Plentiful cockpit stowage includes a large locker in the bench seat base and inside trays formed by tall 8" retainers. I'd lose the carpet in the bench seat locker because it could get damp and mildew. Rubber flooring might be a better choice to soften the ride.
Displacement (lbs., approx.) ..........8,500
Minimum cockpit depth...3'3"
Max. cabin headroom..6'2"
Fuel capacity (gal.)..169
Water capacity (gal.)..26
Price (w/standard power) ..........$245,275
Price (w/test power) ..........$286,005
STANDARD POWER: Twin 470-hp Mercury Racing HP500EFI V-8 gasoline stern drives.
OPTIONAL POWER: Twin V-8 stern drives to 1,100 hp total.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 550-hp Mercury Racing HP575SCi gasoline Bravo One V-8 stern drives with 502 cid, 4.47" bore x 4.00" stroke, swinging 15 1/4" x 33" Mercury Racing lab-finished four-bladed ss props through 1.5:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT (major items): Full hydraulic steering; Gaffrig Redline instrumentation, including boost, oil temperature, and water pressure gauges, and 100-mph liquid-filled speedo; Ritchie compass; Gaffrig mechanical trim indicators; Corsa Quick & Quiet exhaust cutouts; McLeod bolsters; ss rubrail insert; lay-in cockpit carpet; Livorsi sea strainers; 12v lighting; shorepower w/cord; AC/DC refrigerator; 110v microwave; pressure water system; portable head w/pumpout; 2 gloveboxes; Momo performance steering wheel; AM/FM CD stereo w/10-disc changer, 2 amplifiers, and 6 speakers; windshield or windscreen; 3-step ladder; twin batteries in Gil Marine brackets; battery switch; twin bilge pumps; external tiebar; through-hull exhaust w/mufflers; fire extinguisher.
Twin McLeod bolsters keep the captain and copilot secure. Ahead of the latter are two gloveboxes, one of which can be converted to a cooler with an overboard drain. The helm is laid out with the Gaffrig gauges that come with naturally aspirated motors in the top section. On each side of the twin tachometers and speedometer are instruments for oil temperature, water pressure, and fuel gauge. Gauges for monitoring the supercharged high-output engines' water pressure, oil temperature, and blower boost are in a panel alongside the wheel. Gaffrig controls have trim on the throttle, and ahead are the separate buttons for drives and tabs, plus the stereo remote. To reduce glare on the dash in harsh sunlight, I'd follow Formula's lead and finish the dash between the gauge panel and the faring in flat gray or black. PowerQuest says it does this on boats ordered with windshields. Belowdecks, the 38 Poker Run has the best head I've seen in an offshore boat. The door closes with three latches into a heavy-duty rubber gasket that keeps it from rattling. The inside is all molded fiberglass, no carpet. Finally.
Aft to port is a narrow hanging locker with at least 5' of depth. Just ahead, the galley includes a microwave, stainless-steel sink, and Norcold refrigerator. The countertop should be fiddled to contain spills, and for the same reason as in the bench seat, I'd lose the carpet in the base of the sink cabinet. A wraparound cabin lounge has seating for at least six passengers and offers stowage in the base. Forward, the V-berth offers plenty of sleeping and stowage space, but there should be a privacy curtain between it and the lounge.
LAST WORD. Here's a stepped-hull offshore go-fast that will earn a high public approval rating.