Serendipity | Bristol 38' 1995

Annapolis, MD

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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.