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Broadblue 38

Brand:
Broadblue
Designed by:
Prout Catamarans Ltd
Yard(s):
Broadblue Catamarans Ltd
Broadblue 38
Description:

A very roomy and comfortable boat with high load-carrying capacity, the Broadblue 38 was designed and built for serious cruising. Cabins have ample headroom, there is a generous amount of storage space and interiors are stylish and well-finished. There are three double cabins and one heads compartment in each hull.

The mast is stepped at the forward end of the cockpit making all halyards accessible without going on deck. With the mast well aft, the rig is characterised by a relatively small mainsail and large genoa.

The boat is a development of the Prout 38 design launched in 1998. It was relaunched as Broadblue Prestige 38 and later rebranded Broadblue 38.

Type:
Cruiser
Multihull type:
Catamaran
Construction:

Hull and deck are both one-piece mouldings in hand laid glass fibre, using powder-bound mat, biaxial woven rovings, isopthalic resin, and Kevlar reinforcement in high load areas. Below the waterline, the hulls are solid laminate, while the topsides and deck incorporate an end grain balsa core. The hull and deck join is fully bonded and protected by a substantial rubbing strake. Keels are integrally moulded and sealed off from the hulls, forming a double bottom.

Sails and rigging:

Mast-aft sloop rig, fully battened main, large roller reefing genoa, optional staysail.

Deck layout and gear:
  • Fully rigid foredeck with storage lockers
  • Large cockpit with transom access
Keels, boards and rudders:

Fixed keels

Accommodation:

Port hull: 3 double cabins. One shower compartment. Heads.
Starboard hull: 3 double cabins. One shower compartment. Heads. Galley.

LOA (length overall):
11.58 m (38 ft)
LWL (length at waterline):
10.52 m (34 ft 6 in)
Beam:
5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
Draft minimum:
1 m (3 ft 3 in)
Windward sail area:
69.47 m² (748 ft²)
Mainsail area:
25.68 m² (276 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
43.79 m² (471 ft²)
Displacement, lightship (empty):
6500 kg (6.4 tons)
Displacement, maximum:
8750 kg (8.61 tons)
Number of berths:
6
Inboard engines:
2
Typical total engine HP:
40
Fuel type:
Diesel
Fuel capacity:
310 ltr (82 US gallons)
Water capacity:
400 ltr (106 US gallons)
First introduced:
1998
In production:
Yes
New price up to:
£284820 Sterling (approx: 384806 / $565019 US / $642398 AUS)*
More images:
Broadblue 38 helm Broadblue 38 galley Broadblue 38 cabin Broadblue 38 saloon Broadblue 38 plan Broadblue 38 open interior Broadblue 38 layout Broadblue 38 heads Broadblue 38 Broadblue 38
Degree of customisation:
Several options
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* Exchange rates last updated: Sunday 27th January 2008 19:27 GMT

 
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