The use of a single engine makes an enormous contribution to weight savings on a craft of this kind. And when those weight savings are combined with lightweight advanced composite construction, a superior hull form and a high efficiency drive there are no sacrifices in performance. The use of a compact, reliable 440hp Yanmar Diesel  offers a further opportunity for weight savings.


The Nava 38's "Power-Vent" Integral Vented Surface Drive reduces water resistance, improves the angle of thrust, decreases draft and simplifies the drive train. The single diesel / surface drive combination surpasses the efficiency of any other power / drive system available.


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Facts on the efficiency of other drive systems.


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