Gulfstar 39 Sailmaster MKII for sale

Port Charlotte, FL, United States

$20,000 USD

General information
Gulfstar 39 Sailmaster MKII
Used sail boat for sale
$20,000 USD
Length overall
Length waterline
9.50 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Port Charlotte, FL, United States

About this Gulfstar 39 Sailmaster MKII


This Gulfstar Sailmaster is an OUTSTANDING VALUE. She may need some work, but there is huge amount of equity when compared to other Gulfstars on the market. ALL REASONABLE OFFERS will be written up and presented to the seller! Do Not Delay... Boat will be sold as is where is.    Sellers have already taken their last voyage on this boat. They have left the water behind and have decided to do some land traveling. The boat is currently on the hard and for serious sale. Boat has a 55 HP Yanmar and a newer transmission. Come out, see the boat yourself and get your offer in soon! … The boat has been sitting on the hard for 14 months. electrical work and engine has been done in that time, she will still need more work...  *Re-Powered 1996 w Yanmar 4JHTE 55 HP Diesel Engine - Fresh Water Cooled - Unknown Hours - New Engine Brackets - Reported Runs Great *New Transmission 2016 *Portable Air Conditioner *Newer Electronics *5000 Watt Inverter *Winter of 2019 Port Lights Re-Bedded and Re-Sealed - No Current Leaks *Newer Dodger and Double Bimini Top *Westinghouse 2Kw Portable Generator *Folding Dinghy w 5 HP Lehr Propane Outboard *Newer Mechanical and Electrical work completed, waiting on records from seller. This particular work was completed about a year ago.   


Helm with Stainless Steel Steering Wheel and Electronics Mount

Seating for 6

Cockpit Cushion (Removable)

Newer Dodger and Double Bimini Top

Entry Hatch to Interior


Master Stateroom Forward

Quarter Berth

Settees To Both Port and Starboard Sides

Sleeps 5

Fold Out Dinette

Full Galley

Navigation Station

Enclosed Head Compartment w Flushing Jabsco Toilet and Stand Up Fresh Water Shower

Port Lights were Re-Bedded and Re-Sealed in the Winter of 2019. There are no current leaks


Recent Mechanical Work Completed Spring of 2019- Waiting on Records From Seller

1996 Yanmar 4JH2E 50 HP Diesel Engine - Unkown Hours

2016 New Transmission

Loran Anchor Windlass

Westinghouse 2Kw Portable Generator


Garmin EchoMap GPS Chart Plotter

Raytheon Auto Pilot

Raytheon Wind, Speed, and Direction

Raymarine Digital Depth

Raymarine Digital Speed

Icom VHF Radio

Danforth Compass


Recent Electrical Work Completed Spring of 2019- Waiting On Sellers Records

30 Amp Shore Power 

Haier Portable Air Conditioner

5Kw Inverter 

Pro Mariner Battery Charger

LG Humidifier 

Lasko Portable Fan


Alder Barber Deep Refrigeration

Vissani Refrigerator and Freezer

Camp Chef Oven and Stove

Double Stainless Steel Fresh Water Sink

Black and Decker Toaster Oven

Rival Microwave




Built In Cabinets and Hanging Closet Starboard Side

Double Hanging Closet Port Side

Small Settee Port Side

Private Door to the Head Compartment


Mainsail w Cover - Mainsail is Good

Forward Sail is Good but is due for a New Sacrificial Strip

Standing Rigging Appears to be Good

Running Rigging is Workable

Harken Roller Furling

2ea. Barient 32 Self Tailing Winches

1ea Gibb 7STA Winch

1ea Barient 23 Self Tailing Winch

2ea Barient 21 Winches 


Folding Dinghy

Lehr 5 HP Propane Outboard

Gulfstar 39 Sailmaster Review

The Gulfstar 39 was built during Gulfstar’s golden era and has top quality construction. Many times clients unduly worry about Gulfstar because of the inexpensive yachts they mass produced during the early 1970’s and their charter boats of the late 1980’s. During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, their yachts rivalled the finest in the world. For example they patented a special process to camber corners on interior woodwork. They switched from Formica to teak interiors, iron to lead ballast. Above and below, the 39 has flawless glasswork, gorgeous teak appointments, and high quality hardware. The hull has balsa cored topsides and deck, encapsulated lead ballast of 8,200 pounds, and a 53′ tall keel stepped mast. On paper, her ballast to displacement ratio is an impressive 43%. The biggest and most common owner complaint is of leaks around the doghouse windows and portholes.

The bow has good space where you could stow your dinghy. Then the cabin trunk rises with a centerline hatch and two stainless dorades. Teak handrails with give you security when in your safety harness and going forward in a blow. Teak eyebrows decorate her trunk lines. Two more hatches populate the coach roof where the mid-boom sheeting traveller sits. Here tall stanchions keep you on deck. In the aft cockpit, she has wide teak combings, a centerline pedestal, and cockpit table. The benches are long enough to lay down along while the helm is fully aft.

Down below bathed in dark teak is a light and airy interior. Both the single stateroom and quarter berth layouts have an aft facing navigation station starboard side, an L-shaped dinette, and a straight settee before the sole steps down. There is a unique pantry underneath the step down which hydraulic raises for dry good storage. The settees pull out to make double berths for people who like each other. Forward is the galley along the portside, the starboard master head, and finally V-berth forward. The forward galley is an unusual feature and opens up the salon. Chain locker access is available through the forepeak. The single head has a separate stall shower, one of those sometimes overlooked features that is important for cruising comfort. The interior does seem to be that of a larger yacht. Storage is everywhere. The single stateroom version has a handy office area portside while Mark II versions have the previously mentioned quarter berth arrangement. You will be amazed how handholds are where ever you need them.

The original engine on these yachts was the ubiquitous 50HP Perkins 4-108. There is room for a generator as well under the cockpit. Engine access is through the cockpit sole and behind the companionway with easy access to filters. Under sail, 39’s are known to have cruised the Caribbean extensively and no doubt beyond. I have not had the pleasure of delivering one, but by her looks I would not hesitate to hop aboard a 39 Sailmaster in good condition and go anywhere. Sailing her would be easy with visibility from inside sitting on the companionway steps and steering via autopilot controls at the nav station.

The Gulfstar 39 is from the golden era of Gulfstar with her solid layup, beautiful teak craftsmanship, and solid performance. They made quite a few during the two years of construction, so there is usually one of two available on the brokerage market. Previous sales show valuations maxing out at $100,000. The 39 is a sweet boat and would be an excellent choice for a cruising couple.


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer, Plotter, Autopilot, Compass, GPS, VHF, Shore power inlet, Generator, Inverter

Inside Equipment

Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Air conditioning, Heating, Hot water, Oven, Microwave oven, Marine head, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Cockpit cushions, Cockpit table, Swimming ladder, Tender, Electric windlass, Bimini Top, Mainsail cover, Spray hood

Other Equipment

Wind speed and direction, Navigation center, Fully battened mainsail, Furling genoa, Steering wheel, Outboard engine brackets

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Yanmar 4JH2E
Fuel capacity
80 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
150 gallons (U.S.)
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Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade #43
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