Neff Yacht Sales / Used 38 foot Bruckmann Bluestar 38 Power - Lion Heart

Bruckmann Bluestar 38

Lion Heart

2014 • 38' (11.58 m) • Power

$499,000 USD

LION HEART - is the Downeast boat you've been waiting for and represents a special opportunity to own the newest in the BlueStar 38 Series. Commissioned in the Spring of 2015 she was custom-built for her current owner after owning a Bluestar 29.9. Originally built as an open back express, she was sent back to Bruckmann in 2016 for the installation of a hard back, new sliding side windows and a custom teak Dutch Door with roll-up screen. She has always been kept in Fresh Water and always enjoyed heated indoor storage in the off-season. Lion Heart is in pristine condition and shows like a new boat. All pictures are current in the last few months.

Designed by Mark Ellis and built by Bruckmann Yachts, one of the most highly respected builders of custom and semi-custom yachts in North America, Lion Heart stands out and turns heads in any harbor. The Bruckmann family has been building quality sail and motor yachts for over 55 years.

Fresh water only, 316 hours, Webasto electric sun roof, always heated stored for the winter, complete Raymarine Electronics, Side Power bow and stern proportional thrusters w/ dock hold, Pompanette helm and mate's chairs, teak inserts on swim platform, Onan 6KW generator 5.5 hrs, double bow rail, custom stanchion supports, Stainless steel 35 lb CQR type anchor, Enclosed pilot house with Teak Dutch door, Oceanaire blinds in pilot house, twin Yanmar 8LV370 370HP V8 diesels, all teak varnished yearly, Flag Blue Awlgrip when built, and much more.


Vessel Information

Builder: Bruckmann
Model: Bluestar 38
Model Year: 2014
Category: Power
Sub Category: Downeast, Express Cruiser, Cruisers
Condition: Used

LOA: 38' (11.58 m)
Engine Info: Yanmar 8LV370 Direct diesel 370|horsepower Inboard 4 Blade, Bronze 316

Location: Grand River, OH US
City: Grand River
Country: US

Manufacturer Provided Description

Built using the latest materials and technology, the highly efficient deep-v hull gives a smooth soft ride at any speed in any conditions. This Bluestar 38 is powered by twin Yanmar 370 hp turbo diesels.

The interior of the 38 features an "inclusive" layout offering a seamless flow between the exterior and interior spaces. The design achieves openness and light by eliminating the walls and expanding windows. Forward is an island double bed with ensuite access to the head and shower. Elegant, highly gloss varnished solid teak joinery throughout the interior visually connects the open spaces of the boat. The large galley is located off to port across from the settee on starboard. An upper helm deck table for dining or entertainment on port side lowers down to convert to a double berth to an excellent bunk for two. The L shaped starboard settee in the main saloon ends forward with the custom navigation station and has an an open connection to the galley below. The helm is bright and far more spacious than any other yacht in her class. The open cockpit provides ample storage and the side decks are generous and easily navigated. The Bluestar 38 maximizes comfort and livability by providing wide open spaces and a panoramic view of the water.

Standard Features


• Fibreglass roving & unidirectional reinforcements over foam floors with limber holes

• Four full- length longitudinal floors forming the engine beds.

• Transverse frames bonded to hull & longitudinals.


• Vinylester resin throughout

• Single piece Core-Cell cored fibreglass molding

• Extra reinforcing as required

• Core phased out in way of all thru-hulls, struts, shaft log, rudder port & centre line


• Single piece Core-Cell cored fibreglass molding with non-skid pattern on all working surfaces

• Core phased out in way of all deck fittings

• Non-skid surfaces finished in Moon Dust Awlgrip

• Overlapping hull/deck joint bonded and fastened every 4"


• All deck hardware & fittings 316 stainless steel

• Teak bow sprit with anchor roller

• 6 stainless steel 10" mooring cleats

• 4 custom chromed inline toe rail chocks

• 1 1/4" stainless steel bow rail extending aft to cockpit

• Large vinyl rub rail with stainless steel half round

• Solid 2 1/2" teak toe rail extending aft to cockpit

• Teak cabin nosing

• 2 teak handrails

• Teak cockpit combing

• All exterior teak bright varnish

• 2 solid teak handrails on cabin top

• 6 stainless steel opening ports

• White powder coated aluminium windshield with 3 opening vents & 3 wiper blades

• 4 Lewmar aluminium anodized hatches

• Molded fibreglass settee & 2 molded helm seats at bridge

• Hinged engine & storage access

• Hatches in cockpit sole

• Solid teak swim platform

• 3" foam upholstered cockpit cushions


• Twin Yanmar 8LV370 hp diesel engines with flexible engine mounts

• Yanmar C-type engine instrument panels with alarms

• Dual density engine sound insulation

• Isolated bilge area under engines

• Dual raw water cooled exhausts with mufflers

• Two 1 1/2" Aqua Met propeller shafts with zinc anodes

• PSS shaft seal stuffing boxes

• Bronze shaft struts

• Two 4 blade bronze propellers

• Bronze rudders

• Dual engine room ventilation

• Two 160 US gallon vented fuel tanks with level indicator at helm

• Dual Racor fuel filters

• Dual raw water intakes with strainers

• Hydraulic steering

• Single lever throttle & gear shift controls

• Bennett trim tabs

• Stainless steel steering wheel


• Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in head/shower and galley

• Water heater, 6 gallon, 110V & engine heat exchanger

• 60 U.S. gallon stainless steel water tank with level indicator at helm

• Polished stainless steel sinks in galley & head

• Single lever chromed brass faucets

• Rigid color coded PVC plumbing

• Marine manual toilet with 30 US gallon stainless steel holding tank

• Holding tank overboard discharge with 12V macerator

• All sea cocks Marelon

• 2 - 1000 gallon per hour bilge pumps with float switches

• Integrated manual bilge pump


• Electric two burner cook top

• Built in microwave runs off inverter or shore power


• Main bulkheads Formica covered marine plywood fibreglassed to hull & deck

• All other bulkheads & faces marine grade plywood fibreglassed to hull & deck

• Varnished interior teak trim

• Cabin & locker doors solid teak framed

• Varnished teak hi-lo dinette table top that converts to double berth

• Varnished teak & holly cabin sole

• Removable overhead panels in satin white

• All exposed interior fibreglass in locker interiors covered with teak, cedar or gelcoat

• Formica countertops in galley & head

• All latches, hinges, catches & pulls are chromed bronze or brass

• Mirror in head

• Towel rack & toothbrush holder

• 5" foam upholstered cushions in main cabin & 6" foam in V berth


• All wiring sized & color coded to ABYC specs.

• 12V D.C. custom distribution panel with meters

• 110V AC custom power distribution panels with meter & polarity indicator

• 110V 30amp Shore power with 50' cord

• 110V outlets in galley, head, dinette & engine room with ground fault protection

• Two AGM engine starting batteries in boxes

• Two AGM house batteries in boxes

• 3 explosion proof master battery selection switches

• 40 amp battery charger, 1.8kw inverter

• 12V Norcold refrigerator

• 4 chrome overhead reading lights in galley, dinette, head & V berth

• 2 chrome swivel reading lights in V berth

• Engine room lighting

• 3 windshield wipers w/independent on/off switches at helm

• Running lights & anchor light

• 2 cockpit courtesy lights

• Kahlenberg dual trumpet air horn

• Fire extinguishers in cabin & cockpit

• Light at Danforth compass


  • Teak overhead hatch screens
  • Teak table with pedestal in pilot house
  • Gloss varnish on interior teak
  • Gloss varnish on exterior teak
  • Ensuite teak access door to head
  • Custom Navigation table
  • Custom shelving settee area main saloon
  • Custom Vertical teak toe rai; in lieu of cap rail
  • Custom Hardback enclosure
  • Custom lift deck for engine access
  • Hidden roll screen for Pilot house door
  • Teak valanace and sills


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.

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