• Year:  2008
  • Length:  38'
  • Engine/Fuel Type:  Single / diesel
  • Located In:  Annapolis, MD
  • Hull Material:  Fiberglass
  • YW#:  4344-2895730
  • Current Price:  US$ 179,900 


It’s not often that we brokers come across as impeccably a maintained yacht as this 2008 Catalina 387, LORELEI.  She truly looks as feels like she just came off the line at the factory. She has been exquisitely maintained inside and out. Once you step aboard (NO shoes is the RULE -- that's how meticulous these owners are), you’ll appreciate how well cared for she really is.

Catalina first began building yachts in 1969 and immediately made their mark on the cruising world with the innovations of designer, Frank Butler. Over the following five decades, Catalina has produced a number of outstanding yachts, winning accolades and industry awards thanks to their quality and continued innovation. This Catalina 387 debuted in 2003 as the updated and enhanced version of the very popular Catalina 380 which had been in production over a successful eight year run since 1996.

Using Catalina/Morgan’s quick and sturdy C381 hull as the basis for their new beamier design, the 387 offers a larger aft cabin floor plan, more main cabin ports and hatches, and a longer cockpit for outdoor entertainment.

This is a rare opportunity to own a 'like-new' Catalina 387 for a fraction of the cost of a new boat build.



When I travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, I don’t like surprises when I get there. It’s embarrassing for me and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, I’d like to share my ratings of various systems on the boat so you’ll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. My rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being ‘perfect’ (in MY opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone’s idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit, depending on what you’re after, what you’ve seen, and your frame of reference. My goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. I’ll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.

Beyond telling you what’s great about a yacht, don’t you also want to know what it needs next? Every yacht, no matter how turn-key, needs something. Every owner has next year’s list of ‘to-do’s, right? I’ll also include in this section what I think the boat could use to take her from nearly-perfect to perfect and ready to go for an extended cruise


Overall – 9.5/10

LORELEI is nearly prestine in every respect. We seldom get to represent truly ‘turn key’ yachts but this is indeed just that. She’s seven years old but she looks like she just game from the factory. Here on the Chesapeake Bay we have about a seven month sailing season. Why is this relevant? Simple – the other five months of the year, this boat on land, winterized, and covered.  It really shows. Every spring, she gets a fresh commissioning, wash & wax job, bottom paint and a re-launch. While she is in the water during the sailing season, the owner hires a diver every month to clean the bottom. She just hasn’t aged due to the extreme diligence of extremely conscientious and thoughtful owners. Paired with the custom additions like a dock-water hook-up, custom cabinetry down below, and an anchor wash down pump, Lorelei really stands out of the pack.

Overall, what does LORELEI need? I honestly can’t think of anything if your goal is to sail the Chesapeake on weekends and week-long adventures. For those of you who want to take on longer-distance adventures, you might consider adding radar and a some kind of power generation, like a wind generator or solar.  That would allow you to remain completely disconnected from land for lengthy cruises.  An autopilot wireless remote might also be nice for long range cruising so you can adjust course while lounging away from the helm, on deck or down below.


Design – 10/10

You can’t do better than the architecturally functional layout of this yacht. Every space is smartly conceived to enhance your cruising experience. The aft owner’s stateroom is a favorite of mine – you just can’t get more acreage in any other yacht in this size/price range. The main salon is huge and comfortable for a couple or a group. I’m the chef on my boat so galleys are of particular interest to me. Lorelei’s galley is beautifully designed with oodles of storage, nice appliances and plenty of counter space – it just works.


Interior – 9.5/10

I have been hard pressed to find blemishes here. The upholstery is very durable and spotless. The flooring is in excellent shape. All the teak and joinery looks like new. The galley, sink, counter tops, stove and oven look like they’ve barely been used. These owners really keep an immaculate yacht (look at the organization of every nook and cranny throughout this boat – visible in all of the photos available).


Exterior – 9.5/10

Her gelcoat and exterior finishes are holding up very well and get washed continuously and waxed at least once a season. Her decks are pristine. Her canvas is in great shape. Her sails look brand new and are regularly serviced at the loft off season to keep them that way.  Her canvas looks like-new as well.  The strataglass is waxed and polished constantly and is holding up well.


Electronics – 9/10

Love the Raymarine suite of electronics. You have everything you need for short range cruising. I’m a big fan of music while cruising and the BOSE system (above and below decks) is awesome. The Xantrex battery monitoring panel helps with power management on multi-day cruises. The inverter makes for a seamless transition from 12V to 120V power as needed.  The Raymarine C80 plotter is perfectly placed right in your face at the helm.  If I were to cruise this yacht more extensively beyond the bay, I would add radar to the Raymarine system.


Propulsion – 10/10

The quality and diligence of an owner is most often gauged in this space. LORELEI had enjoyed a very conscientious owner who has kept systems healthy and functional. The layout of the engine room facilitates very easy access to everything for regular maintenance. This makes it easier (and cheaper) to keep them in top condition. The large opening hatch gives you unfettered access to everything. With 555 hours since new, this engine looks like it just came from the factory.



Below decks you’ll find a warm, rich inviting interior space for lounging at the end of a cruising day. A gourmet galley lies to the port, nav station to starboard, and a spacious main salon that takes advantage of LORELEI’s nearly 13’ beam completes the main living space. There’s a comfortable sitting area with a beautifully varnished coffee table between two individual seats forward of the chart table. There is a large L-shaped settee to port that offers a great space for dining or for kicking back to watch television or listen to the Bose speakers and stereo. There are two tables available for this space.  A smaller two-person dinette table and the larger full-sized leaf table (store along the port wall of the aft cabin) for when you're feeding a group.  The main salon also offers seasonal comfort with reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat. There is a ton of natural light via large side windows and four overhead opening ports.   LORELEI’s current owners have added custom cabinetry with sliding privacy doors both port and starboard to improve the ample storage throughout the salon (it is so well done it looks like it came from the factory this way).

  • Central Reverse-Cycle Heating & AC w/Digital Control Panel
  • Chart Table/Nav Station with room for expansion
  • Deck Hatches, Opening
  • Coach Roof Side Ports, Opening
  • Deluxe Settee Cushions, Cream
  • Dinette Table & Full Dining Table (stowed)
  • Electrical Outlets, AC & DC
  • Gloss Finish Woodwork Handrails, Hardwood on Both Sides
  • Custom Built Side Storage Cabinets w/Sliding Privacy Doors
  • Select Hardwood Trim Everywhere
  • Solid Teak & Holly Wood Floors
  • Stereo, AM/FM CD Plyer w/Bose Speakers
  • Sirius Satellite Radio System & Antenna
  • Velcro Shades
  • Starboard Cocktail Table Drops to create a Full Length Single Berth
  • Ample Amount of Storage Below/Behind Settees



A large gourmet galley greets you to port with Corian countertops , front and top loading fridge/freezer, stainless steel sink, 3-burner stove/oven, microwave, and lots of storage for long cruises. Chefs always demand counter space on either side of the sink and cooktop and LORELEI delivers. There are plenty of deep storage lockers and lots of refrigerator and freezer space. There is even a designated pull-out cabinet for trash. This galley just works!

  • Adler Barbour Front/Top Loading 12V Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Force 10 Gourmet 3-burner stove/oven, Gimbled
  • Electrical Outlets, AC & DC
  • Built-in Waste Bin
  • Corian Countertops
  • Deck Hatch, Opening
  • Fresh Water System Pressurized, Hot and Cold
  • Microwave - Tappar
  • 22 Gallon Hot Water Heater



This space is one of Catalina’s strong suits. They really take full advantage of the yacht’s beamy stern. There is a huge king sized athwartship berth that spans amost the entire beam of the boat. There are hanging lockers, private access to the main head, reading lights, and great ventilation with 2 large skylights that open into the cockpit as well as two hull-side opening ports. There is also a smaller 5,000 BTU dedicated reverse cycle air conditioning system that will actually run on a small 2,000W portable generator (not included) away from the dock.

  • Reverse-Cycle Heating/Air Conditioning System with Digital Control Panel services aft cabin AND owner's head
  • Berth, Double w/ upgraded Inner Spring Mattress
  • Built-In Lounge Chairs (2)
  • (2) Hanging Lockers, Cedar-Lined
  • Headboard, Padded
  • Electrical Outlets, AC and DC
  • Storage shelves
  • Ports/Hatches, (4) Opening ports
  • Private Access to Head and Shower



A lot of yachts in this size range can short change the guest quarters. Not so with this boat!  There’s a large private cabin with an offset V-berth queen. A removable V-shaped cushion practically turns the berth into a centerline queen, making it super easy to get in and out of bad up here.  Two hanging lockers offer great storage and three opening ports provide great ventilation. The 12,000 BTU air conditioning from the main salon also supports this forward cabin for heating and cooling. 

  • Offset Double berth, Queen Spring mattress
  • (2) Hanging Lockers, Cedar Lined
  • (3) Opening Ports
  • Electrical Outlets, AC and DC
  • Added V-Berth Insert Creates Full V-Berth or, when removed, the functionality of a centerline queen
  • (2) Drawers and Storage Below Berth



The head is right where it needs to – right at the base of the companionway steps for easy access when coming off watch in your foulies. As appropriate for the wet environment, it's a fiberglass space so it's very easy to keep clean. It’s a functional space with separate vanity and shower stall. It’s a walk-through head so there’s private access to the owner’s stateroom on those nights when you have a guest up forward. It’s well ventilated with an opening port and hatch. I couldn’t suggest any improvements here. I’m a tall guy at 6’2’’ and I have plenty of space in the shower (a pet peeve of mine!). The head offers great storage below the corian counter as well as behind the vanity mirror. The head has also been vented with the aft cabin air conditioning to cool down a steamy room after a shower.

  • Electric head
  • Access Door, Dual
  • Anti-Bacterial Gelcoat Wall Finishes
  • Electrical Outlets, AC and DC
  • Hatch, (1 opening)
  • Deck Ports (1 opening)
  • Adjustable Shower Head
  • Folding Shower Door
  • Vanity w/ Corian Countertop
  • Storage Behind Vanity Mirror
  • Custom Added Shelf Above Head



Face the facts…. The cockpit is the lifeblood of any fine cruising yacht. This is where you spend 90% of your time onboard. You need comfort, convenience, and easy access to all the yacht’s systems for smooth and safe sailing. Catalina has mastered the sailing cockpit. With 9 foot long cockpit seating, a folding wheel, and a beamy stern, the Catalina 387 cockpit offers the perfect space for comfortable cruising and entertaining. Long benches and seat backs are perfectly angled for comfort when heeled during an athletic day of sailing. They’re also long and wide enough to be great for napping or sleeping under the stars on warm summer nights.   The cockpit table is large and can support a full meal at anchor or snacking underway. Everything you need to sail the boat, single-handed or with crew is right at your fingertips without leaving the cockpit. The Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter is well located in a NavPod at the helm.   Mounted below on the Edson Pedestal are the Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot control and the engine panel. With minor help from the autopilot, you barely have to leave the helm to sail this boat. The primary winches are within easy reach of the helm. There’s a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo control out here as well for control of the below-decks audio system. Carrying so much beam aft, Catalina has perfected the swim platform area of their yachts. Wide, open, and easy to access, this space has become an integral part of your time at anchor.  LORELEI's current owners have also added a custom LED lighting system built into the support tubing of the dodger.  The Strataglass on the dodger is polished every year and looks brand new.

  • Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter (NavPod at Helm)
  • Raymarine 125 GPS Mounted on Stern Rail
  • Raymarine ST6002 Linear Drive Below-Decks Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60+ Speed, Wind, and Depth mounted at Companionway Hatch
  • Folding Lewmar Wheel
  • Mic for iCOM IC M422 VHF
  • 12V Outlet at Edson Pedestal
  • Single Lever Shifter/Throttle
  • Stern Rail Seats, w/ Drink Holders
  • Sony AM/FM/CD control
  • Upgraded Bose Speakers Mounted Below Stern Rail Seats
  • Custom Transom Shower, Hot and Cold
  • Walk-Through Transom w/ Swim Platform
  • Bilge Pump, Manual
  • Kato Outboard Motor Lift
  • Outboard Motor Mount, Forespar
  • Custom Dock Water Hookup
  • Folding Cockpit Table, Storage in Center
  • Support Brace Below Table for Bracing during Athletic Sailing
  • (1) Propane Locker Converted to Insulated Ice Box
  • Custom LED Lighting in Dodger
  • Strataglass in Dodger like-new
  • Custom Line Organizers in Deep Cockpit Lockers
  • Velour Covered Fenders



LORELEI has a great suite of electronics for Chesapeake Bay cruising. At the helm, a bright and high resolution Raymarine C80 chart plotter sits right in the captain’s line of sight in a Navpod for easy navigation underway. The Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control is also mounted just below the plotter allowing for easy single handing – just set the autopilot and you can step away from the helm for line handling. Raymarine's Seattle system integrates all electronics for automatic waypoint-to-waypoint route following.  Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, and depth are mounted above the companionway hatch for viewing from anywhere in the cockpit. There is a RAM mic connected at the Edson pedestal for remote control of the iCOM IC-M422 VHF radio located below at the nav station. There is also a 12V outlet at the helm for cell phone charging or running an iPad or other 12V devices while underway.


  • Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed, and Depth Instruments
  • RAM Mic for iCOM IC-M422 VHF Radio (located below decks)
  • 12V Outlet for Charging Handheld Devices


  • iCOM IC-M422 VHF Radio
  • Sony Stereo
  • Xantrex Link 2000 Battery Monitor
  • CruisAir Digital AC/Heat Control Panel
  • Profile Digital Tank Monitoring System (Fuel, Water, Waste)



  • Dual 30amp Shore Power Service
  • Profile Mulit-Tank Monitoring System (Fuel, Water, Waste)
  • (2) 120volt Switch Panels at Nav Station
  • Electric Water Heater (with engine coolant loop for hot water underway)
  • 2000w Xantrex Freedom Inverter
  • (2) 4D AGM Batteries
  • 12V Switch Panel w/ DC Voltage and DC Amp Meters
  • Updated LED Cabin Lighting Throughout Interior
  • 2-Zone CruiseAir Reverse-Cycle AC/Heat; 12,000 BTU and 5,000 BTU
  • 2 Air-Conditioning Water Pumps with Strainers
  • 12V Fresh Water Pump
  • Sony Stereo w/ SIRIUS/XM Radio
  • Link 2000 Inverter Controller/Battery Monitoring Panel
  • Very Clean Bilges, Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Cabin Fans:
  • - (1) Galley
  • - (1) Main Salon
  • - (2) V-berth
  • - (2) Owners Stateroom
  • - (1) Head



3JH4E Yanmar 40HP 3-cylinder diesel engine with only 555 hours.  Meticulously maintained and spotless.  Power delivered to the water via a MAX prop 3-blade feathering prop.  Valves adjusted regularly.  Oil changed every season.  Full engine maintenance records available.

  • 40HP Yanmar 3JH4E 3-cylinder diesel, 555 hours
  • MAX prop 3-blade feathering prop
  • Maintenance records available
  • 0.7GPH fuel consumption at cruise
  • 6.5- 7.0 knot cruising speed at 2500 rpm
  • motoring top speed:  8.0 knots
  • 7.0 knot or higher typical hull speed, sailing, beam reach, 12-14 knots of wind



This yacht is designed with ultimate simplicity and ease of handling in mind. The Selden in-mast furling system is SO simple to handle -- you seldom need the aid of a winch.  A continuous loop line on the starboard cabin top with line stoppers and a dedicated winch makes furling and unfurling the main a piece of cake. The genoa is controlled by a furling line that runs along the port toe rail forward to the bow for easy furling. With the primaries so close to the helm, single handing is so easy. Once away from the dock, set the autopilot into the wind, deploy the main and genoa from the cockpit and head out! If party hosting is your thing, there’s a ton of room in the cockpit for a bunch of people. Between the long benches, wide helm seat and twin stern rail seating, you can fit a gaggle of your closest friends aboard for a fun day on the water.  The sails are taken off the boat and serviced regularly by the Quantum Loft in Annapolis.

  • Selden In-Mast Furling Mainsail
  • 135% Catalina Genoa w/Sunbrella protective cover and Shaefer Furling system
  • anchoring tri-sail
  • Seldon Rigid Boom Vang, Adjustable
  • 6 to 1 Main Sheet Ratio
  • Garhauer traveller and blocks
  • Schaefer Model 3100 Jib Furler
  • Inboard Jib Tracks w/Adjustable Cars
  • Internal Halyards Let to Cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar 2-Speed Self-Tailing 30 Winches at Cabin Top
  • (2) Lewmar 2-Speed Self-Tailing 48 Primaries
  • Split Back Stay
  • Windex Wind Vane
  • I: 50.92 ft.
  • J: 14.67 ft.
  • P: 44.17 ft.
  • E: 15.67 ft.
  • Working Sail Area: 719 ft.
  • Designated Winch Handle Storage Just Inside Companionway Hatch
  • Delrin Bearing Racing Lewmar Blocks at Mast Base



  • Maxwell 1000 Windlass w/ Foot Controls
  • 35# fortress anchor with chain & rode
  • Full Bimini
  • Full Dodger
  • Full Sunbrella Protective Covers on all Strataglass at Dodger/Bimini
  • Blister Prevent Technology – Hull
  • Bow Pulpit – Stainless Steel
  • Deck Handrails, Stainless Steel
  • Hull, FRP/Balsa Sandwich Above Waterline, Solid FRP Bottom
  • Keel, Shoal Draft Wing Keel
  • Petit SR Epoxy Anti-Fouling Paint (2014)
  • Lifelines, Double w/2 Gates and Stainless Steel Stanchions
  • LPG Tank Storage for (1) 10LB Tank
  • Mooring Cleats, (6)
  • Stainless Steel Nonskid Deck
  • Ports, (11) Opening
  • Rubrail, Full Wrap w/ Stainless Steel Insert
  • Sliding Companionway Hatch
  • Swim Platform w/Stainless Steel Ladder Through-Bolted
  • Hull/Deck Joint w/full Rubrail
  • Through-Hull Fittings, All Bronze Below Waterline
  • Custom Canvas Covers for All Hatches and Winches
  • Dual Anchor Rollers, Both work with Maxwell 1000 Windless
  • Dual Mobri Radar Reflectors Below Second Spreader
  • Whaler Gusher Cockpit Manual Cockpit Bilge Pump
  • Solar Powered Ventilator on Cabin Top



2008 Upgrades:

  • Teak storage bins with sliding panels, port & starboard, main salon (2008)
  • Upgraded audio system with Bose speakers in main salon and cockpit (2008)
  • Aft cabin AC system ducted to head (2008)
  • Ultra-leather interior salon seating surfaces (2008)
  • Custom LED lighting in dodger tubing (2008)
  • Sunbrella protective covers for hatches, winches, and dodger strataglass (2008)
  • Raw water anchor wash down system plumbed into head sink drain (2008)
  • Cockpit locker line organizers (2008)
  • Full winter boat cover (2008)
  • Winch handle holders (2008)
  • Service Yanmar engine (adjust valves, align -- Nov. 2008)
  • Clock, barometer, temp humidity gauges (2008)
  • Fortress Anchor w/ chain and line (2008)
  • Condensate box for AC (2008)
  • Custom AC enclosure (2008)
  • Nav Pod for data instruments above companionway (2008)

Other custom updates during ownership:

  • Kato Outboard Hoist (2009)
  • Sunbrella Companionway cover (2009)
  • Custom Sunbrella hatch covers (2009)
  • VHF antenna replacement (2010)
  • Binnacle drink holder (2010)
  • Dual GE water filtration system at galley sink (2010)
  • Added furling line block and lock at cabin top (2011)
  • (1) New starter AGM Lifeline battery (2011)
  • (2) New house AGM Lifeline batteries (2011)
  • Upgraded to LED light in cabin (2011)
  • Upgraded to LED anchor light (2011)
  • Quantum main and jib stitching repairs and inspection (2011)
  • Bottom Paint: Petit Trinidad SR epoxy bottom paint (2014)
  • Bottom cleaned monthly (Continuous)
  • New engine drive belt (2014)
  • Rebuilt engine alternator (2014)
  • Dock water inlet connection (2014)
  • 5K air conditioner master board replacement and new ductwork (2015)
  • Hull compounded/waxed (2015)