Funklikity | 1978 Hughes 38 MkIII Sloop

Iroquois, ON, CA


The Hughes 38 was affectionally known as a "Gentleman's Racer". Sporting the classic lines of a Sparkman & Stevens designed hull, she is a rugged and stable bluewater sailboat, capable of withstanding almost any weather condition.

Funklikity has many custom upgrades which set her apart from all the other Hughes 38's on the market.She is Blue Book registered and is very roomy belowdecks. Both settees convert to double berths, and the v-berth is truly a large sleeping area. She also has a spacious head and lots of storage.

She is an estate sale so there are a few projects to finish up before she is launched. The owner appears to have spent an enormous amount of time and money on her. She boasts relatively new electronics, 5 newer Andersen self-tailing winches, very well kept interior, epoxy barrier coat on her hull and more. She has been Awlgripped at some point with a beautiful dark blue and her comfortable cockpit will keep her owners-to-be safe and sound. Her Atomic 4 engine appears to have been rebuilt fairly recently and she has a new fuel tank for the new owners to install. As well, she has a very favourable 2023 Insurance Survey that can be shared.

Funklikity appears to have lived a very pampered life. She is a very safe and enjoyable boat for the discerning sailor.


  • Length: 38ft
  • Builder: Hughes Boatworks Ltd.(CAN)
  • Beam: 10' 2"
  • Draft: 5' 9"
  • Year: 1978
  • Displacement: 14500 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 8.5
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Hughes Boatworks Ltd.(CAN)
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stevens
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 38 ft
  • Length Waterline: 27 ft
  • Max Draft: 5' 9"
  • Displacement: 14500 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 6400 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 10' 2"


  • Total Power: 25
  • Engine Brand: Universal
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Engine Model: Atomic 4 - appears rebuilt
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 25 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (45 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Anchor: 45 lb. Plow
  • Anchor Chain: 50 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 100 feet
  • Batteries: 2 x 12v batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
  • Bilge Blowers
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Alternator Info: High Output Balmar
  • Barrier Coat: Epoxy barrier coat on hull
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Cabin Curtains
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Cockpit Table
  • Fenders: 8
  • Head: Manual
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 1 x 45 feet
  • Survey Year: Insurance Survey 2023
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole


  • BBQ: Propane rail mounted
  • Refrigerator: 12v coldplate refrigeration
  • 2-burner propane Stove with Oven

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook: 2
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguishers: 3
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 2


  • Auto Pilot: Raymarine ST4000
  • Chart-Plotter: Raymarine GPS RN 300
  • Compass: Ritchie compass on binnacle
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine ST60
  • Knot Meter: Raymarine ST60
  • Sum Log: Raymarine ST60
  • Wind Speed Indicator: Raymarine ST60
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo: Clarion CD Player
  • VHF with DSC: ICOM M604 VHF Marine radio
  • SSB: Radio Shack DX394 Receiver

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Blue
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Winter Cover: Custom aluminum frame only

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Full
  • Rig: Sloop
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Rigging: SS Wire
  • Mainsail: Full battened in good condition
  • Traveler: On coachroof
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Headsail 1: 135% in good condition
  • Roller Furling: Harken 3000
  • DRS: Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with snuffer
  • Whisker Pole
  • Boom Vang
  • Topping Lift
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Snatch Blocks: 2
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 2 x Anderson #46 primary winches, 2 x Anderson #40 secondary winches and 1 x #28 Anderson Coachroof Winch
  • Winch Handles: 2
  • Wheel Steering with Navpod on binnacle


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.


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Funklikity | Hughes 38 MkIII Sloop 38ft

CAD$ 34,900

Iroquois, ON, CA

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