The Boat

“Silver Lining” is a 1973 Seafarer 38C TM. We acquired the boat in poor shape in 2006 and began what became a major refit.  She weighs about 17,000 pounds, has a 10’5″ beam and a 4.5′ draft. Its 38ft, plus a 2ft bowsprit, plus dinghy davits for an overall length of 47ft.

The boat was designed by Phillip Rhodes and built by Seafarer Yachts in New york in 1973. Phillip Rhodes kept one as his personal boat, and if that is not something to judge a boat by, I don’t know what is; his daughter still sails it. Seafarer never really took off as a company and went under in the early 1980’s when all of the other boat companies were going bankrupt around the same time. Originally the boats were built in Holland. They are little known, but generally well liked boats by the people who own them and several have done extensive cruising.

This is the boat two years ago in the Gulf Islands BC (old windows and dodger)

The boat in 2012 in Chacala MX

Sea of Cortez, with the Sierra Grande mountains in the background.

Galley and Dinette


Settee and companionway

This is the first page of the original sales brochure


This is the second page of the sales brochure

This is the third page of the sales brochure

This is the fourth page of the sales brochure



4 thoughts on “The Boat

  1. Now I see. I saw this site but didn’t think it was you. So what prompted this trip? I noticed you have a new address in Prosser. This is your boat…

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  3. would like to know where you bought your dodger?? i have a 1973 38c mine had a mizzin sail that I took off, so my rear main stay is one that splits to 2 over cockpit. I need a dodger and canopy before going to Caribbean.

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