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Year of construction 1979
Material GRP (Polyester)
Length 38.25 feet
Width 11.7 feet

Well maintained ship

Basic data of the Swan 38

  • Seller:Newpoint Moverbo
  • Brand:Swan
  • Model:38
  • Ship's name:Shangri-La
  • Category:Sailing Yacht
  • Year of construction:1979
  • Material:GRP (Polyester)
  • Experience: A day of boating fun, Family holidays, Suitable for part ownership, Blue water cruising, seagoing
  • Length:38.25 feet
  • Width:11.75 feet
  • Draught:8 feet
  • Variable draught:No
  • Headroom inside:190 cm
  • Berths:7fixed
  • Country: Netherlands
  • To view in sales harbour/showroom: Yes
  • Price:sold
  • Account Manager: Thijmen van de Loo



  • Remarks:

    The Swan 38 is Sparkman & Stephens designed as a classic cruiser-racer in the former IOR one-ton cup. Priority in the design has been given to sea-worthiness and seakindness. The Swan 38 lacks the room, accomodation and luxury which later and nowadays designs offer. But therfore she gives the beauty, stance and atmosphere of classic sailing in abundance. This Swan 38, Shangri-La, has a modified underwatership with professionally deepened throat to 2.40 mtr with additional 400 kg lead and deeper rudder, which gives her extraordinary improved sailing performance and the sailing composure of a larger class sailing yacht. Shangri-La is equipped with electric Bamar forestay, electric Leisurefurl boom and electric Lewmar winches in the cockpit - of which 2 x 64 ST headsail - for sail handling. Which is utterly suitable for easy-going and single handed sailing. The Leisurefurl boom will come with a new marine blue mainsail cover. After an extensive peeling of the gelcoat and laminate of the complete underwatership and afterwards drying during two years, now in 2019 during 3 months the underwatership was subject to applying numerous layers of laminate, crossed-woven fibers and epoxy, with a far superiour quality result compared to standard when Shangri-La was in 1979 manufactured and delivered. In this respect also severe imperfections in the original laminate are now completely solved with the sophisticated materials now applied. The costs of this actual osmosis treatment exceeds 20.000 euro. Autohelm linear drive with Raymarine Evolution Sail 200 and new Raymarine ST6001 Smart pilot display. Last winter more than 200 wooden caps of the teak deck were renewed. The mast-step of the mast is completely rustfree and also the throat bolts are rustfree and still encapsuled and sealed by the original shield of inner laminate of the hull. Shangri-La has never been raced and the sails are mildly used. Shangri-La is sound and solid. Strong point is the wooden interiour which is still light and bright shining as it was new, although it an use some TLC with some new layers of lacquer at some place. Shangri-La comes with the original boom and can be reversed to original with the more performance orientated North mainsail. Second owner with history completely documentated.

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  • Designer: Sparman & Stephens
  • Shipyard: Nautor Swan
  • Hull number: 115
  • CE max weight: 8,300 kg
  • CE max engine: 20 kW
  • Hull shape: S-shaped
  • Hull colour: White
  • Deck colour: White
  • Deck construction: Wood
    Teak wooden deck
  • Cockpit: Aft cockpit
  • Draught: 240 cm
  • Displacement: 8,300 kg
  • Ballast: 3,200 kg
  • Steering system: Wheel
  • Position steering system: Outside
  • Rudder: Single
  • Keel/Lee board: Fixed keel


  • Saloon:
  • Headroom: 190 cm
  • Separate Dining area:
  • Cabins: 2
  • Berths: fixed: 7
  • Type interior: Classic, warm
  • Color upholstery: Red
  • Mattresses:
  • Cushions:
  • Water tank & material: 210 litre
    1x 130ltr + 1x 80ltr
  • Water system: Manual
  • Number of showers: 1
    with foot pump
  • Cooker & fuel: 3 burner(s) Gas
  • Oven:
  • Fridge & power source: Electric
    Barco cool box with cooling function
  • Heating: hot air

Engine, electrics

  • Number of identical engines: 1
  • Starting type: Electric
  • Type: Inboard
  • Brand: Bukh
  • Model: DV20M
  • Year: 1979
  • Power: 20 hp
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Gearbox:
  • Transmission: Shaft
  • Propulsion: Propellor
    2 leaf folding propeller
  • Cooling system: Direct
  • Fuel tanks: 1
  • Total fuel tank(s) capacity: 110 Litre
  • Fuel tank gauge: Peilstok
  • Battery: 3 x 108 Ah
  • Battery charger: 30 A
  • Alternator:
  • Voltmeter:
  • Shore power:
  • Shore power cable:
  • Voltage: 12V 220V

Navigation and electronics

  • Compass:
  • Log/speed: B&G - Defect
  • Depth gauge: B&G - Defect
  • Wind gauge: B&G - Defect
  • Navigation lights:
  • Rudder position indicator:
  • Autopilot: Autohelm 5000 + ST6001 Automaat
  • GPS: Furuno
  • VHF: Sailor 2048

Rig and sails

  • Sailplan type: Sloop
  • Number of masts: 1
  • Spars material: Aluminium
  • Standing rig: ROD rigging
  • Number of sails: 3
  • Sails material: Kevlar
  • Sails manufacturer: DeVries / North Sails
  • Main sail: 2006 - D4 Kevlar DrVries
  • Furling mainsail: Leisure Furl
  • Genoa: 2004 - North Sails - 140% 3DL
  • Jib: 2004 - North Sails - 97 % 3DL
  • Furling foresail:
  • Electric winches: 4
  • Self-tailing:

Deck Equipment

  • Anchors & material: 1 x
  • Sprayhood:
  • Outdoor cushions:
  • Sea rails:
  • Push- and pulpit(s):
  • Swimming ladder:
  • Teak deck:
  • Fenders, lines:


  • Radar reflector:
  • Life jackets: 2
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