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1984 Ocean Alexander 38 Double Cabin

Portland, OR, Oregon


The Ocean Alexander 38 is a handsome, trawler-style cruiser made notable in the mid 1980s for her quality construction and traditional, all-teak interior. She rides on a solid fiberglass, semi-displacement hull with hard aft chines and a shallow keel for directional stability. The interior accommodations are typical of most double-cabin trawlers with private staterooms fore and aft and the galley forward in the salon. The aft stateroom is arranged with a centerline queen bed, a cockpit access door (very useful), and a split head with the stall shower to port and the sink and toilet compartment to starboard. A lower helm was standard in the salon, and port and starboard doors provide easy access to the walkaround decks. As it is in most Asian yachts, the teak joinery is very well crafted. Outside, raised bulwarks offer protection for the walkaround decks, and the flybridge has seating for four. There’s space on the aft cabin roof for a dinghy, and a radar mast and swim platform were standard. Unlike many other trawler-style yachts, the Ocean 38 is relatively free of exterior teak trim. This prime example of a very nice freshwater kept vessel was repowered with twin John Deere 6068T 225hp diesels in 1994 and only has 650 hours on them. Cruises comfortably at 8-10kts and tops out around 15kts..

Basic Boat Info

Price: $135,000
Boat Name: Desiderata
Make: Ocean Alexander
Model: 38 Double Cabin
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Ocean Alexander
Designer: Ed Monk Jr
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: OCN38002G484
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38'4 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Min Draft: 3'2 ft
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 6068T
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 225hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 650
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 6068T
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 225hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 650
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 450hp
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 15 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Stock Number: RMS 1007
Boat Class: Trawlers, Flybridge


Mike Otis CPYB
Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Royal Marine Yacht Sales, Inc.


Royal Marine Yacht Sales,Inc.
50 NE Tomahawk Island Dr.
Portland, Oregon, US, 97217

Additional Equipment

Additional equipment includes but not limited to: Twin Disc MG 5050 transmissions with Trolling valves, Electronic tachometers, upper and lower helms, Rudder angle indicators, upper and lower helms, Fireboy engineroom fire protection, Reverso oil change system for the engines, Dual Racor fuel filters. Ground tackle includes 33# Bruce main anchor, 200' chain rode, 150' anchor rode, Auxillary Danforth anchor, 12V Windlass. All lights have been replaced with LEDs. Screens on all windows/ports. 8'6" Zodiac Cadet 260 inflatable tender.


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.

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