Vancouver 38p For Sale

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"Tenku" £149,000  


Contact: Ian Warnock


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The 38 Pilot is a true yachtsman’s yacht and a very capable, seaworthy blue water passage maker.

Her high quality Northshore build is apparent everywhere you look and her interior accommodation is extensive, with three double cabins, two heads, a safe secure galley and a raised deck saloon with panoramic views. With her all weather capability, the sailing season can be extended to all year round, and she can take you far and wide in complete comfort and safety.

With the comfort and security of a raised deck saloon, everyone - the pilot included - can shelter from the elements while still enjoying 360 degree views.

The sailing performance is excellent with the same rig as the Vancouver 38 but with a self tacking staysail for convenience.

The interior volume for a 38 footer is vast, with three double sleeping cabins - all large, two heads compartments - and a large galley with space for every modern convenience.

Tenku has been comprehensively upgraded over the period of our ownership 

Fully serviced spring 2021, including anodes and antifouled, ready to go.



Length Overall                      11.58 m (38')

Length Waterline                  9.27 m (30'5")

Beam                                      3.66 m (12'0")

Draft                                        1.70 m (5'7")

Displacement (lightship)      10,151 kg (22,379 lbs lbs)

Mainsail                                   28 m² (300 sq ft)

Yankee                                     45 m² (480 sq ft)

Staysail                                    10 m² (105 sq ft)


Yanmar4JH2BE 50hp diesel (c.2100 hours) . Full service and winterised 2021 plus replacement of all coolant hoses.  Full flexible exhaust system replaced 2018. 

Variprop 3 bladed propeller (adjustable pitch and feathering)

Water lubricated stern gland

HFL Farymann Diesel generator 240 V  / 4KVA  (hours  175);  sound enclosure box;   recent full service of  Generator.

Additional fuel filters for main engine and generator set in equipment room.

Vetus 7HP Bowthruster (2012)


Further Upgrades to normal specification & recent improvements /upgrades

(Tenku was featured at a London boat show, and has many extra features, finishes  and equipment)

Light wood interior;  additional wood panelling in saloon. blue Alcantara leather saloon upholstery

Swivel /telescopic helm chair 

S/S Stern Arch , carrying Radar and Solar panels, omnidirectional TV antenna/s

S/s  and teak Stern bathing platform 2012

Cockpit tent/bimini 

Cockpit shower (hot and cold supplies)

7HP Vetus bowthruster  2012;  additional heavy duty battery fitted in bow compartment. Control buttons on steering binnacle

S/s  Stern   Davit mounts 2014 

Deck wash pump and hose wash system 2020

Crash bars in galley

Refrigerator (floor) regassed 2021

Engine bay automatic inert Gas extinguisher 2016

6 Man Ocean Safety Liferaft 2012 (service required) rail mounted

Removable alloy Bowsprit and fittings 2019

Overhaul  of steering system from wheel to rudder, including adjustments as needed, rose joints on steering arms 2017; Replacement rudder shaft seals and bearings 2018

Replacement MAMBA autopilot rotary power unit on rudder, and autohelm rudder reference transducer 2018

Replacement full flexible exhaust , stern to main engine 2016

Replacement of all sanitary hoses on forward heads 2016; Jabsco refurbish kit 2021



HFL Farymann Diesel generator 240 V  / 4KVA  (hours  175);  sound enclosure box;   recent full service of  Generator.

Replacement of one main House battery  2017

Additional heavy duty battery and VSR fitted in bow compartment 2016 (assists bow thruster)

Lewmar Electric halyard winch on coachroof to starboard (for main halyard and reefing lines)

Lewmar  Electric Primary winch (Starboard)

large solar panel  on pilot house roof, two on stern arch;  solar regulator unit.

loudhailer mounted on pilot house

Electric bilge pump serving deep bilge (in addition to 2 manual bilge pumps ( 1 x in rear saloon steps, 1x in cockpit

240V inverter unit

Mastervolt smart battery charger 

Battery monitoring system with LED display at inside helm

LED cabin lights in most cabins.

Erbespacher warm air heating

Windscreen wiper

Sony stereo/CD, speakers in saloon and bow cabin



Lowrance  Gen 2 HDS 10 Chartplotter &G PS  fitted adjacent to helm position 2015

Lowrance Gen 2 HDS7 Touch fitted at inside helm/Nav station 2017 .  both are networked, and share Navionics gold charts

Lowrance GoFree wifi network hub fitted to Nav station 2017 (allows wifi connection of tablets and Pcs to plotters etc

Navtex unit

DSC and AIS equipped VHF Radio , and external horn

Forward looking sonar fitted 

Autopilot system upgraded to Raymarine  400 course computer with Gyro,  and ST600x control heads at inner and cockpit helm positions.  

Replacement masthead vhf antenna and cable to vhf unit.

Sterling advanced charging unit , optimises alternator charging of batteries.


Sails and Canvas, Rigging 

Cutter Rig with fully battened mainsail with Fredrickson cars,  Furlex yankee and self tacking staysail 

Replacement high specification cloth and radial design furling  Yankee,  2014 Jeckells, with foam luff.

Replacement high specification  cloth Staysail /Cutter sail, 2014 Jeckells, hank on, self tacking.

Replacement high specification cloth and design fully battened and loose foot Mainsail  2016 , Owen Sails,  3 reefs 

Original sails

Spinnaker/ cruising chute with snuffer

Replacement covers , lazyjacks and stackpack system for sails 2016 (Owen Sails)

Replacement  sprayhood 2012 and replacement windows 2021 (Saturn Sails)

Dodgers with yacht name 2012

Full custom winter cover 2016, (mast up, over boom with zips , Velcro and straps). 

Standing and running rigging replaced 2009

Dyneema main halyard; dyneema kicking strap lines 2020

Spinnaker pole and track

Self tacking track (staysail)

Removable bowsprit (for spinnaker attachment clear of pulpit)


Anchor/ground tackle

25Kg CQR with s/s swivel, 50m x 10mm calibrated  chain

Lofrans 1500w windlass with gypsy,  foot switches

Kedge,  15kg claw anchor with warp

Ample cordage and mooring lines



Jackstays and cockpit anchor points

s/s stern boarding ladder and bathing platform

6 man liferaft (requires service)

Various horshoe buoys 

MOB sling




Emergency steel tiller (cockpit floor mounted)

New spare  starter motor; New Bearing sets for  steering binnacle / shaft;

Rose joint ends for steering arms

Several oil and fuel Filters, impellers (for both Yanmar and genset) and fanbelt

Mainsheet traveller with runner wheels.

Various nav bulbs;  cables;