The Broadblue 385 was designed from the keels up as a long term live-aboard and this model has been extensively cruised around the world. The design includes an aft stepped mast for easier sail control, especially in heavy weather, a safe and secure cockpit, central helm position for safer passage making and a robust hull construction to withstand the rigours of long distance sailing and yet facilitate easy repairs if necessary.
Designed for single or short hand sailing, achieved by combining a smaller mainsail and larger head sails with all lines leading aft to the cockpit. All sail handling can be done without needing to venture out from the cockpit. The 385 is built to the highest level of European Recreational Craft Directive: Category A (Ocean) and is built using the highest standard materials.