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Fales Navigator 38', 1976, Kemah, Texas, $50,000, Price reduced 12/3/23 to $44,500, Taken off market 4-2-24

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Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat for sale

  • Location: Kemah, Texas

    FALES 38 Navigator

  • Center Cockpit, pilot house motor sailor.
  • $44,500


  • LOA: 38 ft
  • LWL: 33.5 ft.
  • BEAM: 12 ft
  • DISPLACEMENT: 22,750 lb
  • BALLAST: 9000 lb
  • MAX DRAFT: 5.00 ft (loaded)
  • ENGINES: Twin Perkins 4.108 Diesel
  • HP: 85 X 2 = 170
  • FUEL: 200 gals
  • WATER: 200 gals
  • HULL SPEED: 7.76 kn
  • MAST HEIGHT FROM DWL: 48.00 ft


  • Electric windlass; West Marine PHP-275 inflatable dinghy/Mercury 5HP 4-stroke outboard engine w/cover(new-started and run one time); 2 anchors include a 35lb CQR and a 22lb Danforth/150’ of anchor rode w/chain; deck wash down pump (new); decks re-coated with rubberized non-skid; custom built outboard motor deck mount (new)/custom built dinghy davits (new);


  • Ketch rig
  • 3 sails, each is on a roller furler controlled from the cockpit. new sail rigging/halyards-sheets/;


  • Two Perkins 4.108 Diesel Engines. 85 hp each. The starboard engine was rebuilt by the former owner. Complete rebuild on the Port Engine by the current owner ($3000.00); /Both fuel tanks are full with 200 gallons of diesel fuel ($870.00)


  • OCEAN SAFETY ISO 4 person life raft, 2 years left on new service.
  • life jackets (new unused); /Extra bilge pumps + emergency bilge pump/manual emergency diaphragm bilge pump; high water bilge alert (new); Ring boy line bag w/100’ line; complete ditch bag w/water, food, VHF radio/first aid kit/
  • Two throw rings


  • Ritchie Explorer Compass (new); criuising guides including Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas; Raymarie Pilot Ev-100 auto pilot (new)/Garmin GME 18 Radar dome (new)/Garmin Echomap 9EX chart plotter/Blue Sea w/transducer (depth finder).


  • Equator washer/dryer machine; rechargeable interior fans; 16000BTU Marinaire marine Air Conditioner system in salon-galley area (new); /8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner for Pilot house/forward V-berth (new); sleeps 6- 2 in v-berth/dining table converts to dbl bed/saloon couch makes single bunk/pilot birth under rear deck/2 heads w/elect toilets, main head with stand-up shower;


  • Portable 58 Quart 12V freezer on deck w/dedicated circuit; 3 burner propane stove/two propane tanks in a deck locker; large food storage box in galley/large 12V box refrigerator w/new compressor and evaporator in galley/120V refrigerator-freezer in galley/microwave (new); Complete components for a water maker.(about $1800 worth). Needs to be assembled. We were going to do that in Florida. Remaining items can be obtained at Home Depot.


  • 3 12V Battery Banks w/4 new 100AH deep cycle batteries; solar power system of 360 watts mounted on davits on stern (new) w/solar controller and dedicated battery system; 2300 Watt Portable Inverter Generator on deck (gas, new); 50’ shore power cord and 50amp-30amp adapter;


  • New bridge cushions and stadium chairs; /bimini top over bridge area (new); /hydraulic wheel steering recently serviced; 2 waterproof hooded rain jackets (new-never used)


  • Plumbing completely replaced with PEX hoses and fittings/Raritan Purasan Type 1 sanitation system (new)/two new household type electric toilets; 10 gal water heater (120V); 2 heads w/elect toilets, main head with stand-up shower.


  • The boat bottom was cleaned twice this year by a diver.
  • Video of the boat out of the water at the boat yard. This was before I bought it.

    Will trade for powerboat of same or more value

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    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

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    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat

    Fales Navigator 38', 1976 sailboat