This is a very rare Bluewater Yachts factory finished boat.
A traditional Nordic design from the pen of renowned naval architect Colin Archer. The Bluwater 38 is a very rugged fiberglass version of the Ingrid 38, one of the most beautiful traditional designs ever created. These double enders are built to withstand heavy weather and her full keel gives her incomparable directional stability. Balance the sails and her course will remain true without a hand on the tiller. There were only 150 of these head turning vessels ever built. Very low time Westereke(1080 hours). There is nothing on the water that will increase your heart rate like a cutter/ketch under full sail. From her massive teak bow sprit to her canoe stern "BOUNTY" is a piece of ocean crossing art. She is outfitted for single handed passage making. Unfortunately the owner's plans have changed and she is reluctantly for sale. She is docked in the water at our exclusive brokerage marina in beautiful Oriental, NC. Make an appointment to see her very soon.
MIKE & NANCY DRAUGHAN 336-601-5970 CELL
ROBERT & STACY HALL 252-622-1292 CELL
Forward is a very spacious "V" berth with plenty of storage. Accomodations for five with three in the main cabin and two in the "V". New Compact II head with macerator.The head has a shower w/sump pump and a SS wash basin. Water also is heated by engine heat exchanger.Mahogany wood panels through out the vessel. Interior wood is finished in varnish and oiled. The cabin sole is teak and ash. The walnut dinete table in the main salon is fully gimballed.The firelace and Dickinson Pacific stove both provide heat to the cabin. She has six large opening Ronstad cast bronze ports. The ports are through bolted and dripless. There is an abundance of storage throughout the boat.
16000 BTU Climma central air and heat system
The spacious galley is to stbd of the companionway ladder out of the way of through boat trafic. The galley has a 2 burner Force 10 cook top stove and a Dickerson Pacific hot top diesel stove with an oven. There is a large ice box and double stainless steel sinks. Hot and cold pressure water and a manual back up foot pump. All galley plumbing was replaced and upgraded.
Westerbeke parts and service are readily available world wide.
New Westerbeke 42B installed in 2001. Very low hours (825 total) and excellent maintenance(owner is a retired military & commercial pilot). Three bilge pumps (1 electrical and 2 manual).
3 blade prop
Assortment of spare parts included
The lower decks are 28" wide and slightly cambered providing easy access fore and aft and excellent draining to the scuppers.The very substantial chainplates are mounted outboard. The chain plates are lagged into the 6" high bulwarks. Added safety is provided by the presence of the mizzen mast shrouds at the critical side deck junture. This highly reduces a MOB situation.
Hull construction of this type cannot be found in modern light displacement boats. The objective of the builder was to build as strong a boat as possible. The glass content of the build has been increased and the resin content decreased.The glass to resin ratio exceeds 50%. Many modern era vessels are at a 35% ratio. Build strength does not stop with the hull. 1 inch thick marine plywood is used in the bulkheads and solidly glassed to the hull. The marine industry standard for bulkheads is 1/2" to 3/4". All the way to the waterline the entire hull is insulated with 3/4" closed cell foam. This closed cell insulation is also present between the hull, bulkheads, the mahogany overhead ceiling and the cabin top.
The rudder is very heavy glass laminate wrapped around Klegecell foam core. It is mounted with massive bronze grudgeons & pintles. 1n 1999 a complete bottom job was done using a vinyl resin. Surveys since then have found the bottom dry and in good condition.
Monitor wind vane steering with smal and large blades. The owner reports it performs fatastic off shore.
Sail inventory includes:
Doyle Durasail 8.5 oz mainsail
Doyle Durasail 10 oz staysail
Doyle Durasail 8.5 oz mizzen
Scott 7.5 oz 135% genoa
All spars are aluminum and manufactured by Hinckley Boat Works of Maine. Mast steps have been added. The standing rigging is all oversized 316 stainless steel and fitted with Norseman fittings on the lower ends. All turnbuckles are bronze.
Sail track is mfg'd by Schaefer. 6ea folding pad eyes by Wichard;Wichard webbing jacklines;34" stanchions; Danforth anchor with short chain and 100ft of nylon rope rode;45lb CQR primary anchor with 200ft of 3/8" high tensil chain and nylon rode.
2ea bow roller Sea Tiger manual anchor windlass
tiller steering bimini & dodger
life raft in hard case mounted on deck
110V & 12V ship systems. In 2003 the entire electrical system was replaced and upgraded using all oversized marine grade wiring. The panels were replaced with all new AC/Dc Blue Seas switch panels. All wiring is run through conduit and are branch fused. Batteries are fused at branch locations and are run to a four poistion battery switch with 2/0 cable. An epoxy battery box was built to accomodate 6ea 6 volt deep cycle batteries.Total amp hours is 600.Charging is accomplished using the HD engine alternator and a three step Statpower Truecharge 20 automatic battery charger.
Garmin 545S at the helm with XM satellite weather system
Garmin 541 GPS at the nav center
Raymarine auto helm tiller pilot
EPIRB with McMurdo 406 battery with battery life to 2015
ICOM 604 VHF radio
AIS (collision avoidance) System
Jensen stereo system with interior and cockpit speakers
spare VHF radio
Standard knot/log meter
Spacious nav center with good storage
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.