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1989 38 (ft.) Blackfin Combi

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General Information

Listing# 13228

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Sport Fisherman
38 (ft.)
Fuel Type

General Details

  The very popular 38 Combi is a no-nonsense fishing boat. With her over-built solid fiberglass hull and 18-degree deadrise, she is meant to go crashing around in big seas when most others stay home. She features state-of-the-art electronics, all the right fishing goodies, plus a huge 120 square-foot cockpit. Recent rebuilds on her reliable & fuel-efficient 6-71s sweeten the pot. While she is a striking boat in her own right, her grey hull/red accent striping and red coaming paddings are truly eye-catching. Attractively priced for a quick sale. Easy to see and Highly Recommended.

Additional Equipment


Builder: Blackfin Designer: Charlie Jannace


LOA: 38' Beam: 14'5" Displacement: 35000 lbs.
Draft: 3'9"


Engine(s): Detroit Diesel Engine(s) HP: 485 hp Engine Model: 6-71 TI
Cruising Speed: 20+ kts Max Speed: 27 kts


Fuel: 440 gal. Water: 100gal.

Vessel Walkthrough
Sleeps 4, double berth (vee with filler) forward with settee and storage below. Directly aft is galley to port followed by enclosed head/shower. Across is convertible dinette with storage above and below. Cabin has teak and holly sole, teak trim and abundant storage throughout. Up 5 steps to helm area with L-shaped lounge seat to port with helm area across. Additional storage under lounge and helm seats. Helm/bridge area steps down to large cockpit.

The galley is to port; four lockers and five drawers provide ample storage. Even without the overhead light and the freestanding adjacent lamp, there is enough natural light to see what you're doing. The stainless steel sink is oversized for large pots & frypans, the Norcold freezer-reefer is big enough for weekends, and the two-burner Ceran cooktop plus Princess microwave oven will do breakfast and light-duty dinners. No worries over spills as the sole here is teak & holly as throughout the rest of the belowdecks areas.

Bridge deck and helm station
Very notable are the red vinyl w/ white piping cushions for the L-shaped settee, starboard bench, and helm seating; all have ample storage beneath. The sole is teak and there is a hatch in the middle to access the engine room. This area is enclosed with Eisenglass and there is a dedicated air conditioning system for a rainy summer day. The main electrical distribution panels are behind the smoked plexi doors to the left of the companionway. The top is vinyl over pipe framing with good headroom for tall people. There are two gun-slit windshield openings for fresh air, plus there are numerous U-zips in the Eisenglass panels as well.

The helm station offers a largish seat for one with a footrest, useful in a seaway. The wheel, clutches & throttles, switches & gauges all fall easily to hand.
  • Panish clutches/throttles are ball bearing-lined cables--the best you could buy in the '80s.
  • VDO gauges: oil pressure, water temp, gear temps, volts, fuel--again, the best quality.
  • Pyrometers: early warning systems when the mains run too hot.
  • Flo-Scans: fuel management at its finest.
  • Trolling valve controls.
  • Emergency stops
  • Beer can holder: vital.

Helm Station Electronics & Navigation

  • 15" Northstar 6000I plotter on bridge
  • 10" Northstar 6000I in tower
  • 10 Kw 6' open array HD radar Northstar 2010
  • Northstar 491 sounder
  • Airmar M260 transducer
  • temperature through hull sender
  • Furuno 500 auto pilot(with auto fishing modes)
  • VHF radios including ICOM M127
  • ACR spotlight
  • KVH satellite phone
  • JVC stereo with Pyle speakers

The raised marlin tower has a buggy top. This being a Fishing Boat, there are twelve tower-mounted rod holders, twelve cockpit gunwale-mounted rod holders, and twenty rod racks mounted in the overhead of the vee berth area.
  • Rupp 2X outriggers
  • Lewmar Profish 1000 freefall (chain) windlass 2010 on FRP pulpit
  • custom SS anchor
  • 6 electric deep drop reel outlets
  • bait freezer
  • Built in live well pump and piping
  • 2 Todd sport fishing chairs in cockpit
  • Tackle centers with bait prep station
  • Washdowns P & S
  • Freshwater inlet
  • 6 man Avon life raft
  • Large fish box
  • Full bridge enclosure
  • Teak cockpit and bridge soles
  • Transom door &
  • Cockpit spreader lights
  • Bomar bow hatch
  • Cockpit tonneau cover

Electrical System

  • Isolation transformer
  • 50 amp 240 V shore power
  • 8 KW Westerbeke generator (new electrical end 2010);2147 hours 1/1/11

Mechanical Systems
Unlike many express-type fishing boats, this Blackfin has an engine room/machinery space that has not been ravaged by saltwater and thus is free of rust.
  • Flowscan digital tachs and fuel management system
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Trolling valves on twin disc gears
  • Halon fire protection system
  • (2) 671 TIB 485HP diesels rebuilt 2010 with all new heads J6 inconel valves with stellite seats
  • Glendenning engine synchronizer
  • Walker air seps
  • Oil change system
  • 3 blade Nibral props (with spare set)
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • 12,000 BTU heat/ac cabin, 14,000 BTU heat/ac on bridge
  • Raritan Crown head
  • Raritan Lectra-San waste treatment system
  • Norcold cabin refrigerator freezer
  • Princess 2 burner stove
  • 20 gal hot water heater 2010

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.