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38' Caliber



  • Boat Name: Sail The Wind
  • Year: 1988
  • Current Price: 99,500
  • Located In: Jacksonville, Fl, USA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Central/Exclusive Listing

                                                             Our firm represented this lovely vessel when the current owner purchased her.

                                                               His care, upgrades and attention to details is most impressive!

                         SAIL THE WIND enjoys a newer 54hp Yanmar diesel, new sail, dingy with new outboard and much more.

                                                                       We invite you call and make arrangements to see her!


Builder / Designer / Measurements


Builder: Caliber Yachts (USA)       Designer: Michael McCrery


LOA: 38’                                LWL: 32’                                Beam: 12.3”

Displacement: 22,000bs     Draft: 5’10”                            Bridge clearance: 58”

Ballast: 9,000lbs                   Bal/Disp: 48.64%


Engine: Yanmar (2012)       Engine HP: 53HP                Engine model: 4JH5E

Hours: 640                            Cruising Speed 7.0Kts        Max Speed: 8.5.Kts

Max Speed Under sail 12.9kts

Rig and Sail Key

Masthead Sloop                   I (IG): 50ft .5 ’/ 15.39M        .J: 16.00’ / 4.88M

P: 45.00’ / 13.32M                E: 13.50’ / 4.11M

SA (FORE): 494.55 ft2        SA (Main): 303.75 ft2           Sail Area: 798.30 ft2

Anchor riding sail: 21.67 ft2


Diesel: 46 gals and 20 gals Water: 156 gals                   Holding: 85 gals

Gas: 6 gals                            Range/power: ~525NM      Wine: 36 bottles



The Caliber 38 is a tri-cabin layout with full teak interior; master stateroom forward with offset port queen, large head, and separate shower stall in the forepeak; saloon settees port and starboard with outboard storage; aft guest stateroom with ensuite head; and galley with navigation station aft to port. Significant points of comfort and convenience include: six (6) foot plus head room fore and aft; four-inch (4”) plus designer cushions covered in a rich fabric; fifteen (15) Lewmar opening ports, seven (7) deck hatches, two (2) dorade boxes, and a solar vent; two (2) air conditioners, and sleeping accommodations for seven (7) adults.



When you enter the saloon from the cockpit companionway, you will quickly notice the highly varnished interior inclusive of the cabin sole. You will also see how well the 12’3” beam is carried amidships to give a very comfortable and safe living area. To port in the saloon, is an L-shaped settee with outboard storage, and a large, custom, fold-down bulkhead table with a custom liquor cabinet behind and coffee stand mounted on the sole. To starboard is a bench settee with entertainment center and storage.


Forward Stateroom:

Forward of the saloon, is the master stateroom with teak privacy doors fore and aft, port offset queen size custom mattress, and ample storage outboard and below the berth. To starboard is a vanity that has been customized to support a laptop computer (wired for 12V and 110V operation). Adjacent to this station are two (2) hanging lockers below, and a sliding storage compartment above.


Forward Head:

Directly forward to the owner stateroom is the ensuite head with stainless steel (SS) sink; mirrors; storage lockers; pressure hot/cold water; separate stand-up shower stall; and manual commode with a large built-in ~75 gallon holding tank and Y-valve.


Aft Stateroom:

The aft guest stateroom is to starboard of the companionway, and has a large double berth with an opening port, hanging locker, storage below the berth and adjacent head.


Aft Head:

The head has a SS sink; mirror; storage locker, pressure hot/cold water, shower and a manual commode with 10 gal holding tank and Y-valve and a macerator.


Navigation Station:

The navigation station is aft of the galley to port. Even though this station is modest, it is located well aft for comfortable motion and good communications with the cockpit via an opening port. The AC and DC panels are conveniently located, the navigation lights, streaming lights and anchor light are displayed on a custom light diagram. The master VHF radio, battery temperature monitoring, engine temperature, hour meter and the second chartplotter are well placed. A Cisco switch connects the chartplotter, radar, VHF Radio, GPS, and the boat laptop to the network. The navigation station supports a laptop computer wired for 110V at the dock and 12V while underway.


  • The galley is L-shaped and is to port of the companionway. Much attention was given by the owners to improve food handling and storage for cruising. From a cook’s point of view, the galley is spacious and easy to operate while underway, as it is directly to port of the companionway with easy access to the cockpit where most meals are served. The galley has been completely renovated to include: new Corian countertops; deep SS sink with water filter and soap dispenser; installation of Glacier Bay Vacuum insulating panels around refrigerator unit; and additional insulation and hinging of refrigerator access hatches; refurbishing hot/cold pressure water system with added pressure tank to reduce cycling; installation of a Seaward eleven (11) gallon hot water tank; addition of a built-in knife holder; and installation of an electronic water tank level indicator. Other pertinent features of the galley include:

  • Refrigerator/Ice Maker. Adler / Barbour SuperColdMachine CU-200 Condensing Unit - Air / Water Cooled. (2019)

  • Refrigerator March water pump (2020)

  • Adler/Barbour large evaporator (2019)

  • Manual Water Pump

  • Seaward Two (2) Burner SS LPG Stove/Oven with Controls and Solenoid

  • Fridge and freezer remote temperature monitors (2020)

  • Two (2) 10# LG Tanks in Vented Cockpit Locker (2019 and 2020)

  • Microwave Oven

  • Cutco Space Saver knife set

  • Deep SS sink w/two stage water filter

  • Dishes, pots, pans, glasses, cups and Utensils

  • Wine cellar in galley under sole (~30 bottles)



  • 12V Electrical System w/Panel, Breakers, and Vapor Battery Switch

  • 110V Shore Power Electrical System w/Panel, and Breakers

  • Cabin 110V Receptacles w/ GFIC Outlets

  • 440Ah house bank - Four (4) Trojan T125 Six Volt (6V) Wet Cell House Batteries (September 2021)

  • One (1) Marine Engine Starting Battery (2020)

  • Automatic Trojan Hydrolink batteries watering system (house bank)

  • Battery combiner

  • Xantrex Freedom Combo 25 w/2500 watt Inverter and 130 amp 3-Stage Charger  (2021)

  • Professional Mariner 30/50-50 amp Marine Charger

  • Xantrex Link 2000 R (serviced 2019)

  • Shore power Y connector and numerous adapters

  • Fifty Foot (50’) Shore Power Cord

  • Twenty-five Foot (25’) Shore power Cord

  • Two (2) AIMS 150 Watt Power Inverter

  • Mermaid Marine Air Conditioning Unit – 16,500 BTU (2021)

  • Mermaid Marine Air Conditioning Unit – 6,500 BTU

  • 100 Amp Balmar Alternator  (Serviced/Upgraded 2020)

  • Macerator aft head (2019)

·         Samsung 32-Inch Smart LED TV (2019)

  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3/ Satellite radio  Stereo (2019)

  • Cambridge Speakers-Saloon

  •  Kenwood Speakers cockpit (2020)

  • Autopro Blu-ray DVD Player (2019)

  • Western Digital 5Tb hard disk Approximately 500 movies (2020)


  • Standard  Horizon Explorer VHF w/RAM III Cockpit Remote (2020)

  • Raymarine Autopilot ST6002+S3G2 short stroke and Linear Drive

  •  Raymarine ST60 Plus Tri-Data Combined Depth, Speed, Log, and Temperature

  • Raymarine ST60 Plus System with short arm wind vane transducer, Wind/Close Hauled Indicator

  • Raymarine A60 Chartplotter Dual Function GPS/Chart w/RS12 antenna w/Navionics Silver Charts and PC Adapter

  • Raymarine C90W Chartplotter integrated GPS, /Navionics Platinum+ Charts and PC Adapter

  • Raymarine RD418HD HD Radar Range 48NM

  • Navionics multi card reader (2)

  • HP Specter Laptop and electronic charts (US, Canada, Caribbean, World - 36 CDs)

  • All regions NOAA charts and Coast Pilot manuals on network 4Tb HHD

  • Cisco SF 100D-05, 5 port desktop 10/100 Switch

  • Assortment electronic charts (Silvers and Platinum+ for US East coast, Bahamas, and all Caribbean Islands to ABC.

  • Wi-Fi access point and antenna


The Caliber 38 was designed by Michael McCreary as an efficient cruiser combining the stability characteristics of a full keeled boat with the performance attributes of a fast fin keeled cruiser. The design incorporates a relatively soft rounded bilge with a fairly long, modified, five foot (5’) lead keel, and a skeg-hung rudder. The hull is constructed of a heavy, solid fiberglass, 24 oz. woven roving laminate with a fiberglass cored composite deck. All floors, stringers, bulkheads, shelves, and frames are bonded to the hull with heavy fiberglass tabbing. Caliber uses a “Quad-Seal” process to bond the deck to the hull. This four-part process uses a 3M-5200 marine adhesive, in conjunction with SS bolts on six-inch centers, to bond the hull, deck, aluminum toe rail, and rub rail together. Chain plates are bedded with 3M-5200, locked to the deck then thru-bolted to interior knees with backing plates. Installation of the rudder employs a Triple-Support System using two (2) bearings and a SS rudder support shoe anchored to the skeg.



Looking forward there is a very sturdy, teak bowsprit with dual anchor rollers, and a double SS bow pulpit. Immediately aft is a SS hawse pipe, electric windlass, and a very large, deep and divided anchor locker. Passage fore and aft is easy and safe with an aluminum toe rail outboard, teak handrails on the coach roof, and SS stanchions with double lifelines and gates running port and starboard on deck. Since the Caliber 38 has midboom sheeting, the cockpit is unobstructed, and provides comfortable ergonomic seating for six (6); deep teak capped coamings; deep lazarettes; double lifelines; wheel steering with tow instrument pods; lines led aft to line stoppers and winches; double SS stern pulpit with SS stern swim ladder; and fold-down pedestal table. Other key deck appointments include:

  • Lewmar H2 Electric Windlass w/Foot Pedal and corded remote and wireless fob (2021)

  • Backing plate replaced (2021)

  • Chain stopper w/backing plate (2021)

  • Mast Mounted Whisker/Spinnaker Pole

  • New Isomat Spinnaker car w/insert (2021)

  • Full Cockpit, SS Framed, Bimini w/Dodger and Navy Sunbrella Canvas (2021) with Side Enclosures (re-stitched 2020 and new forward Strataglass windows 2021)

  • Custom Cockpit Cushions (2020)

  • All new Navy Blue Sunbrella Hatch, Handrail, Instrument,  Pedestal Wheel and windlass covers  (2020)

  • Navy Blue Sunbrella Stack-pack (2020)

  • Two (2) Shadetree Canopies (Fore/Aft)

  • Magma SS BBQ Grill

  • Cockpit Shower (2019)

  • Outboard Motor Mount

  • Transom Mounted SS Outboard Motor Lift (serviced 2020)

  • Kato marine high capacity (300lbs/per arm) Island modeldavits. T-316 SS  1-1/4" and 1" tubes with an extra heavy (2.1mm) wall thickness

  • Upgraded davits blocks 6:1 (2021)

  • Tohatsu 9.8 Outboard Engine (2021)

  • Six gallon gas tank and hose (2021)

  • 11.5” Foot RIB-350 Double hard floor Hypalon Inflatable Dinghy (2019)

  • Custom Dinghy chaps (2020)

  • Custom whole boat cover can be used on the hard or while on the water

  • Topside painted and new nonskid deck paint (2019)

Rigging & Sails

“Sail The Wind” is a Marconi rigged sloop with: an aluminum, keel-stepped, single spreader mast with internal halyards; aluminum boom; and heavy-duty SS standing rigging with split backstay and forward, center and aft shrouds. Other pertinent rigging and sail features include:

  • Backstays replaced (2020)

  • SSB backstay insulators replaced (2020)

  • Standing rigging tuned (2020)

  • Running rigging replaced (2020)

  • Cabin Mounted (Midboom) Lewmar Mainsheet Traveler w/Cars (Serviced 2019)

  • Genoa Tracks w/Fairleads and Genoa Blocks (Replaced 2020)

  • One (1) Cockpit/Cabin Top Mounted Barlow No.16 ST Mainsheet Winch (serviced 2020)

  • One (1) Cockpit/Cabin Top Mounted Barlow No.21 ST Halyard Winch (serviced 2020) w/Line Stoppers

  • Mast removed and fully serviced (2020)

  • Mast and boom sheaves and bearings replaced (2020)

  • SailTrack high-performance, low-friction mainsail handling system. Allows the mainsail to rise easily and drop quickly into stack pack

  • Mast boot (2020)

  • Genoa Sheets (2019)

  • Harken Headsail Furler (Serviced 2020)

  • Two (2) Cockpit Coaming Mounted Barlow No.27  Serviced 2020)

  • Two Speed, ST Genoa Winches w/Handles Serviced (2020)

  • Full Battened Mainsail w/stack pack system (2020) and Three (3) Reef Points (serviced 2019)

  • No.2 (135%) Roller Furling Genoa w/Navy Blue Sun Cover, luff foam to maintain better sail shape when reefing. Challenge 8.88oz Fastnet Dacron (2021)

  • Anchor riding sail (2021)

  • Mast boot (2020)

  • Genoa Sheets (2019)

  • Harken Headsail Furler (Serviced 2020)

  • Two (2) Cockpit Coaming Mounted Barlow No.27  Serviced 2020)

  • Two Speed, ST Genoa Winches w/Handles Serviced (2020)

  • Full Battened Mainsail with Three (3) Reef Points (serviced 2019)

  • Stack pack system (2020)

  • No.2 (135%) Roller Furling Genoa w/Navy Blue Sun Cover, luff foam to maintain better sail shape when reefing. Challenge 8.88oz Fastnet Dacron (2021)

  • Anchor riding sail (2021)

Ground & Safety

  • Lewmar H2 Electric Windlass w/Foot Pedal and corded remote and wireless fob (2021)

  • Mantus 45 lbs.(2020) w/200’ of 5/16” G4 High Test Chain

  • CQR 35 lbs. w/25’ Chain and 300’ 5/8” Rode (2021)

  • Fortress 15 lbs. Lunch Anchor

  • Dinghy anchor and rode

  • Navigation Lights

  • Emergency Tiller

  • Life Sling MOB (2020)

  • Bosom chair

  • Boat safe

  • CO2 Cabin Detectors (2020)

  • Several Coastal Life Jackets

  • Two (2) Offshore Life Jackets c/w water activated LED rescue strobe

  • Two (2) Safety Harness and full-length jack lines

  • Four (4) Fire Extinguishers (2019)

  • Flares and Flare Gun

  • Electronic permanent flare (visible to 10 nautical miles) – USGC compliant (2019)

  • RapidFix 406 GPS Interface EPIRB (service good to 6/2024)

  • High Water Bilge Alarm

  • Seacock Plugs and rubber hammer

  • 3700 GPH Rule 14A bilge pump and Rule Super Float switch (2020)

  • Two (2) 360 GPH bilge pumps in forward and aft shower sump

  • Whale Bilge Pump (manual)


  • Yanmar, 4JH5E, Diesel 54HP, (2012) 640 hours

  • Yanmar Kanzaki marine transmission, straight inboard Model # KM5 (2012)

  • High Output 100 Amp Balmar Alternator (Serviced and upgraded to fit new Yanmar motor 2021 – Not installed)

  • Dual Racor 220 Fuel/Water Separator System with Fuel Polishing


  • Repower Yanmar (4JH5E) 54HP (2012)

  • Replaced shaft (2021)

  • Replaced cutlass bearing (2021)

  • Replaced four engine mounts (2021)

  • Replaced PSS dripless service kit (2021) good until 2027

  • Soda blasted bottom to gel coat (2019)

  • Applied four (4) coats of Pettit Protect High Build Epoxy Primer 4700/4701 (2019)

  • Applied four coats of Pettit Hydrocoat SR Antifouling Paint ablative bottom paint one Black, three Blue (2019)

  • Installed electronic dual water tank level indicator

  • Installed Racor fuel polishing system

  • Installed boat safe

  • Installed house battery bank watering system (2020)

  • Replaced Plexiglas on all 15 port lights (2020)

  • Resealed 15 port lights (2020)

  • Replaced all curtains (2020)

  • Replaced lifting mechanism on the two (2) large hatches

  • Replaced all hatch canvas covers (2020)

  • Replaced all hand rail canvas covers (2020)

  • Replaced winch canvas covers (2020)

  • Installed canvas covers for all diesel, water and gas cans (2019)

  • Replaced complete  entertainment center (2019)

  • Insulated refrigerator with Vacuum Insulated Panels

  • Hinged refrigerator hatches

  • Re-plumbed water tank fills so overflow goes to sink not bilge

  • Installed galley double water filter

  • Installed windlass custom backing plate

  • Installed see-thru inspection port for both water tanks (2021)

  • Replaced Lewmar H2 Electric Windlass w/Foot Pedal, corded remote and wireless fob (2021)

  • Replaced Diesel fill hose (2021)

  • Replaced backstays (2020)

  • Tune rigging (2020)

  • Replaced all running rigging (2020)

  • Replaced SS bow rail (2021)

  • Replaced AC mushroom thru hull (2021)

  • Replaced various Tri-Flanged Ball Type Seacock – Groco (2021)

  •  Replaced EPRIB battery (2020) Good until 2024

  • Replaced Mermaid Marine Air Conditioning Unit – 16,500 BTU (2021)

  • Replaced 3 bladed Prop (2021)

  • Installed windlass corded remote in cockpit (2020) Replaced antenna isolators on backstay (2020)

  • Installed third reef in main sail (2020) Installed anchor wash-down (2021)

  • Replaced all cotter pins (2020)

  • Replaced Edson steering cable

  • Replaced Edson wheel brake

  • Replaced bilge pump switch (2020)

  • Replaced automatic 3700 GPH bilge pump (2020)

  • Replaced mast wiring (2020)

  • Replaced Strataglass in bimini (2021)

  • Replaced Trojan T125 house bank batteries (2021)

  • Replaced starting battery (2020)

  • Replaced bimini (2015)

  • Installed stack pack (2020)

  • Vanished companion doors (2020)

  • Recovered all salon and navigation station cushions (2020)

  • Replaced all cockpit cushions (2020)

  • Custom mattress owner cabin (2020)

  • Repainted chain locker, both stern lockers, bilge and lazarette (2020)

  • Replaced mast and boom sheaves and bearings (2020)

  • Replaced Xantrex Freedom Combo 25 w/2500 watt Inverter and 130 amp 3-Stage Charger (2021)


Spare Parts

Spare Parts & Other (see attached inventory for quantities and locations)

  • 3700 GPH bilge pump (1)

  • Automatic Demand Pump Shurflow

  • Bosom Chair

  • Charts paper and electronics (36 CDs of charts for planning) plus Regions 2 – 6 on Navigation HHD current as October 2021

  • Navionics Platinum+ charts for entire East coast, and all Caribbean islands

  • Companionway framed screens (2021) for both chart plotters.

  • Companionway canvas cover (2020)

  • Custom self-supporting whole boat cover (2015)

  • Dock Lines replaced every 2 years(last replacement May 2021)

  • Flags (US, courtesy for Canada and most Caribbean Islands

  • Five Gallon Gas can (1)

  • Five Gallon Diesel cans (4)

  • Five Gallon Water can (1)

  • Solar Shower (5 gallons)

  • Deck lights bulbs

  • Filters (Racor, primary fuel, oil)

  • Raritan head service kits Hand Pump

  • Lee Cloths Sail (2)

  • Rigging Repair Kit

  • Service manuals (paper and electronic)

  • Port Light Screens (15)

  • Shurflow water pump (2)

  • Space Heater 110v

  • SS fender holders

  • Tailor-Made Fenders (4) (2020)

  • Wind Scoop

  • Engine Spare Parts, filters and belts (see inventory list)

  • Plumbing spares see inventory list

  • Electrical spares see inventory list

  • Diving masks and fins

  • Spare Balmar 100A Alternator 

  • Filters (Water, oil, Racor, fuel)

  • Boat Hook (2)

  • Caframo Bora Cabin Fans (2)


The Caliber 38 invites comparison to other sailboats of similar size to prove its seaworthiness, quality and safety. When this is done, you will quickly realize that the McCreary Brothers (George and Michael) took exceptional care to design, and build into every boat, all the key attributes of a proper blue water yacht. Though it may not be initially seen at first glance, the heavily glassed-in bulkheads, Quad-Seal Deck to Hull application, Internal Strength-Grid system, Double-Lock Chain-plate, and Triple-Support Rudder installation will provide lasting security when confronted with severe weather conditions. After considering these factors, in conjunction with the boat’s interior design and comfort, you will quickly realize that the Caliber 38 is several notches above your average production boat especially when it comes to performance and quality.


The owners of “Sail the Wind” have done an exceptional job at care and maintenance. The boat is very clean, highly varnished, dry, and gives no indication of odors below deck. Since the owners purchased the boat in 2008, they have continually upgraded “Sail The Wind” for comfortable extended cruising including full engine repower (2012) and major refit 2019/2021 including new headsail, windlass, anchor, ridding sail, dinghy, chaps and outboard engine.



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

2012 Yanmar 4JH5E (Engine 1)

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hours: 640

Power: 54 hp

Drive Type: Direct Drive


Length Overall: 38 ft

Beam: 12 ft 3 in


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