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Catalina 38
(11,61 m) - 1978

Layout :

  • Length : 11,61 m (38' 0")
  • Beam: 3,61 m
  • Draft: 2,07 m
  • Lightweight: 7212 kg
  • Mast height (keel-stepped) above deck: 15,18 m
  • Material: Fiberglass hull and deck (counter moulding)
  • Rigging: Sloop
  • Engine: new YANMAR 3YM30 (60 hours)

French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 4 M XPF / 33 500 €

Spacious sailboat, fast and comfortable.

Interior fittings :

4 to 6 slepps

  • Fore double cabin, V-berth
  • Head with toilet and shower on fore port
  • Large U-shaped saloon on port with a bench opposite on starboard
  • Galley on port
  • Chart table on starboard
  • Double pilot-berth aft on starboard
  • 3 lockers in the cockpit

Listing :

Building and history

Catalina 38-type fiberglass boat built in California by Catalina Yachts shipyards in 1978, according to Sparkman & Stephens design.
The Catalina 38 is distinguished by its graceful lines and indisputable marine qualities.


3YM30 Yanmar new (60 hours only)
120 Amp alternator
All engine peripheral devices are new
Two new 14 and 15' three-blade propellers (adapted by France Hélice for this hull and the engine power)
New stern tube and engine mount
New propeller shaft and gland
Cockpit bottom access hatch (Amel type) new
132L aluminum diesel tank (opened and cleaned in 2018)
Over 120L on deck in 20L jerrycans

Sloop rigging

Standing rigging changed in 2012
Chain-plates replaced in 2015
Running rigging changed in 2015
2 main sails, 1 genoa and 1 jib on Profurl furling.

Ground tackle

Hyspeed manual windlass
Double chain-locker on forepeak
Main mooring: 55m of chain of 8
Second anchor: Bruce anchor Bruce 16 kg + 15 m chain 8 + 61 m rope
1 sea anchor
1 trailer
2 fenders


Plumbing redone
Stainless holding tank: 95 L with macerator pump 12V 15A
132 L fiberglass freshwater tank with new Jabsco pump for the bathroom
120 L soft freshwater tank with new Jabsco pump for kitchen sink
+ 40 L of fresh water in 20L cans on the deck
Pump for shower (new)
Manual WC with pump
Watermaker Katadin Power Survivor 40 E (to put back into service)
Double sink with fresh water under pressure
Sea water foot pump
Dickson Caribbean 2 burners gas stove + grill oven
Solenoid valve to control 2 aluminum external gas cylinders (4 kg), filling pipe with compliant end caps USA / Fr
12 V refrigerator (Danfoss compressor)
Auto-radio CD player, 2 speakers in the saloon + 2 in the cockpit to reconnect (new cables)
Blue back lighting for fishing or mooring
Stainless swimming ladder
Surfboards holders (or other boards) mounted on stanchions


Electricity redone
House batteries: 3 * 100 Ah (2018)
Engine battery: 100 Ah (2018)
Solar panels 2 * 145 Wc + 30 Amp regulator +MPPT 30 Amp regulator (spare)
400W Wind generator
110 V charger with transformer 220V / 110V shore power
Converter 12V / 220V 2000W new (2018)
110 / 220V AC circuit, wiring throughout the boat

Electronic and navigation instruments

GPS Chartplotter Garmin 740s
Garmin Radar
Autohelm 3000 pilote
Icom m 802 Single Side Band 150W Icom transceiver
HORIZON VHF Transmitter / Receiver / ECLIPSE GX 1300E 25W
Loch & Garmin sounder
MONITOR self-steering vane
PLASTIMO Compass offshore 135 (new)


Inflatable dinghy Plastimo 2,20 m
Fiberglass dinghy 2,75m x 1,33m

Safety equipment

Viking offshore liferaft 6 people (2012)
EPIRB distress beacon, 406 MHZ GPS
Two bilge pumps with water alarm (new) plus one emergency (new)
1 through-hull to be fitted on next bottom paint for the forced pump
A manual bilge pump in cockpit (renovated) plus 1 spare
3 safety harnesses
Hand flares box
2 extinguishers (revised)
Horseshoe buoy (new)
Dan buoy
Man overboard float line
2 life-line
Bosun's chair
Radar reflector


Tiller equipped for self-steering drosses (in case of wheel steering drosses problem)
Dodger & Bimini
A set of doors equipped with mosquito net for the companion-way
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Solid teak interior (Alpi Fine teak)
Stainless steel keel bolts
Floors redone
Insect-treated boat

Last bottom paint: end of January 2020

Main strengths

Sailboat exceptional. Very nice hull. Elegant and comfortable.
Large interior volume, sailboat ready to live and sail.
This boat has been equipped for offshore trips.
Bills available.

Last modified : 17/08/2020


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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