HoHsing FRP Tiawan LTD NI38 Nantucket Island for sale

Stuart, United States

$90,000 USD

General information
HoHsing FRP Tiawan LTD NI38 Nantucket Island
Used sail boat for sale
$90,000 USD
Price comment
Price reduced
Name of boat
Peter Cole
Length overall
Length waterline
Length on deck
Air draft
10.00 tons (U.S.)
FRP Hand laid, heavy layup.
Fin Keel
Stuart, United States

About this HoHsing FRP Tiawan LTD NI38 Nantucket Island


Escape Winter aboard your Classic NI38, Center Cockpit, Flush Deck Blue Water Sloop, SV PaPa. The Nantucket Island NI33 and NI38 were designed by Aussie, Peter Cole, designer of Australian contenders for The America's Cup race. Built in Taiwan by HoHsing Shipyards, to a very high standard of FRP construction. Excellent joinery skills and cabinetry craftsmanship are evident throughout the Teak interior. These vessels are along the same build quality as Hans Christian Yachts, but offer a better layout and are much sleeker looking. Form follows function in the layout below, the Flush Deck Design provides excellent headroom, leaving one with a feeling that your on a larger monohull. The Aft Masters Stateroom provides a level of luxury not normally found is a vessel this size. There is a special feel to the Nantucket Island Yacht, I can only describe it as a balance, a harmonious feeling. The layout of this Flush Deck/Center Cockpit/Aft Cabin Bluewater Cruiser just seems to flow. This Sloop has a very attractive design and is one of the finest looking sailboats in the anchorage. This sailboat does not close in on you during long passages, it seems to flow seamlessly with the wind and water. Some call this, "Feng shui", An ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. In literal translation feng means "wind" and shui means "water." In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune. Conversely, bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune, which is not good "Juju" at sea.

More history, information, such as recent Survey, Boat History Report, pictures and videos can be found on our website; https://nantucketislandsailboat.com/

Available in two versions, the NI38 and NI33, the Nantucket Island Yacht is a Compact Bluewater Cruiser with an amazing layout which provides a very high level of functionality and comfort in 33 and 38'. This well founded cruiser will take you anywhere in style and safety. The encapsulated keel will not come off in a grounding, or a storm. Even if holed, it is sealed off from the rest of the bilge. The Flush deck provides an uncluttered space for single handed cruising as well as a great place to entertain, in port. Approximately 50 or so NI33's were built In "The Land Down Under", however only 5 NI38s were created in Taiwan, making them rarer than a 63 Corvette Split Window Coupe. These classic yachts are not well known, because of they are rather scarce, not because of their performance under sail, offshore, or Island Hoping. The 5.5' draft is great in skinny waters, yet the heavy ballast ratio, keeps it stiff in a blow. The Modified Full Keel, provides good stability with a lower drag ratio, for faster passages. The PERF rating is decent for Regattas. Peter Cole is well know for designing fast sailing vessels, many of which competed in the Sidney to Hobart Race.

SV PaPa is probably one of the finest Nantucket Island 38's available, anywhere. Ordered new in 1985 and delivered to Lake Michigan, this NI38 was a stout contender in the Chicago to Mackinaw Race. The previous two owners were both airline pilots, who were very detailed orientated is both maintenance and upgrades. The current owner is a professional firefighter and engineer who is under contract with various government agencies and has designed and built specialized emergency equipment to meet the needs of various disasters across the USA. https://wildfirefighters.com/ , https://youtu.be/neoin4IqQ40

As much as we our lives depend on our equipment functioning properly in the heat of a wildfire, so it goes aboard a proper yacht, offshore in a blow.

Everything is already onboard that is needed to go cruising, from towels to bedding.

Just grab your personal stuff, some clothes and provisions and cast off for the Bahamas a day sail away to paradise. SV PaPa is fully equipped and ready to go in style and comfort, yet totally seaworthy and safe.

Location and Accomidations of Marina

SV PaPa is located in a private 8 slip marina, on a canal, across from a park with a Boardwalk that wraps the park and allows you to sit on the bank of the St Lucie River and watch some magnificent sunsets at the famous Sunset Bay in Florist's Treasure Coast. The sounds of laughter and children playing fills the air here. This is where rich Northerners would visit in the Roaring 20's, charter a captain with a boat to take them out to catch a Swordfish. The historic France Hotel and Casino provides the setting, quaint and relaxing, this is a special place to unwind a little. The residents of The France, enjoy sitting at the patio next to the docks, talking to the sailors. Half the slips belong to locals who live nearby in this exclusive waterfront neighborhood, the other half are Northerners, like myself. In the past 100 or so years The France has seen its fair share of severe tropical storms and hurricanes, but still stands tall and proud. Located off the St Lucie River approximately 14 miles from the Atlantic Coast, where the Gulf Stream swings in close to the coast, creating Micro Climate Zones that tend to be warmer, than other areas of Florida, hence the name, Treasure Coast. From the St Lucie River you can head West to the Gulf of Mexico, through the locks, or East towards the Intercoastal which will take you North or South. Just past the barrier Islands which protect the Intercoastal is The Atlantic and The Bahamas are about 60 miles offshore. From this location, a short walk to downtown Historic Stuart Florida, it is a simple matter to get anywhere on the planet, via sea, or air.

The slip is equipped with metered electric, water, patio, washer/dryer, security, and is transferable to the new owner at $450 per month. That's about half the going rate, if you can find one. Slips like this are like finding gold...... slips are getting extremely hard to find these days and are getting rarer each year, there is a long waiting list to get into anything decent. The County, 'MS Poop' boat comes by every Tuesday and will perform pump outs for free. You can safely leave a vessel here year round and not have to worry. Airports are nearby, allowing the ability to fly in and go cruise, come back and fly home. This slip is transferable to the new owner.

Chemicaly Sensitivites and Asthma

Many vessels suffer from mold and mildew issues when they are stored for the Summer in the Tropics, which is the rainy season. Any leaks can translate into major other issues, structurally, as well feed the mold and mildew problems, below. Boat owners have to spend time cleaning their vessels with highly toxic cleaning products, before they can move back aboard. All this exposure has health risks. Who wants to sail off into Paradise aboard a Spore filled toxic yacht? Hopefully not you.

SV PaPa is a Green Vessel, no toxic chemicals are used for any reason for cleaning. All products used are natural, like vinegar. The Teak interior is hand rubbed Coconut Oil which is a natural anti fungal and helps inhibit mold mildew growth. There are no leaks and the bilge is bone dry, therefore no mold, no mildew will be found aboard SV PaPa. Chemically Sensitive people and those with Asthma seem not to have issues being aboard SV PaPa. This is because a great deal of attention has been paid to this facet of keeping this vessel as non toxic as possible. PaPa is well pass the off gassing stages that newer yachts produce as the various chemicals used in boat building, dissipate.

Step on board after PaPa has been stored in his slip all summer and you are greeted with a pleasant clean smell as you slide open the hatch for the first time in a long time. As you head below you notice that the air inside the vessel is not stale it all. It feels healthy, it feels good, it feels fresh, like right after a Thunderstorm. What is going on here? Technology verses chemicals........I am able to do this through several different processes. De-humidification, keeping the interior dry is of part of the equation. Ozone and Ionization kills mold and mildew spores before they can proliferate. HEPA Filtration further captures airborne particulates.

Equipment and Upgrades


New Force 10 3 burner with oven LPG stove installed.

FIREBOY-XINTEX LPG Leak Detection System installed.

Galley Gear: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Utensils, Induction Cooktop, Coffee Pot, Blender, Kuuma BBQ Grill.

New fresh water pump with pressure tank installed with water purification system.

New galley black granite deep sink and Euro extendable faucet installed.


Bottom stripped, blisters repaired, epoxy barrier coated, and bottom painted with anti-fouling.

Hull sanded, prepped and Blue Awlgrip applied.

Top sides sanded, prepped and White Awlgrip and antiskid applied to deck.

SLEIPNER MOTOR Side-Power SE80/185T Bow Thruster.

Bow Thruster controller and AGM battery installed with cabling and fuse protection.

Maxwell 1500 Windless and AutoAnchor 500C Chaincounter and Windless control installed.

Vetus cast aluminum Davits and outboard motor hoist for dinghy installed.

Stainless Steel and Teak Swim Platform fabricated and installed.

11 Catamaran Dinghy with 9.9HP 4 Stroke Mercury outboard motor.

3 Anchors and ground tackle installed.

Bimini and Dodger installed.

Lewmar self-tailing winches installed at cockpit.

Hood 3250 SeaFurl 2 Roller Furling Installed.

New Head Sails, Genoa, Storm Jib, Spinnaker with sock.

New Mack Fully Battened Mainsail, Mack Pack, Easy Glide Track.

Safety Gear Life Jackets, Harness, Hand Rails, Safety Netting.

Vetus cast aluminum Davits and outboard motor hoist for dinghy installed.


Propulsion engine replaced with new Phasor Kubota P4-49-03, 49 HP diesel 4 cylinder engine.

New water cooled exhaust plumbing and fresh water cooling system installed.

New fuel treatment system installed. New engine gauges installed. Approx 343 hours.

ZC 25 M transmission installed, with HURTH Cooling System.

PSS Dripless propeller shaft seal installed.

VARIPROP Stainless steel folding prop installed on new shaft.

Phasor K3-8.0KW, 8 kW three cylinder Kubota D1105BGAM diesel genset installed. 826 HRS.

New wiring and genset control system installed.

Blue Sea AC and DC electrical panels upgraded and installed.

Rewired and upgraded electrical system installed in entire vessel.

Five Lifeline AGM house batteries, with safety switches, buss bars, wiring installed.

Two new AGM starting batteries with safety switches installed.

Kyocera Solar Panels and Blue Sky 1524 x Charging System installed.

Xantrex 3kw Freedom Inverter / 100 AMP Charger, Freedom and Link Pro Monitors installed.

25 LED Lights and (10) 12 V circulation fans installed.

Isotemp Slim 20L 120 Volt/Heat Ex-changer Hot Water System installed.

SeaLand Vacuflush Heads, Tankwatch, Tanks and Pumps installed in both heads.

New PEX/PVC plumbing installed for heads and fresh water system for entire vessel.

Dual Sea Frost BD80 XP 12 volt Refrigeration Systems installed.

Dual ETT Controllers. Separate controls and compressor for Fridge and Freezer.

Redundant systems, protect food supply.

(2) Mermaid M-16CHP-R 16,000 BTU Heat Pumps with pumps plumbing and controls installed.


Garmin 4212 Sonar, XM Weather, Chart Plotter, wired and installed.

Simrad AP2401/AC12/AC42 Auto Pilot Computer, RPU80/160/300 Pump installed.

Simrad IS20 Graphic Multifunction Display w/Sonar installed.

Navpod Gp1060 Grand Prix Radar Chart Plotter Navigation Pod installed.

NEWMAR Galvanic Isolator GI-50 Installed, change wiring system to updated USA standards.

Tick Tac T101-868 Wind Station installed.

Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC+ GX1150 VHF/FM Class D Transceiver w/Ant installed.

Ritche Voyager Magnetic Compass Installed.


42 Lewmar Foldable Steering Wheel installed in center cockpit.

Ozone Water and Air Purification Systems, De Humidifier, Circulation Fans, LED Lighting throughout vessel.

Stainless Steel grab rails, throughout for rough weather passage safety.

Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth sound system.

New interior cushions and Sunbrella upholstery installed throughout.

Memory foam/gel mattress in master suite.

Spare parts such as filters and belts for propulsion and generator powerplants.

Hand Tools- complete set of mechanical tools, electrical tools, carpentry tools, meters, ect.

Power Tools- Buffers, sanders, drills/bits, saw/blades, and transfer pumps for fluids.

Fittings, huge assortment of Stainless Steel fasteners such as screws, nuts and bolts.

Fold-able bike with case and cooler for transportation.

2 Telescopic Jin Poles for sail handling in fickle winds.

12 USCG Offshore life-jackets.

Inflatable vests and harnesses for offshore.

6 fold-able deck chairs.

8 fold-able cockpit cushions

Deck Lines and anchor rode and chain with Fortress Storm Anchor.

Dock Bumpers. Extra Lines with Chaff Protection for storm protection.

Miscellaneous stuff like varnish, paints, and hardware.

Lots of paper charts, navigation books for US East Coast and Caribbean.

Everything is already onboard that is needed to go cruising, from towels to bedding.

Just grab your personal stuff, some clothes and provisions and cast off for the Bahamas a day sail away to paradise. SV PaPa is fully equipped and ready to go in style and comfort, yet totally seaworthy and safe.

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Propulsion engine replaced with new Phasor Kubota P4-49-03, 49 HP diesel 4 cylinder engine. New water cooled exhaust plumbing and fresh water cooling system installed. New fuel treatment system installed. New engine gauges installed. ZC 25 M transmission
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
80 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
8 mph
921 miles
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
110 gallons (U.S.)
Additional Accommodation Details
Two Heads, forward and aft. Vaccuflush Heads, eliminate the horrors associated with most marine head systems, NO POO EXPLOSIONS!. Monitor tell you effluent tank levels from Captains head, (no nasty surprises). Master Suite Stateroom aft, has portholes port, starboard and aft allowing great ventilation and the ability to monitor whats going on outside the vessel. Captains suite contains large head and shower large enough for two. Salon Settee' converts to double berth. Pilot berth adjacent. Centrally located engine room for both propulsion and generator which is mounted above propulsion engine, has 180 degree easy access for easier maintenance and repairs. Galley is quite large and well laid out. LPG stove and Induction Cooktop provide the ability to still cook if you run out of LPG. Galley is fully stocked with everything needed, for cruising including Ozone water purification system for treating fresh local produce to eliminate parasites and pesticides in fruits and veggies making them last 2-3 times longer and protecting crew from illness. Also makes oxygenated water and purifies water to provide better health and energy levels to crew. Refer is also quite large and very efficient, refrigerator will freeze water bottles stored next to cooling plate, freezer makes ice cubes! Dual controls and compressors provides redundancy in case of failure you only loose half of your cooling system and therefore can preserve food supply until repairs can be performed. Domestic hot water can be supplied via the propulsion engine while underway, generator, or shore power. Dual heat pumps provide ample cooling and heating in fore and aft areas and is very efficient for all weather cruising in the arctic or tropics. A 8kw Phasor Kubota diesel genset is very efficient and quite providing plenty of power to run this vessel and your neighbors. 100 amp battery charging system provides super fast charge times. 3KW inverter provides enough power to run anything your heart desires. Lifeline AGM batteries and solar system provide alternative energy, in sunny climates.

A dozen 12 volt 2 speed circulation fans are installed near every port hole providing excellent air ventilation in conjunction with deck hatches which let the heat out, without the need to run the AC system.

Spare parts and hardware abound, as well as a well supplied tool supply with both power and hand tools to fix just about anything you might run in to while underway. A buffer system keeps things looking shipshape!

A 11' Catamaran dingy with 9.9hp 4 stroker will push it along at over 20mph! This dingy is very fast and very stable as well as easy to beach and get in and out of.

I fold-able bike with bag will get you into town and back when in Port and has an insulated cooler mounted on front and a rack on the rear for hauling provisions.

Lots of safety gear is included such as life jackets, harness, and inflatable vests. Safety netting is installed to prevent toys, tots and pets from washing overboard.

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Massey Yacht Sales

Woody Chain
United States
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