The Baltic 38DP was designed when Doug Peterson stood atop cruiser/racer naval architecture and the Finnish boat builder Baltic was establishing a new high-tech construction standard. With the elegance of beautiful joinery above and below deck, and a powerful masthead rig, the Baltic 38DP was a rare find even then, a true dual-purpose boat. The interior is particularly ingenious, with a centerline double in a comfortable after cabin, plus roomy navigation, galley and salon areas.
Hull and deck construction was of balsa-cored fiberglass with further strengthening in critical areas. The rig and hardware, much of it renovated in 2004, is in good working order. True to its competitive heritage, weight placement of tanks, batteries and engine are optimal for stability and performance.
Shoshanna is a lightly used two-owner boat, spending several years on the hard while her owner was out of the country. Fittingly she was equipped as a cruiser racer, and even has some exceptionally fresh North 3DL sails retaining excellent shape.
- Teak decks (2004)
- Topsides LPU paint (2004)
- New batteries (2020)
- Centerline double in aft cabin
- North 3DL main and headsail
- Maxprop-3 blade propeller
|Name of vessel||Shoshanna|
|Model||Baltic 38 DP|
|Engine model||Yanmar 3HMF|
|Engine hours||approx. 3000|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||30|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||48|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)|
The Baltic 38DP interior is a true exercise in use of space. Baltic specialized in creating exceptional cruiser-racers at a time when yachts were expected to do both well. It was accomplished with a combination of advanced (for the time) construction techniques and innovative solutions to allow both the interiors and deck layouts to meet these needs. Below decks, angled bulkheads and other fixed interior components were utilized to maximize space. Above decks, a large bridge deck allowed ease-of-movement and more space for the aft cabin.
Utilizing the International Offshore Rule-induced beam, an aft cabin was created with 5’10” headroom and a centerline double berth. This aft cabin has port and starboard seats and an abundance of storage for clothes and personal effects. The space around the bed is surprisingly roomy, a result of the engine being given a vee-drive so the transmission could be located under the stairs. There are four opening ports to provide ventilation.
The galley is L-shaped and adjacent to the companionway. Two stainless steel sinks are near centerline. The large, well-insulated stainless-steel lined ice box is cooled by a newer water-cooled refrigeration unit. There is a three-burner ENO propane stove and oven with Marinetics propane solenoid switch. Just aft of the galley is a hanging locker. The hot water tank is located in a separate locker under the companionway and over the engine. Lockers outboard, four drawers and spaces below the sink and oven provide ample storage for coastal cruising.
The head is to starboard, with separate entrances from the aft stateroom and main salon. The toilet discharges to a holding tank and has a Y-valve for overboard disposal where legal. The sink has a foot pump for fresh water and a pullout mixing telephone type faucet for showers.
The navigation station is to starboard immediately forward of the head. This is a spacious navigation center for both the instrumentation and the navigator himself or herself. The Baltic produced AC and DC electrical panel are on the aft wall of the navigation station.
The main salon is enveloped in luxurious teak, with opposite settees and ample storage in lockers and shelves outboard. Headroom is 6’2”, tapering gently to the forward cabin where there’s 5’10”. There is a centerline drop-leaf table with integral storage. It is centered around the keel stepped mast, giving it a firm attachment point while making the mast unobtrusive. With the leaves extended, a crew of six could have a comfortable sit-down dinner. The teak and holly floors were finished in 2021.
The forward cabin is exceptionally comfortable for a yacht of this size. Because the head is aft, there is space for additional storage and ample hanging lockers to port and starboard. There are flip-out reading lights, plus overhead lights, both to port and starboard.
Marinetics solenoid switch
ENO 3-burner stove and oven
Prisms over galley and nav station
Fluorescent lighting in main cabin
Reading lights at all berths
Centerline drop leaf table
Volvo Ardic O41D diesel heater, 3000 watt (non-operational)
Refrigeration, 12-Volt water-cooled
11-gallon Seaward hot water tank, heated by shore power or engine
Tankwatch holding tank monitor
Red courtesy floor lighting in all cabins
Hot and cold pressure water w/ 45 PSI Sureflo pump and Jabsco accumulator
Galley sinks with pressurized water and foot pumped fresh and salt water faucets
Teak and holly cabin soles (refinished 2020)
Electronics and Navigation
B&G hydra 2000, new in 2004, with GPS, compass with control display in the nav station, connected to a NEMA bus.
B&G deck repeaters: windspeed, 360 wind, two digital programmable displays
Raystar 120 GPS receiver
Raymarine Ray 215 DSC VHF with cockpit handset
Raymarine hsb2 plus color LCD display
Raymarine RL80C Pathfinder radar scanner w/ speed, depth and heading
NEC Opticlear Multisync LCD monitor
Kenwood KDC 7003 stereo
Kenwood speakers in main cabin
Speakers in cockpit
Hella fan in nav station
Autohelm 5000 Nautech autopilot
6” Danforth binnacle compass
Yanmar 3HMF diesel engine, 30 HP
Shoshanna’s engine received extensive maintenance (2020) including new seawater pump, heat exchanger removal and reinstallation, and new gaskets, hoses and O-rings as called for
MaxProp 3-blade feathering propeller
Racor Parker R245 fuel filter
Teknoflex single lever engine control
Deck and Hull
Shoshanna has beautiful, well-preserved teak decks newly installed in a 2004 refitting. The bridge deck provides a platform for the traveller and mainsheet winch, with the companionway forward. Halyards and controls are led adjacent to companionway. Seat lockers are surprisingly large considering the space devoted to aft cabin. There is a Navtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang, controllable from the port side of the cockpit.
(2) aft seat lockers
(2) Deck prisms provide additional light over nav station and galley
(2) mooring cleats forward
(2) mooring eyes at stern
(2) midships chocks
Novalift outboard lift
Maxwell 800 windlass
5/16” anchor chain
33# Bruce anchor
Mast boot (2020)
12-volt DC electrical system with separate engine starting and service battery banks, new gas type in 2019. Charging by alternator off engine or 110-volt Xantrex battery charger replaced in 2004. 110-volt shore power system.
Balmar MC-614 regulator
Xantrax Freedom battery charger
(4) Lifeline Group 31 AGM batteries, 105 amp hours (2020)
Shunts led to navigation station for battery monitors
Sails and Rigging
North 3DL mainsail
Dutchman mainsail furling system (not installed)
Harken mainsail track and cars
North 3DL genoa
Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker
Double spreader aluminum mast
Spectra running backstays
(2) genoa halyards
(2) tapered spinnaker halyards
Spinnaker pole topping lift
(2) Lewmar 48 3-speed secondary winches
(2) Lewmar 48 ST primary winches
(2) Lewmar 40 ST cabintop winches
(2) Lewmar 40 3-speed winches at mast
Lewmar 40 2-speed winch at mast
Lewmar 42 2-speed at mast
Lewmar 40ST centerline mainsheet winch
(4) winch handles
Harken adjustable genoa tracks
(2) large turning blocks to cockpit winches
Centerline staysail track on foredeck
Harken 4:1 traveler
Harken genoa furler
Inboard end spinnaker pole lift track on mast (no pole)
(8) Antal Grip 10 clutches on cabintop
Retractable bowsprit for asymmetrical spinnaker (not installed)
Tankage and Plumbing
Par electric bilge pump model 34600 000
(2) Manual Bilge Pumps, one in cockpit and one in main cabin
Sureflo diaphragm water pump
Jabsco accumulator tank
(2) water tanks, stainless total capacity 48 gallons, under port settee with distribution manifold
Fuel tank 30 gallons, stainless, under starboard settee
Miscellaneous and Safety
Old cable runners
(2) radar reflectors not installed
Misc guidebooks and charts
Flare kit (flares out of date)
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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