Offshore Atlantic Yachts, Inc.
Sylvia and Stanley Dabney
"WORLD FAMOUS" Offshore Cruising and Liveaboard Specialists
Leading Brokers for quality cruising yachts including
38' Ranger

38’ Ranger

  • Built  in 1944
  • Located in Florida
  • $ 52,400 (US)

TYPE:  Sloop
 LOA:  40’0” ft.
6300 lb.
BUILDER: Oxford Boat Yard, MD
LOD: 38’0” ft.
SAIL AREA: 692 sq
DESIGNER: Frederick C. Geiger
LWL: 28’0” ft.
MATERIAL: Epoxy/Mahogany
ENGINE: Perkins 4.108 
10’6” ft. 
TANK: 250 gal
ENGINE HRS: 821.9 
4’0” ft. 
 FUEL TANK: 25 gal


The Ranger 38  has proven offshore capabilities and was designed for blue water racing by Frederick C Geiger.  Materials, techniques and processes used in the original construction were of the highest yacht standards for sail boats built in 1944. The yacht has been updated with numerous retrofits and up grades which are indicated in the equipment list and in the “Other Features & Remarks” Section.

With over 6’ of headroom, the Ranger 38 is styled with the finest features found in 1944 vintage yachts.  She is  bright and well ventilated with 2 dorades,  one deck Cowl vent, 2 solar ventilators, 2 opening deck hatches, companion way hatch and 9 opening ports with screens and two large fixed ports.  Lockers,  cabinets,  shelves and abundant storage behind settees provide excellent storage.  The interior wood work is mahogany and mahogany veneer.  The galley counter tops are Formica and the cabin sole is  1/4 “ mahogany and holly laid on 1” plywood.  There is a comfortable large V-berth in the forward   private stateroom with 3 hanging lockers to port, and head to starboard.

Ranger 38  sleeps up to four people, two in the V-berth and one each on the port and starboard saloon settee. Aft of the port settee is the galley with a gimbaled, alcohol, three burner stove and oven, Stainless Steel sink and abundant storage. Aft of the starboard settee is the Ice box and storage.

The main saloon features a solid mahogany drop leaf dining table which seats up to six on  comfortable settees. Above and outboard of the settees you will find book shelves and lockers which provide excellent storage.


Cutting Board, 11 1/4 “ x x22”

Dinner Ware, Pots and Pans, Flat Ware, Cutlery

Foot Pump, Whale, Salt Water

Fresh water, Automatic Pressure

Ice Box

Sink, Stainless Steel

Stove, Three Burner, Alcohol with Oven



Charts, Various

Compass, 6” Danforth, SS Binnacle, on Pedestal ‘88

Compass, Hand Held, Silva

Compass, Wrist, Underwater

Clock and Barometer, Needs Repair

Depth  Sounder Horizon DS45, ‘98

GPS, Garmin 45 , at Helm,’ 94

ICW Guide Rings

Knot Meter, Sumlog, VDO

Lights, Navigation

Loran, Apelco, GLX 1500, ‘87

Radio VHF, ICOM M59 ‘97

Stereo Speakers

Wind Speed, POD, Edison, ‘94

Wind Speed, Standard 45, ‘94



Alternator-Ample Power 120 amp  ‘93

Ammeter, Power Tap, 200 amp ‘93

Batteries, Sea Gel 4- Gell 6 volt/720 amp hr ‘96

Battery, Starting, 12 volt 86 amp hours  ‘96

Charger/Converter, Raritan -R3012-F3, ‘87

Energy Monitor System, Emon II, ‘93 &’95

Fans, 12 vdc, Hella (3) ‘94 &’95

Fan, 12 vdc, Portable

Fans, 120 vac, (2), Portable

Fans, Solar, Nicro, (2) ‘89&’91

Galvanic Isolator, Zinc Saver II ‘97

Hair Dryer, 12 vdc

Lightening Arrestor, L.P.S., ‘94

Lights, Cabin 12 vdc Qty. (9)

Polarity Tester

Power Outlets 120 vac Qty. (6)

Regulator, Power Tap ‘93

Shore Power Cord--30 amp 50’

Shore Power Cord Adapter, 15 amp/30 amp


The cockpit is designed for safety and comfort in heavy weather sailing, self bailing with oversized scuppers and well organized. Excellent visibility from the helmsman’s station is consistent with the proven offshore features and capabilities. The extensive list of deck hardware and safety equipment is itemized  below:


   Danforth 18# (Lunch Hook)

   CQR 35# , 25’ Chain, 120’ of 5/8” Nylon Rode ‘89

   Plow 30# 22’ Chain 200’ 1/2” Nylon

Anchor Bow Roller Assembly, Double

Awing, Cockpit / Deckhouse

Bilge High Water Alarm ,’97

Bimini ‘92

Boarding Ladder, Folding, Aluminum

Boarding  Gates- Two Amidships

Boat Hook

Bright Work Covers

Cockpit Cushions

Cockpit Table, Teak, ‘93

Companion Way Hatch

Cowl Vent, SS, V berth ‘89

Deck Hatches, (2)

Dinghy, Achilles 10’ Model LS-4RJ

Dock Lines-6, 5/8”

Dorade Boxes, Mahogany, Chromed Cowl Vents ( 2) ‘89

Ensign with Mahogany Staff

Epirb, Class B, ACR/RLB-2

Fenders-4 Covered

Fender Boards -2

Fire Extinguishers, ABC, (2)

Fire Extinguisher, Halon, Engine Compartment

Grill, Magna, Propane, ‘89

Flares, Waterproof Canister

Hatch, Freeman, Al., Water tight, Cockpit Sole, Al., ‘86

Helm, 24” dia. S.S. Wheel , Destroyer type

PFD Rescue Lights

Life Lines- Double 

Life Vests-(2), PFD Type 1

Lightening Arrestor, L.P.S., ‘94

Light, Foredeck

Lights, Navigation

Lights, Spreader

LPG Cylinder Container, Custom

Opening Ports w/ Screens, Brass  (9)

Safety Harness (Larakis)

Search Lights, Hand held, (2), 400 candlepower

Ship’s Bell

Cap Rail, Mahogany





     Perkins 4.108 50 hp ‘85

Engine Cooling, Raw Water

     Exhaust Riser, Replaced in ‘99

     Fuel Filter-RACOR 500 ‘87

     Muffler System, Replaced in ‘86     

     Oil Changer, Topside


     Gear, Borg-Warner #17-003, 1:1 Ratio

     Propeller -Fixed, 12x8- 3 blade, Left Hand ‘91

     Shaft 1” Dia., SS

     Stuffing Box , Teflon Packing

Black Water System

     Head - Wilcox Crittenden # 1591C

     Holding Tank, Polyethylene, 10 gal

     Y-Valve w/ Deck Fitting for Pump out       

     Macerator Discharge Pump, ‘93              

Fresh Water System

     Pump, Shurflo, Not installed

     Tanks- Epoxy/Wood, Baffled, 250 gal.  

     Hand Pump, (2), Thirsty Mate, Portable

Gray Water System

     Bilge Pumps, Par # 36960

     Bilge Pump Electric/Automatic Attwood V1250, ‘97

     Bilge Pump, Ice Box Sump,  ‘89

    Bilge Pump, Stuffing Box Sump, Not Installed ‘99


Belaying Pins and Rack, Merrimen

Boom Gallows

Boom Vang, 4:1,

Genoa Fair Lead Blocks, Merrimen

Roller Furling, PROFURL, ‘94

Halyards, Wire/Rope, ‘86

Sails (Dacron except Spinnaker)

    Spinnaker, Nylon, with Chute Bag

    Genoa  No. 1, 602 sf., 4 OZ.                           

    Genoa  No. 2, 502 sf., 7 oz.

    Genoa No. 3, 342 sf., 8  oz., Hanks on          

    Main Sail, 350 sf.

    Storm Jib


     Boom, Replaced 12/86

     Mast, Sitka Spruce, Hollow, Keel Stepped

     Spinnaker Pole, Al., Deck Stowed Mounted

 Standing Rigging SS Wire

     Shrouds replaced 12/94

    Head Stay Replaced 4/89

    Back Stay Replaced 7/94

    Bow Sprit Stay Replaced 1/95

Winch Handles (7)

Winches (4)



Assorted Hardware, Gear, Engine Spares, Sunbrella Covers for brightwork, Prayer rug, Throw pillows, Fitted V berth mattress pad and sheets, Pillow cases (2), Settee sheet bags.  All Merrimen hardware has been rechromed, 



The hull is carvel laid 1” by 5” mahogany planks over oak frames.  In 1992 the hull was taken down to the original matting, glassed using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy, 738-20 Biarial Fabric , 433 Barrier Coat Additive and 425 Copper Compound . The bottom was painted with four coats of Pettit Trinidad Blue.  The top side was painted with white Imron and Pettit blue boots.

The deck and cabin roof material is 1” plywood covered with glass cloth and epoxy, insulated below and painted with white Interlux Interthane


Details are thought to be reliable, but are not guaranteed.  Offer subject to change, prior sale and tax where applicable.


Contact:  Offshore Atlantic Yachts -
Hobe Sound, FL 33455 USA
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