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1988 Ted Brewer 38' 11.58 m Kaiulani Cutter - KASONDERA

$ 250,000 USD

When you step aboard KaSondera you will appreciate the love and craftsmanship that went into her design and construction.

Vessel ID# 2809055 Last Updated: 03-21-2024 13:44:54


This 1988 Kaiulani 38, a Ted Brewer design, built by Kaiulani Sailing Vessels of South Portland ME, and is a one-of-a-kind live-aboard cutter cruiser.

Brewer was known for his experience designing cruisers and steel hulls in particular. His signature rounded chine hull, appealing sheer, and full keel with characteristic “cutaway forefoot and bite aft”, are evident in KaSondera’s design. With 748 sq ft of sail, she has a Main, Genoa, Intermediate Yankee, Staysail, Storm Trysail, Storm Jib, Cruising Spinnaker, twin head stays, and is powered by a 50 hp Perkins 4-108 with 3,500 hours. She is equipped with a VHS, GPS, compass, single side band radio, chart plotter, depth sounder, auto helm, and Aries steering vane. Below decks, the varnished teak & holly interior and soft lighting is stunning, with custom cabinetry and thoughtful details throughout. Heck, she even has a crystal cabinet!

Sleeping accommodations include 2 cabins, 3 single berths & 1 double. There is a custom teak dinette (seats 6), settees port & starboard in the Main Salon, and a sizable nav station with storage. The Galley has 2 stainless steel sinks, a gimbal 4 burner propane stove with oven & broiler, and a Sea Frost refrigerator & freezer, and a large standing shower with a seat and custom bi-fold textured plexiglass doors make the head truly stand out. She has 3 solar panels, a cockpit dodger & bimini, and a deck large enough to carry two kayaks. She had a $120K refit in 2017 with plenty of upgrades including a new transmission, fuel pump, fuel lift pump, soft fuel lines, and secondary fuel/water separator system in 2022. KaSondera is as close to Bristol as we have seen in a long time!

Cruising cutters are known for their seaworthiness, rugged offshore capability, elegance, and superb sail-ability. KaSondera is well loved and meticulously maintained by the current owner who made a single-handed transatlantic crossing from Haverhill, MA to Horta Faial, Azores, in 1992. If you are a fan of Brewer designs and looking for a truly unique turnkey live-aboard…look no further.

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Check out KaSondera’s website for the complete list of extras that are being offered with the sale.

Brandon Crigger

CPYB Yacht Broker

364 Merrimac Street

Newburyport MA 01950 USA



In Stock: Yes

LOA: 41' 4'' (12.60 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1988

Beam: 11' 10''

LOD: 37' 4''

LWL: 31' 0''

Draft Max: 5' 4''

Cabins: 2

Single Berths: 3

Double Berths: 1

Heads: 1

Maximum Speed: 8.5 Knots

Cruise Speed: 6.5 Knots

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Steel

Hull Shape: Monohull

Bridge Clearance: 52' 4''

Fuel Tank: 300 Gallons (1135.62 Liters)

Fresh Water: 130 Gallons (492.1 Liters)

Holding Tank: 49.98 Gallons (189.19 Liters)

Displacement: 23000

Ballast Weight: 7500 lbs

Dry Weight: 34000

Builder: Kaiulani Sailing Vessels



Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4-108
  • Engine Year: 1986
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 50.00
  • Power KW: 37.29
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 3500.00

Full Details

Information & Features

1986 Perkins 4-108 (Engine 1)

Type:                   Inboard

Fuel Type:           Diesel

Power:                 50 hp

Propeller Type:    3 Blade

Hours:                  3500

Propeller Material:





41 ft 4 in


11 ft 10 in

Length On Deck:

37 ft 4 in

Max Bridge Clearance:

52 ft 4 in


31 ft 4 in

Max Draft:

5 ft 4 in





Dry Weight:

34,000 lb




7,500 lb




23,000 lb







Cruising Speed:

6.5 kn



Max Speed:

8.5 kn








2 x 150 gal Other



Fresh Water:

1 x 130 gal Stainless Steel




1 x 50 gal Plastic





Single Berths:      3

Double Berths:     1

Cabins:                2

Heads:                 1



Hull Shape:          Monohull

Builder:                Kaiulani Sailing Vessels



- Bimini Top

- Cockpit Cover

- Lazyjacks

Electrical Equipment

- Shore Power Inlet



- Depthsounder

- Radar

- Wind Speed and Direction

- Navigation Center

- Plotter

- Radio: Alpine Cassette

- Compass

- GPS: 2

- Cockpit Speakers


Inside Equipment

- Electric Bilge Pump

- Oven: with broiler

- Manual Bilge Pump

- Heating

- Hot Water

- Refrigerator: freezer

- Battery Charger

Outside Equipment/Extras

- Teak Cockpit

- Outboard Engine Brackets

- Wind Generator

- Solar Panel: 3 panels

- Cockpit Cushions

- Cockpit Table

- Swimming Ladder


- Steering Wheel

- Tiller: Steel


- Spinnaker

- Genoa

- Trisail


Steel was chosen simply because no other hull material has its strength and durability. Steel vessels are known to have survived severe groundings and subsequent lengthy poundings as well as collisions with whales and flotsam. Steel also has the benefit of being repairable to its original strength in practically any port in the world.

1.        Hull, deck, cabin, rudder are fabricated entirely of steel

A.  Frames- 1 ¾” X 1 ¾” X 3/16” tee bar on 4’ centers with 3 frames on 2’ centers.

B.  Keel bottom – ½”

C. Keel sides and dividers – 3/16”

D. Topsides – 11 gauge (approx. 1/8”)

E. Deck and cabin – 12 gauge (1/10”)

F. Deck beams - 1 ½” X 1 ½” X 3/16” on 2’ centers

G. Stem – 4” X 3/8”

H. Longitudinals – 1” X 3/16”

I. Cockpit – 12 ga. And 14 ga.

2.  Exterior of hull is sandblasted, and sealed with Hi-Build epoxy.

3.  Hull is faired and top coated with AlexSeal. Decks and cabin tops are coated with Nonskid AlexSeal. Cockpit is AlexSeal. Decks primed and laid with Teak decking system adhesive and toped in teak. Fastened with stainless steel screws into angle iron welded to deck.

4.  Interior of hull is partially hot zinced ( keel, sump, and cockpit lockers, fore peak) , cold zinced on balance of interior, and sealed with HiBuild Epoxy.

5.  Hawse ports – Stainless steel.

6.  Lead Ballast (approximately 5300#) Covered with epoxy resin.

7.  Deep sump – bottom coated with epoxy resin.

8.  Cockpit locker covers – steel topped with teak

9.  Bottom Paint – Interlux –Inter Protect 2000E – Interlux ACT Brown

10.   Bulwarks 5” X1” Teak

11.   Cover for companionway sliding hatch

12.   Stainless collar welded to deck for Halyard turning blocks

13.   Fuel is carried in two separate baffled tanks totaling approximately 150 gallons

14.   Rudder is attached to keel. There is a protected aperture for the propeller

15.   Cockpit drains – Two 2 inch Exiting thru schedule 80 steel pipe to Reinforced Hose

16.   Zinc anodes – 6 on hull 2 on rudder

Wood & Interior

The entire inside of the hull is sandblasted clean, sprayed with zinc rich primer and coated with epoxy. Then insulation is installed above the water line to reduce condensation and noise.

The varnished teak interior custom designed by the owner was installed and finished by skilled cabinetmakers. Ash overhead slats are used for lightness and a teak and holly sole result in an interior that will appeal to the most discriminating sailor

1.           Predominantly teak interior with ash – varnished with 4 coats minimum.

2.        Teak Bulwarks.

3.        Cockpit Teak grating.

4.     Teak slats on cockpit seats.

5.        Teak and holly cabin sole.

6.        Teak cockpit coamings.

7.        Exterior teak handrails on cabin top.

8.        Interior teak handrails of sufficient number to allow safe movement throughout the cabin.

9.        Mirror in head.

10.   Custom Brass fixtures in the head

11.      Stainless sink in head

12.   Hanging lockers (Cedar) 3 the locker in the V Bert is very large and deep

13.   Double stainless sink in galley

14.   Refrigerator – Freezer (approx. 8 cubic feet) with 4” foam insulation of all faces –Both Mechanical Refrigeration as well as 110 shore power. 2 Ice cube trays on hanger

15.   Cushions 5” luxury foam

16.   Aft cabin and V berth both have custom box spring mattresses (fire proof- water resistant)

17.   6.4” approximate headroom.

18.   Navigation table – large with storage under and fold down seat.

36. Dinette table made of solid teak and highly varnish –custom designed for KaSondera and will open to accommodate 6 comfortably.

37. Large dish and dry goods storage in galley including pot locker and custom designed ceiling to floor can good storage with matching doors and custom brass hardware.

38. Trash storage under sink.

39. Storage in general is excellent since all tank-age is underneath the cockpit sole. There is dry storage in the main salon under seats as well as above.

40. Insulation- closed cellular foam throughout interior above the waterline.

41. Doors to head, aft cabin, food storage in galley and forward v berth are custom arched, solid panels on lower and louvered on upper.

42. Large standing fiberglass shower stall with seat, and rack for hanging foul weather gear. Boast custom bi-fold textured Plexiglas doors.

The head compartment features a molded fiberglass shower with seat and bi-fold doors and the water closet is placed fore and aft making It usable on both tacks.


Deck Hardware & Rigging

Mast – by Hall Spars, 52’.5” above waterline with twin spreaders. Mast, main boom, and staysail boom are all top coated with AlexSeal

A.  9/32” twin forestays

B.  5/16” backstay

C.  7/32” staysail stay

D.  9/32” uppers

E.  ¼” additional running backstays to be rigged in rough weather

F.   ¼” balance of rigging

* Lazy Jacks

G.  Trysail Track

H.  Deck Lights on spreaders

I.     Tri-color light

J.     Strobe Light – mast head

K.    Anchor Light

L.    Steaming Light

M.  Double Downwind Poles and tracks

N.  Main boom has internal outhaul while staysail boom as external outhaul

O.  Hydraulic Back Stay Adjuster

P.  Mast Steps

Q.  Harkin Boom Vang

93. Sails – 8.33 oz. Maine 3 sets of reef points with outhauls all leading to cockpit Genoa

6.7 oz. Yankee- custom sail bag for mounting on life lines

8.33.oz Staysail and sailcover Storm Trisail


Sheets for all above sails

94. Halyards – pre-stretched rope. Internal except staysail halyard. All halyards are led aft to cockpit thru Shaffer sheet stoppers.

95. Bow and stern pulpits – double rail with gate at transom to swim ladder. Steaming lights and GPS, Radio antenna attached

96. Chainplates – heavily constructed and welded.

97. Lifelines -28” heavy duty stanchions with double lines and gates on port and starboard

98. Stainless steel bowsprit with two rollers.

99. Bobstay – 5/8” stainless rod.

100. Four Lewmar opening hatches (one in aft cabin, one in forward cabin and 2 in main cabin) with screens.

101. Twelve cast aluminum ports – all opening with screens an curtains

102. Four Dorades

103. Cockpit Dodger- full Bimini and cockpit enclosure with screens.

104. Mooring cleats – 6 Stainless – 10”

105. CQR (35lbs) with 200’ 5/16 Hi-tensile galvanized chain

106. Danforth (25lbs) with 200’ of 5/8 rope

107. Stainless steel genoa tacks welded to deck Cars for track included

108. Adkins and Hoyle companionway cover system

109. Custom Mainsheet traveler – Schaefer bridge extrusion and track

110.  Staysail traveler

111.  (2) Stainless Mast Guards

112.  AlexSeal Nonskid covers much of the cabin top area.


  • Alpine Digital FM-AM Cassette
  • Edson Folding Cockpit Table
  • Speakers (2) in Main Salon (1) in aft cabin (2) in cockpit and connections for remote speakers at bow
  • Dock lines – 4
  • Fenders – 4
  • Radar Reflector
  • Fresh water inlet Pressure regulated water & Check Valve
  • Fuel Fill Warning Whistles (2)
  • Custom Brass Hardware through out
  • Outboard Motor Mount (teak) on stern
  • (2) Fender Boards
  • 50' 30 amp Power Cord
  • Spares for Aries Steering Vane (3) Paddles) + Miscellaneous
  • Spares - 6 Fuel Filters
  • Flood Light with connection both in cockpit and V Berth
  • Lifesling throwable
  • Full Cockpit Cushions
  • Edson Folding table in Cockpit
  • Screens on all opening ports and hatches as well as for companionway.
  • 4 locking winch handles 1 non lock winch handle - 1 floating non lock winch handle
  • 2 series 7 Snatch Blocks
  • Bosom chair


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.

Brandon Crigger

For more information about this yacht please contact Brandon Crigger
We look forward to working with you!

Brandon Crigger

CPYB Yacht Broker

364 Merrimac Street

Newburyport MA 01950 USA


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