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Beaufort NC Boats for Sale

1983 Liberty 38 Cutter

Fuel type
Beaufort, NC

Fennell HULL # 1

Rugged custom blue water cruiser – Only 6 were built between 1983 and 1986

High gunwales, canoe stern, cutter rig with full keel, double ender and heavy displacement

MAJOR PRICE IMPROVEMENT – $39,900 being sold as is where is.

The engine is in need of a water pump.  Should run well despite sitting on the hard for some time.  The hull was recently checked by a surveyor and “Voyager” checked out with NO ISSUES.

Basic Info

Year: 1983

Make: Liberty (Fennell USA)

Model: 38

Class: Cutter

Length: 38

Fuel Type: Diesel

Contact Information

Please contact Beaufort Yacht Sales at 252-728-3155

Below Deck

Teak joinery and finishings 

Teak and holly cabin sole

FBG panel headliner with teak battens

Forward cabin

  • V-berth with storage beneath
  • Full length teak book shelves port and starboard
  • Reading lamps port and starboard
  • Over head hatch and two opening ports
  • 12v fan
  • Aft passageway hanging locker to starboard


  • Private enclosed head to ports
  • Manual marine toilet with LectraSan treatment system
  • Y-valve
  • S/S sink vanity with storage beneath
  • Hand held shower
  • Hot and cold water pressure
  • Louvered door  storage locker
  • Opening port


  • Center line teak drop leaf table seats six
  • Single berth/settees port and starboard with storage behind and beneath
  • Over head hatches (2)
  • Opening ports (6)
  • 12v fan


  • U-shaped galley starboard by companionway
  • Double S/S sink with hot and cold water pressure
  • Dickinson Mariner 2-burner propane stove and broiler
  • Large top loading ice box
  • Multiple louvered storage cabinets and drawers

Nav Station/Quarter Berth

  • Located to port aft of settee
  • Quarter berth seating area
  • 40’x30′ lift top chart table with storage beneath with secure locker
  • Two chart drawers
  • Deep instrument array panel
  • AC/DC electrical panel

Above Deck

Hull Construction/General Information

  • 100% hand laid single piece solid molded fiberglass hull
  • Single piece hand laid fiberglass deck with scored Divincell non-absorbent core material
  • Deck is bonded bolted and fiber glassed to hull on individual flanges
  • Full keel with internal encapsulated cast lead ballast
  • Rudder is hung on the keel
  • Prop is protected in keel apeture
  • Pedestal mounted wheel steering with cable and quadrant
  • Aluminum spars\
  • Keel stepped mast
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Twin fairleads leading to two oversized bronze foredeck cleats
  • Two foredeck hawse pipes
  • S/S bow and stern rails
  • Double lifelines with S/S stanchions
  • Teak hand rails on cabin top
  • Oversized bronze stern cleats with fairleads

Sails and Rigging

  • Single spreader cutter rig
  • Roller furling main
  • Hood 130% furling genoa
  • Hood furling staysail
  • 110% furling jib stored in bag
  • Cruising spinnaker with sock
  • Keel stepped Kenyon aluminum mast’
  • Kenyon aluminum boom
  • S/S standing and running rigging
  • External ProFurl roller furling for main
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler mounted on bridge deck
  • Hood SeaFurl roller furling for genoa and staysail
  • Outboard genoa tracks mounted on caprail
  • Stay tracks mounted on cabin top
  • Whisker pole on mast
  • Bronze #27 self-tailing primary winches
  • Bronze #19 and #10 self-tailing winches mounted on port and starboard cabin top
  • Sheet stoppers on port cabin top
  • #18 mast mounted winches (3)

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

  • Ritchie pedestal mounted Powerdamp compass
  • Uniden ES VHF with two WHAM-X handsets
  • ICOM IC735 Ham/SSB
  • RayMarine C70 radar/GPS/plotter at helm
  • Furuno GPS at nav station
  • Furuno LC80 Loran
  • Autohelm 4000
  • Aries windvane steering
  • AM/FM/CD stereo

Electrical & Mechanical

  • 110vAC shore power and 12v DC systems
  • 125v 30amp shore power and cord
  • 40amp battery charger and converter
  • Marinetics AC/DC distribution panel
  • Batteries (4)
  • Guest battery switches (3)
  • 100amp engine alternator
  • 50 amp splitter
  • 110v hot water tank
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • LasDrop shaft seal
  • Fixed 3-blade bronze prop
  • Twin Racor fuel filters
  • Halon automatic fire extinguisher system in engine compartment

Safety  Equipment

  • Type I adult PFD (3)
  • Small PFDs (3)
  • Life sling
  • Throw cushions (2)
  • Jim Buoy man overboard pole
  • Rescue throw rope (bagged)
  • 406 GPS EPIRB (registration expired 2008)
  • Six man Avon offshore life raft (Certification expired 2007)


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.

Note:  Well maintained in dry dock

           Dingy not currently included


Engine 1

Engine Make: Universal

Engine Model: M40

Engine Year:

Total Power: 32hp

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hours: 1100


Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 7 kn

Max Speed:


Length Overall: 38

Length on Deck:

Max Draft: 5

Beam: 11 6

Bridge Clearance: 54 6

Cabin Headroom:


Fresh Water Tank: 100 gal

Fuel Tank: 100 gal

Holding Tank:


Heads 1

Contact Information


$59 900
$39 900

Contact Broker Sonny Conover