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C&C 38, Melissa

The C&C 38 MK III is the last boat designed to the International Offshore Racing rule. Although originally designed as a racer/cruiser, she is a wonderful cruising boat. The roomy T shaped cockpit and wide decks make being on deck a pleasure. Down below she has a Private V-berth stateroom, enclosed head, two settees and a pilot berth in the main cabin and a double quarter berth. A full galley and tons of storage space rounds out this excellent design.

We use our C&C 38, Melissa, to teach our Cruising and Coastal Passage Making courses, Cruising 40 members enjoy her for daysails and overnights.


LOA 37' 10"
LWL 30' 8"
Draft 6' 5"
Beam 12' 9"
Displacement 14,275 lb.
Ballast 6,246 lb.
Fuel 20 Gal.
Water 60 Gal.
SA (Main & 100% jib) 729 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance 55' 9"

Invictus sailing off the coast of Barbuda
Equipment and Accommodations

  • 27 HP Yanmar Diesel
  • Main, 100% jib, 150% genoa, spinnaker
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  • 110 Shore Power
  • Propane Stove with Oven
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • Knot Meter
  • Depth Sounder
  • V-berth
  • Double Quarter Berth
  • Two Settees and one Pilot Berth
  • Enclosed Head with shower
  • 35# CQR on bow roller
  • 25# Danforth