Broom Ocean 38 | Pre Purchase Survey & River Trials | # 01367

EMS were instructed to undertake a full Pre Purchase Survey, river trials and engine sample oil analysis on this twin diesel engine c 1998 Broom Ocean 38 being located at the Broom Boat’s Brundall Marina 

Earlier this year Broom Boats took the decision to concentrate on new builds and marine services and no longer act as Yacht brokers. Thus this Broom 38 being possibly the last of many second hand Pre Purchase boat surveys that we have undertaken at Brundall. However all is not over as EMS undertake British Registration – Tonnage Surveys Part 1 and perform this service for new builds at Broom Boats

The Pre Purchase survey was considered good with no deal breakers and the underwater surfaces were clear of any osmotic condition with acceptable moisture meter readings. However osmosis was evident in the added exhaust pods being quite usual

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The Accomodation


Saloon layout with the aft raised cockpit over the rear double cabin. This boat was reasonably well appointed but requires some updating in the interior with new carpets, upholstery curtains etc

In typical Broom Boats design the aft cabin has an island bed with en-suite plus two singles forward and another en-suite shower toilet etc, plus a make up double in the saloon

The Propulsion / Engineering / Trials

The Broom 38 we inspected was fitted with twin Perkins Sabre M265 diesels which gave a very respectable top speed of 24 mph on trials at 2550 rpm. Despite these engines being some 20 years old they performed well at all speeds as did the vessel undergoing slow speed manoevering, emergency stops, figures of eight steering etc. The buyer requested two oil sample analysis which results came back with good wear, chemistry and contamination results, but we always recommend regular oil changes and a flush through.

One criticism of the older Broom boats is that inspection of seacocks / skin fittings in the engine space is always difficult with items tucked away and impossible to access

     Respectable top speed of 24 mph

On this Broom Ocean 38 Aft Cabin the following items required attention:

  • Seacock Valves / Skin Fittings                      Access
  • Fuel System                                                    Access to filler & vent connections
  • Fire & Safety                                                   Maintain extinguishers 
  • LPG System                                                    Secure cylinders

For more information contact European Marine Services Ltd.  Marine Surveyors & Consultants 
EMS also undertake Boat Safety Inspections & Engine Inspections
Tel: 01603 327 123