FRESH WATER TANK
Rubicon is loaded with gear and unique upgrades and options! Her owners have cruised her and loved her for 19 years. During that time they have customized the boat on many levels, to make life on board more convenient and cruising safer. Every detail has been thought through before executing – from custom retractable davits, to interior lights having a white/red option; from extending the v-berth in the bow, to replacing the pesky, original vinyl hull liner, which was prone to sagging, with elegant wooden slats and so much more.
The interior of the Moorings 38 is the fabulous Beneteau ‘art nouveau’ styling of the late 1980’s to early 1990’s, with rounded cabinets and soft edges juxtaposed with simple straight lines. The M38 is unusual for a 38 foot boat in that it has 2 heads, so is ideal for a family or a 2 couples.
Designed originally as a racer-cruiser, the M38 performs well in both light air and heavy air conditions. It is easy to climb aboard from the sugar scoop transom and the cockpit is not only convivial, it has a lot of storage.
Some interesting upgrades and customizations are:
Lead keel (most Beneteaus have cast iron keels)
2-Cabin, 2-head layout
Aluminum trim below
Custom Retractable Davits
Custom mounts for Solar Panels
ROCNA 44lb primary anchor w/ 150′ high tensile chain (2020) & 250′ rode
2 Composting heads
Garmin 3210 Chartplotter
Emtrak Class B AIS (Transceiver)
Upgraded refrigeration (Dometic)
Anchor washdown (Fresh or Salt water)
Full Enclosure (2020)
New Bimini (2020)
Custom sheaves on boom
Custom winches on mast for sail raising
Custom polycarbonate storage shelf above galley counter
Custom draining rack & cutting board in galley
Polyethylene water tanks
PUR 35E Watermaker
Extended berth in V-berth w/ new Memory foam mattress
Wooden hull liner strips throughout
… and a lot more.
Rubicon will need bottom paint and hull compound and wax to spruce up the exterior, but she is pretty much ready to take you across the Rubicon… or wherever else you wish to sail.
This boat is classic late-80’s-early 90’s Beneteau. Rounded corners to cabinets & vertical rounded windows at the rear of the salon give it an ‘Art Nouveau’ feel. The galley is to port of the companionway with double sink, storage, stove and ‘marble’ counter tops and custom anodized aluminum trim. Above counter level is a custom storage shelf, complete with custom ‘stanchion and lifeline’ fiddle & custom lighting.
The aft cabin is behind the galley – with double bunk, cedar strip hull liner and plentiful storage.
To starboard is the aft head with composting head, vanity, pull out shower & shower curtain.
Forward of the head is a cabinet-cum-countertop-cum-chart table which houses the huge freezer and fridge. They have separate lids and extra insulation. Behind the counter top is the electrical panel and some electronics.
The salon consists of 2 straight settees with a centrally positioned table that has leaves that open up and extend to each settee. Custom cushions w/ velour upholstery are in excellent condition. The original hull liner has been replaced with elegant mahogany slats. There is a TV on the port, forward bulkhead and clock and barometer on the starboard bulkhead with a magazine holder below. Storage above and below the settees.
The forward cabin has an extended v-berth in the bow. It has a new memory foam mattress with Froli System beneath to stop condensation as well as custom mahogany headboard. TV on forward bulkhead, mahogany slatted hull liners and storage to starboard. Head compartment with composting head and basin, to port.
110V/12 V system
1 x Shorepower outlet
2 x 30 A shorepower cables (50′ & 30′)
AirMarine wind generator
4 x solar panels (total 380 W)
MPPT Solar controller (w/ spare PWM controller)
2 x D4 SLA House batteries
1 x Gr 24 SLA Start battery
MasterVolt ChargeMaster 50 A Battery Charger (new-not installed)
6 Gal water heater
PUR 35e WaterMaker w/ new membrane (not installed)
LED lights throughout
Some lights can switch to red for passagemaking
Custom galley lighting
12 V fans
Ryobi vacuum cleaner w/ 2 charging stations
Autohelm ST 5000+ (linear RAM rebuilt 2020)
STOWE Depthsounder (rebuilt 2020)
STOWE Knotmeter (rebuilt 2020)
Autohelm Wind instrument
Garmin 3210 Chartplotter
Raymarine 12 Mile Radar (non-functional)
2 x Standard Horizon VHF (helm & chart table)
EMTRAK Class B AIS
2 x TV w/ DVD players
3GM30 Yanmar engine w/ 1971 hours
Motor mounts (2018)
Prop shaft (2018)
Cutlass bearing (2018)
PSS dripless Shaft Seal (2018)
Sigma Drive (2018 – aligns shaft & eliminates vibration)
85A Balmar Alternator w/ digital Duo Charge
Doyle fully battened mainsail reconditioned 2017 (age unknown- good condition)
120% Doyle Genoa (age unknown – good condition)
Battcars on mast track for raising mainsail
Goiot genoa furler
Doyle Stack Pack w/ lazy jacks (2016)
Custom winches on mast for topping lift and genoa halyard (2019)
Custom Sheaves on boom (2019)
ROCNA 20kg anchor w/ 150’ 3/8 G7 chain (2020) & 250’ rode
Bruce 33lb w/ 75’ 3/8 G4 Chain & 250’ rode
Lewmar electric windlass (rebuilt & rechromed)
Anchor washdown (fresh or salt water)
Aluminum toe rails
Granny bars at mast
Teak handholds on coachroof
Traveller forward of dodger
Dodger (new eisenglas 2019/20)
Full enclosure (2020)
Cockpit cushions (3)
Full deck awnings
Wheel w/ leather cover
Pedestal for chartplotter
Fixed cockpit table w/ cherry insert in leaves
2 x Lewmar ST 46 Primary winches (cockpit forward)
2 x Lewmar ST30 Secondary winches on coachroof
1 x Lewmar ST30 winch (cocpit port aft)
Cockpit lazarettes port, starboard and aft
Propane locker w/ 2 x 10lb Aluminum tanks
Netting around all stanchions
Cockpit shower (cold) on transom
Custom retractable davits (can hold up to 200lbs)
Custom frame for solar panels
Custom outboard motor lift
Transom w/ 2 steps/ sugar scoops
Throwable horseshoe buoy
Paratech Sea anchor (unused)
Full Deck Awning
Spare fresh water pump
Spare stanchion bases
Toilet through hull fittings & septic pumpout fitting were removed, plugged, laminated with epoxy resin, cloth etc., faired, epoxy coated and painted.
Jon and Anne Hutchings
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
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