Sigma 38

Renowned cruiser racer
£34,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  265550
  • Length  ·  11.70m
  • Year  ·  1989
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 28hp, Volvo Penta MD2030 (1989)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD2030 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Cutlass bearing renewed 2015
New alternator 2018
Engine serviced May 2019
1 x new domestic battery 100Ah, 2019 (wiring for 2nd)
Sterling 40A battery charger
240 V shorepower enabled
Fuel gauge needs servicing
Wintered ashore annually


Length 11.70m
LWL 9.44m
Beam 3.70m
Draft Max 1.85m
Displacement 6,237kg (13,752.6lbs)
Headroom 1.85m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1989) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


Reefing mainsail North Sails - Slab (2016) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail North Sails - Furling (2016)
Other sails Graphite headsail (unknown year)
No. 3 jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Fully battened, Nordac radian NDR 7.5, loose footed main, with deep reefs
Furling genoa, Nordac radian NDR 6
Tuff Luff slotted headsail system
3 x Spinnaker's
Recent running rigging replaced in last 5 years

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Permateek to cockpit, 2019
Keel stepped mast


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
No. of crew berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Ducting and thermostat in place for heating
Recent fridge compressor and cooker
Sea toilet replaced 2014

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Ducting and thermostat in place for heating
Recent fridge compressor and cooker
Sea toilet replaced 2014

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(CQR )
60.00m of chain
10mm chain

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60+ Tridata, depth, speed, wind
ST6002 Smart Pilot
Raymarine E80 (Chartplotter, Radar, AIS, GPS)
CSB200 Class B AIS transponder and receiver
Raymarine 54E VHF DSC

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Fire extinguishers in each cabin
Fire ports to engine bay
Fire blanket
Smoke and LPG detector

Broker's Comments

Sigma's have an excellent sailing reputation and the 38 is no exception, originally built as a new design to cope with tough ocean conditions. The Sigma 38, a One-design class boat, is a cruiser/racer, with the added comfort and spacious accommodation. The accommodation features two, double aft cabins, a large saloon with two single berths and a double cabin forward. There are also two smaller crew berths. The galley is a comfortable size for preparing meals and sits across from a sizeable navigation station.

This version has a good suit of sails, running rigging replaced in 2014 and has been stored ashore each winter by the current owner. When I visited the boat, I was struck by an example of these well regarded boats, which has been consistently maintained by the owner and is in commission. This boat would be suitable as a versitile cruising boat, capable of coastal and longer offshore passages, a club racer and even as a liveaboard opportunity.

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

This Sigma 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

13 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

East and South coasts

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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