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Aquastar 38/42 !(1992)

Just Back afloat April 7th 2019 after wonderful extrernal "make over"

Type Solid Semi-displacement with Twin straight shafts, three quarter length keel, and aft cabin layout with twin helm positions.  ( Custom designed and built on the base Aquastar 38 ) Dimensions LOA 42'
Built To an VERY high specification by Elephant Boatyard Hamble, (Overseen By Designers/ Surveyors Freemans at each stage), The Hull and superstructure ( Both "Stretched" are heavy hand laid GRP with woven rovings, Heavy "D" Rubber fender at sheer, and smart Teak Badging . Engines Ford Sabre 275 hp each Turbo six cylinder diesels, driving down through "Twindisc" reduction Hydraulic Gearboxes, now give 17 knots cruise at 2200RPM and a maximum of 21.3 knots at Flat sticks, She will jog along beautifully at economical 12.5 Knots at 1800 RPM burning approx 1.5NM per gallon.. Having a servcie April end 2019,
Tanks Details coming Berths Twin large singles forward, double dinette infil to port, and wonderful double aft cabin, so 6 in comfort, It could be possible to sleep another in the saloon if required. Twin Heads and showers


In the tent february 2019, timber work all being stripped back to bare,

nice deep long keel, allowing her to take the ground should you wish, ( against a wall, )

it would be easy to fit a steel shoe to her keel and beaching legs if you wished to take the ground often,

tented , just before she came out,

Its a great way of ensuring DECENT work, dry, warm and no wind, no matter what its like outside,

and here she is just as the plastic was all cut away, you can see the reflection on the topsides,

Nice soft landings with fine entry and note the good size return on the knuckle that helps throw water down as she lands

Note also the S/S stem plate adds protection from a swinging anchor, as well as any pontoon "Nudges"

Pouring with rain the day I took these, but it does illustrate the wax on the hull, and the gleaming Varnish,

all the stern gear was beautifully cleaned down, prepared, and coated with a multi layer system "propspeed"

HIGHLY expensive ( and done for the owner by a specialist company) but does offer excellent resistance to growth of any sort.

Note also the  NEW Rope cutters, on each shaft, and new shaft anodes fitted  ( NEW CUTLASS BEARINGS 2018)

"Propspeed" to the trim tabs ( twin ram, decent powerful specification,) and again new anodes all round,

aft end Swimming Platform was removed, now refitted, together with the clever S/S dinghy hinge frame arrangement.

Varnish should be good for easy maintainence each year now for a while,

port side view, Note the chine Knuckle on the hull, as well as a lower chine down by the trim tab edge, these help offer better lateral

stability and resistance to roll , the faster the boat is moving forward , the better ( "stiffer") she is..

back afloat, looking every bit the purposeful able seaboat .

Twin decent Bow roller ( hanging on a swinging mooring is often such a difficult thing without a second roller.

foredeck area, , note twin solid S/S rails. also note there are two extra vents forward currently still with winter blanks fitted,

here you can see the vents with the top cowls in place which clip in to the lower durade system ( idea being they can take a green wave and not leak), also note cabin entry door starboard side, ( also re varnished) Sat TV dome on roof, The three forward screens at Tripple glazed!  Low centre deck gates each side to board.

nice solid return screen to upper helm, with Stainless frame,

steps up from side deck to aft,

More smart Varnish on her Teak Badging, and the reflection shows her topsides are rather good.

dinghy in travel position, this brings the weight further forward on the transom, and will not allow the dinghy to fill with water,

to launch you release the two hinged arms and slowly lower them, the dinghy clears the aft platform , great  simple strong system, similar to the single arm system Cooney developed with Simpsons, and Broom boats.  and underway the dinghy is well away from the water

aft quarter shot, with covers in place.


aft deck stowage boxess, ( these have covers I have removed, hatch by aft gate is escape from aft cabin,

upper helm, raft left in cradle,

handsom double cabin access doors , nice teak work all round decks

dash under a solid perpsex lid, note new Ray marine instruments, electronic microm commander controls,

There is no  Radar/ Plotter  "Screen"  up here , but the new Axion System below has Bluetooth ability, so the owner actually uses an Ipad

up here if he wants a plotter up here,

nice solid rails, locker under each seat, these are all under canvas at her berth,

Starboard side deck, covers removed from the Hand rail capping,

Nice solid Mast, yes at present this is fixed.. but if a lower air draught was sought , there are several ways you could alter this current arrangement. either hinging the top half of this mast, or fitting the Base in a track perhaps that could slide forward?

On a nelson 45 we sold recently, they just made the release bolts easy, and would lay the whole lot on its side on the upper coachroof

in some chocks, to allow them to pootle down the french rivers , as really he though he was quite happy to do without the radar etc.. all the time he was inland.. which is a fair point.

port side deck, showing capping covers on..note the solid s/s edge to that screen.,

deck fillers and waste pump out

so inside , port side copilot bench seat, with extra fridge under

small detail but worth a mention, solid Stainless window frame gutter drains ..

inside of starboard side door, helm seat folds out of the way aft,

Great array of kit, and good angles to read screens,

Exhaust temperature alarms, Fuel filter pressure guages.. wonderful stuff, and shows the kind of boat she is,

She has a third filter system with change overs so you can change from a dirty filter (underway) should you need

and that allows you to get home and then sort it.


Overhead, neat and tidy,

Nice co-pilot chart area, note air con outlet left of table,


saloon starboard side,

and the saloon dinette to port, looking aft, Blue smart Alcantara upholstery.

steps up to aft deck and upper helm station, note second VHF left,

domestic panel on starboard side aft end of saloon, and left of shot the control pannel for the brand new 8 KVA generator ( fitted by Fisher Panda )

under the lower helm,  vented access to eletronics

passage down to aft cabin, set on starboard side,

lovely cabin, and the larger than usual windows give welcome light in here, deck hatch two opening ports aft,

nice big hanging lockers set to starboard,

and they have natural light from window in hull,

port side aft,

forward bulkhead with mirror, and rather nice unit below, (Note aircon outlet grill)

aft heads /shower en-suite

and shower cubicle forward

easy access to steering kit under head of bed, (Grey box is generator Power management unit)

NEW 2018 Fisher panda 8 KW in a cacoon, under aft bed,

also access to steering hydraulics pressure accumulator,

back up in saloon, carpets rolled back and some hatches removed,

Nice big fuel filter system with a "spare" third filter, and tap system so you can swap over from either engine supply should you need.

Also the black pipe is an Engine drive fast bilge pump, ( in addition to usual electric and manual pumps,)

water lubricated shaft seals, note sea fire extinguisher system

starboard engine

central fuel tank Top, note nice big inspection hatch should it ever need a clean out,


forward tank, ( just ahead of previous tank photo, before you drop down steps to dinette area)

starting from forward, Two nice big single berths, with under deck lockers and access to chain locker)

Second panel, to remove which helps stop damp in here

looking across to port side head of berth, Hanging locker, hatch over with black out and insect screens

starboard side, fold up window blinds

dinette set to port, (Photo looking aft), note aircon outlet

Galley set to starboard, microwave in at high level,

Gas hob, grill and oven,

second deck hatch with insect blind drawn

heating/ aircon controls under aft seat in dinette

drawers under front seat base in dinette

nice SECOND VHF radio and stereo to port,


Covers all removed, very smart

Recent works carried out by the owner  and a few  bits of note..as listed below.


Electronics NEW 2018 the following ; Raymarine 12" Axiom Chart plotter, ( with BLUETOOTH ability) NEW Raymarine AIS650 AIS Transponder, NEW raymarine p70RS autopilot head at both helms, and twin log echo sounder i70s , Raymarine Wind transducer head , ( 3 year warranty on recent kit) There is also OLDER kit, ICS6 Nav tex system, Furuno Open array radar scanner with CRT Screen below, EPIRB, USB ports fitted at each helm, SAT TV dome,  Airconditioning with reverse cycle heating,
Extras RECENT 8 KVA generator, waste tank system, Davit frame system including Avon Dinghy, Life raft in cradle, Rope cutters, ( recent) Triple Fuel filter system, Epoxied hull from new, EGT  Gugaes for engines, extra fridge under helm seat, electric windlass, great set of covers, and fenders and lines,
History The full story of this boat is available , From new , ( she was commissioned by the first owner who commissioned Freeman and partners naval architechs, to see if it were possible to stretch a standard Aquastar 38, in colaberation with Elephant boatyard, the boat was drawn and built at  great cost to a VERY high standard, with the best the Aquastar had to offer, but just all a bit bigger, etc.  she was epoxied from new., and was "Awlgripped" from new over the new gelcoats, so no wonder she still looks excellent!  THIS current owners bought her in early 2018, but age has managed to catch up with them. They love the boat, but must let her go.
Broker's Comments What a Fabulous Craft, watch the Videowalks, but obviously come and view her to see what a clever piece of work she is, VIDEOWALK exterior; click the following link, https://youtu.be/tP6MmeKk86M  ( these Videos are to be re-done due to the Lense damage  causeing a misty look on left side of screen ! but they will give a good idea for now), and the interior  click the following link ; https://youtu.be/523xjPQIMyc

West Solent £ 105,000 SOLD

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