Center Console 38'


Released in the 3rd quarter of 2015, the Protector 38′ Center Console Rigid Inflatable Boat is our latest design implementation which includes a new Hydro-V hull design that extends the V of the hull all the way to the transom.  The new Hydro V improved the ride quality of the larger Protectors while at the same time giving the bigger boats a more agile and responsive feel similar to the rest of our fleet.

As with the rest of our Center Console Rigid Inflatable Boat models, the 38’ Hydro V Center Console Rigid Inflatable Boat incorporates an open console design with a center steering position and a large, dry storage area below the console. The 38’ model offers comfortable seating for 10-12 people and an optional canvas T-top. Its multi-purpose, high-performance solid hull design is unprecedented in its category. 

The Center Console RIB’s solid laminate fiberglass hull is built for strength and safety and the chambered hypalon tubes provide shock absorption, stability and additional flotation. Together, the deep-V hull and UV-resistant tubes create unmatched safety and performance compared to traditional hard sided boat designs.

The best tender money can buy, hands down.


Center Console RIB Specifications

Length Overall: 38’6”
Waterline Length: 33’5″
Beam Inflated: 12’3″
Beam Deflated: 10’4″
Draft: 27” with average load
Weight: approx 11,500 lbs with motors, 13,500 lbs fully loaded with fuel & equipment
Fuel Capacity: 250 gallons
Deadrise (aft/fwd): 18/57
Max Horsepower: Twin 350 Outboards / Twin Inboard Diesel
Person Capacity: 15
Top Speed: 58 MPH
Cruise Speed: 35 MPH
Range at Cruise: 195 NM

Center Console Sponsons

PROTECTOR Hypalon sponson with Armour Guard chafe resistant rub rails and nose cone
Chambers: 7
Standard Colors: Black, Dark Grey, Red, Yellow, Dark Blue, White
Rescue line (black) along entire length of each sponson
4 Grab handles on aft end of rear sponsons
Port and stbd grab handles on bow sponson
Sponson pressure gauge

Center Console & Accessories

4” Diameter 316 SS Forward Sampson Post with Cross-pin
2” 316 SS Tow Post
12-volt power receptacle
Anti-corrosion sealant and marine grade shrink tube on all electrical connectors
LED Navigation & anchor lights
Lifeline Group 24 engine battery
Lifeline Group 36 house battery
BEP Battery switch on Lifeline Group 24 batteries w/ voltage sensitive relay module

Center Console Hull & Deck

1” solid hand-laid fiberglass hull with exclusive Protector High-Impact hull design
Proprietary sponson cutouts for sponson integration into hull
Solid 4 stringer system
Port and stbd self-bailing scupper caps
Port and stbd 2.5” self-bailing water drains fwd deck
6 performance strakes along hull
316 SS bow towing eye
Self-draining anchor locker
2000 GPH manual bilge pump & 1100 GPH auto-bilge pump
Non-skid decks featuring rubber sure-foot flooring system
Port and stbd watertight aft lockers for mounting independent remote engine systems
Port and stbd watertight amidship lockers
Non-skid gunnel walking rails atop sponsons
Two 8” Stainless retractable cleats on stern quarters
Port and stbd rubber non-skid transom steps
Rear swim/entry platform with stainless steel swim ladder
Forward Stainless Sampson Post
Forward anchor locker
43”W X 36”D forward storage Compartment in Bow

Center Console Fuel

Pressure tested 250 gallon fuel tank
Port and stbd fueling stations
Longitudinal and transverse baffles in fuel tank
Dual fuel tank pickups
Dual Racor water separators with see-through bowl (1 per motor)
Removable WEMA fuel sender for fuel tank cleaning and inspection


STIDD Shock Mitigating Captain Chairs / Ullman Jockey Chairs
Maxwell Under Bow Auto Anchoring with Windlass
Teak Flooring
Stainless Steel lifting points / Stainless Steel Towing Eyes
On board charging system, 30AMP Shore Power, Inverter
Stowable picnic table and aluminum pedestal
PROTECTOR Stainless Steel heavy duty radar arch for Center Console RIB models
Underwater accent lights at transom
Courtesy lights at helm, rear deck, and cabin top.
Mooring or Storage Tube Covers
Power Assisted hydraulic steering for Yamaha Outboards
Electric Head with holding tank
Middle bench insert for rear luxury bench seat
Overhead Electronics Box