2001 Baja 38 Special
- Stock #083223 -
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This 2001 Baja 38 Special is powered by the best and most expensive engine configuration that was available for this model year.
TWIN Mercury Racing 500 HP EFI engines - 470 HP each.
The 38 Special features a wide beam and spacious cockpit for enjoying a day on the water. With her speed and comfortable accommodations the 38 can be your perfect getaway for a night..or 2!
***Update from the Seller - Spring 2016***
Brand NEW Bose sound system installed - stereo unit, new amps added to the Bose speakers downstairs - three sub speakers upstairs. Value - $3,000 . 2 brand new batteries as well - haven't been installed yet."
*2008 Tri-Axle aluminum trailer Included! (Like NEW)
*Premium Sound System
*Cabin w/ full galley, enclosed head, stove, microwave, TV, fridge, etc... EVERYTHING you'll need for extended trips out on the water.
(The boat and engines were always routinely and professionally serviced.)
---CAPTAINS REVIEW - From BoatTest.com---
Baja 38 Special - Captain's Report
Tested by Capt. Chris Kelly
"You'd never believe that the Baja 38 Special, referred to fondly as "Old Faithful", has been in production for a decade. It has a sleek, modern look, and although truly a high performance boat, it's smooth to the touch and easy to handle. The 38 Special has a wider beam than traditional offshore boats, enabling it to have a more spacious cockpit with plenty of different seating arrangements.
The cockpit area of the 38 Special, is in a word, impressive. It has great looking upholstery and colors, and the layout of options makes for a comfortable and fun ride. The wraparound aft bench seat allows seating for up to five people, and if you're really in the mood to lounge, the bench seat can also be folded down to a full size sun bathing area, while still allowing access to the wet bar. The padding around the sink and refrigerator are notably a nice touch, covering all angles for your guests' safety.
The 38 special's helm is easy to customize to your own liking, from the tilt steering wheel to the bucket seats with drop down bolsters. The 38 we tested had Mcleod power bolster seats, which I really appreciated when we were hitting speeds of 60 mph. Once underway you'll find the windshield does a good job of deflecting the wind up and over your head with an unobstructed view. The Gaffrig shift and throttle controls are placed comfortably and operate with ease. As far as the layout of the gauges goes, they like the rest of the helm, make sense. They're large and easy to read without taking your eyes off the waterway.
The sun pad stretches the entire beam of the transom and doubles as the engine hatch. It's contoured and fitted for lounging, and without too much effort you can easily go from the sun pad to the swim platform, which is seamlessly integrated into the hull and also offers a retractable stainless steel swim ladder.
Once you enter the salon of the 38 you'll be captivated by its original design. In the forward portion of the salon is the main berth, which is separated by an oval shaped entryway and privacy curtain. The cabin is spacious and features wraparound seating, with plush cushions which lift up to reveal a good amount storage space beneath. These areas combined, can easily accommodate four adults for an overnight stay. With overnights and entertaining in mind, Baja has equipped this salon with a full galley featuring a microwave, sink, stove and refrigerator, as well as an entertainment center with TV, VCR, and Clarion performance stereo. There's also the expected amenity of a head with sink and pull out nozzle for showering.
When Baja designed the engine compartment it wasn't space they had in mind, but rather how to pack over 800 HP and a Kohler generator into this vessel. You'll have no problem accessing the tops of these dual 425hp MerCruisers to perform your pre-departure checklist such as oil and fluid levels, but any work requiring you to dig deeper may take the expertise of your technician due to the limited space.
Specs and Test Run
The Baja 38 special has a generous beam of 9 feet 3 inches, which provides more stability and allows for more room in the cabin. She has an overall length of 37 feet 7 inches, and weighs in dry at 9,600 pounds. The deadrise on the 38 at the transom is 24 degrees, providing a nice deep-V for holding tight in the turns at high speed."
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