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Californian 38' Aft Cabin Trader Style

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Boat REF# 111176
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 135hp, Perkins 6-354 (1976)
Lying Everett -- Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Marshall Boat Company
Builder Californian Trawler
Lying Everett -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/08/2001


Engine 2 x Diesel 135hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6-354 (1976)
Engine Hours engine1:   2000    engine2:   2000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

The Perkins mains fire right up and run smoothly. They propel this boat comfortably at 9 knots. Newer 250 gallon fuel tanks. 1000 watt Inverter.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 4.17m (13'8")
Draft Min 1.02m (3'4")
Draft Max 1.02m (3'4")
Displacement 9,977kg (22,000.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

The 38 Californian Aft Cabin was designed for economical long range cruising with plenty of interior space for all weather use. It is American built and has fiberglass decks -- an advantage compared to many of the Taiwanese trawlers of the era with their leak-prone teak decks. It is the classic aft cabin/tri-cabin style that is popular in the Northwest because of its spacious interior and sleeping accommodations.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

The saloon features a large L-shaped settee with built in storage drawers below the table. A flatscreen TV is built in on a swivel mount to face the settee or fold out of the way. The galley is opposite the settee - it has a full sized household refrigerator, microwave, propane stove/oven, and dual sink. The lower helm has all the electronics listed, plus great visibility - the owner runs it primarily from the lower helm. The forward bunk room has over/under single bunks and separate head with manual toilet. The aft master has a queen sized bed on the starboard side and a single bunk on the port which has been converted to shelf storage. The private head has a vacuflush toilet and a full tub/shower. The cabin is heated with an Espar diesel forced air heating system.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Radar tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Echo sounder tick

Apelco AR16 Radar. Robertson AP1000 Autopilot. Ensign Digital engine synchronizer. Gemtronics VHF. Coastal Navigator. CD Stereo. Wired and set up for DISH TV.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bimini tick

Electric Ideal windlass
1 anchors
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Livingston dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
4hp outboard, Yamaha (unknown year)
All fiberglass deck painted with non-skid grip. There have been no leaks in the deck. The windows have leaked, but the owner reports that he has fixed all window leaks, though some of the resulting damage is evident.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This American-built fiberglass trawler is powered with fuel efficient and reliable Perkins 160 HP mains. With a roomy aft cabin and lots of interior space, it is a desirable NW live-aboard layout. The owners have customized it to make it a comfortable live-aboard with a full-sized household refrigerator, Espar diesel heat, and lots of custom storage. Recently they have added a nice 8' Livingston with 4 HP Yamaha on Weaver davits, plus a Vacuflush system with 50 gallon holding tank. The interior woodwork surrounding the windows shows evidence of previous leaks - though the leaks have been stopped. Financing options are available - please email or call with questions.

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

This Californian 38' Aft Cabin Trader Style has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Nordquist of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. 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 that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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