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Old 11-26-2013
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XP 38 new nicer interior:

Finally!!!! It took them time to react but in the end they made it good.

The XP38 is a fantastic performance sailing boat, beautiful and with a great hull:

But it was also a bit of disappointment to me in what regards cruising potential and I had said why on a previous post: Thy offered only a three cabin version and contrary to other 38fters with three cabins instead of putting the head on the front of the boat after the bulkhead, near the front cabin, had put it front of the galley, making the saloon smaller and the overall space disagreeable.

Not much space on a 38ft boat and this was a very poor solution making the Xp38 a in what regards living space much worse than the Salona 38 or the Dheler 38. A pity since the boat offered a great galley and a huge sailing potential.

They got it right now, even if at the cost of a cabin, offering a two cabin version. Not a problem anyway because unless a 38ft is used for weekend cruising any extensive cruising would make one of the cabins a storage space.

The alteration seems not much in a 2D view but the perception in what regards space completely different. Now the boat has a very nice interior. They took the opportunity to make also the settees more comfortable.

For the ones that need it they also offer now a bathing platform on the transom, not as big as the one on the Dehler 38 but one that (contrary to what happens on the Dehler) doesn't make the Transom visually too heavy.


This movie says all about the sailing potential:

XP-38: Schnörkellos schnell segeln - Yacht TV - Segel Videos von Europas größtem Yacht Magazin


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Last edited by PCP; 11-26-2013 at 12:21 PM.
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