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Humber 38

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11.58m (38'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 250hp, Ford Mermaid Turbo Diesel (1987)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer John Bennett
Builder F. Booker Marine
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 263.6 ltr (58.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 250hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid Turbo Diesel (1987)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1624 engine2: 1491
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 16 knots
Max speed (approx) 22 knots


Items upgraded or replaced on the engines in last few years include speedseal sea water pumps with easy change impeller face plates, 1 x Header Tank, 1x Starter Motor, 2 x Intercoolers, FB Morse Controls.
Injectors serviced in 2013.
4 Batteries new in 2013, 5th Battery is 2008.
The boat is left out of the water for a few months of every year; this time around it was antifouled, new anodes fitted and went back in the water in September 2016.
Hydraulic steering ram replaced in 2010. Upper and lower hydraulic systems refilled with oil - September 2016.
Mobitronic Battery Charger.
Sterling Galvanic Isolator fitted in 2009 and mechanicals re-bonded with new earth bonding at the same time.
Shaft seals replaced with Volvo water lubricated seal .
Rudder shafts repacked and manual grease pump fitted in 2009.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 9.91m (32'6")
Beam 4.17m (13'8")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 4.72m (15'6")
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish


Hinged Radar Arch folds down to reduce Air Draft to approximately 12ft 2 inches.
Holding tank fitted in 2009.
New plastic water tank fitted in 2008.
Fuel Tank cleaned in 2014.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker 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
Microwave tick


The forward cabin has an island double berth, an en-suite heads with hand basin and a separate shower cubicle. The showers cubicle and hence the heads can be accessed from the main areas. The day heads also has a basin and shower head. Both toilets are connected to the holding tank which can be discharged at sea or emptied at a marina pump out.
The starboard side cabin has two single berths and the saloon area can make up to a double berth when required.
The domestic water is filtered and a new pump was fitted in 2014.
A new shower head and taps were fitted to the shower cubicle in 2013.
Cockpit Shower new 2013.
some of the boat lighting has been replaced with LED units.
Carpets new in 2014.
Adjustable height saloon table included but not currently on board.


3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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


Raymarine C120 Colour Plotter & Radar fitted at lower helm.
Raymarine 435i Colour Plotter on Flybridge.
Garmin 126 GPS.
Both helm positions have Speed/Log & Depth Instruments.
Autopilot fitted but not working - pump appears to have locked.
Cobra VHF DSC Radio.
Stereo/CD new 2012.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick


Electric windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Cockpit Enclosure new 2012.
Davits available but not fitted.
Removable side boarding ladder.
Windscreen and side window covers.
Flybridge helm cover and sea covers.
Flybridge winter cover re-stitched, cleaned and re-proofed in 2014.
Windscreen Wipers.
Windscreen Washers fed from domestic water tank; new pump in 2013.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick


5 bilge pumps (2 manual / 3 Electric)


Fire extinguishers in engine bay, saloon, galley and lower helm.
Fire Blanket.

Broker's Comments

The Humber 38 designed by John Bennett is a capable offshore cruiser they are capable sea-going boats. This one has been well maintained and upgraded in recent years it is well equipped and in commission. The accommodation offers a good sized forward double cabin with plenty of storage and an en-suite. There is a twin single berth cabin to starboard. The saloon area is on the same level as the large aft cockpit. Access to the flybridge is via moulded steps.
Note: The owner will consider a part exchange on this boat; and he will consider other items as well as another boat.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Humber 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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