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38' Wylie 38


HIGH STRUNG is a performance-oriented racer/cruiser from the drawing board of Thomas Wylie Design Group.  All cored fiberglass construction makes this a light displacement, high strength, mono hull with sharp raked bow stem and a reversed stern.   The hull design has a deep aspect ballasted fin keel amidship and a spade rudder aft.  The standard design PHRF rating is 63.  Built by Westerly Marine, HIGH STRUNG boasts an extremely strong and well constructed hull and deck.  This yacht was built with the Trans-Pac in mind.  Not only can this design surf, she can perform to weather. Her large interior will also provide comfortable accommodations for any prolonged cruise. A true value for the person looking for a racer cruiser.


  • Make: Wylie
  • Model: 38
  • Year: 1985
  • Length: 38ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Moss Landing - Elkhorn Marina, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Racers and Cruisers
  • Designer: Thomas Wylie
  • Builder: Westerly Marine
  • LOA: 38.25 feet
  • LWL: 31.67 feet
  • Beam: 11.42 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.75 feet
  • Ballast: 5100 pounds
  • Displacement: 11000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 3GM30F(V)
  • EngineYear: 1999
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • EngineHours: 448
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 25 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 6 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Twin Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


The Interior layout of the Wylie 38 was clearly designed to minimize weight and to concentrate the heaviest components down low over the keel. This has been done, however not at the expense of comfort and style. Efforts to offer good cruising accommodations in a race-conscious interior have resulted in a wonderfully unobstructed interior plan ideal for both racing and cruising. Eleven feet and five inches of beam and over six feet of headroom have given this Wylie a lot to work with. Beautiful teak bulkheads and trim are placed on an attractive off-white interior and a varnished teak and holly sole runs the length of the cabin. The galley of the Wylie 38 is placed to starboard and is equipped with two well insulated ice boxs, a deep stainless sink, and a two-burner stove and oven. The counters are covered with attractive white Formica, which blends beautifully with the white of the hull liner and provides an excellent working surface. Directly opposite the galley is a generous chart table with a hinged lid, a shelf, and storage compartments. The table faces fore and aft, with the navigator comfortably seated on a built-in bench seat. There are large settee berths in the main cabin, a V-berth forward and two-quarter berths aft. Cutouts in the berth structure provide easy access to storage compartments and to the fuel and water tanks. The cruising sailor will enjoy a beautifully equipped head, with a hanging locker, and there is another hanging locker in the main cabin with storage areas behind the settees and shelf space above the bunks.


The Wylie 38 has been constructed entirely out of cored fiberglass to excellent standards of limited production custom boat building technique.  The hull has been constructed utilizing "DIVINCELL" high-density foam, which has been laminated between alternating layers of fiberglass mat and cloth.  The combination was vacuum bag sealed utilizing a high-grade polyester resin creating a continuous one piece, ultra light hull configuration.  Hollow cored fiberglass longitudinal stringers and birch faced marine grade transverse plywood bulkheads are fully bonded into place and add additional hull strength.  The keel is of cast lead, fin shaped and bolted onto the hull bottom via a series of 3/4" S/S keel bolts.  Keel weight as designed is approximately 5,100 lbs, cast lead.  A balsa wood cored reinforced molded deck and superstructure have then been chemically bonded and mechanically fastened to the hull sides.  The exterior is finished with an iso-polyster gelcoat on hull sides with deck surfaces and hull painted with sterling paint..

Electronics and Navigation
  • ICOM ICM45 VHF Radio
  • Garmin GPS20, and hand held GPS
  • B & G Network system  (In-Op)
  • Depth/Speed/Wind displays (In-Op)
  • 406 MHZ EPIRB emergency Beacon
  • Navtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster 
  • Forespar keel stepped mast with a two spreader rig
Sails and Rigging
  • Main Sail, SC Sails, Pentax Dacron
  • Roller Furler Harken Head Foil
  • Genoa 125%, SC Sails, Pentax Dacron
  • Genoa 150%, SC Sails, Pentax Dacron
  • Jib 100%
  • 3 Spinakers:  .50 oz, .75 oz and 1.25 oz
  • Spinaker Pole on deck
  • New Rod Rigging 2003
  • Lewmar Winches: 2 Primary & 2 Running backs at cockpit & 2 on the cabin top
Electrical System

12V Distribution panel with circuit breakers and indicators for DC load and battery condition. Batteries with battery charger and dockside power cord. 120V AC distribution panel with circuit breakers. 

  • Yanmar Model 3GM30F (V)
  • Installed by Harbor Marine in Santa Cruz 1999
  • 4-stroke, inline 3 cylinder 27.3 HP
  • Morse Control shift and throttle
  • V Drive Yanmar KM3P 
  • 1 1/4 S/S shaft
  • Flex-N-Fold 2 blade folding propeller
ELKHORN Slough North Harbor Berth - MOSS LANDING

High Strung has a lease agreement on a 40' slip in the North Harbor of the Moss Landing Marina with the Harbor District.  With the seller's concurrence, this slip lease can be transferred with the sale of the boat to the buyer.  

The Elkhorn Yacht Club is across the Marina from the boat, only a short walk from the slip.

Additional Features

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that 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, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

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