June 17, 2019 | Article

Wajer 38 L




A premium people-carrier that resembles a floating limousine

The Wajer 38L takes tendering to a whole new level. Based on the highly successful Wajer 38, this newest member of the Wajer fleet features proven technology and design principles and accommodates up to 12 passengers. Built to be easily lifted on and off large superyachts, this is the perfect tender for transporting guests to and from shore in comfort and style.

Easy-access arrangements at the stern and sides make boarding the Wajer 38L exceptionally safe for passengers. The sliding roof opens on sunny days and closes when the weather is less than ideal. The interior is fully climate-controlled, with easily operated air-conditioning and heating. A spacious aft deck offers guests plenty of room to enjoy the ocean breeze while the skipper enjoys panoramic views from the fully equipped cockpit, protected from the weather at all times.

Smart propulsion

To reduce the Wajer 38L’s draught – and save precious real estate on the mothership – the tender has a smart propulsion installation of Hamilton waterjets and Volvo Penta engines. The jets are fitted at the stern of the Wajer 38L, reducing draught by half a metre. They include a Blue Arrow functionality, ensuring intuitive ease of operation and making it simple to manoeuvre the boat in every direction.

Wajer has successfully deployed Volvo Penta engines on the Wajer 38 line for years and the four-cylinder D4 variety provide 260 hp each and some impressive power for the Wajer 38L. Twin Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines can also be fitted upon request.

Tender excellence

While the new Wajer 38L has been custom-designed for superyachts, all Wajers are in fact suitable as tenders. The Wajer 38 has been used as a chase boat and tender by a number of clients who especially appreciate the high quality levels and renowned Wajer service. And the Wajer 55 was chosen as a finalist in the ‘Best Tender Design’ in this year’s Boat International Design & Innovation Awards.


Builder: Wajer Yachts

Design: Vripack/ Wajer Yachts

Engineering: Wajer Yachts

Naval architecture: Vripack Naval Architects\

LOA: 11.30 m/ 37 ft

Beam: 3.70 m/ 12.2 ft

Draught: 1.01 m/ 3.31 ft (IPS)
0.65 m/ 2.13 ft (Waterjets)

Air draught: 1.71 m/ 5.61 ft

Weight: 7.5 t (half load)

Construction: GRP Composite

Hull shape: Deep V-planing deadrise 18°

Engines: 2x Volvo Penta IPS 350 D4-DP 260 HP

Optional: 2x Volvo Penta D4 - Hamilton HJ 274 Waterjets
2x Volvo Penta IPS 650 D6-DP 480 HP

Maximum speed: 34 knots (Waterjets)

Cruising speed: 24 knots (Waterjets)

Fuel tank: 729 litres/ 160 gallons

Fuel consumption: 60 litres/ hour, 16 gallons/ hour at 25 Knots (IPS 650)

Maximum load: 1250 kg

Maximum passengers: 16

Design Category: CE-B/ optional MCA category 2