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Down East Boatworks Northern Bay 38 Lobsteryacht


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Sunnybrook Yachts

130 Marina Rd, Suite 202
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, B0J 1J0

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Make Down East Boatworks
Model Northern Bay 38 Lobsteryacht
Year 2014
Condition Used
Price US$595,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Power
Class Lobster
Length 38 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Chester, Nova Scotia
LOA 38 ft
Length at Water Line 36 ft 10 in
Beam 13 ft 6 in
Max Draft 4 ft
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model D9
Fuel Type Diesel
Designer CW Paine
Builder DownEast Boats Northern Bay


Most sailors dream of just such a boat...a boat like the Northern Bay 38. We have been tasked with selling a dream boat for a family who's interests have changed. Near new condition with low hrs on systems - commissioned and sea trialled in October 2014.

Down East Boatworks built the Northern Bay hull in Maine in mid 2008 and over the past six years she has been carefully thought out and expertly built; launched September 25th, 2014.

The systems have been commissioned 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 23knots.

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, solid teak 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 w/5 hrs at 7/16
  • 2000 Watt Invertor, 6 AGM 8D Batteries
  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Complete Galley w/Princess Electric Stove/Oven, Isotherm Fridge, Freezer, Microwave
  • Stainless Steel Opening Ports & Hatches
  • Head includes Vacuflush toilet
  • Diesel Cabin Heater

    Private viewings, by appointment available. Commissioning Survey available on request.

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Claret fiberglass hull; outer two layers of vinylester; lifting strakes; Nida Core stringers, bulkheads and floors; balsa cored decks & cabinhouse; solid teak cockpit flooring covering; "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; teak and stainless steel swim platform, bow anchor roller and chain locker.


Island Queen Forward w/Custom 9" Mattress; Herreshoff interior finish including Mahogany Trim, Hull Ceilings & Doors; white painted panelling; Solid Teak 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 and built in counter freezer; Microwave; portable induction stove top; Stainless steel 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)(new blinds not installed)(new front window and stern door external Sunbrella sun shades not installed). Solid teak cabin sole complimented w/blue & tan fabrics; 300gal FW , 52gal grey & 42gal blackwater tanks.

Engine & Electrical

Volvo D9 500hp; approx. 140hrs at 12/16; 2.25" Evolution Shaft; line cutters; 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%hrs at 7/16) in sound proof box; 6 AGM Energy 8D batteries; 2000W Invertor; LED lighting.


Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 w/AIS

Garmin 5012 Touchscreen Display with GPS antenna & Radome

Garmin GPSMap 521 

Garmin Autopilot

Interphase SE-200 Forward Scanning Sonar

Ritchie Compass

Electronics integrated via NEMA except 521 which is "stand alone".

Fusion stereo w/iPod dock, Fusion speakers, Insignia flatscreen TV on retractable mount.


Fuel: 300US
Fresh Water: 300US
Holding: grey water approx. 52US gallon & approx. 52US gallon blackwater tank 



Manson anchor with chain, second Fortress anchor with chain and rode; Electric Windlass, Bilge pumps, 2x 3800gph, 1x 500gph; dual horns; flag pole; bilgebuster; Accu-aire, dinghy davits, safety gear, dock lines and fenders, heavy wooden cradle, full manuals and operating info.


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.

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