Specifications

Name: 38 Super Sport
Length: 38
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 400 gals.
Model Years: 1992—1995
Draft: 3'8"
Beam: 14'2"
Water Capacity: 80 gals.
Waste Capacity: 35 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Ocean 38 SS looks a lot like the original 38 SS (1984–91) on the outside but she’s an entirely different boat below. Built on a slightly wider (and heavier) hull with a sharper entry and cored hullsides, the newer 38 has a smaller cockpit than her predecessor but a much larger interior. Indeed, the two-stateroom floorplan is innovative and completely unique for a boat of this size. Stepping into the salon, one is confronted with a surprisingly spacious and efficient layout with the dinette positioned forward (beneath the windshield panels) and an open galley to starboard. The companionway is all the way to port (there’s a 7-foot rod locker in the outside wall) and leads down to a midships master stateroom of truly remarkable proportions. Compared to other fishing boats her size, the cockpit of the Ocean 38 is a little small. A fiberglass console contains a tackle locker, freezer and sink, while an in-deck fish box, transom door and teak covering boards were standard. (Note that a hardtop was also standard.) The engine room, however, is a tight fit. The Ocean 38 SS came standard with a choice of 425hp Cats (22–23 knots cruise/28 knots top) or 430hp Volvo diesels (26 knots cruise/30 knots top).

Overview

Updated version of original Ocean 38 SS (1984–91) with creative interior is roomy, quick, easy on the eye.

Features

Innovative two-stateroom floorplan boasts full-beam amidships master with walkarounf queen berth—a unique layout in a boat this size. Cockpit with standard tackle center, bait freezer, fishbox, transom door is on the small side for a 38-footer. Hardtop, generator, air-conditioning were standard.

Comments

Engineroom is a tight fit.

Performance

Cat 425hp diesels (or Volvo 430s) cruise in the low 20s and reach 28–29 knots top.

Specifications

Name: 38 Super Sport
Length: 38'4"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 354 gals.
Model Years: 1984—1991
Draft: 3'2"
Beam: 13'8"
Water Capacity: 80 gals.
Waste Capacity: 35 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The 38 Super Sport was one of Ocean’s best-selling models ever. A total of 158 of these boats were built, and used models remained popular for many years after she went out of production in 1991. Key to the popularity of the Ocean 38 SS was her handsome good looks and a potent combination of speed and open-water agility. Like all Ocean designs, she rides on a tapered, low-deadrise hull with moderate beam and cored hullsides. A pair of floorplans were offered in the 38 SS: a single-stateroom layout with the galley down, and a more popular two-stateroom arrangement with the galley in the salon. Both were finished with plenty of teak joinery and decorator fabrics, and both layouts included a separate stall shower in the head as well as a walkaround double berth in the bow stateroom. One of the more appealing aspects of the Ocean 38 is her serviceable engine room. The cockpit is set up for serious fishing and includes a tackle center, freezer, teak sole, and teak covering boards. A stiff ride in a chop, 375hp Caterpillar diesels cruise at a fast 26–27 knots and reach 30+ knots top. Note that a new Ocean 38 SS model was introduced in 1992.

Overview

Leading-edge 1980s convertible with rakish profile became one of Ocean’s best-selling models ever.

Features

Inviting teak interior with spacious salon was available with one or two staterooms. Cockpit with teak sole came standard with tackle center, bait freezer, in-deck fishbox, transom door, teak covering boards.

Comments

Very serviceable engineoom. Low-deadrise hull can be a stiff ride in a chop. Total of 158 built. Replaced in 1992 with new 38 SS model.

Performance

Caterpillar 375hp diesels cruise at 24–24 knots (about 30 knots top).