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The Ericson 38-200 was a popular model first introduced in 1986, designed by Bruce King but shares the basic dimensions of the original 38 with updates to the deck and interior. The hull is a solid composite of fiberglass and resin with some core material used in some flat sections above the waterline, the deck structure is a molded fiberglass composite with core throughout and a molded fiberglass toe rail . The decks are well laid out and feature substantial deck hardware that is well secured with backing plates. She has an anchor locker forward and the rigging shrouds supporting a keel stepped two spreader rig , are well inboard for easy passage fore and aft. There is a good sized covered and comfortable cockpit. Down below the L shaped galley is to port fwd of the double berth aft cabin. The head and separate shower are to starboard positioned just aft of the stern facing nav station which sits just opposite the galley. The saloon is light and airy with a large sea berth sofa to starboard providing good storage and the U shaped saloon seating is nestled around the fold out teak saloon table. The fwd cabin berth is easily large enough for two adults in comfort and has good storage in the well crafted draws and lockers, the whole cabin is well ventilated by the large overhead deck hatch. The Ericson 38-200 is clearly an offshore cruising boat with a sea kindly performance orientated underwater body.