Beneteau Oceanis 38

Oceanis-38_datasheet“Unheard of customization and performance, the Oceanis 38 bends all the rules associated with yachts of this size. Depending on the needs of her skipper, she can be configured as the ideal daysailer, weekender or a full-on cruiser.”

The Oceanis 38 broke cover in 2013 and created a buzz the industry hasn’t experienced for some time. At the core of all this excitement was her level of customization unheard of in a yacht this size. She could be configured as the ideal daysailer, weekender or a full-on cruiser, depending on the needs of her owner.

In her daysailer guise, the 38 features open, uncluttered spaces inside and out. A two person berth is located far forward with plenty of storage space aft. Should you be the more adventurous type, the 38 can be the weekender of your dreams. Options of two or three cabins, shower and fitted galley offer loads of flexibility for your next long weekend. And if you’re the type who feels the need to challenge your sea craft with a personal sailing odyssey, once again, the 38 is up to the challenge. Her cruiser persona can include two or three fitted cabins, a large galley, mainsail arch, helmsman seats and swim platform.

No matter what configuration you choose, every 38 features twin rudders, a continuous full-length chine and a deep draft T-shaped keel for maximum performance with minimum heel. This standard equipment along with her clean, sensible sail plan and easy, single-handed sailing characteristics makes her the boat that fits you, not the other way around.

Design : Finot-Conq Architectes
Interior layout and design : Nauta Design

Length Over All : 11.50 m – 37’9″ (week-ender & Cruiser)
Hull Length : 11.13 m – 36’6″
Hull Beam : 3.99 m – 13’1″
Light displacement : 6 340 kg – 14,172 lbs
Fuel tank capacity : 130 L – 34 US Gal
Fresh water capacity : 330 L – 87 US Gal
Max Engine Power (Hp) : 30 CV – 30 HP
CE Certification : A8/B9/C10


A continuous full-length chine and deep draft T-shaped keel maximize performance with minimum heel. Every 38 features twin rudders and a spacious cockpit with a dual helm to make single-handed sailing almost second nature.


The Oceanis 38 rethinks the use of the boat leaving three options for her initial layout up to the owner, while maintaining the potential to be modified at a later date. Ample storage, a choice of interior woodwork and upholstery grants a personalized level of comfort.

The choice of a separate shower compartment is popular in the three cabin version. A unique feature on this size of cruiser, the fore cabin’s bed head faces in the same direction as the boat.


The Oceanis 38 rethinks the use of the boat, leaving the choice of its initial layout to the owner, while maintaining the potential to change arrangements at a later date. With the Daysailer, Weekender or Cruise, there are three ways to reorganize life on board the same boat.


The 38 fitted to this model features open uncluttered spaces inside and out. Unobstructed by any bulkheads the interior is spacious with plenty of storage space aft.


A selection of a two or three, open or closed cabin layout, separate shower and fitted galley give this model the greatest choice in potential modifications. In addition, an extra inside/outside table and helmsman’s seats provide added luxury above deck.


This version includes two or three fitted cabins, a large galley and a head with a separate shower to sustain comfort on longer journeys. With the potential to evolve, the bulkhead can be removed from the fore cabin to return the loftier feel of the Daysailer layout. The 38’s cruiser version can also include helmsman seats, mainsail arch and a transom that doubles as a swim platform when lowered.


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