Fales 38 Explorer

Designer: 
Builder: 
Fales Yachts/Alden Yachts
Construction type: 
Fiberglass
Hull type: 
Long Keel
Rig type: 
Staysail Ketch
Built: 
1978 to present
Number built: 
18
LOA: 
38.00' (11.58 m)
LWL: 
33.00' (10.06 m)
Beam: 
12.00' (3.66 m)
Draft: 
5.00' (1.52 m)
Displacement: 
23,500 lb (10,659 kg)
Sail Area: 
710.00 ft² (65.96 m²)
Sail Area/Displacement: 
13.90
Displacement/length: 
291.93
Ballast: 
9,000 lb (4,082 kg)
Ballast/displacement: 
38.29
Fuel tankage: 
70 gal (265 l)
Water tankage: 
180 gal (681 l)
Additional Info: 

Charles Street designed the Fales 38 in the early 1970s. Starting in 1974, Fales Yachts, based in Bristol, Rhode Island, marketed the first eight hulls out of the mold as the Fales 39 Navigator in a center cockpit configuration. In 1978, they introduced the Fales 38 Explorer, an aft cockpit ketch rigged cutter. Under Fales, then Alden Yachts, and, finally, Pearson Tillotson Fales, a total of 18 of the Explorer models were built.

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