ROTTERDAM – To see a good-looking boat, Marco Jongeling likes to say, “you don’t need eyes, but vision.” His vision was rewarded at the 2019 HISWA in-Water boat show in the Netherlands where he launched his fast, 29ft Salut-branded upmarket dayboat.
At the 2021 show, which was sadly canceled due to COVID-19, the Salut Boats founder was to launch a 38ft version of his open-cockpit runabout. At the last wet HISWA show in 2019, visitors picked the Salut-29 as their favorite boat. It marked the first time the show asked not a professional jury, but visitors to name a winning design.
The Salut-38 is a spacious open boat, with a lounge cockpit that includes an outdoor galley. The aluminum craft comes with overnight accommodations in the bow. Like the 29, the Salut-38 comes with outboard power. Inboard power is available on request. The hull of the aluminum boat was built at Super Duplex Hulls in Enkhuizen, a unit of VMG Yachtbuilders.
The Salut-38 can be delivered with two or even three outboards and a fast-planing hull that can achieve speeds of +40 knots. The yard calls its 38ft flagship “an all-round boat,” that offers luxury and comfort and sleeps four below deck.
“All materials, especially the aluminum hull, are almost 100% recyclable,” says Jongeling. The Salut-38 stretches across 38ft (11.5m), has a beam of 3.75m (12.3ft), a draft of 1.1 m (3.6ft) and a clearance of 2.05m (6.7ft). It has a fuel capacity of 800 liters (211 gallons) and a max engine power of 900HP from outboards.