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North Sea  Trawler 38 Tri-Cabin

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Boat REF# 122660
removed from sale
Length 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 1 x diesel 120hp, Lehman 120 (1979)
Lying Poulsbo - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer G M Chan
Builder ROCS Marine Ind. Corp.
Lying Poulsbo - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 954.6 ltr (210.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Lehman 120 (1979)
Engine Hours engine1:   5998
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.7 ltr (1.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.2 knots
Generator output 3.5KVA
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Four new 8D golf cart batteries comprise house bank, two group 31 start, one group 24 generator start, one Group 31 for windlass and bow thruster. Electrical system has three isolators, Pro-Sine 2000 watt inverter. Engine has 200 amp alternator all relatively new. Vetus bow thruster with controls at both helm stations.


Length 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Airdraft 6.10m (20'0")
Displacement 10,431kg (22,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Some of these vessels from North Sea are titled as 37s and some as 38s. USCG documentation on this one states 37 feet but it's brokerage listed as a 38 foot. Length should be confirmed by survey at time of sale. Traditional tri-cabin trawler styling with aft cabin and large flybridge area. Teak decks well maintained, teak cap rails well varnished. Hand layed up GRP with carvel lines and large rub rail. Owner reports all glass house and hull Sterling epoxy painted. Transom has teak swim platform all in very nice condition. Flybridge deck was rebuilt at some point with internal structural support added. Everything looks very nice and well-maintained.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Tri-cabin trawler with side companionway doors -- one at the helm and one aft port center cabin/salon. New upholstery in salon. Twin heads -- one with shower and one with tub. Galley has new never-been-used fridge and a new Force 10 three-burner stove plus microwave. There is a second smaller refigerator under the salon settee. The salon forms the center cabin along with the pilothouse. Aft is a large down master stateroom with vanities both sides and a walk around queen. Forward has a large V berth with storage, its own head and shower plus an ice maker mounted in the wall of the companionway. Flat screen TV, DVD, stereo with sub-woofer. Espar D5 furnace. Complete set of bug screens for all windows and doors.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Raytheon Pathfinder flat screen radar, Nobletec Nav system installed on computer integrated with GPS and autopilot with additional monitor and systems interface, West Marine VHF 500 DSC, Autohelm ST 6000 Dual station, Raytheon L365 Depth & Fishfinder on flybridge.

Deck Gear

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Electric Horizon Express windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(plow and danforth)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of rode
Windlass is electric up and down. Danforth anchor with chain and rode as spare with plow as main on windlass. Stainless sampson post. Butterfly-styled skylight hatch on foredeck opens on a rear-mounted hinge rather than the standard butterfly method. Decks are very well maintained and all hawspipes are bronze. There are also two separate fairly new canvas covers for the flybridge and foreward deck and windows. Owner reports there is a dingy and motor not offered for sale with the boat but could be negotiated as available upon purchase offer, style, size, condition unknown.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

There are several reasons why a 1979 trawler has significant appeal in today's market -- and the primary reason is that a boat of this size, equipped like this lovely example would cost more than $350,000 if purchased new today. This North Sea 38 Tri-Cabin Trawler is as nice a boat as you could hope to find in this price range. The owner has had a career in the marine industry and has constantly upgraded, maintained, restored, modernized and made this beautiful boat as comfortable and lovely as many new boats. I was most impressed with how new or new-appearing almost everything is, and the evident fastidious maintenance the boat has received. The 1.7 GPH (at 7 knots) fuel consumption is a huge plus with today's fuel costs and makes her a thrifty boat to operate. Easy to handle too, with her Vetus bow thruster! Overall this is a gorgeous boat with no apparent deferred maintenance. Just load your groceries and cast off the lines.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. Details subject to contract.

This North Sea Trawler 38 Tri-Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.