Choy 38

  • Choy 38
  • Choy 38
  • Choy 38

Choy 38

For the first time, Choydesign LLC. and Armstrong Marine, Inc., have collaborated on this unique sailing catamaran design, the Choy 38.

Designed by Choydesign of Honolulu, Hawai`i and built by Armstrong Marine, Inc., of Port Angeles, Washington, the Choy 38 is intended to offer the serious cruising sailor an honest-to-goodness Built-In-The-United States-alternative to offshore brands.

Our new 38 borrows on the proven safety, performance and comfort of past Choy designs and benefits from the quality, efficiency and reliability of successful Armstrong Marine aluminum welded aluminum hulls.

The design effort focused on providing great performance, sea keeping ability, safety, and comfort. A simple cockpit layout allows for single handing and the accommodations are generous and practical, working well at sea or dockside. Our rig options and sail plan reflect the same design philosophy and we also focused attention upon often overlooked but critical areas such as:

  • Maximum beam – 22 ft./7.0m
  • Adequate wing-clearance – 32 inches/81.3cm
  • Watertight integrity
  • Insulation of all dissimilar metals particularly stainless steel and aluminum
  • Length, overall: 38 ft./11.6 m
  • Length, waterline: 34 ft./10.4 m
  • Beam overall: 23 ft./7 m
  • Displacement: 8,500 lbs./3,855.5 kg.
  • Draft, centerboards down: 5 ft/1.5 m
  • Height above the water: 54.5 ft/16.6 m
  • Mast length: 49 ft./15 m
  • Wing clearance: 32 in./81.3 cm
  • Mainsail area: 615.8 sq. ft./57.2 sq. m
  • Jib sail area: 146.8 sq. ft./13.6 sq. m
  • Total working sail area: 762.6 sq. ft./70.8 sq. m
  • Aux. propulsion: Outboard motor (2)
  • Construction: Aluminum
  • Berths, main saloon: 2 single, 1 double convertible
  • Berths, below (p/s): 2 double, 1 single aft
  • Design team: Barry Choy, Mark Werkmeister, Gary Craft, Armstrong Marine

Choydesign & Armstrong Marine, Inc.

Armstrong Marine, Inc.

7 months

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