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“The Alajuela 38 is a boat of comforting, reassuring beauty, designed following the lines of William Atkin’s Ingrid and built with almost paranoidal pride by Betty and Don Chapman of Alajuela Yachts in Huntington Beach, California….They puttered and fidgeted, making their own bronze castings for gudgeon's and pintles and portlights-that don’t store even one drop of water-into pieces that would make a jeweler proud….The sheer is perky, lively and graceful and one ot the prettiest around with very moderate freeboard dimensions….The long bowsprit perfectly following the sheer line helps to draw out and gacify the lines (as if they need it) and enable the Alajuela to carry 880 square feet of working sail…which gives her a sail-area-to-displacement ratio of 15.7” These are a few words from Ferenc Mate in his book Best Boats to Build or Buy. No one says it so well; as the book goes on to describe one of the better-built cruising boats ever built. I had the joy of sailing one of these beauties, several years ago while on a sea trial with another couple that were looking for their dream boat. I recall the smiles we all had, that day. I also had the pleasure of sailing Maya in the Good Old Boat Regatta, in St. Petersburg, In light air of 5 knts, we were in the middle of the pack doing 3.5 knts of boat speed. Later, when the wind increased to 22 knts we were sailing 7.3 knts, into the wind and loving it. Blue water boats.org confirmed my experience and you can read about on the Alajuela 38 link:
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This boat is listed by an experienced professional yacht broker.
The original owner lived in Long Island, NY. He re-powered the vessel in 1998 with a new Yanmar. He sailed her down to Venezuela and back to the States, were he sold her, in Florida, to the current owner, in 2002. He has given her lots of TLC and many upgrades, and has sailed her to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, single handed and back to Florida, among other trips. Now it's your turn New Bottom paint June 2014
Starting forward is a twin door access to the chain locker. The stowage space on this vessel is unbelievable! The V-berth is spacious, well ventilated, light and airy due to a large overhead hatch, which is large enough to pass sails through. There are storage lockers and several drawers beneath this berth. To starboard, is a storage locker above, and three drawers below. To port is a nice size settee for reading or dressing with storage behind and a unique chart storage feature overhead.. A louvered teak door provides cabin privacy. Next, to starboard, is the head. It features a teak privacy door, marine toilet, wash basin. To port is a custom separate shower. Continuing aft is the main salon. It features a teak, wall mounted, double drop leaf table and straight settees to port and starboard. Both settees double as a comfortable pilot berth with lee cloths. These settees provide generous storage below as well as three lockers behind the backrests. Outboard of both settees are spacious bookshelves. Next aft to starboard is the U shaped galley. It features a center line mounted, deep stainless steel sink, ample counter tops, a Gimballed stove and cabinets outboard with utensil drawer and locker aft. To port is the nav station with over sized chart table, well-insulated top-loading ice box with refrigeration, AC & DC electrical panel, fuel gauge, GPS, EPIRB. Auto pilot and VHF radio are mounted just inside the companion way to keep them out of the weather but yet, easy to access. Moving aft, under the ladder, is a large, well-designed engine access. The vessel is exceptionally clean with all systems functioning properly.
U shaped Galley is at the foot of the companionway for easy access while underway. There is ample storage and counter space. There are two 35 gal stainless steel water tanks under the cabin sole, and an additional 30 gal Vetus Bladder to make 100 gal of water.
Cutter rigged with 850 sq. ft. of sail area. New Bow Sprit in 2004, New Upper Shroud in 2011. Listed below are just some of the details of equipment and sail inventory
Oversize stainless steel standing rigging with swagged fittings.
Heavy duty chrome plated bronze turnbuckles & toggles.
Topsides and Deck were Awlgripped in 2011.
New Bottom paint June 2014
Owner's person possessions,
Blue Water Boats.org has an informative link on the Alajuela 38 and you can read about it at the following link: http://bluewaterboats.org/alajuela-38/
Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time. 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.
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221