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Waterline 38 Steel Sloop

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Boat REF# 165263
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1989
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 44hp, Yanmar 4JHE (1988)
Lying Poulsbo, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Rutherford
Builder Waterline Yachts
Lying Poulsbo, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 477.3 ltr (105.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 25/08/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 44hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JHE (1988)
Engine Hours engine1:   2976
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Maxi
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

High output alternator, Heart Inverter/charger plus Isolation transformer


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 9.07m (29'9")
Beam 3.51m (11'6")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Airdraft 17.37m (57'0")
Displacement 9,977kg (22,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Spar Tech Aluminium spars (1993) with stainless steel standing rigging (1993)


Mainsail Hasse - Slab (1993) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Hasse - Furling (1993)
Other sails Staysail (1993)
Spinnaker (1993)
Spinnaker gear tick

This one owner vessel was manufactured in 1988, delivered in 1989, rigged in 1993 then left on a 7 year "Bucket List" voyage! All the sails are from 1993 and are reported by the seller to be in good condition. Cutter stay is removable. All the winches are Anderson ST two-speed with oversize jib sheet mains. Spinnaker is a cruising style with sock. Standing rig is oversized with offshore use intended when it was purchased. The sail on the roller furling is a 130%. The sellers also have a 85% for the furler as well and a trisail with separate sail track.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Built by Waterline Yachts of Sidney, BC, Canada. Waterline is known for their high-end custom steel construction and is highly regarded among those familiar with Waterline Yachts.

Steel hull with rounded chines, long fin keel with skeg hung rudder. Attractive shear line, modest size cockpit suitable for offshore work. Survey in 2011 included a successful ultrasound. Current condition appears as a solid, well-built vessel in good condition that could use a paint job as can be seen in the hull close up photo. Fresh bottom paint and zink July 2014


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

Beautiful interior using exotic woods configured for comfortable offshore. Owner-finished with a Bob Perry design kind of feel to it. Everything down below appears as in good condition and attractive. Set up for comfortable offshore use with a couple in mind. Cabin heat is a Wabasto forced air diesel-fired furnace. There is a good sized forward cabin with its berth to port. Lots of storage and thoughtful access to systems and spaces.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

VHF Standard Horizon, GPS Furuno Navigator, SSB/Ham ICOM706 MK 50, insulated back stay antenna, Radar Furuno 1621, Knot Log Standard Horizon, Depth Standard Horizon 30011 plus additional hand held depth finder, Compass Richie Globemaster on pedistal with additional digital Ritchie mounted on cockpit instrument pod above companionway, Alpine stereo with ABS speakers. Tank tenders for both fuel and water.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass
4 anchors
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Monitor windvane self-steering system
Anchors are Delta 55, Bruce 44, Fortress 47 storm, Fortress 21 stern all with some chain and rode except main Delta which is all chain.

The sellers have stored at home a boom brake, para anchor and drogue as well as the Monitor Steering Vane.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Waterline Yachts Inc. of Sidney, B.C., Canada manufactured a very well-regarded product. Never a high volume yard, these highly custom boats were built for people who knew what they wanted -- the best -- for serious cruising. This Waterline 38 cutter-rigged sloop is no exception. Steel hull, decks and house make her a very durable and capable vessel. By nature of her construction she's tough, fire resistant, and easily repairable wherever you are in the world. Her lines are pleasant and she's all set up for offshore adventure. This vessel has journeyed to Australia and has explored many South Pacific islands. It has a Monitor wind vane steering system not photographed. This is a one-owner boat (which itself says a lot), and her owners would like her to go to new owners who will use her for her designed purpose -- world cruising.

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

This Waterline 38 Steel Sloop 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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