YANKEE SPIRIT is a 36'/38' Northern Bay Hardtop
Cruiser custom finished in 1999 to the highest standards by J.S.
Sharpe Boatworks in Brunswick, ME. This is one of the finest examples
of a 36' Hardtop Downeast Cruiser this office has seen. She was
designed and conceived by knowledgeable sailors who wanted to make the
switch to a handsome power cruiser. After a long search visiting all
the "Downeast" builders, they settled on Joe Sharpe who was
known for his honest, quality work and ability to deliver exactly what
the customer desires.
Both builder and original owners designed the ideal, two person
layout with all solid cherry, raised paneled interior, teak and holly
sole, roomy queen berth forward, a down galley which still allows the
cook to feel a part of the salon action, and an extended wheelhouse
which includes comfortable seating port and starboard for the helmsman
and companion, a side door for easy side deck access, and an L-shaped
settee to port which converts to a double and single settee to
The vessel is powered with a 430 hp Volvo TAMD 73P diesel with Twin
Disc 2:1 reduction gear. She turns a 5 bladed prop and easily cruises
at 14 knots with a maximum speed of 16-17 knots. Her engine hours are
approximately 1066 hours as reported on engine hour meter. Her engine
room is very well insulated with the most complete Sounddown package
including Sounddown's coupler disc for no-vibration running. Extras
include a Wesmar Bow thruster, a new awlgripped Dark Green hull in
2001 when the hull was extended 2' more to aft end of swim platform.
She has a comfortable cockpit with a built-in transom seat, a transom
door, cetoled exterior teak, a 1 1/4" S/S safety rail from
cockpit to bow, 2 zone air conditioning and heat, 6 kw Northern Lights
generator in soundshield, a 2500 watt Heart inverter, and much more.
Her sliding doors and windows were built in England by Trend Marine
and are the finest quality windows we have seen. Her owners have been
caught in 6´- 8´ seas and 30-40 knot winds and reported that YANKEE
SPIRIT provided a very comfortable ride despite the weather
conditions. With the additional 2´ added to her hull, she tends to
handle very well, run smooth and a little flatter. Please call today
for a personal inspection on this unique, exceptional vessel.