Sail Away | Bristol 38' 1983

Tracys Landing, MD

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John Barbaro

John’s passion for being on the water began in college when a fraternity brother taught him how to sail. After 16 years in medical sales, John followed his passion for being on the water. He earned his USCG 100 ton Masters license with sailing and towing endorsements as well as his RYA Yachtmasters.

His new career as a luxury charter captain took him from the Carolinas, through the Bahamas and Caribbean along the entire East Coast to New England. He’s done delivery work on a variety of vessels and his experience has also taken him though sections of the Great Loop. His knowledge of systems aboard yachts was strengthened while working in the Annapolis Maryland area in technical support for Vetus –Maxwell and later as a service manager for Hinckley Yacht Services on the Chesapeake Bay.

John enjoys teaching and has his American Sailing Association instructor certification.  Combining travel with boating has brought him vast experience in wonderful destinations including Italy, Tahiti and Greece. John can help you navigate through the sales process, whether you’re buying or selling a yacht. His familiarity with sailing and power vessels of all sizes and configurations including catamarans will help you make better decisions in your search for the right yacht. He prides himself on his attention to detail while also being responsive to his clients. He looks forward to working with you on your next yacht transaction.

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Yacht Name: Sail Away
Builder: Bristol
Model: 38.8
Year: 1983
Location: Tracys Landing, MD
Designer: Ted Hood
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Classic Beauty with Ted Hood Design
You'll be the envy of everyone at the yacht club or marina

Sail Away has distinctive lines, the perfect blend of teak and stainless on deck
Her gold cove stripe and blue boot stripes set off the beautiful Flag Blue hull.
Enjoy excellent sailing characteristics while going to windward with her centerboard down or anchor in some quiet shallow cove with the centerboard up.

All lines lead to the cockpit and the owner has made significant upgrades over the years including a bow thruster, a new fuel tank, and an electric winch which makes raising the main easy and back in the stack pack (Lazy Jacks) at the end of the day

The interior shows like new and the salon has been customized to include swiveling chairs. Comfortable accommodations for live aboard or cruising, this boat has everything you could want and all in a package that everyone will admire.

You won't want to miss the opportunity to own one of only 80 ever built by Bristol Yachts.


Length: 38'
Beam: 12' 1
Draft: 4' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 90 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 36 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 954 Hours