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Princess 38

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Boat REF# 121701
removed from sale
Length 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1982
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 2 x diesel 188hp, Ford Mermail (1982)
Lying South Dock Marina, residential mooring


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Extra Details

Lying South Dock Marina, residential mooring
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners


Engine 2 x diesel 188hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermail (1982)
Engine Hours engine1:   1301    engine2:   1301
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots

The bank of 4 batteries is linked into a battery management system which tests the batteries every 15 minutes, maintaining constant, regulated power.


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Length 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 4.11m (13'6")
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Cetrek 701 autopilot
Cetrek speed log
Echopilot FL32
NASA Navtex
Garmin GPSmap 220
Freeview TV receiver

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Seawolf windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
With the cockpit cover fitted, the aft deck provides an extra 'room / conservatory' - a great additional living space usable throughout the year.

There is a full width lazarette locker, which is big enough to accommodate a freezer and washing machine.

• Windscreen cover
• Flybridge cover

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Liferaft (not recently serviced)

Broker's Comments

A super example of this popular large family flybridge cruiser. The usual Princess build quality made the 38 one of the most popular boats of her era, and these virtues hold good to this day. These boats are known for their seaworthy handling and a good turn of speed. Below, there is plenty of space in two cabins and the large, bright saloon provides an additional three berths.

She is in great condition inside and out and has been meticulously maintained by the current owners.

A big plus is that this boat comes with a Central London residential mooring licence. These licences alone have been marketed for sums in excess of £30,000 and there is currently a very long waiting list to get into this marina. This is a secure, gated marina, very close to Canary Wharf and the City. It is a popular and convenient location, with tubes, buses, trains and the river bus all close to hand, as well as supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops.

Whilst the residential mooring is a huge bonus, don't forget this is a great boat for pootling up and down the river or even hurtling across the Channel. Whilst the the twin diesel engine provide plenty of oomph, they are extremely economical, enabling fast, stylish cruising at an affordable price. The current owner is prepared to devote some time to instructing new owners on driving and handling the boat. So, not only a super central London home, but a potentially exciting one!

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

This Princess 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian of Boatshed London. 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.