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1969 38 ft. Hinckley H-38 Classic- $69,900

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East Coast Classic!
















La Rondine’ is a timeless Hinckley H-38 classic. Her sleek, attractive lines a trademark of Sparkman Stephens designs. Quality construction and craftsmanship along with inner strength and performance have resulted in the ultimate racer with cruising capabilities. She’s fast, attractive, well balanced, reliable, and well appointed!  Pride of ownership evident in this vessel, as maintenance has always been a priority to her owners. The large cockpit, helm with Alpha Auto Pilot, Garmin Chartplotter, Raymarine sailing instruments and Furuno radar complete the full navigation package. Below deck,  the light filled Salon with ample headroom features Philippine mahogany woodwork, three burner gimballed stove and oven, Scandvik stainless sinks and extra spacious Adler-Barbour frig./freezer for extended cruises. Understated elegance is the theme here. Berths available for up to six passengers, if you so choose.  Rarely is a boat of this class available at such an affordable price!  

La Rondine’ is reference to an Italian opera by Puccini in which a palm reading predicts travel south in pursuit of romance and happiness- just like La Rondine’, the swallow.


  • Vessel Name: La Rondine’
  • Located In: Port Townsend, WA
  • Documented Vessel 
  • Designer: Sparkman Stephens
  • Model: H-38
  • Year: 1969
  • LOA: 37’6″
  • LWL:
  • Beam: 10’6″
  • Draft: 6′ 0″
  • Headroom:  6’4″
  • Displacement:  17,500 lbs
  • Ballast:  6000 lbs. Lead
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine 1:
    • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
    • Year Built: 1975
    • Engine Model: 4-107
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 2000
    • Drive Type: Direct Drive
    • Engine Power: 40 hp


Beautiful satin varnished Philippine mahogany interior with teak and holly sole. Forward cabin has a “V” berth with comfortable cushions and a Lexan hatch for light and ventilation.  A hanging locker is to starboard with a bureau, drawers, and storage to port.  Access to the chain locker is through a hinged door forward.

Aft to port is a Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head plumbed with a “Y” valve for holding tank or overboard discharge. The Scandvik stainless steel sink plumbing includes a flexible shower head. The shower has a curtain and a separate sump pump. To starboard are two hanging/storage lockers.

The main cabin has two upper pilot berths and two lower pull-out settee berths, each with lee cloths and drawers between. A mahogany folding table is hinged to the bulkhead.

Aft from the main cabin is the galley which includes a gimballed three burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, hot/cold pressure water, and alternate foot pump for fresh water. The water heater has a 6 gallon capacity, heated by 110 v. or the engine. Spacious Formica counter tops are trimmed with varnished teak.


  • Beautiful interior; complete refit with all new sinks, light fixtures, plumbing, countertops, portlight acrylic, portlight screens, stripped all mahogany/teak and teak/holly sole and refinished with satin varnish (2008/2009)
  • Scandvik stainless sinks
  • Water filter for galley sink
  • Adler-Barbour 12v. refrigerator/freezer with well insulated box
  • Excellent cabin lighting
  • Chart light (white or red)
  • Sunbrella UV resistant cabin curtains on all portlights
  • Built-in CD/stereo with speakers
  • Chelsea Barometer


  • Raymarine ST-60 sailing instruments
  • Furuno radar visible from helm
  • Garmin 740s color plotter at helm
  • Standard Horizon VHF wired to GPS for long./lat. position for DSC distress signal
  • Standard Horizon remote MIC at helm
  • Alpha Auto Pilot with second controller at helm and remote control
  • Weems & Plath night watch clock
  • Secondary depth sounder with cockpit and cabin display

Additional Equipment

Rigging and Sail Inventory

  • North Main
  • North 125 Genoa
  • 115 Yankee
  • Working Jib
  • Storm Jib
  • Hood Spinnaker
  • Harken MKII furler
  • All standing rigging replaced with 316 stainless (2009/2010)
  • All rope halyards
  • Primaries, Main sheet, and Main halyard winches recently replaced with Lewmar Ocean Series ST winches
  • All lifelines replaced with 316 stainless (2010)
  • Mast rewired (2009)
  • Stainless bails added for radome and steaming light (2009)
  • LED Tri-Color at Masthead


  • Fuel: 35 gal.
  • Water: 140 gal.
  • Holding: polyethylene, under “V” berth, Mansfield TDX system


  • Westerbeke 4-107 diesel: ~ 2000 hrs
  • Racor primary fuel filter prior to engine filter
  • Balmar 60 amp. alternator
  • Alpha Systems smart regulator
  • Engine instruments replaced with VDO brand
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Recently replaced: new exhaust manifold and flexible plumbing, new water pump and housing, new raw water pump, new engine fuel filter assembly

Deck and Cockpit

  • Ideal V-2Q anchor windlass with Approx. 250′ chain/rope wildcat; power up/down
  • Deck wash pump with filter
  • Leather cover for helm wheel
  • Dodger
  • Portlight acrylic and screens replaced (2009)
  • Teak doors for companionway, varnished, with covers
  • Screen doors and Lexan doors for companionway with covers
  • Sunbrella covers for all exterior teak
  • Sunbrella full boat winter cover Functions but needs TLC

Broker Contact

  • Contact: Sandy Bakken
  • Office: 360.385.4000
  • Cell: 503.475.0619