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1956 Kettenburg K38

Listing ID2985558
Sale Price$25,000 USD [ Convert To CAD ]
Seller POP Yachts
Category Sloop Sailboats
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Located Vallejo, California, US
Stock Number042148
Length38ft / 11.58 m
Beam8ft / 2.44 m

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Classic San Diego Built Kettenburg known as "Aristocrats of sail"

The K-38 is 38' overall but 25'10" at the waterline, 8' beam, 6'2" draft. Sail area 538 square feet. The exquisite beauty of the K38's lines, its ideal size, its incredible feel of balance and speed, its sleek, narrow hull, its meticulous craftsmanship in wood and its silent, easy motion in a seaway combine to make it superior to all other yachts for sailing in Southern California's waters. Designed by Paul Kettenburg, and built at the renowned Kettenburg Boat Works on Shelter Island, Chelsea is the 27th boat of this design built in 1954 of Carvel planked Mahogany. K-38's are still recognized as the "Aristocrats of sail" on the Pacific Coast.

Her spruce mast was completely rebuilt in 2000, and is currently in the seller's warehouse. It will be reinstalled on the boat at the time of a sale. The mast currently on the boat belongs to a different K-38. When the mast was rebuilt, it was Totally disassembled, re-glued, re-rabbitted, re-finished with varnish (Not paint) and re-wired at a cost of $10k.

A completely new transom was professionally installed along with the aft 3rd of the boat being replanked at the same time.

In 2004 the entire boat was gone through, and every rib was examined and sistered where needed. At that time, a custom brace that consists of a custom built rib which goes from the port shear clamp to the starboard shear clamp was installed to give added support to the mast step and floors in the area a around the mast. The turnbuckle transfers stress from the chain plate to a stainless steel "floor" which is bolted to a new oak floor in the bilge.

The boat was completely refastened and caulked before paint was applied.

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Condition***UPDATE MAY 27TH, 2019*** ~ The Decks and Cabin Roof have been repainted with Non-Skid Paint. ~ Much restoration has gone into this beautiful vessel, and she is waiting for her new owner to steward her forward and enjoy her fine sailing characteristics.

Navigational Equipment - Navigation Lights

Mechanical - Ballast (Lead)
- Control Type (Tiller)
- Cutlass Bearing
- Engine Location (Beneath Cockpit)
- Fuel Tank
- Keel
- Steering (Tiller)

Electrical Systems - Alternator
- Battery
- Battery Switch
- Shore Power (110v. AC

Accommodations - Berth (3)
- Cabins (1)

Construction - Bottom Paint
- Keel Type (Modified Full Keel)
- Propeller
- Thru-hull Fittings

Deck Gear - Custom Cover (Full Custom Boat Cover)
- Sail Cover
- Winches

Safety Equipment - Bilge Pump

Sails - Headsail
- Main
- Sheet Winches

Rigging - Boom
- Mast (Spruce)
- Standing Rigging