38' Downeaster 1975 - Cutter - YS180477

General Description

The Downeaster 38 Cutter is a solid Bluewater Cruiser capable of handling long voyages in style and comfort.
The roomy interior is family-friendly with lots of room for extended cruising.

Actual Condition

This solid-looking Downeaster 38 suffered water intrusion at the dock. It was reportedly a failed intake hose. Water level was over the engine and water lines can be seen in the photos. It appears approximately 3 feet of water was in the cabin before it was pumped and floated.

The Mastervolt Whisper Genset had water at the mounts, but the unit appears to have stayed dry. The mast and rig show well. The bow pulpit was damaged and is shown in the photos.

This Downeaster looks like she was in good shape prior to damage, but she will need mechanical, wiring, and cosmetic repairs. She is a great opportunity for an inexpensive long-range cruiser/live-aboard. Bid now!


A trailer is not included in this sale.

Nationwide transportation is available through CertifiedMarineTransport.com. Custom Cradles and shipment to port for overseas transport also supplied. Call Robert or Brian at (508) 478-0200 for logistics and quotes.

Trailers are available through our St George, SC office.

Engine(s) Condition

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Motors and Machinery Disclaimer

No statement of condition can be made regarding motors, engines or machinery, whatsoever. A photo may appear of the engine compartment and machinery, but it is entirely the buyers responsibility to inspect and determine their actual condition.

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Downeaster
  • Model: Cutter
  • Model Type: Cruiser
  • Length: 38'
  • Beam: 11'8"
  • Draft: 5'
  • Engine(s): Single Yanmar
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Generator: Mastervolt Whisper,
  • Generator Size: 3.5
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Location: Wando, SC
  • Boat Name: "SEA TRADER"
  • Stock #: YS180477
  • Notes
    Private Salvage

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We always encourage potential Bidders/Buyers to view the item personally or have someone else inspect it for you prior bidding. It is entirely the buyer's responsibility to inspect and determine the vessel's actual condition.


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Buyer Premium Fee
6% of Sale Price
Title and Documentation Transfer Preparation and archive record keeping
Reproduction of lost documents or other search. *With a minimun prepay of $95.00
$65.00 per hour
Wire Transfer Fee (inside USA)
Wire Transfer Fee (outside USA)
Marina / Boat Yard Information
5 days free storage after winning bid/offer is accepted, buyers responsibility thereafter.
We advice our customer to contact the Marina / BoatYard in advance to storage and any other fees.

Do not assume accessories or equipment for this vessel may be in storage. This vessel is being sold as seen. Bid for this boat according to what she has when you view her.

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A Buyer should investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

All Marine products be they owned or brokered by Certified Sales, Inc. or its associates, are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS WHAT-SO-EVER. No verbal agreements can be applied to the sale of this marine product.

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