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Sun Shine 38
(11,37 m) - 1983

Layout :

  • Length : 11,37 m (37' 3")
  • Beam: 3.85 m
  • Draft: 1.90 m
  • Displacement: 5.4 tonnes
  • Material: Monolithic polyester
  • Rigging: Sloop
  • Engine: Yanmar 3GM30F 27 HP from 2002

French flag, local tax payed

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 2,16 M XPF / 18 200 €

A fast, safe sailboat with a reputation for pleasant helming.

Classic, functional layout. 3 double cabins.

A safe bet!

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 6 to 10

  • 3 double cabins: 1 forward, 2 aft
  • Bathroom / WC forward
  • Large U-shaped saloon with a bench seat opposite; possibility of 4 additional berths.
  • L-shaped galley to port
  • Chart table to starboard

Listing :


Sun Shine 38 polyester keelboat built by the Jeanneau shipyard in 1983, to designs by architect Tony CASTRO.
The Sun Shine 38's hull is based on Tony Castro's One Tonner IOR proto.
Keel bolts and spars redone in solid iroko, in 2012 (following a grounding).
Sold 2 times since 2003, sold for return to mainland France.


Yanmar 3GM30 27 HP replaced in 2002 (5900 hours)
Two-bladed bronze propeller
Line shaft transmission
Rotating joint from 2002
Fuel tank 80 liters + 30 L in cans
New seawater pump, regular maintenance (oil changes, filters)

Sloop rigging

2019 shrouds, forestay, backstay, lower shrouds, turnbuckles and chainplates
Two mainsails in average condition.
Two genoas 120% and 150% in good condition.
Yankee arisable in average condition.
Two staysails, one new
Storm jib in good condition
Spinnaker in good condition
Spinnaker pole
5 Barbarossa Winches 46.2 x 2


Anchor Spade 8 kg aluminuim + 15m stainless steel chain 8mm + 70m cable
Rocna anchor 15 kg Galva + 12m 10mm stainless steel chain + 100m cable


Fresh water: 2 x 67 L rotomolded from 2014 + 4 x 20 L cans
Eno gas stove, 2 burners and oven
1-bowl sink, freshwater foot pump
124 L 12 v refrigerator
Jabsco manual toilet


2 x 105 Ah AGM service batteries from 2021
95 Ah motor battery from June 2023
3 solar panels 55 W + regulator
1500 W inverter
LED lighting


VHF Cobra 2014
Raymarine depth sounder
Simrad TPIO Pilot
Plastimo Compass 2014


2.7-m Zodiac dinghy with aluminum floor, from 2021
2021 Tohatsu 9.8 HP 2T outboard motor


6 vests
6 harnesses
Manual bilge pump


2019 Bimini

Last refit: August 2023


Large cockpit and living space. 3 comfortable double cabins.
Solid construction, easy to maintain, high sailing performance.

Last modified : 18/05/2024


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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