Inchcape 38, Scottish Fishing style motorsailer 1965

Price Details

Price: £45,000 GBP
Location: Stonehaven, Scotland Aberdeenshire
Make: Inchcape
Year: 1965
Condition: Excellent, in commission.
Category: Sail
Class: Motorsailers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Inchcape 38 twin engine motor sailer, 1965, a large wooden wheelhouse of mahogany with a new laid teak roof., A very robust Scottish Fishing boat style of design Designed by J.Francis Jones and Mr Evans. She is now in excellent condition throughout, a real credit to the present owner for all his hard work, in commission. Maggie offers generous headroom of 7ft throughout, berths for 6 persons.
The vessel underwent a massive three year refit 2013-16 which included re-engining her. A large amount of re wiring and tank cleaning. New engine beds were fitted for the twin new Ford engines of 65’s hp. All the ballast was removed cleaned and reinstalled. All electronics were replaced along with their electrical supply. Below decks all the upholstery replaced . All the spars have been stripped and re varnished, re rigged . Wheelhouse was entirely stripped back a teak planked roof was added to its coach roof. Extensive woodwork was replaced in the saloon and forward cabin, original features and timbers were kept where possible. Much of the bulwark planking was replaced with new .
A full commissioning survey was carried out on the vessel in 2015.  No recommendations were received in the report.


Length Overall: 11.89m
Length Of Deck: 11.58m
Length At Water Line:10.97m

Beam: 4.27m
Draft: 1.60m
Air Draft: 10.67m
Max Draft: 1.60m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 140gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 100gallons
Cruising Speed: 7 : knots
Engine Power: 2 x 65hp
Number of Engines: 2


Berths: 6
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Aberdour Marine Services
Designer: J.Evans & J Francis Jones
Boat Name: Maggie of Aberdour

Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Description: 2 x Ford FSD 425, four cylinder diesel engines. Replaced the original engines she had installed in 2013.  65hp each. 2 x triple bladed props on stainless steel shafts. Engines sited amidships / aft.  New Kobelt chromed bronze manual control levers. Electric start. Engines last serviced 2019
Kelvin chain steering.  Hurth 250 gearbox. 3 to1 reduction.
Heat exchanger cooling system, Range of 400NM



Carvel planked hull, long keel with bilge stringers. She offers generous headroom of 7ft throughout the accommodation.
Amidships she has a large wheel house made from Iroko & mahogany, re roofed with laid teak in 2014. This has been varnished, teak left natural.
Decks are laid teak, on top of a double layer of marine ply. Kept with its natural colour.
Much of the deck and its deck beams were replaced in an earlier refit carried out in her previous ownership.



Large engine room aft with an escape hatch.
D5 Eberspacher diesel fed heating system to all compartments.
Saloon with integral galley area. 2 x large Pilot berths/ settees under the side decks. side deck. New oak worktops in the galley with a new gas cooker installed in 2015.
Fresh water (cold only) to heads and the galley. 2 x original bronze manual pumps.
Forward port side, Jabsco sea toilet, new pipework /vents with large porcelain sink. ….in the fore peak twin berth cabin with an escape hatch to deck. Upholstery was entirely replaced 2017 with breathable heavy duty marine fabric, flame proof foam. There’s a large wardrobe and stowage cupboards starboard side of saloon. A double berth in the wheel house, if required.


Manual Simpson and Lawrence Windlass on fore deck
CQR anchor and chain
Large Dorade Vents.
Fenders and warps
Sails: Gaff Ketch rigged.
All spars varnished Oregon Pine,10 coats 2019. Deck stepped
Rigging by Spencer Rigging, Galvanised wire standing rigging. Running rigging of white Stape spun poly-prop, all renewed in 2019

Sails:  Jib , Gaff mainsail and a mizzen sail, all in white, Terylene fabric.

Navigation Equipment:

Simpson Lawrence chiming clock and barometer in the wheelhouse.
Sestral mechanical clock
Lillie & Gillie clinometer in saloon
Sestral Major steering compass
Full size chart table

Safety Equipment:

Ocean safety 4 man life raft
Coastal flares set
Horseshoe lifebelt & line
Emergency hand throwing line
3 x fire extinguishers
2 x Automatic fire extinguishers in the engine room
Wireless heat alarm in the engine room which is linked to carbon monoxide and smoke alarms in the saloon and wheelhouse.
high bulwarks with stanchion posts and guard wire around the decks.