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Catalina 38


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Calibre Yacht Sales - North Vancouver

Mosquito Creek Marina
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 1A6

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Make Catalina
Model 38
Year 1981
Condition Used
Price CA$44,900
Type Sail
Class Sloop
Length 11.58 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location Gibsons, British Columbia
LOA 11.63 m
Length at Water Line 9.22 m
Beam 3.61 m
Min. Draft 2.06 m
Keel Type Fin
Displacement 15900 lb
Ballast 6850 lb
Total Sail Area 639 uom.sqft
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Universal
Engine Model 5424
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1981
Power 24 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Propeller Material alloy
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Catalina
Cabins 2
Double Berths 1
Twin Berths 2
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 30 gal (Aluminum)
Fresh Water Tanks 90 gal
Holding Tanks 15 gal
Hull Shape Monohull
Windlass Electric Windlass


A one-owner Sparkman and Stephens cruiser/racer now on the market.  She has been lovingly maintained to the highest standards.  She is of the same vintage and very similar in design to the classic Swan 38.  A light and airy open plan interior is contained within a fast and shapely tumblehome hull.  As the flagship for Catalina Yachts at the time the 38 was overbuilt to participate in Congressional Cup match racing.  The owner has now moved to power and as a two vessel owner is motivated.

This fine sailboat is located in Gibsons BC on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with assumable moorage.  Please call ahead for an appointment.

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  • Large double v-berth forward w ample storage and access to chain locker
  • Enclosed head and shower to port
  • Large hanging locker on starboard side
  • U-shaped convertible dinette amidships to port makes into double berth
  • Settee on starboard side
  • Dickenson diesel furnace adds ambience
  • Dickenson fan
  • Large nav station on starboard side with good instrumentation 
  • Behind nav station is a double quarter berth making total accommodation of 7
  • 6 gal. HW tank w pressurized water
  • Curtains (2005) and upholstery replaced (2007)
  • Holding tank and macerator pump-out system upgrader (2007)


  • Portside u-shaped galley
  • Indel Isotherm ASU holding plate refrigeration (2007)
  • Hillerange kerosene stove & oven (c/w spare burners)
  • Twin s.s. sink
  • Force 10 charcoal BBQ on exterior railing


  • Furuno 16mi. radar on Edson s.s. mast w integral outboard hoist
  • Lowrance Globalmap 3600 colour GPS w Navionics chip for PNW
  • Garmin handheld GPS
  • Raytheon ST4000 autopilot c/w windvane
  • West Marine Loran C
  • Datamarine wind & speed instruments on binnacle mount Edson pods
  • Uniden AC 535 VHF radio
  • Hummingbird 565 fishfinder/sounder
  • Two 105Ah house batteries
  • One 105 Ah start battery w Balmar Digital DuoCharger
  • Xantrex TrueCharge shore power battery charger
  • 120V/30A shorepower w cord

Sail Inventory

  • Main, three foresails (155%, 130%, 110%) and storm jib
  • Spinnaker (3/4 oz.) w spinnaker pole
  • Two Lewmar 3-speed primary winches
  • Two Lewmar 2-speed secondary winchas
  • Four Lewmar 2-speed halyard mast winches
  • One topping lift winch
  • Harken roller furling
  • Hydraulic backstay (new pump 2016)
  • All winch handles, blocks and winch service kit


  • Universal diesel (24hp) was removed and refurbished in 2015
  • Manifolds cleaned
  • New main oil seal installed
  • New custome s.s. exhaust fitted
  • New 3" heat exchanger
  • Dripless PSS shaft seal (new bellows 2015) and cutlass bearing (2015)
  • water tankage has been enlarged to 90 gal. in three separate interconnected tanks
  • Balmar 80A marine alternator w ARS 5 multistage microprocessor controlled regulator
  • Many spare and new replacement parts including: engine belts, senders, emergency regulator, filters, hoses, thermostats, gaskets and impellers
  • Spare Martec folding prop
  • Bilge pump and head rebuild kits

Ground Tackle

  • Lofrans Tigress windlass w two handheld remotes and cockpit control
  • Two 22kg. Bruce anchors
  • One Viking anchor
  • 250' 5/16" anchor chain (2007)
  • 100' 5/16" anchor chain (2007)
  • 400' 1/2" nylon rode (2007)


  • Quicksilver 7' inflatable dinghy w 12V inflation pump
  • Yamaha 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard (2006)
  • Lifesling MOB
  • Bosuns chair retrieval system
  • All required Transport Canada safety grear
  • Tool kit
  • Sunbrella covers for boom, hatches, wheel, windlass and radome (2015)
  • Spare set of winter covers
  • All new exterior teak handrails


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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