Reflex 38

One private owner from new!
  • Boat REF#  ·  333635
  • Length  ·  11.58m
  • Year  ·  1999
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 38hp, Yanmar 3JH (1999)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Christian Stimpson
Builder Harley Raceboats
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 170.0 ltr (37.4 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3JH (1999)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Feathering 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Sterling battery management system
Upgraded switch panel
Last engine service spring 2024


Length 11.58m
LWL 10.39m
Beam 3.89m
Draft Max 2.30m
Displacement 6,333kg (13,964.3lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1999) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2019)


Reefing mainsail Hyde Sails - Slab () Stack Pack, Fully Battened,
Headsail Hyde - Furling ()
Other sails Hyde No 3 battened jib ()
Sobstad reacher ()
McWilliams reacher ()
Hyde asymetric spinnaker ()
Spinnaker gear

Lewmar powered winches and clutches, for halyards, single line mainsheet and continuous headsail furler
Harken 3 speed sheet winches
Dyneema backstay
Stub pole for asymetric with tack line into cockpit
Barber hauler for No 3 jib
Running rigging renewed 2019/2024

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Watertight bow section below fwd berth
2 plastic water tanks (size tbc)


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Waeco fridge
LED interior lighting including reading lights
4 speaker stereo system

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

Waeco fridge
LED interior lighting including reading lights
4 speaker stereo system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
1 anchors
Yamaha dinghy ()
2.5hp outboard, Long shaft (2018)
6 fully galvanised steel tripod boat stands (for storage ashore)
New spray hood 2019

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Chartable with charging sockets
Raymarine chart plotter/radar/multi
Raymarine ST60 intruments (new PSBs to depth/multi/log 2024)
Vesper AIS Transceiver (new 2019)
Raymarine radar unit on removable Kevlar pole
LED navigation lights (new 2019)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Reflex 38 was conceived as a one-design offshore race boat and commissioned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson for the race training and corporate hospitality arm of Clipper Ventures.

However... this is the only Reflex 38 to have been privately owned and sailed since new, never part of the original Knox-Johnson charter fleet. Built for the 1999 Southampton Boat Show, she was fitted out for short-handed cruising as well as remaining a competitive racing boat.

This boat has an enviable racing record winning Warsash Spring series and Class 2 in Cowes in its first year alone. She has many years of successful regatta and club racing and finishing 10th overall in the AZAB in 2019.

There are some notable differences, a watertight bulkhead forward, some powered winches and a galley and saloon which is more suited to spending time aboard rather than just getting your head down between watches - but the stylish lines, ease of handling and performance are pure Reflex and she's a joy to step aboard.

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

25 years (from new)

Why are you selling her?

Health reasons

Where have you sailed her?

France, west country, Ireland, AZAB race and Solent

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