1980 Aquafibre 38

Norfolk Broads
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1980 Aquafibre 38

General Specification

Builder :
Aquafibre, Rackheath
11.58m  (38ft 0in)
Beam :
3.66m  (12ft 0in)


  • GRP construction
  • Centre cockpit
  • Paint finish to hull and decks
  • Original gelcoat finish to cabin roofs
  • 12V electric sliding canopy
  • Aft access for easy mooring
  • Stainless steel handrails on cabin roofs
  • Will pass under all Broadland bridges
  • Air draft 2.74m (9ft) with canopy closed
  • Hull re-tarred August 2022
  • Professionally maintained

Mechanical & Electrical

  • BMC 2.5 inboard diesel engine (serviced annually)
  • Engine well maintained and serviced regularly as demanded for use in hire fleet
  • Single lever control
  • Wheel (traditional wood) steering position in wheelhouse
  • 5 x 12V batteries (2015 or newer)
  • 240V inverter (max. 600W)
  • 12V charging points
  • 12V windscreen wiper


  • 6 berths in 4 cabins
  • Sliding canopy over deck saloon provides sheltered suntrap and good visibility
  • Bright and airy well designed interior
  • Large picture windows offering panoramic views
  • Bench and freestanding seats in wheelhouse
  • Large open plan aft saloon/galley
  • L-shaped dinette (converts to double, lockers and drawers under) with further bench seat opposite and portable drop-leaf table
  • Large galley area with full size gas cooker (4 burners, grill & oven), 12V fridge, sink (pressurised hot & cold) with drainer, and ample worktops and stowage
  • Additional cold water tap with filter in galley
  • Separate heads compartment with sea toilet (with holding tank)
  • Separate shower room with washbasin
  • 2 x single cabins, each with washbasin, full height hanging locker and drawers
  • Forward cabin with V-berth, lockers and drawers
  • Webasto diesel fuelled warm air cabin heating with thermostat control
  • 12V cabin lights
  • Opening windows, air vents, etc. throughout
  • Berth cushions in good condition
  • Headlinings in good condition
  • Curtains
  • Full standing headroom throughout


  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 2023
  • Current landlord gas check certificate (required for hire use)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Lifebuoy ring
  • Boat hook
  • Mop
  • Mud weight
  • Rhond anchors
  • Various warps
  • Various fenders


This large and well presented Aquafibre 38 Broads motor cruiser offers spacious and very well appointed accommodation for up to six (overnight in four cabins) and plenty of room for entertaining! In common with most Aquafibre boats (which were built locally until 2009), she has a low air draft enabling access to the full Norfolk Broads network of rivers by lowering her electric sliding canopy. With her attractive and homely open-plan living area, and three dedicated sleeping cabins, she offers great scope for use as a liveaboard vessel for a couple with children, or those who wish to have regular guests staying on board overnight. An ideal pied-a-terre!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an ex-hire craft. The vendor is selling in the course of business and the asking price is inclusive of VAT.



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