Ta Chiao
CT 38
Fast Cruiser

New Zealand naval architect Alan Warwick designed the CT-38 for maximum blue water speed for the demanding conditions of the Tasman Sea. This boat will be at home in any ocean: the Tasman, Caribbean, Chesapeake Bay or your home port. The deck is laid out for racing efficiency.

This boat is loaded with quality- names like Kemp, Goiot, Barlow, and more. The interior is roomy and comfortable. You find two separate staterooms, a full galley, and spacious main cabin. The woodworking is old-world artistry.

Ritchie Globemaster D615
  • Builder: CT
  • Designer: Alan Warwick
  • Keel: Fin
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Located In Kemah, TX
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • LOA: 38 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 11 ft 6 in
  • LWL: 30 ft 10 in
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in
  • Ballast: 8,527#
  • Displacement: 16,755#

Contact:  Bill Balandis
email: billbalandis@sbcglobal.net
Telephone (713) 723-6524
Fax (713) 723-8214

Companion Way

Salon 1

Navigation Table
Accommodations:  This vessel sleeps six: two in the forward cabin, two in the aft cabin and two in the salon. She has a full galley, center-line dinette and settees port and starboard.

The L-shaped galley is located on the port side as you enter from the companionway. The head and shower are to starboard with granite counter top. The teak cabinetry and wood work are fantastic in this boat. Old world craftsmanship is apparent as soon as you enter.

Salon 2

Salon 3

Salon 4

Salon 5

Forward Cabin V-berth

Quarter Berth 1

The L-shaped galley includes:
  • 3 burner propane stove/oven
  • Manual water pumps
  • Formica counter tops w/teak trim
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Pressure water pump
  • Teak cabinetry

Private Head

Close-up of Vanity

Engine 1
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3QM 30F
  • Total Power: 33 hp

  • Fuel Tanks: (48 Gallons)
  • Fresh Water: (90)
  • Holding Tanks: (40)
  • 110V AC / 12V DC electrical panel
  • 30 AMP shore power cable
  • True Charge battery charger
  • Shure Flo 12V pressure water pump
  • 12V automatic bilge pump
  • Tank Tender
  • 30 AMP shore power connection
  • Mermaid Marine 110V air conditioning
  • 12V DC lighting throughout
  • Six gallon stainless steel water heater

Engine 2

Battery Compartment

Electrical Panel

Cabin Flooring

Barlow Two Speed #27 and #32

Companionway Hatch

Control Panel


Upgrades:  Interior upgrades include new teak and holly sole with 1/2 inch fiberglass bulk heads. Wiring and plumbing have been redone, along with new stainless fuel lines with cut off valves. There is a new stainless drive shaft with custom bronze prop, and a new 2 inch exhaust system with custom fiberglass muffler. Upgrades also include new Awlgrip deck paint and nonskid.

The cockpit area has a Ritchie Binnacle compass along with B&G Network, including depth, knot-meter, wind speed and apparent wind.

View from the Bow

Scoop and Traveler

View from the Helm

Instrument Cluster

View from the Stern
    Sloop rig
  • Aluminum mast and spars
  • Dacron mainsail with reef points
  • Two extra jib sails
  • Simpson-Lawrence manual anchor windless
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Teak drink holder
  • Two aluminum opening hatches
  • Six mooring chocks
  • Stainless steel stanchions w/double lifelines
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • 130 genoa head sail
  • Profurl roller furling system
  • Dodger & Bimini top
  • Sail covers
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Teak hand rails on cabin top
  • Stern gate
  • Self tailing primary winches
  • Life sling
  • Docklines & Fenders
  • Life jackets
Contact:  Bill Balandis
email: billbalandis@sbcglobal.net
Telephone (713) 723-6524
Fax (713) 723-8214