Chieftain 38

The Chieftain 38 is a fin keel design, built in New Zealand by the Cook Brothers and is now exclusively for sale with DBY Boat sales. The Chieftain is exceptionally roomy below decks and also in the huge centre cockpit. They sail well for the volume. The rig (sloop) is practical rather than high performance, therefore easily handled. Current owner almost always sails single handed.

For a 38 footer, she is bigger in volume than most similar length yachts. The gorgeous NZ Kauri pine interior is well laid out and is ideal for cruising; or for those who appreciate a high degree of comfort.

The centre cockpit is massive - able to seat up to 10 if required. A Raymarine autopilot and comprehensive instrumentation, a practical dodger and bimini, and mainsail lines to cockpit ensure easy, comfortable passage making. In the forepeak, a V-berth double private cabin with loads of cupboard space. The beamy main saloon is a large entertainment area with comfortable settees. The spacious U-shaped galley has generous pantry and bench space. The cleverly designed shower, head and basin separates the massive, private aft cabin from the saloon area.

The immaculate Volvo diesel 30hp has done just 270 hours, and the boat has been very well maintained throughout. Nothing needs to be added or replaced - simply hoist the sails and enjoy!

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Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Model: 38
Length: 39.00 Feet
Year: 1982
Category: Sail
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: VOLVO PENTA D1-30
Engine Type: Volvo Penta D1-30
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Suburb: SYDNEY
Registration Expiry Date: 01/06/2024
HIN Number: AUWWA002116DJ6
Stock Number: DBY00004
Registration Number: JL249N
Designer : Chieftan
Builder : Cook Brother, Christchurch
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 560
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass Mono
Hull Type : Fibreglass Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : New Zealand
Length (m) : 11.9 m
Length Waterline (m) : 10.7 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.7 m
Draft (m) : 2 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin keel
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Displacement : 8 tonne
Engine Notes : Engine, gearbox, Austral prop, shaft, Polyflex coupling and Volvo dripless seal all new in 2018. Vetus engine mounts, new in Nov 2023. Last serviced April 2023.
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 270
Horse Power (hp) : 30
Drive Type : 1.25 inch shaft
Engine Room : Under cockpit, easy access via 3 hatches
Generator : Alternator
Number of Batteries : 3 - total 360 Ah
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 stainless steel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 250
Propeller : Austral prop
Accommodation Notes : Double fore cabin, large aft cabin (1.7 m headroom) with double bed and wraparound settee, 1 single in the saloon (1.85m headroom)
Number of Berths : 5
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : TMC with macerator pump, plus a portaloo1
Number of TVs : 1 Teac 12V TV and DVD
Holding Tank (L) : portable
Galley Notes : U-shaped galley with ample pantry space, benchtops and lockers. Hot and cold pressurised water, as well as a seawater pump and tap in galley
Stove : LPG Plastimo Atlantic stove and oven
Refrigeration : 70 litres - Waico 12V plus engine-driven eutectic (the eutectic system needs re-gassing)
Number of Sinks : 2 - hot and cold, as well as a seawater pump and tap in the galley
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Flatscreen TV/DVD, sound system
Anchor / Winch : Barlow self-tailing winches. Muir VRC 1250 anchor winch. 50 meters 10mm chain with 50 meters rope and 45lb CQR. 12 meters 10mm chain with 12 meters rope and 25lb CQR
Bilge Pump : 2 x auto electric plus manual in cockpit
Deck Gear : 7 x fenders, dock lines, spinnaker pole, boat hook, wash-down deck pump, emergency tiller. Magna LPG BBQ. Stainless steel LPG tank. Scuba equipment (tanks, BCD, regulator, etc). Navpod binnacle. Mainsail lines to cockpit bimini as well as a cockpit awning. Lazy jacks with boom bag. Cockpit table. Cockpit cushions. Barlow self-tailing winches
Mast/Rigging : Aluminium mast and boom, stainless steel wire rigging, Seldon Furlex 200S
Sail Inventory : Mainsail, 120% genoa, 110% genoa, MPS with sock
Electrics : 2 x 160W Watt solar panels plus 250W flexi panel on bimini. Tracer MPPT solar controller. Air X wind turbine. BEP switch panel with DC monitor. 2500W inverter. LPG monitor/alarm. All cabin lighting is LED. LED Navigation lights.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine ST60 wind, depth, speed instruments. Raymarine autopilot. Raymarine E7 chartplotter with East coast charts. Raymarine CP100 sonar
Dinghy : Takacat 260 inflatable with Parsun 5.8hp outboard
Covers : Full sized bimini, spray dodger with custom made and easily retracted additional sun awning which covers the entire cockpit area.UV strip on headsali, boom bag in lazy jacks.
Safety Gear : GME EPIRB, PFD's, Flares, 2 x fire extinguishers, life ring, torch, fire blanket, emergency tiller
Ground Tackle : Muir VRC 1250 anchor winch. 50 metres 10mm chain with 50 metres rope and 45lb CQR. 12 meters 10mm chain with 12 metres rope and 25lb CQR. Enormous chain locker.
GPS : Raymarine
Has Navigation Lights : Yes, LED
Radio : GME GX750 VHF with cockpit control. Icom 718 SSB HF with auto tuner
Remarks : Owner has provided a detailed handover sheet on all systems and operations. Operating manuals are also supplied. Seaflo Kayak included.
Vessel Name : WINDFALL
EGC Price : 125,000