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Sailboat Sales Co

Sailboat Sales Co. at Crowley's Yacht Yard
United States

Fax:  773-681-7357

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2000 Sydney 38


Chicago,IL,United States

Nav Station
Nav Station
Port Quarter Berths
On Travel Lift
Rear Quarter
Large Cockpit
Spring 2000 when new
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Well maintained, one-owner Sydney 38 in excellent condition throughout. Professionally applied and maintained hard epoxy racing bottom. Excellent racing sail inventory. Strict one design compliance. Custom sheet and halyard bags, helmsman's cushions, extra pipe berth, custom crew bag storage. Custom knock-down cradle permits flatbed trucking. One of three Sydney 38s with tiller steering. Used exclusively for Great Lakes sailing and racing. Never in salt water.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 12 ft 4 inMax Draft 8 ft 8 in 
Engine Make Yanmar DieselEngine Model Sail Drive 
Fuel Capacity 25 galLength Overall 38 ft 6 in 
Holding Tank Size 10 galWater Capacity 50 gal 
Number of Engines 1    

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Sailboat Sales Co

Sailboat Sales Co. at Crowley's Yacht Yard
United States

Fax:  773-681-7357


  • 8 Berths
  • Optional port and starboard pipe berths
  • 6' 3" Headroom
  • Marine Head
  • 2 Opening Ports
  • 2 Deck Hatches
  • Teak & Holly Cabin Sole
  • Close Cell Foam Cushions
  • Nav Station
  • Teak Dining Table (modified to facilitate quick set up)
  • Screens for Ports
  • Custom Lee Cloths


  • 2 Burner Stove w/ Broiler plus a mini galley
  • Icebox
  • Misc. cups, bowls, silver, coffee and cook pot


  • Autohelm 3000 (new in '03)
  • B&G Compass
  • B&G Depth Sounder
  • B&G Knotmeter/Log
  • B&G Wind Instruments
  • B&G heel angle
  • B&G computer interface
  • 3 20/20 repeaters on mast, two full multi function displays in cockpit, one at nav station
  • Icom VHF Radio - cockpit speakers
  • Furano 36 GPS - cockpit
  • Furano 36 GPS - nav station
  • Custom electronic speedo sensor (no paddle wheel to collect weed)
  • Stereo System w/ Cockpit & Cabin Speakers
  • XM Weather


  • 2 Batteries (new in '03 & '04)
  • 110v Battery Charger

Deck & Hull Equipment

  • 2 Fortress Aluminum Anchors
  • Double Lifelines
  • Bow Pulpit
  • White Fiberglass Deck
  • Running Lights
  • Masthead Light
  • Appropriate Spares
  • Full one design compliance
  • Helmsman's Cushion
  • Custom Knock-Down Cradle (new in 2000)
  • 10 Person Life Raft
  • 10 Life Jackets
  • Harness and self inflating pfds
  • MOM, Life Sling, Jack Lines, Heaving Lines
  • 4 Fenders
  • Dock lines fully equipped
  • Bosons chair
  • Spare tiller extension and spare parts
  • Complete Chicago-Mac Safety Equipment for ten. Current as of July 2007.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Misc. tools
  • Custom main cover that opens to double size for use as sun and rain tarp
  • Bottom professionally faired
  • Epoxy bottom

Sails and Rigging

Just added: .75 (dacron) AP, UK ultra #1 and #3.  All new this year.

  • 2000 UK Cuben Fiber Mainsail (delivery)
  • 2001 UK Kevlar Mainsail (practice delivery)
  • 2002 UK Kevlar Mainsail (beer can)
  • 2003 UK Kevlar Mainsail (fair to good)
  • 2000 UK Kevlar #3 Genoa (delivery)
  • 2000 UK Kevlar #4 Genoa (good)
  • 2001 UK Kevlar #1 Genoa (fair)
  • 2001 UK Kevlar #2 Genoa (fair)
  • 2003 UK Kevlar #2 Genoa (fair)
  • UK Dacron Storm Jib (like new)
  • UK Dacron Tri sail (like new)
  • 2000 UK Dacron .6 Runner (practice)
  • 2000 UK Dacron .6 VMG (practice)
  • 2002 UK Dacron .6 VMG (fair)
  • 2002 UK Dacron .6 Runner (fair)
  • UK Dacron Storm Trysail
  • 2005 UK Dacron .9 AP - VG
  • 2006 UK Dacron .6 VMG
  • 2006 UK Dacron .6 Runner
  • 2007 UK Ultra Mainsail
  • 2007 UK Ultra #1
  • 2007 UK Ultra #2
  • 2005 UK Ultra #3
  • 2005 UK Ultra #2
  • Sloop Rig
  • Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster
  • Rod Rigging
  • Boom Vang
  • Preventer
  • Full Spinnaker Gear
  • Mainsheet Traveler
  • 6 Self-Tailing Winches
  • 3 Headsail Halyards
  • Double Halyard Stoppers on Main & Genoa
  • Genoa Halyard new in '07
  • Main Halyard new in '06
  • Full compliment of winch handles, 6 plus spare, all double handle or single with palm
  • 4 snatch blocks
  • Gen sheets, with shackle, barber haul sheets with shackle, double spin sheet/guy stripped to same shackle, light air spin sheets, banjo blocks
  • Harken Forestay 2006
  • Sheet and Halyard Bags

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details

  • 2 Fire Extinguishers
  • 2 Manual Bilge Pumps
  • Tiller Steering
  • Folding Sail Drive Propellor
  • Engine Fuel Shutoff Valve
  • Raritan Marine Head
  • All stock installation head, cushions, water tanks

Seller Comments

April 21st, 2015: The B&Gs basics date from 2000 with the following revisions. I installed a new mother board last October (2014). We installed a new speedo that also has temp sensor this spring, we pulled a new mast head cable and new b&g masthead fitting this spring. You may know that B&G has some electronics contained in the wind wand at masthead. I have a complete backup wind wand that does not have the electronics in it.  All of the new installations have been tested except the Mast head cable will have to await the mast installation. It has been electronically tested --continuity etc.
On the cruising speed it will do 6.5 to 6.8 all day at very economic fuel consumption (less than or equal to .75 gallon per hour) and will do 7.2 to 7.6 at a less economic rate of consumption.
The epoxy bottom is still there but now has VC17 over it.  Would be easy to remove if that is your preference.


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.

Custom Contact Information

 article from Australian Yachting magazine

 Sydney 38 photos

 Sydney 38 overview

 Sydney 38 specs

 Sydney 38 layout

2009 Offshore Racing Rule Certificate

2009 Lake Michigan PHRF

2009 IRC


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