The new Osprey 38 from Wajer & Wajer
Published: Thursday, 06 June 2013
Wajer & Wajer of the Netherlands has introduced a fascinating new flagship, the Wajer Osprey 38. A spacious walk-in aft and a large three-person sundeck forward are two of many unique features of this new design together with a contemporary and exceptionally stylish interior.
The use of teak and mahogany on the Osprey 38 make her a welcome addition to the Wajer & Wajer fleet. The story began with the Osprey 37, which was named ‘Motorboat of the Year’ in 2006. The line was expanded in 2010 with the Osprey 34. New technologies have helped make the Osprey 38 faster, more efficient and around 30 percent quieter than her predecessors. Its comfortable walk-in at the stern and spacious sundeck are unique for this category of motoryachts.
The interior and cockpit have been given a complete makeover. The central dashboard has an easy-to-read 15-inch LED monitor and an electric anchor that can be controlled from the steering position. It is predominantly finished in leather and matt-black anodised aluminium.
Wajer & Wajer once again selected Volvo engines for the Osprey 38. These offer an excellent weight to horsepower ratio, silent operation and low consumption and emission values. Additionally, they provide powerful performance and minimal maintenance.
The new boat comes with an option of two powerful Volvo D6-DP 435 horsepower six-cylinder diesels in combination with IPS600 dual pod propulsion. This extremely efficient joystick-controlled propulsion system provides greater ease of operation and more precise steering compared with conventional propeller shaft propulsion. This gives 10 to 15 percent higher performance and a remarkable top speed of 45 knots. Weight savings of over 300 kg have been achieved.
No two Osprey 38 yachts will be alike. The options programme from the yard in Heeg provides plenty of practical and interesting choices, such as spraying the hull, deck or cockpit in a favourite uni-colour or metallic paint. A rear-view camera can optimise the ease of operation during manoeuvring or waterskiing. A high-end audio system developed specifically for the Osprey 38, with three amps, eight speakers and two subwoofers, gives home-style audio quality. A gangway integrated within the aft ship is yet another option.
Design of the Osprey 38 was by Vripack Naval Architects. The overall length is 11.3 metres with a beam of 3.76 metres and a draft of just 0.9 metres. The hull is made of GRP Composite and displaces 8,200 kg. She has a maximum load of 800 kilogrammes and can carry 12 passengers.