OverviewNew listing! "Whisper" is a Classic Cheoy Lee 38 Sigma designed by Sparkman & Stephens. This lovely sailing auxilary has been fully updated by the late owner with approximately $100,000 invested in upgrades. These upgrades include a new 48 h.p. Yanmar in 2006, new 3-blade prop & cutlass bearing, new standing rigging, new electronics, new air conditioning, new electric head, new holding tank, black Awlgrip on the hull, new interior cushions, new cockpit cushions, new swim ladder, and new electrical system including a Marinetics panel. A LeisureFurl mainsail furling system is part of the upgrades! A marine survey from 2006 placed the market value at $112,000. The untimely death of the owner forces the family to offer "Whisper" for sale for only $49,900. Please bring serious offers. You will not find a better value in a classic sailing sloop with over $100,000 in upgrades. This Cheoy Lee 38 Sigma designed by S&S is ready to go for Spring sailing, or cast off for the Bahamas and Caribbean.
"Whisper" has very graceful lines with a sweet shear, and balanced overhangs. Her black hull, teak decks and brightwork combine for a classic sailing yacht. The owner's son reports that it was not uncommon to see 9 knots of speed on certain points of sail. The rig provides lots of sail area (645 sq ft) for good sailing performance. And her relatively narrow beam by today's standards show a good turn of speed. The Cheoy Lee 38 underbody was influenced by the 12 meter "Intrepid" design.
Displacement: 18,000 lbs (dry)
Total Power: 48
From the original brochure...
"The SIGMA "38" is basically a performance boat. designed to win. and with a layout planned for efficient racing, from her workable navigation nook to her large sail locker in the forepeak. But she is no racing machine alone, with the compromise in comfort that implies. Attention has been paid to cruising comfort and the other details that makes "boat" a "yacht". The lavish use of rubbed teak below lends a richness and warmth below that is usually lacking in a fibreglass boat, and 27 drawers, 15 lockers, and 9 shelves eliminate the stowage problem. The installation of the engine below the cabin sole opens up the area aft usually taken by the engine box, resulting in a unique layout with the most usable room of any 38 footer we know. The quality of the teak joiner work equals that of any builder in the world, placing the SIGMA "38" in the Custom category, but at a stock boat price."
From the Cheoy Lee 38 Sigma brochure: "....The SIGMA represents the peak of development of the moderate displacement fin keel/spade rudder concept by Sparkman & Stephens, America's leading Naval Architects. The SIGMA is one of the first fibreglass auxiliaries to incorporate the modifications learned from the INTREPID program: full "skeg" between fin and rudder, which tank testing has shown to greatly stabilize the flow of water in this critial area, reducing resistance from the quarter wave. Adequate rudder control under certain conditions of wind and water has proved to be a real problem in earlier spade rudder designs, especially those with balanced rudder, but the new SIGMA is as stable and fully controllable as more traditional designs. She is available with masthead or 15/16 rig, and the estimated 1967 CCA RATING is 30.5 and 30.0 respectively."
This masthead sloop was designed as a racer/cruiser built to Lloyds's 100A1 specifications. Hull and deck are fiberglass. She has a modified full keel with a skeg-hung rudder. The bow has a sharp entry and an overhung reverse transom common in the S&S classic design.
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.