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Chassiron GT38 Sloop

Plan de cabine horzontal, EN
P1000380 levels
P1080282 re-coloured

Chassiron GT38 Sloop (1979) - € 57.900,-

Beautiful classic sailing yacht, GRP,, excellently maintained. Good sailing qualities and a pleasant sea performance. A ship like this is rarely offered, because they always stay long in the possession of the same owner. This is due to the excellent sailing characteristics and the pleasant behaviour at sea, but also due to the comfortable interior. The extra sturdy wooden deck is beautiful to see and by a D2 owatrol treatment well impregnated, the varnish is applied to the bare wood. 



Normally the Chassiron 38 was built with a centre cockpit and aft cabin and ketch rigged, which made the ship less practical and less suitable for a long stay on board. This Chassiron has an aft cockpit and a spacious separate owner's cabin directly behind the entrance. This makes the ship extremely spacious.


The saloon has a u-shaped bench and a longitudinal bench, and therefore offers sufficient seating for a large party. The spacious rear cabin has a double bed with a side entrance and sufficient cupboard space. The galley is fully equipped - the owner has replaced the oven for a microwave, but everything else is original. Further to the front is a bow cabin with two beds in a V and the toilet. The boat is equipped with all appliances and a strong fully overhauled Perkins diesel engine. 

Recent renewals:

Sails :  New end of 2014 . UK brand. (not used between 2018 and 2020)

Rigging :  Forestay replaced in 2020. Additional forestay for stormjib added in 1994, but no stormjib was ever purchased. Genoa furling system dismantled and overhauled in 2020. Halyards replaced in 2020
New anchor, Delta, 2019 and new chain and line. (We found the old Brittany anchor is not effective on the weedy grounds of Holland's binnenwaters ! ).

Hull : Below the water line : Back since we acquired this boat in 1992, it has always had a anti-osmosis epoxy-tar coating VC17 from International Yacht Paints. We changed it two times since. I think it already had one anti-osmosis coating before we acquired the boat, but we don't know what product nor when it was applied. So we stripped it off and put fresh epoxy-tar . No osmosis was every observed on this boat, and Chassiron brand boats are not known to suffer from osmosis anyway.

The bullwarks (Honduras mahogany) were replaced by Standfast, Breskens, in 1998, because of black marks appearing on the original bullwarks. Standfast used real solid Honduras mahogany, but we regretted that they could not find long enough pieces to make the bullwarks in one piece, as from the orginal Richard yard. Anyway, it was a good job. Standfast quality!
Engine : Overhauled in 2011. All casing gaskets were changed on this occasion.
The diesel tank has been entirely emptied and cleaned, last time in 2020. (a good Covid occupation !).

A large diesel filter has been added before the Perkins diesel filter. This additional filter has a better priming pump than the Perkins one.
The propeller shaft gland (Vetus) was changed once, a long time ago. I think it was due to my early paranoia.
Electricity : 12V distribution panel with tags (continual update). 230V distribution panel with differential breaker and overload breakers. 230V outlets in the aft cabin and in the kitchen. All lamps (both inside lighting, and navigation signals) replaced with LED's.

The battery charger was replaced in 2015. (230V, three outlets of which two are used). There is room for a third battery, but we never added it.
Instruments: We did our best to keep the large DANA-Plus analog displays in the cockpit, because they are part of the style of the boat, and are fantastic to read from the helmsman's position. But new instruments had to satisfy with standard "Clipper" displays. New instruments include :

Masthead windset advansea (new in 2021), with displays in the cabin (Advansea) and on deck (DANA-Plus)
GPS, Garmin handheld, connected, with display in the cabin (for the navigator) and on deck
Log, through hull Airmar paddlewheel sensor, and Dana-Plus display on deck.
Amp and On-deck loudspeaker for VHF receiver.
Depth sounder, changed a few years ago. Nasa Clipper with two repeaters, one in the cabin and one on deck
Radio controlled clock (DCF 77)
The only original electronic devices left are the VHF set (without AIS of course), and the trailing loch, brand Stowe. Both work. The Stowe trailing loch is only readable from inside, and is not of much use, except when the paddle wheel of the Airmar lock is blocked with weed or shells. Both lochs have been recently calibrated in a dock of the port of Zeebrugge.
Central pulsed air heater. Brand Planar. 4kW, diesel. Independent tank. 2017. We feed it with yellow heater fuel that we buy in supermarket. But it is supposed to work on engine diesel oil too (which we do not do). The air network has four outlets, one in the aft cabin, one opposite the galley, one in the saloon and one in the fore cabin. The thermostat is in the saloon.
Water heater. 230V and engine cooling water. 17 liters. Replaced some years ago after the previous one was broken by frost during a strong winter. Nowadays I do not put antifreeze in it any more. I purge it with compressed air before winter stalling.

Bilge pump and water pump were replaced a couple of times each, but I can't remember when. They are standard stuff anyway. No improvement on this side.

Safety :  Lifelines added. Liferaft costal 60M, 6 pers. dated August 2021. All safety equipment required under French Flag for 60M navigation is on bord.

Comfort :  Mainsail cover, steering wheel cover, and hood, 2014. Oven replaced with a microwave oven in 2014. Cooking stove 2014



Length: 11.45 m

Width: 3.65 m

Draught: 185 cm

Air draft: approx. 18 m

Designer: Michel Joubert
Construction number: 22
Hull Shape: S-frame
Hull colour: White

Hull material: GRP
Deck and superstructure colour: White lacquer
Deck and superstructure material: Wood (Honduras mahogany)
Cockpit: aft cockpit
Aft cabin (AK)
Draught: 185 cm
Load displacement: 7.500 kg
Ballast: 3.000 kg
Steering: Steering wheel
Steering position: Outside
Rudder: Single
Keel/Leeboard: Fixed keel

Headroom: 180 cm
Cabins: 2
Berths: Fixed: 4 Extra: 3
Interior type: Classic, warm
Upholstery colour: Grey

Watertank & material: 100 litres Stainless steel
Water tank gauge
Water system: pressure system
Hot water
Number of showers: 1
Toilets: 1 Manually
Cooking device & fuel: 2 burner(s) Gas
Microwave oven
Fridge & power supply: Electric

Engine and electrics
Brand: Perkins
Model: 4108
Year built: 1989, fully overhauled in 2012
Number of cylinders: 4
Power output: 50 hp
Hour counter
Engine hours: 1,757
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Propeller shaft
Propulsion: Propeller
Cooling: Indirect
Fuel tank number: 1
Total content fuel tank(s): 120 litre
Fuel tank material: Stainless steel
Fuel tank gauge
Oil pressure gauge
Temperature gauge
Battery: 2 x 105 Ah
Battery charger: 30 A
Alternator: 70 A
Shore power
Shore power cable
Voltage: 12V

Navigation and electronics
Log/ speed
Depth gauge
Wind gauge
Navigation lights

Type of rigging: Sloop
Number of masts: 1
Mast material: Aluminium
Rigging: Steel wire
Number of sails: 2
Sail material: Dacron
Headsail furling system
Manual winches, self-tailing

Equipment outside
Anchors & Equipment: 1 x Delta Galvanized
Anchor fixing: chain 30m
Anchor winch: Hand

Sea rail
Teak deck
Fenders, lines

Life raft
Bilge pump: manual, electric
Fire extinguisher
Radar reflector
Gasbunker with draining
Selfdraining cockpit

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