The Mediterranean 38 Convertible is as much at home hunting for bill fish as it is cruising with the family. Her deep-V hull smooths out the ride on offshore waters and provides the safety, seakeeping ability, and performance demanded by the knowledgeable yachtsman and serious sportfisherman. The engine room of the Mediterranean 38 is a testament to attention to detail. The compartment is a mirror-smooth fiberglass engineered structure that incorporates fiberglass drip pans under the engines, fiberglass battery boxes with lock-down hinged vented covers, engine stringers, elevated floor boards, and a molded-in sump for the bilge pumps. The standard soundproofing is superior, featuring a special mylar-faced barrier material applied in layers to the main salon sole. Special attention has been given to vibration-borne noise dampening. This, coupled with large water-lift mufflers makes the Mediterranean 38 one of the quietest and smoothest vessels of her size afloat. All of the engine room machinery is easily accessible for maintenance while the engines, equipment, wiring, and plumbing installations are among the best in the industry. Comparing this engine room to others will demonstrate just how well engineered and well built the Mediterranean 38 really is. In the interior, curved, laminated teak cabinets and doors are varnished to a satin smooth, hand-rubbed finish. Rich decorator fabrics, lined lockers, and beautifully tailored upholstery contribute to a bright and cheerful feeling. Two interior arrangements are available. Interior A has an owner's stateroom forward with a large double berth, a fully enclosed head with a separate stall shower, and an L-shaped galley three steps down from the main salon with a serving bar and pantry. The main salon can accommodate an L-shaped settee that converts to a double berth and there is a teak entertainment center with a built-in color TV. An inside lower steering station may also be added. Interior B is the same, except that an additional double stateroom is added and the galley moves up into the salon. The Mediterranean 38's cockpit is designed for the avid fisherman. More than eight feet long, it comes standard with a transom door and two large fish boxes, either one of which may be converted to a freezer or a live baitwell. A built-in 48-gallon, five-scoop live bait tank, a fiberglass bait and tackle center with a sink and a cutting board, polished stainless steel rocket launchers, and numerous flush rod holders all are calculated to satisfy the discriminating fisherman.