Description: Northshore 38 EXCELLENT CONDITION, MANY UPGRADES!
Designed by the legendary Hank Kaufman, the Northshore 38 has remained one of the most successful cruiser/racers to be built in Australia. With their spacious interiors, impressive turn of speed, and true versatility, they are regularly seen both racing and cruising around Australia with great success. The virtues of the design resulted in it receiving the prestigious "Yacht of the Year Award" in 1986. This vessel is an excellent example of the design, and one of the best that we have come across! The previous owner enjoyed the vessel for 30 years, and cruised extensively including to QLD and back, and multiple trips to Port Davey on Tasmania's rugged South West. The vessel was also raced successfully and has been regularly on the podium for both twilight and IRC racing. Under their long term ownership the vessel also benefited from extensive upgrades including NEW IN 2017 VOLVO 29HP DIESEL ENGINE WITH ONLY 435 HRS ON THE CLOCK, NEW IN 2018 DYFORM STANDING RIGGING, IN 2006 A SUGAR SCOOP WAS ADDED FOR EASY BOARDING, NEW B&G CHARTPLOTTER ON THE STEERING PEDESTAL, AND AN EXTENSIVE SAIL INVENTORY FOR RACING AND CRUISING! The current owner has continued to enjoy and improve the vessel with a NEW 2023 SPRAY DODGER AND BOOM BAG, NEW 2023 ENGINE BATTERY, NEW 2023 MICROWAVE, NEW 2023 ELECTRIC BILGE PUMP WITH HIGH WATER ALARM, AND HAS HAD THE 12V SYSTEM FULL REWIRED INCLUDING ADDING A NEW 2023 VICTRON BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DC TO DC CHARGER, AND INVERTER. This vessel also has a claim to fame, and featured in the movie Lion (2017 with Nicole Kidman and David Wenham filmed onboard)! Presented in excellent condition throughout, with all the major systems upgraded and improved, this vessel is ready for a Summer of sailing! Whether you want to cruise, race, or use the vessel as the ultimate waterfront apartment, it can do it all with style, safety, and comfort!
Stepping inside, the quality timber trims and clean white finishes create a light and airy ambience. The timber work and upholstery are in good condition throughout, and the quality of the original build of the vessel is immediately evident. To port is a generous timber dinette with seating for 6 in comfort. The accommodation is ideal for cruising with family and friends, and features a private double berth forward, and single quarter berth aft to starboard. The dinette also converts to a double berth, and there are two additional bunk settee berths available when extra accommodation is required. The well appointed galley is to port and features a large top loading fridge, 3 burner gas stove with oven, microwave, and excellent storage. Opposite is the traditional chart table which is sure to please even the most discerning sailor. The package is complete with private bathroom with toilet, shower, and vanity.
On deck, the the cockpit is very well set up for short handed sailing. The chart plotter and autopilot are easily accessed from the wheel, and with the furling headsail, mainsail in a boom bag with lazy jacks, and all lines lead back to the cockpit, sailing is a breeze even single handed. The cockpit is a great space to relax in your favourite anchorage and is adorned with a full set of quality cushions.
This vessel is powered by a well maintained NEW
HP Volvo Diesel engine with only 435hrs on the clock! This provides easy cruising at 6 to 7 knots, and there is excellent access for hassle free servicing.
Superbly maintained and upgraded, this is a vessel that is sure to impress. Presenting in excellent condition throughout, it is ready to be enjoyed. An inspection is highly recommended. For more information please call Jo Breen on
or John Radonic on
Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Family, Cruising, Racing
Northshore Yachts NSW
38' - 11.58m
Keel / Ballast
NEW in 2017 Volvo D1-30 29HP Diesel Engine
6 to 7 knots
NEW 2017 Volvo Saildrive
Excellent accommodation for cruising with family and friends! Forward is a private cabin with generous double V-berth, aft is a large single pilot berth to starboard. The dinette can lower to create a double, and the starboard settee coverts to two single bunk berths when additional accommodation is required.
Well appointed galley with 3 burner stove with oven, microwave, large fridge, pressurised water, and excellent storage.
Large Ozefridge (12V and 240V)
Smev 3 burner gas stove with oven and microwave
Yes (shower only)
H/C Shower in bathroom
Jabsco Manual Toilet
Sony stereo FM Radio/USB/with remote
NEW 2023 Spray Dodger
NEW 2023 Boom Bag
NEW 2023 Helm Cover
Fully battened deck and cockpit awning
Muir electric anchor winch with wireless remote
Plough anchor with 20m x Chain plus rope
NEW 2023 CO and Gas monitor
Life sling on pushpit
NEW 2023 Electric bilge pump with high water alarm, 2 X Manual Bilge Pumps
2 x Fire Extinguishers
12V System throughout - REDESIGNED AND RE-WIRED 2023
2 x 100AH House batteries
NEW 2023 100AH Engine start battery
NEW 2023 Victron Battery management system
NEW 2023 DC to DC Battery Charger
NEW 2023 Inverter
NEW 2023 Interior lights
B&G Vulcan 7 Chart Plotter
Raymarine EV100 Autopilot
The engine data is also networked to the B&G Chart Plotter
GME VHF Radio
Codan 8528S HF Radio
NEW 1995 Allyacht anodised aluminium mast
NEW 2018 Dyform Standing Rigging
NEW 2007 Furlex 200s Headsail Furler
Selden single-line reefing
Spectra Spinnaker Sheets/braces
2 x Barlow Primary Winches
2 x. Andersen self tailing secondary winches
2 x barlow cabin top winches
NEW in 2006 Sugar Scoop added with boarding ladder
Ultrasonic antifoul system (allowing for less frequent antifouling)
Lead "SHOE" fitted to the keel as an extension per the original design to provide improved stiffness/stabilty and ulitimately sailing performance