Catalina 38

1978 — 1990
Designers
Sparkman & Stephens
Frank V. Butler
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Association
Catalina 38
# Built
365
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38 1 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
30 2 / 9.2 m
Beam
11 10 / 3.6 m
Draft
6 9 / 2.1 m
Displacement
15,900 lb / 7,212 kg
Ballast
6,850 lb / 3,107 kg
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    Northport, New York, United States
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    Northport, New York, United States
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    Northport, New York, United States
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    Northport, New York, United States
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    Northport, New York, United States
    1979 Catalina 38
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    Northport, New York, United States
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    Northport, New York, United States
    1979 Catalina 38
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    Northport, New York, United States
    1979 Catalina 38
    $33,400 USD

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
641′² / 59.6 m²
Total Sail Area
639′² / 59.4 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
253′² / 23.5 m²
P
43 11 / 13.4 m
E
11 6 / 3.5 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
386′² / 35.9 m²
I
49 9 / 15.2 m
J
15 5 / 4.7 m
Forestay Length
52 1 / 15.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
25
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
55 gal / 208 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.37 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.22
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.08
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
256.43
moderate
Comfort Ratio
27.86
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Based on an earlier S&S design; (YANKEE 38-S&S #2094). The molds were purchased when Yankee Yachts went out of business. Among the modifications to the original design: new deck and coach roof, taller rig, and balanced spade rudder.
Shoal draft version: 4.90’/1.49m

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