|Length:||38' / 11.71 M|
|Beam:||12' 4" / 3.76 M|
|Model:||38s5 / Racing Sailboat|
|Engines:||Single Volvo Penta 2003T 43 H.P.|
|Cruising Speed:||0 Kts. / 0 MPH|
|Max Speed:||0 Kts. / 0 MPH|
Middle River, United States
|Asking Price:||$54,900 USD|
The Beneteau First 38s5 was introduced in 1989 and continued in production until 1995,with 120 hulls completed. The design was a collaboration of designers Jean Berret and Philippe Starck, who designed the interior.
Jean Berret, who was responsible for the hull and rig, designed what was to become one of Beneteau’s most successful fractional rigs. The design he achieved created a very fast boat that could be raced competitively and yet easily handled by a cruising couple. The 38s5 handles responsively in all wind conditions, from light to heavy air, close hauled, on a reach or down wind.
The hull of the 38s5 is constructed of solid GRP laminates. The integrated GRP grid system is bonded into the hull and used to transfer the rig loads evenly throughout the hull structure. The decks are composite, with a variety of core materials in different areas and have radiused transitions from the house top to the deck and non-skid over the entire house and deck surface. The interior makes extensive use of GRP liners, with pre-cut and fabricated modules. The bulkheads are all bonded 360 degrees into both the hull and deck, which results in a light but extremely rigid structure.
All halyards and sail controls are led aft to the cockpit and concealed under fiberglass panels so that there is nothing to foul or trip over. The grab rails are recessed into the cabin top as well, so they are out of the way and not trip hazards while working on deck. Ten line clutches keep the winches free to use as you choose.
The unique interior, designed by Philippe Starck, is a wonderful contrast of mahogany, marble counters and aluminum trim. Spacious and attractive, the two private staterooms/ two head interior provide the comforts cruisers want. There is good storage, a well thought out galley and plenty of privacy for owners and guests.
Sleek and stylish, the Beneteau 38s5 offers the perfect blend of performance, comfort, and style in a manner that is sure to satisfy the racer at heart as well as the practical cruiser.
If you are looking for a boat with great sailing performance, the creature comforts you don’t normally expect on a race boat and at an affordable price, TRANSPOSITION is worthy of your own personal inspection. Call and make an appointment to see her before she is gone!