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Steel 38 Cruising Sloop

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Boat REF# 174226
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1978
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp, Volvo-Penta MD2040B (2001)
Lying Everett, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Marchaund
Builder Dubois - France
Lying Everett, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 431.8 ltr (95.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 477.3 ltr (105.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Volvo-Penta MD2040B (2001)
Engine Hours engine1:   2245
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Kiwiprop feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Volvo-Penta MD2040B non-turbo diesel (installed 2001) with approx. 2245 hours. Volvo 2:1 reverse gear. PYI prop-saver coupling and PYI dripless shaft seal new in 2010. Kiwiprop composite feathering propeller new in 2010 on 30mm SS shaft.

AC electrical system consists of a 30 amp shorepower cord and socket in the cockpit. There is a 30 amp galvanic isolator in line between the inlet and a Blue Seas breaker panel. AC power is distributed to a Statpower 40 amp battery charger and four outlets throughout the boats interior via individual breakers. A small Xantrex inverter provides power for electronics.
The DC power system consists of two "4D" sized Victron Energy gel cell batteries for a house bank, and a group 24 sized AGM battery for engine starting.
The two banks are charged together from the various charging sources and isolated during discharge. DC power regeneration is provided through several sources. There is a 120 amp Ample Power alternator on the engine, three solar panels, and a Rutland 913 wind generator, all running through an Ample Power "Next Step" smart regulator and EMON monitoring system.
All charging and switching operations for the various equipment occurs automatically and is controlled by the Ample Power system. DC power distribution is through several breaker panels located at the navigation station.
All of the equipment and wiring was replaced during the rebuild in 2004 and most of the interior and navigation lighting has been replaced with LED bulbs.


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 9.75m (32'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 1.83m (6'0")
Airdraft 16.00m (52'6")
Displacement 10,884kg (24,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.81m (5'11")
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Neil Pryde - Slab (2011) 2 Reefs
Headsail Neil Pryde - Furling (2011)
Other sails Drifter (2011)
Strom sail (unknown year)

Double spreader, deck-stepped extruded aluminum mast, approx. 43' off deck. 3/8" SS wire rigging with 5/16" SS forward and aft lowers. Twin back-stay with Facnor roller-furler on fore-stay. Removable inner fore-stay with tangs for running back-stays (not rigged). Tides Marine Strong Track mainsail slide system.
Newer (2011) double reefed main, newer (2011) 135% Genoa on furler, newer (2011) Rolly Tasker jib. Harken furler system.
Older but serviceable storm stay-sail for inner stay.

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Multi-chine steel plate over steel frame/longitudinal stringer construction. Hull plate is 1/8" for deck and upper side plates, 3/16" for lower hull. Frames and stringers are 3/16" steel flat bar. Steel punchings in concrete ballast, unknown quantity. Swept-back fin keel with skeg-hung steel rudder.

Flush deck design with doghouse and aft cockpit. Seven fixed windows in doghouse, two fixed port-lights each port and starboard hull just below toe-rail.

Three large Lewmar opening hatches in deck midships, one Goiot opening hatch forward, one smaller Lewmar opening hatch above galley, small opening port between cockpit and quarter-berth.
The builders name was Duboise of France; designed based on a Kurland 38 by Marchaund.

Note: Tankage and dimensional information has not been verified by Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle and is reported based upon information obtained from the seller and / or literature.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Starting forward, the bow area contains the chain locker and a work bench and seat with several storage areas beneath. Goiot hatch above provides access to deck and windlass.

Aft of the forward bulkhead is a full-sized, Pullman-style berth to port and bench seat and hanging locker to starboard, with storage both outboard and beneath each. A large Lewmar hatch above berth provides ventilation. Step-through openings of forward two bulkheads are hung with curtains.
Main bulkhead aft of double berth houses the mast step with removable panels to access mast wiring. Main cabin aft has head to port with sliding door and bench seat / quarterberth to starboard. Head contains sink with hot/cold pressure water, Lavac manual toilet, and separate stall with sit-down shower. There are storage areas beneath the sink and outboard of the shower stall.
There is a large Lewmar hatch above the head for ventilation, and the shower has its own sump/box for discharging shower water overboard. The bench seat in the main cabin is over 6'6" making for a very comfortable sea berth, with lots of storage beneath and outboard and another large Lewmar hatch above. In the main cabin is a built-in file cabinet for ship's papers, and a Sigmar diesel heater. The heater is gravity fed from the main fuel tank, and includes a Hella Turbo fan mounted to the overhead and a "stack robber" heat exchanger for heat distribution. Owner states the heat output is ample for year-round use in most climates.

A single step up from the main cabin area takes you to the dinette/galley area. The dinette area has a drop down table with two fold-out leafs for comfortable seating of up to six or sleeping for two. The galley features a gimbaled Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven, a large SS sink with hot/cold pressure water and a top load fridge using a Frigoboat water-cooled refrigeration system. There is counter-top space above the fridge and a flip-up counter extension next to the sink, with a smaller Lewmar hatch above the stove for ventilation. Additional storage is located below and outboard of the dinette seating as well as below the sink. The galley/dinette area has a raised doghouse from the flush deck with encircling windows to provide excellent light and visibility.

Aft of the galley is the navigation station with a large chart table. At the aft bulkhead of the navigation station are all the electrical breaker panels and the control panel for the electrical monitoring equipment. The outboard wall of the navigation station has a flat panel computer monitor and all of the interior electronics. There is a pass-through aft for access to the fuel tank, electrical connections, and water strainer for the fridge pump.

Aft of the dinette is a quarter-berth with very large storage area beneath.

Midships aft is the companionway ladder to the cockpit with the engine box beneath. Engine access is through the top of the box or a removable front panel for routine checks, or the entire box is removable for access to the machinery components.

LOA 40' deck lenght 38'

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Icom 710 SSB radio with AT130 tuner, antenna,
Standard Horizon chartplotter in cockpit
Furuno Radar at nav. station
Standard Horizon VHF radio w/remote mic in cockpit
Standard Horizon depth sounder in cockpit
Interphase forward-looking sonar.
Navico tiller pilot.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick

2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual Goiot windlass
1 anchors
(60 lb Manson Supreme)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
0.61m (2'0") of warp
Flemming Self Steering Vane windvane self-steering system
Two halyard winches, 3 sheet winches, one reefing winch and one additional unused winch.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Fenders and dock lines.

Broker's Comments

This steel-hulled sloop was heavily built in France from the Kurlande 38 design, and was constructed to be a "go anywhere" vessel. She was surveyed including ultrasound in 2005 and 2010 with no issues identified.
The interior was totally rebuilt in 2004 and features a mix of tongue-and-groove painted white,with vertical grain fir trim. This is a perfect couple's boat designed to journey in comfort and safety.

If you are ready for your adventure call today. This boat is ready for you!

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

This Steel 38 Cruising Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Randy Hacker 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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