Name: 38 Convertible
Length: 38
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 400 gals.
Model Years: 1985—2000
Draft: 3'4"
Beam: 12'8"
Water Capacity: 100 gals.
Waste Capacity: 25 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: 43'6"
Introduced in 1985, the Mediterranean 38 is among the more popular convertibles her size developed in recent years. She was also one of the better boating values of her day—whatever the 38 might lack in finish and detailing was more than compensated by her sturdy construction and a low, factory-direct price. The 38 is a traditional convertible design built in California on a semi-V hull suitable for fishing, diving, or family cruising. Two floorplans were available: a single-stateroom layout with the galley down and a lower helm in the salon, and a twin-stateroom interior with the galley up and no lower helm. Both plans include a built-in entertainment center in the salon, and a breakfast bar overlooks the galley in the single-stateroom version. Because of her narrow hull and wide side decks, the Mediterranean’s interior is small for a 38-footer. Her cockpit, however, is roomy and well equipped. Several gas and diesel engine options were offered over the years, most of which cruise in the low-to-mid 20s. Over 200 Mediterranean 38s are said to have been sold during her production years.


Economy-class west coast convertible sold factory-direct appealed to buyers with an eye for value.


No-frills interior was available with one or two staterooms, both with queen berth in master, salon entertainment center, large head with stall shower. Uncluttered cockpit is shaded by flybridge overhang. Note molded bridge steps, wide side decks.


Lower helm was optional in singl-stateroom layout. So-so fit and finish.


Cruise at 18 knots with 300hp gas engines; 20+ knots with 330hp Cummins diesels.

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