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The Aspen 38 is only 38 feet long and yet she’s got three staterooms—including both king- and queen-size berths—and two heads. (Pretty sweet, huh?) But the 38 isn’t just notable for spacious decks. She’ll be able to cruise along on her high-speed asymmetrical hulls near 17 knots, speeds at which it is hoped a future owner can take her from San Francisco Bay to the Channel Islands in about two days, according to Aspen’s Nick Graf. Notably, the boat will only have a single 380-horsepower engine, situated in her larger, starboard hull. An interesting build thanks to her proa-type design, I’m looking forward to keeping up with her. www.aspenpowercatamarans.com
- Builder: Aspen
- Model: Aspen 38
- Year: 2014
This article originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.