Heron 38: the new custom-made registration-free boat


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Heron 38 debuts at Nauticsud
Heron 38 debuts at Nauticsud

The Heron Yacht shipyard has completed the new Heron 38. It’s an 11-metre boat with multiple customization options Thanks to a hull length of 9.99 metres, the boat is registration-free. In terms of engines, the first model is equipped with two Mercury Verado 350hp outboards. Her debut is scheduled to take place at NauticSud 2022, from February 12-20.

Heron 38

The new Heron 38 is an XL yacht, with an overall length of 11.65 metres. It was created for owners who want an agile and sporty boat, with space at the bow and stern to enjoy the sea. The choice of materials has made it possible to maintain an optimized overall weight, so as to increase range and reduce consumption. The standard version features a cabin with a double bed, separate head and integrated shower. In any case, the yard confirms its vocation to create units with maximum customization.

Heron 38
Heron 38

Heron 38 – Deck

The deck of the Heron 38 features a large bar cabinet with integrated fridge and folding top. The worktop with sink and induction hob completes this area. Also in this part of the boat is a storage locker for the raft that can be easily accessed.

Heron 38 - Bow
Heron 38 – Bow

In the cockpit, the settees are set against each other with a central table and can be transformed into a large sundeck. The aft hatch conceals the covered space for stowing water toys. Special attention to the choice of materials can also be found in the T-top, which is made of carbon to reduce weight and therefore consumption.

Heron 38 - Aft cockpit
Heron 38 – Aft cockpit

Heron 38 – Interior

The standard version has a cabin with a double bed and a separate head with integrated shower. The optional version has two more small beds below deck in the steering area. The study of the furnishings has been modified in order to find practical solutions capable of making the most of the internal volume, thus creating that added value which is difficult to find on yachts of a similar size.

Heron 38 - Cabin
Heron 38 – Cabin

The focus of the project line is to build a 38′ with a type-approval length of less than 10 metres so that it can fall into the registration-free boat category. This is to reduce running costs while maintaining the space and safety features of a larger hull.

Heron 38 – Technical specs

  • Loa: 11.65 m (including bow anchor and stern platform)
  • LH: 9.99 m (registration-free boat category)
  • Max Beam: 3.63 m
  • Displacement: Walkaround: 7.0 t  –  Day Cruiser: 7.6 t
  • Draft: 0.95 Mt
  • Water Tank 250 l
  • Fuel Tank: 900 l
  • CE design category:  “B”


  • sterndrive: 2×400 hp
  • outboard: 2×350 hp

Max speed:

  • EFB: Walkaround 41 Kn – Day Cruiser 40 Kn
  • FB: Walkaround 42 Kn – Day Cruiser 41 Kn

Find out more at www.heron-yacht.it or send an e-mail to info@heron-yacht.it


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