• 38'
  • 1980
  • Brunswick, Georgia, United States
  • $49,000


"Saben" is a one-of-a-kind go-anywhere Dutch steel cruiser!

This Dutch-built steel staysail sloop was built in 1980 and fully refitted in 1993 when her current owners bought her. She has sailed more than 20,000 miles along the coast of Europe, has crossed the Atlantic, has been to Alaska, and extensively cruised the US. East Coast and the Caribbean. Now, she is ready for her next adventure and outfitted to go anywhere.

Her construction is unique in that she is a round-chine Dutch-steel vessel, and she possesses the presence of a world-cruiser, with beautiful lines and a seaworthy demeanor. Her current owner has sailed her for 19 years and has cruised her up the Pacific Coast to Alaska, then back down and through the Panama Canal and back up to her current location. She is truly ocean-ready. She has been loved and cared for, and inspires confidence as a bluewater vessel. Among the equipment that makes her so unique are:

  • 2003 Universal 38 HP diesel engine with low hours
  • Rust-free bilge
  • Furuno Radar only two years old
  • Raymarine navigation instruments only three years old
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Forward cabin has been converted to workshop (can easily be used for sleeping quarters as well)
  • Xantrex 1 W inverter
  • Adler Barber 12 V Refrigeration
  • 130 watt solar panel on custom arch
  • Givens 6-person liferaft
  • All teak interior, Dutch craftsmanship
  • Large double berth aft
  • 3 pilot berths
  • Non-skid deck
  • Spectra water maker
  • Icom HF radio
  • So much more!

Call today! This is a boat that will take you anywhere and is a proven passagemaker. There are few steel boats that have been so lovingly maintained, and this one is special.

Boat Name

Keel: Fin
LOA: 37 ft 11 in
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
LWL: 30 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Ballast: 8736 lbs
Dry Weight: 21280 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Year Built: 2003
Engine Model: 38 HP
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 38 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (130 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (35 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic
Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 1
Navigation center
Wind speed and direction
Furling genoa
Battened mainsail
Storm jib
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Marine head
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Fresh water maker
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel
Mainsail cover
Bimini Top
Cockpit cover
Genoa cover


Entering the companionway, you will find an ample galley to port and a well-planned navigation station, with a swivel chair, to starboard. Aft of the companionway and underneath the cockpit is a large double berth with a curtain for privacy.

Heading forward, you step down into the salon area, where there is a spacious u-shaped dinette to port and a settee to starboard. The forward cabin has been converted into a workshop, complete with a workbench and bench-vise, as well as fastidiously organized storage. The cabin could easily be converted back to a berthing area, or could be kept as-is by an owner who wants to be able to easily perform repairs while at sea.

The head is spacious and is located to the port. All new plumbing and a new holding tank have been installed.

The feel of the interior is luxurious because of the fine teak detailing everywhere. This is a solid and seaworthy vessel, and feels as much. No detail has been spared. There is ample storage for long-term cruising, the boat combines comfort and functionality perfectly.

Some bonuses:

  • All LED cabin lights
  • Many fans
  • Deck prisms
  • Large Lewmar hatches for ventilation
  • Adler Barber 12V refrigeration
  • Removable cabin air conditioner
  • Propane Taylor 2 burner galley stove and oven
  • Folding dining table
  • Net lee-cloths
  • More-than-ample storage
  • Large and comfortable double-berth
  • 2 hanging lockers, teak lined
  • All-teak interior


The boat was repowered in 2003 with a fresh-water cooled Universal 38 HP diesel. Hours are low and the engine is easily accessible for maintenance.


Tanks are integral and located in the keel, which is divided into three sections (the forward contains lead ballast, the central contains a 130 gallon water tank, and the aft contains a 65 gallon fuel tank. This arrangement frees up the hull area of the boat for extra storage.


"Saben" is welded 5mm mild steel on 1.25" angle frames and 18" centers. Hulled is faired and there are no hard chines. Her Dutch craftsmanship is evident in interior and exterior detail.

Ground Tackle
  • 55 lb. plow anchor with 160 feet od 10 MM chain and 300 feet 5/8 nylon rode
  • Danforth on stern with 25 feet chain
  • Spare anchor

  • Givens 6-person liferaft
  • Man-overboard pole

Navigation & Electronics
  • Furuno Radar 2014
  • ST-60 Raymarine Navigation Instruments 2014
  • Extensive selection of cruising guides aboard
  • Standard Horizon Chart Plotter
  • Aries Windvane
  • Standard Horizon VHF with remote mic
  • Icom M802 HF radio
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Xantrex inverter
  • 120 Amp spare alternator
  • Ferris water-powered generator
  • 130 watt solar panel on arch
  • Meteoman barometer and barograph
  • Spectra watermaker--9 GPH, only 5 years old
  • All new LED cabin lights
  • All new cabin fans
  • Portable cabin air conditioner

  • Winchard tethers
  • Sewing machine
  • New canvas
  • Large Lewmar hatches
  • Deck prisms
  • Multiple schematics aboard for all systems
  • Taylor 2 burner stove, oven and toaster oven
  • Fresh- and satwater washdown in cockpit
  • Nonskid decks
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • Custom workbench and tool storage
  • Deove epoxy and foal insulation

  • Standing rigging replaced in 2009
  • All running rigging lead back to cockpit for easy singlehanding

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CUSTOM BUILT
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Harlinger Jactbouw Cumulant 38
  • Model Year: 1980
  • YearBuilt: 1980
  • 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: 1/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 38' 0" (11.58m)
  • LWL: 30' 5" (9.27m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 10' 6" (3.20m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 6" (1.98m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 21,280 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 130 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 35 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 35 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Universal
  • Model: 38 HP
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel