Aerodyne 38 Boats For Sale - £99,500

Vital Statistics of the Aerodyne 38

Manufacturer / Model:
Aerodyne 38
Aerodyne Length:
This Aerodyne 38 is 38 feet (approx. 11.58 metres)
£99,500 (approx. €125,283 or $143,973)
This Aerodyne 38 is Sold
Tax Paid
Single Diesel
Type of Boat:
Sail Boat
Manufactured In:
2001, Cape Town, South Africa
Hull Material:
Lying In:
Hamble, UK
Designed By:
Rodger Martin
LWL 11.54 metres (approx. 37.86 feet)
Beam 3.98 metres (approx. 13.06 feet)
Draft 2.43 metres (approx. 7.97 feet)
Displacement 5,143 kilograms (approx. 5.1 tonnes)
Tank Capacities:
Fuel 95 litres (approx. 25.1 gallons)
Water 180 litres (approx. 47.6 gallons)
Holding 10 litres (approx. 2.6 gallons) ID:

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Short Description of the Aerodyne 38

Aerodyne 38, Lovely new paint job, Whisper Grey awlgrip hull, carbon rig, non overlapping headsails with bowsprit. Lightly used and in 'as new' condition. This Aerodyne 38 is a performance yacht particularly suited for fast offshore passage making and short handed sailing/racing.

Engines & Propulsion

One Yanmar 3GM30 28hp fresh water cooled diesel engine, installed 2001, run for 150 hours, 6 knots cruising speed.Maximum speed under power 8 knots.Saildrive gearbox.Single steering with Wheel.Two anchors (Delta, Folding kedge).

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Electrical Systems

The Electrical Systems of this Aerodyne 38 - Four 12V batteries, 3 service 1 engine with a total capacity of 315Ah, installed 2006.Isolation switch.Alternator charging from engine.Battery charger.Shore power.

Navigation & Performance Systems

Raymarine instrument system with Compass, Speed gauge, Depth gauge.VHF, GPS, Echo sounder, Log, Radar, Autopilot.

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General Equipment

A very well equipped Aerodyne 38 with Central Heating, Gas detector, Searchlight, Horn, Sprayhood, Radio, CD player, Warps, Fenders, Boathook, Fire extinguishers.

Tankage: Fuel capacity: 95 Litres in one Aluminium tank.Water capacity: 180 Litres in two Plastic tanks.Holding capacity: 10 Litres in one Plastic tank. . Contact the seller of this Aerodyne 38 for more details.

Rigging & Winches

Rigging & Winches equipped on this Aerodyne 38 - Sloop rig by Nordic of carbon construction.Rod standing rigging and Headsail furling. New Hydraulic ram on new backstay. New forestay

Winches: Antal primary winches.


Sails of the Aerodyne 38 - Sail number: GBR9354R

Manufacturer: North & Banks

Main Kevlar - Racing
Spectra - Cruising

#1 Heavy Kevlar - Racing
Spectra - Cruising
#3 Kevlar/Carbon

#4 Dacron

Spinnaker 0.75oz x 2

Spinnaker 0.5oz

All Asymmetric

Cruising Main (North) unused, all sails 2001 but little used, No 3 Banks 2006, two 0.75 asymmetrics and one 0.5 asymmetric


Sleeping accommodation: Sleeps six with Owner's cabin.THE AERODYNE 38 has a well-lit, comfortable interior with excellent ventilation. The layout includes double cabins forward and aft, each with their own hanging lockers and stowage areas.The saloon has settee-berths either side, with lockers and shelves outboard. Six can sit around the drop-leaf table of the Aerodyne 38, which has bottle storage in the center section.At the base of the companionway, the head, with sink, lockers and foul-weather gear stowage is to port, and a well-ventilated, comfortable aft cabin is to starboard. The "C"- shaped galley is forward of the aft cabin, with a double sink on centerline over the engine, generous drawers, and an icebox outboard. There are lockers above the two-burner stove/oven. This is a good seagoing galley.There is a full-size nav station opposite the galley with a chart locker, recess for a lap-top computer, drawers and storage under the seat. The electrical panel and electronics are outboard where they are easy to see and use.The Aerodyne 38 has a well laid out interior suitable for comfortable living both at sea and in the marina.

Living accommodation: Heads in Owner's cabin and Showers.

Galley has Gas Cooker, Oven, Grill, Fridge.Pressurised hot and cold water system.Diesel heater.A drawing of the Aerodyne 38 accommodation is available. .

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Owner's Comments of the Aerodyne 38

THE AERODYNE 38 was designed as a fast easy-to-sail "cruiser / racer" with comfortable accommodations.She is particularly suited to short handed sailing and is used by her current owner predominantly for short handed racing events. Cockpit size and interior space are carefully balanced to achieve this dual role. Good performance was high on the priority list.The result is an attractive, easily handled, contemporary "club racer" with plenty of space on deck and a lot of volume down below. This type of hull-form combines very good reserve stability with low wetted surface - a boat that sails well across the wind range. The Aerodyne 38 sails at low heel angles, which improves both comfort and the efficiency of the rig and foils. On the performance side the Aerodyne 38 design is influenced by developments in both Open Class BOC/Vendee Globe types and fast round-the-buoys designs, not handicapped by restrictive "rating" rules. The Aerodyne 38 also benefits from the designer's experience with successful long-distance custom cruising yachts.

Service history: Everything on this Aerodyne 38 is in good condition.

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Aerodyne Information

Aerodyne Yachts Ltd - High performance sailing redefined

Aerodyne Yachts was formed in 1997 in South Africa to bring advanced composite technologies developed for the aerospace and defence sectors by Aerodyne Technologies (AT) to boat building. Top designers Rodger Martin and Groupe Finot were enlisted to design high performance hull forms to best utilize the high strength to weight ratios that the hi-tech construction techniques afforded. From this collaboration were born the AD35, AD38, AD43 and AD47.

These light and fast boats were built for the sailing enthusiast with an emphasis on performance. Interiors were kept simple but functional to keep weight down while providing a living space adequate for comfortable cruising. The combination provided exciting, easy to sailboats that have received considerable positive publicity in the press since their introduction. In fact, the Aerodyne 38 won the coveted Sailing World magazine’s “Boat of the Year” award for Best in Class in 2000 and the AD47 won the prestigious “Boat of the Year” award from Cruising World magazine for Best Full-Size Cruiser in 2003. The AD43 had been nominated for “Best Racer/Cruiser” the same year. Since their introduction, Aerodyne Yachts have become frequent participants in the racing scene in both the USA and internationally and covered many sea miles in cruising mode.

In 2005, AT sold all rights, molds and tooling to Aerodyne Yachts Ltd, a Finnish consortium established to take over the development and production of Aerodyne sailboats, in order to focus on their core activities in the aerospace, defence and automotive sectors. Aerodyne Yachts Ltd, now based in Finland’s aerospace technology sector near Jyväskylä in premises already manufacturing a range of hi-tech sport boats, comprises decades of combined experience in sailboat design and manufacture. Modern production facilities and an extensive partnership network including some of the best and most respected names in the sailboat business guarantees superlative build quality.
With the change of ownership comes an infusion of new ideas to bring the Aerodyne Yacht brand to a new level of quality, luxury and performance. A new “GT” version will join the “RS” version previously offered. This new series will be available in the various models featuring opulent lightweight interiors finished in sustainable hardwood veneers crafted by an award winning supplier to some of the greatest names in Finnish yachting. The “GT” will also sport teak decks on several of the models in addition to the carbon mast, boom and rudder supplied standard with all versions.

Aerodyne Yachts Ltd has added another vital component to the new generation of Aerodyne boats: passion for building the best and most luxurious performance sailing yachts to navigate the world’s oceans.

At Aerodyne Yachts they have an uncompromising approach to building sailboats. Only the best materials are chosen, only tested and proven construction technologies are applied, and only the most skilled and dedicated boat builders are involved in the building process. Aerodyne is not just another sailboat; it is the ultimate creation for discerning customers who apply the same attention to detail in their own lives.

Rodger Martin (AD38, AD43 & AD47)
Originally from South Africa where he became interested in boats at an early age, Rodger came to the USA in the mid-1970’s to hone his skills in yacht design at the Westlawn School of Yacht Design. Stints as Chief Designer at Robert E. Direcktor in Mamaroneck, NY and Pedrick Yacht Designs in Newport, RI have produced boats from 75 ft high-speed patrol boats for the U.S. Navy to the Maxi IOR boat, “Nirvana” and the 70 ft cruising yacht “Unfurled”. In 1984 he formed Rodger Martin Yacht Designs in Newport, Rhode Island. His first client, Mike Plant, went on to win the1986 BOC Single-handed Around the World Race aboard “Airco Distributor” firmly establishing Rodger as an innovative designer of winning offshore racing boats.

Groupe Finot (AD35)
Led by Jean-Marie Finot a scientist-turned-boat designer, Groupe Finot has been synonymous with the Open 50 and Open 60 Class designs that have won so many trans-oceanic races. For over 40 years, Finot has been designing race boats for winning skippers. In addition to the Open Class boats, Groupe Finot penned the one design Pogo mini-transat design as well as production racer/cruisers for performance-oriented builders. Like Aerodyne, Finot prefers open designs that are not boxed in to a narrow rule allowing his boats to achieve their optimum speed potential in the conditions for which they were designed.

Bullet proof hull - Oven cured, pre-impregnated Epoxy/E-glass/Carbon composite, vacuum bagged with aircraft grade end grain balsa and PVC foam cores for consistency and strength. Carbon fiber reinforced structural framing form a solid monocoque cocoon normally associated with one-off custom boats. Rugged full epoxy hull/deck joint. Watertight, double bottomed, bulkhead 6,5 ft (2m) from the bow for added safety.

Integral keel - Laid up with the hull and then filled with epoxy for great strength, precision contour and leak proof construction. A micro-shaped bulb is bonded and cross bolted to the tip of the keel for exceptional strength and improved righting moment.

Fingertip steering - High aspect carbon fiber rudder with massive carbon rudder post supported by JEFA roller bearings and controlled by direct acting Whitlock rack and pinion steering.

Robust rigging - Carbon mast and boom supported by discontinuous rod rigging brought out to the hull for strength. High performance sails and running rigging designed for short-handed offshore sailing. Swept back spreaders obviates the need for running backstays.

Continuous development - Aerodyne’s commitment to providing the best combination of performance and luxury ensures that our yachts will continue to exhibit the latest in advanced materials and construction techniques while providing ultimate liveability to the discriminating customer.

Finland is world famous for its luxury sailboats. This kind of reputation comes only with a long heritage of balancing beautiful yet functional design with that of building vessels to take on the demands of the rugged Finnish archipelago. Aerodyne yachts are a prime example of this renowned standard of excellence. You can observe this in the flawless joinery of the cabin interior and in the shimmering perfection of the hull surface.