Quite apart from the fact that it is priced substantially below other quality comparable catamarans, another factor to be taken into account may be that these vessels can be found already based in an exotic duty free cruising region. They offer a spacious salon with huge galley up which rivals any Cat under 50', and they are a well made vessel which sails well, what's more ... their owner's love them!!
The Admiral 38 (owner's version) accommodates 3 double bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, electric toilets, an 8 seat dining table in the saloon with additional extensive entertainment areas on aft and fore decks. The galley is "galley up" with oven, large deep freeze, refrigerator etc. The spacious elegant saloon with 6 ft 4 inches headroom rivals any Cat under 50'. Its 23' beam creates stability and space equal to or superior to many 40' Cats.
These 40' boats have as much room as any 42 ft catamaran, and are very well laid out. The Admiral build quality is workman like and have competent joinery work, built sturdy and nice (polyurethane paint on inside instead of veneer ). It is one of those catamarans where they extended the transom on later models so they could sell it at a higher price. These boats are one of the best boats for the money, a great bargain without sacrificing quality and make great live-aboards. Consider that the bridgedeck clearance is high enough that it will suffice and isn't a draw back. As it sailed on it's own hull on an 7,000 mile delivery from South Africa, you KNOW it's fully blue water capable!!
|Boat Model:||Admiral 380 Executive Owners Version|
|Length Overall:||38 ft 0 in|
|LWL:||38 ft 0 in|
|Draft:||3 ft 0 in|
|Keel type:||Cat-Mini Keel|
|Mast height:||58 ft 0 inches|
|Sails:|| Fully battened mainsail
120% Furling genoa
Stack pack w/jack lines
|Engines||2 X Yanmar 29HP diesel 3YM30 with sail drives (only 400 engine hours!)
4 KW Westerbek diesel generator
|Propellers||2 X Flex-o-Fold low drag, folding propellers|
|Head Room:||6 ft 4 inches (salon)|
|Fresh Water Tankage||120 gallons|
|Fuel Tankage||120 gallons|
|Waste Holding Tank||18 gallons|