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Arete38' Ericson 38-200 1989

$ 59,500

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The Ericson 38-200 is one of those vessels that will always turn up in far flung, not easily reached, cruising grounds. They enjoy a reputation for toughness and yet have an uncanny turn of speed, especially for a cruising boat designed for the 80's. None of these attributes come as a surprise to their owners, who tend to cherish these fine boats for many years and infrequently come on the market.

This particular one, ARETE, encountered the typical Ericson owner, full of enthusiasm and knowledge, not to only keep her in excellent shape, but progressively go through her older systems and refit them as needed, while simultaneously refreshing the interior.

ARETE, is the winged keel version of this boat, which allows her to get into most areas boats of her size would struggle to do. Additionally, with the unique internal tri axial grid structure these boats where built with, make this boat stiff enough to carry ample canvas and withstand a beating when sailing in tough weather. 

ARETE is currently afloat for a short while longer, prior to being hauled for winter storage. Kindly contact the broker for further information and to schedule a viewing.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brewer Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 59,500
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  • Location:

    Newport, Rhode Island, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 37 ft 7 in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 12'
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 100 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 60 gals
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Engine rebuilt.

2012 - 2015

Rudder dropped for inspection, bearings replaced. 2012

Keel removed for bolt inspection, re-bedded & refitted. 2013

Deck handrails, re-bedded. 2013

Forward Lewmar hatch and main cabin fixed portlights, re-bedded. 2014

Transom, dinghy davits installed. 2014

Inflatable dinghy, with Tohatsu 4stroke outboard, purchased. 2014

Sound deadening material in engine box, replaced. 2014

Memory foam mattresses fitted to forward V berth and aft cabin. 2014

Stern mounted mooring cleats, replaced. 2015

 iSeries Tank Monitor installed on fresh and black water tanks. 2015

Electric, fresh water head installed. 2015

Black water hoses, replaced. 2015

Engine, heat exchanger, replaced. 2015

Glazing in opening portlights, replaced. 2015

Trojan, 3 x deep cycle 340 Ah house batteries, installed. 2015

Re-varnishing of interior commences. 2015

2016 - 2022

Cockpit cushions, replaced. 2016

Exhaust elbow, wet muffler replaced and diameter increase of all system. 2016

Rub rails, entire hull, replaced. 2016

Xantrex Inverter/Charger, installed. 2016

Standing rigging, replaced. 2017

Mast collar, re-bedded. 2017

Mast rewired and installation of masthead VHF. 2017

Garmin wind instrumentation, installed. 2017

Raymarine autopilot, installed. 2018

300Watt solar panel with Victron Energy Bluetooth controller, installed. 2018

Frigoboat, 12V refrigeration system, installed. 2018

Trojan, deep cycle 340 Ah reserve battery, installed. 2018

Fusion stereo w/Bluetooth, installed. 2019

Raymarine radar, installed. 2021

Garmin chart-plotter, integrated, w/Seaview Helm chassis, installed. 2021

Deck shower installed. 2021

Macerator pump, replaced. 2021

Running rigging, replaced. 2021

Siren Marine, remote monitoring system installed. 2019, 2022

Fresh water pump, domestic, replaced. 2022

Boot top stripe, repainted. 2022

The Ericson 38-200 has a typical layout for this generation of yachts, but has some subtle changes over the earlier 38.

Forward one will find a spacious double V berth, with it's own privacy door and is arranged with a surprising amount of storage on both sides of the cabin and in central drawers beneath the berth.

There is another private cabin in the port quarter, with slightly less volume but a slightly wider double bunk. Midships, one will find a spacious salon with U shaped seating to port and fore/aft seating to s'brd, both of which may be used as bunks. 6 persons may easily be accommodated for short periods.

The galley lies to port, just forward of the companion way. This has more than adequate work top space, double drain sink, gas stove with oven and a deep ice box type refrigerator.

Opposite the galley, to st'brd is the navigation space, with a good sized chart table, switches and circuit breakers which are easily reached, and sufficient storage in the way of drawers and pigeon holes for charts.

Aft of the chart table, one will find the head, with a separate enclosed shower. Of note, the head is electrically operated and is fresh water supplied from the more than adequate tankage.

Overall, the interior shows ample volume and lends itself for comfortable lounging when moored and on passage. The ample natural light and air, entering through the numerous opening hatches and portlights will easily keep at bay any feeling of being cooped up in a boat.

It is also refreshing to see attention being paid to the natural teak finish inside which shows little wear for it's age.

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