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1986 Ericson 38' Dulce Maestra

$ 49,950

Dulce Maestra is a 1986 Ericson 38' 38-200 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Marisa Velasco. Marisa can be reached at +52 622 855 9167 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Ericson Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1986 Ericson 38-200

Update: April 2023 - Comes with a transferable slip for the next 6 months! Call or WhatsApp now to inquire about details!

This Ericson 38-200 is a highly regarded Bruce King-designed performance racer/cruiser--solid, quick, reliable, and comfortable. "Dulce Maestra" has been well-loved, with numerous replacements and upgrades over the past 10 years. 6'6" Draft.

Since 2012, "Dulce Maestra" has been used fewer than 6 months a year, so the upgrades are virtually 5 years old. The following are new or substantially rebuilt, repaired, or upgraded:

Hull above and below the waterline; Navigation, Radar, Wiring, Communications and Charging Systems; Sails and Rigging; Engine, Prop and Shaft; Anchor, Ground Tackle, Windlass; Refrigeration System; Water Tanks and Plumbing; Canvas, Cushions, and Upholstery.

"Dulce Maestra" is loved, sweet, swift, solid, reliable, upgraded, and ready to go! Currently moored in Marina Puerto Escondido, south of Loreto, BCS Mexico, on the threshold to the Sea of Cortez, with some of the best cruising grounds in the world.


  • Price USD:$ 49,950
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  • Location:

    Loreto, Mexico

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 37 ft 8 in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 12'
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 97 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 54 gals
  • Engine Details: Universal 5432
  • Engine 1: 2150.00 HRS 32.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:


The Main Salon is spacious and inviting, with comfortable and attractive new upholstery 2016. Long settee to starboard; Teak table and wrap-around seat to port. Shelves, cupboards, and bookshelves on both sides. Large and deep storage bins below and behind seating areas. Lewmar hatch above and numerous opening port lights ensure ventilation and lighting. Teak and Holly cabin sole; partially replaced 2012.

NAV STATION: Dedicated navigation table with ample desk space, lift-up storage, drawers, VHF, SSB, and electric panel adjacent. Hanging locker directly aft.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Forward cabin with double V-Berth, aft cabin with double berth, full head, spacious salon and galley.


  • U-Shaped galley for convenience and safety
  • Top-loading refrigerator with freezer box; 4.6 cubic feet. Frigomatic Capri 35 refrigeration/freezer system; air-cooled; new 2012
  • Double SS sinks with pressure water and foot pump
  • Gas Systems SS LPG oven (needs repair) and 3-Burner stove. Two propane tanks in cockpit.
  • Trident Gas control panel and gas sniffer
  • Ample and convenient storage, with tilt-out dish locker, cabinets, drawers, tilt-out storage bin, pots and pans bin, good counter space, and plenty of light and ventilation. Highly functional galley.



Stateroom with double V-Berth, separate shelves, hanging lockers, drawers, and storage bins. Dressing seat. Full headroom. Door for privacy. Several deep storage bins under berth. Lewmar hatch above and opening ports on the sides ensure light and ventilation.

Fans in Main Salon and forward cabin.


Large double berth, door for privacy, hanging locker, shelves, and storage areas. Opening port at aft end.


Located to starboard of companionway. Raritan toilet. Sink with pressure water. Stand-up shower with bench. Cosmetics cabinets. Toilet attached via Y-Valve to holding tank, which can be flushed with Macerator pump. PHRK IIC replacement parts.


PRIMARY: Rocna 33 lb. anchor, new 2013. Rode: 180 ft. 5/16” G4 high-test chain and 52 ft. 5/8” 3-Strand line; new 2017.

WINDLASS: Maxwell-Nilsson Vertical Windlass, VWC 1000; new 2012. New wildcat 2017.

CHAIN LOCKER: Easily accessible under bow deck opening lid.

BRIDLE: Long, stretchy bridle of 3-Strand line with SS hook.

SECONDARY: Bruce 22 lb., Danforth 22 lb., housed in aft lazarette with 60 ft. chain plus 80 ft. line, plus extensive supply of mooring and anchoring lines.


DODGER: Dodger with SS frame and Strataglass windows; new 2013; reinforced 2017.

EXTERIOR CANVAS: Sail cover, winch covers, handrail covers, hatch cover; new 2012.

BIMINI: Sunbrella; removable; 2012.


  • Navigation, plot charter, radar, depth and conditions, speed, wind display, etc. mounted at helm
  • Dickinson Marine Propane barbeque, rail-mounted
  • Portable water filtration system with carbon filters and UV light
  • 110V Shore power inlet with cord
  • Sunscreens; Enclose cockpit and dodger; provide shade while allowing ventilation and light; easily installed or removed; 2018
  • Swim ladder; folds up to stern
  • Two large, deep lazarettes
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak cockpit table; folds onto pedestal under Teak drinks holder
  • Controls for Autohelm ST4000 autopilot
  • Windlass controls (currently disabled)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Screens for ports and hatches


CHARTPLOTTER: Garmin GPS Map 740; new 2012; display at helm.

RADAR: Garmin GMR 18/24. New 2012. Mounted on mast with new wiring and display at helm, 2012.

DEPTHSOUNDER: Fishfinder showing depth and bottom conditions; display at helm.

WIND SPEED and DIRECTION: GWS 10 Wind Sensor; GMI 10 display at helm; 2012.

WINDEX wind indicator at masthead.

COMPASS: Ritchie compass, mounted at helm (needs repair or replacement).

VHF: Horizon Matrix AIS + G X 2150 VHF/FM 25-watt; new 2012; IC-M72 ICOM Transceiver (hand-held VHR).

SINGLE-SIDEBAND and ANTENNA: ICOM IC-M802 SSB, with automatic tuner, KISS antenna; SSB radio remote head digital; new 2017.

AUTOPILOT: Autohelm ST4000 wheel and tiller autopilot.

GPS 76 handheld.


BATTERIES: 4 marine golf; group 27 sealed; 2021. Battery cables replaced with AWG 2/0 2021.

BATTERY CHARGER: XANTRAX Truecharge 20+/40+Amp Multistage.

110V Shore power with cord.

SOLAR PANELS: 2 Shell 85-watt with Victron Energy Blue Power Smart Charge Controller 2021. Mounted on cockpit side rails, Great power source!!

INVERTER: Samlex 1500; AC 1500 watt 12 VDC 115 VAC; new 2021.


Inboard; Universal model 5432 with Hurth transmission; 32 horsepower

FUEL: Diesel

DRIVE: Direct

SPEED: 6 knots


MAKE: Universal model 5432 with Hurth transmission


HOURS: (as of Dec. 2022) < 2,150, original

ALTERNATOR: Prestolite, 110-686 SMR 2091 KSS; 55 amp; new 2013

STARTER: Rexco 18144 with new KUBOTASTR; new 2018

PROPELLER: Bronze 2-Blade Max Prop; feathers for minimal drag; new 2012

SHAFT SEAL: PYI/PSS, dripless cutlass bearing

VERY EASY ENGINE ACCESS! Under galley counter, with access from top and sides.


  • Water tanks (3) with total capacity 97 gallons; made from HDPE (food grade high density polyethylene) plate. Housed in bow (35 gallons), salon (40 gallons), and cockpit lazarette (22 gallons). Tanks, venting, and plumbing new 2018.
  • Fuel tank under aft berth; aluminum; 54 gallons
  • Holding tank in cockpit lazarette; fiberglass; 20 gallons
  • Macerator pump for emptying holding tank
  • Pressure water at galley and head sinks
  • Plumbing, hoses, and venting improved and replaced 2018
  • Head with Raritan PHIIC toilet, with PHRK IIC replacement parts
  • New replacement Raritan toilet available for installation
  • Head sink and stand-up shower
  • Electric Whale Gusher bilge pump, plus 2 manual bilge pumps

SAILS: Mainsail with 2 reefs. 130% roller-furling genoa.

SPARS and RIGGING: Painted aluminum mast and boom; wire rigging with open turnbuckles; running rigging in good to excellent condition.


MAIN: Nordac Radian (North Sails); full-battened; crosscut; loose-footed; new 2012.

REEFING: 2 reefs; Jiffy stack-pack reefing system; reefing lines run to cockpit.


HEADSAIL: 130% roller-furling genoa; recut and refurbished 2012 with new Sunbrella cover.


STANDING: SS wire rigging with open turnbuckles. Replaced as nec. 2012--2018.

SPARS: Keel-stepped black painted aluminum Kenyon/Sparcraft mast with double spreaders; black painted aluminum Kenyon/Sparcraft boom.

FURLER: Profurl furling system; new 2014.

WINCHES: 6 total: 2 Barient 32 STs on cockpit coaming; 3 Barient 21s on cabin top under dodger (one self-tailing); 1 Barient 21 ST on mast.

CLUTCHES: 2 rope clutches on cabin top under dodger, one new 2015.

TRAVELER: On cabin top, forward of dodger.

BOOM VANG: Center; non-rigid.

RUNNING RIGGING: All in good to excellent condition, replaced as nec. 2012-2020.

DESIGN: Renowned Bruce King design and construction.

MATERIAL: Molded fiberglass.

KEEL and RUDDER: Modified fin keel; lead; spade rudder.


In 2012, the entire hull below the waterline was taken down to bare fiberglass. Osmotic blisters opened, drained, and sanded. Fiberglass replaced as necessary. New Interlux barrier coat. New bottom paint. Since 2012, the boat has been hauled every 2-3 years. As necessary, osmotic blisters repaired and then covered with new barrier coat. New bottom paint (Pettit Trinidad HD Antifouling Paint): 3+ coats on bottom; 4+ coats at waterline and leading edges. Above the waterline, the hull was sanded and repainted in 2012, with new black stripe. Looks sharp!

Artwork on walls, rugs, pillows in salon, kayaks shown in some photos. Also, some of the owners’ personal tools onboard, spare electrical and plumbing supplies.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


Photo of 38' Ericson 38-200B 1988


38' Ericson 38-200B 1988

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico