38’ Morgan 382



Located In: San Carlos, Mexico
Year: 1977
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Morgan 382 is a classic Ted Brewer design with a “cruising fin keel” and a skeg-hung rudder. This sloop has been re-powered with a well maintained Yanmar 4JH motor with a new heat exchanger and exhaust elbow.

The current owners have made many upgrades since 2015, including new standing rigging (2016), a new Doyle 120% genoa and a new offshore full batten mainsail. The old plastic ports were replaced with Newfound Metal stainless steel ports. A third solar panel was added with a new MPPT Controller. These upgrades easily meet the electrical needs of the boat (all LED bulbs). This Morgan also comes with a full shade cover (2019) to protect her from the Mexican summer sun. An Avon R-310 RIB and a Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke with low hours are also

Numerous other upgrades include:

  • Rocna Anchor (new, 2015)
  • New Lewmar ST30 Winch on mast (2015)
  • New Propane Sensor/Detector (2016)
  • Refrigeration, Adler Barbour – new control head & compressor (2016)
  • Windlass (rebuilt in Scotland 2016)
  • Tides Marine Mainsail Track (2017)
  • New Lifelines (2019)
  • New Manual Bilge Pump

From Cruising World:
A teardrop-shaped hull, wide beam, discreet reverse transom, and long overhangs might be the hallmarks of a vintage racing boat, but Ted Brewer designed the Morgan 382 as a cruiser, not as a racer that could also be cruised. From 1977 to 1986, Morgan Yachts and its successor, Cat-alina-Morgan, built nearly 500 of the Morgan 382 and its later configurations, the 383 and 384. Owners have taken them everywhere.

Visually, the boat is balanced and well proportioned, and the low cabin trunk and 6-inch bulwarks help keep the profile trim. At upward of 17,000 pounds on a waterline of 30 feet 6 inches, the boat is almost in the heavy-displacement category. The hull, however, with its elongated fin keel, skeg-attached rudder, and roundish bilge, isn’t that of a slow cruiser.

This boat brought some innovations to the market in 1977. The topsides and the deck were cored with synthetic foam at a time when balsa and plywood were the norm. Morgan also introduced a novel drain system: All deck drains connect to a PVC tube that runs across the boat aft and under the cockpit. Owners call it the “torpedo tube.”

Under sail, the motion is predictable and comfortable, and the wide deck offers excellent footing with many flat surfaces. The practical and well-protected cockpit commands a clear view in all directions. The helm is responsive. Overall, the boat is stiff and fast; it points high, and it cuts through chop easily.

Boats in the Morgan 382/ 383/384 family list from about $40,000 to nearly $80,000. They take good care of their crews at sea or on the hook, in light air or in heavy weather. Owners trade tips and chat through a website.

Morgan 382 Specs:
LOA: 38′ 4″ (11.68 m.)
LWL: 30′ 6″ (9.30 m.)
Beam: 12′ 0″ (3.66 m.)
Draft: 5′ 0″ (1.52 m.)
Sail Area (100%): 668 sq. ft. (62.1 sq. m.)
Ballast: 6,800 lb. (3,084 kg.)
Displacement: 17,200 lb. (7,802 kg.)
Ballast/D: .40
D/L: 271
SA/D: 16.0
Water: 95 gal. (360 l.)
Fuel: 40 gal. (152 l.)
Engine: Various diesels
Designer: Ted Brewer

The all-wood interior offers volumes of room and storage. The head of the double quarter berth to starboard serves as the seat for the nav area; opposite is a large and efficient galley. In the saloon, is the L-shaped seat to port that seats owners comfortably at the drop-leaf table. A wide settee and a narrow pilot berth occupy the starboard side. The head is roomy and has a fully enclosed shower. The V-berth comfortably sleeps two.

Some use the quarter berth for storage. All items that need maintenance or repair are easily accessible. With a modified or enlarged saloon table, the interior becomes cozy and functional.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
011 52 (646) 341-2609

Detailed Information


  • LOA:  38’
  • LOD:  38’
  • LWL:  30.5’
  • Beam:  12’
  • Max Draft:  6’
  • Min Draft:  5’10”
  • Headroom:  6’3”
  • Displacement:  17,200 lbs
  • Hull material:  GRP
  • Keel type:  Fin 
  • Rudder:  Skeg-Hung (prop in apature)

Engine and propulsion

  • Engine make:  Yanmar 
  • Engine model:  4JH
  • Engine Hours:  3843
  • Fuel Type:  Diesel
  • Gal/Hr Cruise:  0.6
  • Cruising Speed:  6+ knots
  • Cruising RPM:  1800
  • Engine year:  2001
  • Total Engine Power:  44 hp
  • Number of Engines:  1
  • Propeller Type:  3-blade fixed
  • Max speed:  7 knots 
  • Bow Thruster:  No
  • Dinghy outboard:  Tohatsu 6hp Four Stroke
  • Dinghy:  Avon R-310 RIB

Tank Capacity

  • Total QTY of Fuel Tanks:  1 
  • Total Capacity:  40 Gallons
  • Fuel Tank Material:  Other
  • Total Number of Water Tanks:  2
  • Total Capacity:  100 Gallons
  • Water Tank Material:  Plastic
  • Total Number of Holding Tanks:  1
  • Total Capacity:  8 Gallons
  • Holding Tank Material:  Other 


  • Dinette Sleeps:  3
  • V-Berth Sleeps:  2
  • Quarter Berth Sleeps:  1
  • Cabins:  1 
  • Bathrooms:  1 
  • Heads:  1 


  • Refrigeration:  Adler Barbour (new head and compressor 2016)
  • Freezer:  Yes
  • Microwave:  Yes, Oster 
  • Water System:  Pressurized, elec. pump
  • Water Heater:  Yes
  • Stove:  2 burner gimballed GSI
  • Cooking fuel:  Propane
  • Sink:  Double Stainless Steel

Covers & Cushions

  • Dodger:  Yes
  • Wheel/Tiller Cover:  Yes
  • Bimini:  Yes
  • Hatches:  Screens
  • Cockpit Cushions:  Yes
  • Full Winter Covers:  Yes
  • Mainsail:  Yes 
  • Genoa:  Furling, Sunbrella UV Protection
  • Bug Screens:  Yes
  • Outboard Cover:  Yes

Electronic and Navigation Equipment

  • SSB:  No
  • Radar:   Raymarine
  • Radar Alarm:  Yes
  • VHF:  ICOM IC-M502
  • VHF#2:  Yes
  • Hailer:  Yes
  • GPS:  iPad Mount
  • AIS Receiver:  Yes
  • AIS Transponder:  No
  • Stereo:  SONY Xplode
  • Depth sounder:  Autohelm BIDATA
  • Wind speed / direction:  SIGNET System 1500 (non-functional) 
  • Autopilot:  Raymarine Autohelm ST8000
  • Autopilot remote:  No
  • Rudder Angle:  Yes
  • Plotter:  No
  • Compass:  Yes, binnacle mounted
  • Radar Detector:  Yes 

Electrical Systems

  • House Bank 1:   2x 6V Trojan (lead-acid) 450Ah
  • House Bank 1:  2x 6V Trojan (lead-acid) 450Ah
  • Battery Monitor:  Yes (analog electrical panel)
  • Invertor:  Yes
  • Generator:  No
  • Alternator:  Yes
  • AC Voltages:  110V
  • Frequency:  60Hz
  • DC Voltages:  12V
  • Battery charger:  Yes
  • Solar:  3x
  • Wind Gen:  No
  • Smart Reg:  Yes, MidNite Solar Inc. MPPT

Sails & Rigging

  • Main:  Off-shore Rate Full-Batten (2017)
  • Genoa:  Doyle 120% (2015)
  • Jib:  No
  • Spinnaker:  No
  • Sail Area:  667.00 ft2
  • Traveler:  Yes, in cockpit afore of binnacle 
  • Roller Furling:  ProFurl
  • Winches:  2x England 44 two-speed, self-tailing; 2x single-speed; 2x Lewmar ST30 on mast
  • Boom Vang:  Soft Vang
  • Mast:  Aluminum Keel-Stepped
  • Standing Rigging:  SS wire, Swagged, Chrm/brz turnbuckles, SS toggles, SS chainplate, (standing replaced 2016) 
  • Lines Led Aft:  No
  • Spinnaker Pole:  No

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor #1:  Rocna 44# (2015) 
  • Chain length/size:  160’ 3/8” high-test
  • Line:  160’ 3/4” rode
  • Anchor #2:  Delta 35#
  • Anchor #3:  Fortress-fix 16 
  • Chain:  40’ 5/16”
  • Line:  80’
  • Windlass:  Simpson Laurence Manual
  • Dinghy:  10’ Avan R-310 RIB 
  • Bow Rollers:  1x Bow, SS Rollers
  • Nav Lights:  Yes
  • Deck Lights:  No 
  • Ladder:  Yes, SS w/ wooden steps
  • Rails:  Yes, SS stern quarters
  • Dinghy Davits:  No
  • Gates:  Yes
  • Deck Material:  FRP nonskid
  • Bow Pulpit:  Stainless Rail 
  • Mast Pulpit:  No
  • Lifelines:  SS wire (new 2019) 
  • Deck Wash:  No

Mechanical Systems

  • Air Conditioning:  No
  • Bilge Pump:  Yes, RULE 
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer:  Yes, Bronze 
  • Bilge Blower:  Switch on panel, not installed
  • Fire extinguishing:  x2 Drychem ABC
  • Fuel Filters:  Yes, Racor
  • Fuel Shut Off:  Yes
  • Fresh Water Cooling System:  Yes
  • Head Type:  Jabsco Marine Manual
  • Holding Tank:   Yes
  • Heater:  No
  • Watermaker:  No
  • Propeller:  Fixed 3-blade bronze   
  • Extra Propeller:  Yes
  • Full Shaft:  Yes
  • Steering:  Wheel/Cable with Raymarine Direct Drive Hydraulic Autopilot 
  • Bow Thruster:  No
  • Transmission:  Kanzaki AR 0583
  • Windvane:  No
  • Thru-Hulls:  7x Bronze 

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets:  Yes x6
  • Lifesling:  No 
  • Life Ring:  Yes x1
  • Life-raft:  No 
  • Strobe:  Yes
  • Epirb:  Yes
  • MOB Pole:  No
  • Jacklines:  Yes
  • Harnesses:  Yes x3
  • Floating Ring:  No
  • Flares:  Yes