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Specifications

Name: 38 Double Cabin
Length: 38
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 300 gals.
Model Years: 1980—2000
Draft: 4'0"
Beam: 12'10"
Water Capacity: 250 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Marine Trader 38 Double Cabin, introduced back in 1980, proved to be a popular boat with budget-minded buyers drawn to her classic trawler profile, economical operation, and lavish teak interior. Like most Asian trawlers of her era, she rides on a solid fiberglass hull with hard aft chines, a well-flared bow, and a long, prop-protecting keel. Today’s 38 looks much like the original prototype despite the many modifications and updates made over the years. While a galley-up layout was first offered, the later galley-down floorplan proved more popular because of its more open salon. Either way, the cockpit can be accessed directly from the aft stateroom (a very useful feature indeed), and port and starboard deck doors in the salon provide quick access to the decks. Topside, the flybridge is arranged with the helm forward and two back-to-back guest seats. On the downside, no one will ever confuse the Marine Trader 38 with a Grand Banks when it comes to quality. Nearly all were powered with a single 120/135hp Lehman diesel, and fuel consumption at 7–8 knots is only 3 gallons per hour. Later models with twin 210hp Cummins diesels cruise at 12 knots.

Overview

Generic double-cabin trawler offers timeless blend of traditional styling, common-sense accommodations, solid construction.

Features

Two-stateroom teak interior with lower helm, port/starboard salon doors was offered with galley down or up. Large master stateroom has cockpit access door—very useful. Topside features include teak decks, bow pulpit, teak handrails, folding mast.

Comments

Note tub/shower in aft head.

Performance

Cruise at 7–8 knots with twin 135hp Lehman diesels or single 210hp Cummins.

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