NORTHSHORE 38  

Price
AU $79,000 Need Finance?
Length
38' - 11.58m
Usage
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Location
Sydney NSW
Launch Year
1984
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

Description: Northshore 38
1984 Northshore 38 for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

The Northshore 38 has been around since 1983 and is probably the best known and most successful production yacht of the era. Sailors and families looking for a club racer with cruising and comfort in mind, should start with a Northshore 38.

To last so long in the extremely competitive yachting scene, Northshore Yachts has to be doing something right.

This Northshore 38 was designed by Hank Kaufman and built by Northshore Yachts in 1984 at the Mona Vale factory.

The Northshore 38 won the prestigious Boat of the Year award in 1986.

Characteristics of the Northshore 38 that haven't changed over the years are the slender, easily driven hull and the single-spreader, 3/4-7/8 rig, with deck-stepped mast and skeg-hung rudder.

The standing rigging has been fully replaced in 2021.

As far as Sydney Yachting Centre can ascertain, all 110 Northshore 38s and 380s that were produced since 1983 are still sailing; testimony to the exacting construction standards employed by Northshore Yachts.

Some have cruised in the South Pacific and every Sydney to Hobart entry list since the early 1980s has had at least one Northshore 38 in it.

Two were entered in the horrific 1998 event, finishing among the 40 surviving boats out of an original list of 140 yachts.

NS38s are noted for their resistance to osmosis.

The hull to deck moulding join is FRP strapped, using 12-ounce cloth from stem to stern.

The interior moulds and bulkheads are attached to the hull using eight-ounce cloth. All plywood is marine grade or structural 'A'.

Keel bolts, nuts and washers are 316L stainless steel.

The upgraded Volvo D1-30F is showing a very low 95 hours on the meter and presents like new.

The absence of a port-side quarter berth allows for a huge cockpit locker.

The interior layout is a forward double v-berth, port dinette, single bunk plus additional overhead bunk that collapses down to give more room, shower/head and galley, starboard navigation station, and aft quarter berth.

A full headliner moulding runs through the cabin, with teak strip joining trims. Natural light filters through a forward deck hatch, a head hatch, and two cabin windows.

ON THE WATER

The NS38 filled the club racing and cruising roles very well.

The NS38 hull and keel shapes make it very easy to steer in heavy conditions and getting one to broach isn't easy.

The Northshore 38 cockpit is large enough to accommodate six people in comfort, and this one has a wide stern seat on the pushpit that can seat two or more people, well away from the sail-handling action.

In cruise mode, the NS38 is an easy boat to sail two-handed and there's plenty of room for a family of four.

Its sea-keeping ability makes it ideal for coastal hops or an even longer journey.

A tuck in the main and a few turns of the furling headsail is all you need for a comfortable passage.

Antifoul July 2022. This would be an ideal time to see her out of the water, and an out of water Survey can be arranged.

To arrange an inspection please call DBY Boat Sales on 02 9999 3311.

Region
New South Wales
Location
Sydney NSW
Reference
PWNE383263
Launch Year
1984
HIN
AUWWA051489AL8
Rego
AJB476N
Designer
Hank Kaufman
Builder
Northshore Yachts
Length
38' - 11.58m
Beam
3.35M
Draft
1.7M
Keel / Ballast
Cast iron fin keel
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Deck Material
GRP
Engine Make
Volvo
Engine
Volvo D1-30F
Number Engines
1
Horse Power
30
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
95
Fuel
80
Accommodation
V berth forward, 1 x single bunk plus another overhead, settee drops to become a double, aft quarterberth
Berths
7
Galley
Gas 2 burner stove and oven not certified or connected - 1 stainless steel
Refrigeration
12v Isotherm deep chest fridge
Shower
1
Toilet
1
Entertainment
Pioneer sound system
Covers
Main boom bag, huge boom awning, winch covers
Safety Gear
Life jackets, first aid kit, fire blanket
Life Jackets
4
Electrics
2 x 12v Century batteries, 80 watt solar panel for charging
Electronics
Raymarine autopilot, Raymarine ST60 wind + tridata, Icom VHF
Sail Inventory
1 x Hood mainsail, 1 furling genoa
Mast / Rigging
2021 standing stainless steel rigging on painted deck stepped aluminium mast with swept back single spreader. Furlex 200S fitted to forestay. Aluminium boom with internal reefing
Deck Gear
2 x Barlow 23 secondary winches, 2 x Barlow 24 self tailing-halyard, 2 x Barlow 27-46 primary. 1 x Aluminium spinnaker pole. Extended aft cockpit seating,
Fenders, dock lines, boat hook, large boom awning, rope bags


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