1978 Bluewater Ingrid

US$ 34,995
Muskegon, MI
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Year:
1978
Length:
38'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Muskegon, MI
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
33264-2908050
Current Price:
US$ 34,995 

Price reduced below fair market value! The Ingrid 38, from the pen of William Atkin, is a heavy displacement blue water ketch derived from Colin Archer's famous double ender designs, which in turn were inspired by Viking boats renowned for their heavy weather characteristics. Perhaps Atkin sums it up best by saying it's, "the kind of boat that behaves herself in rough water and can be depended upon to sail herself". (To that part we do hear frequent mentions of the superb one-finger-on-tiller tracking and a comfortable ride.)

With her old-world style she's a good looking boat with a sheer line reminiscent of the Crealock's famous Westsail 32. Her seaworthiness is there to see in her full keel, heavy displacement and overbuilt construction. Her hull is heavily hand-laid in fiberglass, there's robust outboard chain plates and an outboard rudder protected by extra fiberglass, as well as a large bronze shoe casting should she scrub the bottom.

Atkins' main rework on the Ingrid 38 from Archer's original design was finer entry on the bow which cushions her landing off the waves. And also below the waterline, she has a long full keel with deep v-sections forward keeping her stable in the rough. The ballast is encapsulated and is distributed from bow to stern to keep the weight as low as possible. Rounding this off, there's plenty of flotation fore and aft which helps keep her dry.

The trade off of heavy displacement and ultimate stability is usually in speed, but the Ingrid 38 is not considered fast. By the numbers, her hull speed works out at 7.2 knots, but she'll more often manage a consistent 6 knots while cruising. Surprisingly she's known to sail pretty well in light airs with owners reporting she'll do half the wind speed up to 8 knots of wind. However, she's a boat that comes into her own in heavier seas. The ketch rig gives plenty of options on all points of sail and she's an easy boat to single-hand. If the wind pipes up, just drop the main. No need to reef. The mizzen and the yankee rolled in some, can balance out great. The sails are heavy weight tanbark dacron by Schattauer Sails from Seattle and are original and in good condition. They were not used very often during her life, as she appeared to have motored most of the time underway. The sails were sent to the local sail loft and checked over for the 2015 sailing season and passed with flying colors.

Maggie O'Katie is her original name and she is a fresh water boat only. This boat has never seen salt water. This is only the second owner of this vessel. The hull and deck were built by Bluewater Boats in Washington state and it is reported that these are the same builders that build the Nordic Tugs. The interior was finished in oak planks by the original owner. The interior trim and finish were never completed, but there is not much left to do. The galley area is a great work space for cooking. The galley does show that it has been used over the many years. The masts are hollow box construction and are finished bright and are now in need of refinishing. The booms bright work presents itself well, as they were refinished in 2015. The hull is solid fiberglass construction with foam insulated on the inside, with fiberglass sheathing over and is therefore ready for cold or warm climates.

Her decks and cabin house were painted recently with a polyurethane paint and present themselves well. The non-skid is a buff color, with the smooth gel coat being off white. Some of the photos on this site do not reflect the new paint. We were not able to obtain deck and cabin top photos, prior to the boat being covered for the winter.

We sailed Maggie O'Katie on Lake Michigan, from White Lake to Muskegon in a following/quartering sea, under yankee and mizzen and she tracked straight as an arrow, without much attention to the tiller. The seas were running three to five feet. 

The alternator on the engine is new. There is a new raw water pump impeller in the engine 2015. She has a very large fuel capacity with four separate tanks. Two are in the keel. Two are in the engine room. The radar works fine. The kerosene heater is missing the tank. There is no sign of blistering on the bottom laminate. This broker has known this vessel since almost new. So ask away and he will tell all he knows!

She really is a round the world cruising boat in real comfort. 





For more information or details, please contact Steve Dake, Director of Sailboat Sales, at (231) 759-8596 or by email at steved@torresen.com.

Steve has been in the marine business for over 40 years. Please use his knowledge and experience to help you find the right boat for your needs.

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Please contact Steve Dake at (231) 759-8596

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