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Nordlund 38 Sedan Trawler

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Boat REF# 116503
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1966
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 175hp, Detroit 4-71 (1966)
Lying Island County - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Edwin Monk
Builder Nordlund
Lying Island County - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,045.4 ltr (450.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 204.5 ltr (45.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10


Engine 1 x Diesel 175hp
Engine make and model Detroit 4-71 (1966)
Engine Hours engine1:   747
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.2 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

The electrical system has been upgraded with very neatly arranged wiring. Two large-capacity 24 volt batteries and one twelve volt. An inverter supplies 110 AC.

The engine is low hours following an in-frame rebuild. It starts immediately without white smoke and runs well.

The fuel system has been redone with all components laid out in a very professional fashion and easily accessible using 3 Racor 500 filters.


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Airdraft 3.66m (12'0")
Displacement 15,873kg (35,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This is a well-built and apparently sound wood hull by a Tacoma Washington builder well known for sturdy fishing vessels. It appears to be in very good condition with good maintenance and useful improvements by the current owner who is a licensed captain and instructor at a captain's licence school. The hull was built with yellow cedar and the fames are 1 & 1/2 x 2" on 10" centers.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

The main accomodations are in the large single bow compartment with wide V berths, a large closet, a desk and a head with wash basin. The bench seating in the main saloon can be used as an additional double berth. A three burner stove with an AC/DC refrigerator and a double basin sink just like home. There is even a vent over the stove. The cabin is comfortably heated by a Force 10 propane unit.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Computer tick
Echo sounder tick

The navigation instruments include recent model radar/plotter and sounder as well as a Nobeltec laptop-based charting system. The radio is a West Marine VHF. The Raytheon depth finder, along with the Garmin Chart GPSmap unit is very handy for those long trips.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick

Electric Plath windlass
2 anchors
60.96m (200'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of warp
Hilaker 12' dinghy (1988)
(Hard Dinghy)
This boat features a large hard-covered cockpit with a solid deck above and a door through the transom to the swim step for boarding. Ample side decks on both sides of the house with steps up to the foredeck provide easy access to the foredeck. Doors on each side of the main saloon open out to the side decks.

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is an outstanding example of a classic Ed Monk design Northwest cruising boat. It is well built by a Tacoma boat yard known for sturdy fishing vessels, and appears to be in excellent condition, supported by a recent survey, with several systems upgrades by the experienced current owner. The design is very beamy for good stability with a roomy and open interior and a very large, covered cockpit. There is also a very large upper deck area with flying bridge controls and a 12' dinghy on standard davits with electric winch. The radar mast can be lowered for increased airdraft. The boat was completely rewired in 2006 with 12v, 24v, and 110v systems. It was hauled out and the bottom painted in 2009. The radar is a Raymarine 2kva and the auto pilot can be operated form the bridge as well as the helm.

The single diesel engine provides economical cruising. The current owner has made useful upgrades to the electrical and fuel systems resulting in very professional and easily maintained installations.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nordlund 38 Sedan Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk Nansen/Gary Lazarus of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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