36 Northern Bay compared to 36 Jarvis Newman

charlesosgood

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For extended cruising, which is the better hull? Looking for comments on motion at sea, room for storage, design, quality, efficiency under power, etc.

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The NB is going to push easier and should have more room. Most cruising Newmans are older highly finished heavy boats. My guess is a well maintained Newman can be a very good value if you don't mind a 12-15knt cruise.
 

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Charles,Alot of the old Jarvis Newman boats were not built with high race type speeds in mind....most had small power by todays standards..having 3 to 1 ratio (length to width).they push along easy.....but it like comparing apples to oranges....Newman.... old design .......Northern bay ...new design
 

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FVSD and MDI45- thanks to both of you for your comments. The JN is a bit narrower so I guess that explains the volume advantage of the NB. The JN I'm looking at is in Md and was repowered with a Yanmar 370. Seems like a good match up. The NB I'm looking at only has a JD 6068 220hp, but the owner says it cruises at 12-14, which is OK with me- former sailer. The JN will probably have a 14-15 kt cruising speed. I wonder about which one will be more fuel efficient- I would think the NB. Looking at the NB again this weekend. Thanks again.
 

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I like the idea of sub 300 hp NB36, long range and no cavitation issues with high HP. Perfect for a former sailor
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t the JN a built down hull and the NB a skeg design?

I think for just cruising @ 15 of less I would opt for the JN. Plus Builtdown boats have more room underdeck. Lastly a good builtdown hull is the most neutral in all sea conditions.

Hard core fast running offshore fishing I would take the NB. Great fishing platform. Good in all seas at speed.
 
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In comparing the 2 boats you mention check the engine specs I am not an expert but I believe the JD may be more fuel efficient. The boat in Maryland looks nice, it has been on the market a while. Not sure what you are looking for but there is a jn 36 for sale at Pendleton yacht yard that looks real nice. 2 others if you are interested. 1 at classic boat shop. Fly bridge looks very nice and well maintained. Also Newman and Gray have a hull and a 350 yanmar package and will build to your specs. Pendleton, Classic Boat Shop, and Newman and Gray are all terrific shops. Good luck and happy hunting.
 
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