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Athena 38
(11,50 m) - 2002

Layout :

  • Length : 11,50 m (37' 8")
  • Beam : 6,30 m (20'6")
  • Draft : 1,20 m (3'9")
  • Displacement : 5,5 T
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Rigging : Sloop
  • Engine : 2 * Yanmar 3YM30 29 HP

German flag. Tax not paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 13,72 M XPF / 115 000 €

Very robust and easy to handle catamaran.

Ready to go.

Interior fittings :

8 sleeps - 4 double cabins

Port hull

  • Fore double cabin with storage
  • Head with shower and toilet
  • Aft double cabin with storage

Starboard hull

  • Fore double cabin with storage
  • Head with shower and toilet
  • Aft double cabin with storage


  • Large U-shaped saloon to starboard
  • Large L-shaped galley to port

Listing :

Building and history

Catamaran Athena 38, built in 2002 by Fountaine Pajot shipyard in France, production No 173.
The yacht has done 15 years of charter in Croatia, she was purchased in 2017 by the present owner who has sailed to French Polynesia.
Main refits and works: new standing rigg, shrouds, fore stay and Diamond shrouds, new Lazy Bag (2017) ; new batteries and new battery management easy Volt, new wind generator Silentwind 400, new solar Panels 3 110 Watt Phaesun Sunpeak SPR110, new Antifouling, new Autopilot linear Drive (2017/2018) ; new bottom paint, new rudder bearings (two additional spare bearings on bord), new Bimini with transparent curtains (2019) ; new shrouds, new alternators, new starters, new seawater pumps (2020) ; major inspection of saildrives, new anodes, installation of new bilge pumps for the engine compartments, new Jabsco manual toilet pumps (2021).
Remains to be done: engine panels, small damage on port side fin (will be done in Apataki), sealing of salon window, repair of port emergency hatch, emergency hatch in port toilet to be sealed.
The owner is selling because his trip is ending.


2 Yanmar 3YM30, 9100 and 9400 h (2002)
2 Yanmar Saildrive SD20 propellers with 2 blades
2 New Starters, 2 new alternators and 2 new seawater pumps in 2020, new automatic bilge pumps for engine compartments
180 L stainless steel diesel tanks

Sloop rigging

17 m Aluminium mast
5 m Aluminium boom
New forestay (Croatia 2017)
New shortened shrouds (Croatia 2017)
New shrouds in Tahiti by Matt Rigg (2020)
2 Mainsail 50 m2, 3 reefs
2 Furling genoa 35 m2 and ca 38 m2, possible to hoist both genoas in 1 furler for butterfly sailing

Ground tackle

Quick 1600 W windlass, installed in 2017
1 Danforth 27 kg anchor
1 CQR27 kg anchor
1 Danforth Fortress FX 23 anchor
80 m Chain 10mm, zinced
20m Chain 10 mm zinced


2 Stainless steel fresh water tanks 280 L
Double sink in the galley, washbasin in each toilet
1 Refrigerator 144 L
3-burner ENO gas stove with oven
Hot water supplied by 220 V or by starboard engine
2 Toilets, 2 showers, 2 sinks
Sound system Fusion MS-RA70N with boxes in saloon and cockpit, Bluetooth connectivity


3 House batteries 125 AH AGM (installed in 2018 in Germany)
1 Engine battery 125 Ah, lead-acid (installed in 2018 in Germany)
2 Alternators 80 A (new 2020 in Tahiti)
3 Phaesun Sunpeak SPR110 110 W solar panels plus Fox charge manager
1 Silentwind 400W wind vane plus Silentwind charge manager
220 V circuit in all 4 cabins when grounded
12 Volt in all cabins and in the saloon
LED lights in all cabins
LED navigation lights

Electronic and navigation instruments

Raymarine autopilot ST70, SP1 control unit
Raymarine ST60 depth, speed and water temperature sounder
Raymarine anemometer ST60 new 2019 (new electronic board 2021 + 1 new in spare)
Garmin Map 720 GPS (multiple maps available)
Raytheon Pathfinder RL7G radar
VHF radio Raymarine RAY 49 E
Active AIS EASY TRX with Wifi, connected to Garmin

Safety equipment

2 Liferaft Plastimo Cruiser 6
2 Automatic lifejackets
6 Plastic lifejackets
Epirb Ocean Signal beacon (2017)
3 Powder extinguishers (2 of 1kg, 1 of 2 kg)
2 Automatic bilge pumps in engine compartments
2 Manual electric bilge pumps for the shower sink


Seatec Sport 270, new in 2020 in Nuku Hiva
Engine Mercury 8 HP, external tank, 2 cylinder, 2 strokes, new in 2020 in Nuku Hiva
Dinghy anchor with line


8 Fenders hose type
1 Fender round type
Fully equipped galley with dishes, pots, pans, cutleries
4 Gas cylinders for propane, 1 with American valve 11kg, 1 rental cylinder from Tahiti 13 kg, 2 small blue cylinders 4 kg

Spare parts on bord :
Engines throttle cable
Raymarine windmeter electronic board
Rudder bearings changed in 2019, two new ones aboard
Several water resistant storage boxes
Several spare ropes (unused) on coils (8mm, 10mm, 12mm)
Spare V-belts, oil filters
1 Yanmar seawater pump FB4 903
Several spare parts for Jabsco manual toilets

Last bottom paint: date Panama, July 2019

Works planned in 2021 in Apataki

Bottom Paint 2021 (paint aboard)
New seals for both sail Drives (parts aboard except one safety band)
Small repair of port fin (fiberglass and resin aboard)

Main strengths

Very robust and easy to handle catamaran
Easy stearing due to position of Props in front of the rudders
Engines and Saildrives in excellent condition, even with high engine hours
Excellent sailing downwind
Acceptable (catamaran) upwind sailing
Ideal catamaran for small budget

Last modified : 07/04/2021


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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