Total Eclipse

  • 38.5'
  • 1989
  • Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
  • $59,000


                    <<<<<< BIG PRICE REDUCTION.....WAS $85,000....NOW REDUCED TO $59,000 >>>>>
The Frers 38 is a true dual purpose cruiser/racer designed by world renown Naval Architect German Frers. TOTAL ECLIPSE is fully equipped for performance cruising and her owners have been very fastidious in her maintenance and upgrades over the years.
Set-up for easy of handling, with a Harken roller furler, Dutchman System for the fully battened mainsail, autopilot and all lines led aft to the cockpit. A few of her most recent upgrades include a new Yanmar diesel engine (300 hours), new instruments, new Ultrasuede interior cushions and the deep draft keel was replaced with a custom Jim Taylor performance shoal keel, which has exceeded her owners expectations in every regard. If you are considering a well maintained cruiser/racer in this size range, we highly suggest you take a look at TOTAL ECLIPSE.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: 38
  • Model Year: 1989
  • YearBuilt: 1989
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 38' 6" (11.73m)
  • LWL: 30' 1" (9.17m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 12' 0" (3.66m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
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  • Displacement: 13,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 93 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 15 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 24 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass Sandwich
  • Hull Configuration: Bulb Keel
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: German Frers
  • Hull Color: Navy Blue
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


"Total Eclipse" sleeps 6 in 3 cabins including: private cabin forward with V-berth and custom 6' mattress '13 by Onboard Interiors, two single settees (port & starboard) in main cabin and a private aft cabin with double berth. Just aft of the forward cabin is the private head with large hanging locker and storage opposite. The main cabin has opposing settees with fold-up dinette table. An "L"shaped galley is aft to starboard with the aft facing nav station opposite. A private aft cabin is located to port, aft of the nav station. The main cabin has a varnished teak interior finish including new cabin sole '13. The galley and nav station are at foot of companionway. The main cabin upholstery is Lt blue Ultrasuede '13 by Onboard Interiors. Interior ventilation and light provided by 4 opening hatches, 6 opening ports and a passive solar-operated vent fan. There is a marine head with holding tank and 'Y' valve and the head has a mirrored vanity with a hot and cold pressure water system as well as a built-in nosal for shower, sump pump, hamper and storage locker. 'Total Eclipse' features a spacious and comfortable interior, with large berth's and a huge galley area. 


Large top-loading ice box with ample insulation. 3 burner propane stove and oven (cockpit propane valve and hose replaced in '13); dual aluminum galley sinks with hot & cold pressure water system; additional foot pump for fresh water system; storage lockers; utensil drawers; waste basket; excellent storage for provisions and equipment.


  • Ritchie SP5 binnacle mounted at helm.
  • Raymarine depth, knot/log/ wind '08
  • Raymarine E80 Chartplotter mounted at helm '08
  • Raymarine Radar '08, mounted on new Questus gimbled radar-mount '13
  • Icom VHF
  • Stereo AM/FM/CD player
  • Raymarine Autohelm '08

Electrical Equipment

2-12 volt heavy-duty batteries '09, Bass Distribution circuit panel, lightning grounded, 110-Volt Shore Power w/ Cord, 50 AMP Alternator, All nav lighting changed to LED '08.

Sails and Rigging

North 135% Norlam Genoa 1999, Hood 150% Spectra Genoa 1989, Hood 110% Spectra Jib 1989, Hood Main Fulbatten Dacron '89 w/Dutchman System, Hood 1.5 oz. Spinnaker 1989 (lght use). Every year, sails are set to sailmaker for inspection, service and cleaning.

  • Triple Spreader Custom Hall Spar
  • Hall Quick Vang
  • Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster (Integral)
  • Harken Roller Furler (Bearings replaced '13)
  • Harken Adjustable Genoa Cars
  • Halyards led aft to Rope Clutches (replace in '13) and st winches
  • Cunningham
  • Mainsheet Traveller Aft in cockpit
  • Rod rigging replaced in '08

Deck Equipment

Edson pedestal folding wheel w/leather cover and pedestal guard; 6 Barient winches 2x28AST primary winches, (2x28A, 2x24 AST control winches); Instrument console above the companionway; Painted aluminum Hall spar & boom with rod rigging; Harken adjustable genoa tracks; Full spinnaker gear; Harken "Split-drum"roller furling system bearing replaced in '13; Dutchman system for mainsail; Hydraulic backstay adjuster; Bow & stern pulpits w/stanchions and double lifelines '08; Boarding gates port & starboard; engine panel at helm with, oil pressure alarm; water temperature alarm; fuel, screens for opening ports and hatches; 35# "Plow"anchor w/chain & rode; docklines & fenders; fire extinguishers; boat hook; all required running rigging. Cockpit table, cockpit cushions, Dodger replaced in '05, with windows and zippers replaced in '12. MOB Life-ring w/strobe.


  • Fairclough winter cover w/frame
  • Anchor(Danforth), Chain & Rode
  • Electric & Manual Bilge Pumps.
  • Flares, 4 Docklines,4 Fenders, 1 Boathook, 3 Fire extinguishers, 6 Life preservers,  Horn, Swimladder, Screens.
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