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Sunnybrook Yachts

2625 Joseph Howe Drive
B3L 4G4

Fax:  902 275 2444

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2010 Down East Boatworks Northern Bay 38 Lobsteryacht



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Exterior Views
Port View
Starboard View
Top View
Lewmar Bow Thruster
Rudder & 2.25
Stbd House
Steerting Gear
Dual Exhaust System, House Batteries
Main Cabin
Water Tank & Starting Battery
Engine & Racors
Water Makrer
Helm Mockup
Looking Forward
Galley w/Copper Sink
Island Queen
Closeup - Finish Work
SHower Stall
Access to Water System
Aft View, Transom, Transom Door
Window Mockup, Spring 2010
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Most sailors dream of just such a boat...a boat like the Northern Bay 38. We have been tasked with selling a dream project for a family who's interests have evolved in a direction that unfortunately precludes enjoying this boat.

Down East Boatworks built the Northern Bay hull in Maine in mid 2008 and she was shipped to Nova Scotia for finishing.

Over the past 20 months the systems have been installed and the finish work would make any Maine builder proud. She is built and equipped to rival the Wilburs, the Campbells, the Bar Harbors and similar Lobsteryachts.

She is designed to be a one couple, fast cruising Lobsteryacht; cruise all day at 8knots or go home fast with WOT speeds approaching 30knots.

Her interior layout includes an island queen forward, a large head w/separate shower stall and a wraparound galley for use underway. On the helm deck, her layout is set up to allow her guests to view the scenery underway with raised dinettee and double mates seat. The interior finish includes mahogany doors and trim; white V panelling, teak & holly soles and blue/tan fabrics.

Her equipment list is extensive and includes:

  • Solid Glass Hull w/Two Layers of Vinylester
  • Balsa Cored Deck and Cabin, Edge Filled and Glassed to Hull for "Monocoque" Construction
  • Nida Core Stringers and Bulkheads to Minimize Weight
  • Volvo D9 500hp Inboard Diesel w/Twin Disc Transmission
  • Evolution 2.25" Shaft, Twin Racors, Underwater Exhaust
  • Lewmar Bow Thruster
  • 300 Gallon Water Capacity w/Spectra Watermaker
  • Onan 5Kw Generator
  • 2000 Watt Invertor, 6AGM 8D Batteries
  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Complete Galley w/Princess Electric Stove/Oven, Isotherm Fridge, Microwave
  • Stainless Steel Opening Ports & Hatches
  • Head includes Vacuflush toilet
  • Diesel Cabin Heater

    The boat is approximately two months from launch and there is still time to customize the helm deck area and cockpit. For example, a fighting chair would fit well on the back deck. Teak cockpit sole or non skid? You can choose.

    As she stands today, her build hours exceed 5,000 man hours. With an appropriate electronics, comparable builds finished to this level of craftsmanship would price out at over $700,000. Her buyer will enjoy savings of @$200,000 and avoid the normal two year wait.

    Private viewings, by appointment available.

    Current "in build" photos to follow.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 13 ft 6 inMax Draft 4 ft 
Engine Make VolvoEngine Model D9 
Length at Waterline 36 ft 10 inLength Overall 38 ft 
Number of Engines 1    

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Sunnybrook Yachts

2625 Joseph Howe Drive
B3L 4G4

Fax:  902 275 2444


Displacement: 20,000


Total Power: 500
Cruising Speed: 24
Max Speed: 30(estimated)


Fuel: 300US
Fresh Water: 300US
Holding: 52US


Claret fiberglass hull; outer two layers of vinylester; lifting strakes; Nida Core stringers, bulkheads and floors; balsa cored decks & cabinhouse; "Monocoque" construction; s/s bow rail; transom door; full keel w/attached rudder(s/s 316 0.5" plate w/2" Aq22 shaft); Lewmar 6.75hp bow thruster; decks, cockpit & house finsihed in off white Awlgrip.


Island Queen Forward w/Custom 9" Mattress; Herreshoff interior finish including Mahogany Trim, Hull Ceilings & Doors; white painted panelling; Teak & Holly Sole; His & Hers Hanging Lockers.
Head Compartment to Starboard w/Vacuflush toilet and Separate Shower Stall.
Opposite to Port is U shaped galley w/Upper/Lower Cabinets; Electric Stove/Oven; Isotherm Fridge; Microwave; Copper Sink w/HCPW; Spectra Water Maker w/automatic backwash.
Up to Deckhouse with Helm to Starboard w/Single Bristol Newport Helm Seat; Sliding Doors P&S; Bristol Helm Double Mates Seat to port; next aft to port is a raised (convertible)Dinette; opposite is a Sofa Length Settee. Stainless Steel Opening Ports & Hatches(w/screens). Teak & Holly cabin sole complimented w/blue & tan fabrics; 300gal FW , 52gal grey & 52gal blackwater tanks.

Engine & Electrical

Volvo D9 500hp; ZERO HOURS/FULL WARRANTY STARTS AT PURCHASE; 2.25" Evolution Shaft; line cutters; no prop; [Volvo suggest@1400 rpm it burns 5 US gph; at 2200rpm it would burn 15 US gph] trolling valve; Sound-down insulation; Twin cylinder push/pull Billings & Cole hydraulic steering; twin disc 5075 transmission w/electric shift; underwater exhaust & transom exhaust; twin Racor filters; 2 x150gal fuel tanks; Fireboy system. Electrical system is 12v/110v; supplied by 5Kw Onan generator in sound proof box; 6 AGM Energy 1 8D batteries; 2000W Invertor; LED lighting.


Bilge pumps, 2x 3800gph, 1x 500gph; wired for windlass; dual horns; flag pole; bilgebuster; Accu-aire.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Custom Contact Information

Please contact Jim Snair at 902 456 0881 or for additional information. Thanks.

Sunnybrook Yachts will look after all your purchase requirements from pre-purchase surveys through to financing and insurance as you direct - contact us at 1 866 590 9210 and let us make the boat buying experience a great memory.