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Nordlund 38 Sedan Trawler

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Boat REF# 152325
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1966
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 175hp, Detroit 4-71 (1966)
Lying Oak Harbor, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Edwin Monk
Builder Norlund
Lying Oak Harbor, WA USA - 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:   800
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 engine is a four cylinder GM Detroit Diesel - Model 4.71. It was built in 1966 but was overhauled in 1985 (hours shown are subsequent to overhaul) and is in good running condition. The engine is keel-cooled. The transmission is a Twin Disc MG506 gear. The engine includes both high exhaust temperature alarm and low oil pressure alarm.

Most of the electrical wiring has been replaced within the last four years.

Cabin heat is a Force 10 propane with dedicated supply line from the propane locker.

A fuel transfer and polishing system with three Racor filters is included.

The battery system includes ten (10) 6 volt batteries, one bank of two for the 12 volt system and two banks of four for the 24 volt system.


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 Nordlund 38 is a carvel planked wood boat built by the well-regarded Tacoma builder. The hull has a nearly plum stem, bluff bow, rounded forefoot, long straight keel, broad transom and extended mahogany swimstep. An interesting feature in the run is the concave section over the propeller.

The deck is in three levels, low aft and side decks around the house and a boat deck over the house extending to the sheer and transom. To port in the transom is a door between the swimstep and aft deck. The aft deck is sheltered by the boat deck and enclosed with canvas and isinglass curtains. Forward on both sides are openings to the side decks. On the back of the house to port is a ladder up through the boat deck to access the flybridge controls.

There are davits and chocks on the aft starboard side of the boat deck but there is no dinghy.

Extensive work was done on the planking by the former owner. The hull was refastened and two additinoal stainless steel screws were added per plank, each frame.


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

The forward cabin has a V-berth with storage in lockers and drawers below as well as above and outboard of the berth. Aft to starboard is a hanging locker and inboard a vanity. The forward head is aft to port with steps to the main cabin inboard.

The lower helm is forward on the starboard side of the main cabin. Outboard on both sides are doors to the side decks. The galley is along the port side.

Both the aft door to the rear deck and the door to the forward stateroom have leaded glass windows.

Additional shelves have been added over the galley and over the windows on the starboard side.

The furniture items shown in the attached pictures are not included.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

The navigation instruments include radar/plotter and sounder as well as a Nobeltec laptop-based charting system. There are 2 VHF's -- one at the lower station and another at the upper station.

There is a Robertson AP 1000 with an F200 remote on the flybridge. The compass is a 4' Danforth Constellation.

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
The anchor windlass is a Plath 24 volt DC unit with 250' of 5/16' chain and another 250' of 3/4" rode.

The double steel davits have 12 volt winches with 1/4" Amsteel rigging.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Nordlund 38 Sedan Trawler is an outstanding example of a classic Northwest cruising boat designed by Ed Monk. This is a well-kept wooden boat and is a very comfortable live aboard. The current owner and previous owners have performed many upgrades and have provided attentive maintenance.

The most recent survey (July 2009) offers a very clear report of work completed and present condition.

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 Roger Drill 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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