True Blue is one of only two Flybridge models of the very popular, high quality, Pearson True North 38 express cruiser. Known for their functional versatility, the True North 38's are among the prettiest and best riding designs to be built in the New England workboat genre.
Customized to a high degree, True Blue has important and expensive upgrades including a wonderful flybridge, hull extension off the transom, moveable seating in the cockpit, and a modified seating plan in the cabin. All of these unique features add to unbeatable socializing and fun on the water.
No expenses were spared in her construction. Equipment includes, bow thruster, electric anchor windlass, generator, dual reverse cycle air/heat systems, Ultraleather upholstery, custom storage lockers, inverter, Vacuflush toilet system, TV, refrigeration, microwave oven, Zodiac liferaft in a cannister, and more. Also included is a full electronics package with Raymarine E 120 color chartplotter/ gps/ radar, autopilot, depth, VHF radio, and stereo with ipod dock. Much of the electronics are duplicated on the flybridge.
If superior performance in a great looking boat built to high quality standards is what you are looking for and if you want a boat to stand out in any harbor, call me today for a chance to view this special listing.
Mark Edwards, CPYB With over 48 years sailing, 30 years in manufacturing fine sail and power boats, and 15 years representing clients in the purchase and sale of quality boats, I look forward to putting my experience to work for you.
BELOW DECKS is a large vee berth with insert cushion with Navy Sunbrella and white piping. A curved varnished teak bulkhead, varnished teak hull ceiling strips, and teak drawer and locker faces add a nice touch of wood below. To starboard is a head with shower finished in Ecru color polystone. To port are drawers and a hanging locker. A Bomar hatch over the berth has an Oceanair shade/screen combination installed.
Up three steps, through two smoked acrylic sliding doors, the PILOTHOUSE area is exceptionally large for a boat of this size and includes a helm station to starboard with double bench and custom storage under. A full size galley runs aft. To port there is a double companion bench with reversing backrest and aft to port is a convertible, custom U-shaped dinette with benches that extend out to sit six for dinner and which becomes a double berth quickly. A dinette table is varnished teak and lowers electrically. The pilothouse and the fwd cabin are served by dual Reverse Cycle Air/Heat systems. The Pilothouse is beautifully finished in Herreshoff fashoin with white Formica cabin sides, varnished teak moldings, teak decking with black Thiocol strips, and gorgeous Promessa Ultraleather Atlantic color for the seating upholstery.
The GALLEY is up in the pilothouse and includes a tow burner Kenyon electric cooktop with counter cover, stainless steel Frigiboat under counter refrigerator and freezer, Avanti microwave oven, and double-basin, polished, stainless steel sink plus lots of storage.
The very large COCKPIT is aft of the bridgedeck area. The cockpit is ideal for entertaining and fun on the water. Open both reverse transom and pull your dinghy into the cockpit or simply enjoy your porch on the water. Custom optional cockpit seats move to form side benches or a full forward facing wrap-around and two removable tables set up easily to sit eight for dinner al fresco or slide out of the way. .
The FLYBRIDGE option on this design adds another large and comfortable space for entertaining with helm and bench seating for 4-5 people. Fully redundant electronics make this a great place to drive on a nice day. The double bench helm seat and L-shaped settee to port are upholstered in Navy Sunbrella. An Igloo cooler is mounted here as is a Zodiac liferaft in a fiberglass cannister..
Numerous drawers, lockers, and bins provide ample storage. Four opening ports, four deck hatches, an opening center windshield, and sliding side windows with screens allow wonderful air flow throughout. Lighting is with halogen lamps controlled by dimmers. There are also reading lights up and down, a reading light by the helm, and a light switch just inside the cockpit provides light in the galley even when all the lights are off. Low level courtesy lights are installed inside and direct and indirect lights around the cockpit give the boat a wonderful ambiance.
Two Reverse cycle air conditioning / heat systems
Jensen TV folds down from overhead in main salon
Teak decking in cabins
Helm Console Equipment:
Raymarine E 120 color GPS / Chartplotter
Raymarine ST 6002 Smart Pilot autopilot
Raymarine ST 60+ Depth
Standard Horizon Quest GX 1500S VHF radio
Ritchie Powerdamp compass
Jensen Stereo / CD player
Ipod docking station on bulkhead in fwd cabin next to stereo
Yanmar i5601E digital engine display
Analog gauges for engine temp, oil pressure, rpm's, fuel tanks, and rudder angle
Side Power bow thruser Joy Stick control
ACR remote control for search light
Flybridge Helm Control electronics and controls:
Raymarine E 120 color GPS / Chartplotter
Raymarine ST 40 Depth
Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot autopilot
Standard Horizon RAM+ Mic
Ritchie Powerdamp compass
ACR search light control
Side Power Bow thruster control
Jensen stereo remote control
120 volt AC system installed with dual 30 amp shorepower includes custom breaker panel with AC and DC volt and amp meters. Receptacles are GFI protected. 12volt DC system includes three AGM batteries in two banks. Charging is through a high output engine alternator with Batt Max combiner or by 120 v combination Inverter/Battery charger from shore power. Fisher Panda mini 8kw generator will run dual 16,000 btu and 7,000 btu reverse cycle air conditioning/heat systems.
Fisher Panda mini 8kw generator
Dual 16,000 and 7,000 btu Reverse cycle AC/Heat systems
6 kw Sidepower twin blade Bow Thruster
Xantrex Freedom 2500-12 Inverter/Charger
3 - AGM batteries in two banks
Parallel switch for emergency engine start
Batt Max battery combiner
High output alternator with electronic regulator
ACR search light mounted on coach roof with control at helm
Cockpit flood light
Halogen reading lights bulkhead mounted
Halogen overhead lights on dimmers
Lo-level red nightlights
Lo-level white cockpit lights - direct and indirect
3 Polycarbonate caged lights in engine room
Dual trumpet horns
Three windshield wipers with washer system
Boat is bonded to ABYC specs
Plumbing includes a Sealand vacuum full size marine toilet system with Tankwatch monitor and Tankmaster Discharge pump controller. Three electric bilge pumps with high water alarm for engine room. Both fresh and salt water washdown systems with spigots in the cockpit and salt water washdown also on foredeck for anchor wash. Hot/cold pressure water at shower, head sink, galley, and cockpit shower. 12gal stainless hot water tank heats from AC and engine heat exchanger.
Sealand HTS Vacu-flush toilet
Electric Tankmaster 4 tank level indicator
Holding tank overboard discharge macerator
Pressure hot and cold water
12 gal stainless hot water heater
12v pressure salt water washdown pump with spigots at anchor and cockpit
12v fresh water washdown spigot in cockpit
Hot and cold cockpit shower
Two 2,000 gph bilge pumps forward
One 1,250 gph bilge pump aft
High water alarm in engine room
Stainless steel through hulls in boot stripe
Yanmar 480 hp is the new vintage electronic diesel with digital and analog gauges. A Racor fuel filter with water sensor alarm, and large bronze/glass sea strainer are accessed easily through an electric operated hatch. Engine control is single lever electronic. Exhaust is discharged under water for a fume free ride when underway with bypass when idling. Shaft is coupled to an Aquadrive anti-vibration system. Engine room is well insulated for quiet running. Steering is hydraulic with power assist. 6kw BOW THRUSTER with joy stick control makes for easy handling around the docks.
Min 8kw Fisher Panda generator is installed in the engine room in a sound shield with a custom exhaust system that separates water and exhaust fumes for very quiet operation.
480 hp electronic Yanmar (330 hours !)
Racor fuel filter and water separator
Groco sea strainer
Under water exhaust
Dripless shaft seal
Aquadrive anti-vibration thrust bearing system
Protected prop in aperture over bronze skeg heel fitting
8kw Fisher Panda generator
Custom exhaust system for generator for quiet running
Reverso oil chaning pump to engine and generator
Sea Fire fire suppression with auto/engine shutdown
Hull and Deck
This boat is made by one of the most respected long-standing boat builders in New England. Pearson Composites (ex. TPI) is renown for quality fiberglass work dating back over 50 years and for introducing production SCRIMP system vacuum infusion laminating technology to the industry. Using vinylester resin and stitched glass fabrics and end grain balsa core, this laminate is built for long term structural integrity. Extended warranties remain in effect.
This hull design delivers a soft, stable ride with excellent tracking and a naturally low riding angle at any speed so your visibility from the helm is excellent even when you are moving slower. True North owners have said that this is the most comfortable boat underway they have ever owned. Ideally suited for a cruising couple, the large pilothouse, galley up arrangement, and extra large cockpit with double opening transom doors provides the ultimate platform for fun on the water. Wide side decks, an extended bow rail, and stainless steel grab rails make movement around the boat safe. The cockpit has the traditional reverse transom doors and the extended hull transom option is added. A telescoping swim ladder extends out from this extension. Cockpit seating with Navy Sunbrella cushions are customized and can be move around to create side benches or a full transom wrap-around.
Hull Awl Grip Flag Blue
Boot stripe Awl Grip white
Bottom paint: Red Petitt Trinidad
Deck is white with Buff non-skid
Custom stainless steel double bow anchor roller with second Skene chock roller
Extended bow rail option
Electric Muir Anchor windlass
Deck chain lock
Oversized deck hardware
Heavy duty full length rub rail with solid back stainless steel half round
4 Type I and 16 Type II adult lifejackts plus 4 Type II child lifejackts
Two 30 amp shore power cords
Two water hoses
Extended structural and blistering hull warranties still in effect
Broker comments and Disclaimer
True Blue is a wonderful and rare example of this modern workboat cruising classic. The flybridge retains the rugged good looks and unique profile while also delivering a great social area and fun place to drive from in nice weather. This original owner is looking to move up so save many thousands off the price of a new boat and call today for a chance to view this new offering. She is highly recommended.
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.