RECKLESS is a beautiful and extremely well maintained Nantucket 38. She is being offered by her long term owner along with a 40' berth in the San Francisco Marina West Basin adjacent to the St. Francis Yacht Club. The slip is a downwind slip in the desirable calm inner basin section at the foot of Divisadero St.
The Nantucket 38 Design is unique as it incorporates a flush deck, center cockpit, aft cabin yacht with high freeboard which expands the interior space, providing excellent headroom throughout. She features a cruising underbody with a modified fin keel and a skeg hung rudder. Storage space is ample for offshore cruising. The layout is very unique and well planned, providing comfort and spaciousness.
Australian Yacht designer, Peter Cole, has many successful yachts that were produced to his credit. Peter Cole is from Sydney Harbor and he was involved in many of the Americas Cup campaigns. Many of his designs sailed in the Sidney to Hobart Race. Mr. Cole?s design of the Nantucket 38 demonstrated that he possessed an amazing ability to think outside the box. In the Nantucket 38 you will find every cubic inch of space has been utilized. The interior of the Nantucket 38 feels far larger than her actual length. Once aboard, many say that the 38 feels like the interior of a 50 footer.
The Nantucket 38 was laid up by hand to stand up long term to the rigors of the sea with a very strong and stiff hull and deck. She is solid fiberglass and no wood coring is used in her construction, including in the decks. This creates a yacht without the typical issues associated with core issues, found in many yachts as they age and begin to spring leaks in the deck hardware. The design incorporates an encapsulated fixed keel, filled with 8300 pounds of ballast, which eliminates keel bolts as well as any chance of the keel coming off of the hull! She has a 5.5 foot shoal draft hybrid design keel which reduces the drag compared to the typical full keeled blue water cruiser, yet maintains the directional stability of a full keel. The skeg protects the rudder from damage. The propeller is also well protected from damage and entanglement.
The Nantucket Island was laid up by hand with the thought in mind that she should be able to stand up long term to the rigors of the sea with a very strong and stiff hull and deck, varying the thickness from ½â€ to 1â€ thick! She is solid fiberglass and no wood coring is used in her construction, including in the decks. This creates a yacht without the typical issues associated with rotting core issues, found in many yachts as they age and begin to spring leaks in the deck hardware. This saturates the wood core with water which in turn begins to rot and creates issues with soft spots in the decks and huge repair bills to correct! The design incorporates an encapsulated fixed keel, filled with 8300 pounds of ballast, which eliminates keel bolts as well as any chance of the keel coming off of the hull! She has a 5.5 foot shoal draft hybrid design keel which reduces the drag compared to the typical full keeled blue water cruiser, yet maintains the directional stability of a full keel. The skeg hung rudder protects the rudder from damage. The propeller is also well protected from damage and entanglement.
The Nantucket Island hull is laid up on its side in two molds, one for each side. After curing the two halves of the hull are joined together at the centerline. This is a very complicated and expensive way to build a sailboat hull, which is why it is seldom employed by other manufacturers. It, however, produces an extremely strong hull. Once the hull is upright, lead shot is weighed out and installed in the keel cavity. This is closed off and sealed which creates the bilge. In the event of grounding, the encapsulated keel area cannot leak into the bilge even if massively damaged from an object below the waterline. This provides a safety margin that is quite comfortable and safe! The Nantucket Island is one of the safest bluewater sailboats available.
As you descend the companionway into the yacht you will find the navigation station to starboard with a large chart table with ample storage for charts and navigation year. To port youâ€™ll is a lovely galley of a size and caliber not commonly found on yachts of this size. The galley is laid out in such a way to allow two people to work side-by-side at preparing meals. It is also quite functional with plenty of storage, including a separate freezer and refrigerator. A large pantry provides for plenty of storage for dry goods. The sink is quite large.There are nice Corian counters providing plenty of room to prepare a feast for crew or guests. The galley is open to the salon area so that the cooks can interact with the crew. Counter space separates the two areas providing a place in which to serve food to those in the dining area. In a seaway, the galley is perfectly set up to remain functional, yet safe as the cooks can wedge themselves in quite comfortably. Two opening portholes provide cross ventilation.
The main salon area is warm and inviting with solid teak and teak staving throughout. The dinette to port can comfortably seat four to six adults. Extend the table leaf and there is room for three to four more adults. The salon table can be lowered and converted to a double bed for two. The adjacent settee to starboard can double as an additional berth. Behind each settee are teak cabinets and bookshelves with an opening porthole on the Port and Starboard side for cross ventilation. An opening deck hatch allows the rising warm air a way to escape. There is additional storage under each settee.
A large aft cabin master suite provides the owner with luxurious accommodations not commonly found on other yachts in this size class. There is a large double berth for the captain and mate. A settee provides private space in the master cabin for lounging or reading. There is plenty of storage space for clothing and gear and a nice sized hanging locker for clothes. A large head with double raised panel doors gives the option to close off the companion way, providing privacy to the masterâ€™s cabin. With these doors closed one finds a generously sized head. There is even room for a couple in the shower area. An opening porthole provides ventilation.
Moving forward into the V berth stateroom there is a raised panel door which slides into a pocket in the forward bulkhead to conserve space, yet provide privacy. There is storage under the V berth and another storage closet area across from the head. There are deck hatches for ventilation above each living space. Ports provide for additional ventilation and crossflow in the hulls; however no ports are upfront in the V berth area because of the danger of flooding due to wave action on the bow if accidentally left open. Ventilation is via a large 22â€x22â€ opening deck hatch above.
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.
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