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Vagabond 38

I would like to get any info on the Vagabond 38 - whether it is good for long term cruising. ?Offshore?

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Don't know much about about the Vagabond 38, however I saw this website that details a Vagabond 42 cruising, including an Atlantic crossing

El Vagabond

I also understand that the builder, Bluewater Yacht Builders is still in operation in Taiwan, though they now concentrate on larger yachts. Also the designer, George Stadel III also designed the 42.

Also note that there is a Vagabond email list on this website. You might want to try posting your query on the list, though it has'nt seen much usage (1 posting this year).

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The V38 is a very different boat than the V42 or V47. Nice room, tankage and stowage for full time cruising, generally no teak decks and a fin keel with skeg rudder and medium displacement. Should be decent under sail.
Of course, condition is everything in this age boat...but if you get a good survey...you could do far worse than this boat.
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Cam, the Vagabond 42 is also a very different boat to the V47. For example the V42 has a fin keel and a skeg rudder as well.

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That'd why I thought the V42 and V38 maybe similar. But I could be wrong.
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True...but very different hull forms from the 38 and clipper bow and big turns at the bilge in a CC design. The only "family" look the 38 has is down below, where the teak stave interior is warm and beautiful just like her big sisters!
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Great boat

I noticed your conversation re the Westwind 38. I have owned one for over five years and it is a great boat. Very comfortable and safe in a blow.
Not sure if you are still looking for one but ours is now for sale, if you want info and pics please email me (I can't post a link as I dont have enough post counts)


If you have already found one good luck and happy sailing
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The Westwind is suitable for long distant cruising and very comfortable offshore
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If you want to see more pictures of a Westwind 38 here is the link to my web page
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Re: Great boat

[QUOTE=gorwits;629973]I noticed your conversation re the Westwind 38. I have owned one for over five years and it is a great boat. Very comfortable and safe in a blow.
Not sure if you are still looking for one but ours is now for sale, if you want info and pics please email me (I can't post a link as I dont have enough post counts)

Looking for one now - wood hull
Can you send me some info and pricing?
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Re: Vagabond 38

vagabond is a good marque with go anywhere capability. can do whole lot worse.
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