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1981 Catalina 38

Marina Del Rey, United States


1981 Catalina 38’ Great opportunity to own a classic Catalina 38 designed by Sparkman & Stephens to IOR rules. A total of 366 hulls were produced from 1977 to 1990. The Catalina 38 sloop has excellent performance and handling characteristics and noted as a highly competitive racer as well as a roomy comfortable cruiser. Missy J has a large interior layout with a roomy and open salon, a private V-Berth cabin forward, a large quarter-berth, U-shaped dinette to port (that converts to a double berth, starboard settee, Nav station. Aft of the dinette is a snug U-shaped galley. On the starboard side of the saloon is a long settee with stowage behind and beneath. A nav station backs up to a quarter berth that extends under the cockpit. "Missy J" is ready for her next adventure! Additional Information: Sails: 135% Roller Furling Genoa (2019), Full batten mainsail with Harken batten car system - Catalina 38 Mainsail (2018); Other Electronics: Zeus² 9 Multifunction Display with Worldwide Basemap Charts [NMEA2000], Navico GoFree WIFI-1 Wireless Module [000-11068-001], B&G Triton2 Speed/Depth Pack [000-13298-001], B&G Triton2 Autopilot Controller, B&G ZG100 GPS Antenna and Heading Sensor, NMEA 2000 Cabling, WS320 Wireless Wind Pack with Interface AIS receive is routed to Zeus² plotter; Batteries: Replaced batteries (House banks: 4 West Marine brand AGM six volt batteries in series and parallel; Engine start battery: West Marine brand AGM group 24 dual purpose battery), connectors, lug ends on battery cables, and accessories; Cushions and inserts replaced in 2019, top-of-the-line Sunbrella fabric; Installed PlasDECK synthetic teak flooring in 2019. Owner recently: Replaced Racor fuel filter, o-rings; cleaned Racor bowl; replaced engine fuel filter, sea water pump, thermostat, pressure cap; changed engine lube oil; replaced oil filter. Replaced shaft, drive saver, coupling, cutlass bearing and complete stuffing box. New SS propeller shaft coupling; new dripless PSS complete log; t power cleaner and degreaser, installed new thru-hull and sea cock valve for water injection cooling line for new dripless seal.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Catalina
Model: 38
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Yankee 38
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CTYM0055M80C
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 12 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 21 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers


Dee Ann Davis
For more information or an appointment to see this fine vessel please contact Dee Ann at 424-298-1123 or by e-mail
The Shoreline Yacht Group


Shoreline Yacht Group - Long Beach
Alamitos Bay
Long Beach, CA, US, 90803

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.
Additional Contact Information
Call Dee Ann Davis 424-298-1123 to schedule a showing