38' / 11.58m

United States
1984 Benford Tug
Flag of Registry: United States
Fiberglass Hull
Vessel ID# 2783647
$194,900 USD
€183,963 Euros
CA$267,724 CAD
£160,490 GBP

Trilogy is a 38 Pilothouse Tug Cruiser designed by Jay Benford and built by Cape-Bay Shipbuilders. The previous owners maintained her meticulously for over 19 years. She boasts a charming design with an interior that is very attractively finished in varnished hardwoods.

Her layout is ideal for a couple to live aboard or family looking to do an extended cruise. She is a stable, seaworthy and reliable vessel, with a quiet engine that brings her respectfully into intimate anchorages. The 8kw generator, windlass, wind turbine, heat and AC, large capacity fuel and water tanks, add to overall self-sufficiency.

Her current owner holds a 200 Tons Masters license and is a Certified Diesel Mechanic. He has gone through the entire vessel adding upgrades and modifications. He has added 3 new 100 watt Renogy Solar panels with Controller, new Batteries, new Aft Hatch Dodger and a new Aft Deck Bimini. He also modified the Main Saloon floor to incorporate an Engine Room Hatch for greater engine access and New motor mounts. These modifications and upgrades add to Trilogy's overall self-sufficiency for living or cruising.

Trilogy will be available for showing in Port Washington, NY until mid-October. She will then be in Norfolk, VA for a couple of weeks in route to her final winter destination Palm Beach, Fla. Call for an appointment to tour this completely unique vessel.

Data Sheet
LOA 38' (11.58 meters)
Type power
Year 1984
Beam 14'
Draft Max 4'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 104843
Engine Make Westerbeke
Engine Model W100
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 100.00
Full Details



  • Cabin AC/Heat
  • Hot - Cold Water System
  • Vacuflush Head - Full Shower
  • Full Galley - Double s/s Sink
  • Norcold Refrigerator & Freezer
  • GE Microwave
  • Origo 3000 Alcohol Stove
  • Master Cabin Aft - Double
  • Forward Cabin - Double
  • Wheelhouse -Dining Area and convertible to Double

Trilogy’s interior is paneled throughout with teak, ash and cedar, which creates a warm atmosphere. Two private double cabins with cedar-lined lockers and dresser drawers. There is generous additional storage spaces below fore and aft bunks for non-perishable provisions and amenities contribute to Trilogy's overall self-sufficiency for living onboard. The adjustable wheelhouse salon table converts to a double berth if needed.

The galley is fully equipped and spacious with ample counter space and storage. The overhead hatches as well as the large round port light enhance the natural light and ventilation for preparing meals.

The head, with full shower, is centrally located for easy access from fore and aft cabins and galley.

The numerous hatches combined with the large portholes keep all areas below deck cool, ventilated and well-lit in summer.

Navigational Equipment

  • Furuno Navnet VX2
  • Furuno Radar
  • Autohelm 6000 Autopilot
  • ICOM IC-M407 & 502 VHF Radios
  • ICOM MA-500 TR AIS
  • Datamarine Dart Depth/Speed/Log
  • Datamarine Wind Indicator
  • Danforth Constellation Compass
  • Multiple Air Horns and Whistle
  • Navigational and Safety Lighting, Including Towing


  • Maxwell 1500 Electric Windlass Anchor - Chain - Nylon Rode
  • Bow Thruster
  • Full Rudder - 3 Blade Prop 27/21
  • Fire Hose and Pump
  • Fully Functional Towing Bitt
  • Heavy Duty Rub Rail
  • Port and Starboard Swim ladder access
  • Aft Deck Boom Lift
  • Propane Outboard Grill
  • Aft Deck Wash Down Shower
  • Aft Deck Raw Water Faucet
  • Aft deck Lazarette Storage
  • Forward Deck Fresh and Raw Water Faucets
  • Multiple Hawse Pipes and Cleats

Electrical Systems

AC Power:

Two 30AMP Receptacles with two panels

  • AC Amp and Voltage Meters
  • Battery Charger - Professional Mariner Pro 40


  • Westerbeke 8KW Diesel Generator
  • Coleman 400 watt Wind Generator

DC Power:

  • 3 12v 120 amp Deep Cycle House Batteries: New
  • 800 Cranking Amp Generator Battery: New
  • 1 Group 31 Start Battery
  • Cobra CPI 45 Inverter

Solar Power

  • 3 100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels with Controller: New

Recent Upgrades

New 2021 Upgrades:

  • 3 new 120amp 12volt batteries deep cycle batteries
  • New Main engine Starting Battery
  • New Generator Starting Battery
  • 3 new 100 watt Renorgy solar panels with controller
  • New engine room hatch
  • New dodger for aft hatch
  • New Bimini covering veranda
  • 2 New motor mounts on main engine


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 more information about this vessel, please contact Jim Colletti.
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Jim Colletti

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86 Orchard Beach Blvd.
Port Washington New York 11050 United States
Office: 917-620-5955
Fax: 1-860-399-4379

Jim has been passionate about the boating world his whole life. He started working with boats at the age of fifteen as a dock boy for a marina in Babylon on the south shore of Long Island. By sixteen he was performing all types of maintenance and repairs on predominately wooden vessels. When he turned nineteen he worked at Jakobson Ship Yard in Oyster Bay and became involved in the manufacture and repair of tugs, ferries, fireboats, bay tankers, and yachts.

In the mid-70s his love of sailing led him to a position in the world of fiberglass yacht building at Wright Allied in Catskill, NY. He was responsible for the design and installation of all operating systems on Seawinds, Princesses, and the S&S-designed Mark XL 42s. Next, Jim became Service Manager for Sailing Yachts, which were a C&C and Pearson dealer servicing Lake George and Lake Champlain. He also managed one of the first Ron Ball C&C 40s, Coyote, as a chartered race yacht.

Jim missed the saltwater and returned to Long Island in the 1980s. He was Yard Manager at Seaford Marine commissioning Chris Craft and Cruiser yachts, subsequently becoming Manager of Operations at North Shore Yacht Sales in Northport where he sold new Hunter, Islander, CS, and brokerage sailboats, as well as Boston Whalers. In the late 80s, he left the marine industry to become a National Sales Manager in the commercial laundry and dry-cleaning industry. His new position afforded him the time to pursue his passion for offshore sailboat racing. Jim has an impressive sailing resume encompassing almost 100,000 nautical miles. He has owned numerous boats power and sail, wood, and fiberglass.

Most recently he was a Yacht Broker at Willis Marine Center in Huntington, NY, and he has now joined the Brewer Yacht Sales team. "I look forward to sharing my passion and comprehensive yachting experience to help clients fulfill their boating lifestyle dreams." --Jim Colletti