"LOV 38 is the result of collaboration between Lynx Yachts, Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects".
The initials of the three brands amalgamate to form the yacht’s name, LOV, as well as expressing the love and passion that all three companies have poured into their work and, in particular, into this new project.
LOV 38 is the perfect balance of style, performance, comfort and space combined with extremely high-quality construction, a yacht conceived to be the true reflection of the owner’s aspirations for living with the ocean.
She boasts beautiful exterior lines and generous outdoor spaces to enjoy al fresco life at its purest. The exterior decks provide excellent amounts of flexible space that can be adapted to suit any need. The sundeck can feature a Jacuzzi, or you can maximize the space as you so wish with the addition of sun beds or any other accessory to enjoy clear skies and the sea breeze.
A comfortable and incredibly functional beach platform to house a tender and water toys allows you to stay as close to the sea as possible and enjoy all manner of water sports.
Excellent sea-keeping qualities and efficient cruising is guaranteed thanks to the harmonious work of Lynx Yachts, Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
The attention given to detail and the care taken with every element of this vessel are indicative of the passion with which our team work every day to offer you an exclusive and refined yacht of the highest standard.
LOV 38’s exterior exudes a sturdy, masculine character, expressed by a near vertical bow and eye-catching forward inclined wheelhouse. Full height windows wrap around the sky lounge and salon, allowing natural light to flood the interior spaces, as well as offering 180-degree panoramic views. For the master suite, found forward on the main deck, XL glass windows scoop the bulwark for maximum natural light. Aft of the lower deck, double guest cabins have three windows that are interconnected by dark paint to create a longer, more elegant profile.
Her beautiful and elegant interior is a fine example of quality construction and flexibility in design and materials to suit with every owner’s wishes.
The interior plan offers three layout options for hosting 8, 10 or 12 guests across four, five or six cabins.
The spacious sky lounge has two arrangements: one with, and the other without, a service counter and games table. The sky lounge area can also be replaced by a wide bodied owner’s deck with private terrace, in addition to the owner’s suite found forward on the main deck. On the lower deck there would be four guest cabins with two double (positioned athwart or along ship) and two twins. Alternatively, there can be two double cabins and one full beam VIP, each with en suite bathrooms.
The 12-guest layout was created for dedicated charter use. Therefore, it has a full-size table for al fresco dining on the sun deck, and a second dining area indoors on the main deck. The sun deck, for eight and ten guests, offers a Jacuzzi, forward facing bar and sun pads.
The 8 and 10 guests layouts are ideal for family use. These options offer three full dining areas: al fresco on the aft deck of the wheelhouse, al fresco dining aft of the main deck and a third indoor dining area on the main deck. Common to all is an aft lower deck activity centre that stores the tender, jet ski, diving gear, day head and more depending on need and desire.
Forward on the wheelhouse deck, each configuration has a spacious lounge area with inviting and comfortable sofas and sun pads, it is the perfect place for private relaxation and sun bathing when moored stern to quay, as well as the perfect view point for front row cruising.
Every option has a full beam master suite with large balcony port on the main deck. The suite includes an office, vanity room, dressing room and his & her bathrooms.
The LOV 38 hull form, as developed for the Lynx Yachts 37m, has the following general properties:
• Length over-all 37.2m
• Length waterline 35.5m
• Beam moulded 8.1m
• Draft of hull 1.62m
• Displacement design water line 206t
• Submerged transom area 40%
The skeg is designed to protrude 100mm through the baseline in order to protect the propulsion train from grounding – this is to be added to the over-all draft.
The design speed of the yacht, set to be between 21-22 knots, corresponds to a Froude number of around 0.6, based on a waterline length of 35.5 m.
The Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHD), as developed by Van Oossanen, is especially developed to operate in this speed range, while also maintaining a high performance at lower speeds. Model tests at the Wolfson Unit have proven the FDHF to be the most efficient hull form from cruising speed up to full planing speeds, resulting in up to 20-30% less resistance and higher comfort in waves and at anchor.
The FDHF typically has the following features:
• Round bilge hull
• Smaller immersed transom area
• Bulbous bow (when the stem shape allows)
• Interceptor of Hull Vane® to control dynamic trim
• A sprayrail in the forward 1/3 of the hull