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Aquastar Ocean Ranger 38 Aft Cabin Version

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11.58m (38'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 306hp, Volvo Penta TAMD 61A (1987)

Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Geoff Wlson
Builder Aquastar
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 1,480.0 ltr (325.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 306hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta TAMD 61A (1987)
Engine Hours Engine1: 3500 engine2: 3500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 20 knots
Max speed (approx) 23 knots
Engine spares tick

Engines last full service 11/16 and raw water pumps replaced. Oil and filters changed December 2017
Transition pipe between turbo outlet and cooling water bend recently replaced on both engines
Lots of engine spares aboard including cutlass bearings


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 11.20m (36'9")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Airdraft 3.80m (12'6")
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Batteries replaced December 2017


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Built and predominantly fitted out by Aquastar Guernsey although some interior works were completed by her owner to a high standard.
Full hull and deck prep and repaint 2011 by Hamble Yacht Services as well as strip and revarnish rubbing strake.
Last out for antifoul July 2017


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 3
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Versatile accommodation with a fantastic en-suite aft cabin, spacious forecabin with plenty of storage and the saloon seating able to make another large double berth if required.
She has Eberspacher cabin heating fitted but not seen working

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Raymarine C80 plotter/radar
Leica Mk30 chartplotter
Cetrek 7 series autopilot
Standard Horizon VHF with AIS
Autohelm wind instrument
Clipper depth guage
And a beautiful Sailor 144C VHF

For entertainment she has a neat TV built into a saloon locker with a booster aerial for digital reception

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Bruce and Danforth)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Gas bottle automatic shutdown inoperative although solenoid and alarm working OK

Broker's Comments

AquaStar began life in 1967 as a workboat builder in the New Forest. They designed and built their boats to got to sea. Regularly found in commercial use as pilot boats, police launches and rescue craft they're well known for their strong construction, quality fit-out and kindly sea keeping abilities. And like the Nelsons, it was not too long before motorboaters began to appreciate their potential for serious offshore cruising.

This aft cabin version of the Ocean Ranger 38 provides great accommodation below, not just versatile and useable but extremely attractive too. Above decks she feels safe and solid with a layout which works well both on passage and alongside.

This particular boat was the 1987 Southampton Boat Show model and had the Volvo 306's which at the time of her construction were the most powerful engines Aquastar had ever fitted in a 38.

She's now been in the same ownership for the last 13 years and whilst she has been cruised most of her time her owner has run her as a committee boat and so she has always been in commission, well maintained and regularly serviced. She been re-upholstered in the saloon and looks clean and feels very dry and fresh below. If you are looking for a stylish and comfortable yet seamanlike cruising boat then please do consider her!

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

This Aquastar Ocean Ranger 38 Aft Cabin Version has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. 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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