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A Brief History of Morgan 38 Sailboats


Mark Pearson
Staff member
There were over 600 Morgan 38 sailboats built between
the late 1960s and the 1990s. There are 5 different models as follows:
  • Charley Morgan 38 - 80 built between 1969 and 1971. Designed by Charley Morgan.
  • Morgan 382 - Ted Brewer design, ~300 built between 1977 and 1981
  • Morgan 383 - Taller mast, bigger rudder, traveler on deck, ~100 built 1982-1983
  • Morgan 384 - Slight modifications mostly cosmetic, ~100 built 1983-1984
  • Catalina/Morgan 38 - Different design, built by Catalina Yachts after they acquired Morgan Yachts, Center Cockpit, ~60 built in 1990s.
Morgan 38s have a reputation of being a solid, bluewater-capable cruising boat that does pretty well on the racecourse as well.

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