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38' 1983 PT Cheer Men Performance Trawler


Last Updated: 2024-03-10

Beautiful Teak Interior Throughout - Diesel Power - Generator - Fly Bridge - Upper and Lower Steering - RadarĀ 

PELAGIC PELICAN will take you to the golden era of marine design with this unforgettable 1983 PT 38 Trawler designed by Ed Monk Jr. built by the respected Cheer Men yard in Taiwan.

A tribute to the heights of nautical engineering and craftsmanship, this classic vessel combines the timeless allure of a bygone era with the practicality of modern functionalities.

The PT38 Trawler is a magnificent showcase of strength, stability, and style. The solid and robust hull, constructed with uncompromising attention to detail, is a testament to its steadfastness and reliability in navigating both tranquil bays and challenging open seas.

Inside, the vintage charm of the PT38 comes alive. The cabin, fitted with rich, cozy teak and offering a spacious living area, allows for comfortable long-haul voyages. The carefully thought-out layout, with a fully equipped galley makes the PT38 not just a trawler, but a home away from home on the waters.

Make: PT
Model: Cheer Men Performance Trawler
Year: 1983
Length: 38ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: San Francisco, CA



  • Category: Power
  • Class: Trawlers
  • Designer: Ed Monk Jr.
  • Builder: Cheer Men - Taiwan
  • LOA: 38 feet
  • Beam: 13.5 feet
  • Displacement: 25000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 8 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 10 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Perkins Diesel
  • EngineModel: 6.3544M
  • EngineYear: 1983
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1800
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Perkins Diesel
  • EngineModel: 6.3544M
  • EngineYear: 1983
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1800

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 150 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

  • Pelagic Pelican features a beautiful rich wood interior with new upholstery and ceiling panels. The open and functional main salon and galley allow for multifunction use and entertaining. All windows have wooden blinds for privacy.
  • Entry to the main salon is through port or starboard doors.On the port side is a comfortable L-shaped convertible dinette with new upholstery.To starboard, there is a full lower helm station with Furuno Radar, Autopilot, and full Engine instrumentation.
  • To starboard aft is a large U-shaped galley with lots of counter space. The galley itself has large countertops, a double stainless steel sink, a three-burner Princess stove/oven combo, a microwave, and a new refrigerator with a separate freezer compartment.
  • Down three steps are the forward cabin with new cushions and an enclosed head and shower. The watermaker is conveniently located under the forward berth with full access through a hatch. There is a large clothes closet/pantry with shelving and a hanging rod and hooks. There is also a medicine cabinet and a small hand sink with counter space and a storage cabinet. There are a large number of storage drawers, lockers, and trays for storage.
  • The master stateroom is aft with a large queen-sized bed. There are plenty of storage cabinets and lockers. The lighting has all been upgraded with custom 12V lamps and LED lighting. There is a flat-screen TV with a DVD player mounted on the bulkhead.
  • The Owner's head features a bathtub and nicely tiled walls.
Recent Upgrades and Improvements
  • NEW kitchen counter, high quality quartzite and NEW sink and faucet
  • NEW aft bathroom, marble tile flooring, marble counter top and vanity fit in, new lighting and sink, NEW toilet
  • NEW Forward cabin head, converted to shower only with penny tile and a granite seat, with a fold down sink and new lighting
  • Large Spacious Galley with plenty of countertop space
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Electric Range with Oven
  • NorCold AC/DC Refrigerator (2019)
  • Microwave
  • Upper and Lower cabinets and shelves.
Hull and Deck
  • Teak Decks
  • Enclosed flybridge enclosure
  • Lewmar electric windlass with foot switches and remote at flybridge helm.
  • Rocna Anchor with 250' Chain and 250' Rode
  • Stern Anchor with Lewmar Electric WIndlass and up/down foot switches Bow pulpit with anchor roller
  • Swim platform with SS ladder
  • Custom Stainless Steel Dinghy Davit System
  • Custom Stainless Steel Flopper Stopper System
  • Achilles Dinghy with 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard.
Lower Helm
  • Full Engine Instrumentation
  • New Lowrance VHF with Antenna
  • Furuno radar
  • Simrad-Robertson Autopilot
  • The flybridge was remodeled in 2018 with an emphasis on entertaining and functionality
  • New seating arrangement with new cushions
  • New Captains helm chair
  • Custom teak table with full ice chest
  • New Lowrance Link VHF Radio with antenna (2020) Simrad-Robertson autopilot
  • Simrad Chartplotter/Fishfinder
  • Windlass Remote
  • Full Engine Instrumentation LED Lighting
  • Bridge enclosure
  • Teak Decks
  • Cupholders
  • 110v and 12v systems with electrical panels
  • Shorepower cord
  • 3 - 4D and 1 Group 27 Batteries
  • Battery Charger (2)
  • Onan 7.5 KW Generator
  • LED interior overhead lighting
  • LED flybridge lighting
Mechanical Systems
  • Twin Perkins 6.3544M FWC Diesels (hours estimated to be 1,800)
  • Onan 7.5 KW Generator
  • Engine coolant expansion tanks
  • 20 GPM Watermaker (2018)
  • 32-gallon holding tank (2016)
  • Fresh water heads and plumbing hoses (2016)
  • Bait Tank
  • Washdown pump
  • Furuno Radar with dome
  • Simrad Chartplotter/Fishfinder
  • Lowrance Link VHF Radio with antenna -Flybridge (2020)
  • Lowrance VHF Radio with Antenna - Helm (2020)
  • Simrad-Robertson Autopilot with controls at helm and flybridge

Brown Sunbrella Canvas Window Covers

  • Rail and Handrail Covers
  • Tender Cover
  • BBQ Cover
  • Windlass. Sampson Post Cover
  • Bridge Seating Covers
  • Bridge Table Cover
  • Bridge Helm Seat Cover
  • Bridge Instrumentation Cover
Additional Information
  • Custom Stainless Steel Davit System
  • Custom Stainless Steel Flopper Stopper System
  • Achilles RIB
  • Yamaha 4 stroke 15 hp outboard
  • BBQ
  • Kayak Holders
  • Full USCG Safety Gear

Additional Features

  • GPS
  • OVEN
  • VHF


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.

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales

415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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