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$96,500 CAD

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This is a particularly nice 3888 and worth a close look: Bow and stern thrusters for perfect confidence in the tightest space Espar furnace for year round comfort Beefy ground tackle for restful anchorages Properly maintained engines for reliable cruising Nice tender on a Seawise davit for simple safe deployment and stowage Pride of ownership shows throughout! Easy to view at Coal Harbour Marina
Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Motor Yachts
Overall Length
Year 1989
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 13.42
Fuel Capacity 304
Engine Power 175.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Hino EH700
Engine 1 Type
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year
Engine 2 Make & Model Hino EH700
Engine 2 Type
Engine 2 Fuel diesel
Engine 2 Year
Elements of Shear Moments

The Bayliner 3888 Motor Yacht has long been recognized as a good value for those seeking a comfortable diesel cruising vessel at an affordable price. 

With nearly one thousand 3888s built, the 3888 was one of the most popular designs of her time: she is economical to operate, and her interior boasts an incredibly innovative and useful layout for two couples or a family.

The Bayliner 3888 continues to stand the test of time, as their popularity carries on. People simply love the space, the layout, and the low operating costs.

Shear Moments is super-clean, and has been thoughtfully serviced. She is much loved and it shows.

The next owner will not have to catch up on deferred maintenance items so often encountered on vessels of this vintage. On Shear Moments, simply continue the existing service regimen, and start enjoying the cruising season immediately!

Throughout Shear Moments

Boarding to the cockpit is effortless. Step through the opening transom door from the swim platform. The cockpit is cozy yet affords plenty of room for peaceful morning coffee, evening gin and tonics, or even alfresco dining for two.

Enter the salon via the teak framed glass door. There is a bar to starboard, large U-shaped dinette with settee to port, helm forward to starboard, galley two steps down to starboard. Guest cabin to port and master cabin forward. Each cabin has an ensuite head. The salon settee converts to a third double berth.

There is a cockpit ladder to flybridge with the upper helm and guest seating.

Throughout the boat are updated soft goods, tastefully decorated in a fun marine theme.

The owners have been carrying out a progressive program of updates over recent years from machinery to waste. There are currently no major projects on the “to-do” list; the new owners can just go cruising! 

More details follow in the sections below. 

  • central heat provided be Espar force-air furnace with six outlets
  • three 110V base board heaters
  • all interior and exterior lights updated to LEDs
  • teak and holly floors installed 2015

There are two accommodations cabins each with an ensuite head and they share a shower / mini tub. Both staterooms are surprisingly spacious with the master forward and the guest cabin midships and to port. 

The master cabin has an island queen berth. There are two hanging lockers and a multitude of other lockers and drawers. Everything has a place. Natural light and ventilation through opening port lights and opening overhead hatches, all with screens and privacy shades or curtains. Overhead LED lighting in addition to two individually controlled reading lights.

  • storage in teak cabinetry
  • new digital Samsung TV in master cabin on swing out bracket
  • new upholstery and covers 2015

To starboard is the ensuite master head. It is quite roomy with basin, marine toilet, and storage. And to port is direct access to the shower stall.

The guest cabin is to port with an unexpectedly large berth. Natural light and fresh air through opening port lights with screens and curtains. Overhead LED lights and reading lights. Hanging locker and shelves.

There is a private guest head forward of the guest cabin, with direct access, and it includes the separate shower stall which is shared with the master cabin. It is a unique arrangement, and shows just how well these designers maximize the space available.

  • both toilets new 2018
  • all waste plumbing new as of 2018
  • new macerator pump and all associated lines replaced 2017
  • new shower pump 2017

The salon, bar, dining, and lower helm areas are configured in the same space as one enters from the cockpit. To starboard is a storage area with a bar, and stereo controls. To port is the good sized built-in settee with table, storage below. The table drops to make another berth if needed.

Opening screened windows all around, with shades behind a teak valance.

  • teak wine glass rack, with acrylic glasses
  • salon upholstery replaced and recovered 2015
  • new stereo, 2017
  • original factory blender!
  • U-Line ice maker (rebuilt 2014)

The galley is down a couple of steps, forward of the lower helm. It is a bright space being open to the salon and with large windows and very good task lighting.

with U-shaped with an extended bullnose bending forward making the galley a large yet secure workspace. There is abundant storage in numerous drawers and lockers, and two opening port lights for natural light and fresh air, and ventilation.

  • deep double stainless steel sinks
  • great task lighting
  • Wedgewood Vision three-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • big dry stores locker
  • several other lockers, drawers and shelves
  • Dometic apartment sized refrigerator and freezer
  • Panasonic microwave oven
Lower Helm

The lower helm is to starboard in the salon with a captain’s chair, and all manner of ships monitoring and control systems close at hand. 

  • engine controls, gauges and instruments
  • teak storage box
  • beefy wooden captain’s chair with stainless foot rest
  • stainless steel steering wheel
  • trim tab controls
  • chart and book storage shelf

Up from the cockpit is the command bridge accessed via a stainless ladder with teak steps. Seating along port and starboard benches, and the helm chair, which swivels to face guests. The after upper deck is also set up as an outdoor seating area, apart from the enclosed flybridge.

  • all bridge upholstery replaced 2014
  • the command bridge is fully enclosed to match the cockpit enclosure
  • SeaView window with Imtra wiper in centre window of enclosure
  • defrost / cooling fans
Main Deck

The cockpit is large enough for a 38’ vessel. There is plenty of room for a couple of deck chairs and a small folding table. And with the full enclosure and optional extended hard cover, this is a well-protected and inviting space!

There is access from the cockpit to the port and starboard side decks, to the foredeck.

  • the decks have a two-toned non-skid which is both attractive, and is functional - reducing glare
  • stainless railing around side decks and foredeck
  • foredeck locker for hoses, and other miscellaneous gear
  • transom door between cockpit and swim platform
  • large storage lazarette
  • door to engine room
  • ladder to command bridge
  • hot and cold cockpit shower
  • stainless steel boarding ladder
  • fully enclosed cockpit
  • raw water wash down on foredeck
  • all aft deck drains replaced with higher quality rubber hose, 2017
  • Muir Cougar electric vertical windlass with dual capstan
  • up and down controls on the foredeck and at both helms
  • robust ground tackle with 20 kg stainless steel anchor, 2,500 kg stainless swivel and 310’ BBB anchor chain for confident, restful anchorages
  • radar arch has been rebuilt 2018
  • two sets of outside windshield covers: a Textaline privacy cover, and a solid Sunbrella cover
  • matching Sunbrella upper deck lee covers
  • 10.5' BRIG F330 fibreglass bottom RIB tender with steering console
  • 20 hp 4-stroke Honda outboard with power tilt and electric start
  • Rule bilge pump with float switch
  • manual Seawise davit system
  • downrigger bracket on tender
Electronics and Navigation

Lower Helm

  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio at lower helm
  • Saturn 5” illuminated compass

 Upper Helm:

  • Lowrance LCX-110 chartplotter / sounder
  • Raymarine C70 radar / chartplotter
  • depth sounder with high definition transducer - excellent for checking anchorage sites
  • Icom M24 VHF radio
  • Quicksilver compass
Electrical System

AC and DC power services the vessel through circuit breaker panels. 110VAC is provided by 30 Amp shore connection, by the genset, or, based on available house bank battery power, through the inverter.

At sea, the batteries are charged by engine or generator driven alternators and while at a dock, by the charger via shorepower.

  • Onan 8.5 kW genset, installed in sound shield and with water separator exhaust for extra quiet operation
  • 1,000 W inverter
  • six 6V deep cycle house / inverter batteries
  • two 8D engine start batteries
  • Smartplug shorepower, 2017
Engines and Mechanical

The machinery room is another area where the designers have innovated access and maintenance space. Access is via a large floor panel, or through a door from the cockpit.

Here are two proven 6-cylinder Hino EH 700 diesel engines, naturally aspirated, 175 hp each.  Approximately 2,450 original hours.

  • stainless steel exhaust risers, 2013
  • shaft brushes, 2018
  • adjusted shaft shields, 2018
  • engine fuel filters replaced 2019
  • new (2012) manifold cooler on port engine
  • Racors to both engines
  • both manifold coolers flushed and filled with five-year coolant, 2018
  • new cutlass bearings, 2015
  • props tuned and re-pitched by Osbourne Propellers, 2013
  • both transmissions serviced 2017
  • engine oil changed religiously every 100 hours

Other mechanical equipment and notes include:

  • Side Power dual prop bow and stern thrusters
  • Espar furnace was removed, cleaned ,serviced and reinstalled 2018
  • 11 gallon hot water tank new in 2012, and heat exchanger added 
  • serviced and cleaned 110V heaters
  • new fresh water pump 2017
  • additional fresh water tank in bow adding 60 gallons, and nicely balancing the boat, and improving its ride
  • Tankwatch holding tank monitor
  • freshwater tank gauge
  • sealed propane system with two new tanks
  • remote spotlight
  • last haul out and bottom paint was 2018, with three coats of ablative paint applied

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.

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Disclaimer: 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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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