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    Meneghetti - Steelbird 38

    Alice Fouche was professionally built of corten steel by Edmondo Meneghetti to a Vittorio Lombardi design in Genoa in 1975.  Since then, she has been refurbished inside in white oak and is a comfortable, seaworthy cruiser, ideal for serious offshore sailing including higher latitudes.

    Dimensions / General

    LOA -                  11.50m
    LWL -                  10.40m
    BEAM -                 3.40m
    DRAFT -                2.13m
    DISPL -                APPROX 12 Tons

    Designer -             Vittorio Lombardi, Itay.
    Builder-                Mengehetti Edmondo, Italy.

    HULL - Very substantially built in high grade steel, multi chine hull with substantial 3/4 fin keel. Rudder is protected and by a full skeg

    STEERING - Cockpit Tiller/Inside hydraulic wheel steering. 

    2007 Survey available.



    6 Berths + 2 cabins. Headroom from 5 '10 to 6'6".

    Forward cabin - Two single berths with forward heads and wardrobe.

    Forward heads - With Par Brydon manual toilet and sink.

    Saloon - 'U' shaped seating area to starboard with table which converts to a double berth when required. To port is the galley with plenty of storage, work surface and twin sinks. 

    • Taylors' Diesel Heating.
    • Status (Portable) TV Aerial.

    Galley / equipment-

    • Gimballed ENO 3 burner Cooker with Oven.
    • Twin Sinks.
    • Isotherm Fridge /Freezer powered by shore power and battery. Located to stbd.
    • Water System - Hand/Foot pump and pressurised.
    • Rinnai Gas Water Heater - (Requires Service not active)
    • 2 x water tanks - 180L.
    • Sea cock for sea water tap at sink not connected at present.

    Aft heads - To port aft of galley with manually operated Par Brydon toilet.

    Aft Cabin - Double berth.

    Mechanical / Electrical

    Farymann 26hp shaft driven 2 cylinder diesel engine with thrust block and Universal Joint. Capable of hand start.

    • Engine hours - 4131.
    • Cooling System - Raw Water.
    • Cruising Speed - 6 knots.
    • 1 x Fuel Tank - 60ltrs.
    • Propeller - Stainless Steel 3 blade fixed.
    • 6 HP Sidepower bow thruster.
    • Lofrans Cayman 88 electric anchor winch with gel battery shared with bow thruster.
    • 1 x 110 ah Domestic and 1 x starter battery (room for 2 extra).
    • Sterling Pro Digital four step switch mode charger.
    • Aerogen 4, wind generator (2010).
    • Shore power with circuit breaker.
    • 2 x Sockets.

    Navigation / Electronics

    • Neco Compass with cockpit and inside repeaters.
    • Raymarine SPX5 tiller pilot (2010)
    • Swiftec VHF.
    • Garmin GPS.
    • NASA Navtex.
    • Panasonic SSB.
    • Seafarer 5, Echosounder.
    • Charts.

    Rig / Sails

    • Cutter rigged with Alumimium Spars.

    Sails -

    • Fully battened slab reefing & lazy jacks and cover.
    • R/R Genoa.
    • Self Tacking Staysail.
    • Yankee x 3

    Deck / Deck gear

    Deck -

    • New Perspex fitted to doghouse 2009.

    Deck gear -

    • 3 X  Anchors - 45lb CQR Anchor + 2 x Kedge (Barbarossa and Barton).
    • 60M Chain.
    • 2 additional anchors with 30m chain.
    • Winches - Barbarossa and Barton
    • Warps & fenders.
    • Lofrans Cayman Electric Winch with forward dedicated gel battery shared with bow thruster.
    • Telescopic boat legs by Boat Leg Company
    • 2 x Boat Hooks.
    • Yamaha 250 Dinghy.
    • Honda 2.3hp 4 stroke outboard 

    Cockpit -

    • Fully enclosed cockpit canopy with PVC windows.
    • Spare cockpit canopy for winter use.
    • Winter cover for wheelhouse windows.

    Safety gear

    • Seago four person Liferaft (2006).
    • Deck Light.
    • Jackstays.
    • 2 x Lifebuoys.
    • Lifesling.
    • Lifejackets.
    • Harnesses.
    • Flares.
    • Foghorn.
    • Radar reflector.
    • 4 x Bilge pumps
    • 4 x Fire Extinguishers.
    • 1 x Fire Blanket.
    • First Aid Kit

    Owners comments

    Massively strongly built hull in semi-high tensile steel with angle bar frames, fully back-welded.  Designed as a blue water yacht, adapted as a comfortable cruiser.

    MS&P Disclaimer

    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.


    We look forward to organising your viewing and answering any questions you may have.

     Rhu Boat Sales, Michael Schmidt & Partner, Tel: +0044(0)1436 821606 - [email protected]




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    Category:Sailing Boats
    Model:Steelbird 38
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1975
    Sales status:Delete
    LOA:11.5 m/38 ft
    Length:11.5 m/38 ft
    Width:3.4 m/11 ft
    KW:26.0 hp
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