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Sealine S38 Review

The Sealine S38 is a family-friendly sports cruiser offering comfortable accommodation the seven berths available in two cabins and the saloon. The master cabin has access to the shower compartment and separate toilet, while the guest cabin provides a spacious three-berth arrangement, with two capable of forming a king-size double. The spacious deck is ideal for entertaining and there is bathing platform that allows easy access to the boat and is equipped with a hot and cold transom shower. The combination of spacious accommodation, good performance, practical features, and Sealine build quality make a Sealine S38 a great secondhand choice.

Who and what was this boat designed for?

The Sealine S38 is a sports cruiser for families or small parties sailing in coastal or offshore waters. Sealine’s hull design gives the boat the capabilities of a racer, while the combination of sterndrives and a bow thruster ensure impeccable handling. The cruiser is equipped with twin Volvo Penta D4-260 engines that provide economy and performance.

What commentators say about this boat?

This boat has beauty and brawn in equal measure. Right from the off it feels taut, eager to please.

Sealine's SC series is officially the most exciting thing to happen to sports cruisers in years.

Stunning luxury sports boat with spacious family accommodation.


  • Length overall: 37ft 9in (11.51m)
  • Beam: 12ft 3in (3.74m)
  • Draft: 3ft 0in (0.93m)
  • Weight: 8.15 tons (7400 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 339 gallons (407 US gallons) (1541 litres)
  • Water capacity: 274 gallons (329 US gallons) (1246 litres)
  • Engines: Twin Volvo 375 hp diesels

What’s great about the Sealine S38?

  • Comfortable accommodation for seven
  • Roomy deck for entertaining
  • Separate shower and toilet
  • Excellent handling
  • Good space to move around and service engines

What to look out for on a pre-owned Sealine S38?

If you’re buying a used Sealine S38, our engineers and owners have reported some things to watch out for and potential faults that might occur on this boat from time to time.

  • Servicing a twin-engine boat with stern drives means that you have to service four pieces of equipment each year.
  • Early models suffered from stress cracks along the chines and spay rails. Sealine covered the repairs under warranty.

Keeping your Sealine S38 in shape

When buying a used Sealine S38, regular scheduled servicing and attention to some minor points will keep your craft in top condition.

Regular servicing

Carry out regular engine and drive servicing in line with the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.


We don't currently have any specific maintenance information for the Sealine S38

If you have ever owned or worked on a Sealine S38 and would like to share your thoughts, then get in touch and we'll add your information to the page.

Laying up

Follow manufacturer’s recommendations when laying up for winter.

Model-specific repairs

The Sealine S38 is not known for needing specific repairs more frequently than other boats.

Why buy a pre-owned Sealine S38?

If you are looking for a sports cruiser that combines the performance of a racer with the spacious accommodation of a family-friendly boat, the Sealine S38 makes a good secondhand choice. That great combination has made the S38 one of the most successful sports cruisers in its class.


Get this Sealine S38 sports cruiser online on rightboat.com

Written By: Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson has spent her entire life on and around boats, from tiny sailing dinghies all the way up to superyachts. She writes for many boating and yachting publications, top charter agencies, and some of the largest travel businesses in the industry, combining her knowledge and passion of boating, travel and writing to create topical, useful and engaging content.

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