Baltic 38DP

Doug Peterson (DP) used his racing experience to design this 1980s hybrid cruiser/racer. She had outstanding performance and handling with a beautifully crafted yet spacious interior. Although claimed to be suitable for short-handed cruising, she is not really a boat for a couple to handle on their own. However, she has a delightful after cabin, superb galley and spacious saloon. Only the forecabin, thanks to the very fine bows, was a little cramped. The cockpit is designed for hard, crewed sailing. Like her sisters, she has stood the test of time well. Few come on the market so prices are a premium though hard-raced ones are a little cheaper.

LOA 38ft (11.60m), LWL 31ft 6in (9.60m), beam 12ft 4in (3.76m), draught 7ft 3in (2.21m) displacement 14,330 lb (6,500kg). Price guide: £70,000 to £110,000. YM Test Report Nov 1984.