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Marine Mouldings & R F Upson Bullet 38 (Modified)

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Boat REF# 32722
This boat has been sold
Length 11.98m (39'4")
Year 1998
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 3 x diesel 435hp, Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M2 2x Ford XLD (1997)
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer Barrie Skelcher
Builder Marine Mouldings & R F Upson
Lying Suffolk
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,050.0 ltr (231.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 360.0 ltr (79.2 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/07/2008


Engine 3 x diesel 435hp
Engine make and model Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M2 2x Ford XLD (1997)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 1x4 blade 2x3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 34.5 ltr (7.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots

Cummings 315hp main engine with two Ford 60hp wing engines.
She has a complete alarm system - bilge, gas and sewerage, as well as an intruder alarm using pads under the carpet.


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Length 11.98m (39'4")
LWL 10.88m (35'8")
Beam 3.70m (12'2")
Draft Min 1.14m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.14m (3'9")
Displacement 9,977kg (21,999.3lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

Fuel tanks are stainless steel.
Fresh water tanks are 180l and 120l. Most original invoices, manufacturers leaflets and circuit diagrams available.
A new survey commissioned 28th July 2008 is available to prospective buyers.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

6 berths in 2 separate cabins.
Hot water provided by way of a Calorifier, an immersion heater or an Eberspacher Hydronic D4W SC.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

Compass, speed, log and echo sounder are all repeated on the flybridge. The Radar can be positioned in the saloon and also on the flybridge.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick

Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth 7kg / 14kg)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

She has a complete alarm system - bilge, gas and sewerage, engine fire as well as an intruder alarm using pads under the carpet.

Broker's Comments


This is a truly unique boat, as featured in the August 2000 edition of Motorboat Monthly. She is a modified Bullet, designed by her current owner and professionally built, and I have to say he seems to have thought of everything. She has a powerful main engine, which means that she can cruise at 10 to 15 knots and reach 17 knots, but the two wing engines allow her to cruise at 5 to 6 knots. What this means is that she is equally at home on the open sea as on inland waters - so she would be ideal for someone wanting to shoot across the channel and then through the continental canal system. This configuration also means that she will "turn on a sixpence" - there's more as the modified stern minimises stern drag at low speeds.The helm provides excellent visability, but is not too high that the air draft is a problem, the saloon, galley, forward and aft cabins are all a good size and there are two on-suite heads. In short if you are looking for a extremely well thought-out boat, for inland, coastal and sea cruising or liveaboard, I would strongly recommend a viewing.

Price reduced to £49,995 and the vendor is receptive to part-exchange offers to a smaller motor/sail craft.


These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Marine Mouldings & R F Upson Bullet 38 (Modified) has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve and Paul of Boatshed Suffolk. 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.