Milou is sold!


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Milou is currently under contract. We expect her to officially be in new hands by August 15.

Contact us at sailboatmilou@gmail.com.

Beneteau First 38

Year: 1983

Length: 40.2 feet

Beam: 12.8

Draft: 6.8

Designer: Jean Berret

The Beneteau First 38 was designed as a solid ocean racing boat, back in the era of overbuilt fiberglass. With her oversize rigging and solid hull, she is a strong, reliable boat. S/V Milou was built in France and brought by freighter to the US, where she was then sent overland to a freshwater lake in Texas. From there, she traveled overland again to Lake Michigan, and did not see salt water until August of 2016.

Our boat has a v-berth forward, with opening hatch; aft of the v to port is the head. Continuing aft is our spacious saloon with seating for eight and good storage. Settees are long and wide enough to make comfortable sea berths. The J-shaped galley is to port, and nav station to starboard, with a chart table able to accommodate full-sized charts. On either side of the companionway you’ll find a double berth, with hanging locker and cabinets. Between the aft berths is a storage locker, formerly a small head.

The hull was stripped in 2015, with a new epoxy barrier coat applied. We have never seen a blistering problem with our hull. Two new coats of bottom paint were applied February 2018.

For more general info on the Beneteau First 38, please see Charles Doane’s recent article here. For line drawings, see our page S/V Milou. For armchair reading about our sistership, Bagheera, and her circumnavigation with three kids aboard, pick up one of Liza Copeland’s books, especially Just Cruising.

Engine: Perkins 4108 diesel—rebuilt in 2017, currently with fewer than 200 hours. New pistons, cams, shaft, starter, etc etc

Racor filter

180 amp alternator

Walker Airsep system

Easy access from four sides; easy removal via cockpit floor access

40 gallon stainless steel fuel tank

Three five-gallon jerry jugs for fuel

New zincs on prop shaft and galley through hull, February 2018

Steering:

Fin rudder, rebuilt in 2015. Incredibly strong stainless shaft along full length of rudder

Autopilot: Raymarine EV-300 with indicator at helm station, new 2015

Emergency tiller

Rigging:

NEW mast 2015

NEW standing rigging 2015

NEW running rigging, 2015 (excepting jib and main sheets)

NEW roller furler, 2015

Rigging available for baby stay and solent stay, currently not installed

Whisker pole

Water systems:

2 stainless steel water tanks, 55 gallons each; can be isolated or tied together

Water tank level indicator at nav station

New hoses for all fresh water from tanks to sinks

New Whale Gusher foot pumps

Salt and fresh water pumps in galley

Stainless steel double sink in galley

Water filtration system under sink in galley

New marlon through hulls throughout, installed 2015

100-foot fill hose with carbon filter

Four 5-gallon jerry jugs for fresh water

Two Coleman solar showers

Galley:

Frigoboat keel-cooled refrigeration. Our well-insulated, large, top-loading fridge draws very little power, runs quietly, and works very well. Includes small freezer.

Origo alcohol stove (non-pressurized, very safe), two-burners with oven.

Solavore sport solar oven

(Note: galley does not include pots, pans, plates, etc, as these came from our house on land. We will include certain food storage containers.)

Electrical:

2 x Topoint 190-watt solar panels, new 2015

Midnight Solar Marine Kid Solar Charge Controller

Victron Energy monitor at nav station

Lithium Ion Battery system 400 amp hour Winston LiFePo, new 2015 and used continuously for two years of cruising. This system has been well-tested, and is incredibly reliable. Our state of charge has only dipped below 60% one time in two years, despite our ability to safely deplete our batteries to 20%.

Inverter

New wiring throughout boat

New electrical panel at nav, including 12-volt DC distribution gauge

Shore power 40 amp charger with power cord

LED lighting throughout boat

LED anchor/tricolor light at masthead with solar switch and strobe

Deck lights

Spot light

Charging station at nav and at helm

Anchoring: 

44# Mantus anchor, new 2014

300 feet hi-test chain, new 2014

Anchorlift electric windlass with capstan

Anchorlift stainless self-tending bow roller

Backup CQR anchor with 30 feet chain and 200 feet rode

Anchor bridle with Mantus chain hook

Cockpit: 

Dodger, new 2015

Bimini

Connector panel, providing shade throughout cockpit

Helm station with display for depthsounder, autohelm, iPad, remote for anchor windlass, remote for VHF, 12-volt charger, USB charger

Loud hailer/speaker/alarm/foghorn

Magma propane grill

Manual bilge pump

Cockpit table

Cupholders

Princess seats on stern

Cockpit cushions

Sails: 

Main with three reefing points and Dutchman flaking system, good condition

135% genoa on roller furler, good condition

Code zero, new 2015

Safety and navigation: 

Standard Horizon Matrix VHF new 2014 with AIS (receiving)

Iridium GO! satellite phone with external antenna

EPIRB

Dragonfly CHIRP fish finder/depth sounder with bottom imagery

6-person Revere Coastal Commander liferaft, canister, deck-mounted; certified through 2019

Binnacle compass

Knot meter

Jacklines

Two inflatable PFDs with harnesses

Two tethers

Lifesling

Various flares, including never-expiring LED beacon

Three fire extinguishers

Automatic bilge pump with bilge pump monitor and alarm

Second 2200 gph back-up bilge pump

Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Two carbon monoxide detectors

Various charts and guides, including Shawn and Heather’s Pacific Mexico and Sea of Cortez

Sanitation: 

Rairitan manual head

New pump 2018

All new hoses 2016

New polycarbonate holding tank, 25 gallons

Gravity-led overboard discharge (no need for macerator)

Dinghy: 

Avon Hypalon 3.4-meter Sportboat with aluminum floor

Tohatsu 6-horse outboard, new September 2016

Dinghy hoist off arch on stern

Cable and lock

Portable depth sounder

Anchor with rode

Paddles

Throwable

Comfort and fun:

Swim platform on stern with swim ladder

Caframo 12-volt fans in all berths, plus saloon

SUP with paddle

Various fishing equipment, including gaff hook

Screens for overhead opening hatches. Aft berths include three opening portholes each.

Windscoop

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Cockpit, port side, looking forward

Cockpit, port side, looking forward

Helm, with secure holder for iPad (that orange thing), autohelm display, depth sounder, remote mic

Helm, with secure holder for iPad (that orange thing), autohelm display, depth sounder, remote mic

Cockpit, starboard side, looking forward

Cockpit, starboard side, looking forward

Port side; grill, princess seat (reel not included with sale)

Port side; grill, princess seat (reel not included with sale)

Starboard side aft, showing lifelong, princess seat, arch and hoisted dinghy

Starboard side aft, showing lifelong, princess seat, arch and hoisted dinghy

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Looking aft from the v-berth

Looking aft from the v-berth

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Looking aft, starboard side

Looking aft, starboard side

Looking aft, port side

Looking aft, port side

Starboard side settee

Starboard side settee

Port side settee

Port side settee

Head, aft of v-berth

Head, aft of v-berth

Looking aft, with both aft cabin doors open

Looking aft, with both aft cabin doors open

Starboard side galley

Port side galley

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Starboard side nav station

Starboard side nav station

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Battery switches

Battery switches

Port side aft berth

Port side aft berth

Hanging locker, dresser, fan, LED light

Hanging locker, dresser, fan, LED light

Port side aft berth, looking forward

Port side aft berth, looking forward

Storage between aft berths, with engine access

Storage between aft berths, with engine access

Starboard side aft berth

Starboard side aft berth

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Perkins 4108

Perkins 4108

We have loved traveling with this boat, and hope you will love it too!

We have loved traveling with this boat, and hope you will love it too!