Offered By: The Boat Owner - Private Seller
Phone: 714-227-5815

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1978 38' CT

ListingID: bbc553-13764

Price: $57,500

Model: Imperial Trawler
Vessel Type: POWER
Boat Type: Trawler
Engine Type: Inboard


Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine(s): 1 x 120HP (Lehman)
Engine Type: Inboard
Fuel: Diesel
Location: Huntington Harbor, CA

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Why waste fuel and make more work for yourself maintaining two engines? The engine in this boat is the most fuel efficient for its size. This deep-v fiberglass displacement hull CT Imperial Trawler (Tai Chiao) could never do more than 8 knots, even with two engines or more horsepower. Her depth in the water would make it impossible. Not a planing vessel. But a powerful workhorse in the ocean! Besides, the bow thruster gives as much control as having the second engine, but without the cost to maintain two engines. She is made to cruise and enjoy the day. "Seas the Moment" is her name....

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Accommodations: Functional tri-cabin design with lots of storage. Fore cabin has 2 singles and separate head & shower. Main salon features galley to starboard & settee to port. Spacious owner's cabin with convertible bed aft opens on to beautiful aft teak deck. Separate on suite with shower & tub. Beautiful teak joinery work throughout. Ample storage lockers & drawers. One could live on this boat easily because there is so much stowage, especially in the aft cabin.


Mechanical Equipment: 120hp Ford Lehman engine fresh water, and sea water (sea strainer), cooled 6 cylinder, 4 cycle Bow thruster Dripless shaft Propeller is bronze: 28"x 24" 3-blade Tailshaft is stainless steel 1-3/4". 5 12v Marine battery banks with charger and inverter and 1 12vHD. Voltage: 12v, 110v, generator, shore. Generator is Westerbeke with approximately 758 hours. Owner is a diesel mechanic so she has been lovingly maintained. Records reflect this. You could eat out of the bilge (not that you'd want to), it is spotless and organized. Approximately 2031 hours on engine.


Galley Equipment: New refrigerator(2008) propane stove (4 burner) & oven, microwave oven, double sinks, new pull out faucet, hot & cold pressure water. 10 gallon hot water heater. Storage, storage, storage.


Electronics and Nav Gear: Radar is Sitex T-100 at lower helm only. Depth sounder by Ray Bidata and Eagle, GPS consists of GP31 and Garmin GPS map 162, chart plotter, bow thruster control, VHF (Ray 45, ICOM-IC-M45), horn & hailer, compass (4"), and stereo system at both helm stations. (She could use some state of the art electronics at some point, but that would be up to you to decide and implement.) Has chain driven Emerson auto pilot. Some could be upgraded, but why? All work well and no computers to break down. Solid, strong, dependable.


Electrical Systems: Westerbeke generator below aft cockpit with approximately 758 hours (new motor mounts and all new hoses) power inverter below deck dual power for lazy weekends at the island. Excellent alternative power.


Deck and Hull Equipment: Recent upgrades: New refrigerator and inverter new macerator and waste holding tank system new sea strainer and hoses new heater hoses and many other little things that make her special.


Sails/Rigging: 74 more photos available at this Photo bucket link: (You may have to hold down the key while clicking on the link.)


Additional Equipment/Features: She holds more than 330 gallons of diesel and burns only 1-2 gallons per hour of cruising. Take her to the island, simply cruise the local harbors OR, fish the local fishing holes. After all, she is a trawler! She is made for long journeys in the ocean, and with her high bow and custom hull stabilizer fins, it is a smooth, steady ride.