The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Prima 38

Cruiser Performance Racer
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  273116
  • Length  ·  11.60m
  • Year  ·  2000
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 29hp, Yanmar 3GM (2000)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder Seaquest Marine UK
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GM (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Drive Type: Sail drive (new seal 2017)
Folding propeller – Hub replaced 2018


Length 11.60m
Beam 3.77m
Draft Min 2.45m
Draft Max 2.45m
Displacement 6,300kg (13,891.5lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged with Rod standing rigging (2017)


Reefing mainsail Sanaders - Slab (2019) 2 Reefs
Headsail Hyde - Furling (2015)

Fractional twin spreader Nordic carbon fibre mast 
Alloy boom 
Rod rigging (replaced 2017)Spectra backstay with 42:1 adjuster
Dyneema & Spectra halyards and sheets
Slab reefing mainsail using Tides Marine luff track system
Twin groove Tuff Luff headfoil Reckmann twin groove furling system (not fitted)
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole with dip pole system 
Nordic spring loaded strut type vang 
Spinlock winch feeders 
10 Lewmar Rope clutches on coach-roof 
Genoa car system 
Harken windward sheeting main-sheet car 


Main sail- Sanders 2019 Carbon and with 2 reefs Sanders 2015 carbon membrane double taffeta with 2 reefs
#1- Sanders 2017 carbon laminate
#2- Sanders 2018 (Dimension Polyant GPL14LS-carbon)
#3- Dolphin kevlar
#4- Dolphin
#1- Dolphin carbon / Kevlar 2012
#2- Hyde kevlar
Spinnaker heavy- Sanders 2016
Code Zero- Sanders 2016
Storm sails– Trisail and storm jibFurling jib- Hyde 2015 grey Dacron with vertical battens (hardly used)Sail Sailcover

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Sleeps 10+ in 3 cabins plus 4 in main saloon
Interior joinery in solid teak & teak faced marine ply. 
Teak & Holly cabin sole. 
Textured moulded headlining. 
Blue upholstery. 

Removable saloon table with drop leaves. 
Settee berths with lee cloths. 

Fittings for pipe cot (included) in port aft cabin. 
Cockpit well portlights in rear cabins. 

Galley area with three-burner gas cooker- new 2015, oven & grill, twin stainless steel sink, 12v refrigerated top loading cool box.

100 litre plastic fuel tank with gauge
50 litre flexible fresh water tank 

Heads compartment with marine WC, hand basin & shower. 

Eberspacher Airtronic 2.2kw cabin heating with outlets to port aft cabin and saloon, with 7 day 24hr timer. 

Hull of hand laid GRP with balsa core above the waterline and additional lay- 
up of multi-directional E-glass below the waterline. Deck of hand laid glassfibre with balsa in flat areas. 
Deck Kiwi Grip painted non-slip.
Watertight bulkhead at bow. 
Underside professionally faired, antifouled and polished
Rudder faired and new self aligning bearing fitted 2018

Keel with lead bulb: 2690kg

5ft carbon steering wheel (with cover)


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(15kg Bruce)
2 x Harken 44 self-tailing 2-speed halyard winches 
2 x Harken 44 self-tailing 2-speed primary winches 
2 x Harken 44 self-tailing 2-speed main-sheet winches 

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Above companionway: 
1x Raymarine tack tick wind display (removable)1x Raymarine tack tick log / echosounder display (hard-wired)1x Raymarine tack tick multi display (removable)
At mast: 
3 x Raymarine tacktick 20/20 (2 single, one duel- removable)

In cockpit: 
Raymarine P70 autopilot display (running new generation autopilot controller)Raymarine remote control for tack tick instruments (removable).

Two Plastimo Contest 130 bulkhead compasses new 2017

At chart table: 
Raymarine C90 chartplotter and digital chart (wifi transmits)
Icom DSC VHF Radio & CD with cockpit speakers (switch with VHF)Raymarine 650 AIS transmit / receive

Navigation lights including LED masthead tri-colour 

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

2 x 12v batteries, switched 
Charged by 55amp engine alternator or 240v 25 amp battery charger 
Shore power with cable. 240v outlets under chart table and galley areas 

Broker's Comments

Ok so these Prima's are a performance cruiser race yacht. They offer high level race performance with the added extra of comfort and cruisability if that is what you would rather once and a while.

For the racer in you here are the stats:

IRC optimized 1.046 (2019)

1st jog inshore series 20161st Jog offshore series 20171st Warsash Spring Champs 20184th in class Cowes Week 2018

For the comfort in you:

She appears to be in really nice condition inside and out, lovely teak inside giving that warm comfort feeling plus quality build, three cabins provides plenty of space for family (or crew) with cabin heating and hot water luxury. The owner tells me she is very easy to handle even when providing performance.

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

This Prima 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

9 years

Why are you selling her?

New boat!

Where have you sailed her?

Solent, The Channel, Fastnet.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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