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Morgan 384

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Boat REF# 53105
removed from sale
Length 11.48m (37'8")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 40hp, Perkins 4108 (1990)
Lying Seabrook


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Extra Details

Designer Charlie Morgan
Builder Morgan
Lying Seabrook
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 545.4 ltr (120.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.4 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots

The Perkins Diesel will deliver six knots of boat speed at 2180 rpms and will burn 3/4 gallon of diesel. It has 1200 total hours and 880 hours since a total rebuild. At that time the current owner expressed a concern that the rear main seal always leaked, a common problem for Perkins owners. A custom seal was made and she has not leaked since. The electrical system was customized with one thing in mind bluewater cruising and living on the hook for extended periods. She has six house batteries in a custom box wired together with 2/0 so cable that provides a 660 amp/hour house bank. Two type 32 deep cycle starting batteries with a 100 amp Balmar alternator with two belts. The 5"v belt pulley on the front of the engine can accomodate a water maker and engine driven refridgeration. The wind generator, the two Siemens 90 watt solar panels are all wired to a common bus bar that is wired to the house battery bank. On the bus bar are two diodes that feed each of the two starting batteries individually anytime the bus bar is .5 volts higher than either starting battery, they automatically begin charging. This is a proven system that makes a very reliable charging system. The Hart 2500 watt invertor provides 110 volt for the microwave fans and TV while at anchor.!!!!!!!!!


Length 11.48m (37'8")
LWL 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 2.54m (8'4")
Airdraft 14.94m (49'0")
Displacement 7,256kg (16,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Morgan Aluminium spars (1970) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1991)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Percoco - Slab (1991)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Storm Jib (1991)
Strom Try sail (1991)
Mule (unknown year)

Sails were made by Percoco Sails in Seabrook Texas. All were triple stitched in orange thread so it is easy to see if any seams need attention. All rigging is 316 stainless steel with Norsemann Staylock fittings. New in 1991.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power Hart Zentax 2500 Inverter


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

All water tanks are manifolded together equipped with sight gauge
to determine water level. There is room to add two 30 gallon tanks under sole. Hoses and valves have been installed to accomodate extra water capacity. The bulkheads are tabbed to the fiberglass overlay on both sides. This is extremely strong construction.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Manual water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Microwave tick

Technautic Blue Cold Machine compressor and stainless steel holding plate. Refridgerator is approxiametly 2.5 cubic feet and the freezer is 4 cubic feet. This can be reversed by the bulkhead system inside the unit. The entire system was rebuilt from the hull out using 4 winds insulation equal to eight inches of foam around the entire box. The freezer will hold a gallon of Blue Bell ice cream at minus 5 degrees below zero and will produce 10 lbs of ice per day in the tropics. This may seem trivial until you are cruising; some of the Islands are charging six to ten dollars per bag of ice and you still have to get it to the boat without it melting. All this using the solar panels and the wind generator. There are two twenty pound propane cylinders in the stern locker that provide enough fuel for six months of daily cooking.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Garman GPS chart plotter mounted on back of hard top at eye level in front of Helm on custom mount that can be adjusted for all conditions.
Simrad Auto pilot mounted on Helm.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(45 lb CQR Danforth 22lb)
121.92m (400'0") of chain
91.44m (300'0") of rode
Avon Rover R3-10 dinghy (1891)
9.9hp outboard, Johnson (1981)
Hard top Dodger/Bimini Stainless Steel framework with handrails on three sides strong enough to do chin ups. Dodger has a roll down center window with heavy gauge. Isinglass and sunbrella covers to protect it from UVA. Roll up side curtains enclosure. Shade cloths for the cockpit and stern. Closed cell cushions for the cockpit and cockpit table with folding sides that will accomodate dinner for four. Sunshade from hard top to arch that provides shade for the entire cockpit. Drink holder and binocular holder on pedestal guard. There is a custom
Aluminum arch on the stern that has the solar panels and wind generator monunted and incorporates Davits
that will hold A 10 foot inflatable. The 6 x 1 purchase blocks will raise the dink with the engine and a six gallon fuel tank from water level with about 20 lbs of pull.


There are two Heavy duty SS bow
Sprits that allow having the anchors ready to deploy at all times.
Windlass is equipped with up/down switch on bow, up/down switch in cockpit, and a 45 foot remote in the cockpit there are two 3/0 cables wired to the house. Battery bank and running to the windlass with zero voltage drop.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a rare Charlie Morgan 38 the one that began a long series of 38 footers with hundreds sold and many
still cruising today. With the apperance of a Bermadua 40, graceful lines and low freeboard she sports a long keel with Centerboard to optimize windward performance and comfort at sea. This particular 38 is rare in the fact that she belongs to a very talented Mechanical Engineer and Craftsman that has customized this vessel for long range cruising. The current owner has owned the vessel for over twenty years and has an impressive ships log that includes two Atlantic crossings, two Mediterranean crossings, from Texas to the Bahamas and through the Caribbean to Venezeula to Bermuda to the Azores through the Med to the French canals and as far east as Turkey. He just completed a two year cruise from Texas to the Bahamas the Exumas and to the Chesapeake. This type of experience is how you develop the knowledge to outfit a boat to this extent. There are custom drawers and storage throughout and no wasted space. On deck there is a dual balanced headstay one with roller furling and one for hank on sails when the going gets ruff you can even fly two head sails down wind which provides a perfectly balanced helm. It would cost thousands of dollars to rig a boat like this and take time. If you are seriously ready to go cruising on a reasonable budget don't miss this opportunity to own a sailing yacht that has proven her ability and is ready for the open ocean.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

This Morgan 384 has been personally photographed and viewed by David Sullins of Boatshed Texas. 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.