Boat Details

2005 Cape Fear 38 - 38 ft

Sales Representative

The Chandlery Sales Team
125 Harbor Way No 3
Santa Barbara, CA


Cape Fear
Racers and Cruisers
38 ft


                   Recent Price Reduction

This Cape Fear 38 is designed by Bruce Marek Yacht Design. Design: She has a narrow easily driven hull design with a deep bulb keel, spade rudder and a large sail plan. She has a retractable bow sprit for asso. spinnakers. She is outfitted with a new custom $25,000 custom keel and rudder kelp cutter system. Her tapered aluminum triple spreader mast and boom have recently been painted with Awlgrip. Rod headstay and side shrouds were new in (2023)  Her Dynema backstay is new as well. New (2023) Harken Carbo-Foil. New Spartite. New (2023) custom tapered Dyneema halyards. Power comes from a Yanmar diesel engine with sail drive. Note: she has a newer main sail but will need a jib and asso spinnaker. In her inventory are the following safety items:  1st aid kit, flairs (both hand held & meteor), throw ring, horn, life jackets, fire extinguisher and throw rope.

A prime upwind 35' Santa Barbara Harbor slip is available with this yacht (priced separately; ask us for details).

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Cape Fear 38 has a pedigree that few boats can match. Well known designer, Bruce Marek, has been designing sailboats for more than twenty years, so speed is a given. The owner of Cape Fear Yacht Works, Kent Mitchell is a longtime sailor who was educated in architecture, and is now the CEO of the company that is developing Bald Head Island, the southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands. (In fact, the boat company is named for the famous point of Cape Fear, the prominent geographic feature of Bald Head Island.) A family man with three energetic sons, Kent has raced and cruised any number of production boats, but found each to be an unsatisfactory compromise. In the Cape Fear 38, he set out to build his version of the perfect racer/cruiser.

  • V-Berth In Bow Area
  • Just Aft Is A Settee Port & Starboard
  • Just Aft To Starboard Is A Nav. Station
  • Across to Port Is A Full Galley W/New Stove, Sink & Ice Box
  • Just Aft Of The Galley Is A Quarter Berth
  • Enclosed head w/holding tank
Spars & Rigging
  • Aluminum Painted Triple Spreader Mast W/Rod Rigging (painted 2022)
  • Aluminum Painted Boom (painted 2022)
  • Solid boom Vang W/Purchase
  • New Harken Carbo Foil Jib Headstay Foil
  • Adjustable Backstay
  • All New Rigworks Dynema Custom Halyards Lead To Cabin Top Winches
  • Dacron Mainsail
  • Life jackets
  • Throw rope
  • New life ring
  • New hand held & aerial flairs
  • New air horn
  • New first aid kit
  • New Fortress bow anchor (still in package)
  • New anchor rhode
  • Fire extinguisher
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.


Propeller Type:
2 Blade, Bronze, Folding


Deep Bulb Keel W/Kelp Cutter
Sail Drive
Open Transom
Large Sail Plan
Triple Spreader Mast W/New Rod Rigging
Manufacturer Provided Image
Harken Adjustable Jib Leads
Companionway Looking Forward
New Never Used Stove/Oven
Bow Looking Aft
Bow Area
Nav Station
Raymarine Display, Raymarine Wind Speed Direction
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2400
New Flairs, 1st Aid Kit & Horn
Throw Rope, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguiser, New Anchor & Rhode
Fully Enclosed Head
Clean Diesel Engine
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