Boat Details

1976 Alajuela Cutter 38′


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Stormy is a remarkably well cared for Alajuela 38′. These yachts are known for their quality of fabrication in all respects  The hull configuration is a full keel with large outboard rudder and tiller steering. Deck is spacious and uncluttered, with safety features stressed, and the cockpit is accommodating to the crew with good visibility and ease of handling. 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.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

Detailed Information


LOA:  38 ft

Lwl:  32 ft 7 inches

Draft:  6 ft

Beam:  11 ft 5 inches

Displacement:  16000 lbs

Ballast:  10000 lbs

Hull material:  Fiberglass

Engine and propulsion

Engine make:  Westerbeke

Engine model:  35C-3

Engine year:  2008

Engine hours:  425 hrs

Horse power:   35 hp

Cruising rpm:  2500-3000

Cruising speed:  5 knots

Max speed:  7 knots

Max rpm:  3500

Range:  700 mi

Fuel type:  Diesel

Dinghy:  8’ Walker Bay 2.5

Outboard:  Yamaha 4 stroke

Tank Capacity

Fuel capacity:  75 gallons

Fuel tank material:  Steel

Total No. Fuel tanks:  1

Water capacity:  100 gallons

Water tank material:  Stainless

Total No. Water tanks:  2

Holding capacity:  25 gallons

Holding tank material:  Glass


V-berth sleeps:  2

Dinette sleeps: 1

Heads:  1


Refrigeration:  12V Nova Cool

Freezer:  Part of Fridge

Water heater:  Yes, 120 V

Stove:  Electric

Water system:  Electric pump 12V foot pump

Microwave:   Yes

Sink:  Single SS

Electronic and Navigation Equipment

SSB:  Icom IC M710

SSB tuner:  Same

Isolated backstay:  Yes

Radar:  Raymarine RL-70 (2008)

VHF:  Icom IC- M 502 (2008)

GPS:  FURUNO plotter-sounder 1870-F (New 2018)

GPS #2:  B+G

Depth sounder:  FURUNO Fish finder

Knotmeter:  B+G FURUNO

Autopilot:  Monitor wind cane (only)

Plotter:  FURUNO 1870-F

Compass:  Yes

Stereo:  1+Radio

Equipment manuals:  Yes

Electrical Systems

House bank 1:  12 Volt Deep (3)

Start bank:  12 Volt (2)

Battery switch:  Yes

Battery charger:  Yes

Generator:  5 Kw Westerbeke

Gen hrs:  50

Alternator:  Westerbeke

Solar panel:  (2) 50 watts each

Sails & Rigging

Main:  New 2017

Jib:  New 2017, high cut

Staysail:  New 2017

Traveler:  Yes

Boom Vang:  Yes

Mast:  Yes, good rebuilt in 2008

Standing rigging:  Good, rebuilt in 2008

Roller furl:  New Shaefer 2018

Other:  Hawk on stay

Deck Equipment

Anchor 2:

Nav lights:  Yes

Spreader lights:  Yes

Swim step:  Diver-platform

Bow pulpit:  Rebuilt in 2008

Deck lights:  Yes

Gates:           Yes

Bow roller:  Yes

Deck material:  Glass over plywood

Mechanical Systems

Bilge blower: Yes

Transmission:  Hurth

Self steering vane: Yes

Watermaker:  Yes, Little Wonder

Heater:  Taylor kerosene

Raw water sea strainer:  Yes

Fuel shut off: Yes

Safety Equipment

Lifejackets:  3 (2 imperial  suits)

Lifesling:  1

Liferaft:  New 2016 4 person Viking

Mob detector:  FURUNO

Jacklines:  Yes

Harnesses:  3

Float ring:  Yes

Flares:  Yes

Covers & Cushions

Dodger:  Hard

Bimini:  1 small

Cockpit cushions:  2

Excluded Items:

Fish gear


Dive gear