Unusually for a boat of this size, the 38S will feature a dinghy garage

This is Jeanneau’s all new Prestige 38 Sport Top, which will debut at next year’s London Boat Show at ExCeL.

Not a lot more is known about the boat at present beyond provisional specs and drawings, but the French builder says it is confident it will start delivering the new 38 to customers by April next year.

Unusually for a 38-footer, the boat will feature a dinghy garage, and “will offer a spacious interior, a generous cockpit saloon and sundeck”, according to Jeanneau.

Whether or not this will affect cockpit seating remains to be seen.

The 38 Sport Top will be the eighth motorboat in the French yard’s Prestige range, and follows hot on the heals of the 42S, a blog about which can be seen here .

Provisional specs

Overall length: 11.90 m / 39′
Hull length: 11.67 m / 38’3”
Maximum beam: 3.90 m / 12’9”
Displacement: 7900 kg / 17417 lbs
Fuel capacity: 920 L / 243 US gal
Cabins: 2
Berths: 4/6
Category: B-9