While it might be the baby of the fleet, the 38 Open is pure unadulterated ‘Fjord’. Alex Smith explains why its worth tracking down at SIBS 2022...
In line with its larger siblings, the Fjord 38 Open is all about big walkaround decks and relaxing alfresco day spaces, with weekending facilities in the bow and elegant (though minimalist) styling.
Essentially it’s a dayboating party platform and it commits to that with its deck furniture.
At the heart of the cockpit, beneath a low-profile T-top with extendable aft sunshade, a pair of three-person benches face off across a dining table.
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Fjord is going back to its roots and building coupés again but, having carved out a niche for open sportscruisers,
They use reversible backrests that also fold flat, enabling you to turn this section into forward facing benches, a full sunbed or both.
There’s also a compact wet bar, plus a deep-set dining space in the tapered bow that can be rigged as a sunbed.
And if you want to spend the night, there’s a basic but bright double plus a heads compartment with shower fitting.
Fjord 38 Open specifications
LOA: 37ft 9in (11.50m)
Beam: 11ft 11in (3.64m)
Engines: Twin Volvo D4 270-320s
Top speed: 40 knots
Starting price: €561,600 (inc. VAT)