Swan 38

99,950 Tax Paid | Southampton United Kingdom


  • Make Swan
  • Model 38
  • Year 1978
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 33251
  • Name White Heather


Swan 38 built in 1978 but refitted and refurbished between 2007-18 adding up to a cost of some £100,000. Huge inventory of recent sails and electronics. Quite new teak decks, replacement structural beam, carbon spinnaker poles. The Swan 38 being the only S&S Swan design smaller than 48' that does not have a mast through the table. A rare opportunity to buy a ready to go world cruising and racing classic Swan.

Contact Ancasta Port Hamble on 0044 (0)23 8045 0000 or hamble@ancasta.com for further information or to arrange an appointment to view.


Hull no. 108 of 116
White GRP hull
Coachroof repainted in White Awlgrip, 2009
Blue cove and boot lines on GRP hull- repainted, 2017
Old anti fouling removed by lightweight volcanic ash Shotblasting at CHC Kingston Marine
Services, 2017.
No visible signs of any Osmosis on the smooth GRP Gelcoat Hull.
Preventative epoxy coating system applied to hull at Kingston Marine Services - 2017
Nautix Hard Racing Primer and Antifouling applied directly to the Epoxy coated hull. 2017
GRP and teak super structure - teak replaced with new teak deck adhesively bonded yo GRP deck and coachroof by Lallows of Cowes 2009
Fore hatch and Saloon hatch covers replaced with GoioT tradition hatches, 2007
Fin lead keel with Skeg supported rudder
Wheel steering - overhauled and quadrant wires replaced 2017
Elk hide wheel cover replaced, 2013
Blue canvas Wheel cover, saloon and forehatch covers
Wheel pedestal - sandblasted and repainted 2013
Mast support girder replaced 2013, along with main bulk head to facilitate the exchange of a
corroded metal girder to a G10 High pressure fibreglass laminate girder.

LOA. 11.66m - 38' 3"
LWL. 8.75.m - 28' 9"
Beam .3.52m - 11' 6"
Draught. 2.0 m - 6' 6"
Mast.15.54m Tall Rig
Displacement. 8500 kg Ballast.3200kgs

All figures approximate


Nautor keel stepped single spreader alloy mast and boom
New mast step girder in G10 fitted by David Heritage to avoid future corrosion damage
Electro polished stainless steel mast shoe by Seateck
Spinnaker pole track with 2 spigots
Removable baby stay
Reckman roller furling system
Stainless steel hydraulic back stay tensioner by Sailtec. 2010
Harken main sheet track
Harken and Sheaffer blocks throughout
New standing rigging 2013
Dyneema main halyard 2015 - long enough to be tailed from the cockpit
Dyneema spinnaker halyard, 2015
Dyneema Genoa sheets. 2015
Second spinnaker halyard
Red and Green dyneema spinnaker sheets for A5 Asymmetric. 2015
Sheet and guy ropes for symmetric Spinnakers all with Tylaska snap shackle blocks.2015
Dyneema mainsail preventer with tension adjuster blocks
Two carbon spinnaker poles - painted silver 2013
Two Nautor aluminium spinnaker poles
Aluminium jockey pole - 2017
New lifelines - 2013

Two stainless steel Anderson ST 52 - 2013
Six original Lewmar halyard winches - refurbished1 and rechromed - 2013
Two small Lewmar winches - size 8, for roller furling line and for pole downhaul

Cruising sails - also used for club racing-:
Main - Belken -3 reefs
Genoa - Belken - No 2
Belken - No 3
Downwind spinnaker - Belken
Storm jib.- Belken
Regatta Sails -:
2010 - All racing sails have been lightly used and are in good condition . Quantum sails are Fusion
M membrane construction using Carbon/ technora fibre array. Double sided taffeta ,including
shape stripes ,tell tails and bags. Annually serviced by Quantum now One sails
Quantum main - 2 slab reefs, battened
Quantum 130% Genoa - thickening luff device
Quantum 90% Genoa - heavy weather furler with vertical battens and tell tail window
Quantum A5 asymmetric spinnaker - 1.5oz full radial construction from rip stop nylon
North sails snuffer sock and bell 2015
Elvstrom Code 2 white racing spinnaker 2010
New main boom cover 2013
Forestay Genoa sock - old but serviceable


Berths: 4 single in saloon, 2 single in forward pipe cots, 1 large single and 1 single in aft cabin
Interior fully Refurbished and revarnished by Darthaven Shipwrights -2011
New good quality foam cushions, 2012
Lee clothes to bunks, 2012
Central table with bottle and tumbler storage with collapsable flaps
Two wardrobe style cupboards forward and one aft
Nest of drawers under galley worktop and another under the chart table
Storage under Saloon outer bunks and in galley cupboards
Galley: (starboard)
Stainless steel sink with fresh and sea water taps and electric pump
New water hoses and taps to galley and heads .2011
Stainless steel GN Espace 4 burner hob , oven, grill
New armoured cover to copper gas pipe,System overhauled and tested by Corgi engineer, 2017
Top loading fridge
Heads: (port side) cupboards, wash basin,with shower head tap
Original Baby Blakes head - fully renovated by BB marine, 2011.serviced with new seals, 2018
Shower tray with wooden floor grating.
Navigation table : ( port side)
Storage in desk for charts and nest of drawers under chart table
Seat with storage and 12 volt electrics isolator


3 cylinder diesel and ZF-MS15A with 8 degree down angled gear
box and ancillaries,installed by Dart haven Volvo in 2011
Cruising speed 7 knots at 2800 rpm.circa 4.5 litres per hour.
Engine hours approx. 550
New Tachnometer in 2016
Engine and stopcocks annually serviced by Couzens, Cowes during Annual winter lift out of 4
months at CHC Kingston Marine Services.
Custom fitted Vetus exhaust and water locks fitted by Richardsons, Cowes, 2013
Shaft drive to 3 blade 15inch B hub Featherstream furling prop. - 2011
P bracket shaft support bearing, replaced 2017
Rule automatic electric bilge pump, replaced 2018
Two manual Whale bilge pumps ( cockpit and saloon)
Wema diesel gauge and sender -2012
Engine start controls and gear shift beside binnacle

12 volt isolator and fuses under chart table seat
Two Varta batteries - under Starboard Saloon settee. - engine and domestic - maintenance free
Shore power
Battery charger under aft cabin Starboard double bunk, along with refrigerator unit.
Replacement of original power sockets with 2 MK double 240 volts power sockets, 2018
Bulb lighting throughout replaced with LED bulbs, 2016
Individual reading lights
Red chart table night light
Navigation lights

Fuel - circa 110 litres stainless steel by Seateck to Nautor design, replaced 2012
Water.circa 150 litres

Pressurised cold water
Electric and foot pumps.
Seawater supply to galley sink and toilet flushing


Suunto compass mounted on binnacle
B & G Triton Instrument Pack: 2012
Four T41 displays over companionway. -depth, wind ,heading ,log/speed
T41 multi function display at chart table
B&G 2 metre high carbon fibre mast head wand supporting the wind instruments.
Ray marine Auto helm ST5000
GPS - Furuno GP33, 2012
Icom 505 D.SC. radio with command mic mounted at helm, 2012
Icom MA 500TR intergrated AIS, 2012
Aqua standard PC. - mounted in saloon locketradjacent to chart table, 2012
Draytek wifi system to link with iPads, 2012
Neovo HD flat screen on adjustable arm over chart table, 2012
Seatrack 'Racer' software with electronic charts. 2012

Electric Windlass
CRS anchor - about 20 kgs with 45 m chain
Fisherman anchor 6 m chain,
Assorted fenders/ mooring lines

Spray hood - old but serviceable
Cockpit cushions.
Boat hook
3 BC fire extinguishers
Gas locker, under cockpit seat , vented out of the hull stern.
Lazarette - storage of shore power cable
Wooden outboard motor support
Cockpit locker

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