With a cockpit and interior to reflect the needs of the early 1990's charter market on a hull design of the Beneteau 38S5 the USA built 38' Moorings has proven over time to be cruising success story. The interior design is thanks to Philippe Starck who has created a substantial aft berth with heads opposite, a large nav table with deep fridges underneath, a compact yet very workable galley, spacious saloon seating and additional heads for the forward v berth.
The cockpit has ample room for 6 adults either side of the drop leaf table and can access the water via the step through transom to the sugar scoop. Deck space is generous and safe with cabin top grab rails and nanna rails at the mast.
Blue Cristal comes with a well maintained 30hp fresh water cooled Yanmar shaft drive diesel and folding prop, battened main sail, furling headsail and spinnaker. With everything in good working condition. Her rig is coming up to 10 years old and will require an inspection for insurance purposes, other than that she is good to go having had a haul out July of 2022 and given a new antifoul. Over all, this vessel presents very for her age all thanks to her dedicated owner who maintained and sailed her regularly but now has other commitments and sadly she has to be sold. To arrange an inspection or to simply discuss this very nice Beneteau, please call us here at Australiawide Boat Sales on 07 3348 3177. Blue Crystal is located nearby our office on her Yacht Club berth on Manly Harbour Qld.
Jean Berret & Philippe Starck
38' 3" - 11.66m
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel with 2,200kg ballast
3GM30F shaft drive swinging a two blade Gori folding prop.
120 litre stainless steel tank.
180 litres via 3 poly-carbonate tanks
Aft cabin and galley to port with heads and nav station opposite. Large dining area with drop-leaf timber table and settee comfortably seating six adults. The dining area also converts to additional berths. Past the forward bulkhead is the v berth and second heads. Whilst there is good natural light and ventilation below, the saloon and cabins have LED lighting and a series of 12v fans. Saloon headroom is around 195cm.
4 dedicated berth but capable of sleeping 6
L shaped galley with an ENO gimballed 2 burner cooker and oven, twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap and salt water tap and secure dry storage space.
12/240v top loading refrigeration and additional top loading ice box.
40 litre hot water tank - heated via heat exchanger or 240v
2 x interior hot and cold pressure showers, additional cold water transom mounted shower.
1 x electric marine toilet with 40 litre holding tank, 1 x manual marine toilet.
Pioneer CD/AM/FM player, NEC HDTV.
2.6m Highfield alloy hull RIB
3hp Yamaha tow stroke.
Boom bag, dodger and bimini with link sheet. Deck hatch covers and covers for clears.
Manson Supreme anchor on twin bow roller with 50m (approx) of chain to a Maxwell 1500w electric windlass.
All required safety gear to meet Qld partially smooth waters requirements.
1 x electric & 1 x manual
Yes - to July 2027
12v / 240v system with 1 x 12v start battery, 3 x AGM house batteries, isolation switch, 2,500w Pure Sine Wave inverter, Enerdrive digital battery monitor, smart charger, 180w solar panel, solar controller, 12v distribution panel with VU meters, LED interior lighting.