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A solid, no-nonsense offshore fisherman, the Blackfin 38 Combi is a stretched version of the original 36 Combi introduced back in 1986. (She became the 38 Combi in 1988 when the cockpit was lengthened by two feet.) An expensive boat in her day, the Combi rides on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull with a well-flared bow and a wide 14-foot, 5-inch beam. The bi-level cockpit layout is excellent. An L-shaped lounge seat is opposite the helm, and the livewell and tackle center divide the bridge deck from the huge aft cockpit. Below deck, the off-white interior of the Combi was updated several times over the years and all can be described as well-appointed and more upscale than one might expect in a serious fishing boat. With most of the Combis length devoted to cockpit space, the cabin dimensions are modest for a 38-footer but still adequate for comfortable weekend cruising. Notable features include a double-wide helm seat, a spacious engine compartment, a transom door and gate, wide side decks, and generous interior storage. A great sea boat, 485hp 6-71s cruise at 27 knots (30 top), and 550hp 6V92s (or 600hp Volvos) cruise at 2830 knots.
Overview Smooth-running fisherman with wide 14'5"" beam offers superior offshore fishability, impressive big-water performance.
Features Bi-level deck layout includes L-shaped lounge on bridgedeck, wide-open cockpit with lift-out fishbox, bait-prep center with sink, livewell, transom door with gate. Comfy, well-finished interior with convertible dinette, stand-up head with shower sleeps four. Most were sold with hardtop.
Comments Roomy engine compartment, good range.
Performance Detroit 485hp diesels cruise at 25 knots; 550hp Detroits cruise at 2627 knots.