12-8-2017 PRICE REDUCED TO $44,900. Motivated seller, please bring offers!
New to the market, this Down East 38 cutter is a spacious and capable cruiser! Well equipped and rigged for cruising, this boat is ready to take you over that far blue horizon!
All exterior teak stripped and revarnished in August 2017!!
This DownEaster 38 is a solid and attractive cruiser. As a moderate-displacement full-keeled cutter, she has the strength and versatility to take you wherever you want to go. Her sail inventory is extensive, including two Jibs (Yankee & Standard), Genoa 150, two alternately sized Staysails, an Asymmetric Spinnaker with its dousing chute and a Drifter-Reacher. All extra sails are bagged, labeled and reported to be in good shape.
All canvas on the boat is new and shows very well, including sail covers, hatch covers, bimini and dodger.
Ground tackle consists of a CQR with heavy chain as a primary anchor, backed up by a Danforth-type anchor on chain/rode. There is a heavily-built Lofrans horizontal electric windlass to facilitate easy anchoring.
Shrouds and chainplates are pushed to the outer extremes of the side decks, giving plenty of room for crew to move forward and aft, whether under way or at anchor. The rig has been professionally tuned, and all running rigging was replaced in 2014.
The helm station and cockpit are comfortable and roomy, with easy access to engine controls, autopilot and other electronics. There is copious storage aft of the helm in two lazarettes, as well as a vented propane bottle locker.
Aft of the cockpit, there is an Achilles rigid-inflatable dinghy mounted on stainless steel davits. The lightweight 3.3hp Mercury outboard is mounted on a bracket affixed to the stern rail.
Down below, this vessel is comfortably appointed with multiple seating areas and bunks for guests and crew. In the galley, there is a double-basin stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. Cooking is done on a gimballed, two-burner LPG stove and oven. There is also a microwave. Refrigeration is by Adler-Barbour, and an Engle freezer. Multiple drawers, shelves and cubbies provide good stowage for cooking gear, food and utensils.
In the main salon, there is a drop-leaf table between two straight settees. The port sette back lifts up and locks into position, creating bunk beds when extra sleeping space is needed. At the head of the starboard sette is a flatscreen television and the controls/thermostat for the reverse-cycle heating and airconditioning. At the foot of the starboard settee is the nav station and breaker panel. The top of the chart table lifts up to provide access to charts and navigating tools. Aft of the nav station is a single pilot berth.
Forward of the salon and to port is the boat's head. There is a manual marine head, and vanity/sink basin. The faucet from the sink extends to become a hand-held shower head. There is a retractable shower curtain and a teak grate on the floor above the shower sump.
Forward of the head is the Vee-berth, which is very spacious for a boat this size. There is a louvered door for privacy, and plenty of drawers and lockers. At the foot of the berth is a door which gives access to the anchor locker. Overhead is an opening hatch with a lexan cover providing good natural light.
The engine is a Perkins 4108. There are approximately 1500 hours on the engine, 500 of which came after a major overhaul in 2008. This vessel is also equipped with a Mastervolt 3.5KW diesel generator. The battery bank consists of seven (7) AGM batteries, all of which were new in 2014. Also new in 2014 were the cutless bearing, running rigging, alternator, voltage regulator, tachometer, water heater and exterior rub-rails. The hull was also professionally buffed and waxed at that time, and exterior teak was stripped and re-varnished. The boat was hauled out and received new antifouling bottom paint in 2015. The head, galley and deck washdown were all re-plumbed in 2007.