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1985 Bayliner 3888 Motoryacht

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Contact Name: Dave
Phone: 415-244-6218
Contact the owner at 415-244-six tow one eight or dave5491(at)

Terpsichore II 1985 38 Explorer (3888) History: My wife and I bought this boat in 1994, so we have owned it going on 24 years.It has always been serviced by a professional mechanic.

Oil, fuel, coolant fluids and filters were changed every year.It was berthed undercover except for an occasional trip to the Bay.Over the time we have owned it, I have added,changed, taken off, varnished, and exchanged until it has become a very civilized Boat… Easy to run and maintain.

Description: 38’ Length, 13.6’ Beam, semi displacement hull with flybridge… Salon,lower helm station, full galley, 2 staterooms,and 2 heads.

Hull: The hull was fitted with tunnel extensions in the first year we owned it.This allows for a faster planing time and a reduced wake (What I just said is relative… this is not a ski boat).

As far as blisters go, she has been very kind to us.

I won’t say it never had any at all, but nothing that kept it out of the water.The boat yard just takes care of it and we’re back in the water… Maximum dry dock time 5 days (including lift and splash).

Running Gear: The transmissions are Borg Warner Velvet-drives (quiet).

I had the props pulled about 4 years ago and sent to the prop shop.

They should be good to go.

The shaft seals were replaced with PSS dripless seal (very nice).

No adjustment was necessary, just a visual inspection.

Engine Room: There is a door to the engine room from the cockpit, so you can then step into it and service both motors.

There is also a hatch in the salon that lifts up and exposes more of the starboard motor.

There are 2-6 cylinder 130 HP Diesel motors.

They are Mitsubishi, by US Marine (Bayliner).

They are tractor motors that work in tractors, busses, trucks and ..Boats.

There is an Onan 8KW Gen set. that works fine.

Also in the engine compartment are 6-6 volt AGM Deep Cycle Batteries, maintained by a Magnum Brand 3000 AMP Inverter/Smart charger combination, with digital control at the lower helm station. (Very,Very Nice) Topside: There is an anchor and windless which accommodates chain and rope.

I removed the top safety cable and replaced it with a stainless hand rail.

You can walk around this boat safely.

Cockpit: The cockpit is fully enclosed with canvas and Isinglass and is carpeted.

All is in good condition.

Inside: Going inside, the settee (good upholstery) is to the left and there is a Hi-Low table that actually lowers to make a 3rd sleeping area.

On the right is a Wet Bar area with a sink, ice maker and storage.

The Helm Station is on the starboard side with a Helm Chair that matches the settee color (Blue).

Stepping down into the Galley, you find a 3 burner electric stove with oven, a microwave, counter space, a double sink, and a refrigerator with freezer.

The salon, master bedroom and guest room are all carpeted and in very good shape.

There was a new fresh water Tank installed a couple of years ago.

Because of this, the stairs down to the galley, the companion way up to the Master Bedroom, and the galley is now new Teak and Holly.

This makes the galley look larger and looks very attractive.

There are 2 Marine Airr reverse cycle heat/air conditioners.

The one in the salon is 16,000BTU and blows heat/air into the salon and galley.

The one in the master bedroom is 14,000BTU and is quite adequate.They are both operated by digital controls, just like home.

The guest head opens to a shower and bathtub.

The Master Bedroom has its own head and sink.

There is a Purasan Coast Guard approved Sanitation Station on board for both heads that are operated with very slick buttons… Soft close seats as well.

Flybridge: Climbing up the ladder brings you to the Flybridge.

The first thing we did when we bought the boat was to add a Hardtop over the cockpit.

We chose the heavy duty one for added safety.

Then we moved the starboard settee all the way back as far as it could go, added matching helm and nav chairs, carpeted the floor and enclosed the whole bridge with canvas and Isinglass.

No matter what the weather, you’re all set. ****Please go to Youtube.

In the search window at the top, type in: Boats for sale 38 Bayliner Dave O’Neil You will find a 14 minute video that shows the entire boat.

I have no idea why the still photo is of my microwave, but when you click on it, it starts at the beginning.

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Engine:US Marine
Engine Count:2
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:fiberglass
Beam:13' 6"
Draft:not given

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