Viking Marine Norseman 38

Well equipped and presented
  • Boat REF#  ·  277072
  • Length  ·  12.19m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 212hp, Ford Sabre 212c (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Builder Viking Marine
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 31/05/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 212hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre 212c (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1= 3134
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 bladed, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Engine room cameras & sound proofing
Engine serviced (December 2020)


Length 12.19m
Beam 4.15m
Draft Min 1.49m
Draft Max 1.49m
Airdraft 1.40m
Displacement 19,000kg (41,895.0lbs)
Headroom 1.95m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

Electric Vetus windlass
1 anchors
170.00m of chain
10mm anchor chain
Electric dive lift, with lifting certificate

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

Bilge alarms for each, separate construction compartment
Down imaging and side scanning sonar
Lights showing 'vessel with restricted ability to manouvere'

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Essex are pleased to be listing this Norseman 38. Built by Viking Marine, the boat is currently used as a dive boat, although she presents as having a variety of potential uses. The last survey was carried out in May 2018, with all recommendations completed and the boat was Commercially Coded, as a Category 3 vessel for 8 passengers and 2 crew, which expired in October 2018.

This boat has a good selection of equipment, externally and internally, with a spacious cockpit and interior. The cockpit features benches either side and the stern mounted electric lift. Inside, there is a spacious galley well placed to look after a crew or passengers. Across from the galley, to starboard, is a long seat for respite from the weather and further forward, back on the port side the helm. The helm benefits from a robust and comfortable looking seat and a an array of navigation and safety instruments. The engine is accessed within this saloon area and there is also the access, down into the forward cabin. This cabin features plenty of personal stowage space, two sizeable single berths and access into the heads, with shower, basin and toilet.

On visiting this boat, there was a sense of ongoing upkeep and a recent period of investment in safety and functional improvements. This boat presents a variety of potential options, both commercially and privately, including diving, fishing, and cruising. The hull has an attractive finish and the decks and interior just look to need the usual 'spring clean' after a the winter. If you are looking for a vessel of this type, we would recommend you consider this one. If you have any questions or would like a personal viewing, please do contact our office and we will be pleased to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Viking Marine Norseman 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 Years

Why are you selling her?

Little time to use the boat

Where have you sailed her?

South Coast UK

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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