Listed at $395,000

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Available for SalePay Dirt38' 1996 Blackfin 

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)

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales. 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


LOA: 38' (12 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 715 gal (2,707 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 100 gal (379 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Galveston, Texas, United States
Build Year: 1996
Builder: Blackfin
Model: 38 Express
Type: Sport Fishing
Cruising Speed: 27 Knots
Max Speed: 34 Knots



  • 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


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