ADAMS 438  

AU $170,000 Negotiable
43' 8" - 13.31m
Gippsland Region Paynesville.
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Adams 438
Adams 438
Designer; Joe Adams.
Builder: Ryan DeGraff and Ian Hazlette.
Fit out; Soundcraft Marine
Construction: Hull, 4 mm steel welded to survey standard.
Deck; 2.5mm galvanized plate, all corners rolled or split gal
Frames; 2''x1/4", deck frames braced to hull at 45 deg.
Hull shape; Round bilge.
Length; 43' 8' Beam; 11' 10' Draft 6'
Mast; Sparcraft. Masthead, keel stepped, swept back spreaders, Cutter rig.
Preparation; Sandblasted internally and externally to AS1627.4 Class 2.5-3 white metal finish, all internal frames and gussets were chemically treated prior to blasting, then after painting, sealed with Sikaflex to eliminate any moisture traps. Prior to insulation.
Painting; Inside; Jotunmastic 87 High build epoxy. Hull and deck fully sealed with 20mm' foam insulation.
Externally; Above waterline Jotun zinc epoxy, Jotun 78, high build epoxy followed by International polyurethane primer and International Intergloss two pack polyurethane
Below waterline; Jotun mastic 87.
All welds and underwater keel, rudder and skeg reinforcing plates are fully faired to protect them when cleaning.
Layout and design
The design is very European in its style and quite unique for a steel yacht.
Exterior; Centre cockpit, with exterior cushions, fold down Australian Rosewood and teak table. Teak and Rosewood cockpit seats, floor, winch panels and aft deck panels.
Boarding platform.
Hard dodger constructed from Divinicell and Dynel, mechanically fastened and faired to deck with 2 forward opening windows & 6 fixed windows, Opening aft cabin door and cove.
Folding full length boarding ladder. Aft deck seating and table.
Entry doors to main cabin and aft cabin are stacking multi fold panels that cannot be misplaced of need to be stored.
The stainless steel steering wheel is a snowflake design covered with green hide, can be quickly removed if required.
Internal fitout ; Headlining, under deck area and mast are fully covered with Nylex marine grade vinyl.
Teak and Cape Otway Blackwood line the hull, honey coloured Australian Beech is used for the trim, main areas are finished with 6 coats of satin polyurethane with gloss used on the trim.
Sole of floor is 6mm Blackwood with Beech inlay bonded to 12mm ply, satin finish with non skid tape throughout.
The port passage area contains a full length wardrobe/wet locker, ample pantry space butting up to the engine bay, against the hull is a 12 cubic fridge freezer consisting of three independent systems accessed via top opening lids which also serves as extra bench plus.
Saloon dining area, seats 6 and drops down to make an extra double bed, the cushions behind table can be slept on with the table intact. The table top hinges up to provide a chart storage area. The table can be lowered to convert into an extra bed.
On the starboard side of saloon there are 2 arm chairs separated by a centre console drink storage area. The chair backs fold forward allowing an extra berth to be set up.
On the starboard side behind the full sized Communications/Navigation area is the pilot berth with a large window looking into the cockpit. Lots or storage under bunk.
The fore peak is a spacious bathroom, a toilet that operates either electrically or by a hand operated Lavac vacuum system, leading to a holding tank that can be emptied via pump out station or gravity feed to sea where appropriate, SS vanity bowl, shower, large mirror behind door, vast storage areas and enclosed easy access to chain locker with own auto/manual bilge system.
Engine bay has excellent access from top and both sides, the sump is isolated from main saloon, all bilge pumps, 3 in all, are either Johnson, Plastimo, Rule, Jabsco with auto and manual switches.
The main saloon bilge sump has 2 systems, A Johnston high capacity electric pump and a double acting Plastimo manual pump that can be operated from the helm. A high water internal audio alarm with a blue strobe on the mast is fitted to saloon bilge.
Fresh water is contained in 4 individually controlled SS tanks centrally located under floor with sight tubes, the deck is set up with raised scuppers to either collect water or divert to sea. There is also a PUR Powersurviver 35 electric reverse osmosis water maker with manual operation option and cruising kit filters and chemicals.

Corazon was last out of water surveyed in 2023 for insurance renewal and valuation which was valued at the current asking price.
Rig is now at >10yrs, current owner shall include rig replacement as part of the sale or as part of the negotiated price.

Gippsland Region Paynesville.
Launch Year
Joe Adams
Ryan DeGraff and Ian Hazlette
43' 8" - 13.31m
Hull Material
Deck Material
Steel Galvinised
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
460l. 2x 200l and 1x 60l gravity fed day tank with 24h capacity.
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
1.8lt ph
Max Speed
Cruise Speed
Brunton Autoprop 534mm RH bronze 3 blade feathering on 1 1/2"316 S/S prop. Plus Service KIt
450lt including 60lt header tank
500l in 3 S/S tanks. 2x 200l and 1x 100l. The deck is set up with raised scuppers to collect rain water.
Corazon was designed for a couple to cruise and live on board with maximum comfort, though it can accommodate 6, the overall feel of the
interior is of a airy spacious yacht of a much greater size.
The Master bedroom is extremely spacious with island bed, 2 wardrobes with hanging space, opening port lights with bug screens behind bed, opening forward fold down doorway, opening hatch, fixed 12mm double glazed hull windows and cockpit windows, and abundant storage lockers. Own CD system. Three fans. There is ample room to sit up and have breakfast in bed or read.
Large main cabin with large island berth, owners cabin to rear.
Pilot berth on starboard side and fold table queen bed
The Galley is on the port and central area comprising 2 SS sinks, (1 small, 1 large) with large bore plumbing leading out via separate seacocks.
A 2 burner Plastimo stove with grill and oven. SS fire panel above and around stove.
There is are two 12volt exhaust fans and a light over cooker. Behind the galley workbench are two wet storage bays to allow dishes to drain and store (can also be used as a general provisions storage area).
Built into the bench top is a waste bin and a large pot storage bay. A mixer tap provides hot and cold fresh water and there is a pressurised salt water rinsing tap as well as a foot operated freshwater outlet. Cold water to galley is via a domestic cartridge filter.
2 Separately plumbed systems all designed and supplied by Moorebank marine. 1x 12v Danfoss system and 1x Thermostat controlled 240 volt. 300l capacity
1x 12v Danfoss system and 1x Thermostat controlled 240 volt. 300l capacity
Plastimo 2 burner hob and oven with S/S fire panel above and around. 2x 12v exhaust fans and light above.
Water Maker
PUR 35 electric reverse osmosis water maker with manual option.
Hotwater System
Hot water system New 40 litre Stainless Steel engine and 240V system
Yes hot and cold
Lavac system with manual pump and or electric macerator, 60lt holding tank
Philips 38cm HD TV with inbuilt DVD Glowmex TV antenna. Pioneer 4 speaker system in cabin (2010) with additional 2 Soundcraft marine speakers in cockpit. !x Pioneer CD/tuner in aft cabin.
10ft Walkerbay
3.3 Mercury
Shade Boom tent (quick set up) and a full set of vinyl covers 100% coverage, fibreglass poles stored in boom.
Full set of rail covers and winch covers and anchor winch and locker cover.
Ground Tackle
70m x10mm chain and 30m rode attached to 25kg excel anchor right anchor. Spare 20kg COR.
Full set of mooring ropes and various ropes and snubbers.
Safety Gear
As Below
Bilge Pumps
Engine, Centre Bilge, Shower and Chain Locker
Life Raft
Great Circle 4 man, out of date
Life Jackets
Yes expire 2025
Fire Protection
3 dry Chem, engine, galley and accommodation, all current stamped.
4x 85 and 2x 60 watt solar panels managed by Plasmatronic regulator. TBS Electronic E-xpert pro battery monitor, Rutland 914 wind generator and regulator. Heart Interface Freedom 10 1000VA inverter.
3x AGM Full River 120Ah house batteries, 1x Optima AGM 750 engine battery all replaced 2023 and 2024.
Lighting: Navigation lights, Tricolour/ anchor light with approved LED globe, there is a second low level set on separate circuit for close quarter traffic.
Steaming light.
Side lights in cockpit at helm.
Forward deck floodlight and Mast sidelights.
All other internal lights are individually switched LED globes on four separate circuits.
Boarding light at transom.
Helmsman low level cockpit sidelights.
Overhead light recessed in dodger.
All navigation lights are Aqua signal
Electric system: 12 volt Primary central distribution area fed to four separate sub panels, 240 volt outlets fitted throughout,
Hager residual current device and circuit breakers fitted Earth isolating galvanic unit fitted.
Solar; Four Solarex VLX slimline 20 amp panels regulated with Plasmatronic regulator, gauges and cut of switch.
Wind; Rutland 914 wind generator.
Raymarine 7"Es Plotter and Raymarine ST600 instruments
Raymarine ST6002+ with type 300 course computer driving a type 2 hydraulic lineal acting ram with electric reversing pump.
Icom M504A VHF radio with DSC. Icom M802SSB HF radio with Icom AT-140 automatic tuner. Back stay antenna and emergency whip antenna.
Digital Yacht AIT1000 AIS transponder.
Surunto 135 Steel boat compass at wheel. Autohelm Fluxgate handheld compass.
Clock with Tide and Barometer in main cabin.
Sail Inventory
1x Ultimate Sails (Q) Cursing laminate tri radial, fully battened with two reefing points.
Doyle Tri-radial on furler.
Dacron cross cut stay sail with hanks on Inner stay.
Red storm stay sail.
MPS in sock
Mast / Rigging
Cutter rigged sloop.
Keel stepped aluminium Sparcraft mast with twin swept back spreaders and removable check stays.
Deck Gear
25kg Excel, Secondary 50lb CQR Electric deck wash system with S/S flush mounted fitting at bow.
Australian Winch Company ORCA 1200 ( 1500 watt motor ) with 70m of 10mm anchor chain 30m rope. Controls at bow and helm.
2x 60,2x 40 2x 35 ARCO 2 speed winches, all sheets and halyards lead back through Spinlock blocks and clutches. Solid Divinicell and Dynel dodger. Wind Vain, Solar panels
Corazon is a cruiser that has proved to be a very comfortable and easily handled vessel in any sea state by a single helmsman or a light handed crew. It has been a sheer delight to have cruised on Corazon.
Whether you are in the convenience of a marina, tucked away in a secluded anchorage, cruising the coast or crossing oceans this yacht offers the lot.
A yacht with Style, Comfort, Proven design, and Safety.

Current out of water survey and insurance risk evaluation available on request.


Victoria 3213 Australia