38′ Van Dam Sedan Cruiser 2003


Dan Wood Crow's Nest Yachts

Dan Wood


The opportunity to own a modern classic built by Van Dam Custom Boats can now be yours. The 38’ sedan cruiser currently known as “HOW SWEDE IT IS” has just gone on the market and is available for immediate purchase. This is an excellent opportunity to own a boat of the highest quality and avoid the company’s 3 year back-log. Van Dam’s quality & fit and finish are second to none in the marine industry and HOW SWEDE IT IS shows that quality.

This boat was built in 2003 at the Van Dam Custom Boats facility in Boyne City, MI, but received a major refit in 2021. New bottom paint, new paint on the non-skid walkaround and deck, as well as the hardtop. The Honduran mahogany band was completely sanded to raw wood before receiving a new stain & clear coat. New cushions in the cockpit to go along with the removable cockpit table as well as the removable sun shade offers great flexibility outside. New swim platform and FreedomLift, new cushions in the cabin, new mast and radar arch, new batteries. Twin Yanmar turbo diesels with 440HP each push this 16,500lbs vessel to a top speed of 44 MPH, and cruise of 35 MPH these engines have just over 400 hours on them.

This boat was given a complete inspection and refit by the same crew members that built her in 2003. A 3rd party inspection was completed after the refit by a SAMS accredited marine surveyor and is available. She is turn key and in excellent condition for her next owner.

Boat also comes with a 4 axle trailer.

Full Specs

MakeVan Dam
ModelSendan Cruiser
Vessel Name
Length38′ .75″
Beam11′ 6″
Hull MaterialsWood
Fuel Capacity300 gal
Fresh Water Capacity75 gal
Cruising Speed
Top Speed


Number of Engines2
Total Horsepower880

Additional Information

Electrical Equipment

Shore Power Inlet
Generator Westerbeke 3.5 Diesel, Blue Sea Battery Switches, Die Hard Batteries, Teleflex Throttles


Depthsounder Raymarine ST60
Radar Garmin Touchscreen
Plotter Garmin
Autopilot Raymarine
Compas Richie
GPS Garmin
Cockpit Speakers
VHF Raymarine

Inside Equipment

Bow Thruster
Electric Bilge Pump X3
Microwave Oven GE + Force 10 Stove
Air Compressor
Marine Head VacuFlush
Air Conditioning MarineAire 12,000 BTU
Hot Water
Refrigerator Nova Kool
Battery Charger Pro Mariner

Outside Equipment

Cockpit Cushions
Cockpit Table
Swimming Ladder

Additional Equipment

Road Trailer MetalCraft 4-Axle


Engine 1

Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6LY2A- STP
Total Power 440hp
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type V-Drive
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 4 Blade

Engine 2

Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6LY2A- STP
Total Power 440hp
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type V-Drive
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 4 Blade



Length Overall 38.75ft
Beam 11.5ft


Dry Weight 16,500Lb


Fresh Water Tank 75 Gal
Fuel Tank 300 Gal
Holding Tank 50 Gal


Twin Berths 1
Heads 1