1976 Downeaster Cutter Ketch Deltaville, VA
Posted on September 19, 2017 / 103
Price : $45,000
Listing Type : CutterKetchSail
Builder | Manufacturer : Downeaster
Condition : Used
Year : 1976
Length : 38ft
Model : Cutter Ketch
Hull Material : Fiberglass
Fuel Type : Diesel
Engine/s : Single Inboard
Engine Make : Yanmar
Engine Model : 3HM35F
Engine/s Year : 1990
Total Power : 35hp
Max Speed : 8 kn
Cruising Speed : 6 kn
Range : 295 nmi
HIN # : AAY00921076
Bridge Clearance : 62
LOA : 38'
Beam : 11.83
Max Draft : 4.8
Displacement : 19500
Fuel Capacity : 70
Hull Type/Shape : Displacement
1976 Downeaster Cutter Ketch
1976 Downeaster Cutter Ketch Omo’O is a well cared for 1976 Downeaster 38 Cutter Ketch. Omo’O has sailed extensively along eastern North America and provided great joy to her current owners. She is structurally and mechanically sound, and self sufficient with her solar array. DownEaster yachts were designed for extensive cruising in blue water. They are stiff, forgiving, and willing to take the sea. Her wine glass stern provides good tracking in following seas. The bow sprit is reminiscent of sailing ships and adds distinctive character. Omo’O is ready to go back to sea and provide an avenue of exploration for her new owners. So gather your provisions and your seabag, and prepare to get underway for the adventure of a lifetime on Omo’O.
1976 38 Downeaster Omo’O Walkthrough
Omo’O has openings in the midship life lines port and starboard for boarding and provisioning. Going forward are teak handholds, a-frame hatches, and brass air vents on the cabin top. There is an anchor windlass with dual Sampson posts at the bow and the bow sprit has both roller furlings, stainless steel rail, and 2 anchor slots. Going aft from midship the large Bimini top passes under the boom and is capable of fully enclosing the helm, cockpit and lazarette area. The companion way leads down to the salon with an aft pilot berth and chart table to starboard and galley to port. The settee is to port and has a fold down table for dining. There is lounge seating with bookcase to starboard. The head and master cabin with full size bunk are forward. 
1976 DownEaster 38 Deck And Rigging
The decks and rigging of Omo’O are in good shape. The sails and rigging are serviceable and the bottom paint has life in it. Features include:

  • Hollow steel keel with bottom drain
  • Cored fiberglass decks with painted nonskid surface
  • Teak cap rails, handrails, cabin hatches, and trim
  • Solid fiberglass displacement hull, full keel, shoal draft with shoe
  • Custom teak deckhouse, hatches, and 4 stainless steel ports
  • Black stepped mast on reinforced deck
  • Tan Bimini, dodger, and connector with full enclosure and matching sail covers
  • Stainless steel wire lifelines and stanchons
  • All navigation lights, steaming/foredeck lights, and masthead lights are LED
  • 2 forward facing brass funnels
  • Removeable 3 foot dingy davit with haul tackle
  • PYI reversing maxiprop serviced in 2015
  • #9 stainless steel shrouds and stays with adjustable, pinned turnbuckles 
  • Doyle 4 Batten double reef 231 square foot mainsail
  • Doyle 130% 322 square foot genoa on Furlex 300S roller furler 
  • Doyle self tending to 90 square foot shore staysail on Furlex 200S roller furler
  • 4 batten 118 square foot 100% mizzen
  • 3 Lewmar mast mount halyard winches with dedicated cleats
  • 5 Lewmar self tailing winches with dedicated cleats
  • Lazyjacks on both booms
  • Genoa whisker pole
  • 35lb Delta anchor on 50 feet of 5/16 chain spliced to 150 feet of 5/8 rode
  • 45lb claw storm anchor on 225 feet of 3/8 chain and 50 feet of half inch polypropylene floating rode backing
  • Anchor marker bout with chain snubber
  • Lewmar Pro 1000 electric windlass with remote
  • Simp-Lawlr lever action dual capstain chain and rope windlass
  • Combination 6 foot boarding ladder/ fender board
  • Man overboard horseshoe buoy

1976 DownEaster 38 Omo’O Helm and Electronics
The helm and electronics are a good combination of modern technology and classic yachting style. Visibility from the comfortable helm seat is good and the eisenglas enclosed cockpit provides protection in foul weather. The canvas Bimini and dodger run from the forward edge of the companionway hatch cover, aft to the stern. The wooden ships wheel is classic and is wrapped in half hitching with a Turks head to mark rudder amidship. The electronics are well placed at the helm and include:

  • Garmin 4212 12 inch GPS Chartplotter
  • Garmin 4kw GMR18X Radar dome
  • Garmin GRM 20 XM weather module and antenna
  • Autohelm ST4000+ Automatic Pilot
  • Raytheon ST60 Wind Indicator
  • Raytheon ST60 Speed Log
  • Raymarine  ST60 Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Sony Marine CDX-M30 CD Stereo
  • Ritchie 5 inch binnacle mount compass
  • Ritchie 2 inch quick sight compass
  • Raymarine flux gate compass for Autohelm 
  • Engine operation panel with relevant gauges and engine shutoff handle

DownEaster 36 Engines, Mechanical, and Electrical
The engine is located under the cockpit, behind the companionway steps. The engine space is open and offers access to the water heater and relevant systems and wiring. Features include:

  • 35 horsepower Yanmar 3HM35F 3 cylinder diesel with 4000 hours installed in 1990. Burn rate is .6 to 1 gallon per hour
  • 2015 remanufactured Yanmar transmission
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • PYI reversing Maxi-prop factory serviced in 2015
  • 6 gallon water heater
  • Holding tank is plumbedwith lockout Y valve for either pump out or overboard discharge through the macerator
  • Whale Gusher hand bilge pump 
  • Rule 1500 gallon per hour in the salon bilge
  • Rule 2000 gallon per hour back up in the salon
  • 30 amp shore power outlet with 30 foot shore power cable
  • 80 amp alternator
  • Seimens 75 watt solar panel with controller 
  • Wind generator
  • 80% LED lighting below decks

DownEaster 38 Omo’O Accomodations
Omo’O’s accomodations are warm, inviting, comfortable, and well suited for a blue water cruising vessel. There are ample handholds above and along bulkheads, rich Brazilian teak walls and trim, stainless steel opening ports, overhead A- frame hatches, blue ribbed fabric, bookshelves, and teak and holly sole. The settee and salon seating double as pilot berths. The custom drop down salon table with underside bottle storage provides dining for 4. The aft berth is to starboard astern and the large, opening chart table is just forward of the aft berth. A teak covered bulkhead separates the master berth and head. The head is to port and the double master berth is forward. The head has a hand pump toilet, stainless steel sink, handsome cabinetry, and a hand held shower. The forward berth has rich teak walls, teak slatted hull side trim, stainless steel opening ports, bookshelves and standing lockers. 
1976 38 DownEaster Omo’O Galley
The U shaped galley on Omo’O is to port at the bottom of the companionway. Features include:

  • Formica countertops
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Wood cutting board tops over the stove and counter
  • Fiddles along the edges
  • Teak storage cabinetry
  • GE Turntable Microwave Oven
  • Gimbled Hillerrange 2 burner gas stove and oven
  • 1 icebox and 1 cold plate freezer
  • Spotlights and fans
  • Large windows for natural lighting
  • Grabrails and handholds

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.


Curtis Stokes & Associates
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