1982 Morgan 383 Miami/ Coconut Grove, FL
Posted on May 16, 2018 / 802
Price : $34,900
Builder | Manufacturer : Morgan
Condition : Used
Year : 1982
Length : 38ft
Model : 383
Engine Make : Perkins
Engine Model : 4-108
Total Power : 50hp
HIN # : MRY33006M82E
Bridge Clearance : 54
LOA : 38'
Beam : 12
Max Draft : 5
Displacement : 18000
Cabin Headroom : 6.33
1982 Morgan 383
1982 Morgan 383

This is the most customized, best sailing boat in this class for this price anywhere!

Custom Features include:

  • Navy Hull
  • Teak Decks
  • Oversized Custom deck Hatch
  • All Solid Bronze House Hatches
  • Dual Aft Winches
  • Teak Cap Rail
  • Custom Stainless Main Sail Track
  • Custom Stainless Railings
  • Custom Handrail around Mast
  • New Bimini Top
  • Air Conditioned Cabin
History of Morgan 38

In all its incarnations nearly 500 boats were built in this series. Though model numbers changed the principal dimensions; LOA 38′-4″, Beam 12′ and Draft 5′ were not changed. Some deep keel versions were offered drawing 6′ rather than the standard 5′ draft. When the 383 model was introduced the only change, to the best of my knowledge, was a slightly taller rig. This change resulted in a higher aspect mainsail and an increase in sail area of about 12 square feet. The sail area increases on the 383 series results in the 383 and 384 models to rate, on average, three seconds per mile faster under the PHRF rule.

Most boats were built with a sandwich method of construction using fiberglass and resin laminates over a core material. A variety of core materials were experimented with over the years. Airex foam was most often used although it is difficult, if not impossible, to determine, with certainty, the core material used without destructive testing. 

The performance of this Morgan 38 is typical of her class with generally good speed and pointing characteristics and good maneuverability.  For auxiliary power most of the 38s were equipped with the 50 hp Perkins 4-108 diesel which provides plenty of power and smooth dependable operation when properly maintained. 

All Morgan 38s in this series are handsome, contemporary styled, comfortable yachts built sufficiently strong for most uses. Boats that are well maintained and cared for hold their value as well as or better than most boats of this class.


Accommodations and Walkaround

The Morgan 38 is a great design with timeless lines. The nicely finished teak interior with a teak and holly cabin sole shows very well. Starting at the bow the boat has a large V-berth with filler cushion giving it ample room for two. Plus there are many storage areas including storage shelves and a large hanging locker. Moving aft on the port side there is a roomy head with shower that has access from the forward stateroom and the salon. The head has a separate shower area with a seat. Across from the head is a storage locker. The inviting main salon features a comfortable L-shaped settee on the port side with a large bi-fold teak table and a straight settee on the starboard side. The well equipped U-shaped galley is in the port aft area and a double quarterberth is located on the starboard side along with a navigation station.

The exterior of the boat has wide walk around decks and an accommodating cockpit with ample room for the crew.

Electrical and Mechanical

The heart of the mechanical systems is the dependable Perkins 4-108 diesel engine located in an insulated and accessible engine compartment and coupled to a fixed three blade prop. To keep the boat comfortable there is a 18,000 BTU air conditioning unit.

  • 30 amp shore power with cord
  • Engine start battery
  • Three group 28 house bank batteries
  • Electrical service panel with amp and volt meters
  • Charles Marine battery charger
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Pressure water system
  • Hot water heater 
  • Manual head with holding tank
  • 2 burner alcohol stove
  • Deep stainless steel double sink with cover
  • Manual and pressure water faucets
  • Spray nozzle
  • Adler Barbour 12V refrigeration
  • Microwave
  • Sliding countertop over stove
  • Many storage areas

Main Sail

Roller Furling 110 & 170 Jibs


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.


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