Prima 38

79,950 Tax Paid | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom


  • Make Prima
  • Model 38
  • Year 2005
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 36197
  • Name Alfresco


The last Prima 38 to be built in the UK in 2005 by Seaquest Yachts, and the only one with masthead spinnakers. IRC optimised rudder designed by Hugh Wellbourn. Mostly dry-sailed from new. New rod rigging (2021), New Garmin nav equipment (2022).The Prima 38 is capable of round the cans agility, has offshore capability, and cruising comfort. Record of racing results available upon request.


Seaquest PRIMA 38
The last UK boat built in 2005
Hull number 24
Dry-sailed until 2021
2 x coats VC Offshore antifoul applied June 2022
Anode replaced, June 2022
Last out of water May/June 2022

White GRP hull, deck & superstructure
Moulded non-slip on deck
Artificial teak non-slip deck in cockpit
Deep fin keel with low cg bulb
Deep IRC optimised rudder designed by Hugh Wellbourn (NEW 2017)
Wheel steering with carbon wheel
Steering system dismantled, new bearings and stiffening installed with new rudder installation (2017)
New split pulpit (2016)

Length: 11.58 m
Length Overall: 11.58 m
Beam: 3.81 m
Max Draft: 2.40 m
Displacement: 6,100 kg
Ballast: 2,700 kg
*All figures are approximate



Carbon 2 spreader rig with masthead kite hoist
Nordic Carbon Mast
Rod rigging (replaced 2021)
Calibrated bottle screws (replaced 2021)
Alloy Oval section boom with outhaul and fitted with 1 reef (sheaves for 3 reefs)
Dyneema backstay with cascade system (rebuilt 2021)
Backstay flicker
2:1 Main halyard
Harken headfoil (2017)
Carbon spinnaker pole with dual trip line (2017)
Spare carbon spinnaker pole
Carbon bowsprit with bobstay for Code Zero (NEW 2016)
9x Spinlock Rope clutches
Fredricksen mainsheet track and car
German mainsheet with spinlock locking turning blocks aft (new sheet 2021)
Genoa track and adjustable cars (led aft)
Genoa in-haulers (balanced)
Barbour haulers for spinnaker sheets
Mainsail cover


North Sails 2019:
Mainsail 3di RAW
Code J1 3di RAW
Code S2 Masthead spinnaker

Ultimate Sails 2017:
Code Zero - Carbon (on furler)

Ultimate Sails 2016:
Mainsail Carbon
Code J2 Carbon
Code J3 Carbon
Code J3+ Carbon
Code S2 Masthead spinnaker
Code S4 Spinnaker

Other sails:
North Carbon / Kevlar Code J1 light (2013)
Code J2 (2006)
Code J3 (2006)

Lewmar EVO Race #45 Primary winches (2019)
Lewmar #44 ST Halyard winches
Lewmar #44 ST Mainsheet / secondary winches


Modern spacious interior designed by Jonty Sherwill
Teak joinery and panelling
Dark blue upholstery
Teak and Holly sole boards
Webasto Heating
Carbon fibre washboard and fridge cover

Fwd cabin, normally stripped out to store sails when docked and for spinnaker launch retrieval through fore hatch.
Double V-berth with infill, storage beneath hanging locker potential for door to saloon (currently not fitted). Large hatch.
Large head with Jabsco WC, moulded basin with hot & cold water and shower, shower drain pump on float switch, storage above and below basin, doors currently removed, door to fwd cabin and saloon, opening hatch.
Comfortable saloon with two single settee berths, table and support hoop available (never used).
Port aft cabin with double berth and hanging locker, escape hatch to cockpit, full-size door and standing headroom.
Starboard aft 'cabin' with double berth, escape hatch to cockpit, reduced height door off galley.
L-shaped Galley to starboard with double S/S sinks, hot & cold water, space for 2 burner cooker with oven (new in-box removed for inshore racing), large coolbox with fridge plate and compressor, S/S crash bar, storage above and below worktop.
Chart table to port with storage, nav seat with storage, book shelf, 12V panel with switches, space for electronics, etc, chart table light, 12V outlet.
Cockpit with Flexiteak non-slip to the sole and seating areas, 2 small lockers and a large lazarette aft.


YANMAR 3GM diesel engine
Two-bladed Flexofold prop
Regularly serviced

12V Domestic system
3x 12V 80 Ah batteries
Battery selector switch
12V switch panel with battery gauges
12V outlets
240 V shore power system
240V 25A Ctek M300 Marin intelligent charger
240V water heater
240V outlets
LED lighting
New cable for mast lights (2022)

60L (approx) Fuel tank under port berth
Flexible water tank under starboard saloon berth

Hot water heating calorifier

LPG gas system


On deck:
2x Garmin 120 7-inch large Format Marine Instruments mounted on carbon mast bracket (NEW 2022)
2x Garmin GMI 20's above companionway (NEW 2022)
Garmin GNX 20 above companionway (NEW 2022)
Garmin GHP reactor 40 autopilot control head (NEW 2022)
Garmin Corepack cables (NEW 2022)
2x Plastimo steering compasses
Windex (NEW 2022)
Chart table:
Raymarine Axiom 12" colour chartplotter (NEW 2019)
Navionics 28 Platinum+ chart (UK and Ireland)
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF radio with deck speaker (new VHF mast cable 2022)
*Nav equipment NMEA integrated

LED Nav lights
Alpine CD / aux / bluetooth / FM stereo with 4 speakers
WiFi server
Nexus NX2 network system with speed / depth / wind and compass sensors
Raymarine autopilot with heading sensor
Raymarine electric linear drive
6x Lewmar winch handles
Complete set of sheets / guys / light sheets, etc. (all dyneema)
Companionway rope bags
Fenders and warps
Ensign and staff
Yard / shipping cradle with custom moulded supports configured to be moved by common yard boat moving equipment.

8-man liferaft (serviced to 2022)
Offshore flare pack (expiry 12/21)
2x Manual bilge pumps (one inside, one outside)
5x lifejackets
Fog horn
Softwood bungs
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light
MOB throwline
First aid kit
Grab bag

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