From the start, the new Caison 38 was conceived to be a billfish-inspired bluewater battlewagon, with a twist: she would be powered by outboards, which would not only provide excellent performance and fuel efficiency but also ease of maintenance, shallow draft and many other considerations.
The hull is cold-molded in the style of classic North Carolina sport-fishing boats, with two layers of marine plywood encased in two layers of premium fiberglass and resin, providing an outstanding ratio of strength to weight plus great durability highlighted by her Awlgrip finish. All abovedecks structures are cored composites for strength and reduced weight.
The cockpit is ringed by beautiful matched teak covering boards, with a large livewell located in the transom and two cavernous fishboxes in the teak cockpit sole. A rocket launcher is perfectly at home there, although a Battle Saddle or small fighting chair would fit just as well for those pursuing heavy-tackle game fish. And because of her center console layout, fishability is excellent: anglers have easy access around the sides to the bow for 360 degrees of fish-fighting maneuverability.
At the helm there is more than enough real estate for a pair of large multifunction displays in addition to the engine monitors and controls for the optional equipment, which includes a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, bow thruster, FLIR night-vision system and much more. Below, she has a queen berth forward with wet head.
As with all Caison boats, the 38 is imminently customizable. Add or delete options from the extensive list of possibilities and the dream of an outboard-powered marlin-chasing machine is well within reach.
LOA: 38′ 2″ | Beam: 11′ 10″ | Draft: 3′ 1″ | Displacement: 17,000 lb. (with standard fuel) | Fuel: 440 gal. | Water: 150 gal.