2016 preview: Salpa 38x, the comfort of a cruiser in less than 10 meters

Here’s the new Salpa 38x: 9.95 meters (length of hull or LH), with all the features of a proper cruising open, in terms of both style and livability.

Looking at the renderings you can’t miss the large, unencumbered side windows, which connect to the windscreen making a virtually clear superstructure: they give the effect of an open boat still under a hard-top shelter.

Looking deeper into the features, the definition of cruiser is not ventured at all. There’s two galleys, one in the cockpit and one below, two cabins with en-suite, and much more.
The cockpit couch is a dinette or a solarium, while beneath the floor, as customary for Salpa boats, there’s a technical room with much space for storage. As an option, the swim platform is hydraulically lifted to launch and haul a dinghy.


Belowdecks the space seems even more: as mentioned, there’s two double cabins with their own bathroom, and a mess amidships with dinette and galley.

Enginewise, there’s choice between two (twin) D4s by Volvo Penta: one option delivers 2x260HP, the second 2×300, for a speed – in the latter case – of 36 knots top and 27.5 cruise.

Cannes Yachting Festival, September 8 to 13, will be the stage to finally visit the Salpa 38x and arrange a test with the boatyard.

Salpa 38x in numbers



Length overall

12.00 mt (39ft 4in)

Length hull LH

9.95 mt (32ft 7in)


3.85 mt (12ft 7in)


8000 Kg


2×260 or 300 HP, sterndrives

Fuel tanks

2×350 lt (2×92 US gal)

Fresh water tank

250 lt (66 US gal)

CE design category



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