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  • Manufacturer: Down East Yachts Inc
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Year: 1977
  • LOA: 42'0" (12.80m)
  • Beam: 11' 10'' (3.61m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft:
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 1463
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: Webasto
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 684 Litres
  • Engine Make: Lombardini LDW-1503M
  • Horsepower: 38hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 227 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 8
  • Engine Hours Port: 1175

Broker Remarks

The DE38 is a typical American built boat with solid construction and classic looks. She is a blue water vessel which will look after her crew when the weather gets rough and has wide uncluttered decks with a large cockpit and good stowage, ideal for long passages.


Double berth in forward cabin with ensuite access to the heads compartment.
Sea toilet, shower and wash hand basin.
Spacious saloon with 6'6" of headroom and settees convertable into 4 additional berths.
A quarter berth with privacy door on the starboard side.
Fitted with brown upholstery recovered in April 2012.

Brydon four burner gas cooker with grill and oven (2005).
Two stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised fresh water and two manual sea water pump.
Two fridges and generous work surfaces and storage.

Mechanical and Rigging

Designed by Henry Morschladt and built by Down East Yachts Inc. in Santa Ana California in 1977, this cutter rigged yacht hull and decks are constructed in GRP with encapsulated 3.6 tonne lead keel. She has a long keel with a keel hung rudder. The 41 percent ballast displacement ratio gives her the capability to stay on her feet despite a shoal draft keel of just under five feet.

Powered by a Lombardini LDW-1503M 38hp diesel engine fitted in 2000 delivering through a shaft to a fixed three bladed propellor. The engine has had 1175 hours of service.

Spars and Rigging:
Cutter rigged, deck stepped mast with stainless steel standing rigging(1987).
White painted mast and boom with the mast fitted with fixed steps.
Hood System Seafurl 5 furling headsail, staysail and mainsail slab reefing stackpack system.
Self tacking boomed staysail.
Mast stowed telescopic spinnaker pole.

Quay mainsail, genoa and staysail (2001).

12V system with switched 4 batteries (150Ah).
240V shorepower system and shorepower cable
240V battery charger.

50 gallon steel diesel tank.
150 gallon stainless steel  and PVC fresh water tank.
Calorifier tank with 240V immersion heater.

Water System:
Hot and cold pressurised water to galley and heads.
Manually pumped salt water supply to both galley sinks.


Navigation Aids:
Raytheon R10X radar
Navman Tracker 5500 plotter
Danforth compass
Cetrek Speed/Wind/Log/Depth
Cetrek 730 autopilot

Ground Tackle:
CQR and Bruce bower anchors with a kedge anchor
Electric Maxwell anchor winch controlled from cockpit.

General Inventory:

ICOM IC-M710 SSB radio
Furuno Navtex 300X
GME Epirb
3 metre Zodiac dingy (2005)
Honda 2.3hp 4 stroke outboard (2005)
Navigation lights
Davits (not fitted)
Boarding ladder
Clock & Barometer
Boathook x 2
Sun Awning
Cockpit cover
Assorted spares and tools
Radio/Tape player
Fenders and warps

Safety Equipment:
Lifejackets x 5 and safety lines
Lifejackets x 5
Fire blanket
Auto fire extinguishers x 2
Manual fire extinguishers x 3


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