Caison 38 Boats of Interest

A stunner from the North Carolina boatbuilder

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The Caison 38 blasts offshore. With her speed and fishability, she represents one of the new breed of outboard-powered boats that are as capable as anything else on the water.Courtesy of Caison Yachts

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.

Specifications

LOA: 38' 2" | Beam: 11' 10" | Draft: 3' 1" | Displacement: 17,000 lb. (with standard fuel) | Fuel: 440 gal. | Water: 150 gal.

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Standard power on the 38 is triple Yamaha 300 hp outboards. Options triple 350 hp Yamahas as well as 557 and 627 hp outboards from Seven Marine.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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The hull is cold-molded from two layers of marine plywood with two layers of glass inside and out.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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A view of the cockpit from the marlin tower. A cavernous livewell resides in the transom, with the optional (and beautiful) teak covering boards and deck.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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Forward, the plow-style anchor and hidden windlass make anchoring up a breeze.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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At the helm are two massive Garmin multifunction displays as well as controls for the FLIR night-vision system, Seakeeper gyrostabilizer and Fusion stereo, among other electronics gear.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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The throttles and steering are set off by the beautiful teak helm pod.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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A trio of ultra-comfortable Pompanette GW3 helm chairs provide seating.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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A small rocket launcher is a perfect fit in the cockpit.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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The hardtop on the 38 provides plenty of shade and protection from the elements.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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The hardtop also contains mounting points for the boat's Garmin radar, FLIR night-vision system and fore-and-aft LED spreader lights.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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Belowdecks resides the Seakeeper gyrostabilizer.Courtesy of Caison Yachts
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The Caison 38 at trolling speed, ready to raise a blue marlin.Courtesy of Caison Yachts