November 15, 2011

New Model: Italcraft 38 Sarima S3

Italcraft a legendary name to what concerns technical aspects of boat design, especially for the hull shapes it pioneered, presents a new important model the 38 Sarima S3.  The new Italcraft Sarima S3 is based on the hull lines of the 38 Sarima launched in 1998, but features a total update in all the layout; both outside in the cockpit, and inside for the cabin area.  Down side to this is only stern drive propulsion, with the replaced model used to have also shafts, IPS pods, and surface drive as other choices. The signal S3 is also fully deserved here, as this is the third generation Sarima, which follows on the success of the first wood built 25 feet series delivered in seven hundred units in the nineteen sixties and seventies, and today being a collectors item.  The difference from the second generation in the new S3 is definitely more space everywhere, and that is saying something considering that the 1998 design was spacious, and that was already impressive being it was born from a hull of military patrol use derivation.  That is unlike most of today designs the Sarima is built around the sea, and not a spacious cabin.  The cockpit layout of the new S3 is a flush deck, fully open plan, with an L-shaped settee, galley,  fore sun pad to port side, and helm station to starboard.  Below is a spacious affair with a layout offering two cabins; shower head, L-shaped settee, galley, and second guest shower cubicle.  The guest mid-ships cabin has also the option of being offered in an optional three sleeping berths configuration.  Power choice is for Volvo engines; from twin 220 up 300hp which give speeds up to a max of 40 knots with the bigger option.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.85 m (38.9ft)
Hull Length - 9.97 m
Waterline Length - 9.85 m
Beam - 3.60 m
Draft - 0.95 m loaded
Displacement - 8 t medium load
Fuel Capacity - 800 l
Water Capacity - 225 l
Accommodation - 4 + 1 berths in 2 cabins, 5 + 1 berths optional layout
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 220hp, D4 260hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPH, DPS or DPR dual propeller stern drive
Speed - 35 knots max 30 cruse with 220hp, 40 knots max 34 cruise with 300hp
Project - Gianluca Caputi
Certification - CE B