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NORTHERN BAY Downeast 40


2011 • 38' (11.58 m) • Cruiser
United States

$525,000 USD

The 38 Northern Bay is a new and improved design with performance gauged by a combination of Speed, Seaworthiness and Economy.


Vessel Information

Model: Downeast 40
Model Year: 2011
Type: MotorBoat
Category: Cruiser
Sub Category: Downeast
Condition: Used

LOA: 38' (11.58 m)
Beam Feet: 0' (0.00 m)
Draft Feet: 3' (1.17 m)
Engine Info: 503 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Caterpillar
Staterooms: 2

Location: Port Royal, S. Carolina United States
City: Port Royal
Country: United States


Hull, Deck & superstructure

HULL: Hand lay--up FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) exterior laminate with a balsa core. White gel coat finish with blue boot top.

There are no portlights in the hull.

STEM: Curved with moderate flair.

TRANSOM: Reinforced FRP slightly rounded with tumble home design. Transom door, starboard swim platform with stainless steel frame and ladder.

BULKHEADS/STRINGERS: Three (3) bulkheads and four (4) FRP encased stringers.

* BILGE/LIMBER HOLES: [C1] Bilges are generally dirty and limber holes are of adequate size and clear.

DECKS: Hand laid glass strand molded with Nautex coring material for stiffness and insulation.

HULL-TO-DECK JOINT: Visible from the forepeak, the joint was of the deck overlap type with screw stainless fasteners on estimated 10'' centers.

CHAIN LOCKER (DRAINAGE): Drainage through hull at bow. Serviceable

* DOCUMENTATION NO.: [C2] Documentation number was not properly displayed inside the vessel.

SUPERSTRUCTURE Superstructure consists of a lower forward cabin, a deck level main cabin, and a cockpit aft. Over the main

cabin is a 1/2 flying bridge to starboard.

DECK HATCHES/VENTILATION: Three (3) 20" x 20" Balmor hatches over the lower cabin and one above the helm station in the main cabin. Latch, hinges screens and guide rods are serviceable. Note: Hatches such as this one exceeding 270 square inches qualify as secondary emergency escape per ABYC Recommendation H-3.5.12WINDOWS/PORTS/DOORS: [B1] Six (6) Oval opening ports in approx. 14" x 5", stainless framed with tempered glass around the lower cabin, (3 each side). Main cabin has a 3 panel windshield, 4 large windows each side, and 3 window panels aft.

FLYBRIDGE: A welded stainless steel tower ladder on each forward corner of the cockpit leads to the fly bridge. The frame structure supports a helm station and two person white vinyl bench. The helm has a 18" stainless steel destroyer wheel, an engine instrument panel, along with engine controls and navigation electronics.

COCKPIT: A large sliding door leads from the main cabin aft to the cockpit. To port, against the main cabin bulkhead is an outdoor shower and a built-in Magma propane grill with propane locker underneath. To starboard is a cockpit helm station with storage locker beneath. The cockpit deck has hatches for two large fishboxes, a large refrigerated fishbox and an access hatch to the bilge and steering. Transom has a built-in 25 gallon gasoline tank to replenish the dinghy tank.

* DAVIT CRANE & WINCH: [B2] A 10 ft. aluminum white powder coated mast with 9 ft. boom is mounted atop the main cabin with a manual 2,000 lb. winch by Thern


: Entering the spacious main cabin from the cockpit through a large sliding door, the galley runs the entire port side. To starboard is a spacious settee, and further forward a fully instrumented helm station with large helm seat and sliding door to the weatherdeck. Further forward and 4 steps down is the lower cabin with queen sized berth to port and head to starboard, and finally a large v-berth. All internal bulkheads are gel-coated FRP and Nautex, and all cabin soles are teak and holly. Doors, cabinets doors, and drawers are nicely stained oak. All countertops are stone appearing composite, and all seating a beige colored soft vinyl.

Main Engine

YPE/MANUFACTURER/LOCATION: Single Catapillar 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with aftercooler. Model #:C9, SN: X9Y00432


THROTTLE CONTROLS: Morse mechanical lever/cable type to remote electric drive. Serviceable.

ENGINE MOUNTS AND BED: All solid mounting to stringers, with minimum corrosion on motor mounts.

EXHAUST SYSTEM: Custom riser to insulated 10" dia. exhaust leading aft and out of hull starboard of the centerline under

water. A portion is water cooled and diverted to a 3" hose then to a starboard exhaust fitting at the waterline.

LUBE TRANSFER: Lubrication transfer system by REVERSO, model OP-6. Not tested.

FUEL FILTERS: Remote mounted Dual Turbo 500 Series Racor filter/water separator and engine spin on/off type. Serviceable.

INSULATION: Covered foam sound deadening insulation was noted in engine room. Appears serviceable.

ENGINE ALARMS: Low oil pressure alarm and coolant over heat warning both visual and audible at helm station. Appears serviceable.

COOLING SYSTEM: Closed fresh water reservoir with heat exchanger and raw water cooled exhausts.

TRANSMISSION: Twin Disc MG-502 5A, Ratio 2:1 Serial #5KK473

PACKING GLAND: Dripless packing gland, in good condition.

PROPELLER SHAFT: 2- 1/4'' stainless steel. Serviceable.

OVERALL CONDITION: Engine room and machinery are clean and well maintained.


TYPE/MANUFACTURER: Northern Lights 9 KW 3 cylinder diesel generator, Model# PX-309K2, SN: K47330.


LOCATION: Inside full sound enclosure on centerline aft of engine in engine room.

INDICATED HOURS: 1454.2 hrs on meter.

DRIP PANS: None Sighted.

LUBRICATION: Oil level indication is normal. Engine mounted spin on/off canister type filters.

VENTILATION: Natural, flow ventilation provided by cabin vents.

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