DE38 Wanderlust

I pulled these pictures of a for sale listing and am putting them up as this boat has very non standard interior layout. I have commented on the pictures that show the alternate layout this boat seems to have been built with.

The best I could read the boat’s name is Wanderlust. She is a 1979 Downeaster 38. All the information that was available about the boat is below

LOA: 41’ 9”  LOD: 38’  LWL: 29’  BEAM: 11’ 10”  DRAFT: 4’ 11”

DISPLACEMENT: 19,500#  BALLAST: 8,000# (internal lead)

MAST HEIGHT: 49’  SAIL AREA: 721 sq ft

FUEL CAPACITY:  86 gallons in one 68 gallon and one 18 gallon tank

WATER CAPACITY: 100 gallons in two 50 gallon stainless steel tanks

DESIGNERS: Henry Morschladt and Bob Poole

BUILDER: Downeast Yachts; Irvine, CA

ENGINE: Universal three cylinder fresh water cooled 32 hp diesel engine.  Dual lever engine controls on binnacle.  Engine instruments in cockpit include tach, oil pressure, water temperature. Transmission rebuilt 2011.

ELECTRICAL: 12v system with two 12v batteries, selector switch and breaker panel.  110v system with shore power cord and 110v breaker panel.

SAILS AND RIGGING: Cutter rigged.  Aluminum mast, booms and spreaders.  Mast stepped on deck.  Stainless steel standing rigging with double lower shrouds and baby stay.  Four to one purchase main sheet aft of cockpit.  Two Lewmar #40 self tailing genoa sheet winches, two Lewmar #8 halyard winches on mast, one Lewmar #8 main sheet winch in cockpit. Sails include new main, roller furling genoa, staysail.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT: Wheel steering with binnacle compass and guard, New electric head (needs installed) with holding tank, Manual and electric bilge pumps, Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, Stainless steel stern mount swim ladder, Double life lines with gates port and starboard, Stainless steel davits, Anchor platform with double roller, CQR anchor with chain and rode, Bimini, Dodger, Cockpit cushions.

PROJECT BOAT: A lot of the boat has been done but needs completion. Tanks have been replaced, rebuilt transmission, new windows, re-upolstered,  new main, new bimini, bottom done and hull painted Jan. 2011.

Classic DE look

Just noticed that it looks like there are lazy jacks on the boom. For the most part she looks pretty stock on deck.

Dingy davits and a boarding ladder kinda clutter up the transom but it all looks ship shape.

The only thing in the cocpit that looks non stock is the bimini. I know I was drooling over that :)

The fordeck looks pretty stock..

Notice the chart table forward of the starboard settee. The looks factory to me based on the floor foot print. Also on starboard they moved the settee all the way up against the hull to give more walkway room in the center of the salon. Plus the L shaped settee with free standing table make for a very different look. I would assume that the table lowers maybe to make a bed there.

This picture was really interesting. Where the chart table normally is is just a door.. It makes you wonder what is behind it.. A head? An actuall little cabin with the pilot berth there? The galley looks pretty standard from what I can see.

The Vberth here looks pretty standard.. At first I thought the seat area was larger but on looking at it again I think it is the same as on Valkyr.. Just looks nicer with all the cushions lining it.

Nothing much here that looks different.

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