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Maxi - 38

A rare opportunity to acquire a centre cockpit example of these beautifully built Swedish cruisers, renowned for their fast blue water Cruising capabilities.

"Autarky" is, quite simply, in exceptional condition, and clearly benefits from a chain of fastidious owners. At significant expense, many improvements have been made in the last 3 years, including new standing and running rigging, new sails, new upholstery and bow-thruster.

If you are looking for a yacht to sail into the sunset, easily handled but with a performance pedigree, "Autarky" simply must be viewed.

Located ashore at Swanwick Marina, Southampton. 

Part exchange welcome.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  AUTARKY
  • Year:  1996
  • Builder:  Maxi
  • Designer:  Pelle Petterson
  • Engine:  Volvo MD22L/120S
  • Location:


  • LOA:  39 ft 0 in / 12.1m
  • LWL:  33 ft 0 in / 10.05m
  • Beam:  12 ft 2 in / 3.7m
  • Displ:  17637 lbs


  • Volvo MD22L/120S
  • Cruising speed 6.9 knots
  • 2-bladed fixed propeller on saildrive with rope cutter
  • Engine serviced every year
  • Sail drive rubber seal/ gasket replaced 2010
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel capacity:  251 litres approx
  • Water capacity:  369 litres approx


  • Vetus bow thruster (2014)
  • Warm air cabin heating
  • Vectron charger
  • 240v shore power and battery charger
  • Maxi 12v control panel below with volt amp metre + volt, fuel & water gauges
  • 12v lighting throughout, spotlights on bulkheads
  • 12v sockets
  • Kenwood radio / cassette
  • Hot & cold water system

Deck Equipment

  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass mounted in self draining anchor locker
  • 40m chain
  • New Selden standing rigging 2013
  • New Selden running rigging 2013
  • 2 x Lewmar 30 stainless steel halyard winches + 8 x Spinlock rope clutches
  • Jib & genoa sheets led through turning blocks to 2 x Lewmar 44 self tailing primary winches
  • 2 x Lewmar S30 mainsheet winches
  • Self tailing genoa winches 
  • Rod kicker
  • Spinnaker deck gear
  • 2 x Dorade vents with stainless steel protection
  • 2 x opening hatches and air vents
  • Coachroof opening portlights
  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
  • Quarter seats mounted on pushpit
  • Guardwire gates, bathing platform + stainless steel ladder
  • Wraparound windscreen
  • Teak decks
  • Teak cockpit table and seats with helmsman dedicated seat + secure stainless steel bars
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Binnacle with drinks holder and grab handle
  • Sliding acrylic companionway hatch with fold back washboards + chart storage panel
  • Passerelle & Hoist in teak and stainless steel (factory option currently unfitted)

Sails & Rigging

  • Deck stepped anodised aluminium mast with twin swept back spreaders
  • Furling mainsail (spare)
  • New vertical battened mainsail 2013
  • Cruising chute with snuffer
  • Self-tacking jib (spare)
  • New self tacking jib 2012
  • All lines led aft to cockpit underdeck including mainsheet track & control lines


  • Sprayhood and cockpit extension, can double as Bimini
  • Integrated wheel / binnacle cover
  • Cockpit cushions

Cabin Types

  • Double V-berth in forepeak cabin
  • 2 x lockers, hanging space, shelving
  • Stbd side U-shaped settee in saloon converts to a double berth
  • Aft cabin with double berth on portside, single settee or sea berth to stbd
  • Vanity unit with mirror, cupboard and shelving
  • 2 x hanging wardrobes

Domestic Inventory

  • New interior upholstery 2012
  • Interior finished in Cherrywood, teak & holly laminated sole
  • Navy blue and white striped curtains
  • Blinds to all hatches
  • Saloon table with folding leaves + drinks locker in centre
  • Navigation station to port and 2 x single captain seats
  • L-shaped galley with walkthrough to aft cabin
  • Twin stainless steel sinks + separate fresh water tap
  • Immersion heater for hot water
  • 2-burner gimballed cooker with oven
  • Top-loading refrigerator + icebox
  • Storage for crockery + drawers for cutlery etc.
  • Separate heads compartment to port with Jabsco w.c. and holding tank
  • Stainless steel wash basin
  • Grab bars, opening hatches, sliding mirrored cupboard
  • Shower with teak grating and seat, opening ports

Navigation Equipment

  • Mounted at binnacle:
  • ST60 separate boatspeed & depth
  • ST50 windspeed & direction
  • ST6000 Autopilot
  • Volvo engine control panel with hour metre
  • Silva compass
  • DSC/AIS + cockpit repeater
  • Standard Horizon plotter
  • Below Decks:
  • Clock and barometer

Service & Safety

  • Engine serviced every year, new cambelt 2013, new water pump 2014
  • Dinghy snap davits
  • Rope cutter
  • 4 x cockpit folding harness eyes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Horseshoe and light
  • Lifeslings
  • Life-jackets x 5 and harness x 2

Summary of improvements since March 2012

  • New cockpit spray hood/Enclosure(TECSEW) March 2012
  • New upholstery 2012
  • New standing and running rigging from Selden specialist Martin Leaning 2013
  • New Self tacking Jib 2012
  • New furling mainsail with vertical battens Sanders sails 2013
  • New VHF(AIS) Standard Horizon and cockpit station 2013
  • New GPS plotter (Standard Horizon) on Binnacle 2013
  • New Vectron battery charger/inverter 2013
  • New toilet stopcocks 2013
  • New Toilet and supply pipes 2013
  • New Vetus Bow thruster 2014
  • Teak deck refurbishment 2014
  • New S/S calorifier 2014
  • New Teak cockpit table 2014
  • New teak hatch boards and cockpit Nav table 2014
  • Engine service including new raw water pump and change of main cam belt March 2014, always winterised and serviced by Haskins Marine who originally commissioned all of the Maxi Yachts when they were new, also new battery regulator and Volvo Penta instrument panel.



Please Note

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. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.


For further information and to arrange viewing please call Tim on 01489 565444

Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1996
Sales status:Sold
Length:11.58 m/38 ft
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