38' C & C 1980 - Landfall 38 - YS200121  Video is available for this item

General Description

Voted by Cruising World magazine as one of the "40 Best Sailboats of All Time," the C&C Landfall 38 was described as "a strong yet sleek sloop with outstanding sailing characteristics." Practical Sailor chose the Landfall 38 as one of nine best affordable cruisers in its article: "Bargain Voyagers: PS picks a few recession-proof cruisers worthy of sweat equity." John Kretschmer in BoatWorks summarizes his review this way: "The C&C Landfall 38 is being rediscovered by a new generation of cruisers. In many ways this stylish design, with its moderate-draft fin keel, balanced rudder, uncluttered lines, and genuine aft cabin, was ahead of its time. It was an early performance cruiser before the performance-cruiser trend caught on."

Actual Condition

Easily single-handed with control lines to the cockpit, the Landfall 38 is also a great cruiser for a family or one or two couples. It is reported the present owners sailed her the entire coast of Maine and down to Block Island, cruising for weeks at a time, and also participated in local yacht club PHRF races, sometimes winning, and finishing the season in third place in the fleet!

Topanga II is an older boat with a few dings, scratches, and minor flaws, but remains in good condition mechanically and cosmetically. Her owners of the last two decades have simply moved on to other places and pursuits in retirement.

Enclosed aft cabin with double quarter berth port, and single quarter berth starboard.
Enclosed V-berth cabin with double berth, shelves, and drawers, opening hatch, hanging locker.
Main cabin with dining table, drop-leaf table, two settees/berths, enclosed storage, navigation desk with chart storage, opening hatch.

Deep double sink, cabinets, and drawers, gimballed stainless steel Origo two-burner stove with oven (non-pressurized: uses easy-to-find denatured alcohol) with cutting board cover, large icebox, opening port light.

Jabsco (replacement) marine toilet pumps to holding tank; shower head, shower sump pump, sink, opening port light.
Most interior lighting upgraded to LED's.
Two electric fans.

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Autohelm ST/4000 Autopilot
Standard Horizons VHF-DSC Radio with cockpit RAM mic
AM/FM Radio CD Player
JRC Radar (aft-pole-mounted radome with cockpit swing-out screen)
Shore-power Battery Charger
Shore power inlet & 120V outlets
Two - 12V Marine Batteries
Battery Selector Switch
Hot water tank
Electric bilge pump with float switch
Engine hours meter installed Spring 2003 (688 hours since 2003)
Bilge pump counter

Outside Equipment:

Ritchie Binnacle Compass
Edson Steering Wheel
Emergency Tiller (stowed)
Swim ladder
Edson Binnacle-Mounted Teak Cockpit Table
Magma Rail-Mount Grill (propane)
Portable pump & hose for deck washdown (stowed)
Manual bilge pump (in cockpit)
Lifesling II and throw ring

Sunbrella mainsail cover custom for lazyjacks (older)
Sunbrella dodger (older)

Rigging and miscellaneous:

Running rigging led to cockpit: main halyard, mainsheet, reefing lines, boom vang
Barient self-tailing winches (7)
Navtec rod rigging
Spinnaker halyard, retractable spinnaker pole
Winch handles
Dock lines and fenders
Delta main anchor on bow roller, 200' nylon rode, 25' chain
Danforth second anchor (stowed)
Flares and safety kit
Aft cockpit seat on rail
Four cockpit folding-back seat cushions
Outboard motor carrying mount on cockpit stern rail
Block and tackle for hoisting dinghy outboard to rail
Top Climber Solo Mast Climbing System
Plexiglass and screened companionway hatches

Hull repainted (Awlgrip) in 2012

A trailer is not included in this sale.

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Trailers are available through our Mendon, MA office.

Engine(s) Condition

2 blade bronze propeller
Paragon transmission with Hurst V-drive; recently repacked stuffing box
Motoring Speed: 6+ knots

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  • Year: 1980
  • Make: C & C
  • Model: Landfall 38
  • Model Type: Sloop Sailboat
  • Length: 38'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 5'
  • Headroom: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 16,700 lbs
  • Engine(s): 1980 Yanmar 3QM30, 30 hp
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Location: Mendon, MA
  • Boat Name: "Topanga II"
  • Stock #: YS200121
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