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Blue Seas 38

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Boat REF# 4377
This boat has been sold
Length 10.82m (35'6")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 80hp, Ford Seascout (1981)
Lying West Wales


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Extra Details

Builder Blue Seas International
Lying West Wales
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 2,700.0 ltr (594.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 550.0 ltr (121.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2004


Engine 2 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Ford Seascout (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 22" Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.0 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
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Large stainless rudders give very precise handling. Excellent acces to all round both engines and bilges. Hydraulic steering from both helms.


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Length 10.82m (35'6")
Beam 3.71m (12'2")
Draft Min 1.17m (3'10")
Draft Max 1.17m (3'10")
Airdraft 3.90m (12'10")
Displacement 10,330kg (22,777.7lbs)
Headroom 1.84m (6'0")


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A mast is rigged to the cabin top to provide for a steadying mizzen, in true trawler yacht style.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Custom built by craftsmen in 1981 to a very high standard originally destined for the USA market. Custom built in heavy duty hand laid GRP, carvel effect to emmulate the Grand Banks range. Lots of 'little ship' features such as bronze ports, high Teak capped gunnels and rails, scuppers, hawser pipes with cow horn cleats, Teak decks and Samson post. The fly bridge is a full width design, giving shelter to the side decks. The space on the fly bridge is big enough for entertaing and BBQ's etc.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
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The interior is finished in French polished solid Teak throughout, including the flooring. An aft cockpit has a large door for access into the deck saloon, galley and wheelhouse. Forward of the helm, drops into a companionway with a guest double cabin to port, heads opposite (very roomy-with bath!!) master double in the forepeak. Beautiful joinery throughout which is in first class condition. The whole interior is very pleasing, light, airy and well laid out. Hot air and water provided by a new Eberspacher.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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Electric Seawolf windlass
2 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Flatacraft RIB 2.6m dinghy (2000)
4hp outboard (1998)
The Teak bathing platform has safe access via the integral door in the transom, fitted with snap davits for the RIB.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

My impression of this fine Trawler Yacht is of a safe, solid, go-anywhere cruising boat that will handle all reasonable conditions. I have personally driven her and she handles like a dream. To buy her equivalent today would cost at least 10 times the price of this one.
So why is she so cheap, you may ask?
Well, she is now looking decidedly ‘end of season’. She has sat in our yard for the whole of last season and winter. Boats, of any description, do not improve when left un-loved, afloat or ashore!
Mechanically and structurally, where it counts, we believe her to be in good order but her exterior has undoubtedly suffered cosmetically; varnish and external wood-work in particular.
This could easily be rectified by a keen owner armed with little more than a tin of quality yacht varnish and a good brush over a couple of dry weekends. For a less keen DIY yachtsman a relatively slim wallet might suffice! Boats, after all, are a hole in the water into which you throw money but this one should be better than most at her size and no worse than many.
Her current, heavily reduced, asking price reflects this harsh reality.
See "more photos" to view 37 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Mike of Boatshed Wales.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Blue Seas 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.