Cold Moulded Sloop 38

Vessel name: Sundancer III

Model: Cold Moulded Sloop 38

Year constructed: 1979

Heads: 1

No. of engines: 1

Engine model: Perkins

Engine power: 30.0

Fuel type: Diesel

Cruising Speed: 5 knots

Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Nominal length: 38′

Length over all: 38′ 2″

Beam: 11′ 4″

Maximum draft: 4′ 7″

Hull material: Wood

Keel type: Fin Keel

Fuel capacity: 17 Gallons

Water capacity: 70 Gallons


Built in Western Australia, this 1979 cold-molded sloop of Oregon pine is a well-balanced sailing boat and a proven world cruiser. She is comfortable and roomy for her size. She has been well maintain by her current owner of 34 years and has cruised extensively from Australia to the Caribbean.



Accommodations include 3 berths in 2 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. In the forepeak: Large double berth with large opening hatch above and access to anchor locker forward. Moving aft and to port is the head and wash basin with counter space and storage. Opposite to starboard is the hanging locker.

Following this is the saloon with table and seating to port, settee to starboard both usable as berths. Galley lies to port with 2 burner propane cooker with grill and oven, fridge & freezer and stainless sink; plenty of storage and cupboard space. To starboard are the chart table and electrical switch board and a quarter berth (currently used for storage but easily reverted back).


Cold-molded of 3 layers (1 longitudinal, 2 diagonal) Oregon pine (also known as Douglas fir) and dynel sheathed. Hull is 25mm thick. Keel, skeg & rudder are steel. All 36 keel bolts were replaced in 2013. Keel was removed, sandblasted & painted in 2013. Deck is plywood & fiberglass sheathed. Built by designer/ builder in Bunbury, Western Australia. First launched in 1979.


  • 45lb CQR anchor
  • 33lb Bruce anchor
  • 50lb Danforth anchor
  • 200ft Chain
  • Simpson Lawrance windless
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires
  • Sprayhood & awning (red)
  • Outboard hoist
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Cockpit table


  • Rigel steering compass
  • Piranha depth sounder MK15
  • Raytheon radar
  • Handheld GPS
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with AIS
  • Belt driven autopilot
  • Fleming wind vane self -steering system
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Navigation lights


Located centrally aft of the saloon is the 1994 Perkins Perama 30hp diesel engine in excellent running condition. Various engine spares are included.


  • 4 x 6 volt, deep cycle house batteries (2015)
  • 1 x Engine starter battery
  • 1 x Anchor windless battery
  • 110 volt shore power system
  • 3 x 80 watt Solar Panel
  • Kiss Wind Generator
  • 110 volt /12 volt Battery charger
  • Inverter

Safety Equipment & Extras

  • Horseshoe life buoys
  • Life jackets
  • Fire blanket
  • Emergency tiller
  • BBQ
  • Avon 9 6 dinghy
  • Taylor diesel heater
  • Galley cutlery and crockery included
  • Security bars for companion way and windows.