The Nauticat 38' was the natural ,"next," model, for Finnish Boatbuilder Penti Siltala after introducing the Nauticat 33' in 1966. The Nauticat 38' has been offered and built for 40 year and were you below decks on the first hulls you would be greatly surprised by the appreciably different feel and improvement of what was a great boat to begin with. If you have been on older nauticats, you need to see this one. She is in exceptionally good condition; she will not disappoint .. There has been continual updating and replacing of equipment and electronics, addition of same and improvements to the original as delivered from Nauticat. These, in most cases, are hard improvements and upgrades and additions, as opposed to routine maintenance, costing in the aggregate over $130,000. beyond the purchase price. This Nauticat 38 has greatly benefitted from the stewardship.of the original and second owner.
Whether you are looking for a vessel for extended cruising, seasonal liveaboard or island hopping, you will be challenged to find another sailboat of this size as will suited to the task.
She is a cynosure in any harbor and sure to please you every time your eye rests on her.
This Nauticat 38' is a great example of the warm teak interior and fit and finish which is the hallmark of the Nauticat pedigree and high- end Finnish boatbuilding. There are teak & holly soles throughout and the teak interior is satin-finish varnish with a new boat look. There are curtains throughout
This is an extraordinarily evolved Nauticat 38' tracing its lineage back to the 1970s. The interior is well- proportioned, well-ventilated and light and airy. She significantly differs in arrangement from her sisterships built from the 70's into the early 90s with a partial bulkhead at the forward end of the Starboard side converting pilothouse settee. This allows a wash of natural light all through the galley and a feeling of openess enabling communication and sightlines between the cook and those in the pilothouse.
The galley (separate detail)is fully athwart the station forward and down a level from the Pilothouse.
All the way forward is the Guest cabin with a double berth arranged to Starboard. This berth has a Portland-pedic (Portland Mattress Company) 7"spine -spoiling foam in varying laminated densities, new in 2011; with custom fitted linens and quilt. There is a hatch overhead; centerline. A cushioned seat is to Port with a large hanging locker outboard. There are lockers and storage shelves.
Aft to Starboard is a generous forward head with sink, hot &cold pressure water, a Jabsco marine toilet (New 2010), completely separate stall shower (not found on earlier 38s) with teak seat and tiled sole. There are storage lockers a portlight and an overhead hatch for ventilation.
The pilothouse distinguishs Nauticats from most other motorsailers, raised saloon and pilothouse sailboats. There is 360 degree visability afforded from the helm and in the pilothouse, whether seated or standing, there are level sightlines.( most other pilothouse sailboats you are looking up to look out.)
There is a wet locker aft to Port and other lockers forward of it. a large pilothouse door to Port gives deck access and ventilation. There are 2 opening portlights to Starboard in the pilothouse and 2 opening portlights high in the aft bulkhead of the pilothouse. A large sliding overhead hatch adds still more light and ventilation.
The Owner's stateroom is aft and down 2 steps and its large double berth is arranged fore and aft to Starboard. It also has a Portland- pedic custom mattress (NEW 2011), linens and bedding. There is a head ensuite. a large seat with fitted cushion is to Port along with a large hanging locker and other smaller storage lockers. There are 2 opening portlights and 2 fixed portlights. A large hatch opens overhead.