The Seafarer 38, designed by the legendary Phil Rhodes, was available as a sloop or ketch, tall rig or standard. WANDERER is the standard rig ketch. She's had only one owner, a professional ship's engineer, for her entire life, and has always been a New England boat, sailed summers only. Her owner is now unable to give WANDERER the good care she has always enjoyed. WANDERER has spent the past few years out of the water and clearly needs a good new home. She also needs a thorough cleaning. She has a sound hull, an engine that was healthy when last run, and a suit of sails, including a newer mainsail. She needs a lot of work but represents a great opportunity for someone with the time and skills to rejuvenate her. Her owner would love to see her go to a good home, get back in the water, and build on the many wonderful adventures he enjoyed aboard for so many years. Looking for a project? You need look no further.
Asking price reduced on 2/11/2020 from $9,500 to $5,000. Offers encouraged.
For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:
Cell phone: 617-694-8455
Sleeps five. V berth forward, enclosed head next aft to port with hot and cold pressurized water, a real bath tub, and vanity, and porta-potti, lockers opposite to starboard. Main cabin next aft with dinette to port which converts to form double berth, in-line galley to starboard. Next aft to port is a Shipmate wood-burning stove/cabin heater and counter unit with drawers under. Opposite to starboard is a settee/single berth.
In-line galley, on starboard side of cabin, features a stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water, Origo two-burner countertop alcohol stove, and ice box.
12 volt DC system has provision for two batteries and includes battery selector switch and fused distribution panel. Dockside 110 volt AC system (not up to current ABYC code).
Apelco GXL 1000 GPS, Autohelm 4000 autopilot, Standard Horizon Titan+ VHF transceiver, Icom IC-M5 handheld VHF transceiver, Humminbird depthsounder, Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass.
Long full keel with attached rudder. Edson pedestal wheel steering. Custom detachable bow anchor roller, Ideal electric anchor windlass. Two Bomar hatches. Two dorade vents (one missing cowl vent). Six opening ports. Dinghy davits. Single lifelines, bow pulpit, stern rail. Fresh and salt water wash down pumps.
Deck-stepped spars. Original roller-reefing main boom. Doyle mainsail (+/- 2000) that has seen light use, 500 sq. ft. roller-furling genoa (original) with wire luff, 150 sq. ft. roller-furling working jib with wire luff (original), older Schaefer roller-furling headsail system, older mizzen, older mizzen staysail. Two mast-mounted Barlow (#15 and #16) halyard winches, two Barient #20 genoa sheet winches. One Barient #10 winch. Whisker pole.
Dodger, cockpit awning, anchors with chain and nylon rodes, boarding ladder, sail covers, some safety gear, assorted tools, books, boat hook, and miscellaneous spares.
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.