Length w/ Pulpit:
Luhrs got it right with the introduction of the 380 Open (called the 40 Open in 19992004; 38 Open in 200407), a big feature-packed express fishing boat with a cutting-edge styling, tons of room, and a very competitive price. Heavily built on a modified-V hull with a flared bow and wide 14'11"" beam, this is a big 38-footer with the cockpit and cabin dimensions of bigger boats. A centered helm position was a fairly new concept when the 380 was introduced in 1991, but its certainly not unusual these days. Below deck, an expansive salon with facing leather settees and teak-and-holly sole includes a full-service galley with freezer to port, large head to starboard with separate stall shower, and a private master stateroom forward with walkaround queen bed. Standard features include a bow pulpit, tuna tower with full controls, pop-up electronics display, trim tabs, raw-water washdown, cockpit bolsters, and transom door. The port and starboard tackle centers can double as bait-watching seats, and the entire helm deck lifts for engine access. Optional 420hp Cat (or 420hp Yanmar) diesels cruise around 25 knots (close to 30 knots top).
Overview Feature-packed express with wide beam is spacious, agile, handsome.
Features Highlights include centerline helm with flanking settees (with rod storage under), well-appointed cockpit with transom fishbox, bait-prep center, transom door. Single-stateroom interior with convertible salon settee sleeps four. Bridgedeck lifts for engine access. Note standard tuna tower.
Comments Called Luhrs 380 Open in 199198; 40 Open in 19992004; 38 Open in 200407.
Performance Cruise at 2425 knots with 420hp Cat (or 440hp Yanmar) diesels.