1976 Alajuela Yacht Corp. 38' (11.58 m) 38
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1976 Alajuela 38
- Fiberglass Hull
1976 Alajuela 38 Features:
- Painted hull
- Fiberglass decks
- Yanmar 4JH2E engine
- Custom Aluminum Bow Sprit
- Custom Stern Pulpit with Seats
- Garmin electronics
- 12v refrigeration
- Hard Dodger & Bimini
- and a lot more
The Alajuela 38 is a derivative of William Atkin's Ingrid 38 Ketch itself following a lineage of traditional double-enders started a century earlier with the lifeboat designs of Colin Archer. The boat entered production not long after the Westsail 32 swept the world with dreams of sailing to distant shores and a cruising boat boom that spanned over a decade. Over the years the Alajuela 38 has garnered something of a cult following, with owners attracted by her beautiful sweeping lines, impeccable engineering, and surprisingly good performance.
LOA: 46' (14.02 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 11' 6''
LWL: 32' 7''
Draft Max: 6'
V Berths: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Finish: Awlgrip
Fuel Tank: 65 Gallons (246.05 Liters)
Fresh Water: 80 Gallons (302.83 Liters)
Holding Tank: 20 Gallons (75.71 Liters)
Displacement: 27000 lbs
Ballast Weight: 10000 lbs
Dry Weight: 27000
Designer: Mike Riding/William Atkin
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- Engine Make: Yanmar
- Engine Model: 4JH2E
- Engine Year: 1999
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Power HP: 51.00
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 1400.00
Layout: Factory, One Cabin / One Head, interior teak is natural
Ports: (8) Opening
Salon Hatch: Custom opening skylight which makes the salon very bright and airy.
Headliner: Painted white plywood with teak trim.
Bookshelves: White Formica.
Fans: 12v Hella Turbo
Cabin Sole: Teak & holly, natural
Nav Station: To Port with Compass
Dinette Table: The starboard settee was removed, dinette table with(2) settees added. The dinette table folds a leaf to extend it for 6 - it easily serves 4 as it stands. It lowers to convert the starboard settee to a double. This modification creates a constantly open passageway through the salon.
Settee(s): To Port
Heater: Sig Marine 100 kerosene, unknown if it is operational
Master Cabin: Fwd with a V Berth
Head(s): Marine head with Shower
Stove/Oven: Hillerange, 2 burner propane
Refrigeration: 12v Alder Barbour with Power Duct for cooling efficiency, installed in 1999
Microwave Oven: GE, installed post 2003
Sink: Large stainless steel
Water: Pressure, hot & cold
Water Heater: Yes
Counter Tops: Corian
Plotter: Garmin GPSmap 741xs on a pivoting mount
Autopilot: Navico TP100
Radar: Stainless steel mast mount only
Depth: Lowrance x28
VHF: Apleco VXL 7500
Self Steering: Aries Vane Gear, unknown if operational
Radar Reflector: Yes
Clock & Barometer: Yes
Insulated Backstay: Yes
12v system: Yes
110v system: Yes
Shore Power: 30amp service
Inverter/Charger: Heart Interface 1500 watt, added 1999
Alternator: 124 amp, added 1999
Interior Lights: Yes
Nav Lights: Yes
Tri Light: Yes
Spreader Lights: Yes
12v Outlet(s): Yes
1999 Upgrades: Heart Inverter/Charger, Freedom remote control panel/controller, Emon II power system monitor/controller, Next Step alternator regulator, Balmar high output engine alternator, Ample Power Eliminator, custom easy access battery box, separate 12v gel cell engine starter battery, electric propane solenoid
SAILS & RIGGING
Main: Dacron, replaced after 2003
Genoa: 150% Dacron with UV cover, forest green
Staysail: Dacron, 2002
Working Jib: Dacron
Mast: Cutter rig, keel stepped, with Tides Marine Strong Track
Roller Furling: Profurl
Primary Winches: (2) Lewmar 54 self tailing
Halyard Winches: (3) Lewmar 44 self tailing
Mast Winches: (4) Barient
Backstay: Yes, insulated for SSB
Standing rigging: Replaced in 2018/2019
Mast Height: 54’
DECK & HULL
Hull Color: Awlgrip Sea Mist Foam (or similar color)
Deck Color: Two tone, gel coat crazing on cabin top
Bow Sprit: Aluminum, added after 2003
Draft: Full keel, 6’
Canvas: Custom hard dodger & bimini
Cushions: Cockpit C Cushions
Covers: Forest Green, winches, windlass, mast boat, main cover, electronic
Anchor: CQR 45 lbs 300’ of chain & 200’ of rode
Anchor: Danforth 20 lbs
Windlass: Lofrans Tigres 1000 watt, added 1999
Teak w/Varnish: Cap rail and cockpit seats
Teak Natural: Companionway, handrails, tiller, bow sprit, rudder head
Teak Cetol: Primary winch bases, dorade boxes, bow sprit
Custom: Stainless steel stern rail, stern anchor rode spool, retractable boarding ladder, outboard motor lifting crane, bowsprit tip, mast pulpits, & boom gallows integrated into hard dodger.
Hatches: Aft hatch does not exist & will need to be replaced, salon hatch glass needs to be resealed & forward hatch needs some attention
Bottom: The bottom was painted in 2017. Around 100 blisters ½ inch in diameter were reported in the 2003 survey.
Blue Water Boats Review: “The build quality and high standards of engineering made a name for Alajuela. The hull is molded in one-piece from hand-laid fiberglass varying in thickness from 3/4 inch near the bilges to 1/2 inch at the topsides. Inside the hull, there are no liners, it's all wood bonded to the hull which is durable while providing accessibility to every nook and cranny. The deck uses plywood coring and the hull-to-deck joint remains one of the best in the industry. Of particular note were the beautiful bronze fittings which were cast by Alajuela themselves.”
Engine: Yanmar 4JH2E installed in 1999, engine panel tach, oil, water & hour
Prop: Max Feathering, 3 blade 1999
Steering: Tiller, natural
Stuffing box/gland: PYI/PSS dripless stuffing seal
Water Heater: Yes
Bilge Pump(s): 12v & manual
Spare Parts: Plenty of spare parts
Fire Suppression: Yes
Oil & Filter: 2019
Valves: Within tolerances in 2019
Head: Manual marine head with Y Valve for direct overboard & holding tank
Replaced in 1999: Reduction & reversing gear, custom engine mounts, hi-output engine alternator, instrument panel, primary fuel filters, diesel fuel purifier, fuel lift pump, engine oil change pump, marine muffler, bronze raw water strainer.
History: Ligaya has only had 3 owners in 45 years. The first owner enjoyed her from 1976 to 1988, the second owner from 1998 to 2003, and the last owner from 2003 to the Present. Ligaya was purchased in 2003 and cruised the west coast of the US and then she was transported to New Orleans in 2013. Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish lake, more fresh than salt. The vessel has been well maintained over the years but unfortunately, the owner passed away earlier this year so we do not have specific dates for all of the upgrades done from 2003 on.
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.
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Michael has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is the new boat brand manager for Beneteau and J/Boats. He opened and managed the St. Petersburg office from 2006 to 2014 and currently works out of the New Orleans office.
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