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Trident Marine UK Warrior 38 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Trident Marine UK
  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent
  • Year: 1987
  • LOA: 38'0" (11.58m)
  • Beam: 13' 0'' (3.96m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.52
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 38267
  • Cabins: 3
  • Aircon: No
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 680 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Horsepower: 43hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 190 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6.5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7.5 Knots
  • Range: 500NM
  • Engine Hours Port: 20

Broker Remarks

1987 Trident Marine Warrior 38

The Trident Marine Warrior 38 is a much sought-after blue-water yacht popular with both larger sailing families and long-distance cruisers alike. The particular genius of the design by Bill Dixon and Angus Primrose is to fit 3 double cabins, that's 6 berths without using the saloon, and 2 heads, into a 38-footer without making it feel cramped. They also managed to give her masses of deck space and a large deep cockpit while maintaining handsome exterior lines: all in all quite an achievement.

You might say the Warrior 38 sits mid-way between the much more expensive Halberg-Rassy and the more prosaic Moodys also designed by Dixon at the time. She is a definite must-see for anyone looking for a strong, capable coastal cruiser or planning to head off further afield in a boat this size.

“Sha Tin”  has been owned by the current owner for the past 27 years. The owner has completed a significant number of upgrades including a new Beta 43 engine in 2018 that has only has 20 hours usage as well as new suite of sails in 2018. 

The current owners now reluctantly selling due to work pressures and an addition to the family.  “Sha Tin” is a good opportunity for anyone sailing with a larger crew or looking to venture off further afield. Video viewing is highly recommended. 


This Trident Warrior 38 offers six berths in three cabins excluding the saloon, comprising a Port aft cabin, with a double berth the skipper's navigation area is located in the aft cabin. It is a novel, but useful feature. In addition, it leaves the navigator undisturbed on a busy yacht and leaving the galley/saloon uncluttered. A Starboard aft cabin with double berth with hanging locker.

The saloon has a U-shaped settee to starboard with a large oval table that easily seats six people. It has space behind the central seat allowing free movement throughout the yacht even with every one seated. There is 1.9m headroom throughout. The yacht has a real cosy feel to it due to the Wallas Marine diesel heating system

Opposite the saloon table is a linear galley that has a 2 burner cooker with oven and grill and lots of work surface. It has a 240v microwave and 12v fridge. The galley has two stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water.  Water is heated by the calorifier and via a 240v immersion heater.

The forward cabin with its v-berth sleeps two people in comfort. It has a separate dressing table and hanging wardrobe. This owners cabin is spacious and light.

There are two head compartments one forward and one aft. Both her marine toilets, with washbasins and showers with hot and cold water.  The vessel has a single water tank that holds an impressive 680 litres.

Mechanical and Rigging

Spars & Sails:

The Warrior 38 has a Cutter Bermudan Kemp deck stepped mast and boom with a fractional rig. It has a slab reefing mainsail and furling headsail. It has an alloy spinnaker pole and manually adjustable backstay. The stainless steel standing rigging was replaced in 2011 and a new Furlex furling system was fitted in 2015. 


  • 5 x Lewmar self-tailing sheet winches
  • 3 x Lewmar self-tailing halyard winches 


  • 1 x Mainsail, Northrop, 2018 condition as new
  • 1 x Cutter, Northrop, 2018, condition as new
  • 1 x Furling Genoa, Northrop, 2018, condition as new. 

Mechanical Systems:

This Warrior 38 had a new Beta 43HP diesel engine located under the aft cockpit sole that was fitted in 2018. Freshwater cooled via a heat exchanger.  It was last serviced in 2019 and has 20 engine hours as at the 16th April 2020. 500 Litre fuel tank. It has a saildrive to a 3 blade bronze prop fixed prop.  The saildrive diaphragm was replaced in 2018. The fuel tank is stainless steel and holds 190Litres giving a cruising range of 500 nm. Thus yacht will cruise at 6.5 knots and has a maximum speed of 7.5 knots. The yacht as a Beta 4 KVA Genset that was fitted in 2018 and has been used for 2 hours. 

Electrical Systems:

3 x 12 volt batteries (1 x engine + 2 x domestic batteries all new in 2018) charging from alternator and via 240v shore power system with ring main, immersion heater and battery charger. The yacht is fitted with a Beta 4KVA Genset, solar panels and wind generator.


Safety Equipment:

  • 1 x Automatic Fire Extinguishers in engine bay
  • 2 x Fire Extinguishers in saloon
  • Fire Blanket
  • Gas Alarm
  • CO2 Detector
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Jackstays
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Deck light
  • 1 x Horseshoe Lifebuoy with floating light
  • Danbuoy
  • Emergency tiller
  • Radar reflector
  • 1 x Electric bilge pump
  • 1 x Manual bilge pump

Navigation Equipment:

  • Steering compass
  • VHF Radio
  • Echo Sounder- Nasa 2016
  • Speed/Log – NASA 2016
  • GPS – Garmin 45 - 1993
  • Chartplotter – Lowrance - 2006
  • AIS Receiver – NASA 2018
  • Radar – Furuno 2000
  • Autopilot – Raymarine 2017
  • 2 x Navtex systems
  • Electronic charts – Lowrance Europe 2006
  • Deck level navigation lights
  • Masthead navigation lights
  • Paper charts – variety
  • Clock & Barometer

 Deck Equipment:

  • Anchor – CQR with chain and warp 50m
  • Kedge Anchor - Bruce
  • Anchor Windlass – Electric
  • Lifeline gates
  • Mainsail cover
  • Boom awning
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit dodgers with name on
  • Binnacle cover
  • Bathing platform
  • Boarding ladder
  • 8 x Mooring warps
  • 10 x Fenders
  • Winter storage legs
  • Dinghy – Avon red
  • New hull windows were fitted in 2018


 Long fin encapsulated keel with wheel cable steering

History & Construction:

Built in 1987 by Trident Marine to a Bill Dixon design. It has a beige GRP hull and superstructure  with teak decks.  Wheel steering to a skeg hung rudder. Stainless steel stanchions, pulpit. Self-draining cockpit. This yacht has had a considerable re-fit in 2018. She was last ashore in 2018 when anodes, antifouling where all changed as well as a new engine and saildrive diaphragm fitted.  


Brokers Comments:

This is a great opportunity to buy an extremely strong and long distance seaworthy yacht that has had considerable upgrades in the past two years including new sails, engine and generator. It has been owned by the current owner for the past 27 years during which time he has sailed her to Greece, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Germany and many other European places.  It has only had two previous owners and was lightly used by previous owners.  It is very reluctantly being sold due to the addition of a new family member and work commitments. More photos will be available once the UK lock-down has been lifted and the owner has had a chance to remove their personal belongings.


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