2003 Broadblue 38

Le Grau-du-Roi, Occitanie, France
£125,000 GBP

S/V Friendship is a South of France based Broadblue 38 catamaran offered for sale by owner. Designed by Prout, this is a fast, responsive, category A offshore catamaran with blue water capability that sales well, even loaded for cruising. This catamaran has beautiful lines and is very well designed for family cruising. UK VAT PAID with all relevant documentation onboard.

We purchased her in January 2018 and have kept her in superb condition, this catamaran is a real find if you are in the market, don’t miss it! These rarely come on to the market, and in this condition, would appeal to anybody looking for a sub 40ft catamaran with the major benefits that it brings with reduced running and morning costs.

The saloon and cockpit both provide spacious comfort for 6 people, with all round visibility whether at sea or in the harbour. Handling in a seaway or confined marina is precise and passage planning always assumes 6 knots as an average cruising speed. She is an owners version with 3 cabins; 1 king size, 1 double and 1 3/4. The saloon has a drop down table with infill, which makes another double bed. Two head compartments with showers and 2 meter plus of headroom throughout the hulls. All opening hatches have fitted Gebo fly screens.

Owners Hull Dedicated Webasto heating system, privacy door, king size bed, desk, book shelves and wardrobe. All located aft, with a private heads forward, leading through to a storage compartment with watermaker, watermaker filters, sea cocks, sail storage area, toilet waste tank and a newly installed (2020) 4kg fully plumbed in automatic machine and separate watertight compartment. The heads is generous in size and consists of electric toilet, wash basin and shower area. The midships section has wardrobe and multiple storage compartments, engine and spares area, plus drinks cabinet and bar area and underfloor dry storage.

Starboard Hull This hull also has a dedicated Webasto heating, one double aft cabin with wardrobe, desk and storage, and a forward 3/4 cabin with huge storage lockers underneath and large larder/cool store and storage cupboards. The heads has a manual sea toilet, wash basin and shower area. Underfloor dry storage.

Galley Located midship of the starboard hull, features a double drainer sink unit with worksurface and storage above and storage cupboards below. The other side has a large work surface with Smev gas 4 burner hob and stainless steel splash back and oven below. Newly installed (2020) Dometic CRX80 fridge with freezer box. Multiple storage cupboards below. All worksurfaces, including sinks are finished in a solid corian type material.

Saloon With maple interior finish. Excellent vision available with Skysol pleated white blinds to all windows. Wide saloon with curved settee, upholstered in pale cream Alcantara, with addition protective seat covers. Built in stowage beneath all seats. Navigation table with seat, instrument panel includes Raymarine RL80c plotter and radar, Standard Horizon AIS/GPS radio, Kenwood car stereo/cd player. Skydome ceiling viewing panel at companion way. Two Hella fans. Omnidirectional TV aerial, TV point and 12v AVTEX 21.5” digital TV. 240v socket powered by Stirling inverter and multiple UK style sockets throughout the boat.

Cockpit Self draining cockpit provides additional living space, with removable folding wooden cockpit table and large full size spray hood, that encompasses all of the cockpit area. Spray hood features vision panels that can be rolled up independently. Full navy blue wrap around cockpit cushions covered in acrylic. Two new (2020) COMFORTseats also included. Large storage locker in cockpit floor and separate battery storage locker. Steering station on starboard side, with navigation dash windlass controls and helm seat. All sail controls, including reefing, are operated from the safety of the cockpit, so no requirement to leave cockpit at sea. Direct access to water port side with deck shower and stainless steel bathing ladder. Substantial Simpson 150 davit launch system with seaway strengthening.

Deck Webbing style safety lines port, starboard and forward across decks. Two large storage lockers either side, used as fender and warp storage, and three bottle gas locker. All windows are tinted and have fully fitted Phifertex shades/covers including all hatches and solid sunbrella interchangeable covers.

Rudders are skeg hung on stainless steel stocks with self lubricating bearings. The steering system is hydraulic with the rudders linked together with a cross beam. The hydraulic arm is attached directly to the rudder shaft. Access to an emergency tiller is on the starboard side steps.

Since being in the present ownership constant upgrades and improvements have regularly taken place. Friendship is ideally suited to a cruising or liveaboard couple or family. We have adapted her to be self sufficient and can spend weeks at anchor. The new solar panels (2019) keep the newly fitted (2020) lead carbon batteries fully charged, and this in turn powers the Katadyn 80e water maker.Recent Equipment Added & Upgrades

  • 2019 - Jabsco deluxe flush 12v toilet
  • 2019 - Exhaust elbows and rubbers, both engines (at 1850 hours)
  • 2019 - Expansion tanks and upgrade air filters, both engines
  • 2019 - 2 x 160 watt Allpowers flexible solar panels
  • 2019 - Passarelle
  • 2019 - AIS receiver and splitter unit
  • 2020 - Memory foam toppers for King size bed
  • 2020 - Candy Aquamatic 4kg washing machine
  • 2020 - Dometic Fridge with ice box
  • 2020 - 3 x lead carbon 150 Ah AGM and 2 x Fullriver AGM batteries
  • 2020 - Meaco DD8L junior dehumidifier
  • 2020 - Ascar, Cartagena - All work carried by Ascar boat yard

  • reantifouled
  • Sail drives Trilux 33
  • hull polish
  • new anodes
  • new oil in sail drives

  • 2020 - Merlin smart gauge
  • 2020 - Plastimo 95 offshore compass
  • 2020 - Various sheets and halyards

Specifications Builder: Broadblue Catamarans Ltd Designer: Angelo Lavranos Year Built: 2003 Hull Material: GRP Length Overall: 11.6m / 38’ 0” Waterline Length: 10.5m / 34’ 6” Beam: 5.3m / 17’ 5 inches Draft: 1.0m / 3’ 0” Displacement: 14330lbs / 6500kgs Mast height: 16m / 53’ Rig: Sloop - Masthead Rig Sails: Crusader Vectran roller furling mainsail (2015) Furlex furling Crusader genoa storm jib Jeckalls Asymetrical cruising chute. Engines: Twin Diesel Engines, Volvo Penta MD2040-D 40hp, coupled to Volvo 130 saildrives Engine Hours: 2000 Propellers: two Fixed Blade Props with Ambassador rope cutters fitted Speed: Cruising speed 6 knts Maximum speed 8.5 knts Cabins: 3 Berths: 6 Heads: 2 Fresh Water Tank: 1 x 410 litre / 110 gallons Fuel Tank: 2 x 235 litre Stainless steel / 132 gallons Holding Tanks: 1 x 60 litre Stainless steel / 16 gallons

Boat Inventory


  • Owners version
  • 3 cabins
  • 2 heads
  • Port hull is owners suite with king size bed
  • One double cabin
  • One ¾ cabin
  • Dedicated Webasto heating system in each hull
  • Min 2m headroom throughout hulls
  • Central dining table with comfortable seating for 6
  • Storage under all seating
  • 2 x Hella turbo fans
  • Nav station with seat


  • In starboard hull
  • 4 burner hob and oven
  • Dometic Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water supply
  • Plates, bowls, cutlery
  • Cooking utensils, various pots and pans
  • Various glasses and mugs


  • Plastimo 95 offshore compass
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata speed/log/depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST7001+ Autopilot
  • Raymarine RL80C Plotter at chart table
  • Raymarine RL80C Radar
  • All above fully interfaced
  • Digital Yacht SPL1500 AIS VHF antennae splitter
  • Digital Yacht AIS transponder
  • Standard Horizon GX2200e fixed DSC VHF with built in AIS receiver
  • Cockpit RAM mic extension


  • 12v ‘switched’ system
  • 240v Stirling Power inverter
  • 2 x Fullriver AGM engine start batteries
  • 3 x lead carbon 150ah AGM domestic batteries
  • 2 x 90amp Balmar engine alternators
  • 240v 60amp battery charger
  • Shore power cable

Sails & Rigging:

  • Jeckells Main Vectran Crusader
  • Jeckells Genoa Dacron
  • Jeckells Crusing chute with snuffer
  • Jeckells Storm jib
  • Substantial Sloop rigged aluminium spars by Z spars
  • SS wire standard rigging all new 2017
  • Furling in mast main Furlex
  • Furling genoa
  • Genoa, 2 x Harken 44
  • Two speed self tailing halyard
  • 1 x Harken 16, two speed self tailing


  • 2 x automatic engine fire extinguishers
  • 3 x saloon particle fire extinguishers (2018)
  • Various life jackets (2 x new in 2019)
  • Lifesling and inflatable Danbouy
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas detector
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide alarm


  • Substantial Simpson 150 davits with extra seaway strengthening
  • Folding aluminium boarding ladder
  • Webbing style safety lines and port and starboard and forward across decks
  • Two large storage lockers either side used as fender and warp storage
  • Three bottle gas locker
  • All windows have fully fitted Phifertex shades/covers including all hatches
  • All opening hatches have removable Gebo fly screens
  • Phifertex and solid Sunbrella interchangeable covers


  • Factory upgrade option 2 x Volvo Penta MD2040-D 40hp Diesels
  • Approx 2000 hours each as of July 2020
  • Fully serviced and winterised each year
  • Fresh water cooled sail drives
  • 2 blade fixed propellers
  • 2 x Ambassador rope cutters


  • Factory upgrade option 2 x 235 litre long range stainless steel fuel tanks
  • 1 x 410 litre plastic water tank
  • 1 x 60 litre stainless steel black water tank
  • 27 litre hot water tank
  • Pressurised water system
  • Water heated by port engine calorifier, immersion system also in place


  • Warps
  • Fenders
  • 2 x boat hooks
  • Main anchor 25kg Rocna with (new 2020) Mantus anchor swivel plus 50 meters of 8mm chain
  • Rope bridle with Mantus chain hook (new 2020)
  • Kedge anchor 15kg Fortress plus 50 meters of three strand rope
  • Quick anchor windlass with both deck and cockpit controls


  • Ribeye TL280 aluminium rib (new 2017)
  • Tohatsu 9.8hp 2 stroke outboard
  • Dinghy chaps


  • 2 x Webasto heating systems (one for each hull)
  • Kenwood CD radio with internal and cockpit speakers
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps
  • 2 x automatic bilge pumps, one in each engine compartment
  • ‘Dolphin’ style seating on pushpits
  • Large cockpit sprayhood
  • Additional cockpit table to replace helm seat
  • Various engine spares
  • Clock and barometer
  • Candy 4kg automatic washing machine
  • Katadyn 80e 12v water maker
  • Additional Dometic CFX40w portable chest fridge/freezer

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Simon Davidson and Robert Underwood
Broadblue Catamarans
# Built
Solid lam. below waterline w kevlar


Length Overall
38 8 / 11.8 m
Waterline Length
35 9 / 10.9 m
19 7 / 6 m
3 4 / 1 m
15,880 lb / 7,201 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
776′² / 72.1 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Mast Height
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Diesel X 2
Fuel Capacity
132 gal / 500 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
125 gal / 473 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.01 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
good performance
Comfort Ratio
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for coastal cruising


Updated version of the PROUT 38.



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