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Comfort  38 Motor Sailor

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Boat REF# 166435
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp, Perkins 4-236 (1984)
Lying Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk
Builder C & L Marine
Lying Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,436.4 ltr (316.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 663.6 ltr (146.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-236 (1984)
Engine Hours engine1:   2235
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) fixed 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.5 ltr (2.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Perkins delivers 6.5 knots at 1450 RPM consuming 1.2 to 2.1 gallons per hour. Dual Racor system allows underway fuel transfer/filter replacement. 1 3/4" SS shaft has dripless shaft seal.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 3.81m (12'6")
Draft Max 1.47m (4'10")
Airdraft 11.58m (38'0")
Displacement 16,327kg (35,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged unknown Aluminium spars (1984) with stainless steel standing rigging (1998)


Mainsail UK - Slab (1984) Fully Battened, 1 Reefs
Headsail UK - Hank on (1984)

Mast is 28 feet above deck step. Sloop rigged primarily used by the current owners as a stabilizing sail while under power as opposed to sailing only. Main boom is 12 foot. Mast mounted winch with fiddle blocks for main and jib sails. Sails appear as in good condition having seen little use and kept in bags. Standing rigging shrouds and lifelines
were replaced in July 1998.
At that time the owner replaced radar cable,
masthead light, and radio antenna. He also
added some hardware to mast for
halyards, mast winch and mast steps.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Heart Inverter Charger


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Built by C & L Marine in Taiwan this boat was built in the same yard as the Ocean Alexander. Designed by Ed Monk Sr. only 9 of these Comfort 38s were built. They employ a heavy lay up of fiberglass, a long full keel with cut away forefoot and displace 32,000 lbs. As you walk around the boat it is apparent it was built as a heavy duty style of boat. Pulpits are robust, bulwarks give a sense of safety plus life lines are of upgraded sizes. Non-skid is molded into the decks and has a deep gripping texture.

Note -- Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle does not independently verify tankage capacity and dimensions. Buyers should employ a surveyor to assess important features.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Large aft cabin with futon-style bed on port side with loads of storage in this cabin including a full apartment-sized floor-to-ceiling closet. There is a large pilothouse center cabin with plenty of seating. Below and forward is the galley to starboard and salon table to port. Forward of that is a head on the port side with a large soaking tub and shower. Forward to starboard is a pilot berth cabin directly across from the head. If this vessel were strictly a trawler it would be considered a tri-cabin trawler. An Ardic heat system works off the engine or separate boiler providing forced air heat and hot water for the galley and head at anchor or underway. The galley has an apartment-sized fridge/freezer that is AC or DC. All interior floors have teak and holly sole with carpet laid over for added warmth.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Raytheon Radar R-10XX, Garmin 182 c GPS, Raymarine ST60001 Smart Pilot Depth Sounder/Fish Finder, icom M504 VHF, EPIRB, W-H Autopilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
Electric Lofrans Tigre S windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce 44)
106.68m (350'0") of chain
Anchor chalk is heavy duty SS with two anchors one being the Bruce 44 another is SeaHook 40.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Halon System in engine room

Broker's Comments

This Comfort 38 Motor Sailor was built in the same yard that builds the Ocean Alexanders. Although only nine were ever built they are a great example of an Ed Monk Northwest design. She's able to sail or motor and the roomy trawler-like spaces and abundant storage make this boat a great live aboard and a comfortable cruiser with long-range capability. She is a very good looking pilothouse yacht and anyone with a nautical eye will readily spot her merits.

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

This Comfort 38 Motor Sailor has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. 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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