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38' Pearson 38 Convertible 1988

$ 90,000

Phoenix is a Pearson 38' 38 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Tom Thomas. Tom can be reached at 1-401-862-8620 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Convertible Boats and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

When Pearson Yachts decided to venture back into the powerboat side of the business, they went right to the top. They purchased the tooling for this Hunt designed 38 and turned their engineers loose on the project. The result is a very comfortable convertible that handles the worst conditions with ease. Powered by a pair of 3208 Caterpillars, the Pearson 38 will cruise effortlessly all day in the 20s. The interior has been upgraded with new upholstery, carpeting, privacy blinds, plumbing, electrical…and more.


  • Price: $ 90,000
  • Days on Market: 679
  • Builder: Pearson
  • Model: 38 Convertible
  • Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 38 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 13' 10"
  • Category: Convertible Boats
  • Water Capacity: 120 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 410 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar 3208 TA
  • Engine 1: 1200.00 HRS 375.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1200.00 HRS 375.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The 38 Pearson has a two-stateroom layout with the master forward. On centerline is a queen berth. There is ample storage and a private entrance to the head on starboard. The head sports a huge stall shower. Across on port is the second stateroom with stacked single berths, closet space and drawer storage. Next aft and up two steps is the salon. The galley in on port with new counters, gloss white cabinet doors, new plumbing, and a new under counter refrigerator. On the starboard side forward is the entertainment center with stereo and flat screen TV. L-shaped cabinetry there houses the icemaker and storage. Aft on starboard is an L-shaped settee (reupholstered) that converts to a double berth. The other side of the settee opens to a huge storage area. A reupholstered barrel chair completes the furnishing on port.

  • Opening side windows
  • Corner bureau aft with locker and electrical panel
  • Hi-Lo table with hinged leaves
  • Swivel chair
  • Sectional fold out couch including storage area
  • Full entertainment system including stereo/radio/Flat Screen TV
  • Bar with ice maker
  • Bottle and glass storage
  • New window blinds all around
  • AC/DC refrigerator
  • Separate ice maker
  • Enamel Kohler sink with disposal
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • 2 burner electric stove
  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Corian vanity sink in head
  • Electric toilet
  • Island berth
  • 6” mattress with bedspread/cover, fitted sheets
  • White oak hull liner
  • Port and Starboard shelving
  • Hanging locker
  • Bureau
  • Drawer storage
  • Private head entry door
  • 6’ 3” headroom
  • Aluminum framed deck hatch
  • Upper and lower single berths
  • Bedspreads and sheets
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • Electric windlass with foot switch
  • All railings and rails 316 Stainless Steel
  • Bow sprit
  • Dockside fresh water connection
  • Electric Horn
  • International running lights
  • Anchor windlass with foot switch
  • Full chocks and cleats all around
  • Cockpit bolsters
  • Fiberglass swim platform
  • Transom door
  • Trim tab controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Glendenning synchronizer
  • Lowrance GPS/Chart/Depth
  • VHF with loud hailer
  • Stereo speaker control at bridge
  • Compass
  • 50 A shore power service 115 V
  • One 30 A 115V shore power service
  • Shore power cords
  • 8.0 kw Westerbeke generator with 50 hours
  • 3 120A battery system with charger
  • Battery isolator
  • Paralleling system
  • Shower stall sump pump
  • 25,000 BTU reverse cycle Air Conditioning
  • International navigation lights
  • Master distribution panel
  • Full grounding system wiring per ABYC standards
  • Interior and courtesy lights
  • 12 gallon water heater
  • 3 bilge pumps with float switches and manual override
  • 4 blade props
  • 1.75” Aquamet stainless shafts
  • Oil change system
  • 507 twin disc transmissions 2:1 gears
  • 2XCaterpillar 3208TA/375 hp FWC engines with 1,200 hours running time
  • Recent major service
  • Fireboy fire extinguishing system
  • 4” blowers
  • Large intake vents in hull sides
  • Hydraulic trim tabs

The owners have enjoyed this 38 and have put it in top condition. This boat is currently wet stored and easy to see. If you are looking for a traditional Hunt design, please come have a look.

*Engine 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.


Our Pearson listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 38' 38 Convertible. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Tom Thomas who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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