December 8, 2008

Project: Tarquin Trader 38 Sprint

The Tarquin Trader 38 Sprint project marks an important landmark for this builder history, presenting a production motor launch with a completely different dimension and style to its range, offering performance and contemporary design. The 38 Sprint hull one is scheduled for delivery in early Spring 2009, and is designed by world renowned naval architect Tony Castro. This will be the smallest Trader ever built and also the fastest thanks to the highly advanced Zeus propulsion that has been incorporated into its design. A generous beam makes this 38 Sprint a voluminous craft in her class, built using High Modulus composite technology construction which makes the 38 extremely resilient in the harshest of conditions. Tarquin’s design team worked closely with CMD to integrate the Zeus pods and their tunnels into its design. With fewer underwater appendages, there is less drag under the hull resulting in a more efficient performance compared to standard shafts and rudders, resulting in 20% more range at 25 knots and a 15% higher top speed of over 35 knots. The Zeus system also offers intuitive control systems afloat making the 38 Sprint exceptionally easy to use, with features as the ‘skyhook’ button links to the GPS system, standard joystick providing easy vessel control for the helmsman to moor, and automatic trim tabs also integrated with the Zeus system to work in harmony with the boat’s speed. Sleeping accommodation is for four featuring two spacious cabins, and a head with a full size shower and toilet. Many new luxurious materials, such as two types of bamboo in the joinery, have been used to create a modern interior styling. The saloon floor is flush with the aft deck creating one large entertainment area when the four panel doors are fully opened. A door to the side deck adjacent to the helm and a large powered sunroof allow the saloon to be opened up even further. The cockpit features plenty of sociable seating and safe access to the bathing platform and side decks and can be sheltered by canvas canopies or opened up to the saloon area, depending on the weather. Deck spaces have the feel of a much bigger boat and features such as concealed fender storage and raised mooring gear make docking easier. Every new detail that has been incorporated into the Trader 38 Sprint has been designed to make an impact, from its outstanding performance with top speeds of over 35 knots to its ultra-modern design. With a choice of four new contemporary solid hull colours, Aegean Blue, Baltic Grey, Coral Red and Jade Green as well as the traditional Trader stripes, the new Trader 38 Sprint is the most forward-thinking design ever produced from this builder.

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