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    1996 Blackfin 38 Express

    Pay Dirt | $395,000

    Last Updated On: 06/27/2022

    Sales Professionals

    Galveston Texas, United States

    1 Staterooms

    1 Heads

    Engines: Cummins - 1851 hrs | 1855 hrs

    1996 Blackfin 38' Combi Express "Pay Dirt"

    “Pay Dirt” is the only “Gyro Stabilized” 38’ Blackfin Combi Express on the market today! Having gone through a recent refit in the summer of 2021, she is loaded to the gills with extras including a new TOHMEI gyro stabilizer, dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 displays, a JL Audio sound system, and an upgraded 17kW Phasor generator. Powered by low hour 600 HP Cummins engines and an upgraded fuel capacity of 715 gallons “Pay Dirt” has the reliability and range to get you to and from the fishing grounds in extreme comfort. She is a proven tournament winner and a one-of-a-kind boat! You will be hard-pressed to find another mid-size express with the same amenities for under $500K in today's market! 

    Recent Notable Upgrades and Services

    • TOHMEI ARG175T Anti-Rolling Gyro (NEW 2021)
    • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (NEW 2021)
    • Recent Bottom Job (August 2021)
    • JL Audio sound system throughout (NEW 2021)


    Quick Specs

    • Vessel Name: Pay Dirt
    • Builder: Blackfin
    • Country: United States
    • Category: Sport Fishing
    • Model: 38 Express
    • Model Year: 1996


    • Cabins: 1
    • Heads: 1
    • Sleeps: 4

    Hull Information

    • Hull Id: KMA38529C596
    • Hull Material: Fiberglass


    • Length: 38 ' (11.58M)
    • Beam: 14' 6" (4M)

    Speed / Weight

    • Cruising Speed: 27 Knots
    • Fuel Capacity: 715 G. 2706 L.
    • Water Capacity: 100 G. 378 L.
    • holding tank: G. L.

    Engine 1 Information

    • Manufacturer: Cummins
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: QSC 8.3
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 1,851
    • Horsepower: 600

    Engine 2 Information

    • Manufacturer: Cummins
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: QSC 8.3
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 1,855
    • Horsepower: 600



    • Fully air-conditioned cabin with reverse cycle heat
    • Indoor/Outdoor carpet throughout
    • Starboard side settee w/hi-low table that converts into berth
    • Storage compartments located on starboard bulkhead
    • Main breaker panel located against starboard aft bulkhead
    • LED overhead lighting throughout
    • Climate controls located on main breaker panel
    • Forward V-berth with skylight/hatch


    • Corian countertop
    • Stainless steel sink
    • Dual burner electric cooktop
    • Overhead and lower storage cabinets
    • Magic Chef refrigerator and freezer
    • Mirrored backsplash with storage


    • Corian countertops
    • Raritan toilet system
    • Standup shower stall with door
    • Stainless faucet with sink
    • Cabinet storage beneath sink


    • Cummins single lever controls
    • Stainless steel helm wheel
    • Bennet trim tab controls
    • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (New 2021)
    • Furuno autopilot (New 2021)
    • JL Audio Media Master 50 audio head unit (New 2021)
    • Standard Horizon VHF
    • Adjustable vinyl upholstered helm seat
    • Anchor windlass controls
    • Compass
    • Fuel gauges
    • Electric windshield wipers
    • Smartcraft Vessel View engine displays

    Command Deck

    • Fully air-conditioned command deck
    • Full Isinglass enclosure
    • JL Audio speakers throughout (New 2021)
    • Bench seating to starboard behind helm chair
    • L-shaped seating to port with white vinyl upholstery
    • Sea-Dek flooring throughout (New 2021)


    • Dual Furuno Nav Net TZ Touch 3 Displays (New 2021)
    • Furuno autopilot (New 2021)
    • JL Audio Media Master 50 audio head unit (New 2021)
    • Airmar 1kW 42-65 kHz & 130-210 kHz Chirp transducer
    • Smartcraft Vessel View Engine Displays
    • Standard Horizon VHF

    Electrical System

    • 50 Amp 125/250v shore power service

    Engine Room

    • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 600 HP Engines ( Port 1,851 HR’s, Stbd. 1,855 HR’s)
    • Phasor 17 kW generator (257 HR’s)
    • Tohmei ARG175T Anti Rolling Gyro Stabilizer
    • Phase Three 3 phase smart charge battery charger
    • Torrid MVS-10 stainless steel 10 gallon hot water heater
    • Sea Frost refrigeration system
    • Sea Fire halon system
    • Awlgrip paint throughout
    • Dripless shaft logs
    • Freshwater washdown


    • Pipe Welder’s tuna tower
    • Rupp double spreader outriggers w/center rigger
    • Spreader lights
    • Cummins engine controls
    • Stainless steel steering wheel
    • Trim tab controls
    • Padded seating
    • Compass


    • Pompanette fighting chair
    • Freshwater washdown
    • Saltwater washdown
    • Electric reel outlets beneath port and starboard gunnels
    • Large insulated fishbox
    • Livewell
    • Port and Starboard gunnel rod/gaff storage compartments
    • Padded vinyl coaming around cockpit perimeter
    • 50 amp shorepower connection
    • Lazarette access hatch
    • In-deck fish box


    • Custom spray rails
    • New anti-fouling bottom paint and Propspeed (August 2021)
    • Oversized trim tabs


    Owners personal effects, gear, and tools

    About Us

    • Galati Yacht Sales was founded in 1970 and is family-owned and operated
    • On average, we sell more than 2 boats per day
    • We have more than 200 sales professionals who will help sell your boat
    • 15 locations throughout Gulf Coast, West Coast, and internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico
    • We developed a proprietary system Yacht Shopper so buyers can create alerts and save favorite boats as they are shopping
    • Our events including tournaments and rendezvous create camaraderie as well as sales/buying opportunities
    • Our service yards and customer support team are dedicated to our customers only
    • We have professional photo and video production on staff to highlight your boat in the best possible light
    • While we work with major yachting MLS services our own website generates over 600,000 page views per month
    • Our professional marketing team combined with our customer database and marketing budget ensures your boat is in front of the right buyers

    Why Purchase a Blackfin Yachts 38 Express from Galati Yacht Sales

    Because we have one simple philosophy: Always take care of our customers, and one company wide mission statement: Consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. It’s a philosophy and mission that has been the core of who we are since the start of our company in 1970. Today, more than 50 years, 16 locations, and three generations later, we have not wavered from our core and ethics. Every team member at Galati Yacht Sales is there for you every step of the way...before, during, and after the sale, to assure your time on the water in this 38 Express is filled with great memories. Looking for more Blackfin Yachts? Browse through our Used Blackfin Yachts for Sale

    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 investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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