Specifications

Name: True North 38
Length: 38'6"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 220 gals.
Model Years: 2002—2010
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 13'6"
Water Capacity: 100 gals.
Waste Capacity: 35 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Pearson True North 38 is one of those rare cases where beauty and practicality seem to merge in perfect harmony. Innovation is an overused term in the yachting industry, but it certainly applies to the True North. Her Downeast styling was unique when the 38 was introduced in 2002 and the twin doors built into the 38’s reverse transom can open wide enough to haul a dinghy into the cockpit for storage. A life raft, bikes, or kayak can lie atop the hardtop, and extra-wide side decks provide seating space along both sides of the cockpit. Built on high-tech hull with a deep forefoot and skeg-mounted rudder, the deck plan of the True North 38 includes a sliding seat arrangement at the dinette that expands seating from four to six people while also converting to a double berth at night. A “sleeping loft” for young children is located above the V-berths, and the galley is positioned aft in the semi-enclosed pilothouse where it’s convenient to the cockpit. Note that the pilothouse can be fully enclosed with an optional bulkhead and door. A bow thruster is standard. A single 480hp Yanmar diesel will cruise the True North 38 at 20 knots (24–26 knots top). Over 100 were reportedly built.