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Down Easter 38 ft., 1978

Boat Name

  • Sea Pirate (1978)


  • Builder: Down East Yachts Inc.
  • Designer: Henry Morschadt
  • Keel: Full
  • Hull Shape: Monohull


  • LOA: 38 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 11 ft 10 in
  • LWL: 29 ft 0 in
  • Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
  • Displacement: 19500 lbs
  • Ballast: 8000 lbs
  • Headroom: 6 ft 9 in


  • Total Power: 55 HP
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4108
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1500
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: 55 HP


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 90
  • Fuel Tanks: 90


  • Number of single berths: 4
  • Number of double berths: 1


  • TV set
  • Compass
  • Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Navigation center
  • Wind speed and direction
  • VHF
  • Radio
  • Depthsounder
  • Plotter
  • CD player


  • Battened mainsail
  • Furling genoa
  • Staysail


  • Steering wheel

    Inside Equipment

  • Hot water
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Heating
  • Marine head
  • Oven
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Microwave oven

    Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Inverter


  • Mainsail cover
  • Staysail cover


  • 45-lb plow anchor with 3/8” chain
  • 30-lb Danforth secondary anchor with chain and nylon rode
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Bow pulpit, rails. lifelines, side stanchions and boarding gates

    Down East Yachts DE38C

    This Down Easter 38 is a solid and attractive cruiser. As a moderate-displacement full-keeled cutter, she has the strength and versatility to take you wherever you want to go. Her sail inventory is extensive, including two Jibs (Yankee & Standard), Genoa 150, one alternately sized Staysail, All extra sails are bagged, labeled and reported to be in good shape.

    All canvas on the boat is new and shows very well, including sail covers, hatch covers.

  • Ground tackle consists of a CQR with heavy chain as a primary anchor, backed up by a Danforth-type anchor on chain/rode.
  • Shrouds and chain plates are pushed to the outer extremes of the side decks, giving plenty of room for crew to move forward and aft, whether under way or at anchor. The rig has been professionally tuned, and all running rigging was replaced in 2012.
  • The helm station and cockpit are comfortable and roomy, with easy access to engine controls, autopilot and other electronics. There is copious storage aft of the helm in two lazarettes, as well as a vented propane bottle locker.
  • Down below, this vessel is comfortably appointed with multiple seating areas and bunks for guests and crew. In the galley, there is a double-basin stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water.
  • Cooking is done on a gimballed, two-burner LPG stove and oven. There is also a microwave. Refrigeration is by Adler-Barbour, and an Engle freezer.
  • Multiple drawers, shelves and cubbies provide good stowage for cooking gear, food and utensils. In the main salon, there is a drop down-leaf table between two straight settees. New custom cabinet above sink for more galley storage.
  • The port sette back lifts up and locks into position, creating bunk beds when extra sleeping space is needed At the foot of the starboard settee is the nav station and breaker panel. The top of the chart table lifts up to provide access to charts and navigating tools. Aft of the nav station is a single pilot berth.
  • Forward of the salon and to port is the boat's head. There is a manual marine head, and vanity/sink basin. The faucet from the sink extends to become a hand-held shower head. There is a retractable shower curtain and a teak grate on the floor above the shower sump.
  • Forward of the head is the Vee-berth, which is very spacious for a boat this size. There is a louvered door for privacy, and plenty of drawers and lockers. At the foot of the berth is a door which gives access to the anchor locker. Overhead is an opening hatch with a lexan cover providing good natural light.

    Extra details:

  • The engine is a Yanmar 55HP. There are approximately 650 hours on the engine, 300 of which came after a major overhaul in 2008. The battery bank consists of (4) AGM batteries, all of which were new in 2013. Also new in 2012 were the cutless bearing, running rigging, alternator, voltage regulator, tachometer, water heater and exterior rub-rails.
  • The hull was also professionally buffed and waxed at that time, and exterior teak was stripped and re-varnished.
  • The boat was hauled out and received new antifouling bottom paint in 2013. The head, were all re-plumbed in 2013.

    Update 2018

  • The boat has been in storage for over 5 years and needs cosmetic work mostly clean, varnish and paint hence the price but even with the work needed it is still a steal.

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