Yacht Overview

  • Yacht Details 38' Ericson 1988
  • Location Long Beach, CA
  • Engines Universal
  • Days on Market65 days
  • Last UpdatedJul 11, 2019
  • Asking Price$79,000
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Yacht Description

Built in 1988 for an experience San Francisco sailor, Running Free is an exceptional
38-200, Hull # 263. She was built with many factory upgrades, including her Flag
Blue Gel Coat Hull, Barient Winches, 44 H.P. Universal Engine, Mars Torpedo Bulb
added to the 6' 6" Fin Keel, Propane Gas Detection System, Kenyon AC-DC Inverter,
Varnished Interior, Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster, a Third Fresh Water Tank (105
gal total) and more.
Her current owner since 2004 has continued with upgrading and maintaining her to
the highest standards, including but not limited to, Epoxy Barrier Coat, New Lewmar
Ocean Hatches, Color Furuno Radar, AIS Transmitter/Receiver. New wiring for Engine, Battery
and Instrument Wiring, Heat and Oil Pressure Alarms, PPS Dripless Stuffing Box and
Shaft, Lewmar Electric Windlass with remote, new Sunbrella Dodger and Cover,
Auto-Helm 3 Blade Feathering Prop, new Teak and Holly Cabin Floor, new Raitian
PH II Head, regularly waxed and exterior varnish maintained.
Ericson's Owner Manual, maintenance log since 2004 and all onboard equipment manuals included.

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  • Make Universal
  • Model M-5444
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 3175
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 6 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 7.4 kn
  • Beam: 12'
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Displacement: 16,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 60|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 3 x 105|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 18|gallon
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1


New teak and holly cabin sole installed in 2012. The interior is varnished teak.

V-berth forward is offset to port with a seat to starboard and hanging lockers on either side. Next aft, the saloon is equipped with a U-shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard. They are joined nicely by a drop leaf table that will seat six comfortably for dinner or will drop down to make a double berth on port. There is storage outboard above the settees in cabinets. The cabin sole is teak and holly and the headroom is 6'3"

Moving aft, on port is the L-shaped galley with a double stainless steel sink on the centerline, a four burner stove and oven, and a reefer/freezer. Counters are white formica. On starboard, the navigation station is aft facing and shares the seat with the settee. Continuing aft on starboard, there is a generous head with a separate stall shower that is light and airy. In fact, the whole boat is airy with airflow coming from three hatches and numerous opening ports. Headroom is 6'4"


The L-shaped galley is aft on port and features a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, Force Ten stainless steel three burner propane stove with oven and broiler, top loading refrigerator, excellent counter space and ample storage in bins, drawers and lockers.


  • Datamarine Link 5000 wind, speed, depth,and log unit
  • Garmin GPSMap 2000 GPS/plotter
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Furuno Navnet color radar/plotter
  • Vesper AIS transmitter/reciever
  • Sony CD/stereo with cockpit speakers
  • Flat Screen TV with DVD player


  • 110 volt AC and 12 volt DC systems
  • House bank - two group 31 AGM batteries(2018) and one D4 AGM totaling 390 amp hours
  • One group 27 AGM engine start battery (2017)
  • 100 amp alternator
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Xantrex Link 1000 battery monitor
  • Kenyon inverter
  • Automatic battery charger
  • Shore power cord

Deck And Hull Equipment

  • Bow pulpit, stanchions and lifelines
  • Plow anchor on bow roller
  • Lewmar H100 electric windlass with remote
  • Stern pulpit with built-in boarding ladder
  • Coast guard approved safety package
  • Sunbrella covers for handrails, mainsail, dodger, companionway, binnacle and wheel, transom, and winches
  • Sunbrella hull skirt
  • Dodger with handrails
  • Fiberglass non-skid decks
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Three Lewmar hatches replace with new in 2006
  • Hot and cold freshwater shower at boarding ladder
  • Six lifejackets
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Spreader lights
  • Epoxy barrier coat on underbody
  • Custom Mars bulb keel for added stability

Sails And Rigging

  • Cruise equipped
  • Double spreader aluminum mast stepped on keel
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Boom vang
  • Harken roller furling on headstay
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Six self-tailing winches
  • Fully batten mainsail with lazyjacks
  • 110% roller furling jib
  • 90% heavy weather roller furling jib
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with launch sock

Mechanical And Engine

The engine is a Universal 5444, 44HP diesel with 36% more horsepower than the standard 32HP engine.

  • Three fresh water tanks
  • Propane sniffer and solenoid
  • Manual wheel steering
  • Manual head with overboard and holding tank discharge
  • New engine, battery and instrument wiring in 2007
  • Heat and oil pressure alarms
  • Fresh water cooling on engine
  • PPS dripless stuffing box on 1" prop shaft
  • Autostream three bladed feathering propeller
  • Manual and automatic bilge pumps

Upgrades By Current Owner

  • Added dripless stuffing box and new 1" shaft (2007)
  • Lazy jacks for main sail (2008)
  • New full batten main and 110% jib (2009)
  • New electric windlass with remote (2010)
  • Replaced anchor rode with new 80' 5/16" chain and 250' 1/2" nylon (2010)
  • Replaced teak and holly cabin sole (2012)
  • Installed hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Installed new Auto-stream 3 blade feathering prop (2013)
  • New cockpit table (2013)
  • New Raitan PHII head (2015)


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