EdgeWater Power Boats announces its newest and biggest model yet: The 388, designed by naval architect Michael Peters, blazes new ground while still adhering to EdgeWater's unsinkability promise.
Like its other models, EdgeWater builds the 388 using the proprietary construction process it calls Single Piece Infusion. With SPI, EdgeWater lays the fiberglass, carbon fiber and composites such as Nida-Core, Divinycell and Airex foam coring into the mold along with the structural stringer grid. It then vacuum-bags the lot, infusing the dry ingredients with vinylester resin all at once. This method ensures there are no air voids or extra weight from too much resin, and that all parts cure exactly the same for an unsurpassed strength-to-weight ratio. Add to that oversize rails, high-quality hardware, deep cockpits and higher gunwales, and you begin to see why EdgeWater touts its safety- and comfort-first philosophy.
EdgeWater ships all its boats with Yamaha outboard power. Tests show that with triple Yamaha 250 hp four-strokes, the 388 tops out at 61 mph.
The 388 CC design features a wide bow flare and steep deadrise for a smooth ride in a head sea. In addition, oversize reverse chines deflect water downward for dryness while providing a very solid and stable ride in a beam sea. The designer also claims that the boat's long, sweeping lines are more than aesthetics. In fact, they add stiffness to the hull sides and act as secondary chines to help keep water from climbing up the freeboard. True to Michael Peters' successful experience designing offshore racing boats, a flat keel pad on centerline and a stepped hull improve stability at high speeds. Combined with a wide beam, these features give the EdgeWater 388 a remarkably smooth, dry and stable ride.
EdgeWater prides itself on being a semi-custom builder. So whatever personal touches you want included will be attended to in the construction process. And though the company offers numerous optional fishing features, the standard equipment list includes loads of storage, huge fish boxes, multiple livewells and plenty of rod storage.
LOA......38 ft. 4 in.
DRAFT......1 ft. 10 in.
WEIGHT......9,600 lb. (w/o engine)
FUEL......340 gal. (120 gal. optional)
MAX POWER...... (3) 300 hp OB
MSRP......$232,018 (w/ triple 300 hp four-stroke OB)
NMMA and CE certified
EdgeWater Boats / Edgewater, Florida / 386-426-5457 / www.ewboats.com