1996 Blackfin 38 Express

ID# 3962815

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Yacht Overview

Make: Blackfin

Model: 38 Express

Year: 1996

Length: 38′

Located In: Galveston, TX

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8345364


1996 Blackfin 38′ Combi Express “Pay Dirt”

“Pay Dirt” is the only “Gyro Stabilized” 38’ Blackfin Combi Express on the market today! Having gone through a recent refit in the summer of 2021, she is loaded to the gills with extras including a new TOHMEI gyro stabilizer, dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 displays, a JL Audio sound system, and an upgraded 17kW Phasor generator. Powered by low hour 600 HP Cummins engines and an upgraded fuel capacity of 715 gallons “Pay Dirt” has the reliability and range to get you to and from the fishing grounds in extreme comfort. She is a proven tournament winner and a one-of-a-kind boat! You will be hard-pressed to find another mid-size express with the same amenities for under $500K in today’s market! 

Recent Notable Upgrades and Services

  • TOHMEI ARG175T Anti-Rolling Gyro (NEW 2021)
  • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (NEW 2021)
  • Recent Bottom Job (August 2021)
  • JL Audio sound system throughout (NEW 2021)

LLC Owned

Full Specs

Boat Name

Pay Dirt


LOA: 38
Beam: 14.5 ft


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 600|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 600|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (715 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

  • Fully air-conditioned cabin with reverse cycle heat
  • Indoor/Outdoor carpet throughout
  • Starboard side settee w/hi-low table that converts into berth
  • Storage compartments located on starboard bulkhead
  • Main breaker panel located against starboard aft bulkhead
  • LED overhead lighting throughout
  • Climate controls located on main breaker panel
  • Forward V-berth with skylight/hatch

  • Corian countertop
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Dual burner electric cooktop
  • Overhead and lower storage cabinets
  • Magic Chef refrigerator and freezer
  • Mirrored backsplash with storage

  • Corian countertops
  • Raritan toilet system
  • Standup shower stall with door
  • Stainless faucet with sink
  • Cabinet storage beneath sink

  • Cummins single lever controls
  • Stainless steel helm wheel
  • Bennet trim tab controls
  • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (New 2021)
  • Furuno autopilot (New 2021)
  • JL Audio Media Master 50 audio head unit (New 2021)
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Adjustable vinyl upholstered helm seat
  • Anchor windlass controls
  • Compass
  • Fuel gauges
  • Electric windshield wipers
  • Smartcraft Vessel View engine displays

Command Deck
  • Fully air-conditioned command deck
  • Full Isinglass enclosure
  • JL Audio speakers throughout (New 2021)
  • Bench seating to starboard behind helm chair
  • L-shaped seating to port with white vinyl upholstery
  • Sea-Dek flooring throughout (New 2021)

  • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (New 2021)
  • Furuno autopilot (New 2021)
  • JL Audio Media Master 50 audio head unit (New 2021)
  • Airmar 1kW 42-65 kHz & 130-210 kHz Chirp transducer
  • Smartcraft Vessel View Engine Displays
  • Standard Horizon VHF

Electrical System
  • 50 Amp 125/250v shore power service

Engine Room
  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 600 HP Engines ( Port 1,851 HR’s, Stbd. 1,855 HR’s)
  • Phasor 17 kW generator (257 HR’s)
  • Tohmei ARG175T Anti Rolling Gyro Stabilizer
  • Phase Three 3 phase smart charge battery charger
  • Torrid MVS-10 stainless steel 10 gallon hot water heater
  • Sea Frost refrigeration system
  • Sea Fire halon system
  • Awlgrip paint throughout
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Freshwater washdown

  • Pipe Welder’s tuna tower
  • Rupp double spreader outriggers w/center rigger
  • Spreader lights
  • Cummins engine controls
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Trim tab controls
  • Padded seating
  • Compass

  • Pompanette fighting chair
  • Freshwater washdown
  • Saltwater washdown
  • Electric reel outlets beneath port and starboard gunnels
  • Large insulated fishbox
  • Livewell
  • Port and Starboard gunnel rod/gaff storage compartments
  • Padded vinyl coaming around cockpit perimeter
  • 50 amp shorepower connection
  • Lazarette access hatch
  • In-deck fish box

  • Custom spray rails
  • New anti-fouling bottom paint and Propspeed (August 2021)
  • Oversized trim tabs


Owners personal effects, gear, and tools


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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.


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