Sydney 38

AU $115,000 Finance
38' 8" - 11.78m
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Moreten Bay Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Brand New carbon mainsail and all service work done for the Brisbane to Gladstone Race. Safety gear is all in date.
This Sydney 38 has just been antifouled and polished and is ready to go. She has extensive safety equipment (Close to cat 1) including a 10 man life raft (Just serviced 03/21), HF and VHF radios plus a new auto pilot fitted just last year. Jump aboard and sail north into the beautiful waters and safe havens of Northern QLD.
Sydney 38 Information:

Offering a fast, exciting and very easy to sail yacht, the Sydney 38 is designed for coastal and club racing as well as popular twilight sailing. With an appealing interior, the Sydney 38 also lends itself to corporate entertaining and weekend cruising.

The Sydney Yachts philosophy that "Performance is more important than rating. Speed is timeless, whilst rating is subject to change" will be no more apparent than in the new Sydney 38 design. The Sydney 38 is orientated toward the IRC rule as well as class racing.

With impressive performance, the Sydney 38 will also compete favourably on the many race courses of the world with various handicap systems. The result of the design is a very stiff yacht with high righting moment and moderate sail area, which carries all of its ballast in the keel rather than as internal ballast which previous designs have required.

Interior: The interior finish is in line with Sydney Yachts recognised standard. Exposed moulded surfaces are finished with high loss gelcoat featuring timber trim and a satin finish. Other surfaces are coated with matt textured finish. Settee cushions are of 4" thick medium density foam with high quality fabric of the owner's choice. The flooring is teak and wholly removable timber flooring.

Aft, on the port side the Sydney 38 a double owner's berth with storage and hanging locker. Forward of this is a designated navigation station including provision for navigation equipment and electronics. Locating the navigation station in the centre of the yacht gives easy access to the yacht's electrical controls such as lighting and easy reference to navigation instrumentation. The navigation table has a lifting top for storage and draws below. Moving forward, the saloon features a modular moulded L shape settee with removable table. The table is finished in radiating teak in gloss and will be a feature of the yacht's interior.

The bow is fitted with a manual toilet on the port side with vanity. A hanging locker is on the starboard side for the frequent storage of hanging ropes and a seat is located forward of this. The remaining bow is open for sail and equipment storage in line with current racing yachts.

On the starboard side behind the main bulkhead the galley is situated with two burner stove, stainless steel sink and storage areas. The galley also features a large capacity icebox with refrigeration. Aft of the galley is a settee, which doubles as a hard-bottomed sea berth and
features storage underneath. The aft starboard area has a hard bottom berth with pipe cot above. All settees and settee backs feature storage.

Deck: The deck is very simple in layout, benefiting from the swept back spreader, non-overlapping rig. The mainsheet is a split system and lead each side to a self-tailing winch. The non-overlapping headsails feature an adjustable car and all deck gear will be Harken equipment. The cockpit is very large for a 38´´ yacht, which provides plenty of space for a crew to sail comfortably. In addition to this, the cockpit provides plenty of space for twilight racing and the many friends that this attracts. The deck has fixed polycarbonate windows with an opening hatch that ventilates and brightens the main saloon and galley.

Hull: The hull is laminated with vinylester and polyester resin using E-glass unidirectional and biaxial fabrics. The hull and deck is fully cored using PVC foam and end grain balsa. The yacht features a GRP moulded structural grid incorporating unidirectional fibres to carry rig and keel loads.

Keel and Rudder: The keel is a high lift, low centre of gravity lead keel. The structure is linked to keel floors and internal plates with large stainless steel bolts. The keel features the latest aerodynamic America's Cup style of bulb design from Murray Burns and Dovell's extensive experience in this field.

Rig: The rig is a custom double spreader rig suiting non-overlapping headsails. Rigging is discontinuous Dyform rigging with custom metal work. The vang is a telescopic rigid arm vang. The running rigging is a custom package of Vectran, Spectra and braided polyester. The forestay is fitted with a twin groove headfoil and the mast has a spinnaker pole track with roller bearing car.

Mechanical: The Sydney 38 is fitted with the Yanmar saildrive unit with a racing folding propeller.


Race Yachts are specialists in all performance yachts, whether it's a 100 foot super maxi or a Farr 30 they deal with it. With extensive experience in Boat Building, Professional Sailing and Sales & Marketing the team at Race Yachts are well equipped to get the job done right.

AU $115,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Hasta La Vista
Boat Reference
Launch Year
38' 8" - 11.78m
Keel / Ballast
Fin with Bulb
Vessel Location
Moreten Bay
Murray Burns Dovell
Sydney Yachts
Hull Material
Decks Material
3GM Sail Drive
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Cruise Speed
7 knots
Twin blade folding
200Lt in two bladders
Boom cover
Saloon and Galley amidships, enclosed head and sail storage forward. Double and single berths aft port and starboard
6 (4 singles and 1 double)
Cockpit shower
Yes enclosed with basin and storage
AM/FM/CD system with interior and cockpit speakers
Galley with s/s sink with pressure cold water, food and galley equipment storage area, two burner stove.
Top loading icebox with 12 volt refrigeration. (New 2020)
Two burner stove
Ground Tackle
Two anchors, chain and warp.
Safety Gear
Extensive (Close to cat 1 level, no prescriptions meds)
Bilge Pumps
Two manual
Life Raft
1 x 10man (Just serviced 03/21)
2 x 406mhz epirbs
Life Jackets
10 x Inflatable style life jackets
Fire Protection
2 Portable fire extingushers
12 volt DC electrical switch panel with circuit breakers, LED indicator lights, battery voltmeter and battery charging gauge. 240 volt shore power with outlets in the galley and head. Xantex battery charging system. Batteries new in 2019
Electronics / Navigation
Nexus Instruments, cockpit multi & 2 x large Multi displays on the mast, New Raymarine auto pilot, Raymarine Hybrid touch screen plotter. Icom HF 802 and VHF M2430 radios plus hand held VHF.
Sail Inventory
Mainsail: North 2 reef & Brand New GPL Carbon mainsail with 2 reefs 03/21.
Jibs:L/M, M/H, #4, GS plus practice J1
Spins:S1, S1.5, S2 (Frac), A1, Code 0
Storm jib & Trysail
Mast / Rigging
Custom aluminium fractional double swept back spreader rig, including Dyform rigging. Custom aluminium boom with 2 reef lines and cascade outhaul system. Selden solid vang with gas strut new april 2020. Hydraulic backstay ram new May 2019
Deck Gear
2:1 Mainsheet system leading along the boom then aft along deck to winches forward of helm position. Traveller with purchase leading on deck through a ratchet block and cleating on cockpit side. Jib sheet system with purchase connecting to the jib car and jib in-hauler. Spinnaker Sheeting. Single stand up block for spinnaker brace. Single spreacher block with becket for spinnaker sheet lead. Tidy up cleats in cockpit. Foreguy. Split system leading up on to the cabin top on both sides. Mast base. Fixed halyard blocks at mast base leading aft to jammers and through deck organisers to winches on cabin top. Hydraulic adjustable backstay.
Sydney 38's are still class racing and very competitive under IRC handicapping, a great Australian design built to handle the toughest of conditions. Fantastic performance and fantastic value. Step onboard and sail away. Freshly antifouled and polished July 2020.

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