Compass 38 - USD 30,000


The Compass 38 is a big boat with a big boat feel, providing good liveability and storage options. Turn that into sailing functionality and that wide beam becomes buoyancy as the boat heels over and powers up on to the wind. Owners describe the helm as light and well balanced. It is an easily driven hull shape that, like many masthead-rigged vessels, responds well to early reefing. Construction of the Compass 38 is in solid fibreglass in excess of Lloyd's specifications - and solid is the operative word. The hulls were completely hand laid and vary in thickness from one inch in the area encasing the lead to three quarters of an inch at the turn of the bilge and five eighths of an inch on the topsides. Bulkheads are three quarter inch ply, rebated to take the glass bonding material. Decks are three eighths of an inch glass laminate, as is the cabin top and cockpit. If there is a compromise in weight for speed then so be it. This yacht obviously favours the survival safety side of sailing in the integrity of its construction and that is partially the enduring appeal of the Compass 38.

Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: Langkawi Year Launched: 1978
Registered: UK SSR
Designer: Allen Smith Builder: Compass Yachts
Displacement:7548 kg Keel: Fin and skeg
Engine: Vetus M.328 (new)
Engine hrs:10

Genset: N/A

Steering: Wheel Autopilot:

Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

Fuel: 150 litres
400 litres
Length : 11.60m
Beam:  3.35m
Draft:   1.83m
Speed u/power: 5 kts
Propeller: 3 blade fixed
Full forward a double v-berth with infill. Roomy bathroom aft and to port. Saloon is roomy with all new upholstery. Solid wood fitout, excellent teak and holly soles. CD player and speakers. The galley to port has a large fridge space under the navigation desk opposite. Two quarter berths aft presently set aside for storage.

Deep sink and foot pumped fresh and salt water. Three burner gas stove and oven.

Large insulated fridge space under nav desk, needs holding plate, compressor etc..

Batteries & Electrics:

  • One House and Start battery
  • Two 40 watt solar panels c/w solar controller

Electronics & Navigation:
  • GPS plotter
  • Fishfinder
  • Autopilot
  • VHF radio

Sail inventory:

  • 1 x mainsail
  • 2 x genoas
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail

Ground Tackle:
  • Electric winch
  • 40m chain

Covers and Awnings:
Full sun awnings. Rigid bimini.


YBC offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.