Aquastar 38 for sale

Southampton, United Kingdom

Listed price £34,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Aquastar 38
Used power boat for sale
$45,260 USD | Listed price £34,950 GBP
Price comment
Woild make a great liveaboard
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Aquastar 38
Length overall
GRP Semi Displacement
Southampton, United Kingdom

About this Aquastar 38


This Aquastar 38 offers so much space and accommodation for its size that it would make an excellent liveaboard. Built in 1987 & fitted with twin Volvo TAMD61A diesel engines each giving 306 HP, this particular boat has been well loved and is in need of a little TLC, so is being sold as a project boat but with a small “P”. However, she still runs smoothly and has recently crossed from the IOW and has been maintained & upgraded by her current owners with a new radar fitted and regular oil & filter changes completed. With excellent sea keeping ability and a proven record in adverse weather these boats have the same hulls as the Dover Pilot Boats. With 6 berths including a huge aft cabin with its own en-suite, large forward cabin, second heads, dinette & galley as well as a spacious saloon with lower helm. She would benefit from painting her decks & will need one of her heat exchangers replaced in the near future as well as general tidying up but with some TLC will make an amazing boat. She is currently lying in Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number : ABS 2090

Year of Build : 1987

LOA : 38’0”

Beam : 12’6”

Draft : 3’0”

Engines : 2 x Volvo TMD61A – 306 HP Diesel (each )

Fuel Tank Capacity : 1200 Ltrs

Fresh Water Tank : 180 ltrs

No of Berths : 6

Chart Plotter : Leica Chart Navigator MK30

Depth : Clipper Depth Gauge

VHF : Standard Horizon Matrix with AIS/ GPS

Second VHF: Cobra VHF

Radar : Raymarine Raydome with Raymarine C80 Screen

Auto Helm : Cetrek 721 Autohelm

Other : Autohelm Wind Gauge

Main Features


Up to six berths in three cabins with full standing headroom throughout. From forward:

Forward Cabin with V berth. Heads compartment to starboard with marine toilet (with 15 gallon holding tank, basin and shower. (Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system throughout heated 240V immersion heater). Aft to:

Galley to starboard with Plastimo gas cooker with grill and oven, sink, fridge, Daewoo microwave oven and plenty of stowage.

Opposite the galley is the dinette. This has ample seating for four persons and the table drops to form another double berth.

Up stars to the saloon that has the main helm seat to starboard with all navigation and engine equipment.

The L shaped settee to port converts to a double berth and there is plenty of stowage opposite.

The boat is fitted with a warm air diesel powered heating system, although this is currently not working.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the saloon sole, twin 1987 Volvo Penta TAMD61A 306hp diesel engines. Sea water cooled. Shaft drive to four bladed bronze propellers. 1,200 litres fuel capacity. 12 knots cruising speed with a maximum speed approx. 20 knots. Single lever controls. The engines have had regular oil & filter changes b but the port engine heat exchanger will need replacing in due course and both engines would benefit from a thorough overhaul, although they both currently run and operate effectively.

Electrical Systems

Alternator charging

6 x 12 volt batteries

240 volt shore power system

Battery charger, ring mains and immersion heater

Deck Equipment

11Kg anchor with chain

Electric anchor windlass

Stainless steel guardrails

Coachroof grabrails

Bathing platform

Stainless steel boarding ladder

Mooring warps and fenders

Three wind screen wipers

Three screen de-misters

Navigation Equipment

Steering compass

Raymarine C80 Radar Display & Raydome ( New 2015 )

Leica Chart Navigator MK30 Chart Plotter

Clipper Depth Gauge

Standard Horizon Matrix VHF Radio with AIS

Cobra VHF Radio

Cetrek 721 Analogue Autohelm

Autohelm Wind Gauge

Navigation and anchor lights

Radio/CD player, 2007

Safety Equipment

Various Fire extinguishers – Out of date

Flares – out of date

Manual and electric bilge pumps

6 Man Life Raft in Cannister – In need of Service


Navy Blue GRP hull with Substantial rubbing strakes.  White GRP superstructure. Light grey painted non skid decks.  Semi-displacement hull with long keel.  Wheel steering, hydraulic.  Aft cockpit with two stowage lockers and enormous lazarette locker. Self draining cockpit.

Hull Shape: Semi Displacement

Designer: G Willson

Builder: Aquastar Ltd

Brokers Comments

This Aquastar 38 has so much potential and offers a plethora of opportunity for her next Owner at an extremely attractive price. Although being sold as a project boat, this is a project with a small “p” and is therefore being sold as it is, hence the low price. Her engines run and have had fuel and filter changes recently and her important systems are operational. She recently made passage from IOW to Southampton without issue. However, with some TLC and a bit of work, it has the basis of a boat that will make an excellent liveaboard or a solid and sturdy cruiser to take on longer passages. With all the space she offers there is plenty of room for your friends and family to share the experience. She would even make an excellent committee boat for racing or events. Her aft Cabin has its own en-suite bathroom and full headroom throughout and her forward cabin is spacious and comfortable. She has a good size galley with all that you should need including a dinette table and seating for Crew meals and she also has a large saloon area with ample seating. Powered by twin 306 HP Volvo TAMD 61A diesels she can cruise comfortably at 12 / 14 knots and has a lower helm for inclement weather or aft deck controls for the sunshine. With a Chart Plotter, Radar, 2 x VHF radios one including AIS and an autohelm, she is well equipped to go to sea. Given her hull is the same as used by Dover Pilots, this Aquastar 38 will cope with heavy seas and inclement weather with ease.

Aquastar are known for building great quality, solid boats with good handling & stability. The Aquastar 38 is no exception & this boat, with some attention and TLC has plenty of life left in her yet. She is currently lying in Southampton and available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

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2 x Volvo Penta TAMD61A - 306 HP
Fuel capacity
317 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
48 gallons (U.S.)

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Aspire Boat Sales Brokerage, who are acting as Brokers for the Vendor. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and / or mechanical & electrical. Aspire Boat Sales Ltd will give access to vessels for viewing on behalf of the owner but it is the sole responsibility of those viewing to make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and at their sole discretion as to whether it is safe to view the vessel in its location and at their sole discretion as to weather they use ladders or any other means of access that may be made available. Aspire Boat Sales Ltd accept no responsibility in the event o

Broker/Dealer Information

Aspire Boat Sales

Unit 15 Universal Marina
Crableck Lane,
Sarisbury Green
SO31 7ZN
United Kingdom
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