The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Cygnus 38

Trawler with Auxiliary engine
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  323033
  • Length  ·  11.27m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 138hp, Lister (1980)
  • Lying  ·  Gibraltar
Boatshed Gibraltar
Boatshed Gibraltar
John Alcantara

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer G. Mitchell
Builder Cygnus Marine Ltd
Lying Gibraltar
Fuel capacity 3,130.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 700.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 80.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/04/2022


Engine 1 x diesel 138hp
Engine make and model Lister (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.3 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Engine spares

She also has an auxiliary engine . A Thorneycroft 38HP 4 cylinder with its own gearbox and propshaft offset to starboard of the centre-line. Fitted with a 3 bladed folding prop. This engine is intended for trolling or for emergency use.


Length 11.27m
Beam 4.13m
Draft Min 1.75m
Airdraft 8.00m
Displacement 20,000kg
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2005) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2005)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - none (2005)
Headsail Jeckells - Hank On (2005)
Other sails Head Sail (2005)

The sail rig would serve to get you home but its real effectiveness is for motorsailing or for steadying.

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator 4 batteries domestic (512Ah) and separate engine start battery


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

4 burner propane Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Tonneau cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Bow Thruster

Electric Quick windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(ROCNA as main and CQR on chain and rope)
80.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
Henshaw Tinker Tramp dinghy (2001)
2.3hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2021)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver.
Raymarine Axiom 12" MFD with external GPS Antenna.
Garmin GPS152
2 x ICom VHF with DSC
Simrad AP25 autopilot with remote
Echo pilot forward looking depth sounder
NASA Navtex Pro-plus
Raymarine MOB System with two bracelets
Autohelm Digital Handbearing Compass
Marstron Gyro Compass supplies heading info to Axiom
Simard Gyro Compass for Autopilot.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

1 engine driven Jabsco pump.
Man overboard System

Broker's Comments

This is one of my favourite listed boats. It has to be mentioned first that she is made out of GRP and not wood as her looks may deceive. It follows that this is a traditional looking trawler and will appeal to many that wish to own something different.

The first impression is that this boat has been extremely well cared for and equipped extremely well. The owner mentions that she is extremely economical at her cruising speed as she has a large fuel capacity and therefore has a long range allowing for choices on where best to refuel.

This boat is also ideal as a liveaboard in Gibraltar where she is currently berthed.

This boat should be viewed as I am confident that nobody will be disappointed.

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

This Cygnus 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Andrew of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Just over 5 years.

Why are you selling her?

Now difficult to find the time to use her.

Where have you sailed her?

In the Mediterranean. This boat presents the rare combination of a genuinely comfortable live-aboad with an economic long-range ability....She is seaworthy and properly equiped, ready to go where you want- whether that be a quiet night on the mooring or departure for Malta or even Cairo...!

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