September 14, 2015

Project: Zurn 38

Massachusetts based Zurn Yachts announces construction of the Doug Zurn designed 38 foot twin water-jet boat. Boat production is already underway at New England Boatworks, a top tier builder with a history of successful collaborations with Doug Zurn and his team. This 38-foot pleasure yacht is the ultimate adaptation of the iconic New England lobster boat design, with sleek lines, low-profile open pilot house, spacious cockpit, and inherently stable hull form. The Zurn 38 is conceived for fishing and diving, and to get you there quickly. The Ultra Jet drives are powered by twin Volvo 435hp diesel engines delivering a 40 knot top speed with a choice of wheel or joystick steering. She will comfortably cruise at 36 knots. The hull and deck are built with an epoxy resin infused, cored composite construction, for a light-weight and strong structure. Careful design of the hard-chine, moderate-Vee planning hull optimizes shape efficiency and ride stability. Assisting the smooth ride is Seakeepers new 3DC battery powered gyro-stabilizer, which delivers unprecedented stability while at anchor diving or trolling for trophy fish.  For maximum vantage point in tight maneuvering, a removable, remote steering station can be mounted on the pilot house hard-top. The mast-like station provides a sturdy, buckle-in, ergonomically designed leaning post with yolk-arms that accommodate the water jet joystick and throttle controls. The interior of the Zurn 38 will offer accommodation for two in an island double berth forward.  A shower head, and a galley opposite to starboard complete the lower deck layout.