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Alajuela 38 for sale | 11.58m (38'0") | 1977 | 1x diesel 40hp | GRP Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 207651
|Designer||Mike Riding - William Atkin|
|Builder||Alajuela Yacht Corp.|
|Fuel capacity||295.5 ltr (65.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||127.3 ltr (28.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 40hp|
|Engine make and model||Pisces Isuzu (1977)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 4800|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||3.6 ltr (0.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||6 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||7.5 knots|
Engine is Pisces Isuzu three-cylinder diesel. Engine hours are an estimate only; current owner purchased boat knowing hour meter was not working. Owner has estimated running less than 2400 hours since purchase. Owner believes engine is extremely strong. Hamilton Engine Sales, Inc. has indicated expected engine life, with good maintenance, to be approximately 20,000 - 30,000 hours. Oil was changed after every trip to keep engine in good shape. Engine has had minimal repairs: Fuel pump was replaced in 2014; heat exchanger was repainted and repaired in 2011 due to corrosion. Owner reports engine has never failed to start! Transmission: Borg-Warner 2.57:1 ratio. Prop: left-handed, 3 blade, 18"x14".
Speed: 6.7 knots @ 1800 RPM, 7.5 knots max.
30 amp system, 2 - 6v house batteries, 1 - 12v start battery. There is an extra 16 HP Yanmar diesel engine on board which has not been used by current owner. The Yanmar powers the watermaker, diving air, and an alternator for charging batteries. This equipment on board but has not been used by current owner.
|Draft Min||1.70m (5'7")|
|Draft Max||1.85m (6'1")|
Cutter rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (1977)
|Mainsail||Hood Sails - Slab (1977) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||Hood Sails - Hank on (1977)|
|Other sails||Drifter (1977)|
Mast was removed and painted with epoxy paint 1999. Rigging was removed and inspected 1999. Sail covers for main, headsail and jib. Sails reported to be in fair condition; boat has been sailed with the same sails for 20 years with intermittent repairs.
12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
GRP construction with full keel from “stem to stern” and gelcoat finish.
Total LOA from bowsprit to rudder is just over 46'.
Built by Alajuela Yacht Corporation of Costa Mesa, CA, and completely factory finished. Double-ender design for capable long-distance blue water cruising. She is heavily ballasted with 10,000 lbs of internal lead in the keel. Heavily-built solid hand-laid FRP laminate hull. Long, low bowsprit adds to graceful lines of the boat and minimizes the surface which can be pushed by the wind. 5” square Samson post on bow. Stern-mounted rudder with long tiller. Chainplates and rigging are outboard, allowing easy movement around the boat. Double lifelines on sturdy stanchions all around.
Bottom repainted Spring 2015.
Note: Capacities, condition and consumption as described in this listing have not been independently verified by listing broker or brokerage firm. Information has been derived from current owner or research on vessels from this manufacturer for likeness and comparable attributes.
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
Approaching this Alajuela 38 you observe her graceful lines, the rudder and tiller with a large open cockpit with teak seating, extensive storage in port and starboard cockpit lockers and two propane tanks in lazarette.
Entering the salon via the companionway stairs, you notice the warm wood interior of the cabin. There are areas of repair and maintenance that need attention and which will give the new owner a sense of accomplishment and pride. The bronze port lights appear to be solid and each is a unique stained glass rendition of a sea shell or creature. The U-shaped galley is starboard with large icebox, which has been converted to refrigeration. A stainless steel sink has ability to run hot and cold water. Hot water is not operable at this time; source is engine heat. And has foot pumps for raw and fresh water. A gimbaled 2-burner stove and oven complete the galley.
The navigation station is to port, provides a very large working area for charts and storage for full-size charts within the table.
Access to the engine is behind the companionway stairs.
The saloon features large settees port and starboard, the upholstery is in good condition. A beautiful table, with two-drop leaves would accommodate guests comfortably for meals. An oil lamp graces the area above the table, adding to the air of charm of the boat. The master stateroom is forward and separated from the salon by a door. The ensuite head is to starboard. The stateroom has a large double v-berth, a large overhead hatch, a small settee, a hanging locker and plenty of drawer storage.
Teak and holly floors throughout and warm wood interior. There appear to be areas of minor water intrusion above the companionway and at the port vent.
Head is a Wilcox Crittenden manual pump. The holding tank plumbed to be part of the water system. It has plumbing to support the septic system as a holding tank as well; reportedly there has never been any contamination of the fresh water system.
Owner has an Espar diesel heating system ready to be installed.
2 burner gas cooker
Navigation equipment: 2 compasses, Hand-held GPS, Raymarine Loran Long-range .
3 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Plath windlass
60.96m (200'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of warp
Caribe L9 dinghy (2003)
3.3hp outboard, Mercury, Short Shaft (1996)
Anchor #1: 45# CQR with 200 feet of 3/8" chain. Anchor #2: 45# CQR with 25 ft of 7/16" chain and 200 feet of rode. Main anchor and chain have been re-galvanized 2012. Owner describes them as being in pristine condition.
Individual covers for all hatches, winches, tiller and rudder.
3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)
Date of last life raft service: 01-11-1996
Life Raft: Givens - 4 person.
The Alajuela 38 was introduced when the "world-cruising" boom developed in the early 1970s. The builders designed and engineered a boat that earned acclaim for its sturdy construction, its beautiful and traditional lines, and its sailing characteristics. Named one of the "best boats to buy or build" by Ferenc Mate, and displaying remarkable longevity these boats are much-sought-after by knowledgeable cruising sailors.
This 1977 Alajuela 38 speaks of classic comfort, beauty and warmth the moment you board. She's cutter rigged with a main sail, headsail, drifter and jib. The current owner has owned her for 20 years and is ready to sell due to moving into another "season" of life. She will benefit from one's attention to regain her solid beauty; the interior is clean and has unique touches. A visit aboard is sure to ignite dreams of casting off lines and leaving port far behind.
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These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos may incidentally depict owners' personal property and are not intended to convey that these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.