The Ingrid 38 from the pen of William Atkin is a heavy displacement blue water cutter derived from Colin Archer's famous double ender designed North Sea pilot boats, which in turn were inspired by Viking boats renowned for their heavy weather characteristics. Perhaps Atkin sums it up best by saying it's "the kind of boat that behaves herself in rough water and can be depended upon to sail herself". (To that part we do hear frequent mentions of the superb one-finger-on-tiller tracking and a comfortable ride.)
With her old world style, Josette's a good looking boat with a sheer line reminiscent of Crealock's famous Westsail 32. Her seaworthiness is there to see in her full keel, heavy displacement and overbuilt construction. Her hull is heavily hand laid in fiberglass. There's robust outboard chain plates and an outboard rudder protected by extra fiberglass and a large bronze shoe casting should she scrub the bottom.
Atkin's main rework on the Ingrid 38 from Archer's original design was finer entry on the bow which 'cushions' her landing off the waves and even may increase speed slightly. Below the waterline she has a long full keel with deep v-sections forward keeping her stable in the rough. The ballast is encapsulated and is distributed from bow to stern, to keep the weight as low as possible. Rounding this off, there's plenty of flotation designed in her ends, fore and aft which helps keep her dry.
The trade off of heavy displacement and ultimate stability is usually in speed so the Ingrid 38 is not considered fast. By the numbers, her hull speed works out at 7.2 knots but she'll more often manage a consistent 6 knots while cruising. Surprisingly she's known to sail pretty well in light airs, as owners report she'll do half the wind speed in up to 8 knots of wind. However, she's a boat that comes into her own in heavier seas. The cutter rig gives plenty of options on all points of sail and she's an easy boat to single-hand.
Josette is her original name and she has spent most all of her life in fresh water. She only spent one year in salt water in 1985, her original launch year. This is a one-owner vessel. The hull was built in 1974 by Bluewater Yachts in Washington state and it is reported that these are the same builders that build the Nordic Tugs. The interior cabin sides (ceiling) were finished in planking by the original owner. The hull is foam insulated to keep you cool when it is hot outside and warm when it is cold outside. The galley area is a great work space for any type of cooking. The mast is anodized aluminum construction by MetalMast Marine, with internal halyards. The hull is solid fiberglass construction and does have some gel coat surface blisters above the waterline, but they do not appear to be structural.
She recently had the following engine work accomplished: new head gasket, two new exhaust valves, injector service, new exhaust elbow.
She has Profurl roller furling on the yankee to make her easier to handle as well as a staysail that can act as a storm sail if you need it. There are extra tall lifelines for safety. The aft cabin is small and can be used for storage, if not for sleeping. The custom mid cockpit is large for this design.
If you are looking for an around the world type comfortable live aboard sailboat, this is the one for you. She even has a bow thruster for docking this long keel hull and hydraulic wheel steering to eliminate the hard work at the helm.
Josette is currently on the hard at our marina and can be seen by appointment only.
For more information or details, please contact Steve Dake, Director of Sailboat Sales, at (231) 759-8596 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve has been in the marine business for over 40 years. Please use his knowledge and experience to help you find the right boat for your needs.
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Hull color - white
Deck color - white
Wheel with Cover
Wheel steering - hydraulic
Bow Thruster - Vetus
Through hulls and their fasteners are all Silicon Bronze, including all seacocks
Spare Dorade boxes
Head type - hand pump
Holding tank type - plastic
Refrigerator - Adler Barbour Cold machine, top loading with freezer compartment
Stove/Oven - Force 10 propane
Grill-Rail mounted propane
Toilet-Raritan manual operated with 30 gallon tank
Batteries (3) (in resin lined boxes and secured in place, in case of roll over)
Bow Thruster-Vetus with dedicated battery
Spare tricolor masthead light
Roller Furling by Profurl
Winches - 7 Lewmar (all two speed self tailing) primaries are #46
Standing rigging is all over sized
Autopilot - Raymarine - new
Compass - has no oil
Depthsounder - Signet - older
GPS- Garmin MAP-76
VHF- Standard Horizon and Icom portable
Anchor 45 lb. Delta Fastset
High Lifelines & Stanchions
Cockpit drain is 2" in diameter
Companoinway opening is above seat height
Spare engine belts, impellers and hoses
Six jack stands
Canvas cover (three section custom)
Main - 370 sq ft
Jib - 235 sq ft
Staysail - 150 sq ft
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Torresen Marine, Inc. - The Sailboat Specialists
3003 Lake Shore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441