David J. Smith Novi

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The current Commercial Fisheries News (December issue) has a classified, for sale for a 22' David J. Smith Novi. Smith builds traditional Novi's with plenty of tumblehome, a near plumb stem (not so much anymore) and a Cape Sable step in the shear. This particular boat has a west coast windshield and (and much as I dislike these in small boats) it works pretty well in Smith's designs.

Now that I think of it, I don't recall hearing of Smith's boats being mentioned in this forum. His website is: David J. Smith Boats - Boats
 

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Sold- 20' Eastporter (Rebuilt 2011) 22' Pearson Ensign
Good looking boats- similar to LeBlanc Boats from the photos. Specs look like you have your choice of wheelhouse configuration East Coast vs. West Coast.
 

22novicc

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david j smith

i have a 22 david j smith center console theres a few pics of it in a thread further down in the 14-24ft area. there is actually a pic of my boat on his website
 
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jojobee

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the last time I talked to David, he had some gov't project that had his boat building on hold. I think this was about a year ago.
 

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I' ve been taking a serious look at the boats and was wondering if anybody can give me some insight on these hulls and handling capabilities .
 

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I' ve been taking a serious look at the boats and was wondering if anybody can give me some insight on these hulls and handling capabilities .
That's my boat for sale.

We run 200 lobster traps off it near shore NH. It's very stout and very stable and, if I do say so myself, damn attractive. ;)
 

Helen L

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Nice to see another (former now I guess) Novi owner.

Novi, built like a duck, sits like a duck.
 

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Damn. I've had my eye on this boat for a while. I've been scrambling to get some money together to make an offer. This would be a perfect boat for me. Anyone comes cross something similar on the market, let me know. That is a good looking boat.....
 
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