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1988 Chris Craft 381 Catalina - 38'  Sale Pending

Year 1988
Length 38ft.
Price USD $62,000
Type: Pre-owned
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Builder: Chris Craft
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 21600 lbs
Engine(s): Crusader
Engine Model: FWC RH350 454
Year: 1988
Hours: 632
Engine(s) HP: 700 HP
Cruising Speed: 21 mph @ 3200 RPM
Fuel: 2 Aluminum (205 Gallons)
Water: 1 (65 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 2 (27 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Modified Vee

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Chris Craft
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 21600 lbs
Total Power: 700 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Crusader
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: FWC CH350 454
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 648
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Crusader
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: FWC RH350 454
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 632
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP
Cruising Speed: 21 mph @ 3200 RPM
Maximum Speed: 30 mph
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (65 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (205 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 (27 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Cockpit speakers
CD player
TV set - total of 4
Inside Equipment
Hot water
Electric bilge pump - four
Deep freezer
Battery charger
Electric head - two
Air conditioning - 3 units
Microwave oven
Sea water pump
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Bimini Top - complete enclosure


She will sleep up to 6 persons in two staterooms and the salon. There are two head/shower compartments; the one in the aft cabin also has a bath tub. Her salon/galley refit is tastefully done with custom convertible dinette, L-shaped seating, new headliners, teak and holly sole, dark blue carpeting and new blinds and shams to compliment her interior. A flat screen TV and updated stereo system provide entertainment.

Her staterooms both have head/shower compartments, and large, comfortable berths. The aft bed is larger than king size. Generous storage exists in both staterooms, with plenty of drawers and hanging lockers. She has TVs in each stateroom.Three air conditioning/heat units maintain interior comfort throughout the boat. 


Her complete galley has a black and stainless Galley Maid electric stove, Panasonic microwave, Norcold refirgerator/freezer-apartment sized, Krups coffee maker, double stainless sink and a toaster oven. The entire boat is served with pressure hot/cold water, she has a dockside water fitting as well. Her water heater was replaced recently.

She has an icemaker and refrigerator in the cockpit, opposite the helm.


All decks have been refinished with Imron. They encircle the flushdeck with port and starboard boarding gates, and she has railings all around the boat.. She can also be boarded  from the swim platform. She  has a very substantial welded radar arch. Her bow pulpit has a 35H Danforth anchor, stored on an anchor roller. There is approx. 150' of 1/2 in. rode in the anchor locker. The bow pulpit has "fish eye" docking lights, and transom area has 4 sets of blue underwater lights and there is a remotely operated search light.Nav and docking lights are LED.

She comes equipped with appropriate docklines and fenders, very nice foredeck seating, dark blue canvas top and side and aft curtains with screens for a cockpit and deck enclosure. All exterior stainless and chrome are in excellent condition.


She's equipped with an Onan 6.5 Kw generator and two 120 volt shore power connections with  30 amp cords. Her electrical panel is fused and has circuit breakers for ship's power, and circuit breakers for the shore power system. There are 2 four-way battery switches, four 12 volt 27 series batteries. She has crossover locks for switching to generator operation, and a professional Mariner Newpro 20/35 battery charger.


Electronics include a Standard Horizon VHF at the helm, another with a MIC Ram microphone in the main cabin. Raymarine Tridata depth, knot/log, Raytheon RL80C GPS/Plotter, and radar and  model 7000+autopilot instruments are in her custom helm station dash.

She also has an excellent stereo system throughout the boat, and a flat screen TV in the cockpit, and two more below. There's also a XM/ Sirius ipod dock

Mechanical and Safety Equipment

She has three AC/heat units, four bilge pumps, closed cooling on the engines and generator,sea strainers, trim tabs and two holding tanks with deck pump out fittings. Her transmissions are Borg Warner Velvet Drives with 4 blade bronze props. Engines have electronic ignition for rapid starts and smooth idling.The twinscan Flowscan tachometers and fuel flow gages help optimize fuel consumption.

 Safety gear includes two hand held fire extinguishers, a Scentry gas vapor detector, 6 PFD type II, flares, and distress flag.


The bottom was blasted and barrier coated, and new CPP ablative type paint applied in 2010. Stripes were also repainted then.

Her Onan Generator has very low hours ( under 50)


This is a very exceptional boat!  Numerous updates combined with classic appearance make her a "must see" if you are looking for a vessel in this size range!


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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