An Italian Built Powerboat Gets Even Better
A cockpit redesign of the popular Blue Ice 38 V powerboat (blueiceboats.it) has made the space more comfortable and more versatile. The seatbacks of the stern-facing sofa and chaise longue—located behind the helm station—are now equipped with sunshades, and when the cockpit’s six-person dining table retracts toward the deck, the seating area converts into a sun pad. Blue Ice, which is a brand of Italy’s Sea Engineering Group, has also raised the below-deck ceiling, adding more headroom to the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The 38 V’s two 300 hp Volvo Penta engines enable a top speed of 40 knots. The boat is priced at around $324,000.