Specifications

Name: 38 Forward Seating
Length: 38'2'
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: Jupiter
Fuel Capacity: --
Model Years: 2005— 2019
Draft: --
Beam: 10'7"
Water Capacity: 50 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
It wasn’t that long ago that a “big” center console measured from 30', maybe 32'. That changed with the advent of today’s big 4-stroke outboards. As Randy Vance wrote at the time in Boating magazine, “Nothing has changed the boat-building arena like Yamaha’s 350 V-8 outboard.” Jupiter management was quick to recognize the implications of these new engines, and in 2005 the company introduced their biggest boat ever, the 38 FS. The forward seating layout features a 53-gallon stand-up livewell in the prep center, and the transom is designed to accommodate a fold-out stern seat. There are seven insulated in-deck storage compartments: two 104-gallon macerated fish boxes, two 6-foot storage boxes, one 14 cubic foot compartment forward of the console, and two overboard draining lockable rod storage boxes under the forward seating area. The 38’s roomy console head compartment includes a sink, shower and additional rod storage. With her wide beam, centerline fuel tanks, and ample freeboard, the 38 is a stable and comfortable boat. A cuddy version with V-berth, refrigerator, and microwave debuted in 2007. Twin Yamaha 350s top out in the low 50s, and triple 350s reach close to 60 knots.

Overview

Big center console designed for twin- or triple-outboard power takes big-water fishability to the next level.

Features

Highlights include cushioned bow seating, leaning post with 50-gallon livewell, foldout stern seat, two macerated fish boxes, two six-foot storage boxes, two lockable rod storage boxes under forward seating area. Side lockers offer storage for life jackets. Console head includes shower, rod storage. Bow area is designed for optional concealed windlass.

Comments

All hatches are gasketed and dogged.

Performance

Yamaha 250s top out at 45knots.