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  • Manufacturer: Broom
  • Location: Plymouth, berth available
  • Year: 1998
  • LOA: 38'6" (11.74m)
  • Beam: 13' 0'' (3.96m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 1.07
  • Keel: Semi Displacement
  • ID no.: 1010929
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Erberspacher Diesel fired
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 454 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta TAMD 41P
  • Horsepower: 200hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 908 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 14
  • Top Speed: 22
  • Range: 564
  • Engine Hours Port: 2208
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 2208

Broker Remarks

Make this vessel your holiday home afloat enabling you to explores the Southwest’s beautiful cruising coastlines in Devon and Cornwall, with paid marina berth until the 31st of March 2021 included!!

This Broom Ocean 38 is in excellent condition; she has been owned by her current owners since 2002. 

Maintenance has always been a high priority as she has been cruised extensively, regular trips to the Channel Isles, Coast of France and the rivers and canals of Brittany. 

This Broom Ocean 38 has twin Volvo Penta TAMD 41P 200 horsepower engines that are incredibly economical, at their slowest in gear speed, they comply with harbour, river and canal maximum speed limits. There was a serious inspection/strip down and in-depth service during the winter of 2016, this was carried out purely as the owner is fastidious about maintaining the engines and felt it was the correct thing to do to ensure they continue to give peak performance for a further 20 years. 
Part of this package the vessel will be fuelled with full tanks ready for a new owner!

The present owner has implemented a serious upgrade schedule, including; natural teak laid decks and the cockpit area, (these are in superb condition, they have never been scrubbed or power washed!). She also benefits from having Ocean Air Blinds fitted. This Broom 38 also benefits from an upgraded navigation suite, most recently a class B AIS transponder 2019. The owner has also installed a 4Kva diesel generator for independent living when at anchorages.

For the new owner, if they wish to keep her berthed locally, there is a paid-for marina berth here at Mayflower International Marina Plymouth until the 31st of March 2021 to be included in the price, (which is transferable subject to marina terms and conditions), take advantage of the marina berth that is included, to spend time in the Southwest enjoying the variety of cruising grounds we are lucky enough to have. Mayflower marina are twice winners 2014 and 2015 coastal Marina of the year and a five golden anchor standard marina. The marina also allows extended periods of stay for holidays or a liveaboard option. (subject to Marina terms and conditions). The marina is located on the boarder of Plymouth and Cornwall and overlooks the mouth of the river Tamar and has stunning views of Mount Edgecombe, arguably the marina has one of the best views in Devon and Cornwall.

Should the new owner of this boat not have much experience, then keeping the boat locally will give them the opportunity to get to grips with boat handling in sheltered waters first. As the River Tamar is only five minutes from the marina berth to the West giving proper shelter and calm seas to practice on. There are many locations along the River Tamar that moorings are approachable, as well as anchorages that can be utilised, and plenty of creeks off the Tamar to explore, giving some valuable experience away from open water to captain and crew.
A local qualified semi-retired engineer and commercially endorsed yacht master is available to maintain and tutor on the boat once purchased if needed, the owner could introduce the buyer to him. 

This Ocean Broom 38 is a fantastic motorboat that offers a complete package; it would be a shame for anybody searching for a boat like this to miss out on her, the condition very good. 

The Broom 38 is ready to step onboard and cruise away, bedding cutlery, crockery, pots and pans etc, all that's needed is to complete the paperwork, bring some fresh food, drink and enjoy this special boat.
Genuine reason for the sale of the boat, as the vendor and family are retiring from boating after a very pleasant 56 years of boat ownership and extended cruising.


She is the two cabin layout with a dinette
She sleeps up to seven in two cabins, dinette and the saloon
Forward cabin has two large single V-berths
Dinette has C-shaped seating that converts into a spacious double berth
The saloon hosts a large single berth to starboard
Owners cabin has a large double island berth, there is a separate shower and separate heads in this cabin
The Joinery is American Cherry wood which was an upgrade when new
Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating
4 KVA Fischer Panda generator, serviced 2019 (119 total running hours)

Three burner hob, grill & large oven (immaculate condition)
Extractor fan
Microwave oven
Large front-loading refrigerator
Three x stainless steel sinks
Hot & cold pressurised water

The saloon has a generous C-shaped seating area to starboard with raised views and a small portable coffee table
There is an opening port side door with access to the deck
Ample storage throughout & large chart drawer
Ocean Air blinds

Forward heads has a jabsco seawater toilet
Moulded hand basin, that has hot and cold pressurised water
Owners cabin has a separate shower room & separate heads
Shower room with hot & cold pressurised shower, storage shelves & extractor fan
Aft cabin heads has an electric toilet
Moulded hand basin with hot & cold pressurised water
Storage lockers

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Broom Boats Norfolk in 1998, launched in June 1998
Designed by Andrew Wolstenholme
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Semi displacement hull with central keel
Teak laid decks and cockpit (new in 2007 for the 2008 season, excellent condition)
Silver anodised window frames
Wintered ashore each year

Air draft 10ft 6in / 3.2m

VAT paid

Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 41P 200hp (each) diesel engines (extremely economical, she will cruise at 7.8 knots 1500rpm, 2.2gph 3.54mpg and a range of 567 miles from full tanks)
The engines have had an in-depth service and inspection with replacement parts as necessary, lots of new hoses, the turbos, starter motors and alternators were removed stripped and inspected, then rebuilt with necessary o rings, gaskets and seals where needed.
Single lever morse engine controls
Shaft driven
Two x four-blade bronze propellers
Ambassador rope cutters
Stainless steel shafts with bronze P brackets
Bronze rudders
Volvo QL 7hp, 7" bow thruster
4 KVA Fischer Panda generator, (119 total running hours)
Calorifier water heater, engine powered with 240V immersion heater
Eberspacher diesel heating

Fuel capacity, two x 454 litre tanks (100 gallons)
Freshwater capacity 454 litres (100 gallons)
Holding tank capacity, 200 litres in a single stainless tank

Water System:
Hot and cold water 
Hot water from calorifier, heated by the engines an with an immersion heater whilst on shorepower
Pressurised water system
Shower in the aft heads

Two x 12V engine batteries with crossover
Four x 6V domestic batteries
Mains battery charger & charging from engine alternator
4 KVA Fischer Panda generator serviced 2019 (116 hours)
240V inverter
240V shore power
240V & 12V plug system
Galvanic Isolator
Instruction manuals for everything


Garmin GPS 4008 (NEW (charts include, Great Britain, English channel, Biscay coast south of Brest)
McMurdo AIS transponder (new 2019)
Raytheon Pathfinder SL 70 radar
Echopilot FLS bronze (forward-facing echopilot for canals)
Raymarine ST50 Wind
Raymarine ST50 Tridata (has a repeater below decks in the saloon as well)
Raymarine ST6000+
Icom IC-M411, DSC, VHF marine radio (has atis number - inland waterway number)
Plastimo Offshore steering compass

Ground tackle:
35lbs Plough anchor
Electric anchor windlass (reconditioned 2012)
24m anchor chain (new 2011)

Deck Gear: 
SS Whitall 1700 davits
SS boarding gates to port and starboard
SS boarding ladder to the bathing platform and to the upper deck
SS handrail 
SS fender baskets
SS mooring cleats forward, amidships and aft
Manual folding radar arch
Flybridge seating
Helm seat is from a Broom 39 and professionally installed (forward, aft adjustment and seats one person)
Double navigators seat from a Broom 39 that was professionally installed and seats two persons (allows forward-facing seating at sea and can be flipped to enable aft-facing seating when at anchor whilst entertaining! Has excellent storage below! The original seat bearings wear on the traditional bucket seats and give an uncomfortable ride, hence the conversion)
Helm and navigators forward-facing seating allows three persons in total!
Teak laid cockpit flooring and seat pedestal
Teak laid side decks

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties

The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Offshore flare kit
Radar reflector
Three x electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Three x fire extinguishers (all replaced June 2019)
Fire blanket
Automatic engine fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Navigation lights
Gas safety certificate renewed 2020

General Inventory:
Teak decks including cockpit (new 2007 for 2008 season)
Sprayhood (new 2015, fitted May 2015)
Inflatable dinghy 
Winter sprayhood
Windscreen covers
Cockpit cushions
8 x fenders
Various warps
Technical manuals
2 x barometers & 1 x ships clock
3" tube heater in the engine room
Radio CD & stereo speakers, cockpit & saloon

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