Comet 38

This stylish Groupe-Finot-designed yacht was introduced in 2001 by Italian yard Comar. She features a stunning, high-quality interior, fi nished with warm American cherry. Good stowage space also counted in her favour, although a lack of headroom forward, a small saloon area and a small second
aft cabin make the interior feel cramped at times. On deck, she boasts a good cockpit design – comfortable and practical in a seaway. Under sail she boasts a good turn of speed, with good feedback through the wheel. She is especially good in light airs due to her large sail area, but the fl ip side of the coin is that you will need to reef early when it blows harder.

LOA 11.48m (37ft 8in), LWL 9.50m (31ft 2in), beam 3.74m (12ft3in), draught 1.60m (5ft 3in),
or 2.01m (6ft 7in). Price guide:  £80,000 to £110,000. YM Test Report March 2003.