Swan 38

89,950 Tax Exempt | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom


  • Make Swan
  • Model 38
  • Year 1978
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 9
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 30533
  • Name Wingbeat


A stunning 1978 modern classic designed by Sparkman and Stephens and built by Swan. Wingbeat has been lovingly maintained and constantly upgraded. A true ocean thoroughbred ready for extensive blue water sailing or off shore racing.
For further information and viewing arrangements, please contact James or Sian at Ancasta Plymouth on +44(0)1752 255740 or email plymouth@ancasta.com.



Designed by Sparkman & Stephens
Built by Nautor Swan, Finland in 1978
Hull No' 107/116

LOA: 11.66m (38' 3")
LWL: 8.75m (28' 8")
BEAM: 3.52m (11' 7")
DRAFT: 1.9m (6' 4")
DISPLACEMENT: 7,320kg (16,120lbs)
BALLAST: 3,200kg (7,050lbs)

White GRP Hull with Blue cove line stripe
GRP/Teak Superstructure
Teak Laid Decks & Cockpit (new 2009)
Fin & Skeg supported rudder
Wheel Steering, leather covered
Pedestal with grab bar and instrument
Scanstrut instrument holder (new 2015)


SLOOP RIG (tall rig version)

Sparcraft performance mast (NEW 2018)
Sparcraft boom (NEW 2018)
Stainless steel wire standing rigging (NEW 2018)
Rod forestay (NEW 2020)
Baby stay and re-moveable storm sail stay
Covered bottle screws to lower shrouds
Mainsheet traveller with Harken jammers
Slab reefing (three points)
Towing Genoa car tracks
Lazy jacks
Mast winch holder
Two mast mounted winches
Mainsail cover (NEW 2019)
2x Winch handles

2x Spectra Genoa halyards (1x NEW 2020)
2x Spectra Mainsail halyards
2x braid spinnaker halyards (new 2014)
2x braid pole lifts (new 2014)

Reckman roller reefing head sail system - removable for racing
Jockey pole
2 x Carbon spinnaker poles
Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (NEW 2019)
Hydraulic solid boom vang

On the boat:
North No. 1 Furling Genoa x 2
North No. 2 Furling Genoa
North No. 3 Furling Genoa
North Storm jib
North Asymmetric spinnaker
North 2+2 batten Mail sail with three reef points
Sails in storage:
No. 1 2 4 light No. 1 Heavy No. 1
2x asymmetric spinnakers
Heavy Main
Light main

2 x Lewmar ST55 2 speed Genoa sheet winches (black alloy)
2 x Lewmar 43 2 speed Spinnaker sheet winches
2 x Lewmar 40 single speed Spinnaker Pole winch

2 x Lewmar 43 2 speed Spinnaker Halyard winches
2 x Lewmar 8 single speed preventer winches

1 x Lewmar 16 2 speed topping lift winch (on mast) - NEW 2020
1 x Lewmar ST43 2 speed Genoa/Main Halyard winch (on mast)


Two pipe cot singles in fore cabin, removable with sail stowage beneath.
Can convert to a large 'V' double berth with infill and cushion.
Aft cabin with a single (to port) and a double berth (to starboard).
2x hanging lockers to starboard of heads (one wet/one dry).
6x lee cloths

Heads compartment to port with manual Baby Blake WC.
Handbasin & Shower (doubles up as basin tap).
Flojet pressurized water
Salt water foot pump
Cold water foot pump
Flojet shower pump-out

Two settee berths
Two pilot berths above
Forward facing chart table
Wet locker behind chart table
Blue marine grade upholstery
Varnished teak interior finish
Teak and Holly floorboards
Full standing headroom
Eberspacher cabin heating 3 outlets

Taylor's stainless steel O43 gas cooker 2 burners, grill and oven
Refrigerator with ASU cooling plate
Stainless steel sink
Flojet pressurized hot and cold water
Saltwater foot pump
Cold water foot pump
Storage cupboards & lockers
Cooking utensils


1800 hours (approx.)
Shaft drive to three blade feathering Maxi prop.
Volvo shaft seal (water lubricated)
Approx. cruising speed 6 knots.
Approx. max speed 7 knots.
Serviced annually - Fully serviced April 2020, Winterised Oct 2020, Full Service due April 2021.

1 x 110 amp. engine battery (NEW 2020)
2 x 110 amp. service batteries (NEW 2020)
Charged by 90 amp engine alternator
Battery charger (NEW 2020)
Morven J201 inverter
Shore power
Aerogen 4 wind generator with regulator and dump resistor
2x Sunware Solar panels (removable)

One stainless steel 114 litre (25 gallon) fuel tank.
2 x stainless steel 102 litre (22.5 gallon) water tanks.

Manual fresh water system
FloJet Pressurized hot and cold water system


Danforth Steering Compass.
Raymarine E Series Depth Wind Close Haul and speed (new 2014)
Raymarine autopilot (new 2014)
2x autopilot controls (helm and coach roof) (new 2014)
Multi displays at chart table (new 2014)
Multi display in aft cabin
Raymarine E7 series Hybrid touch chart plotter (new 2015)
Raymarine GPS antenna (new 2015)
Icom M7 10 SSB transmitter receiver
Simrad RD68 VHF DSC with cockpit speaker
ISC Navtex (new 2010)
TT 3020 Sat C weather plus coms system
EPRIB McMurdo (2012)
Hand held VHF
Oregon Weather Station
AIS (NEW 2018)

45lbs CQR anchor with chain, approx 60m Suncor SS chain plus 100m warp
Fortress kedge anchor with chain & 100m warp
Lewmar Ocean SS Electric anchor windlass (new 2012) with deck and helm switches
Delrin stainless steel bow roller.

Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit & guard-wires
New stainless steel cleats
Navigation lights
Custom cockpit teak folding table (removable)
8x cockpit cushions
Bathing ladder
Cockpit tent
Sun Awning
Gas detector
Clock and barometer
Radio / CD player with saloon and cockpit speakers
Snow or winter all-over cover
Warps and fenders
Engine spares
Avon 2.7 rollaway dingy
Tohatsu 2 stroke 3.5hp out board engine (new 2014)

Seago Life raft (4 person) (new 2013) - service due 2020
2x Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Flare pack.
Jack stays
Two manual bilge pump.
Inflatable Dan-buoy and a lifebuoy mounted on the push pit.
Jack stays

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