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1938 Custom Yawl

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1938
Length 58 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Thomas Brothers

58' Custom Yawl '38 "Jada"

JADA is the only all-wooden historical yacht available for charter in San Diego and both she and the business are looking for a new owner/operator. Prior to entering into the Charter world she had a very successful racing career having won the Race to Tahiti in 1969 and twice placed 2nd in Transpac. She still performs with speed and grace. The current owner purchased her in 2007. Completely restored her and got the Coast Guard to certify her for Charter for up to 38 passengers. For a little history on this great vessel go to the SailJADA website. Link is in More Info: Additional Media below 


Year Built 1938
Category Sail
Length Overall 68 ft
Length Of Deck 58 ft
Beam 13 ft
Cabin Headroom 6 ft
Construction Wood
Keel Full Keel
Min Draft 9 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 42 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1500
Maximum Speed 14 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 50 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Steel
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 20 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 20 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Displacement 42,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4.236 series
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 42hp
Propeller Type: 3 Blade

Chain locker forward followed by a V-berth/storage cabin. Next aft to starboard is a large storage locker followed by an upper and lower berth with drawers under. Opposite to port is a large enclosed head with an electric toilet, stainless steel sink and ample storage.

Next aft is a U-shaped dinette to port followed by the navigation station adjacent to the companionway while to starboard is the galley/charter workstation area,

JADA’s interior was completed by master craftsmen using the finest teak available.


Pressure fresh water system


Electronics and Navigation

Binnacle compass

Hand-held GPS

West Marine VHF radio

Hand-held VHF


12V DC and 110V AC

(2) Grp 27V house batteries

(1) Grp 87V engine start battery

Battery selector switch

Battery charger

(2) shore power cords


(2) anchors with 250’ rode

Electric windlass with manual override

Hard dodger

Canvas: (4) hatch covers, (4) dorade box covers, wheel cover, binnacle cover, large tent cover

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Cushions for seating (28) adults on deck

(7) stainless steel dorade vents

Deck caulked and plugged June 2022


Actual LOA: 68’

Last bottom paint – 3/2022

Hull is constructed with Yellow Cedar planks over Live Oak frames. She is Coast Guard inspected every other year on the hard with the most recent being March 2022. Inspected and cleaned by a professional diver monthly.

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Wood deck-stepped mast

Mainsheet traveler

Mast steps


Mainsheet with 4:1 purchase led to coach top winch

Halyard winches mounted on masts

(2) Barlow stainless steel primary winches at cockpit

(2) Barlow stainless steel spinnaker secondary winches at cockpit


Main, Mizzen and Jib all replaced new within the last few years

Vessel was completely re-rigged in 2018. Both masts were unstepped 2019/2020 to be Coast Guard inspected, refurbished and reinstalled.

Engine and Mechanical

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Engine fuel shut-off valve

Cockpit engine controls

Manual engine fire extinguishing

(3) electric bilge pumps

Wheel steering

Electric head with macerator

20-gal plastic holding tank


(40) life jackets

(5) fire extinguishers

(2) life rafts

Bell and horn

Emergency tiller




Jack lines




All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.