1978 Bluewater Ingrid

US$ 37,995
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$ 37,995 

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. 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. By the numbers, her hull speed works out at 7.2 knots, but she'll more often manage a consistent 6 knots while cruising. The ketch rig gives plenty of options on all points of sail and she's an easy boat to single-hand. The sails are Schattauer Sails from Seattle and are original and in good condition. They were sent to the local sail loft and checked over for the 2015 sailing season.

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 complete. The galley area is a great work space for any type of cooking. The galley does show that it has been used over the many years, as can been seen by the water stains. The masts are hollow box construction and are finished bright and are now in need of refinishing. The boom 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 photos, prior to the boat being covered for the winter.

We sailed Maggie O'Katie on Lake Michigan 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. She was struck by lightening in the summer of 2011 and it knocked out the tri-color light at the top of the main mast, as well as the GPS. The alternator is new. There is a new raw water impeller in the engine 2015. The radar works fine. There is no sign of blistering on the bottom laminate. The kerosene heater is missing the tank. This broker has known this vessel since almost new. So ask away and he will tell all he knows!





For more information or details, please contact Steve Dake, Director of Sailboat Sales, at (231) 759-8596 or 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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