1983 Contest 38s
Offshore bluewater sailing is where this boat was meant to be!
This deep draft Contest 38S ketch is a favorite in Europe is now available here. Its clean deck layout with a large high coaming cockpit is a safe, very comfortable place to be at sea, on the hook or next to a dock.
The interior is beautiful. The layout is exactly what live aboards are looking for, Six-foot six-inch head room main cabin with full galley, settee and lounge. Very airy aft cabin with side lounge and queen size Pullman berth and a cozy restful V berth and one head.
- Engine Replaced in 1998
- Large Cockpit
- Beautiful warm Salon
- Great Bluewater Sailing
- Saint Augustine, FL, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight
- 38 ft - 11.58 meter
- 12 ft - 3.66 meter
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- 6 ft 5 in - 1.96 meter
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- Volvo Penta
- MD 2003T
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- 43 (Individual), 43 (combined)
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- 52 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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- 77 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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- 15 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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The Contest 38S Ketch is a favor boat in Europe.
The ketch sails plan with the 6’6” fin keel is design to provide stability and speed for blue water sailing. The large cockpit with the center helm wheel provides a comfortable safe place to drive the boat from. The chart plotter, depth, wind and speed gauges, which are mounted on the companionway overhang, provides the necessary information to sail this vessel.
Descending down the companionway you will be taken back by the interior classic beauty. Over to the port side is the galley that has a single deep stainless-steel sink, a cold plate refrigerator an 3 burner/ oven. The storage cabinets are large and deep.
Next to the galley is the cabins settee with a wing table. Above the settee the large, easy to access cabinets continue. Across the cabin is long lounge that can be used as single berth. The Chart table with the boat’s electrical panel is finishes off the main salon.
Heading forward the passageway is incorporated with the head/shower with a hanging closet a separate closet with shelves. The V berth is large and under the berth there in a totally accessible area for storage.
Going back through the salon heading towards the chart table there is a passageway to the aft cabin. In the passageway is the entrance to the engine compartment. Its panel is a breeze to removed and the engine is easily accessed.
Entering the aft cabin, you will discover a nice lounge wrapping around to the queen size Pullman berth. The cabin is spacious and homing.
This boat is a solid boat with the accommodation that you would find in much larger boats. The interior is just down right gorgeous. If you are looking for a safe, solid boat you would want to consider this one.
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.
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Melanie Sunshine Neale
Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson
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1982 Contest 38 Ketch
Melanie Neale 33 Listing(s)
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