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Trireme 38

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Boat REF# 2510
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.90m (39'1")
Year 1988
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp, BMC 2.2 (1988)
Lying Costa del Sol


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Extra Details

Designer Francoise Charpantier
Builder B.A. & J. Evans
Lying Costa del Sol
Fuel capacity 386.0 ltr (84.9 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/1988


Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp
Engine make and model BMC 2.2 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.8 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
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PRM 160 Gearbox 2/1 ratio. Both fueltanks can be tested for water at the very lowest point.
Three 105Ah batteries new in May 2003.
The Electrical control panel is supplied via three 30 Amp circuit breakers. One circuit breaker feeds Bus Bars which supplies power to the Starboard side of the boat. The second feeds Bus Bars which supplies power to the Port side of the Boat & the third is spare.
All wires are numbered, Odd numbers being negative wires & Even numbers being positive wires. Comprehensive wiring manual. Good engine access on three sides. All mechanical and electrical instalations are first class and reflect the owners engineering background.


LOA 11.90m (39'1")
LWL 9.80m (32'2")
Beam 3.70m (12'2")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 14,500kg (31,972.5lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1988) with galvanised standing rigging (1988)


Mainsail Lay Line - Slab (2000)
Headsail - Furling (1988)
Other sails No 1 Furling Jib (1988)
No 2 Hank On Jib (1988)
No 1 Hank On Staysail (1988)
No 2 Hank On Staysail (1988)
Storm Jib (1988)

+ 1 Reef Winch. Stay sail stay and furler stay are 9mm Stainless Steel. The top & bottom rotator units on the Profurl Roller reefing system were returned to Profurl in 2002 & fitted with new bearings.(the old bearings worked fine but had gone a touch notchy).
The standing rigging,apart from the furler & staysail stay is 3/8" galvanised wire. It has been oiled annually with boiled linceed oil & is in first class condition. The stainless steel furler stay had to be replaced in Malaysia when two wire strands were found to be broken.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Leading edge of keel is 60mm solid bar, cockpit drains are 3/8" walled pipe, the edges of the frames & Stringers were ground & then given two coats of Zinc Rich Epoxy primer, as were the plates where the frames & stringers touched. After the hull was welded up it was grit blasted inside and there was a line of grey paint between the hull plate, frames and stringers. The inside of the hull was then given nine coats of epoxy paint & today after 15 years of use the hull inside is as good now as when the boat was launched. It is felt that this extra work was well worth the effort, building long life into the hull as steel boats mainly corrode from the inside out. The hull consists of the following plate thicknesses: 15mm bottom of keel, 6mm sides of keel, 4mm bottom two plates of the hull and rest of hull is 3mm. The anchor locker comprises of a 25mm thick wooden box bolted to the frames and fibreglass lined to make it watertight and a flexible drain tube is fitted to the aft end of the box which can be drained into a container. This prevents any salt water coming into contact with the hull. Before the hull fit out started the interior of the hull (after the nine coats of paint mentioned above) was spayed with granulated cork down to the waterline and then given two coats of matt paint. This combats condensation very well & the present owners spent three winters in Southampton with no condensation problems. After putting on the cork, ceilings were fitted to the frames in every locker which keeps locker contents off the hull and there is a flow of air everywhere in the boat between the ceilings and the hull. In Trinidad during the summer season most boats have terrible milldew problems, This vessel has had none during her stay there. All hatches are made in stainless steel, with stainless steel hatch combings. The 30 CM High Stantions are bolted and welded to the deck. Painted, Antifouled and fresh anodes installed October 2003.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
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Manual water system tick

Double Sink in Galley. Brazilian Mahogony and Spruce interior with Iroko Cielings and teak faced ply bulk heads. Taylors 030 Kerosene Cooker/Oven and the vessel carries 1 years supply of cooking fuel. The flue pipe for the reflex diesel heater passes through the locker ahead of the heater making it a very efficient airing cupboard. It is also possible to cook stews etc on the heater. Ample storage space and very nice furnishings throughout.

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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Sun awning tick
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4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual S&L 555 windlass
4 anchors
(45 Lbs CQR, 50 Lbs Danforth, 75 Lbs Fisherman, 20 Lbs Fisherman)
90.00m (295'3") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Aires windvane self-steering system
Caribe Rib dinghy (1998)
2.5hp outboard (1998)
Jon Bouy

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
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Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Tinker Tramp (Requires attention). Bullet Proof hull provides additional security.

Broker's Comments

This vessel was constructed along with her sister s/v over a period of 9 years (1979-1988) part time by two brothers, both Engineers by trade. The boats were built under cover in a purpose built building during that time. The specification of this vessel speaks for itself and anyone would be happy to take her anywhere in the world in all conditions. She's the most robust and well thought through blue water cruiser I have ever been aboard and anyone looking for such vessel will find none better. Perfect for 2 people looking to circumnavigate the globe.
See "more photos" to view 49 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Robert Hopkin of Boatshed Costa del Sol Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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