2003 Pearson True North 38

  • 38 ft
  • Motor Yacht
  • San Diego, CA, US

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This amazingly beautiful boat is a must see. "17 NORTH" hull is finished in stunning Stars & Strips Blue and turns heads every where she goes, The True North 38 is  a fast sensible family express cruiser inspired by the New England lobster boat. The 38 profile features a powerful vertical stem, graceful shear and signature -  reverse transom. Powered by a single Yanmar 440, the boat comfortably cruises up to 24 knots with an average speed of 18 knots depending on sea conditions.
Designed around the idea that every corner of the boat should have "good" elbow room, the 38' represents a well thought out interior. The forward section of the boat includes a comfortable roomy forward cabin with vee berth and filler, head and shower with complete privacy below provided by three step companion way and sliding lexan door.
The main salon consists of a large galley to starboard with a stainless steel Frigoboat refrigerator, double stainless sink, three burner propane stove, microwave, storage locker for pots and pans with ample storage for silverware and utensils. To port, there is a comfortable convertible dinette that makes up into "full" size berth when the table is lowered and the seats are slide out. 
Moving aft outside into a large cockpit that features twin swing open transom doors, access to the fore deck is provided by extra wide side decks. The engine room is accessed through a large hydraulic or manual lifted hatch in the center of the main cabin. Access to the fuel tanks and muffler system is through a center cockpit hatch or the entire cockpit floor can be unbolted and raised for complete access to all areas below.
Standard Construction: TPI / Pearson Scrimp infused hull and deck construction method.


Basic Information

True North 38
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
17 North
Boat Type:
Motor Yacht
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

38 ft - 11.58 meter
38 ft 6 in - 11.73 meter
13 ft 6 in - 4.11 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 6 in - 1.07 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
240 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:



Engine (SINGLE)

Total Power: 440HP
6 Cylinder
4 Stroke
Direct Injection, Turbocharged
Vertical, Watercooled Diesel Engine

Engine Hours: 716
New Tach Installed shows 59 hours old tach is on Boat with previous hours and Hours 
documented in Ship Log

Performance Specs: 2500 RPM = 16.5 Knots
Top Speed - 24 knots

18 Knots Cruise =  2.5 MPG
Estimated Fuel Cost for 100 mile Trip = $160.00
(based on 11-10-14 fuel cost of $4.00 per gal)
Range @18 Knots Cruise = 495 NM

Fuel Capacity = 220 US Gal Split between 2 tanks

8/2012 All fuel removed and polished - Tanks/Lines/Filters all Cleaned at this time as well and Fuel Additive/Stabilizer added, with tank cleaning tanks should not need this again for 10 years.


Stepping through the aft canvas issenglas enclosure and you will find the Galley located to your imediate right where you have a double SS sink, Microwave oven and a 3 burner stove top. To Port you will find the settee with dining table - the table lowers with the push of a button and the 2 seats and seat back slide out towards the middle of the vessel to make up into a double berth. The helm is located to starboard and a double companion seat to port, slide the lockable plexiglas companionway hatch open and take 2 steps down and you will be standing next to the hanging locker and drawers for the fwd V berth, directly to starboard you will find the head and large shower area, and forward of this is the V berth.  

L-shaped molded polystone countertop in Grey
Three burner propane stove top
Hot and Cold pressure water faucet
Drawers and storage lockers
Microwave (built-in)
Frigiboat S.S. refrigerator
SS double sink

Salon table lower this then converts to a double berth.

Molded sink and vanity
Grohe chrome showerhead/sink faucet
Vanity cabinet located outboard of sink and toilet
12 volt electric shower sump pump with strainer and switch
Built in clothes hamper
Shower seat

Extra large v-berth mounted forward in cabin. Berth has built in storage space with hinged locker.
Port Hanging locker with bank of drawers


Two 50- gallon polyethylene water tanks located below cockpit sole
12V water pressure pump for domestic use
12V pressure pum for saltwater washdown at cockpit and anchor
12V freshwater pump in cockpit
12 gal. S.S. hot water heater with heat exchangerto engine and 110V power
Two 2,000 GPH 12V bilge pumps (engine room and cabin)
Parmax 4 self priming 190 GPH (aft)
Sealand HTS w/ electric Tank Master 4, pump out tank sensors and household style vacu-flush head
Marlon on seacocks below waterline
Bronze thru hulls in boot stripe


440 Yanmar Diesel Engine
Two 120 gal. aluminum fuel tanks located under cockpit
Single lever S/T throttle for engine
Hydraulic stearing
Cast bronze rudder with S.S. shaft and key to accept bronze tiller arm
Bow thruster - SidePower SP75T twin blade electric
Espar interior heater
Aqua drive anti vibration drive system
Air conditioning system 16K btu main salon, 7K btu V-berth
Fire supression kit with automatic engine shutdown
Fischer Panda mini 8kw generator  SERVICED 12/2014


Raymarine C120|w GPS / Radar / and cabin top Radar Dome
Raymarine Ray53 DSC VHF w remote speaker
Raymarine ST60 Depth
Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot

Furuno FCV 585 Depth Echo Sounder / Water Temp

KVH SAT TV Antenna on cabin top (No TV on Boat)

Wired for stereo speakers in (No Speakers or Stereo on Boat)
- Main saloon
- Fwd Bulkhead in V Berth
- Cockpit


Fully bonded and grounded to meet ABYC standards
Three battery switch with engine -starting paralel ability
125V AC, 30amp shorepower system X2 inputs
Four 125V AC receptacles w/ GFI protection
One 125V AC watertight receptacle in engine room
Bulkhead mounted reading lights
Overhead halogen lights in salon
Low-level night lights to illuminate cabin sole
Low-level water proof cockpit lights to illuminate floor
115 AMP Balmar alternator with 612 regulator
BattMax battery combiner
Four AGM Glass Matt batteries, 2 house, one engine and one for windlass and thruster
Freedom 2500-12 Inverter/Charger
Spotlight w/ joystick control at helm


Central vacuum system

Cockpit courtesy lights under side cowling and clam shell transom doors
Cockpit Seats (2) Custom at aft end of main cabin
Cockpit Seats (2) movable with storage inside seat bottom
45lb CQR glavanized anchor

Aft Soft Enclosure with issenglas
Transom cover
Mesh window covers
Cockpit Bimini/ Sun Shade folds down aft
Flag Pole and American Flag 

  • NEW AS OF 2014
  • Bottom Paint (Intersleek Silicone Bottom Paint)
  • Zincs
  • Hull Polished
  • Topsides Polished and detailed
  • Mesh front window cover
  • Engine and Genset Serviced filters and fluids changed

Hull Painted Stars & Stripes Blue in 2012 - it looks fantastic

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(4858146)