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Princess 38 Boat for Sale

£38,000 |
  • Manufacturer: Princess
  • Price: £38,000
    VAT has not been paid on this boat
  • Location: Dartmouth
  • Year: 1981
  • LOA: 40'10" (12.45m)
  • Beam: 12' 10'' (3.90m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 0.91
  • Keel: Semi Displacement
  • ID no.: 17F8803926
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 681 Litres
  • Engine Make: ford
  • Horsepower: 188hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 900 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 12
  • Top Speed: 25

Broker Remarks


Owners comments

After the great success of the Princess 37, the newly developed 38 model was introduced. With her large owners cabin, new interior and exterior styling, the 38 model was built for many years.

Still very much a model in demand. With her twin Ford diesels she can plane and cover larger distances quite fast but can also cruise along more economically than her more powerful sisters. This is a good 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. Her large saloon/wheelhouse can be increased by opening her doors to the cockpit making her very accessible and comfortable. and comes well equipped. She makes a good live aboard

Located in Devon the owner is selling due to moving abroad. and has all the paper work and history going back to when it was built, would benefit from the soft furnishings being replaced , the head liner in the forward cabin especially, few little jobs to do but she’s is an older boat

She comes with spares, a dingy two out boards life jackets ropes fenders.

VAT understood to have been paid but not evidenced.




  • Seating to starboard
  • Saloon table
  • Bench / stowage to port
  • Helm bench seat for 2 people
  • Carpet
  • Windows providing good light
  • Curtains
  • Clock and barometer
  • Radio/cd player
  • 6’1” head room


  • 2 x sink
  • Cooker with oven/ grill
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Storage lockers
  • Sink with hot and cold pressurised water
  • Cutlery / crockery / utensils

Forward Cabin

  • Double berth
  • Storage cupboards
  • lights
  • Mirror
  • Opening hatch
  • Ensuite heads 

Second cabin

  • 2 x single berths
  • Storage
  • Hanging locker
  • Mirror
  • Windows
  • Lights


  • Sink with hot and cold tap  
  • Shower
  • Jabsco Toilet
  • Windows
  • Curtain
  • Separate shower with basin
  • Mirror
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical and Rigging

Hull and construction

  • GRP
  • Flybridge
  • Anti-fouling applied 2023
  • 1981


  • 2 x Ford Mermaid Majestic 6 cylinder turbo diesel engines
  • 188hp each
  • Serviced Jan 2022
  • Shaft drive
  • Trim tabs
  • Sea water cooled
  • 3 blade props
  • 12-15knt cruising speed
  • Maximum speed 25 knots
  • Port gearbox rebuilt with new clutches 2021
  • Extensive list of spares and tools for the boat and diesel heating system


  • 4 batteries 2019
  • Shore power
  • 1 x Honda generator
  • Charging via shore power or engine


  • Fuel Capacity:  900 Litres in 2 x galvanised steel tanks
  • Water Capacity:  681 Litres
  • Holding Tank (bag in the bow floor)
  • Hot and Cold pressurised water system
  • Water heated via shore power to calorifier
  • New waste water pump 2022



Navigation equipment

  • Chartplotter
  • 2 x steering compass
  • Log/ speed
  • Auto pilot
  • Radar
  • Navtex
  • 2 x VHF radio one for the fly bridge 
  • Hand held VHF and plotter for flybridge

Anchoring and mooring equipment

  • Anchor locker
  • Danforth type anchor on bow roller
  • Spare anchor 
  • 8mm chain
  • 100 ft chain and warp  
  • Electric windlass
  • Boathook
  • 24 x fenders
  • 4 x mooring warps
  • Midship cleats

Safety equipment

  • Liferaft (not serviced)
  • Foghorn
  • Radar reflector
  • Lifebuoys
  • Search light
  • Gas detector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Auto bilge pump

Deck equipment

  • Boarding ladder
  • Bathing platform
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Windscreen wipers (needs new blades)
  • Davits
  • Outboard bracket
  • Flybridge
  • Dinghy
  • 2 outboards
  • Pressure washer  


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Disclaimer : EQ Marine Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.