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A popular boat for many years, the Luhrs 380 Convertible (called the 40 Convertible in 19992003; 38 Convertible in 200408) is a big 38-footer by any standard. With an LOA of nearly 41 feet and a beam of 14'11"" feet, she dwarfs other boats in this class when it comes to interior space and accommodations. The 380 rides on a modified-V hull with generous flare at the bow and balsa coring in the hullsides. The cherry interior was offered in several two-stateroom configurations, all featuring a spacious main salon with convertible sofa to port and the galley forward, a large master stateroom forward, and a port guest cabin with over/under single berths. The double-entry head has a separate stall shower. A large cockpit with molded tackle centers, transom livewell, and in-deck fish/storage boxes provides a stable fishing platform. The 380/40/38 came with a long inventory of standard equipment including air conditioning, generator, rocket launchers, and factory hardtop. Although big-block gas engines were standard until 1991, most 380s were sold with diesel power. No lightweight, 420hp Cat (or 440hp Yanmar) diesels cruise at 20 knots (mid 20s top).
Overview Well-bred convertible with classic Luhrs styling delivers heavyweight canyon potential at moderate price.
Features Offered with several two-stateroom floorplans, all with spacious salon, large head with stall shower, generous galley storage. Half-tower was standard. Tournament-size cockpit features bait-prep station, livewell, fishbox, transom door. Note large flybridge.
Comments Called Luhrs 380 in 198998; Luhrs 40 in 19992003; Luhrs 38 in 200408.
Performance Cruise in the low-to-mid 20s with GM 485hp, Cat 420hp, or Yanmar 440hp diesels.