Yacht, 2nd edition, the result was a straightforward common-sense boat that will evoke a nostalgic twinge in those who remember what sailboats used to look like. Well maintained, this particular second owner vessel has a warm, roomy, inviting interior, a Volvo diesel installed in 1992 with low hours, and will serve as a solid family cruising boat or a comfortable liveaboard.  Extensive exterior cosmetic improvements 2014, also new running rigging, new batteries, starter, and wiring. This clean boar shows very well. Note that a slip in Fortman Marina is available.

The owner wants to sell! Reasonable offers will be seriously considered!


traditional design with modern accommodations

attractive appearance

practical layout

U-shaped galley to port


nav station to starboard

convertible settee with table to port

settee to starboard

head with shower to port

hanging locker and storage to starboard

double V-berth in forward cabin

teak/laminate interior

teak and holly sole

cushions in very good shape

lots of storage



double s/s sink

two ice boxes

three-burner LPG stove w/oven

ample storage



AC/DC systems

90% of the wiring re-done 2014

Three house batteries and starter, new 2014

Pro Mariner battery charger

interior and navigation lights

lamps, new 2014



5” binnacle compass

Standard Horizon VHF

Garmin GPS Map 172-Magellan

Signet knotmeter

Signet wind speed/direction

Signet fathometer

5” brass clock/barometer

Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo

Zenith TV/VCR



solid hull

ballast/displacement ration of 41% for a stiff boat

large cockpit


wheel steering

bronze through hull fittings

40# CQR anchor with rode and s/s anchor roller

canvas dodger



cutter rig

aluminum spars

s/s standing rigging

all running rigging new 2014

Harking roller furling system

mainsail and two jibs



USCG approved safety gear

automatic and manual bilge pumps

diesel bulkhead heater


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.

For Sale By Pacific Yachts

413 Lake Avenue
Santa Cruz, California, 95062