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Brise de mer 38
(11,70 m) - 1983

Layout :

  • Length : 11,70 m (38' 4")
  • Beam: 3.64 m (9'8")
  • Draft: 1.90 m (6'2")
  • Headroom: 1.90 m (6'2")
  • Displacement: 6.5 T
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Rigging: Cutter with removable stay
  • Engine: Perkins 4108 - 45 HP

Polish flag. Taxes paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 6,8 M XPF / 57 000 €


Sturdy, safe aluminum keelboat in good condition and very well maintained.

Major refit in 2022-2023.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 4 to 6 - 2 double cabins

  • Double cabin forward with washbasin and fan
  • Large saloon with double berth + lockers
  • Head compartment with toilet, washbasin and lockers + closet opposite
  • L-shaped galley to starboard
  • Chart table to port
  • Double cabin aft with washbasin and fan
  • Technical room aft starboard

Listing :

Building and history

Brise de Mer 38 aluminum sailboat designed by Groupe FINOT and built in 1983 by LE GUEN-HERMIDY (France).
Built in AG4MC aluminum and with an insulated Stirodur hull, it's a highly reputed cruiser with a beautiful hull, ideal for those who want to go far.
The boat is owned by a professional sailor who lives aboard full-time. All key elements are well preserved. The yacht is ready for delivery anywhere in the world. The owner is selling the boat for new life projects.
Renovated in 2022-2023 with new deck paint, new deck varnish, new interior paint, new interior lining, autopilot, outboard motor, batteries and many other improvements...


Perkins 4108 engine - 45 HP (410 h)
Completely rebuilt in 2019: water pump, seawater pump, cylinders, liners, segmentation, connecting rod bearings, seals, injectors, valve seat re-bores, new silent block, sandblasting, primer (2 coats), two-component paint (3 coats).
90-amp alternator (2018)
170 L aluminum fuel tank
Painted aluminum three-blade propeller with paint for sea-jet propeller in 2023 + line cutter
Spare parts
Wide access to the engine from the companionway and from both sides

Cutter rigging

Anodized aluminum throughull mast, one set of swept spreaders
10 mm standing rigging (2015): forestay, backstay, shrouds and lower shrouds
Fully battened mainsail with lazy jack and lazy bag
Furling genoa and spare genoa as new
Symmetrical spinnaker with sock (2016)
Asymmetric spinnaker with sock
Removable stay (2014) for storm jib and solent
6 Winches self telling
Spinlock cleats

Ground tackle

Electric windlass 1500W (2023)
Main anchor: Kobra 15kgs anchor (2015) + 70 m 10mm chain (2019) + rope
Secondary anchorage: Cobra 15kg and Fortress 10kg anchor + 20 m chain + rope


Fresh water: 400 liters in 2 tanks
Double stainless steel sink
Eno 2-burner gas stove + oven
Large, well-insulated, low-consumption fridge
Wallas forced-air diesel wall heater (2013)
1 Jabsco shower pump (2016)
Lavac toilet
Blue Touch car radio with interior speakers


3 Victron 130 Amp house batteries, total 390 Amp (2023)
1* 80 Amp sealed lead-acid engine battery (2022)
620W solar panels (2022)
1200 W Victron pure sinus inverter (2022)
Alternators 60 Ah
Yamaha 1000W handheld 4-stroke genset (2014)
LED interior lighting
LED nav and anchor lights
1 BM1 battery manager (2018)
Battery coupler
Bipolar electrical circuit
12V and 220V sockets
220V shore power circuit
Extension cords and shore power outlets
Electrical leak tester (installed on gantry and checked regularly)

Electronic and navigation instruments

1 Raymarine ST 6002 Smart Pilot with remote control + 2 spare engines
1 Autohelm anemometer vane + 1 spare repeater
1 Raymarine sounder
1 log / speedo Raymarine
1 AIS VHF ASN Navicom (2014)
1 Westmarine VHF hand held
1 Navtex Furuno
1 Raytheon GPS
1 Garmin hand held GPS
1 Laptop with open CPN and global mapping
1 BLU radio receiver
1 Plastimo compass (2014)


AB 3.10-m fiberglass RIB dinghy (2022)
Mercury 2-stroke 15 HP outboard engine (2023)


New cushions and covers in cabins and saloon
Large bimini (2019)
Dodger (2015) (plexis to change)
Strong aft gantry with solar panels and wind generator (2018) and serves as a davit for the dinghy
Large water collecting top (2016)
Large lockers
Cockpit cushions
Inflator, anchor, chain ...
Crockery, cutlery, dishes ...
Sheets, covers, linen ...
12V vacuum cleaner
Deck shower
Cockpit table
Fenders, cans, jerricanes ...
Fishing equipment, fishing rods ...
1 barbecue
Lot of spare parts (deck fittings, pulleys, ropes ...)
Large companion way
Light and bright interior, light woods

Last bottom paint: 2022 (hull paint, deck paint, deck varnish and interior paint)

Safety equipment

Bombard 8 people life raft (to replace)
2 Self-piercing harness life jackets with refill cartridges
Standard life jackets, lifelines, harnesses
2 Electric bilge pumps (1 large flow, 1 small) with float
1 Manual outdoor bilge pump
1 EPIRB distress beacon
1 Horseshoe buoy
1 Dan buoy
2 Fire extinguishers
1 Leak detector (2014)
Standard material (sticks, flags ...)

Main strengths

Renowned sailboat, stiff, long distance runner.
Sturdy, fast and comfortable, in very good condition.
Large water tank, lots of storages.
Equipped for offshore trips, self sufficient in power and ready to go!

Last modified : 28/12/2023


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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