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1986 Northshore 38 For Sale

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Hull Year
Rego Expiry
JUL 2014
Reference Code

1986 Northshore 38 Seller Description

This is the best value for money Northshore 38 in Australia.

Due to increased work commitments I am regretfully selling my Northshore 38.The Northshore 38 is renowned as a very capable ocean cruiser but is just as capable as club racer if you want to mix it with the best of them around the buoys.

“Ruffian” has recently had a brand new 30 HP Nanni Diesel expertly installed by Klaus Becker and at the same time the engine controls, cables, wet exhaust hose, wet muffler, engine bay insulation and stainless steel exhaust outlet were all replaced. I have also installed three new sealed Intimidator Heavy Duty AGM Marine grade batteries in 2014 that are trickle charged by a brand new C-TEK battery charger. This shore power unit and four power points were also installed in 2014 and come complete with an on-board Clipsal Safety Switch and Circuit Breaker.

I have never raced Ruffian however; when I purchased her she came with a significant sail wardrobe that includes four head sails, three spinnakers and a storm jib. She also has a roller furling head sail to make furling the head sail from the cockpit a breeze.

All rigging, mast, spars, cleats and winches are in very good condition with the stainless rig replaced in 2010 by the previous owner and still in top condition. The six winches are Barlow Australia winches with two size 27’s, two size 22’s and two self-tailing winches on top of the cockpit. Her brass seacocks were replaced in 2013 so you have the confidence that they will not need replacing for a long time.

The cockpit area is large enough to entertain up to eight adults and is well equipped with brand new outdoor fitted cushions Put up the boom tent and the cockpit is fully shaded providing additional protection from the sun and the wind.There is an enormous storage locker under the port side cockpit seat that is large enough for you to stand up in as well as extra storage under the rear seat behind the helm.

A top opening 55L fridge and a front opening 25L freezer offer plenty of cold storage space for your next cruising holiday (compressor needs replacing). The galley is very well equipped with plenty of cupboards and storage.

Forward is the “captains” master cabin, with a very large V berth with ample storage cupboards and a dressing table with a mirror. The forward cabin has easy access to the large port side head which contains a marine toilet, hand basin and a new shower. There is also a large wet / dry locker to starboard.

To aft is a large double quarter berth with great head room so there is plenty of on-board accommodation or storage area depending on your needs. The bench seat opposite the dinette converts to a double bed and the dinette table can also be lowered to provide further bedding.

“Ruffian” was last anti fouled and polished in October 2013 and at the same time all anodes were replaced and the stainless steel prop was polished and professionally painted with speed prop.

Many yacht dealers describe Northshore yachts as ‘legal tender’, emphasising the way these boats hold their value. Most of the hard (and expensive) work has been done so “Ruffian” just needs a new owner to make some personal finishing touches. If you want to buy a highly regarded yacht, with significant recent upgrades, for a very reasonable price, then this is the one. Buy it on your own or buy it with your friends as a syndicate, but don’t miss it……as it is priced to sell at just $79,990 negotiable.

Contact Information

Largs Bay
South Australia

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