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Established in 1967 Aqua-Star built their reputation as builders of robust and seaworthy workboats which could operate in all weathers while offering the turn of speed needed by port authorities and pilots. As with the Nelson brand the qualities offered by hulls quickly drew the attention of leisure boaters looking for capable offshore motor cruisers. Introduced in the mid-1980s the Aqua-Star 38 was offered in aft cockpit and aft cabin versions.
The Aqua-Star Ocean Ranger 38 is the aft cabin version of the 38’ hull offering two double cabins, two heads, dinette, galley and deck saloon with internal and flybridge helm stations. A recent re-fitted example of the class BLUE STAR is reluctantly offered for sale as a turn key boat with an extensive inventory including highlights such as:
Afloat and in commission until mid-October BLUE STAR represents a rare opportunity to acquire a recently refitted example of this robust and highly capable motor cruiser.
Single piece GRP moulded hull
Traditional heavyweight GRP moulding
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
Original off-white gelcoat finish with blue sheerband
Hardwood rubbing strake and quarter protection boards.
Topsided polished spring 2021
Underwater hull finished in blue antifouling, applied spring 2021
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and deckhouse superstructure
Traditional heavyweight GRP moulding
Moulding finished in original off-white gelcoat with blue style stripe.
PermaTeek synthetic teak decking to finish side and aft decks, professionally fitted 2020
Moulded GRP toerail running around deck edge
Grey/Blue non-slip paint panels to finish coachroof top
Keel & Rudder:
Long moulded skeg keel
Twin bronze rudders
Engine & gearbox:
2x Thornycroft HINO W06 DTI marine diesel engines.
Marinised HINO (Toyota commercial vehicle division) base engine.
6 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled.
Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse controls at both helm stations.
Engine dash panels with gauges for RPM, water temperature and turbo boost pressure. Visual/auidable alarms for water temperature, battery charging and oil pressure.
Racor turbine type primary filters for both engines with visual water alarms.
Maintenance & Performance:
Estimated engine running hours approximately 1750 hours.
Engines last serviced spring 2021
Port engine injectors overhauled with new nozzles 2020. Spare nozzles included within engine spares aboard boat.
Cruising speed 10kts
Max speed 20kts
Selection of cruising spares and tools
MASE Mariner 5500 marine generator
Single cylinder Ruggerini diesel engine
50Hz, 5.5kw, 3000RPM
Running hours recorded – 284hrs
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shafts
Traditional water fed stuffing glands
Bronze 4 blade propellors
Dual station hydraulic steering
Steering system stripped and overhauled winter 2020/21 with new ram fitted.
Bennett trim tabs
Dual control stations
Position indicators at both helm stations
Hydraulic pump replaced 2020
Windscreen wipers for all three forward facing wheelhouse windows.
Electric de-misters for all three forward facing wheelhouse windows.
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power / generator supply system
Single 16 amp connection
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
RCD protected system
Ring main, battery charger and immersion heater.
Engine Bank – 2x 12VDC, 100Ah, lead acid (2020)
Domestic Bank – 4x 12VDC, 110Ah, lead acid (2020)
Battery wiring replaced with new isolators (2020)
Alternators mounted on both engine.
Sterling PRO Charge Ultra
230VAC – 12VDC
Voltmeters on both engine panels to show alternator charge.
12VDC auxiliary and USB charging sockets, voltmeter on socket panel
12VDC dual tone electric horn, operated from both helm stations (2021)
Pressurised hot and cold water system
New pressure pump fitted 2020
Mixer taps in galley and both heads
Dedicated showers in both heads
Hot water provided via calorifier heated via engine cooling system or 230VAC immersion heater
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump – x2 with manual and auto switching (2020)
Saltwater deck wash system
Twin diesel tank
Stainless steel tanks
Approximate total capacity 1300ltrs (300gal)
New deck filler fitting installed spring 2021
Single fresh water tank.
Stainless steel tank
Approximate capacity 400ltrs (88gal)
New deck filler fitting installed spring 2021
Single holding tank for forward heads.
Manually pumped overboard discharge
Deck suction discharge point
Analogue gauges for both fuel tanks
Analogue gauge for water tank
Magnetic Compass – Plastimo Offshore 115
Plotter – Raymarine AXIOM 7 display (2020)
FishFinder – Lowrance Elite 5X Hdi (2020)
Speed/Log – B&G Focus display
Below Decks VHF – Sailor Compact RT2048
Flybridge VHF – Hummingbird
Navtex – NASA Target Pro – Not currently operating
Galley Stove – Neptune 4500 gas cooker, two burner, oven and grill (2020)
Microwave Oven – 230VAC
Fridge – Dometic front loading fridge, with icebox (2020)
Double stainless steel sink
Jabsco manual marine toilets x2 (2020)
All heads pipework replaced in full 2021
Wash hand basin x2
Mixer Tap x2
Autotherm Planar 44D, installed new 2020
Diesel fired blown air system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights over bunks
Most lights now fitted with LED bulbs
Radio/CD/DVD/VCD/MP4/MP3/Bluetooth/USB head unit
Speakers in saloon
Flat screen TV 19”
Summary of Accommodation:
Twin/double cabin forward
Lower level galley
Dinette converting to double bunk on lower level
Wheelhouse/deck saloon with occasional single bunk
Master cabin aft with ensuite heads
Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims
Carpet linings to finish hull sides in cabins
New headlining professionally fitted in dinette, deck saloon and aft cabin, spring 2021
GRP moulded sole and furniture base units in heads with laminate finish to bulkheads.
Teak sole grating in heads
Fitted carpets throughout interior fully replaced 2021
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Traditional V-berth cabin which can be configured as twin bunks or a double with infill section fitted.
Standing room aft of bunks.
Hanging locker aft of bunk on port side.
Lockers running the length of the bunks overhead port and starboard.
Door fronted lockers beneath aft end of bunks port and starboard.
Located on starboard side forward of galley, accessed through door immediately forward of galley.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard aft.
Countertop running athwartships forward with inset wash hand basin.
Vanity locker outboard of toilet
Storage locker beneath countertop
Located to port side in lower section of forward accommodation space
Thwartships double drop leaf, height adjustable table
Fore and aft facing bench settees.
Table drops down to create occasional double berth with infill cushions
Lockers and bookshelfs outboard of table
Locker aft of aft settee, above seatback
Storage lockers in settee bases.
Located opposite Dinette in lower forward accommodation space.
Thwartships worktop forward with microwave located on top.
Gas galley cooker mounted outboard
Thwartships worktop aft with inset double stainless steel sink
Range of lockers and drawers below worktop
Lockers above worktop outboard, forward and aft
Access to side decks via sliding doors port and starboard
Internal helm station forward to starboard, engine dash panels and navigation instrumentation mounted forward of wheel.
Helm and Navigators seating on swivelling stainless steel bases, can be set to face forward or aft.
L-shaped settee to port aft, converting to occasional single berth.
Low level, movable coffee table.
Access to engine space via lifting sole panels.
Companionway and steps to access the aft cockpit.
Storage lockers beneath settee and outboard to starboard
Master Aft Cabin:
Accessed from deck saloon.
Centrally located double berth.
Dresser units and countertops outboard of bunks port and starboard aft
Selection of storage lockers and drawers forward of dressers port and starboard.
Hanging locker forward to starboard.
En-suite access to aft head to port forward.
Aft En-suite Heads:
Located to port side of aft cabin forward.
Forward facing manual marine toilet mounted inboard, aft.
Countertop running length of compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin forward.
Storage locker beneath the countertop.
Wind Breaker – Fitting on rail around cockpit aft
Winter Cockpit Cover – Poor condition
Fitted cushions for cockpit seating
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35lb CQR Plough anchor on 60m, 10mm chain rode. (Chain new 2020)
Electric Windlass – Simpson Lawrence vertical windlass with warping drum and chain gypsy. Foot button controls on foredeck. Windlass fully overhauled in spring 2021 with new gearbox and motor rebuilt
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection
Stainless steel fender baskets mounted on transom port and starboard
Inflatable Dinghy – Sowester dinghy, new 2020
Outboard Engine – Honda 2.3hp, 4-stroke, new 2021.
Davits – Stainless steel transom mounted davits
Single stainless steel bow roller forward with anchor stowing in roller.
Solid stainless steel guard rails running the length of the decks and around the aft end of the cockpit.
Guard rail gates port, starboard and aft.
Deck mounted stainless steel samson post forward, midships and aft, port and starboard.
Stainless steel grabrails running the length of the forward coachroof outboard port and starboard.
Stepped side deck at aft end of side decks with raised aft cockpit
Flybridge helm station to forward port side of of cockpit
Companionway to access deck saloon outboard of helm station to starboard.
Moulded GRP seating at forward end of cockpit with stainless steel ‘flip flop’ backrests, seats can be forward or aft facing.
Moulded seating units running across transom.
Storage lockers within bases of cockpit seating units.
Central transom seat section lifts out to access transom boarding ladder
Stainless steel boarding platform with hardwood slats
Folding swimming ladders mounted from bathing platform
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Full set of navigation lights
In this case we are acting as brokers only.The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.