Center Console 38

Released in the 3rd quarter of 2015, the PROTECTOR CENTER CONSOLE 38  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 PROTECTOR CENTER CONSOLE 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’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.


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