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1986 Vagabond 38

location icon Annapolis, Maryland
Year 1986
Length 38 ft

$10,000 Price Reduction 11/30/20 - This is a must-see boat!

This lovely two stateroom one head full keel yacht is built solid for offshore work, and it is equipped for it too. The cutter rig allows for many sail configurations and is easily handled by a short-handed crew. "Promise" features a hard dodger with windshield, an arch with solar panels, wind generator, dinghy davits, and a full complement of electronics (owners report never having to plug in!). You will quickly fall in love with the classic styling.


Standing Rigging and Chainplates Replaced 2014

Solar and Wind new 2014-2015

New Bottom 2014

Autopilot - Radar - AIS - Liferaft

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Year Built 1986
Category Sail
Length Overall 38 ft
Beam 12 ft
Max Draft 4'11 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID VYC38011I586
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 34 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 50 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 60 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 33 gal
Ballast 7,500 lb
Displacement 19,200 lb
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3HN35F
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 34hp
Propeller Type: Feathering
Engine Hours: 8000
  • 19" LCD TV w/DVD player
  • West Marine AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth/MP3 stereo w/Sony speakers
  • Radio Shack indoor TV antenna
  • Wirie WiFi antenna
  • 12v reading lights in all cabins
  • Alpenglow dual power night vision red/white fluorescent lights (all cabins)
  • 12v LED red/white lamp at the nav station
  • 12v fans in V-berth and main salon
  • Varnished mahogany dining table
  • Bulkhead mounted steel safe
  • Custom “Closed Cell” Mattress in V-berth (’15)
  • Deep S/S sink with H/C pressure water
  • Seaward Hillerange 3 burner propane stove w/oven
  • Frigaboat 12v Freezer and Refrigerator - Keel Cooled (’14)
  • Atwood 6 gal water heater
  • Katadyn Power Survivor 1.5 gph watermaker – Needs service
  • Magma BBQ grill
Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Garmin radar (‘14)
  • Garmin 4208 GPS/Chartplotter (cockpit)
  • Garmin GPS Map 162 (nav station) - needs an antenna
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot w/cockpit remote
  • Uniden UM525 VHF w/remote mic at helm
  • West Marine handheld VHF
  • Icom IC-706 MKIIG SSB/Ham transceiver w/tuner & backstay antenna
  • Raymarine ST60 display w/ windspeed/direction, knot meter/log, depth finder
  • Raymarine Tridata & Sea Talk at the nav station
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • AIS (’14)
  • EPIRB (’14)
Deck Equipment
  • Dual anchor rollers ('12)
  • Lewmar 1000G Pro Series 12v windlass ('14)
  • Spare Windlass
  • 45lbs Manson Supreme anchor with 330’ of G4 chain
  • 22# Danforth
  • 27# Fortress
  • Dinghy davits
  • 10' Caribe RIB w/Mercury 4-stroke 6hp outboard (’14), remote fuel tank
  • Viking 4-person Life Raft – expires Aug 2020
  • Edson 38" S/S steering wheel, leather cover, and S/S emergency tiller
  • (4) removable dorade vents
  • Hard dodger w/interchangeable snap out windshield
  • Full side curtains ('13)
  • S/S cockpit arch
  • Sun cover/bimini w/skylight fits between dodger & arch
  • Cockpit cushions & custom tall pilot cushion at helm
  • Covers for all brightwork ('11)
  • Teak grate in cockpit
  • Fold-up teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Fenders & dock lines
  • Swim ladder
  • Boarding step
  • LED running lights
Sails and Rigging
  • All new standing rigging and chainplates (’14)
  • North Sails 130% genoa ('10)
  • North Sails staysail ('10)
  • North full-batten mainsail w/lazyjacks & 2 reef points ('13)
  • Barlow 27ST 2 speed primary winches
  • Anderson 40ST secondary winches
  • Barlow 23 mast winches
  • Anderson 40ST traveler winches
  • Isomat anodized aluminum spars 
  • MastWalker mast steps
  • D-400 wind generator (’14)
  • Solar Panels – Sunpower 690 Volt w Flexmax MPPT Controller (’15)
  • (4) 6v golf cart batteries 440ah wired in series (house) ('17)
  • 12v 115ah cell grp 31 engine start battery ('20)
  • Battery selector switch
  • Balmar 621 - 100 alternator (’15)
  • Spare Balmar 100 amp alternator rebuilt 2016
  • Heart Freedom 20 2000w inverter/charger w/remote panel
  • Heart Interface Link 1000 battery monitor
  • Newmar GI-30 galvanic isolator
  • Copper bonding/ground system
  • 30 amp shore power receptacle w/25' cord
  • Yanmar 3HN35F (FWC) 34 hp diesel engine - Approx 8,000 Hours
  • All engine hoses replaced (’14)
  • New Engine Mounts (’14)
  • 1 1/4" S/S prop shaft
  • PSS dripless stuffing box (’14)
  • Max-Prop Folding Propeller (’14)
  • Rudder Bushing and Stuffing Box Replaced (’15)
  • Spare Prop
  • Spare Water Pump
  • Racor 200 series fuel filter w/12v primer/bleeder pump
  • Shurflo 12v fresh water pump
  • Jabsco manual marine toilet w/Y-valve & Jabsco macerator
  • 10-gallon holding tank
  • 2nd Holding Tank – 23 Gallons w Tank Gauge (’14)
  • 20# LPG tank
  • Tank Tender gauges for fuel, water & holding tanks ('11)
  • Jabsco automatic bilge pump
  • Rule automatic bilge pump
  • Henderson manual bilge pump
  • 12v Walbro flow-thru emergency fuel pump
  • Hull pealed and new vinyl ester bottom applied (’14) 10-year warranty 2024
  • CO2/Smoke Alarms

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Gordon Bennett

Crusader Yacht Sales

(410) 739-4432

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