With a traditional full keel, cutaway forefoot and integral rudder, AGAVE is the epitome of the word “classic.” With a lower-profile hull and long swooping, graceful sheerline, she is truly beautiful to behold.
Designed by famed Hinckley Bermuda 40 designer Bill Tripp, the LeComte 38 was built in Holland to very high standards. She’s a great looking, great sailing boat with a yawl rig -- a rarity in today’s mainstream market.
AGAVE had a major refit in 2013, including new alternator, chart plotter, inverter, batteries, updated mast wiring, LED lights and new Carinthia Blue Awlgrip topsides.
Please contact Chet Hartshorn at (401) 965-1370, mobile, or via e-Mail at chartshorn@WellingtonYachts.com for detailed information about this yacht.
AGAVE’s traditional layout starts at the forepeak with the chain locker, followed directly by the V-berth with filler insert cushion. An overhead hatch and opening port add light and ventilation to this space. Ample lockers and drawers provide storage.
Just aft to port is a head with manual marine toilet plumbed to a holding tank, a sink with hot and cold pressure water and shower. Across from the head is a wet locker.
The main salon has straight settees to port and starboard that slide inboard for wider berths. Pilot berths are located outboard, above the settees. The centerline table has double drop leaves and can accommodate six.
The galley is aft to port with a two-burner propane stove with removable cover, stainless steel sink with pressure hot and cold water and a large icebox with Frigiboat refrigeration. Built-in storage for plates and cups adds a lovely woodworking detail.
The interior is finished in Herreshoff style with white bulkheads, varnished mahogany trim and varnished teak and holly sole. The interior is light, airy and inviting, with a very traditional appeal.
The hull is solid fiberglass, hand laid with structural floors fore and aft. The hull Gelcoat was peeled and barrier-coated (2004) by Jamestown Boatyard in RI. The cabin was given three coats of primer then painted with a non-skid pattern, as before. The deck is fiberglass with Airex core and marine plywood core in high-load areas where deck hardware is installed. The interior structural bulkheads are isolated from the hull with Airex and secured with heavy secondary glass tabbing. The keel is externally hung lead. This is a heavily-laid hull with a soft entry so she won’t pound in a seaway. Several years ago, the hull was damaged while sailing in the Bahamas, but she sailed back on her own bottom to Florida where repairs were made professionally. Hull is Carinthia Blue Awlgrip by Hinckley in RI (2013) with painted cabin top and single white boot stripe.
Sometimes referred to as a “B-40 for the buyer on a budget,” the Tripp-designed LeComte 38 is a true classic.
A knowledgeable and traditionally-oriented yachtsman will appreciate the special character AGAVE offers.
AGAVE’S owner has purchased a larger sailing yacht and is anxious for offers. The price reflects this desire and the fact that AGAVE is not a new boat.
One Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871