In 1967 six Toronto businessmen approached Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens Yacht Design. They wanted a 37' - 40' boat capable of winning races in the Great Lakes and of being a fast, safe and comfortable ocean voyager. S&S was the top international naval architecture and design firm and their breakthrough 12 metre design Intrepid had just won America's Cup.
The Hughes brothers in Toronto had recently commissioned a 37' boat from S&S and Olin Stephens showed their preliminary design to the six from Toronto. After some modifications they were all happy and S&S called the Hughes brothers and asked if they wanted to build 6 boats of the new design. Of course they did and the Hughes 38 came into being.
The Huges 38 is a classically designed, auxiliary 38' fibreglass sloop capable of taking yourself and your partner or family of 4 off for a weekend, a full week of cruising sailing amongst the islands, or taking the guys out for the evening or Saturday "Round the Markers" racing on the bay.
If you looking to move up a few feet to a classy racer cruiser capable of some speed and adventures then this just may be the boat for you.
Calibre Yacht Sales
6145 Genoa Bay Road
Maple Bay BC,
The Hughes 38 racer/cruiser auxiliary is a Sparkman Stephens design sloop built by the Hughes Columbia corporation of Ontario Canada. A very capable 38 footer designed to win races on the Great Lakes as well as being a fast safe and comfortable Ocean Cruiser.
Being of a very salty design from the trusted “Sparkman and Stevens” group she is capable of taking you where your heart desires.
Whether it be our entire Pacific Coast, the Hawaiian Islands, or your dream destination of the South Seas, “Everywhere” can take you there in comfort, speed and style. Cosy cabin heat can be obtained with a propane bulkhead mounted fireplace, gimballed three burner propane stove with oven allow you to happily make your own meals underway or tucked away into a quiet little cove with a pan full of fresh Salal muffins in the oven. As well as a practical and well laid out, the navigation station allows easy access to instrumentation and radios to plot your course.
Knowing that you have a lead keel of nearly 6400 pounds bolted to this solid glass hull should give you a peaceful easy feeling for comfort and speed. With her large skegg hung rudder and wheel steering she’ll steer her course happily for hours or days.
A solid safe and proven racer cruiser. Canadian built with a solid glass hull. The Hughes reputation of having A very sea- kindly motion can get you into sailing for a very reasonable price. A reliable, proven and well known Yanmar 3 cylinder 27 Hp. Diesel engine will allow you to get through the calm days of summer here in the Pacific Northwest. A newly installed alternator will charge the also recently installed golf cart batteries for your interior house power needs. A open cockpit with wheel steering accompanied by a canvas Spray hood dodger providing protection as well as radar and your instrumentation to find your way. Large working fore deck space, whether it’s for anchoring in your favourite cove or accessIng the head sail, Winches or rigging. For cruising around the northwest you have deck space to store your paddleboard or kayak. With plenty of interior space to feel right at home when you’re either cruising or at anchorage. This layout provides practically during voyages, or simply cruising amongst the islands with numerous birth arrangements. Having a double private for cabin, a convertible double birth in the main salon as well as a quarter birth aft gives you numerous sleeping options. Perhaps this boat can handle it all with navigation station, sea births and sizeable galley with storage to allow you to cruise in comfort, as well as a three burner propane range, counter space, icebox, large water tanks, as well as a holding tank you can be away from the dock for up to a week at a time. With her simple sloop rig you can bet that you’ll have enough sail to get through some light air as well the option to reef down when the wind picks up. A great little boat for a great price, she includes many spare parts as well as hardware. If you’re just looking to get away for the weekend or a head off around Vancouver Island or Simple weekend adventure this just may be the boat for you.
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.