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Camper & Nicholson 38 Ketch

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11.53m (37'10")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 50hp, Beta (2003)

Central Algarve


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Extra Details

Designer Camper & Nicholson
Builder Camper & Nicholson
Lying Central Algarve
Fuel capacity 175.0 ltr (38.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 340.0 ltr (74.8 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 18/11/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Beta (2003)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1000
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Cabin & Electric
2 x 110 AH domestic batteries
Isotherm Fridge Equator 2 burner, grill and oven
Sterling 12v/20A shorepower/battery charger
Sterling 12v/800w Inverter
Shore power cable and meter maid
Beta BV2203 50HP 1000 hours Engine start battery 90 AH
Serviced October 2016


LOA 11.53m (37'10")
LOD 10.00m (32'10")
LWL 8.23m (27'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.57m (5'2")
Draft Max 1.57m (5'2")
Displacement 7,214kg (15,906.7lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage Ashore



Ketch rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1971) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Spinnaker gear tick


Furling (Rotastay) Genoa
Main (Lazy Jacks)
Mizzen Staysail
Main (Lazy Jacks)Genoa Sheet winches
Lewmar 40 ST

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power 220 outlet


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish


Fuel Tanks Main 173 Litres Wing 114 Litres
Water Tanks Main 340 Litres Wing 136 Litres


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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


Electronics & Navigation
Sestrel Compass
Autopilot Raymarine ST4000 Wind ST60 Rotavecta
Depth ST 60 Speed ST60
Plotter (1) Raymarine RL70C (2)RL70 Radar presently not working
AIS Comar CSB200 Tx and Rx (Rx on computer)
Silva S15 VHF (DSC)
Silvercrest radio/cd/usb/Sd card
McMurdo Smartfind Epirb with GPS

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick


2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric VETUS HERCULES windlass
2 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
Plastimo dinghy (unknown year)
3.5hp outboard, Tohatsu, Short Shaft (unknown year)

Second anchor 35lb CQR with 15m x 10mm chain and 30m x 20mm rope

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Emergency steering tick


2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Camper Nicholson 38 has graceful lines & spacious accommodation.
Major refit in 2003 including new engine, wiring, cushions and upholstery.
It has cruised many thousands of miles including at least one Atlantic Crossing and has been in present ownership for the last sixteen years, remains a very tidy example with many updates fitted.
2003 beta Diesel Engine 50 hp engine fitted with 1000 hour so far...
It typifies the high degree of seagoing luxury.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Camper & Nicholson 38 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Algarve. 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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