Mark Cameron Yachts

Nauticat 38


Classic Nauticat ketch rigged motorsailor



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNauticat 38
DesignerKaj Gustafsson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with lead ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 4LH-TE marine diesel engine 110hp at 3200rpm 4 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity600l


Drinking Water Capacity400l


Nauticat built their reputation with solidly built and well finished motorsailers. With their own distinctive styling the ketch rigged motorsailors established the companies reputation for building high quality yachts with the level of finish buyers expected from a Scandinavian builder.
TheNauticat 38 was first introduced in 1975 as the companies flag ship model and remained in production until the companies demise in 2018. During the 40+ year production run very little changed externally. Below decks there were various layout options available and many subtle changes were made to the styling and finishing.
SHE ANN is a lovingly cared for example of theNauticat 38 with just her second owners since new. Below decks she has he ‘standard layout’ offering a double forward cabin, linear galley with lower dinette which coverts to provide an occasional double berth, wheel house with seating aft and a double master cabin aft. Her inventory includes highlights such as:

Internal and external helm stations with hydraulic steering

Yanmar 4LH-TE marine diesel engine, 110hp at 3200rpm
Dual engine control stations
Rope cutter
SidePower bow thruster
Raymarine Autopilot system with hydraulic drive
Raymarine C120 plotter/radar/fishfinder display with mast mounted radar scanner.
Raymarine/Autohelm navigation instruments
Shipmate DSC VHF
Sterling ProCharge-D 230VAC – 12VDC, 40 amp charger
Link 10 battery monitor
Bilge alarm system
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Lofrans Tigres windlass
Simpson Davits

We hold a large selection of additional photos on file, all taken in October 2021. Wintering ashore theNauticat 38 SHE ANN is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulding
Hand consolidated laminate
GRP moulded structural frames and stringers
GRP engine beds with steel inserts to take engine mounts.
Plywood bulkheads, finished with a teak veneer, fully bonded to hull and deck
Original gelcoat finish externally with white topsides and blue style stripes
Underwater hull finished in navy antifouling.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulding incorporating superstructure and cockpit.
Reinforced in way of deck fittings.
Anodised alloy toerail along deck edge, bolted through hull to form hull to deck joint.
Windows of toughend safety glass in anodised alloy frames.
White gelcoat finish.
Decks finished with moulded non-slip pattern panels.
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seating.
External lead ballast keel
Fin profile
Acid proof keel bolts.
Skeg hung, semi balanced rudder.
GRP construction
Stainless steel stock and internal structural frame work


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 4LH-TE marine diesel engine
110hp at 3200rpm
4 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled
Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Guages in wheelhouse for RPM, Temp, Oil pressure, voltage and amperage
Dual control stations with single lever morse controls
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced winter 2020, boat not launched for 2021 season
Cruising speed under engine 7kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Conventional grease fed packing type sterngland
Bronze P-Bracket
‘Stripper’ type rope cutter
Bronze, fixed 3 blade prop with rope cutter
Bow Thruster:
Side power thruster
Dual control stations
Raymarine system with hydraulic pump drive.
Raymarine S3G course computer
Autohelm ST7000 control head in wheel house
Raymarine ST7000+ control head on wheelhouse roof instrument pod.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboad power system
240VAC shore power system
Shore Power:
Factory fitted, hardwired system.
RCD protected.
UK type 3pin sockets.
Battery charger
Immersion water heater
Battery Banks:
Domestic Bank – 2x 12VDC, 180Ah, lead acid
Engine Bank – 1x 12VDC, 180Ah, lead acid
Single engine driven alternator.
12VDC, 80 amp
Battery Charger:
Sterling ProCharge-D 230VAC – 12VDC
4 step battery charger
40amp output
Battery Monitor:
Link 10 display in wheelhouse
Windscreen wipers for 3 forward facing windows
12VDC auxiliary charging socket at internal helm station


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water systems
Faucets provided in galley, forward and aft heads.
Shower heads provided in both heads
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump x1
Electric Bilge Pump x1 – manual and auto switching
Bilge Water Level Alarm System



Two diesel tanks
Stainless steel tanks
Approximate capacity of each tank 300ltrs
Approximate total fuel tank capacity 600ltrs
Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Approximate capacity 400ltrs
Holding Tanks:
Two holding tanks
Independant tanks for each heads
Both tanks can be discharged to sea or by deck suction


On Deck:

Wind – Raymarine ST60
Repeater – 2x Raymarine ST60 Multi display
Below Decks:
Depth – Autohelm ST50
Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50
Wind – Autohelm ST50
Plotter/Radar/fishfinder – Raymarine C120 MFD with mast mounted radar scanner and fishfinder module.
Magnetic compass
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Shipmate RS8300 system
Navtex – ICS Nav4



Galley Stove – Eno gas cooker, gimbal mounted. Two burner and oven.
Combi Oven – Matsui Quick Grill, 230VAC combi microwave/grill oven
Fridge – Top loading insulated fridge, isotherm plate and compressor
Double stainless steel sink
Mixer faucet
2x Jabsco manual marine toilets, discharging overboard or to holding tanks
2x wash hand basins
2x Mixer faucets
2x Shower heads
Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system.
Outlets in cabins, wheelhouse, heads and saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller
Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights in cabins over bunks


Summary of Accommodation:

Double cabin forward with en-suite heads
Lower dinette converting to occasional double berth
Linear galley
Wheel house with seating
Master aft cabin with en-suite heads
Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work below decks of high quality teak constructed of veneered plywood with solid teak trims.
Varnished satin finish to all joinery work.
Soles of traditional teak and holly styling, finished with varnish.
White laminate worktops with varnished teak fiddles and trims in galley
Laminate finish to bulkheads and joinery units in head with varnished teak trims.
Tiled sole in heads
Headlining in white textured panels with varnished teak trims between
Green Alcantara upholstery throughout
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Double cabin with traditional V-berths forward, infill creating double berth.
Shelve running the length of the berths outboard
Bin type storage lockers beneath bunks
Standing room aft with storage unit outboad to port with two hanging lockers
En-suite access to forward heads
Forward Heads:
En-suite access from forward cabin.
Manual marine toilet, inboard facing aft
Counter top with inset wash hand basin forward
Mixer faucet for basin.
Dedicated shower head.
Shower curtain to protect door.
Vanity lockers outboard and below countertop.
To starboard of galley.
Wrap around U-shaped seating with removable fixed size saloon table.
Table can be drop down to create large double berth, vanity curtain secured to deck head to provide privacy when berth in use.
Storage lockers above seat back outboard
Bulkhead mounted bookshelf forward
Bin lockers beneath seat bases
Linear galley running along port side aft of forward cabin to wheelhouse companionway.
Gimbal mounted gas cooker forward
Inset double stainlesss steel sink aft
Top loading, below worktop fridge aftermost.
Worktop infill sections to fit over cooker
Range of lockers and drawers below worktop
Selection of lockers in two tiers outboard of worktop
Teak glass/mug rack overhead aft
Sliding doors port and starboard to access side decks.
Internal helm station mounted centrally forward with large chart table forward
Raymarine MFD mounted forward of chart table outboard to starboard
Engine and navigation instrumentation mounted overhead
Companionway to forward accommodation outboard of helm station to port
Storage lockers provided beneath chart table and countertop outboard of companionway
L-shaped bench settee to starboard aft with in-fill section to extend forward in way of sliding starboard wheelhouse door.
Removable saloon table with double drop leaves mounting in way of seating.
Counter top wrapping around port side running aft to companionway to aft cabin.
Selection of lockers beneath countertop.
Bin type lockers beneath seating
Aft Heads:
En-suite for master cabin.
Aft inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted outboard forward.
Counter top with locker beneath inboard forward
Counter top with inset wash hand basin aft outboard
Mixer faucet for basin
Dedicated shower head
Shower curtain to protect door
Master Aft Cabin:
Longitudinal double berth outboard aft to starboard
Counter top outboard of bunk to port
Single seat forward of countertop
Dresser unit with countertop forward of seat.
Shelve wrapping around cabin overhead
Selection of lockers outboard of counter top and seat
Bin type storage lockers beneath



Deck stepped mast head ketch rig.
Spars manufactured by Selden
Main mast, silver anodised alloy, double spreader.
Mizzen mast, silver andosised alloy, single spreader
Booms and spinnaker pole of silver anodised alloy.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel.
Hasselfor alloy tube chafe protectors fitted over bottle screws
Selden furling gear on forestay for genoa.
In-mast roller furlin mainsail
Slab reefing mizzen.
Rod kicker for main boom
Spinnaker pole stowing on track on front of mast, dip pole type set-up
All mainsail lines and halyards handled at mast.
Lewmar mainsheet track mounted on aft end of wheelhouse
Barton genoa sheet tracks and cars mounted on side decks
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar Electric 40, self-tailing two speed.
Main Mast Winches – 2x Andersen 28, self-tailing, two speed.
Mizzen Mast Winch – 1x Andersen 10, single speed.
Sails / Canvas Work:
Mainsail – In-mast roller furling. Tan dacron.
Genoa – Roller reefing. Tan dacron
Mizzen – Slab reefing. Tan dacron
Spinnaker – fitted with snuffer (2013)
Cruising Chute
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Plough type anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Danforth type anchor, stowed in bracket on aft quarter rail.
Electric Windlass – Lofrans Tigres 1200W. Push button controls on foredeck
Mooring warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection
Suzuki 2.5hp 4 stroke outboard (2015)
Tennamast fully adjustable cradle
Galvanised steel
6 support legs
Stainless steel bow sprit with teak slats extending forward of stemhead
Stainless steel pulpit rail running forward around bow sprit, teak step forward of forestay for bow too mooring.
Single bow roller in bow sprit with anchor self-stowing
Stainless steel stanchions mounted on capping rail supporting lower guard wired with solid teak guard rail on top.
Guard rail gates port and starboard in way of wheelhouse.
Stainless steel fender baskets mounted on stanchions forward.
Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft.
Alloy fairleads let into cap rail, forward and midships
Dorade vents forward of mast port and starboard with stainless steel guard rails fitted.
External helm station located centrally at aft end of wheelhouse.
Instrument pod mounted forward of mainsheet track on wheelhouse roof.
Removable helm seat just aft of wheel house.
GRP moulded cockpit seating unit wrapping around aft end of cockpit.
Storage lockers within seat bases
Stainless steel grabrail running around top of seat backs.
Stainless steel boarding ladder mounted on transom with fold-down lower section.
Outboard storage bracket on rail to starboard aft.
Stainless steel Simpson Davits mounted on transom.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Masthead anchor light
Mast mounted steaming light
Low level running lights
Mast mounted deck flood light
Life saving:
Liferaft – Avon 6 person, cannister raft, last serviced 2019.
Hammar auto release for liferaft, still in box.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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