September 20, 2011

Project: Casa 38

After always going bigger size in recent years family run builder Casa presents the project for a 38 entry level model.  As the above rendering shows this new model is a fully open style sport cruiser and does not go for a hard top as the bigger Casa model's.  Coming from Rome this is no surprise where fully open boats even without radar arch are always very much appreciated in these dimensions, but also in bigger sizes.  The Casa in fact goes in direct competition with builders like Tornado, Marine Yachting, and Italcraft Sarima all coming from the where abouts of the Italian capital city, and all actualy having a fame of being sea worthy craft. Interesting for me are also the exterior hull lines of the Casa project which reminds me a bit of the nineties produced Italcraft F38.  The Casa 38 looks sleek but this on plan sets also to be a very comfortable sport cruiser.  The cockpit offers an aft sun pad layout with a C-shaped settee, helm station, and wet bar cabinet behind it.  Inside is a two cabin plan, L-shaped settee, galley, and two heads.  One of these being en-suite for the owners room located to fore.  Power is from twin Volvo 330hp stern drives which should give a top speed of 40 knots.