Specifications

Name: 38 Double Cabin
Length: 38
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 300 gals.
Model Years: 1984—1987
Draft: 3'2"
Beam: 13'4"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: 30 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Ocean Alexander 38 is a handsome, trawler-style cruiser made notable in the mid 1980s for her quality construction and traditional, all-teak interior. She rides on a solid fiberglass, semi-displacement hull with hard aft chines and a shallow keel for directional stability. The interior accommodations are typical of most double-cabin trawlers with private staterooms fore and aft and the galley forward in the salon. The aft stateroom is arranged with a centerline queen bed, a cockpit access door (very useful), and a split head with the stall shower to port and the sink and toilet compartment to starboard. A lower helm was standard in the salon, and port and starboard doors provide easy access to the walkaround decks. As it is in most Asian yachts, the teak joinery is very well crafted. Outside, raised bulwarks offer protection for the walkaround decks, and the flybridge has seating for four. There’s space on the aft cabin roof for a dinghy, and a radar mast and swim platform were standard. Unlike many other trawler-style yachts, the Ocean 38 is relatively free of exterior teak trim. Twin 135hp Lehman diesels cruise at 7–8 knots.

Overview

Handsome 1980s cruiser with traditional teak interior combined classic trawler styling with solid construction, economical operation.

Features

Well-finished interior boasts roomy salon with lower helm, two salon deck doors, generous storage. Aft stateroom boasts cockpit access door, divided head compartment with shower to port. Aft cabintop can stow small dinghy.

Comments

Raised bulwarks enhance side deck security; flybridge has seating for four.

Performance

Twin 135hp Lehman diesels cruise efficiently at 7-8 knots.