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Golden Cowrie 38

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Boat REF# 41500
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.43m (37'6")
Year 1985
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 44hp, Sole' (2006)
Lying Croatia


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Extra Details

Designer Hartley
Builder Peter Finch, Mitchells Yard, Poole
Lying Croatia
Fuel capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 609.0 ltr (134.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 44hp
Engine make and model Sole' (2006)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 11.43m (37'6")
Beam 3.56m (11'8")
Draft Min 1.91m (6'3")
Draft Max 1.91m (6'3")
Displacement 16,000kg (35,280.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Lucas - Slab (1993)
Headsail - Furling (1993)
Other sails Mizzen (1993)
Cruising chute (unknown year)
Mizzen Staysail (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Trysail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

All sails in Tan. Mast steps on both masts.

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Professionally built ferro cement with long fin keel under water profile. An exceptionally high standard ferro hull; 18mm plywood deck on laminated beams, teak cabin top and coamings.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick

She sleeps 7 but is more comfortable with 6, and is laid out with a small double-berth aft cabin with ample storage. There is a fore-cabin with two single V-berths which can be filled in to make a wide double.
In the main saloon there is a large galley, a navigation area, a big dining area that converts into a double berth, with settee seating for six around it and a single berth to starboard. Forward of this are the toilet and shower and a large hanging locker.
2 burner Taylors gas cooker with grill and oven. 2 gas bottles in aft locker. Also fridge, icebox, Lavac heads, sink, handbasin, shower, carpets, curtains, fan, Reflex diesel cabin heating, 3 x radiators.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck lights

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Lofrans Tigress windlass
5 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Monitor windvane self-steering system
Zodiac dinghy (2005)
3hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (2002)
Wooden clinker sailing dinghy.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Fire fighting equipment. Flares, jackstays, emergency tiller.

Broker's Comments

Designed in New Zealand by Hartley and built in England the Isabella Rose is a practical sailing boat rather than a luxury cruising yacht. She is an exceptionally spacious and safe sea-going 38' ketch with full headroom throughout. She was professionally built and a copy of the survey whilst inbuild is available. Peter Finch was a professional boat builder and a consultant in ferro-cement construction. Few people guess that she is ferro as the hull is so true.
The boat has been extensively cruised, including the Atlantic circuit; sailed to Dubrovnik, in Croatia, whose coast and islands she has been cruising for the past 5 years.
There is an extensive blue water inventory.
An ideal live-aboard boat with full Part 1 UK registration.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Golden Cowrie 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy 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.

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