39' Bayliner 3988 Command Bridge

$129,000 | 2001 | San Francisco, CA


TANGO is shining example of the 3988 family cruiser offering a great deal of boat for the money. An original owner vessel, her upgraded 330hp Cummins have 850hrs which is right in the sweet spot given her age. New shaft seals, fuel filters, heat exchangers & descaling of intercoolers were complete in 2021.

Inside, the two-cabin, two-head layout is arranged with an island berth forward and a double berth in the second stateroom that extends below the salon's elevated dinette. The master head is fitted with a bathtub that provides sitting headroom only since it’s located beneath the lower helm station. Large salon windows make the interior seem spacious and completely wide open. 

The 3988 also features heat & air conditioning, generator, large u-shaped galley, complete with upper & lower helm stations. This is a sure bonus on the West Coast to have a pilothouse protecting crew from the elements. Her exterior canvas have also been updated recently.

Ask about her transferable 45ft berth in highly coveted SF Marina with long waitlist

(Additional taxes apply) 

Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. The boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting - San Francisco.


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Number of Engines 2
Engine Model 3988 Command Bridge
Engine power (total) 660 hp
Engine hours (port/starboard) 1700
Drive Type Direct
LOA 46.25 ft
Beam 14.08 ft
Maximum Draft: 3.25 ft
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Fresh water tanks 100|gallon
Fuel tanks 298|gallon
Holding tanks 36|gallon

Displacement: 21500

LOA: 46' swim step to pulpit

Beam: 14'1"

Draft: 3'3"


Upgraded 330hp Cummins 6BA 5.9-M3 Turbo after-cooled engines

Cruising Speed: 20kts

Max Speed: 27kts

Twin ZF Transmission HSW 300 1:57:1

Twin Aquamet stainless steel shafts 2" diameter

Twin PYI-PSS dripless shaft seals (2021)

Twin counter-rotating 22" Props

Freshwater heat exchangers

Exhaust System:
Horizontal wet, turbo-assist, through stainless steel mixing elbow, routed through rubber, fiberglass pipe &water-locks, exits stern
Dual station Morse twin two lever, with solid push/pull cables
Dual station twin tachometers, oil pressure, water temperature, volt- meters high water temperature &low oil pressure light &audible alarms


Fuel: 298
Fresh Water: 100
Holding: 36


Fiberglass shallow-deadrise modified-V hull with moderate beam and prop pockets.

The hull is constructed of alternating layers of single skin fiberglass. The topsides are flat aft and flare forward, with a raked bow, and a rounded cambered transom, and a swim platform.

The underwater hull has vee sections forward that flatten aft, and shallow three-quarter keel. There are exposed stainless steel propeller shafts turning exposed bronze counter rotating, four-bladed propellers.

The deck layout consists of a self-bailing cockpit, with a walkthrough transom, flush side and foredecks, a raised blister trunk cabin, and a flying bridge, with a helm station offset to port.

The cockpit, decks, cabin, and flying bridge structures are constructed with alternating layers of molded fiberglass, with suspected end grain Balsa cores in places for reinforcements.


Sleeps 6 in 2 staterooms and convertible dinette. The forward stateroom has an island double bed with drawers under. There are hanging lockers port & starboard. The overhead hatch and two ports offer ample light and air. Aft on the starboard side is the enclosed head with a port. It should be noted the tub offers sitting headroom only as it is located under the lower helm station. Aft through door to port side guest head with port. There is also a door into the guest stateroom with a double berth. There is a hanging locker, storage area and a heater. From the companionway, up four steps to the galley area. On the starboard side forward is the lower helm station with folding bench seat and full controls.

Aft is the U-shaped galley. Across to port is a L-shaped lounge seat with storage under. Down one step to the salon area with L-shaped convertible dinette and upgraded oversized riser table usually found only on larger models. The table has a fitted cushion to sleep two people. On the starboard side, under the galley counter, is good storage and a U-Line icemaker. Aft is a swivel chair and ample storage areas along the port side. The master electrical panel is on the aft bulkhead. The salon is light and airy with large opening windows for ventilation. A heater is mounted in the bulkhead. Hatches in the deck offer easy overhead access to the engine room. There is a sliding door to the cockpit. The cockpit has deck hatches for access to the generator and lazarette. A hatch/door on the port side opens to the engine room.

There are three folding chairs. H&C shower is mounted in the transom next to the transom door leading to the stylish integral swim platform. There is a fold-up swim ladder. Port and starboard side steps to the wide side decks leading forward. On the port side is a ladder to the flybridge with port side helm station and seat. Full instrumentation at the helm. The lounge seat on the flybridge will seat six. 

Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts 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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