It is one tricked-out DE38. Check out the bowthruster.
38'Downeaster 38 Cutter
Current Price:US$ 88,800 (07/12)
Located in St. Pete Beach,FL
Engine/Fuel Type:Single diesel
50,000 Miles,52 Countries…
AND…SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE'S READY FOR A BOAT SHOW!!!
The only thing "1979" about Kuhela is her fiberglass hill and THAT has been maintained to a level that most of us can only hope to achieve. She is truly a testament to the loving care and hard work given by her owner over the last 25 years.
If you have been looking for a true blue-water capable boat,a boat that can safely and comfortably take you over all the oceans of the world,a boat that is in exceptional (near bristol) condition,and a boat that can be purchased for well under $100K…You are looking at the finest boat available today!
SERIOUSLY FOR SALE TO SERIOUS SAILORS
YOUR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME AWAITS!
For a complete travel log of Kuhela's incredible adventures,visit:philstephenson.com.
2008 survey available to qualified buyers for review. She has only improved since then!!
Accommodations Master Stateroom:Private full double berth forward with teak staved hullside finish. To port you will find Sunbrella storage pockets as well as two lockers with shelves above. To starboard there are three lockers for storage plus a deep hanging locker,all with shelf storage over. Hullside has additional Sunbrella storage pockets. Under the berth is more storage in bins as well as cubbie storage. Large overhead hatch,2 screened S/S ports and 3 Hella fans provide adequate ventilation and light. Berth has a comfortable,thick latex mattress. Chain locker is accessed at forward bulkhead. Ensuite door to head provides stateroom privacy. Head: Portside with doors from the stateroom and salon. vanity with S/S sink,pressure and manual water,4 large lockers,teak floor grate to Whale Gulper overboard discharge sump pump,wall mounted mirror,Raritan II head with home size bowl and Lectra-san waste system. Hatch,S/S port and fan provides ventilation.
Salon: Forward of the SB salon settee you will find attractive built-in bookcases over a large storage locker with door. Starboard settee pulls out to make a double berth if needed. 3 lockers over,2 lockers behind and 3 lockers under. Port U-shaped settee surrounds the dining table that easily seats six. 3 lockers hullside over a full length storage bin. 2 under settee lockers,storage outboard and full storage under the settee. Forward bulkhead shows the souvenirs from Kuhela's travels throughout the world (do not convey). Force 10 propane heater and chromed clock &barometer complete the bulkhead. Two opening S/S ports with screens,4 large fixed "windows" 2 deck hatches and 3 Hella fans allow for ample light and ventilation. Overhead headliner was completely redone in 2001 and still shows as new (As everything does on this boat!)
Galley: To port at base of companionway. See below for details.
Nav Station: Located to SB at base of companionway. Hullside you will find all electronics behind protective glass panels. Flip-top chart table with 12v/110v electrical panels under along with a huge storage locker. Nav tools are in a box mounted in the aft bulkhead.
Quarterberth: Double berth found full aft to SB. Open storage cubbies full aft. Entire berth has storage under.
Commercial grade closed loop edge sealed carpeting throughout the boat over teak &holly sole.
As noted,Kuhela has enough storage for around the world cruising
Bomar polished S/S ports with screens throughout
Force 10 Cabin heater
Fixed port windows in salon were just replaced with polycarbonite,including polished S/S exterior trim rings ($3000 addition,AND BEAUTIFUL!!)
Force 10,3 burner propane stove w/ oven ( NEW 2010)
SeaFreeze 12V water cooled refrigerator /freezer
Deep double S/S sink
Isotherm water heater
Pressure water system w/ fresh &salt @ galley,fresh @ head
(6) sliding door lockers w/ shelf above
(2) Under counter lockers
Huge dry storage locker
Bulkhead mounted dishware storage
Force 10 BBQ grill –completely rebuilt w/ new burners ®ulator 6/12
Brokers Comments/ Additional Information Spend 10 minutes aboard "Kuhela" with her Captain and Admiral and you will KNOW what a special boat she is! She has been maintained to a level that most of us can only hope to achieve. There is not a single component to this boat that he owner hasn't touched and made better over their 25 years of ownership and the improvements are continuing,even while she's awaiting her new "crew". If you want an affordable boat that can help make you a capable world cruiser you just may have found your match!
We look forward to introducing you to Kuhela at your earliest convenience.
Disclaimer Owners personal items not listed here are not a part of this sale. 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 this vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors,to investigate such details as the buyers desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale,price change,or withdrawal without notice.