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February 24, 2021 | Article

Wajer 38|2 finalist International Design & Innovation Award

We are proud to announce that the Wajer 38|2 has been nominated finalist for the International Design & Innovation Awards 2021 in the category 'Best Tender'. The winner, as determined by a panel of distinguished judges, will be unveiled on the 15th of July in Milan, Italy. The award show is organized by Boat International, one of the most renowned media platforms in the international super yachting industry.

Designer statement

Dries Wajer, Managing Director for Wajer Yachts: “Our Wajer 38|2, a true day cruiser with all comfort you could wish for, has been very popular amongst our clients. Protection from the large and slick windshield, comfortable suspension seats in the cockpit and enough outside space for up to 16 people make the 38 perfect to serve as a tender. Being nominated for this Best Tender award is a great acknowledgement''.

Feast for the eye

Combining customer experience with our own findings, we came to several technical improvements as well as a significant aestetic upgrade. The new 38|2 has sleeker lines, which are pronounced in the new design of the transom, the carbon window frames, new rubber rub rails and black powder coated reshaped air vents. The especially Wajer-designed suspended bucket seats situated in the cockpit are true eye catchers.

Moreover, the used materials have undergone an upgrade. For instance, the composite decking with the signature Wajer pattern just like the Wajer 55. For a more sportive look, more carbon details have been added like the backside of the suspension seats. To enhance the level of comfort, the quality of the upholstery has been improved with softer and stronger materials and new stitching techniques.


What’s striking about the new Wajer 38 is the added swim plateau. To keep a clean design, a swimming ladder is hidden in the plateau. In addition, a special Seabob hatch has been integrated in the transom (underneath the steps) in order to take the Seabob in- and out of the water more easily.

Easy handling

The new 38 is fitted with two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines in combination with DPS. The joystick maneuvering and Dynamic Positioning function make it easy to come alongside the mothership or to pick-up and drop-off guests. Special boarding arrangements at the stern or side with retractable poles and non-slip inlays secure safely boarding. A Garmin touch screen replaced the multiple Volvo screens, for a cleaner look and full control. And last but not least, a towing eye can be built in the bow of the ship.