A rare find is this 2002 model Northshore 370 Sport. Now available exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.
OHANA translates to family and that's where this yacht can really shine. A family and social entertainer with 3 private cabins for accommodation, plus the huge added bonus of excellent performance under sail. It doesn't get much better than that.
The Northshore 370 is a Euro-style design by Scott Jutson that was hand-made, indeed tailor-made, by skilled shipwrights and craftsmen at the Northshore's NSW Central Coast factory. The fibreglass hull is fully hand-laid (no chopper gun) to a mid-tech spec - balsa and foam, in thicknesses varying from 12mm to 25mm, are sandwiched by vinylester-impregnated mat.
The keel is stainless steel with a lead bulb for stiffness, efficiency and longevity.
The entire running and standing rigging have been replaced in November 2021, along with all the winches which are Harkens.
Deck gear is spinlock jammers and turning blocks.
All Lewmar hatches have been replaced in 2022 and total 14 so there is plenty of airflow and natural light inside.
The mast is a Whalespar, keel stepped and superbly engineered. In other words, it is all world-class quality with not a cent to spend.
This was a significant boat for Northshore in more ways than one. Having rebuilt its name on the strength of its existing range of yachts, which date back to the '80s, it was a major step going for an all-new design.
Northshore's previous designer, Hank Kauffman, is now a horse breeder so Jutson was chosen. He delivered a modern yet moderate cruiser/racer hull form, one that's long on the waterline, reasonably beamy (3.72m), well-balanced and easily driven, while also having ample interior volume.
Displacement is 4750kg, of which 1450kg is lead ballast, and the keel draws 2.20m. Atop this is a relatively high but well-rounded coachroof that arches back into the coamings. The high coamings create excellent seating positions adjacent to the companionway, offering shelter and a comfortable backrest.
The cockpit is long and wide. Since both the traveller and primary winches are atop the cabin, the cockpit is devoid of ropes and interruptions. This means that at least eight people could sit for drinks, while it can be sailed solo or with minimal crew assistance. There is a huge amount of storage space beneath the cockpit floor for fenders etc. Gas bottles, fit neatly into lockers incorporated in the swim platform, with the lids doubling as seats. A rugged stainless steel bowroller leads to a large anchor locker containing an electric Muir windlass. The 2021 headsail furler has been replaced at the same time of rigging as were the life-lines.
Designer Jutson is tall so when you ask for full headroom, you get 6ft8in (two metres)! It creates a tremendous sense of spaciousness and airiness throughout the saloon, as well as enhancing access to the twin aft cabins and forward stateroom. In all three cabins you can stand and get dressed.
The use of handcrafted teak cabinetry, and with little in the way of fixed internal mouldings, the saloon layout is open and warm with new upholstery. An L-shaped galley to starboard, nav station to port, then parallel settees with a large drop leaf table between them.
The solitary shower/head enclosed compartment is forward of the bulkhead and there is a flush mounted, hot and cold transom shower for rinse off. A new Jabsco marine toilet was fitted November 2021.
L shaped galley is well laid out and has more than ample storage for what this yachts purpose is. A brand new gas oven and stove presents as unused with a current NSW gas certification 2021. A large 12v deep chest style refrigerator tackles plenty of food and drinks. Loads of bench space for the chef which is all ventilated by plenty of overhead opening hatches and portlights. Hot and cold pressurised water is at the sink, enclosed private head and transom shower.
The engine has recently been serviced and is a three-cylinder 30hp Yanmar diesel saildrive with folding prop, showing 320 hours on the meter. The engine resides inside a moulded cover, over which a three-step companionway ladder slots and is almost impossible to hear whilst running due to quality sound proofing. There's also a small locker, accessed by reaching through the top rung, perfect for winch handles, shackle keys and sunnies.
Improvements to the electricals are extensive and include new 200ah lithium battery bank with Victron monitors/BEP which gets charged by 2 new solar panels at 180 watts each, both neatly secured on top of a near new bimini over the helm, plus the alternator charges via the Yanmar engine.
Electronics are also brand new and are Garmin state of the art including a linear driven autopilot and touchscreen GPS plotter with charts and sonar. Garmin depth, wind, speed, VHF. Fusion sound plays the tunes to interior and cockpit dual zone areas plus is bluetooth compatible.
In current Jutson form, the 370 has a powerful high-aspect fractional rig with twin swept-back spreaders and adjustable backstay, negating the need for runners. The Tri Radial cut by Hood mainsail carries the bulk of working sail, 40sq m as opposed to 30.5sq m for the 107% headsail. Both sails are 2021 and present as new. The main is in a stack pack boom bag with lazy jacks, 2021.
In 5-10 knots of breeze the Northshore slipped along well, creating minimal disturbance along the hull sides and from the transom. The steering is fingertip light and positive. Parking her in a berth is child's play. The mark of a true sailing yacht is the ability to perform in light airs, and the Northshore 370E does very well in these conditions. My test sail in 8 knots of breeze was seeing 6 knots SOG. It's a powerful yacht that will be able to point high and maintain good overall speeds so a cruising enthusiast will see 200+ mile days regularly and the around the cans type sailors will simply have smiles on their faces.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase such a yacht that has been truly cared for over her years and with the recent upgrades, presents better than when purchased new.
Inspection will not disappoint.
For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email sales@dbyboatsales. Com. Au.
New South Wales
37' 0" - 11.28m
Keel / Ballast
Stainless steel keel with lead bulb
Yanmar 30hp 3 cylinder diesel saildrive
60 litre stainless steel
Large V berth stateroom forward, 2 double symmetrical cabins aft. 1 fully enclosed private head and shower.
L shaped galley to starboard, nice and airy, new gas cooking
12v large sized deep chest style
Brand new gas oven and stove, NSW certified.
Hot and cold pressurised plus transom swim platform shower
Fusion sound system 2021 with dual zone speakers, bluetooth compatible
2021 Highfield 280 roll up air floor with 2022 5hp Mercury 5HP 4 stroke outboard.
New 2022 bimini, stack pack for main and UV strip on genoa
Gal CQR with chain and warp.
Safety gear included
200 ah lithium batteries for house plus 1 x engine crank, charged by 360 watts of new solar and regulators.
2022 Garmin package including linear autopilot, touchscreen gps plotter, sounder and sonar. Wind, depth, speed, VHF, LED nav lighting
2021 Tri Radial cut Main and 107% genoa from Hood sails
Mast / Rigging
Whalespar aluminium mast and boom. All standing and running rigging replaced November 2021 along with lifelines.
Brand new Harken winches, spinlock clutches, boat hook, fenders, dock lines
Presents better than when purchased new and has extensive quality upgrades
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