A sliding acrylic door to port opens to the cabin, which shows much bigger than its actual size. Accented in cherry wood trim, it is fully equipped for a comfortable weekend aboard at the marina or on the hook in a remote anchorage. The hi-lo dinette table forward converts into the master V-berth. The second berth, under the cockpit sole amidships, is not king size, but it's not claustrophobic either.
The port galley is equipped with a sink, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combo, single-burner electric stove and Corian countertop. The freshwater tank holds 60 gallons, and the hot-water heater has a 6-gallon capacity. The enclosed head to starboard comes with a vacuflush toilet and stand-up shower. A flat-screen television with DVD player is standard, as is a gasoline-powered generator.
The hull and deck of the 38 SFC are hand-laid composite pieces of multidirectional glass with high-density coring and Interplastic vinylester resin. After lamination, the parts are through-bolted and bound with screws and marine adhesive. The 400-gallon baffled fuel tank is built from 316-inch thick aluminum. High-performance hydraulic trim tabs, a 30-amp battery charger and a polished stainless-steel anchor with a windlass are also standard equipment on this model.
The hard-core crowd will probably dismiss the 38 SFC as too refined. It does have some frills. Beneath this cruiser facade is a fish boat at heart that can easily run with all the other big dogs. If those other dogs aren't careful, this greyhound just might be leading the pack.
w/triple 300 hp Mercury Verado four-strokes
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