38' Downeast 1979 - Cutter - YS220016

General Description

As described in the 2nd edition of The Proper Yacht, by Arthur Beiser , the 1978 DOWNEASTER 38: "a straightforward, common-sense boat that will evoke a nostalgic twinge in those who remember what sailboats used to look like".

DESIGNERS: Henry Morschladt and Bob Poole
BUILDER: Downeast Yachts; Irvine, CA

The Downeaster 38 was the first model Down East Yachts manufactured, and kept her going until closing in 1981. A classic, reliable, sailboat great for long distance sailing, use as a liveaboard, or day sailing excursions.!

Actual Condition

This vessel was donated to benefit a charity we represent.
She is suffering from recent neglect and should be inspected prior to making a bid.
She has several upgrades and should be an easy boat to get back into good condition.
She can be seen by scheduled appointment only.

Forward is a large v-berth with its own settee. Main salon is very roomy, especially when the dining table is folded up out of the way. Six opening ports and two hatches keep the cabin cool.
V-berth with its own settee
Hanging closet
Storage under berth
Shelves and Drawers
Head is a Raritan hand-pump
Hand held shower
Two large settees with storage underneath and behind backs
Dining table that seats 4-6 people folds up when not in use
Teak and Holly sole
Barometer and clock
Hanging gimbaled lantern

BALLAST: 8,000# (internal lead)
MAST HEIGHT: 49’ SAIL AREA: 721 sq ft


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.

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: 1979
  • Make: Downeast
  • Model: Cutter
  • Model Type: Cruiser
  • Length: 38'
  • Beam: 11' 10"
  • Draft: 4' 11"
  • Weight: 19,500 lbs
  • Engine(s): Single Universal
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tankage: 86 gal
  • Water Tankage: 100 gal
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Location: Brisbane, CA
  • Boat Name: "Princess Caraboo"
  • Stock #: YS220016
  • Notes
  • Price: Bids

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


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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 unit may be in storage. This unit is being sold as seen. Make an offer or bid for this unit according to what she has when you view her.

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