1998 38’ Shelter Island Runabout

This 38’ Shelter Island Runabout has been locally kept and updated annually. With her twin Mercruiser 425 hp engines, KANGA is one of the fastest Runabouts ever built. She is equipped with full electronics and additional Stidd seating. This one owner Runabout is being offered for the first time and won’t last long on the market.

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  • Kevlar/E glass hybrid composite hull, SCRIMPed with vinylester resin.
  • The deck is an E-glass composite with vinylester resin
  • Through bolted guardrails and quarter guards.
  • All deck surfaces are gelcoat with molded in non-skid in traffic areas with the exception of the teak cockpit sole.
  • Awlgripped hull and boottop (2010) , barrier coated and painted bottom


  • 8 custom 316 stainless chocks with open based cleats
  • Large anchor locker located in the bow, plenty of room for anchor rode, fenders and docklines
  • Varnished teak toerails, eyebrows, handrails and coaming cap
  • Custom Lewmar opening portholes (4)
  • Large Lewmar opening overhead hatch
  • Solar vent for head
  • Varnished teak windshield
  • Varnished teak flag mast with radar on custom 316 stainless platform mount
  • Extended back deck, engine room hatch that is lifted at a touch of a button
  • Deck non-skip pattern molded in gelcoat
  • Teak swim platform
  • Rupp rod holders (2)


  • 4 Ultra-comfortable Stidd chairs with chrome plated pedestals, power adjustable
  • Large upholstered forward facing back bench with fitted cover
  • Ultraleather upholstery
  • Very large storage space under the cockpit floor accessed through properly sized deck hatch with gas spring lifts
  • Folding cockpit steps
  • Hinged bench seat for additional access to engine room
  • Cockpit sole is traditional planked teak deck
  • Oversized Chartkit book locker with binocular rack by the helm
  • Built in glove box with varnished teak lid
  • Stamoid Navy top with side windows, drop curtains and full cockpit cover
  • Elk hide covered grab rail for Navy top
  • Teak rimmed steering wheel

Down below sleeps two in an oversized double with filler cushion, Ultrasuede upholstery. When not used as a bunk the V berth area is laid out as two generous sofas with upholstered backrests. An extra large hanging locker forward, shelving and a bureau with book locker easily handle a couples cruising needs for space. There are reading lamps over the bunks and a fan to circulate air. Finished in soft white with satin varnished teak trim and a varnished teak cabinsole. The head has a stainless sink and Scandvik fixture. There’s a pull-out shower with automatic sump pump. There’s ample locker space for towels and toiletries plus a teak framed mirror is mounted on the bulkhead.

There is plenty of counter space with a stainless steel sink and Scandvik faucet. There are also lockers and drawers for utensils and food strage. A 12VDC/110VAC refrigerator can keep food and beverages cool and the built in microwave serves piping hot prepared dishes and hors d’ oeuvres for guests.


  • Garmin 740S GPS (2011)
  • Raymarine SL70 radar
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF radio
  • B&G depth/knotmeter
  • AM/FM stereo with CD changer


  • 12 VDC System:
  • Marine grade, tinned copper wiring to ABYC standards
  • 2 4D batteries
  • Parallel switch for emergency starting of either engine
  • Magnetic circuit breaker panel with indicator lights
  • Mains disconnect switches

110 VAC system:

  • Circuit breaker panel with voltmeter and indicator lights
  • Heart Freedom 20 Inverter for microwave and outlets in galley and head
  • Shore power inlet with 50’ cord


  • Twin Mercruiser 496 HOs, 425 hp each (replaced 2006) Approx. 1100 hrs.
  • Stainless steel trim tabs
  • Power assisted steering
  • Morse controls power shift and throttles
  • Rule 2000 bilge pumps with Ultra Pump switches (2)
  • Heavy-duty self parking wipers
  • 8 x 20 fenders with covers (4)
  • Bow and stern teak flagstaffs
  • Ritchie high speed compass
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Atlantic stainless hot water heater
  • Jabsco electric head system with holding tank

Additional comments:
Kanga was commissioned in 1998 for a local owner. Her aft deck was lengthened by the boats builder to accommodate a full length sun cushion over the engine hatch. This was done by moving the aft bench forward to accommodate the change. Exterior brightwork shows some wear from the end of the season; the interior is in great condition. If you know these boats, KANGA is one of the original hot rods and a real joy to drive. The Runabouts are known for their extraordinary manners and smoothness underway. There is no comparison with other offerings in this class of boat in terms of handling, speed, fuel economy and style. She’s the best of her kind.

Asking Price:$ 239,000



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68 Cartwright Road, Shelter Island, NY  •  (631) 749-0856