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Maurice Griffiths 38' Barrier Reef

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Boat REF# 111300
Off The Market
LOA 11.68m (38'4")
Year 1972
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 76hp, Perkins 4236 (1972)
Lying Essex


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Designer Maurice Griffiths
Builder Ferro Cement Marine Services
Lying Essex
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Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 76hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 (1972)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

The engine was fully rebuilt in 2000 with new liners and pistons it has since completed approximately 700hrs.
New fuel pipes recently fitted.
Ample power charging system.


LOA 11.68m (38'4")
Beam 3.43m (11'3")
Draft Min 1.83m (6'0")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Displacement 15,000kg (33,075.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore


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Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (1972) with stainless steel standing rigging (1996)


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Mainsail Jeckells - Roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Fully battened Main for the in boom furling.
Sails are all Jeckells sails and tan in colour. The sails are all in good condtion apart from some fading on exposed areas. The Genoa had a new sacrificial strip in 2007.
There are two hank on staysails that fit the inner forestay.
Mast Steps.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Overall length including bowsprit 43ft.
Three water tanks with a total capacity of 1000 Litres - new in 1997.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

20 Gallon Calorifier for hot water.
There is an Eberspacher diesel cabin heater fitted but it is currently not working.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick

The Radar and GPS are in working order. There are also a number of instruments that are fitted but not currently working these include: Speed/Log, Depth, Wind, Autopilot - the fault may well be wiring issues but this is not known.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Lowfrans windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth, CQR)
80.00m (262'6") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This classic blue water yacht was designed by Maurice Griffiths and built in Ferrocement by Ferro Marine Services, a builder with a good reputation.
This Barrier Reef 38 (43ft long with all the overhangs) may not look too pretty at the moment but she certainly has potential. The hull we are advised is sound, the sails look pretty good, the engine looks scruffy but was overhauled in 2000 and has done just 700hrs since.
The wiring needs some attention - a lot of instruments are not working. This boat has massive potential and is priced very realistically - Looking for a bargain blue water potential boat? - This could be it.

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

This Maurice Griffiths 38' Barrier Reef has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.