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Finnsailer 38 Ketch

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Boat REF# 141622
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.50m (37'9")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 9
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, Perkins 4236M (1977)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Builder Fiskas OY (Finland)
Lying Langstone Harbour
Fuel capacity 420.0 ltr (92.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 210.0 ltr (46.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236M (1977)
Engine Hours engine1:   1774
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

Borg Warner 72c 2:1 Hydraulic Gearbox
New Prestolite Alternator fitted 2012
New Victron Diode Splitter fitted 2012
2x Batteries new 2012
New engine-driven Jabsco water pump fitted 2012


LOA 11.50m (37'9")
LWL 9.90m (32'6")
Beam 3.54m (11'7")
Draft Min 1.58m (5'2")
Draft Max 1.58m (5'2")
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage Ashore


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Ketch rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Not sure about the age of standing or running rigging, you'll want to check it out yourself. There a a few spare sails as well, another main, and a headsail,.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Raytheon ST 60 Wind
Simrad Robertson AP22 Autopilot
Raytheon Tridata Speed/Log/Depth
Furuno 1622 Radar
Furuno GP-1650 Chartplotter
M-Tech MT 500 DSC VHF

Deck Gear

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Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and fisherman)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
The non-slip looks as good as new, and one or two of the stanchion bases have been replaced with new ones. The anchor locker also houses the gas bottles, but there seems to be plenty of room.

Safety Equipment

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Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Quality. Quality. Top Quality.

I think that about covers it.

If you are looking for a Finnsailor, you will probably know much more about these quite exceptional motor sailors than I do. Most people I have spoken to have followed individual boats as they have moved through the market over the years. It is rare that one can revel in the timelessness of truly excellent design. A 1977 yacht, but not dated at all. Some lovely touches – for example the way the companion hatch slides neatly sideways into its garage, the way the sink drainer allows you to put the crocks straight into the locker and they’ll still drain. Look at the nice wide walk-through to the aft cabin; check out the brilliant engine access.

There are up to nine berths if you want them, and they all look reasonably comfortable, none are crammed in at all.

The build quality is typical Scandinavian, belt and braces everywhere, but she still has smooth and elegant lines, and I am told they sail pretty well too. The owner of this boat has just carried out an extensive refurbishment and then brought her all the way home from Spain. You can imagine that single-handing all way you make sure everything works! New alternator, a complete engine overhaul, cleaned diesel tanks, upgraded electrical system, new batteries; the list goes on folks...

I suspect you may want to have a look at the sails and some of the running rigging, but that’s the fun part, so I know you won’t mind!

Come and see this lovely boat, an ideal liveaboard or long distance cruiser, she will keep you safe, keep you comfortable, keep you happy for many years to come!

Ring me here at Boatshed Port Solent on 07885 521960 or email .

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Finnsailer 38 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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