Hughes 38


L.O.A.: 38' 0" (11.58 m)
L.W.L.: 27' 0" (8.23 m)
Beam: 10' 2" (3.13 m)
Draft: 5' 10" (1.79 m)

Motor: Atomic 4 gasoline
Headroom: standing
Berths: 5 to 7
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 141

Price range: $45,000 to $55,000

    The entire line of Hughes sailboats represents some great bargains that tend to sell noticeably less than almost anything else in their size range. The same is true for Sparkman and Stephens designed Hughes 38, and it is probably an excellent choice for anyone who wants to put close to 40 feet of boat in the water for under $50,000. Note that both settee covert to double berths, and v-berth is a truly large sleeping area. The downside is that Hughes 38s are getting little old, often come with a gasoline engine, and are a somewhat dated design. People interested in the Hughes 38 may also want to take at look at the slightly smaller Hughes 35.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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