"Juggernaut" is lightly used and ready to go! Her current owner's plans have changed since he spent a lot of money re-coring and repainting the decks and cockpit with Awlgrip in 2016.
The Aerodyne 38 was designed as a fast easy-to-sail "cruiser / racer" with comfortable accommodations. Cockpit size and interior space are carefully balanced to achieve this dual role. Good performance was high on the priority list. The result is an attractive, easily handled, contemporary "club racer" with plenty of space on deck and a lot of volume down below. This type of hull-form combines very good reserve stability with low wetted surface - a boat that sails well across the wind range. She sails at low heel angles, which improves both comfort and the efficiency of the rig and foils. On the performance side the design is influenced by developments in both Open Class BOC/Vendee Globe types and fast round-the-buoys designs, not handicapped by restrictive "rating" rules. The Aerodyne 38 also benefits from the designer's experience with successful long-distance custom cruising yachts.
Main Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
Build Year: 1999
Model Year: 1999
LOA: 37' 9" (11.51m)
The Aerodyne 38 has a well-lit, comfortable interior with excellent ventilation. The drawings show the layout, with double cabins forward and aft, each with their own hanging lockers and stowage areas.
The saloon has settee-berths on either side, with lockers and shelves outboard. Six can sit around the drop-leaf table, which has bottle storage in the center section.
At the base of the companionway, the head, with sink, lockers, and foul-weather gear stowage, is to port, and a well-ventilated, comfortable aft cabin is to starboard. The ‘C’-shaped galley is forward of the aft cabin, with a double sink on centerline over the engine generous drawers, and an ice-box outboard. There are lockers above the two-burner stove/oven. This is a good seagoing galley.
There is a full-size nav. station opposite the galley, with a chart locker, recess for a laptop computer, drawers, storage under the seat. The electrical panel and electronics are outboard, where they are easy to see and use. Tools and a waste bin are kept under the companionway steps.
Electronics and Navigation
- Navman GPS at nav station
- B&G Hydra 2000 repeater at nav station
- (2) B&G Hydra 2000 instruments at companionway for speed, depth, etc.
- B&G Wind at companionway
- Raymarine ST6000 linear drive autopilot
- Fusion stereo system with speakers in salon and cockpit
- (1) 4D house battery
- (1) Group 31 engine battery
- 30 Amp shore power connection with 50' cord
- Galvanic isolator
- North 3DI main (2012)
- Dacron delivery main
- North 3DI jib (2012)
- North 3DL staysail
- North 3DL jib
- Storm jib
- (2) North assymetrical gennakers with socks
- Sunbrella mainsail cover
DECK AND RIGGING
The Aerodyne 38′s cockpit is 11.5 ft (3.5m) long! Not only is it well-laid-out for a racing crew, but in cruising mode adds considerable outdoor living space and yet will drain quickly through the transom, should a sea come aboard. The cockpit seats are wide and long enough to sleep on.
The wheel is large, to allow steering from the side-deck, and well-placed foot-cleats are provided for the helmsman when standing behind the wheel. There is also a cleat down the center of the “crew” cockpit for bracing when sailing upwind, and the space between the seats, over 3 ft. (1m), is wide enough for a good cockpit table. There is a big locker to port, and propane is in a dedicated locker to starboard, aft.
All sail controls lead aft to rope-clutches and winches on the cabin top. Main halyard, reefing, vang, spinnaker halyard, headsail furling, bowsprit and spinnaker controls are all handled from here. The bowsprit retracts into a waterproof housing, with service access down below. There are adjustable genoa cars, and a Tides Strong track on the mast for easy hoisting and lowering of the mainsail.
Going forward, the side-decks are wide and unobstructed, helped by the outboard shrouds, and the anchor is stowed in its own flush locker, which also houses the recessed jib-furling drum.
The Aerodyne 38 has an innovative recessed toe rail running around the perimeter of the entire deck, giving a secure footing, and making it comfortable for hiking out.
"Juggernaut's" black Sunbrella dodger protects the forward part of the cockpit.
The Aerodyne 38 has a well-proportioned fractional rig set well back in the boat to balance the full-triangle (non-overlapping) jib’s size with that of the main. The jib furling drum is recessed below the deck so it is as efficient for racing as it is for cruising, and the big mainsail, which features single-line reefing, has a long traveler to allow its power to be easily controlled.
The spars are aluminum and the shrouds are outboard at the hull for strength and better staying angles. The Aerodyne 38 will sail well under mainsail alone.
- (2) Lewmar ST48 primary winches on the coamings
- (2) Lewmar ST40 secondary winches on the coamings
- (2) Lewmar ST48 halyard winches on the cabin top
There are a total of 12 Spinlock rope clutches forward of the cabin top winches.
The Lewmar adjustable jib cars and tracks were installed new in 2016.