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2009 Custom 38 Canyon Knowles Description

This 2009 Canyon Boatworks 38' Canyon-Knowles Tuna Colada is a great riding boat. It has made several rough water crossings to and from the Bahamas. Tuna Colada performs very well in all sea directions. The Cat C7's push her at a very fuel efficient 1 mile per gallon cruise at 27 knots and has a top end of 34 knots. This 2009 Canyon Boatworks 38' range is approximately 400 miles at cruising speeds.

Tuna Colada's owner has made significant updates and upgrades in the past four years - including repainting the hull and top sides in 2019, installing all new Garmin electronics from 2017, including a 72 mile 25kw radar added in 2020, new cabin air conditioner in 2020, replacing all of the Eisenglass, adding a fuel-polishing/transfer system, new oil-change system, engine driven crash pump, new props in 2018 (the originals serve as spares), new battery charger 2018, and 4 new AGM class 31 batteries January 2021.

The 460 HP Cat engines on this 38' Canyon Boatworks have been maintained on a regular basis by Ace Marine (Vero Beach, FL) including a complete 1,000 hour service that included replacing the entire after-cooler system on both engines.

This 2009 Canyon Boatworks 38' Canyon-Knowles Tuna Colada is the brainchild of custom boat builder Billy Knowles. Modified Vee hull painted Flag blue with red bootstripe and red bottom paint. Teak decks and covering boards. Cockpit has (2) in-deck fish boxes, rocket launcher, deep drop outlets under gunnels. Bridge deck has port and stbd seating facing the Centerline helm with single lever controls and collapsible electronics pod. Overhead electronics box houses (2) VHF radios and autopilot. pancake teaser reels in hardtop. Full tower has hard top, engine controls, 2017 Garmin electronics and (2) Lumitec LED flood lights. Upon entering cabin there are sofa/bunks to stbd and galley to port with granite countertop, stainless sink, single cooktop burner, refrigerator and microwave. Centerline double berth. Custom teak cabinets throughout. Rod storage locker Enclosed head with stainless fixtures and granite countertop. Grohe shower head and faucet. Fishing amenities include Rupp double spreader outriggers, center rigger, salt and fresh water washdowns. Engines are easily accessed via electric lift engine hatch.

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Name: Tuna Colada
Current Price: $425,000
Year: 2009
Engine Model: C-7
Length: 38 ft
Gross Weight: 19000 lbs
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: 3' 7"
Fuel Capacity: 400 Gallons
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Beam: 12' 2"
Max Speed: --
City: Fort Pierce
Country: US

2009 Custom 38 Canyon Knowles Vessel Overview

Vessel Details


  • Custom teak cabinets and doors
  • Cedar-lined closets
  • Teak & Holly floors
  • Sofa back lifts to make pullman bunk
  • Abundant storage
  • Storage under stairs
  • Rod storage


  • Granite countertop
  • Kenyon single cooktop burner
  • Stainless sink
  • Dometic refrigerator
  • Sharp Carousel microwave


  • Granite countertop
  • Stainless sink
  • Dometic head
  • Grohe shower head and faucet

Helm and Electronics

  • Garmin electronics upgraded in 2017
  • Garmin GPS 7612 GPS/RADAR/SOUNDER (2)
  • Garmin radar upgraded to 25Kw antenna in 2020
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin VHF (2)
  • FLIR
  • Fusion Stereo with 6 speakers
  • Hydraulic steering


  • Teak Deck and covering boards
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Bench seating with storage
  • Bow rail
  • Bow roller and line
  • Delta anchor
  • Windlass
  • Dive ladder


  • Salt and freshwater washdowns in cockpit
  • Tackle Storage in cockpit
  • (2) In-deck fishboxes
  • Deep drop outlets under gunnels (2)
  • Rupp double spreader outriggers
  • Center rigger


  • Marine A/C
  • Overhead handrails
  • Side console handrails
  • Tackle center seat backs
  • Upgraded coolers
  • Bench seat seat backrest
  • Isinglass
  • Hardtop
  • Pancake teaser reels


  • (4) New Group 3 AGM batteries (2021) for engines and generator
  • Northern Lights 12 Kw generator
  • Mastercraft battery charger
  • Shorepower 2- 30 Amp
  • Lenco trim tabs
  • Anchor windlass control at helm
  • (2) Caterpillar displays
  • Lewmar windlass
  • (2) Deep drop outlets
  • (2) Blue LED Underwater lights
  • Electric engine hatch lift


  • (2) Caterpillar 6 cylinder in-line 460 HP @ 2800 RPM's
  • 1024 Hours
  • Twin disc transmissions 1.75-1
  • 2 inch stainless shafts
  • 3 blade 23 x 28 props
  • Bronze rudders
  • Fuel transfer pump with Racor to polish fuel while transferring


  • Pipewelders tower with 10 rodholders on back of hardtop
  • Garmin 7608 GPS/ RADAR/ SOUNDER
  • Engine controls
  • (2) Caterpillar engine displays
  • (2) Lumitec LED flood lights
  • Hardtop


  • Engine services performed by ACE marine in Ft. Pierce, FL

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