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Californian 38' Aft Cabin

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Boat REF# 150667
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 160hp, Perkins 6.354 (1974)
Lying Port Orchard, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Marshall
Lying Port Orchard, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 159.1 ltr (35.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 18/03/2011


Engine 2 x Diesel 160hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6.354 (1974)
Engine Hours engine1:   300 Port    engine2:   2000 Starb
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze 23 x 20
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA

Port engine rebuilt in 2008 along with new props, shafts and bearings on both engines. Northern Lights generator powered by 3 cyl. Isuzu diesel newer vintage but not enclosed mounted in engine room. Batteries 3-8D.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Max 1.12m (3'8")
Airdraft 3.66m (12'0")
Displacement 14,059kg (31,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA 42 feet.

Heavy built GRP traditionally-styled aft cabin trawler. Teak decks removed and glassed over with painted non-skid in good condition. Lots of exterior teak trim all finished with Daily Sea Fin teak oil. Large raised aft deck with three step access to fly bridge. Large and plentiful cabin windows surrounding pilot house and salon.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Enter starboard side of Pilothouse through sliding door at the helm station. Traditional tri-cabin arraingement with lower aft cabin holding two large berths and a head with shower and tub. Galley to port and salon share the center cabin with a lower forward cabin with two single berths to starboard and a head to port. This vessel is exceptional in that her owners purchase her a little over a year and a half ago and have fixed everything their survey findings noted then decided a motor home and land based travels suited them better. In the last 18 months the following have been addressed-new hot water heater, new water pump, impellers on both engines, oil and filters, new wall cabinets in the galley, Norcold upright refrigerator, carpets, new fuel tanks, brightwork with Daily Sea-Fin, new headliner in aft cabin and salon, new Lorance GPS Chartplotter, Davits for dingy, Bimini, stanchions and rails on sun deck, hull insulation, electric toilets, horns, re-glazzed all windows, repainted decks with new non-skid.

3 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick

JRC Radar, Standard Horizon VHF, Lowrance Chatplotter on lower helm new in 2011, Hummingbird depth guage, Balmar Auto pilot

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

Electric Ideal windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
97.54m (320'0") of chain
Livingston 10 Ft dinghy (1990)
(Hard Dinghy)
6hp outboard, Merc, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Teak decks removed and fiberglassed over with painted on Non-skid in good condition.


Rod Holders 4 Rod Holders

Roomy cockpit for fishing. 4 SS rod holders connected to sun deck rail.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Flares and 3 extinguishers new in June 2011, 2 danbouys, life jackets all up to date.

Broker's Comments

This traditional Californian 38 tri-cabin trawler is a good value for a 42 foot LOA twin diesel vessel. The current owners purchased her a little over a year ago and have fixed everything noted on their purchase survey, plus added lots more, so she's completely ready to cruise. She is currently boathouse kept.

A partial trade for a motorhome may be considered.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Californian 38' Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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