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1980 Hughes 38-3

1980 Hughes 38-3 boat for sale

Hughes 38
Mark III
Model Length:
38 ft
CAD $29,900
Sidney, BC
Boat Name:
Hull Material:
Number of Engines:
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Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC



Beautifully maintained, much loved, regularly sailed, this Hughes 38 is ready for her next owner. KISKADEE was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built in the Canadian yard of Hughes Boat Works. She was built for winning races, has terrific upwind capacity, and is also an outstanding cruising boat. Factory-finished, with a teak sole, teak bulkheads, and teak cabinetry, she has that traditional and warm feeling to her. She has bus heating as well as propane. The upholstery is in good shape, and she’ll sleep six comfortably. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable, waiting for friends and sunsets. 

This boat has spent a lot of time sailing the Salish Sea, tucked into harbours on anchor, exploring Desolation Sound or the Broken Island Group and everywhere in between. She’s been a delight to these owners for 17 years, but now they are moving across the country and KISKADEE is looking for the right person to take over. It might be you! 

Give me a call and I’ll introduce you. Trina Holt, 250.818.4658, trina@calibreyachts.com


38 ft
Beam Measure:
10' 2"
5' 11"
14,500 lbs
Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
20 gallons
Fuel Tank Material:
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
45 gallons
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
40 gallons
Holding Tank Material:


  • 1980 Hughes 38 Mark III
  • Designed by Sparkman & Stevens
  • Located in Sidney, BC
  • Last survey April 30, 2019
  • Asking $29,900


  • LOA: 38’ (11.58m)
  • Beam: 10’ 2” (3.10 m)
  • Draft: 5’ 11” (1.80 m)
  • Headroom: 6’ – 6’ 2” (1.87 m)
  • Displacement: 14,500 lbs (6,577kg)
  • Ballast: 6,400 lbs (2,903 kg)



  • Atomic 4, UJR
  • Gasoline
  • 30 HP
  • Approx 908 Hours
  • Instruments: Oil press, temp, voltage
  • Overhauled in 2007 at 725 hours
  • New electronic ignition last year
  • Freshwater cooled via steel pipe heat exchanger
  • Excellent access under saloon 
  • Planetary gear shift
  • Hull speed 7 kts
  • Cruising speed about 5.5 kts under power
  • Consumption at cruising speed about 3-3.5 ltr/hr


  • 2018 Mercury 280 Dynamic FRP, 8’ 10”
  • Outboard engine: Mercury 4-stroke, 6HP, May 2018, about 30 hrs

Hull, Helm, Propeller, & Rudder

  • Last hauled Sept 2021; zinc, zinc prop coating, bottom paint Micron CSC
  • Semi-long external lead keel
  • Skeg supported rudder
  • Propeller 2-blade bronze
  • Steering is wheel with cable and pulley
  • FRP hull
  • Deck and superstructures are both solid w areas of balsa core
  • From 2019 survey: “The underbody is in very good overall condition.”

Aft & Outer Decks

  • Deck hatches: 1 in saloon, 1 in fwd stateroom
  • Aluminum portholes
  • SS stanchions
  • Double SS cable lifelines
  • Canvas: Dodger, side dodgers, Bimini, mainsail cover, lee cloths, UV strip on genoa


  • Spacious and comfortable, enjoys red wine and rum
  • BBQ on pushpit
  • White gelcoat
  • Teak drop-board companionway door
  • Wooden flip-up table
  • Drink holders
  • Teak grate aft of wheel
  • 12VDC outlets
  • (laptop in photos not included)


  • Aluminum mast & boom
  • Keel-stepped mast
  • Standing rigging aluminum wire, various ages 7-15 yrs
  • Head stay is Pro Furl system with internal SS cable
  • Traveller forward of companionway
  • Running rigging in good condition
  • Winches:
    • Mast, 2 x Barient 16 single-speed,
    • Cabin Top: 1 x Barient 16 single-speed,
    • Cockpit Primary: 2 x Barient 27 two-speed self-tailing,
    • Cockpit Secondary: 2 x Barient 24 single-speed. These each have new Barton self-tailers.


  • Main has full top batten, partial lower. New 2014, very good condition
  • Genoa 135% Restitched 2020, good condition. Age unknown

Ground Tackle

  • Anchor Lift 2-way 12VDC windlass w a remote!
  • Primary anchor 35 lb CQR, 160’ BBB chain, 200’ line
  • Secondary anchor Danforth 22, 30’ chain, 100’ line


  • May 2022, radar on gimbal mount, Furuno 1623
  • Hummingbird Fish Finder
  • AutoHelm 300 autopilot
  • Ritchie 3 ½” compass
  • Wireless remote WHAM Mic for Uniden 525 VHF. No MMSI entered.
  • Handheld VHF
  • Depth sounder
  • Nav table is forward-facing on port side with large storage underneath, electrical panel, instruments


  • Meets ABYC standards
  • House batteries: 2 x 12V group 27, deep cycle. 180 AH.
  • Starter battery: 1 x 12V group 24
  • Battery charger: Master Volt 40 Amp. 3-bank
  • Weems & Plath battery monitor
  • Galvanic isolator Pro Mariner SR 30
  • 3000W solar panel on SS cockpit radar arch NEW April 2022
  • 1000W inverter
  • AC breaker upgraded to ignition-protected breaker switches
  • Most lights upgraded to LED
  • 30A shore power cord


  • Fuel: 20 US gal, aluminum
  • Fresh water: 45 US gal in 2 tanks, plastic; newly rebuilt w spare
  • Hot water: In place but never used
  • Holding: 40 US gals, plastic. Head to tank, tank to sea or deck
  • Propane: 10 lbs w press gauge, solenoid, and vapour detector


  • May 2020, NEW Dickinson Newport P9000 propane heater
  • Bus heater 
  • Cabinetry is all teak and in good condition, ample storage areas
  • Sole is teak and holly, very traditional
  • Lighting is mostly LED 
  • Pioneer sound system w Bluetooth, wireless, has 4 speakers inside


  • Fridge is top-loading 12VDC
  • Sink is deep SS, w single-handle electric tap
  • 2 foot pumps: Fresh and salt
  • Force 10 SS 3-burner stove w oven, gimballed, propane


  • The saloon has two settees, port and starboard. The wooden table folds up against the wall to conceal a liquor cabinet. Yes, the liquor goes with the boat! If you don’t want it, the broker will most certainly take care of that for you, it’s all part of the fine service that Calibre Yachts provides. The table folds down and unhinges to create a wide table that could accommodate 4 comfortably and 6 in a squeeze.
  • Both settees fold down into double berths.
  • The new Dickenson propane heater shows a flame when lit. It’s just beautiful on a cold winter night at anchor…
  • Of course, there is storage behind and under the settees, in the sole, above the settees, just everywhere!



  • The V-berth bed has a lush, thick memory foam mattress.
  • There is open storage directly underneath, a hanging locker to port, an area for storage and a pump behind a door beneath the bed, shelves line the hulls with decorative sills, a shelf has been built above the bed in the deepest part of the V. 
  • A large hatch above the bed serves as an escape hatch as well as a vent and window.
  • A curtain can slide over for privacy.

Quarter Berth (sorta…)

  • To create a comfortable seat for the navigation table, a swinging backrest was built in, thus dividing the quarter berth into a seat for the nav table, and behind the backrest is the “garage.” There is no foam, but it could easily be converted back to a berth. That said, everyone loves a garage! Your call.


  • Manual Jabsco toilet
  • Shower drains to bilge
  • Dorade vent in head, as well as opening porthole


  • Motion-sensor intruder alert 
  • Gas, propane, CO2 detectors
  • 1 electric bilge pump (750 GPH)
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • 2 Lifelines and harnesses
  • Radar reflector
  • MOB pole
  • Ariate rescue collar
  • Boarding ladder
  • Emergency steering
  • VHF fog hailer
  • 2 portable sound signalling devices
  • 24” life ring w heaving line
  • Flares (current)
  • Fire extinguishers (need service)
  • Built-in safe for valuables (not telling you where until you buy it)


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.

1980 Hughes 38-3

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


1980 Hughes 38-3

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC