Broom 38 - Ocean Froggie
Broom Ocean 38 CL Series - Winner Motor Boat of the Year Award

Build no 44/2000 - Twin Yanmar 260hp 6 cyl diesels

Ocean Froggie's
1000nm Coastal Cruise


Twin 260hp 500hrs
Yanmar 6 cyl diesel

4+2 berth
3 Cabin + Dinette

Full beam aft cabin
En-suite electric head
En-suite shower
Forward V guest cabin
Forward head
Dinette converts to twin berth
Aft Cockpit seats 8
Extra Dinette Cupboards

Extra 220v 3 pin sockets
Extra 12v sockets

4.5kva Generator
New Electric Davits
Aikona Teak decking
Heating all cabins
New GPS Plotter/Radar
New Garmin DSC VHF
Bow Thruster
Full service history
Meticulously maintained
Wintered indoors
Rope cutters
220v shore power
Battery Charger
220v Hob+Microwave
Gas Oven
Electric Anchor Winch
Deck shower hot+cold
Holding tank deck plus sea discharge
Electric head aft
Remote search light
Teak Cockpit
Teak Bathing Platform
Outboard mount
Windscreen demister
Windscreen wash
Heating to Cockpit Helm
Life Raft
Windscreen cover
Smart Battery Charger
1.6kw Inverter

Length 39'
Draft 1.06m (3' 6")
Beam 3.96m
Min Air draft 3.2m

7.5kt displacement
15kt economic cruise
22kt fast cruise
26kt max speed

2gph @ 7.5kt
10gph @ 15kt
15gpg @ 20kt

Garmin 2106 GPS Plotter
RL70CRC Chart Plotter

New Radar Scanner
Raymarine Auto-Pilot
Garmin 200i DSC VHF
Sounder + Speed Log
Cockpit Instrument Lights
Navigation Lights
RF Remote Search Light

Specification Highlights
Electric Galley
Deck Teak All Round
Electric Davits 350kg
Full Navigation Pack
Lots of Broom Extras
Economic Cruising
Pristine Condition
Fresh Water Berthed
Winters Indoors

Fanatically meticulous owner








Froggie's Cruise Log

Ocean Froggie at Anchor on Lough Derg

Aikona Teak Decking
Hull + Superstructure waxed + polished every year

Broom 38 is a way of life
Relaxing at anchor for a days sailing in Youghal Bay

New Canopy - Easy to remove
Enjoy the Sun with fully open cockpit, or partially cover, or cover up fully for those chilly or damp days, best of all worlds and suits all weather

Comprehensive New Nav Equip at Superb Helm
Raymarine + Garmin electronics for redundancy
Quality Helm ergonomics with traditional walnut

Canopy away for sunshine cruising - Atlantic Coast

Saloon access to Dinette and Galley

Dinette (converts to twin berth)
Kids can play board games here if adults dine in cockpit
220v plus 12v sockets

Main Saloon - Comfy upholstery, 220v sockets from mains, generator or inverter, plus 12v sockets

Door to port deck ideal for loading provisions
Quality Teak interior protected from sun. LCD TV runs of 12v, inverter or 220v

Dining in Cockpit - spacious, bright and airy
Canopy removable + Helm seats rotate around to table

Cruising off Wicklow Coast
One of the best designed Helm Stations

Large Full Beam Aft Master Cabin
Large Island Berth, Aft window hatches with a view

Aft Cabin (220v electric sockets)

Aft Cabin - Large, Bright, Airy, Spacious, LUXURIOUS

Galley opposite dinette
Electric Hob, Microwave, Gas oven, 220v sockets

Galley - Massive storage plus extra lockers
Dual 12v + 220v fridge, Microwave, 220v sockets

En-suite master cabin electric head

En-suite shower master cabin - Window opens

View of saloon from Galley/Dinette area
De-humidifier and heating run all year round

Side Door Access - LCD TV, Omni antenna + amp

Cockpit Helm - Excellent ergonomics + twin helm seats
Full electronics suite inc new Raymarine Colour Plotter/Radar, Garmin GPS Plotter, DSC VHF, Autohelm

Helm - Classy instrument panels + new nav gear

Typical Broom Engineering Quality

Electric Davits NEW - 175kg each holding 3.5m rib
Ladder to bathing platform

Aikona Teak Decking + GRP Polished every year

Electric Cooney/Simpson Davits - NEW

Stainless steel hoop folds down for low bridges
You can lower the radar arch or just the nav lights hoop

Aikona Teak keeps decks looking spotless

New Canopy + Radar arch air ram supports for lowering

Stern gear pristine + New Rope Cutters both shafts
Anodes checked and replaced each season

Stored and winterised indoors each winter

Favourite Haven on Lough Derg - Fresh Water

Ocean Froggie in Kinsale YC - South Coast

Shannon Estuary
Economic 15kt cruise on plane, or push on at 22kt

Tralee Bay off Atlantic Coast

Blaskets off Atlantic SW coast - Passage to Dingle

Mouth of Shannon Estuary off Atlantic Coast

Ocean Froggie is probably the highest specified Broom 38 ever built with every conceivable extra on the Brooms option list added.  She has been maintained to a very high standard by her meticulous owner, is moored on fresh water, winters indoors on the hard, and cruised both inland on the Shannon navigation and around the SW Atlantic coast of Ireland.  Her 260hp 6 cylinder Yanmar diesel engines are smooth and super quite, and she is as happy cruising the giant inland seas of Loughs Derg and Ree at displacements speeds as she as at planning speeds in the coastal waters of the Atlantic SW coast of Ireland.  The Semi-displacement hull offers superb sea keeping.  On long coastal passages she can cruise at a very economical 15kt fully up on the plane, or she is equally happy to cruise at a constant 22kt if we're in a hurry, which is well below her max speed of 26kt so the engines are never under stress.  The 260hp engines are also very happy cruising at 7.5kt displacement speeds at a very economic 2gph fuel burn.  The layout of this boat is excellent and has enabled our family and friends to enjoy cruising in heat waves as well as damp chilly days.  The single helm arrangement is superbly well thought out and yields maximum internal accommodation space.  The cockpit helm can be converted in minutes to a fully open aft flybridge cockpit by folding the canopy away.  The radar arch can be easily lowered if required to pass under particularly low bridges when cruising inland waterways.  We find we can cruise 90% of the Shannon without having to drop the arch.  Ocean Froggie easily fits under the tidal bridges of Limerick city for sea access, and is also able to navigate the Shannon-Erne waterway to the giant Loughs Erne Upper and Lower.

Ocean Froggie is a proven and well travelled vessel - see Ocean Froggie's cruise blog


(C) 2008 - Crew of Ocean Froggie