A NM 38s (Scugnizza) just won the ORCi 2013 Championships (Class B) for the second year in a row. No doubt well-sailed but designer apparently hit all the right targets under ORCi. Agree that it's a beautiful boat, as well. And I love the stark, impersonal, Italian interiors (don't like the faux wood version, though).
Originally Posted by PCP
New boat and nothing less than the actual Italian champion
Another 38ft performance cruiser, an Italian one and as most of the Italian sailboats, a beauty: the NM 38.
The boat looks great and those interiors seem very nice, especially the more modern (less wood) unfortunately they look a lot less impressive in reality:
NM 38 news Salone di Genova.wmv - YouTube
Nautilus Marine NM 38 prova in mare by www.blumag.it - YouTube
They say about the boat:
The hull and deck are constructed under a vacuum, using female moulds and are made in PVC "sandwich" style with unidirectional and biaxial fibers glass and laminated with epoxy resin (with a lifetime guarantee against osmosis).
The carbon fibers used to reinforce the hull bottom gives a greater structural rigidity. Hull and deck are subjected to a post-treatment cycle for maximum performance of mechanical rigidity.
The structure grid is made of carbon and support the loads of the keel, mast and chain-plates, making the entire craft highly secure, even in extreme conditions.
Bulkheads are of marine plywood which are attached to the hull and fixed on the deck. The anti-collision bulkheads forward and aft are made with the same techniques like the hull and deck, so the stern and the bow of the boat are lighter and passing the wave is more comfortable.
It seems great. It is a pity that this boat has a relatively low D/B ratio, 0.309 for a 1.95m draft. A crew seated on the side would not be indispensable but I bet this boat will reef rely soon without it and will have its performance noticeably handicapped. That and an interior a bit impersonal seem to me the only drawbacks for a boat that don't seem very expensive for its quality: 168 000€ without taxes.
About more 38 500€ more than the salona 38, but for having a boat with similar specs (vacuum infused and epoxy resins) the difference would be only 18 300€. However the Salona interiors seems a lot better to me.
EC Certification: cat. A
Width overall: 11.40 mt
Length water line: 10.15 mt
Full beam: 3.58 mt
Draught: 1.97 / 2.30 mt
Displacement: 5.500 Kg
Ballast: 1.700 Kg
Berths: 2 / 3
Sail Area: 78 mq
Mainsail: 44 mq
Jib 105%: 34.5 mq
Spinnaker area (ORC): 100 mq