Very efficient hull. Doesn't need a lot of hp to move quickly through the water. I have a 750 hp engine in one that does 26 knot cruise at 18 gph at 1870 rpm. WOT is 30+ knot. I have some other customers with less hp that cruise 21 knots at 500 Mhp w/ WOT of 26-27 knots. The hull is a little weight sensitive for speed, but they all are to some extent. I have found that they like diameter in the wheel for some reason? La Bella Vita is my favorite boat and it is a 38' NB. Jeff Eaton finished it off in Deer Isle Maine and he changed the position of the house, it is a realy pretty boat. Just my 2 cents FWIW.I am looking for info or thoughts on a 38 northern bay. I considering building one for tuna fish. I have a 35 duffy now.
Any Fish??We took Emme to Georges bank this past weekend. The boat ran great and she sits wonderful on anchor. We have been fishing her hard this year and we have not seem to find any flaws. The boat has a huge in the deck live-well that holds fish great and the tuna casket we have is 96" long and has to be at least 3.5' deep so she can hold a few large fish. The fuel capacity was great and her cruising speed are great.