1979 Sea Chief Conquest

38 ft
Sea Chief



This 1979 38′ Sea Chief Conquest Trawler, has spent a large portion of it’s life under cover, and it shows. All the interior joinery is in great condition, and has recently been oiled. The salon is extremely bright from the ample surrounding windows letting in natural light. 

From sliding salon doors on the port aft side and forward stbd side of the salon, you can enter into a very spacious salon, up galley and lower helm area. There is a double stainless sink, a butcher block counter top over the fridge, and a 3 burner electric stove and oven. The galley area abounds with storage for dry supplies, crockery and cooking utensils. To the portside, there is a dining table and seating, enough to seat 8 with extra chairs. 

Forward and to stbd, is the lower helm station, with engine controls, Raytheon 16 mile radar, Garmin GPSmap 498 chartplotter, depthfinder, compass, windlass control, VHF radio with loud hailer, a Standard Stereo system, and electrical supply panel for both 110VAC and 12VDC systems. An off-air TV antenna is attached to the mast for better TV reception. There is also a foot rest for the helmsman while at this station. 

Forward of the salon, and down the stairs you have the forward V berth, and en-suite head and shower. The V berth has a sliding door system to allow complete privacy from the rest of the boat. There is a hanging locker to stbd, and plenty of storage space under the berth. To either side of the bed, are shelves for additional storage. From this V berth, there is also access to the chain locker. The head to port, had a marine toilet, sink and marble counter top, a shower, and plenty of storage space. 

Aft of the salon, and down a short set of stairs, is the extremely spacious master stateroom. Once again, plenty of storage space and hanging lockers, with a head to port side, and the shower to stbd. There is a marble counter top with basin in both head and shower units. The Master has the added bonus of having all the aft super structure windows, so also has a ton of natural light. Also nice to see an older trawler with very minimal water staining around window trims etc. 


Both staterooms have overhead hatches to let in air and light while on anchor. There is an external (deck mounted in a sound shield box)2.2KW Honda generator that runs flawlessly, to provide ample 110ZVAC power while at anchor. The engine compartment, shows a well kept, neat and clean space, and you can see the 120hp Lehman diesel (only 845 hours!!) has been well taken care of. Underneath the engine, is an easily accessible and clean bilge. There is a racor fuel filtration system aft of the engine, and a battery charger forward and to stbd of the engine. Batteries (new 2014)  are either side of the engine. There is surprisingly little in the engine space, so systems guys have a clean slate to work with. 


The exterior of the vessel is very clean, with the super structure looking good having been painted in 2014. All the teak decking shows that it has spent years undercover, and is in great shape. Handrails are all in excellent shape. There is a bimini top in like new condition, that stretches over almost the entire fly bridge deck. All of the stainless handrails are solid and intact. There is a 30amp shore supply inlet to the stbd side, just forward of the lower helm sliding door. Up forward, there is a 12VAC electric windlass  with a foot switch. Off of the rail on the portside of the aft deck, there is a stainless BBQ for those summer days on anchor. There is also teak steps on the transom, allowing access to the teak swim step.


Overall, “Rosebud’s” condition for a 1979 trawler is very refreshing, and will win over her new owner’s hearts. She is well worth a visit, to get to know her. 

Last hauled out 9/2014 New bottom paint and anodes. 

Please contact Jason Whitaker on 971-244-2667, or [email protected]

Call Direct! Jason Whitaker 971-244-2667

Vessel Year:
Engine Type:
Engine Mfg:
1 Ford Lehman
Engine Model:
2715E Inboard
Engine Hours:
845 | Hrs

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