We have been sailing our Saare 38 for five seasons now..
So far she has taken us on trips to Estonia, Finland, Alands, Sweden, Denmark and of course the German coast.
In summary we can say that she is an extremely comfortable and well built cruiser that you can always rely on and that is a pleasure to sail. We have sailed her in light winds as well as in winds up to strong gale. She behaves nicely in waves and she is easy to control and gives good feedback. The boat sails really fast and with little effort.
In my opinion the cockpit and deck layout are perfect for a small crew, functional and ergonomic. I have never seen a better configuration. The cockpit offers good shelter. With a small kid on board you sometimes have to operate the boat in singlehanded mode. Even that works well - sitting sideways at the wheel you can reach mainsail and even the genoa winch.
We really enjoy the well-thought good details below deck. Handrails to prevent falling when sailing in rough seas, powerful heating in all cabins - even in the bath room, a great solution for the shower (can be separated by a foldable door), efficient insulation, well done illumination (especially the floor lights when sailing at night).
However, although the Saare 38 actually is an easy-to-handle and comfortable cruiser, it is also fun to take her out for racing. Over the last years we were able to achieve quite a few remarkable results in regattas (ORC Club and Yardstick). She performs extremely well, especially upwind.
For us she is the perfect boat. Thanks for designing and building her.
Saare 38 LUNA NOSTRA