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This is an Opportunity for you to own a very competitive Racing Sailboat with a cleverly designed LIFTING KEEL (Rudder also Lifts). A Leisurefurl Boom has been added for easy reefing and storage of the mainsail. Nav Station, Galley, dining area, forward cabin and aft cabin and single head below.
If your looking for a COMFORTABLE PERFORMANCE CRUISER with AIR CONDITIONING this is the boat for you.
The following 3 articles explain the qualities of the Andrews 38 from its design and construction to its sailing abilities.
Pamlico is one of the only 2 Andrews 38's ever built with "Downtime" the first one built, owned by the designer, Alan Andrews' family. Pamlico's hydraulically lifting keel allows the boat to go from over a seven foot draft to a little over three feet. With the divinycell core system and the amount of carbon fiber used in the construction of this boat, you can see the reason for its original base price of $423,000. It is not only fun to sail but, also fast! It won Key West Race Week, 3rd place in Annapolis-Newport and top 3 in many races on the East Coast.
There is also below a list of improvements made over the years at Muller Marine in Annapolis which costs over $20,000.
Designer Alan Andrews
Alan Andrews Designer’s Comments
This 38' Coastal Cruiser was designed for an experienced sailing couple who were down sizing from a heavy, trans-oceanic 43 footer to a boat that is simpler and easier to sail. Like most boat owners, they will use the boat for day sailing and cruises of up to a week to the local islands. As such, the design of the new boat was based upon some basic requirements: fast and fun to sail, capable of single handed day sailing, easily handled by two in Southern California conditions, and accommodations for one or two couples for a weekend or a week.
The size of the boat was determined by the ergonomics of the interior and deck arrangements. Length was determined by summing the accommodations together from the Vee-berth through the head, mainsaloon, galley/nav areas and aft berth. Aft of the galley, the requirement that the cockpit seats be long and wide enough for sleeping and providing reasonable access to the wheel and swim step pretty much set the LOA. The twelve foot beam was determined both by the required width of the settees and table and the need for adequate hull form stability. Design displacement was calculated from the required accommodations, structure and ballast. While not as light as many racers of this size, it is lighter than most cruisers. Southern California waters have little draft restrictions so the 7' 3" bulb keel provides both the best righting moment and most efficient shape.
While similar accommodations have been fit in smaller boats, one of the axioms used in this design was not to try to fit too many compromised features into the boat, but all aspects must work well. As such, the Vee-berth is wide and long enough for truly comfortable sleeping by two. The head and shower area has ample room, to allow full function without constantly bumping one's elbows on the bulkheads. Main saloon settees can double as berths when there is an additional guest aboard......
.....The large L-shaped galley includes a double sink, refrigerator and freezer, drawers, two burner stove with oven and storage lockers outboard. With the increased capacities and miniaturization of electronics, there is no need for a large navigation station complete with the seat. Here, a stand up chart table is utilized that can double as an additional serving area when entertaining below. An additional large drawer and locker below provide storage for safety gear, tools, and other items without mixing with charts and navigational equipment immediately below the chart table surface. Much like a racer, heavy weights are centralized to decrease pitching moment. Integral 65 gallon water tanks are under the forward part of each main saloon settee with the house batteries immediately aft, split port and starboard. Pressure water and bilge pump are also under the aft ends of the settees. Although not as centralized, the engine battery is just to starboard of the engine under the aft berth to keep the cable run short. The fuel tank is immediately aft of the engine.
Also working to improve performance is composite construction. Hull, deck, bulkheads and interior joiner work are cored composite. Specific materials can vary with a client's preferences and budget. For the first boat, outside skins of the hull and deck are biaxial E-glass which provides good impact protection given the thickness required for panel strength and stiffness. The core is primarily Divinycell, with some CK57 balsa used because of the higher compressive strength in deck hardware areas. Carbon fiber was used for the inside skins and some of the panels are E-glass and vinylester resin was used throughout.
The ergonomics of moving about the boat at anchor also weigh heavily in the design of the cockpit. Primary movement is from the dinghy to below deck, or from swimming to cockpit and thence below. First, a deep stainless steel swim ladder makes climbing aboard after a swim easy and is an added safety device in the event of a man overboard. The swim platform is located at a height which is level with the tubes of most inflatable dinghies, easing the step aboard from the dinghy. While at swim step level there also a hot and cold fresh water shower, and it is a short step up to the cockpit sole. Here the steering wheel can be removed when at anchor leaving a clear and level path to the companionway. From there, it is a simple three steps down to the cabin sole. For the coastal cruiser, the comfort of fewer steps up and down with a low companionway sill is often preferred against the offshore voyager’s frequent request for a bridge deck that will prevent a cockpit-filling rogue wave from entering the cabin.
The rest of the deck arrangement is simple. Two winches on the cabin top handle all the halyards and reef lines when necessary. Two other winches on the cockpit coaming take the headsail sheets and are located for enough aft so the helmsman doesn’t have to move forward from the wheel to make an adjustment, yet far enough forward to not cramp the helm area when a full crew is aboard. The mainsheet traveler is on the cockpit sole just forward of the wheel where it is least obstructive. Both the mainsheet and Harken windward sheeting traveler car are easily adjusted from the helm. Genoa sheets are also on adjustable tracks so that the lead can be moved to the proper location as the roller headsail is reefed. The furling drum is located below deck allowing the foot to seal to the deck luff, providing about two feet more luff length and dramatically improving the look of the boat.
A simple two spreader rig is designed for use without running backstays. The large mainsail and smaller headsail allow easy control of both sails and provide a balanced rig. ……….
Since the launch of DOUBLETIME, the first Andrews 38 in May 1994, a second boat, PAMLICO, was also built by Westerly Marine for owners in the Carolinas. In addition to the superb sailing performance of this design, these clients required a lifting keel in order to clear a sand bar in the channel to their berth. Alan Andrews Yacht Design’s hydraulically lifting keel allows the upwind efficiency of over seven foot draft yet retracts to pass over a three and a half foot shoal. The mechanism is tastefully hidden in an alternate interior arrangement and has contributed to Pamlico’s successful shallow water cruises. Pamlico is also actively raced throughout the Southeast with victories including Key West Race Week, Southeast Atlantic PHRF Championships, and the NCYRA State Championships.
The Andrews 38 has proven to be fun and easy to sail, accommodating two couples on weekend cruises with ease and has been easy to take out for just a few hours’ sail. This design has shown again that there is no reason a cruising boat has to be either ugly or slow. PAMILCO’s Key West victory proves it is even fast on the race course. In short, the design is meeting the needs of the clients, requirements that are similar to a great many of today’s sailors.”
Perry on Design review in Sailing Magazine November 1994
Andrews 38 Performance Cruiser
I find my sailing style well suited to boats between 37 and 40 feet. With that in mind, you can understand my interest in this new Alan Andrews design. Andrews has quietly become one of the most successful race boat designers on the west Coast: his 50 footers are dominant in Southern California and his new Excel/Andrews ILC 40 was the class C and overall winner of the Kenwood Cup. Andrews is hot and in the next few months we are going to get the chance to what he can do with cruising boats.
This new 38-footer is a clean looking sloop with a flat sheer and short ends. I often surprise people by telling them that I design cruising boats from the inside out. In his designer's comments Andrews describes the way that this design's dimensions were arrived at by first drawing the interior, then wrapping a boat around those gross dimensions. Of course, he wrapped very little boat around the interior. Obviously, this was not everyone's idea of a "true" or "serious" cruising boat.
The interior looks complete; there is nothing lacking considering the 38-foot LOA. I'd like to see the galley wrap around a little, but that might close off the area at the foot of the companionway. It's a very simple but very effective layout.
Tankage? This boat carries 130 gallons of water in two integral tanks under the settees and there are 40 Gallons of fuel aft of the engine. This boat has tankage adequate in any 38-footer.
Less weight can only help the rig. Less boat means less sailarea is required. This rig has a modest I dimension of 49, which is about the same as one of my very successful 40-footers, but the Andrews design has less than half the weight. The spar is carbon fiber with a simple two-spreader layout and no running backstays. The genoa furling drum is in a well below deck. The cruising genoa is 130 percent and an asymmetrical chute is also carried. Note the roach of the main overlapping the backstay.
The deck features a big, open cockpitwith the traveleron the sole just forward of the big wheel. The large-diameter wheel is recessed into the cockpit sole and is removable. You are probably wondering, "Why put a six-foot diameter wheel on a 36 footer?" Because its cool, that's why. Big wheels are comfortable and give great feel. With a big wheel you can sit out on the edge of the boat, where you can see the sails better and still comfortably rest your hand on the wheel.
Genoa sheets are led to adjustable leads, which is a great help in cruising, especially around the Northwest. Our light and fluky summer winds mean that frequent changes of the genoa lead are required to optimize performance.
Doubletime was built by Westerly Marine of Costa Mesa, which has become the busiest builder on the West Coast and consistently produces light and handsome boats. Construction for this design included biaxial E-glass outer skins over a divinycell core with balsa in areas of compression. The inner skins are carbon fiber laid up in vinylester resin. Okay, maybe this type of laminate isn't as durable as .5 inches of solid GRP, but it certainly is strong and stiff while keeping the boat's weight down. Bulkheads and major joinery-work components are cored.
I like this boat a lot. It suits my own needs for comfort and speed. It can harden up with the best of them and show good speed in both light and heavy air. The hull form has good surfing potential and probably also has good speed under power. I would guess this boat is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Boats.Com Article by Chris Caswell (1994)
Yacht Designers are usually governed either by the desires of the sailor ordering a custom yacht or by the realities of manufacturing when creating a design for a production builder. So when a yacht designer becomes his own client, you're likely to see an innovative and thoughtful product, and that's exactly the case with the Andrews 38.
Though the actual clients were Alan Andrews' in-laws, both families would be using the boat andhad similar requirements. The boat had to sail quickly and comfortably, be capable of shorthanding alone or by a couple, and be comfortable for both daysailing and cruising.
The resulting yacht draws on Andrews' successful racing designs (ranging from MORC World Champions to ULDB 70 Footers) for speed, but without regard to ratings. The long waterline and firmish bilges provide hull speed with stability, and, though the hull is not far from current IMS hull shapes, there is more forward overhang that found on IMS designs. A fin keel with bulb and spade rudder make the 38 responsive and maneuverable.
Built by Westerly Marine in Costa Mesa, Ca. the hull is cored with Divinycell and, though intended specifically for cruising, considerable effort has been made to keep weight to a minimum. Cored bulkheads are more common to Andrews' racing designs, as are the midship water tankage and batteries which centralize the weights.
The cockpit is large, and the cockpit coaming are angled for seating comfort. A big Harken wheel is easily removed when moored, giving walk through access to the open transom with built-in swimming platform. Forward, an oversized anchor locker holds not only the ground tackle but the underdeck roller for the roller furling system, which allows the jib to be lower and the deck to be cleaner.
Below, the impression is bright and airy, with white bulkheads, teak trim, and teak/holly sole (Note: Pamilico has carbon-fiber floor boards). The galley is to port, with Force 10 CNG stove/oven, Technautics refrigerator with top and side openings, double sinks, and plenty of fiddled countertop space. To starboard is a stand-up nav station with chart storage and instrument panel.
The midship area consists of two settees with cleverly hinged table that provided a wide passageway forward. to Port is an enclosed head with shower, and a double door closes off the V-berth into a separate stateroom with hanging lockers. Aft to starboard is another stateroom wit double berth and more storage.
Andrews' racing heritage shows up again in the carbon fiber sparcraft rig which with the Harken roller track, weighs about the same as an aluminum spar without the roller track. The fully battened main furls easily between lazy jacks for simplicity, and the masthead rig has no runners to handle. Inboard chainplates make sense to provide wide side decks as well as closer sheeting, and a pair of self-tailing winches handle the small sail inventory (135% genoa and gennaker).
Power is a Yanmar 3JH 38 hp diesel with a Martec prop and 40 gallons of fuel for ample range.
Under sail, the 38 has proven to be fun to sail, particularly off the wind in a breeze. For the experienced owners, who moved down from a larger yacht, the Andrews 38 is the perfect combination for daysailing, overnighting, and entertaining aboard.
Upgrades worth OVER $20,000
Painted Hull by Professional Artist
Painted the decks
Name and Graphics applied
New Stereo and Speakers
Navigation Table Top
Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Floor Boards
Removed Rigging and Re-Installed
Re-Headed Standing Rigging
2 New Batteries
Rebuild Steering Drum for Rudder
Paint Leisure Boom
Leisure Boom Cover
New Main for Leisure Furl Boom
Old Hydrolic system removed and New Hydrotec hydrolic system installed
Med #1 Very Good
Heavy #1 Old but still fast
#2 Very Good
.6 oz AP Very Good
.6 oz Runner Good, but will not reach
New Roller furling Main (on Leisure Furl Boom)
100% jib old but too small for racing
7 other misc. sails
Carbon Fiber racing Boom and Tuff Luff
Comfortable sleeping accommodations for 6 people w/ AIR CONDITIONING
Custom interior with white bulkheads with Anegre trim and lite weight
CARBON FIBER FLOORBOARDS
V- berth forward with hanging locker and drawers
"L" shaped settee to port with settee opposite to starboard
"U" shaped galley aft of settees to port
Aft facing navigation station to starboard
Aft of the galley is a private sleeping cabin to port
Dometic head w/ Vacuflush to starboard.
Sea Frost Refrigeration
33 llb. Bruce Anchor
Hull and Deck
Blue hull w/ sea foam stripes
White Deck with grey non-skid
Retractable keel & rudder
Roller furler Drum under deck accessible in Anchor Locker
Large Forward Hatch for fresh air or stuffing sails
Smaller hatches forward of mast (1 on Starboard and 1 on Port)
Carbon Spinnaker pole
Halyards and reef lines led aft through dodger to sheet stoppers and winches
Mast Mounted instrument read-outs.
Cruising seat mounted on stern pulpit
Large storage Locker in Cockpit
Lifting Keel & rudder.
Hall carbon mast and boom.
reverse cycle Air Conditioning
(6) interior fans
Old Boom Available
"U" shaped galley with blue Corian countertops.
Technautics engine driven top loaded freezer and refigerator boxes
Dual ss sinks,
fresh water foot pump
hot water heater
Force 10 CNG stove/oven.
(3x) B&G multi-function displays on masthead
B&G Hydra display
B&G Hydra Pilot control
Raymarine electric auto pilot ram
Garmin GPSmap 210
Icom IC-M58 VHF radio
Sony Marine Stereo
2 Bank Battery Isolator
(2x) Harken electric winches
Sea Frost Refrigeration
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