1985 Nantucket 38

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$125,000

Yacht Overview

Make: Nantucket

Model: 38

Year: 1985

Length: 38′

Located In: Stuart, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel / diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 3536831

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To all of our Blue Water friends, single handed or couples, PAPA is a great blue water cruising yacht to fulfill your dreams.  This is a unique opportunity to purchase a lightly used, 1985 Nantucket Island 38’.Offered to market at $125,000 USD, she is priced far below her recent Survey value. The previous owners have recently invested over $150,000 in upgrades. She is very well equipped for cruising. This is t a Bluewater Sailing Yacht that has been constantly upgraded and is ready to cruise.

New ashe was delivered to Michigan where she spent the majority of her life in the fresh water of the great lakes, during a 3 to 4 month summer period. The rest of the year she was stored on the hard and preserved by cold weather. The second owner was an airline pilot who brought her down from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale Florida. She is one of the last of five built.  Designer, Peter . Cole’s designs are known to be well founded and fast. His ability to think outside the box is legendary. Safety and speed are known to be his hallmarks. Functionality and fun also played a large part in his designs. Unique to the Nantucket Island is the lead filled FRP keel. There are no keel bolts that can corrode, nor is there any possibility for the keel to dislodge and fall off in grounding. Nantucket islands are built in two halves and are bonded together. There is 8800lbs of ballast which fills the void in the keel which is then glassed over. If the keel strikes and underwater object and is holed, it is sealed so that no sea water can leak into the bilge.

The flush deck is solid fiberglass with no wood core to rot out.  Nantucket islands are designed to withstand the rigors of a life at sea and hold up to the ravages of time. Nantucket Island yachts are hand laid FRP and are very strong. The hull thickness ranges from 1 inch to ¾”. Deck thickness ranges from ¾” to ½”. The build quality equates to an extremely strong offshore bluewater cruising sailboat which will take you anywhere safely with class and comfort.

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Boat Name
Papa
 
Engines
Engine Brand: Kubota
Year Built: 2016
Engine Model: P4-49-03
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Power: 49|horsepower

Engine Brand: K3-8.0 genset
Year Built:
Engine Model: 8kw
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Other
Engine Power:

 
Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: ( )
Fuel Tanks: ( )
Holding Tanks: ( )
 
Accommodations
Number of single berths:
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
 
 
Additional Information

The SV PaPa’s Condition Survey & Report by Paul R. Anstey, Inc. (Marine Surveyor, Yacht Designer and Consultant). Done in 2017.  The report shows a positive review and is available for review.

PAPA was ordered new and delivered to Michigan where she spent the majority of her life in the fresh water of the great lakes, during a 3 to 4 month summer period. The rest of the year she was stored on the hard and preserved by cold weather. The second owner was an airline pilot who brought her down from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale Florida where he renamed her Jingles and invested a great deal of money upgrading SV Jingles systems before getting ill and was forced to abandon his cruising dream. SV Jingles sat on the hard for 3 yrs, unused.

SV PaPa is a very rare 1985 Nantucket Island 38, one of the last of five built. Approximately 50 were built in the 33’ version. Designer, Peter Cole, whom was also part of the design team which designed 12 meter contenders for the America’s Cup yacht races, designed several sailing yachts, many of which were contenders in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Cole’s designs are known to be well founded and fast. His ability to think outside the box is legendary. Safety and speed are known to be his hallmarks. Functionality and fun also played a large part in his designs. Unique to the Nantucket Island is the lead filled FRP keel. There are no keel bolts that can corrode, nor is there any possibility for the keel to dislodge and fall off in grounding. Nantucket islands are built in two halves and are bonded together. There is 8800lbs of ballast which fills the void in the keel which is then glassed over. If the keel strikes and underwater object and is holed, it is sealed so that no sea water can leak into the bilge.

The flush deck is solid fiberglass with no wood core to rot out. Thus, no soft spots will be found in the decks. Nantucket islands are designed to withstand the rigors of a life at sea and hold up to the ravages of time. Nantucket Island yachts are hand laid FRP and are very strong. The hull thickness ranges from 1 inch to ¾”. Deck thickness ranges from ¾” to ½”. The build quality equates to an extremely strong offshore bluewater cruising sailboat which will take you anywhere safely with class and comfort.

Nantucket Island yachts were built in Taiwan by Ho Hsing FRP, Co LTD. Ho Hsing specialized in fiberglass reinforced plastics, constructing FRP bus bodies, docks, septic tanks, large storage tanks, swimming pools, and modular restrooms and bath enclosures. Ho Hsing was operated by Archie Chen and employed over 300 craftsman in several facilities. Their vast experience in FRP and excellent reputation for producing high quality products resulted in solicitations to construct western designed yachts. Another division was added called Ho Hsing FRP Shipyards which produced high end yachts such as the Alban 36 trawler, Sundowner Tugs, 30’ and 36’, Nantucket Island yachts, 33’ and 38’. They also had built a fine carpentry and joinery shop where they would take teak logs, saw them in their mills, kiln dry them, mill the lumber and create what many customers referred to as “floating furniture’. The joinery work produced was exquisite and exemplary in fit and finish, resulting in an end product that was nothing short of first class. Nantucket Island yachts reflect this fact in they have warm and inviting interiors. Exterior woodwork was kept to a minimum to provide a yacht that did not require high maintenance, but provided a distinguished appearance similar to Hans Christian, Westsail and other fine blue water cruisers.

For long-distance bluewater cruising, there is nothing like an aft cabin master suite, with ample headroom and ventilation, to make the trip more enjoyable. Four opening ports provide great crossflow ventilation as well as the ability to peer outside and see what is going on to port, starboard and aft, a large opening deck hatch allows one to look up at the stars at night, while lying in the masters berth . This hatch also allows the warmer air to escape as it is replaced by the cooler air coming in through the open ports in the hull nearest to the cooler water. Four, 3-speed, 12 V fans provide additional circulation, installed near each port. A Mermaid heat pump provides both cool and hot air to the aft master suite area with its own thermostat control. This allows the captain or first mate to set the temperature independently from the forward heat pump in the V berth and salon area. There is also a settee adjacent to the master’s berth which provides a nice place to sit down while getting dressed, or to sprawl out in the privacy of the master’s suite and enjoy a good book. The settee can also provide a berth for a child to sleep next to their parents, or a comfy place for a short nap. Storage space is abundant in the master’s suite. Every square inch is utilized in this well thought out, comfortable and functional aft cabin. A large closet provides ample room to hang clothing which well ventilated, keeping your clothes looking wrinkle free during your shore excursions. 12 LED lights provide plenty of lighting, even inside the closets. They are dimmable and provide blue night lighting for ambience. Linens, sheets, blankets and towels are included in the sale of this vessel.


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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 instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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