Serendipity | Bristol 38' 1995

Annapolis, MD

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Erik Haaland

Erik has been involved in the marine industry for over a decade. He started his brokerage career with Martin Bird & Associates in Annapolis in 2014. Prior to that he was a successful Store Manager with West Marine, winning many top accolades including multiple District Store of the Year awards. Erik was born in New York where he learned to sail at a young age on the Hudson River. In the mid-1990's his family moved to Annapolis, where his fondness of the Chesapeake grew by being involved in sailboat racing, fishing, and other water related activities.

To further is career as a yacht broker Erik attended continuing education training and was granted certification as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in 2017. His drive to ensure his clients needs are met is paramount. Erik believes that his job is never done with any client, and that the personal assistance he provides clients, some years after they make their purchase, is what sets him apart from other brokers in the industry. Erik is known to be very personable and easily explains different vessels and their systems, making it a pleasant experience for both buyers and sellers as they not only get to know their boat better, but understand how to remedy issues along the way. He has a wide breath of yacht sales experience, from blue water yachts to center console fishing boats, picnic boats, sport fishers, racing sailboats, trawlers and motor yachts.

When Erik is not showing boats you can find him on the Bay on his Scout center console or being involved in the sailboat races out of Annapolis and around the East Coast.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Serendipity
Builder: Bristol
Model: 38.8
Year: 1995
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass


Serendipity represents a unique opportunity in todays world of modern look-a-like sailboats. She is a Bristol, a name synonymous with quality and pedigree, and this 38.8 has all of it and them some.

She is hull #75 of 79 38.8's built by Bristol Yachts and has all of the upgrades and refinements from the models build history. You will find no better yacht under 40' with the styling, care, and thoughtfulness that went into her. Every one of her owners has kept the boat is "Bristol condition". Her current owner has cared for her for the past 11 years, all of which she has been yard maintained.

Her owner has taken delivery of his next boat and she is seriously for sale.

Here are some of the highlights of the beautiful yacht.

  • Cutter Rig
  • Air Conditioning w/Rev Cycle Heat
  • Topsides refinished in Awlgrip Light Gray (2005)
  • Immaculately varnished teak toe rail, dorado boxes, grab rails, and cockpit coaming.
  • Stainless steel and glass opening port lights.
  • Updated plumbing and electrical


Length: 38'
Beam: 12' 1
Draft: 4' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 90 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 36 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH2TE
Power: 47HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2165 Hours

Sails, Rigging & Canvas

  • Cutter Rig with Aluminum Double Spreader Mast, Keel Stepped
  • Harken Batt-Car mainsail system.
  • Kappa Sails mainsail.
  • Hood full batten mainsail.
  • 4:1 mainsheet on Harken cabin top traveler w/4:1 control lines.
  • Quantum cruising spinnaker.
  • 150% Kappa Sails genoa.
  • 120% Hayes genoa.
  • 135% Hood genoa.
  • Harken genoa furler.
  • Forespar whisker pole stored on mast track.
  • Hood staysail furler.
  • Running backstays.
  • Two reefing lines led to cockpit.
  • Spinnaker and Main halyards led to cockpit.
  • Genoa, Staysail, and Topping Lift on mast.
  • Schaefer turning blocks.
  • Harken deck organizers.
  • Oversized Lewmar 54 cabin top winches.
  • Antal clutches in cockpit.
  • Staysail car tracks with snatch blocks led to clutches on cabin top.
  • Lewmar 53 winch on mast.
  • Lewmar primary and secondary winches.
  • Outhaul adjustment on boom.
  • Centerboard pennant led to port cabin top.
  • Winch handles.



  • AC/DC master control panel.
  • 30A shore power inlet.
  • 30A shore power cable.
  • Bonded thru-hulls.
  • Heart inverter/charger with Link 2000 control panel.
  • Two house batteries 4D Lead Acid
  • Starting battery.
  • Battery parallel switch.


Engine & Mechanical

  • Optional, more powerful Yanmar 3JH2-TE fresh water cooled engine.
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with crossover valve.
  • Yanmar engine control panel w/tachometer.
  • Two-lever engine controls.
  • Raw water sea-strainer.
  • Max Prop feathering propeller.
  • Edson pedestal with pedestal guard.
  • Stainless steel helm wheel.
  • Cable/quadrant steering.
  • High water alarm.
  • Two electric bilge pumps.
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • Raritan 6 gallon water heater.
  • Adler Barbour refrigeration.
  • Cruisair air conditioning.
  • Propane system with galley shut off switch.
  • Paragon fresh water pump with accumulator tank.


Electronics & Navigation

  • Ritchie compass in stainless steel binnacle.
  • Raymarine ST6001 Linear Drive autopilot.
  • Raymarine C80 with Radar on backstay swivel mount.
  • Raytheon RC320 Plotter at Nav Station
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed, Depth, Wind Instruments.
  • Autohelm Multi Instrument at Nav Station.
  • Icom M58 VHF radio.
  • Boss marine stereo with speakers in cabin and on deck.