38' Lightwave 2001



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38' Lightwave 2001 First Light



***360 Photos Available in Above Tab***

Meticulously Maintained

Wintered on Hard Under Cover - 2004 to 2013

3-Cabin Owner's Version

New UltraLeather Salon Upholstery

New Stack Pack

New and/or Reconditioned Sails

New Running Rigging

Standing Rigging Inspected w/ Report

Custom Arch

New Hatches

New Helm Chair

New Canvas


This 2001 Lightwave 38 is designed by the world renowned Tony Grainger, and has to be one of the most intelligent "under 40-foot" cats ever designed or built. This explains why they were so popular in Australia, and why they cost much more to build than the typical production catamaran. She offers superior lightweight foam core construction with solid vinyl ester resin below the waterline.

From 2004 to 2013, First Light had wintered on the hard under her cover. She was used lightly during the Summer seasons. First Light is Hull #9 in the very popular LW38 series built by Lightwave Yachts in Australia and boasts a voluminous and comfortable interior with tons of storage. Her smart salon design, excellent galley-down that remains open to the salon, her owner's berth, large standing shower, etc., set her apart from most other 38' catamaran options. She even sports excellent underwing clearance, so she will not only be faster underway (owner has sailed her at 21kts), but will not pound or bang like so many other catamarans.

First Light has been well-cared for by her previous and current owners. She was originally owned in Cape Coral, FL, when her second owner purchased her and moved her to New York. Her second owner was a surgeon, who spared no expense in caring for her with special attention to detail. When her current owner, an engineer and USCG Captain, purchased her in 2013, he followed suit. It is CLEAR that this boat has been maintained to near perfection, and you do NOT want to miss your chance to see her. The current owner sailed her down the East US Coast and around to Tampa Bay, where she currently resides. He is ready to move onto his next yachting adventure, and needs to find her a new home.

Call me today to set up an appointment, and be prepared to be amazed!







Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



22' "

Engine Details:

Yanmar 3GM30F

Engine 1:

2001 1700.00 HRS 27.00 HP

Engine 2:

2001 1700.00 HRS 27.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

60 GAL

Water Capacity:

55 GAL


  • NEW Ultraleather Salon Upholstery - 2015
  • Owner's Version Layout
  • (2) Queen Berths Forward
  • (1) Double Berth Aft
  • Galley-Down Open Layout
  • Entertainment Center w/ Flatscreen TV & DVD/CD Player
  • Large Head w/ Separate Stand-Up Shower
  • NEW Freshwater Head - 2015
  • NEW Shower Head - 2015 
  • Navigation Station
  • Plenty of Storage Throughout

  • SMEV 4-Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven
  • NEW LP Solenoid & Fiberglass LP Tank - 2016
  • Magic Chef Microwave
  • NEW Vitrifrigo Tall Refrigerator w/ Freezer Box - 2018
  • NEW Moen Double S/S Sink - 2018
  • NEW Moen Spray Faucet for Sink - 2018
  • (2) Double-Door Cabinets
  • (1) Single-Door Cabinet
  • (2) Drawers
  • Storage Above Sink w/ Sliding Glass Doors
  • Small Opening Hatch
  • Towel Ring


  • Raymarine A128 Chartplotter
  • Raymarine i70 Tridata Instrument (wind, depth, speed)
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Ram 3 VHF Remote Mic
  • Plastic France Compass


  • Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix AIS+ VHF Radio @ nav station
  • Sony 32" Flatscreen TV
  • Panasonic DVD/CD Player
  • Jensen MCD5112 Stereo
  • (2) West Marine Speakers in cockpit
  • AquaTronics Speaker in salon

  • (3) Solar Panels - 800w total
  • OutBack Power Systems FLEXmax Solar Panel Energy Monitor
  • (3) NEW Batteries - (1) Interstate Cranking Battery, (2) 12V 200amp Nano Carbon House Batteries - 2017
  • BEP Marine AC/DC Electrical Panel
  • BEP Marine DC Meter
  • BEP Marine Tank Monitor
  • Xantrex Sine Wave 1000w Inverter
  • Jack Rabbit Energy Independence Alternator Control
  • Xintex Propane Fume Detector
  • LED Lights Throughout

  • Twin 27-hp Yanmar 3GM30F Diesel Engines (Stbd - 1133 hours, Port - 1700 hours)
  • Morse Twin Throttles
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Cruisair SMX II Reverse-Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Hot/Cold Water Pressure
  • Raritan Manual Freshwater Head
  • Profile Holding Tank Monitor

  • Doyle Hydranet Full-Battened Mainsail - 2011
  • NEW Mack Sails Marblehead Self-Tacking Jib - 2017
  • Harken Jib Traveller
  • Doyle Laminate Screecher (2011) w/ NEW UV Cover (2017)
  • Roller Furler for Jib
  • NEW Selden CX25 Continuous Furler for Screecher - 2017
  • NEW Selden Dual Fairleads - 2017
  • 6-Foot Bowsprit
  • Spinnaker w/ Sock  - 2001 (in storage - not used by current or previous owners)
  • NEW Mack Sails Stack Pack w/ Lazy Jacks - 2018
  • NEW Running Rigging - 2017-18
  • (4) Anderson 2-Speed #40 Self-Tailing Winches (3 @ Cockpit, 1 @ mast)
  • (1) Anderson #28 Self-Tailing Winch @ mast
  • Rigging Inspected by professional rigger & said to be in Good Condition - 2018
  • (5) Line Bags
  • (2) Winch Handle Holders
  • S/S Lifelines

  • 2010 Achilles 10' RIB Dinghy w/ Yamaha 15-hp 2-stroke Outboard
  • Primary Delta 40# Anchor w/ 125' Chain
  • Secondary Danforth 16# Anchor 
  • Last Bottom Job - September 2016
  • Hull Waxed Every 6 Months 
  • Full Fairclough Winter Boat Cover (in storage)
  • Hardtop Bimini
  • NEW Helm Bimini Canvas
  • NEW Custom Dinghy Arch w/ 2-Position Settee & Built-In Storage - 2015
  • NEW Pompanette Helm Chair w/ Fold-Down Bolster - 2016
  • NEW Acrylic Lenses on All Hatches Replaced - 2017
  • Cockpit Cushions & Storage under seats
  • Cockpit Table
  • No Moisture in Decks - Moisture Reading Report Available
  • (2) NEW Rudders by Foss Foam - 2016

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular 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.

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