October 7, 2015

New Model: Salpa 38x Laver

Salpa went to the 2015 Cannes boat show with an important new surprise model, that of the new 38x Laver.  Returning from the past is the famous Laver signature, famous for the 30 model from the early eighties designed by Italian deep-Vee hull legends and gurus Sonny Levi and Franco Harrauer. It will be interesting how much of that design is actually going into the 38x hull, but the bow as the picture above is all classic Laver style.  I am sure more interesting for many will be the deep Vee underwater shape, which Salpa although not making use of the designers themselves has always made good use of. The 38x is also in its size a big challenge to the competition, with a couple important features being not only interesting for a sport cruiser of eleven meters, but also rare to find as the flat floor on the main deck, and a second head serving the guest cabin at midships. The Laver 38x is powered by twin Volvo 300hp with stern drives.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.95 m (39.2ft)
Hull Length - 9.95 m
Beam - 3.85 m
Draft - 0.9 m
Displacement - 7250 kg light, 9250 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 350 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, + 2 convertible berths in saloon
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Certification - CE B