Following up on the Wajer & Wajer Osprey 38 cruiser, the Dutch builder recently unveiled a sportier and more sociable speedboat, the Wajer 38 S. More than 2,100 pounds lighter than its sibling cruiser, the new Wajer eschews sleeping accommodations for an extensive U-shaped lounge space on the foredeck and a wide cushioned viewing area aft. Further seating is found in front of the center cockpit, which is covered by a hard-top Bimini. Helmsmen navigate from the digital dash which features Raymarine electronics and a 12-inch touchscreen display. Within the Bimini’s brim is the boat’s head with a sink and room for a refrigerator. Two ergonomic, spring-loaded seats from Stidd Systems assure a comfy ride, as do the spray-suppressing rails and flared bow design that keep the cockpit high and dry.
The new Wajer casts its wake with twin 310 hp, 4-cylinder Volvo IPS350 D4 diesel engines. Dual joystick-controlled pod drives provide up to a 15-percent increase in propulsion performance over conventional propeller shafts and allow for a top speed of 47 knots. The engine configuration can also be changed to two 370 hp or 435 hp, 6-cylinder Volvo diesels at the owner’s request.
A perfect powerboat for waterskiing or wakeboarding due to its large spectator space, high-visibility cockpit, and optional rear camera, the craft can store dive gear, surfboards, and similarly sized water toys for up to four people. And an audio system that boasts eight speakers, two subwoofers, and three amps adds a soundtrack to all of the action. The price of the Wajer 38 S is about $541,000 and the company is currently accepting orders. (wajer.nl)