The Dewar 38 is an offshore cruising yacht robustly built in aluminium by Dewar Marine, South Africa to a design by Jim Dewar. The boat has been sailed to the UK from South Africa, via Madagascar and the Mediterranean, and has proved to be easy to sail and a fast, safe passage maker. The interior has been completed to a high standard and is light, airy and well suited for a life at sea or in port.
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The interior is fitted out in light oak and has plenty of portlights and hatches making it feel light, airy and spacious. There are two double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation, though in reality the aft cabin is really a generous single berth, so including the quarter berth and saloon settees, there are six berths in total. There is good ventilation and excellent stowage throughout. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to deck. Two hanging lockers. In the saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Two opening hatches to the deck. Chart table to starboard wit galley opposite. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water system. 400 litre freshwater capacity in four separate tanks. Force Ten four burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Twin propane gas bottles with change over valve. Refrigerator. Generous work surface. Separate heads compartment with electric flush marine toilet, washbasin and shower. Quarter berth to starboard. Hanging locker. Aft cabin to port with generous single berth and hanging locker. LED lighting throughout, dimmable in galley and saloon. Wine locker.
Located amidships, Vetus M4.17 four cylinder 42hp diesel engine, installed new in 2000. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Rope cutter. 320 litre fuel capacity in steel tank giving approximately 500 mile range at 6 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7.5 knots. Single lever control (new throttle assembly and cable Oct 2018). The engine has completed 180 hours running time since new and was last serviced April 2019. Engine spares kit. Vetus bow thruster.
Sloop rigged with a detachable inner forestay. Anodised aluminium mast (keel stepped) and boom by Bellamy Spars. Stainless steel standing rigging (2014) Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Furlex 304S headsail furling system (new with new forestay). Two Andersen 46 self tailing primary sheet winches. Two Lewmar 44 self tailing secondary sheet winches. Reefing winch. Three Enkes halyard winches. Rod kicker.
Built in 1984 by Dewar Marine, Capetown to a design by Jim Dewar. Round bilge aluminium hull and superstructure plating, all 5mm. Fin keel with encapsulated ballast. Skeg hung rudder. Hydraulic wheel steering. Aft self draining cockpit. There is a 2017 survey available. The boat was last antifouled August 2018 when the anodes were also changed. The engine was serviced April 2019.
The owner comments:
The combination of a long fin keel and hydraulic steering reduces fatigue at the helm to a minimum and under sail she steers a very straight course with little input. Nightshift is designed for long distance cruising at all Latitudes, and has proved to be a fast passagemaker, but she's equally suited to weekend cruises and is easy to handle. The bow thruster allays any fears of manoeuvring in tight marinas.
As well as being incredibly strong, her insulated aluminium hull keeps her interior cool in hot weather and warm in winter, though for high Latitude sailing a heater would be recommended.
I currently use her for day sails, cruising holidays and as a weekend retreat. We are only selling because we would like more accommodation and have the opportunity to upgrade to a larger boat.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.