Lowell 38 emerges

tashmoo2

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There are some nice pictures of the new Lowell 38 on their site.

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That is a sharp looking boat, I would love to go for a ride on that baby.
Do you have any more details, engine and HP?
 

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I thought she was supposed to have an 800HP MAN.....or was that a different hull....

I hope for the owners sake it does not have a 800 MAN. The 1000hr service is about 18 grand.
 

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Carbon Fiber/S-glass Cabin Top too. Weights down real low on that boat, i got an idea shes gonna go good. I wish there was some pictures of the engine room finished off..it looked sick
 

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Who in their right mind would buy an engine that costs all that cash for a service after 1000 hours?
 

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Thanks for posting the picture, that's a great looking boat. It would be interesting to see how it performs. Some youtube videos of it in the water running would be nice.
 

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Jamie rattled some projected numbers off to me last I saw him, can't remember what they were. For some reason I think there was a big cat lined up to get dropped in but something changed...
 

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I just saw all the videos on YouTube and came here to post a link, guess you beat me by a few weeks! Great looking boat.
 

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Great looking boat guys. Is this a new design? Does she share any of the design dimensions from her wooden cousins i.e. Sea Scribe/Whistler? I'm assuming she has more beam than Carroll's wooden 38's?
 

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The new 38 Lowell is a very impressive boat, those videos of it in the water were great. It should be at the top of anyone's list looking for a new 38' boat.
 

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Design details

The new Lowell 38 is 38' 9" x 13' 1"; Carroll's Sea Scribe design is 37' 9" x 12'. (The Lowell 43 is 42' 11" x 15') Thorobred has more beam for her length but not a whole lot. Another of Dad's wood designs that we compare with is Sara Bev, which is 38' 4" x 12' 6".

Our design goal was to offer a fiberglass boat in the mid/upper-30s size range that would be a hardy work boat, fuel efficient, easy handling, beautiful underway and beautiful when sitting at the dock or mooring. We also had some ideas for the wetted surface that we wanted to try, to punch up the speed and ease of handling.

We think the new 38 is somewhat more nimble and a bit prettier at rest than the 43, while still having the same hardiness and working capability. The 43 is also very easy-handling but is just larger. It's hard to compare without making one boat sound worse than another, but of course we think both are excellent boats.

At the risk of blatantly promoting ourselves, I will say that the owner, the surveyor, and local fishermen who have driven the boat have all been quite amazed at how easily she handles and the ultra smooth ride in all kinds of conditions.
 
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