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CT 38 Fast Cruiser

Seller just lowered the price to $49.999!  

This is a great price for a great boat.


The CT 38 was designed by New Zealand naval architect Alan Warwick and built by the very reputable Ta Chiao yard of Taiwan.  With lines and concept influenced by the Nautor Swan and Baltic sailboats, the CT-38 sloop is designed for maximum blue water speed in the demanding conditions of the Tasman Sea.

MYSTERY is a well thought out boat. She has an efficient hull and sails like a dream.  The deck is laid out for racing or cruising efficiency and ease of sail handling.The teak decks are in very good shape.

Below, her clean teak interior glows with warmth. The joinery work is second to none.  Her storage capacity is what one would expect on a much larger boat. The galley is forward and has pressure hot and cold water plus a top and side loading refrigerator.

  • Price: $49,900
  • Model Year:1986
  • Boat Ref: 4013070
  • Boat Name: Mystery
  • Boat Class: Cruisers
  • Location: Olympia WA, United States
  • Broker Email: boats@nwyachtnet.com
  • Broker Phone: 360-705-9137
  • Broker Fax: 360-705-9141

Additional Contact Information

Call listing broker Bob Berglund to arrange a showing 360-701-2747

  • Construction: GRP
  • Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 11' 6"
  • Displacement: 16775 lbs
  • Max Draft:6' 7"
  • Ballast: 8500 lbs
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine(s) Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3QM30F
  • Engine Year: 1986
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 2,600
  • Fuel: 2 x 50 gallons
  • Water: 2 x 90 gallons


The accommodations on MYSTERY are warm and inviting with the carefully crafted teak joinery and high construction standards expected from the Ta Chaio yard in Taiwan. Teak cabinetry and teak and holly cabin sole are offset with reflective white teak battened headliners. The forest green, high thread count upholstery is durable and in good condition. The layout is open with enclosed quarter berth to port and head to starboard of the companionway. The main salon and nav station are forward of the companionway with galley and v-berth forward. Engine access is under the companionway steps, in the lazarette and from the side in the head. There is a teak grate at the foot of the companion way hatch with a removable tray for easy clean up of dirt and water. Ducting for Espar or Websasto Heater has been installed thru the entire boat with the exception of the aft quarter berth. Ventilation from six Bomar hatches and four opening ports is excellent. All the cabinets and storage are well ventilated with louvered teak grates. Mystery's load carrying capability is outstanding and defies the fact that she is a 38' boat.

The main salon has a C-shaped settee/dinette with a teak table that seats four or five. The table lowers to make a double berth. The settee is compartmentalized with batteries and 400 watt inverter under the aft portion of the settee, fuel tank under the outboard portion and refrigeration compressor and drawers under the forward section. Behind the seat back is a nice sized storage locker. Above and out board is a book shelf with two deep drawers under and two deep ventilated cabinets on either side fore and aft. To starboard is a straight settee. Under the settee is another fuel tank. Behind the seatback is more storage and above are two cabinets fore and aft with a book shelf and TV shelf between. The salon is well lit with overhead lights and reading lamps. A brass lamp hangs from the ceiling to provide atmosphere and additional light. There are two side opening ports with bug screens, two fixed ports and a large overhead hatch.

The aft facing nav station has a teak chart table with lifting top. The chart table is deep with plenty of room for navigation tools. On the back part of the table are two inset nooks for pencils and other items that need to be close at hand. Under the table on the side are three drawers for additional storage. When sitting at the table, you face aft, looking at the electrical panel and GPS. There are two adjustable reading lamps and a gooseneck chart lamp. Above the breaker panel is a book case. To port and outboard is the stereo, VHF radio, radar, tank tender, heater controls and bilge pump switch.

The galley is forward of the main salon on both the starboard and port sides of the boat. The amidships location combined with the narrower beam indicates that the cook will be preparing meals in a seakindly galley. On the port side there is a three burner Magic Chef propane stove and forward of that a single bowl stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water as well as a manual water pump. The Xintex propane monitor and control is located next to the stove, just below the sink. Under the sink is a large cabinet for storage with pots and pans stowage under the stove. Above are additional deep cabinets for crockery and stores. Across from the stove and sink are the top and front loading Isotherm 12V refrigerator and silverware drawers with additional cabinets above the counter. The laminate counter top is a spacious. Wempe brass clock, barometer and thermometer face aft on the starboard bulkhead. There are two overhead opening hatches in the galley.

The v-berth is an enclosed cabin. The double berth has a removable insert to provide more space when not in use. Under the v-berth forward is the water tank. There are two cabinets on either side under the v-berth. Above the v-berth are two book or storage shelves and two deep cabinets port and starboard. To starboard aft of the v-berth is a large hanging locker. To port is a relatively narrow strip from top to bottom containing a cabinet, shelf, two deep narrow drawers with a cabinet below. The v-berth is heated and there is a large overhead, opening hatch.

The head is aft of the companionway to starboard. It is finished in white laminate with teak trim. Behind the forward facing toilet is a wet locker. The head converts to a shower. The sink is stainless steel and the nozzle pulls out to make a shower. An electric sump pumps grey water overboard. In addition to the hanging locker, there are three deep storage cabinets. The overhead opening hatch and side window provide good light and ventilation with heat ducted to the space.

The enclosed quarter berth cabin is to port of the companionway and accommodates two people. Under the berth are the hot water tank and second water tank, plus some room for additional storage. Outboard and above is a small cabinet and book shelf. There are two drawers under the foot of the quarter berth. Outboard and forward is a large hanging locker with double doors. There are two opening ports and one overhead hatch.


  • Garmin 120XL GPS
  • Garmin GMI 10 Multi Wind,Depth,Speed 
  • Furuno GaAsFET Front End four-tone daylight radar display
  • 2kw radome- mast mounted
  • ICOM M55 VHF radio
  • Ritchie illuminated binnacle compass
  • Alpine stereo CD with amplifier and woofer
  • Cockpit and interior stereo speakers


  • 12V DC electrical service
  • 110V AC electrical service
  • AC outlets
  • Professional Mariner 60 amp battery charger
  • 400 watt inverter
  • Hart Link 23 battery monitor
  • 30 amp shore power connection
  • Shore power cord
  • Mechanical

    • Yanmar 3QM30F diesel engine
    • Kanzaki transmission with 2.03 gear ratio
    • Stuffing box for shaft seal
    • Manual engine crank
    • Fuel tank transfer valves
    • Engine room Halon fire control system
    • Racor primary filter
    • Raw water sea strainer
    • Espar diesel forced air heat (Not working at this time)
    • Automatic bilge pump
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
    • Holding tank macerator pump
    • (2) propane tanks in aft lazarette
    • Xintex propane control
    • Hart tank tender system (2/fuel, 2/water, 1/holding)

    Deck & Hull

  • Teak decks
  • (6) Lewmar hatches
  • (4) Opening ports with screens
  • 35# CQR anchor with 250' chain
  • Danforth anchor with 20' chain
  • Bow pulpit with double bow rollers
  • Forward chain locker with dual door access
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Chocks in black anodized toe rail for mooring lines
  • Cleats at bow, amidships and stern
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cup holder on binnacle
  • Stern mounted swim ladder
  • Louvered teak companionway door
  • Deck fill for diesel and water
  • Deck pump out for waste
  • Large lazarette under starboard cockpit seat
  • Lazarettes under aft cockpit seat (one for propane)
  • Port and starboard nav lights
  • Stern nav light
  • Sails & Rigging

    • Aluminum keel stepped mast
    • Wire stainless steel rigging
    • Double backstay
    • Profurl roller furling
    • Boom vang
    • Sheet (2015)
    • Sheets and vang controls lead aft to cockpit
    • Sheet stoppers for aft lead lines
    • Mid boom traveller mounted forward of dodger
    • Dacron Main sail (serviced 2016)
    • 150% Genoa (serviced 2015)
    • 140% Heavy Cruising Sail w/ 2015 UV fabric added (serviced 2015)
    • 135% Genoa (serviced 2015)
    • 125% Light Genoa (serviced 2015)
    • 90% Jib (serviced 2015)
    • (2) Barlow 24ST halyard winches
    • (2) Barlow 24ST coach top winches
    • (2) Barlow 27ST secondary winches
    • (2) Barlow 32ST primary winches
    • Winch covers
    • Windex
    • Boom Kicker (2015)


    • New Bottom Paint (5-2017)
    • New Strut (2011)
    • Stuffing Box (2011)
    • Teak Decks Re-Caulked (2011)
    • Emergency tiller (wood)
    • Lifesling
    • Dodger with windows and SS handholds (2012)
    • Cockpit rain fly
    • 35' dock lines
    • Fenders
    • New Hot Water Heater
    • New Teak Hand Rails on Deck
    • Cockpit Table
    • New Aluminum Fuel Tanks (2015)
    • Lift Pump (2015)


    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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.