There is nice teak on the Tauranga 38. Yes, the boat does have Hypalon air-filled tubes (with seven chambers), but it is a solid 14,500-pound hand-laid fiberglass boat, built for adventure-minded boaters. Its cabin has plenty of headroom and an enclosed head (which can be made into a shower). Two comfortable and adjustable side-by-side Stidd seats for the pilot and co-pilot are sheltered from the elements. A large cockpit features flexible seating, and a small swim platform is located between two 350 hp Yamaha V8 engines (other power options are available). Walkaround decks (with grab bars in all the right places) lead to more seating at the bow. The boat’s 220-gallon fuel tank provides a range of about 300 nautical miles. Its sweet spot for fuel economy is around 30 knots. The tubes (you can select your color and add custom lettering) help soften the ride, serve as very effective spray rails and, naturally, are a great protection against nicks and scratches to the mothership. An extensive list of custom options is available. Protector recently announced the Targa 30, which will offer even more rough-water performance capabilities.
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