1999 Reflex 38 for sale in Hamble, England

1999 Reflex 38 for sale in Hamble, England

1999 Reflex 38 for sale in Hamble, England

2009 RORC Yacht of the Year

PUMA is hull no.3 of the Reflex 38’s built for Clipper Ventures by Harley Raceboats on the Isle of Wight in 1999.  The designer of the Reflex 38, Christian Stimson, has been elected to Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and currently sits as President on the RINA (NZ) Council.
PUMA was RORC yacht of the year in 2009, and was RORC school boat of the year for 7 seasons in a row (as Puma Logic / Visit Malta Puma).  In 2013 she was first in class on RTIR and in class 3 at Cowes Week.

During the current ownership, since 2014, this Reflex 38 has seen more success, mainly inshore with a class win in the Hamble Winter Series, and a class second in the Warsash Spring Series.

PUMA sails very well against First 40CR, Elan 410 and 40.7. Widely acknowledged as the fastest Reflex 38 – and the results show this. Still strong upwind – beat and fetch. Ideal boat for a RORC season, including Fastnet 2019 – Fast, Safe and Stiff.


This Harley Raceboats Reflex 38 has benefited from extensive refit work by the current owner including:

New mast with masthead kite hallyard (standard mast only allows fractional kites)
2 x Pontos 46 trimming winches
Harken Mainsheet Car and Track; Strengthened and upgraded traveller system
Harken Spinnaker Car and Track
Jib Inhauler system
Revised deck layout with legacy blocks replaced with fairleads
The boom vang attachment and gooseneck have been strengthened
Raymarine ACU400/P70 autopilot with hydraulic ram – cost £4,000+ with installation
Tacktick Triducer, Wind wand, 3 x Mast readouts; Tacktick side has NMEA integration to Raymarine (on Seatalk 1) – original ST60 cockpit and chart table instruments
Nauticast AIS B Transponder (new 2011) was tested & serviced by Nauticast 2018.
Hull antifoul stripped and replaced with Durepox
Flush seacocks fitted
Keel faired to templates made up from CAD drawings provided by the designer, Christian Stimson Yacht Design.
Keel removed and inner hull liner rebuilt in way of saloon under supervision of surveyor, by HYSRR
New gas cooker with 2 burners and oven
Interior coachroof and inner hull recoated in white; floorboards in non-slip black.
Replacement secondhand engine; new clutch and cockpit engine control & cables.


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